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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:17 AM

President Obama: Thanksgiving a time to unite after ‘passionate’ election

Source: The Hill

President Obama urged Americans to remember “what ties us together” after a hard-fought election year, in his Thanksgiving Day address.

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“As a nation, we’ve just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy, and vital to our democracy. But it also required us to make choices – and sometimes those choices led us to focus on what sets us apart instead of what ties us together; on what candidate we support instead of what country we belong to,” said Obama.

“Thanksgiving is a chance to put it all in perspective – to remember that, despite our differences, we are, and always will be, Americans first and foremost,” he continued.

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“When our brothers and sisters are in need, we roll up our sleeves and get to work – not for the recognition or the reward, but because it’s the right thing to do,” said Obama. “Here in America, we rise or fall together, as one nation and one people. That’s something to be grateful for – today and every day.”



Read more: http://thehill.com/video/administration/269149-obama-thanksgiving-a-time-to-unite-after-passionate-election



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http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/22/weekly-address-wishing-american-people-happy-thanksgiving

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cal04 Nov 2012 OP
PuffedMica Nov 2012 #1
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #2
goclark Nov 2012 #3
freshwest Nov 2012 #4
reggaehead Nov 2012 #5
goclark Nov 2012 #12
Great Caesars Ghost Nov 2012 #6
Doctor_J Nov 2012 #7
Skittles Nov 2012 #8
Great Caesars Ghost Nov 2012 #9
AnotherMcIntosh Nov 2012 #10
union_maid Nov 2012 #11
Evasporque Nov 2012 #13
funkhowser1 Nov 2012 #14

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:48 AM

1. I've been waiting four years to kick the Republicans in the butt - now is the time

We won.
Our President was approved by the voters and it is now time to kick the Republicans to the curb and proceed to implement strong progressive policies.

Eliminate the Bush tax cuts
Single payer health care
Address climate change

Every time the obstructionist Republicans interfere with what has to be done, they need to be punished and marginalized.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:31 AM

2. We are Blessed with another four years .... Thank you Sir

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:57 AM

3. Blessed each day that

we have a president that Cares....Got Bless him and the USA!

God bless all the wonderful posters at DU!

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Response to goclark (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:07 AM

4. And thank you two, especially. Thinking of you this morning!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:34 AM

5. Don't forget

Our wonderful fist lady. We need her to continue the yeoman's job she has.

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Response to reggaehead (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:43 AM

12. YES She is the Best 1st lady ever...!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:35 AM

6. No no no no no no!!!

 

I will NOT get along with the right. Not ever. They are getting revenge on the people who voted for Obama, business firing employees because Obama was elected or the big wigs found out employees voted for him, etc. Mr. President, I love and respect you, but OH HELL NO!

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:49 AM

7. Hopefully this is just politicking

and tomorrow he lays out plans to undo 25 years of disastrous Republican policies.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:51 AM

8. sorry, I do not unite with rabid dogs

the logical, rational republican is practically extinct, because if you are logical and rational no WAY would you vote republican

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:54 AM

9. +1

 

But there is no such thing as a logical, rational republican.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:11 PM

10. Time to unite? Yes, if "we" have to keep the Washington Generals in the games.

 

"The Washington Generals are an American exhibition basketball team, best known for their spectacular losing streak in exhibition games against the Harlem Globetrotters.
...
The Generals provided deliberately ineffective opposition as a foil for the Globetrotters' comedy routines.
...
"From 1953 until 1995, the Generals played exhibitions against the Globetrotters, winning only six games, the last in 1971, and losing more than 13,000. It was as the New Jersey Reds that the Generals' last win came in a game against the Globetrotters. On January 5, 1971, the Globetrotters lost a game in Martin, Tennessee, in overtime to the Reds. It was Klotz himself who sank the winning basket for a 100-99 score that ended the Globetrotters' 2,499-game winning streak.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Generals

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:19 PM

11. Some really vile comments on The Hill

These people would be scary if they ever got away from their keepers.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:18 AM

13. After Walker says no more same day voter reg...

That is a tough sell in Wisconsin....we are still dealing with a all red state house...

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Response to Evasporque (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:12 AM

14. You wouldn't (well, maybe you would) believe the right wing hate ...

in response to Obama's holiday message on Roadrunner's homepage. I keep it as my homepage to access my RR email and the story has page after page of comments about how we're going to hell over his reelection and all the usual hard-right, tea-hadist crap. Same with the brief story about Michelle Obama, the girls, and Bo the dog, receiving the White House Christmas tree. It's been what, three weeks, and they just won't ease up. I was heart broken in 2000 and 2004, but I managed to cope and move on. Here our President is extending wishes for the holiday and our families, and they just can't shut up and be thankful for other things in their lives other than political differences.

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