Obama's giving a good speech on freedom of speech.

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  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    He's still speaking, but I like what I've heard so far. This, of course, is in regard to the infamous video.

    1. Teddletonmr profile image71
      Teddletonmrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mr. Obama’s sure is good with a teleprompter.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That argument has gotten so old...

        1. Teddletonmr profile image71
          Teddletonmrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Yes it has, just as Mr. Obama’s administration inability to keep the focus on matters of state, not b.s daytime liberal TV programs, Florida D.Js, come of pimp with a limp are you kidding me? sad

          1. Josak profile image58
            Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Actually its a very important issue being addressed and one obviously quite a few people thought needed addressing.

    2. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      wonderful speech..i just read the transcript...

  2. innersmiff profile image72
    innersmiffposted 5 years ago

    Obama . . . in support of freedom of speech? That's almost funny.

    Have you protested anything lately? Have you ever taken a photograph, worn a hoodie or driven a van? Yup, you're a suspected terrorist according to the government.

    http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/fi … uspicious/

  3. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, Habee!

    Is it just me, or is this entire situation this week surreal? (not that the last few weeks have not been nightmarish in their own right).

    How, exactly, has it come to be that the President of the United States has been backed into the position of "defending" (but not apologizing for) an inflammatory, derogatory, clearly designed to incite widespread reaction, poorly made piece of trash on the basis of free speech?
    Right now? As we close in on November 6?
    And balancing that with the entire Muslim world wanting the opposite: to implement restrictions on saying anything bad about Islam. Period. In other words, silencing free speech.
    Then we have the leader of Israel pressuring him to "put a ring on it" with his country against Iran* and the leader of Iran pretty much vowing to wipe that pesky upstart Israel off the map for good.
    And for good measure, we have Romney speaking at an event hosted by Bill Clinton, where he has a bully pulpit for his own foreign aid ideas based on -- wait for it -- -JOB CREATION!

    It seems like a bad acid trip in my little brain.
    Anyone else having trouble sorting out the real threats vs. the posturing here?


    *Apparently NOT representing Israeli citizens
    http://news.yahoo.com/israelis-shrug-ne … 29186.html

    1. innersmiff profile image72
      innersmiffposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The actual quote from the Iranian President:
      "Israel's occupation of Palestine must vanish from the pages of time"

    2. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Our freedom of speech is one thing that makes us different from so many other nations, and I was glad to see the POTUS defending it.

      I was also happy to see Romney and Clinton working together for a common cause. I think job creation would be great for third world nations. Many times, unrest is fueled by poverty. I didn't see Romney's entire speech, though. Did he make any major gaffes?? lol

  4. carol3san profile image60
    carol3sanposted 5 years ago

    I saw the president's speech.  I thought it was wonderful.  I can only hope that the countries in the Middle East can better appreciate and understand the right to freedom of speech.

  5. Evan G Rogers profile image74
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    He can talk about free speech all he wants.

    He's trying to suppress it.

 
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