Here’s the statement President Obama gave earlier today on the violence in Baltimore; he appropriately called out the rioters and looters as criminals, but also made the very serious point that the violence distracted from “multiple days of peaceful protests” focused on “entirely legitimate concerns of these communities in Baltimore” that “frankly, didn’t get that much attention.”
Today is the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches, and President Obama will soon be speaking from the historic site of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Right wing bloggers and media are busily distorting and taking out of context every word of this speech. But it’s worth watching the whole thing because President Obama has clearly thought deeply about these issues, and has some important insights that boil down to this: we’re not going to defeat ISIL by becoming like them.
At the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., the President delivers remarks at the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, February 18, 2015.
Even by Sarah Palin’s already low standards, this speech is extraordinarily incoherent and scattered. I’ve seen a lot of her speeches (do not pity me, it is my job), and I can’t remember a more garbled, deeply weird performance from Caribou Barbie.
Well, here’s an open thread for follow-up discussion of the President’s state of the union address. I’ve already suffered a crushing blow on Twitter, but I think I’ll make it somehow.
Years in the making but his derangement tonight earned @Green_Footballs an unfollow
President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address.
Watch it live at 9 p.m. ET at whitehouse.gov to follow along with exclusive interactive graphics and charts showing what the announcements mean for you.
Then, be sure to stick around after the speech for an exclusive live video Q&A.
The President will deliver remarks on the new steps he will be taking within his executive authority on immigration. The President will speak at Del Sol High School, where he laid out his principles for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform nearly two years ago.