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Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:13 AM

Obama campaigns in Vegas after ‘tough day’

Source: Washington Post

President Obama went through with a campaign appearance in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening and, after laboring to quiet an exuberant crowd, began his speech with a somber tribute to the four Americans killed Tuesday in Libya.

Obama, visibly weary and seeming to struggle to display the usual energy and sharpness of his campaign appearances, opened with a description of the “tough day that we’ve had today.” With a crowd of more than 8,000 at a Las Vegas convention center still screaming and cheering, Obama, wearing no jacket and his sleeves rolled up, held up his hands and paid tribute to the dead, who he said “were working to advance the interests and the values that we hold dear as Americans.”

“It’s a reminder that the freedoms we enjoy, sometimes even the freedoms we take for granted, they’re only sustained because there are people like those who were killed who are willing to stand up for those freedoms, who were willing to fight for those freedoms, in some cases to lay down their lives for those freedoms,” the president said. “So tonight, let’s think of them and thank them.”

Obama also reiterated his promise to “bring their killers to justice.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/obama-campaigns-in-vegas-after-tough-day/2012/09/12/5310f094-fd4a-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html

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Reply Obama campaigns in Vegas after ‘tough day’ (Original post)
alp227 Sep 2012 OP
gateley Sep 2012 #1
Cha Sep 2012 #4
speedoo Sep 2012 #8
Firebrand Gary Sep 2012 #9
SoapBox Sep 2012 #2
Cha Sep 2012 #3
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #5
freshwest Sep 2012 #6
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #7

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:15 AM

1. And I’d take the "bring killers to justice" very seriously.

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:18 AM

4. Yes, they're not

empty words.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:49 AM

8. I expect some of them will see justice by Nov. 6.

At least I hope so.

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Response to speedoo (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 03:29 AM

9. You know they are pissing themselves! They know this President does not fuc* around!

I'd bet they are half way to the Congo by now!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:15 AM

2. "With a crowd of more than 8,000..."

All I can say is

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:17 AM

3. Yes, they have had

a tough day.

"“It’s a reminder that the freedoms we enjoy, sometimes even the freedoms we take for granted, they’re only sustained because there are people like those who were killed who are willing to stand up for those freedoms, who were willing to fight for those freedoms, in some cases to lay down their lives for those freedoms,” the president said. “So tonight, let’s think of them and thank them.”

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:25 AM

5. I'm bone dead tired, my ass is dragg'n, and I'm not done yet for the day. Poor Mr. President.

Mental anguish is the worst kind of fatigue. Mr. President

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:54 AM

6. He was probably up last night or very early, wishing him some rest tonight.

And that those in this country like Romeny, Bryan Fischer and so many others fanning the flames of hatred will stop. They should conisder the good people who are dead, their families and the people in Libya now worrying about their survival because of the warmongers here in the USA..

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 02:04 AM

7. Yes.

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