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Fri Nov 7, 2014, 02:45 AM

FOR BOG MEMBERS ONLY: The President Holds a Press Conference After the Midterm Elections

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President Obama addresses the White House press corps after the 2014 midterm elections, November 5, 2014.

THIS IS THE BOG, IT IS A SAFE HAVEN GROUP CREATED BY THE ADMINISTRATORS OF DU. IT IS A PLACE FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT DEMOCRATS TO CELEBRATE THE 44TH POTUS, BARACK OBAMA, ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY, ACHIEVEMENTS AND POLICIES.

IT EXISTS FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT THIS PRESIDENT AND EACH OTHER. PLEASE CHECK THE PINNED THREAD FOR THE SOP (STATEMENT OF PURPOSE) OF THIS GROUP. THIS IS NOT A FORUM.

IF YOU CANNOT RESPECT OBAMA, DEMOCRATS, THE SPIRIT AND INTENT OF THIS GROUP, OR THE MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP, PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE.

THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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Reply FOR BOG MEMBERS ONLY: The President Holds a Press Conference After the Midterm Elections (Original post)
freshwest Nov 2014 OP
In_The_Wind Nov 2014 #1
NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #2
SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2014 #3
freshwest Nov 2014 #6
Cha Nov 2014 #4
freshwest Nov 2014 #7
Cha Nov 2014 #10
hopemountain Nov 2014 #24
freshwest Nov 2014 #28
lovemydog Nov 2014 #5
freshwest Nov 2014 #8
lovemydog Nov 2014 #9
freshwest Nov 2014 #11
lovemydog Nov 2014 #14
freshwest Nov 2014 #15
lovemydog Nov 2014 #16
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2014 #20
sheshe2 Nov 2014 #22
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2014 #23
freshwest Nov 2014 #26
sheshe2 Nov 2014 #21
Hekate Nov 2014 #12
freshwest Nov 2014 #13
BootinUp Nov 2014 #17
sheshe2 Nov 2014 #18
steve2470 Nov 2014 #19
freshwest Nov 2014 #27
hopemountain Nov 2014 #25

Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 02:55 AM

1. DU Rec

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:20 AM

3. I'm not ready to watch The Daily Show yet alone ....

... the press being rude to POTUS. I've heard highlighs and accounts here though. He is still my president and I'm so proud to have supported him.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:19 AM

6. Don't worry, he didn't take any guff from them. He's doubling down!

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:04 AM

4. Mahalo so much for Posting the Vid of the Presser where the President

doesn't come out all beaten down and pisses off the WHPC.. and those on DU who thinks he should act all sad. Why give the WHPC the fucking satisfaction? They're always rude and disrespectful and now they were like vicious jackals.

I made a post with quotes of the stupid gop talking points they were asking him.

Thank you!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:20 AM

7. Well, even that pack of jackals can't bring down a Leo the size of our Lion!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:36 AM

10. They most certainly could not, fresh.. The President is too Focused on what he wants

to accomplish.. they are nothing in the respect to what's important for our Country!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 09:54 PM

24. freshwest! hope you

don't mind - but i am using your header as my sig for awhile. if it is not okay, i will remove it. but, it expresses exactly what i think of how he held himself resolute and meant business during the presser. and, he said a whole lot (for those who can "hear" in the pauses between the lines. the country needs his strength, resoluteness, focus & love at this time.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:22 PM

28. I'm honored. PBO has his eye on what's really important, he never loses sight of that.

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:12 AM

5. Thank you freshwest.

I came here looking for that, and saw it right away!

I respect the President. Very much. Have a great day.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:21 AM

8. You're welcome, lovemydog. I thought he did great. They were nonplussed.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:27 AM

9. He did. He reminds me of that great quote by Robert Louis Stevenson:

'If you can keep your head about you when the rest of the world is losing theirs.'

President Obama is always that man who handles everything with dignity, grace and aplomb. Even when all around him seem to be losing their heads and yammering on and on about speculative nonsense. Thank goodness.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:42 AM

11. 'If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools...'

That is what Obama has dealt with from Day One!

If— By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!


The reporters are shallow, babbling brooks who make shrill noises which will mean nothing in history. Obama is living every word of that poem.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 07:02 AM

14. That's one of the most beautiful poems in the English language.

Thank you for posting it here freshwest.

All of his critics - they don't know how difficult it is to be President.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 07:28 AM

15. We have been blessed, lovemydog:



We'd better enjoy the gift while he's still in office.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 07:34 AM

16. I enjoy every minute of it freshwest.

He is a good man. He is a reasonable man. All the relentless criticism is mainly projection. I just brush it off my shoulder.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:41 PM

20. That is my favorite poem ...

 

I learned it while pledging my Fraternity, better than 30 years ago, and still remember every line ... because I make a daily effort to apply it to my life.

Another two poems (learned at the same time and remembered for the same reason):

Don't Quit:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.


and,

Invictus:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 06:35 PM

22. Thank you 1StrongBlackMan.

Those are so very beautiful.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 07:34 PM

23. Not only beautiful ... USEFUL! eom.

 

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:08 PM

26. Both inspirational, 1SBM. I've heard both, but that second one is where I am now. Thanks.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 06:28 PM

21. Brava freshwest!

What a amazingly beautiful poem! That fits here perfectly~

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:48 AM

12. Love your warning. Some folks...

...out there have lost their minds again and there's no reasoning with them. Thank the gods for the BOG.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 05:53 AM

13. There was some trolling earlier, so I felt the disclaimer and title were needed.

Glad to see you here, Hekate!

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 08:57 AM

17. Only seen 1/2 but safe to say he did an admirable job as usual. nt

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 09:01 AM

18. KnR

I am on the run to get to work. I will be back tonight.

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:36 PM

19. Thanks for this, freshwest, a shame you have to warn so clearly

Next time I'm copying your warning. Apparently a few people on my earlier thread um "didn't know".

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:12 PM

27. Check out my sig line:



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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:00 PM

25. wonderful posts!

thank you, bog.

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