Saturday, July 21, 2012

Weekly Address: Remembering the Victims of the Aurora, Colorado Shooting

President Obama honors the victims of the tragedy in Colorado, those who knew and loved them, and those who are struggling to recover.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Child Asks Obama:"Why Do People Hate You?"

At a a town hall in New Orleans, a child asks President Obama "Why do people hate you?"

Transcript: Okay, here's -- this young man, right here. I'm going to let him use my special mic. Hey, this is a big guy -- don't go "awww." Come on, man, I mean, this is a -- all right, what's your name?

Q Terrence Scott (phonetic).

THE PRESIDENT: Terrence Scott. What do you have to say?

Q I have to say, why do people hate you and why -- they supposed to love you, and God is love and --

THE PRESIDENT: That's what I'm talking about. (Laughter and applause.) Come on. That's what I'm talking about. Terrence, I appreciate that. What grade are you in?

Q Fourth.

THE PRESIDENT: You're in fourth grade? Well, now, first of all, I did get elected President, so not everybody hates me, now. I don't want you to -- (laughter.) I got a whole lot of votes. I want to make sure everybody understands. But you know, what is true is if you were watching TV lately, it seems like everybody is just getting mad all the time. And, you know, I think that you've got to take it with a grain of salt. Some of it is just what's called politics, where once one party wins then the other party kind of gets -- feels like it needs to poke you a little bit to keep you on your toes. And so you shouldn't take it too seriously.

And then sometimes -- as I said before, people just -- I think they're worried about their own lives. A lot of people are losing their jobs right now. A lot of people are losing their health care or they've lost their homes to foreclosure. And they're feeling frustrated. And when you're President of the United States, you know, you've got to deal with all of that. That's exactly right. And, you know, you get some of the credit when things go good; and when things are going tough, then you're going to get some of the blame and that's part of the job.

But, you know, I'm a pretty tough guy. Are you a tough guy? You look like you're pretty tough. And so you've just got to keep on going even when folks are criticizing you. Because as ...

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Monday, July 16, 2012

(video) Obama NOT backing down

Obama Birthday Plans: President Holding Fundraiser At Home In Chicago

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will mark his 51st birthday next month with "a little celebration" at his Chicago home.

First lady Michelle Obama says in a fundraising email to supporters that the campaign is planning a fundraiser at their house in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood – and grass-roots donors can win a chance to get on the guest list.

Supporters who give $3 or more to Obama's re-election campaign automatically will be entered into the contest to join Obama at the fundraiser.

Mrs. Obama says her husband's birthday will be "one of the last opportunities he'll get for a little downtime before the final weeks of the election."

Obama's birthday is August 4.

Take Us Forward (OBAMA 2012)

Music and Lyrics By Crystal Lucas-Perry

Song Produced By Jason Michael Webb Crystal Lucas-Perry

Executive Producer Lelund Durond Thompson for YellaFella Entertainment

As a full time student at New York University, I am unable to contribute financially to the campaign. However, as an artist, inspired by our Presidents vision, I created a song to help support his mission.

Lelund Thompson, Jason Michael Webb and I proudly present TAKE US FORWARD (OBAMA 2012)

Thank You