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Exclusive Text of President Obama’s Awkwardly Timed Syria Speech
New York Magazine ^ | 9/10

Posted on 09/10/2013 12:15:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will deliver live, televised remarks on Syria from the White House. Daily Intelligencer has secured a copy of this speech, as prepared for address.

Good evening. Tonight I had hoped to speak directly to you, the American people, as your president and commander-in-chief, about the necessity of taking military action against the Assad regime in Syria. I was going to talk all about why bombing Syria was not only a moral obligation, but also squarely in our national interests. That's what I had planned to do when we scheduled this speech last week.

But then, as many of you know, John Kerry sort of accidentally proposed yesterday that President Assad could avoid retribution if he agreed to give up his chemical weapons. To our surprise, Syria is into it, as is its close ally Russia. Suddenly we're in the midst of figuring out a diplomatic solution to this crisis. Just a few hours ago, Syria declared its intention to join the international treaty banning chemical weapons, and I asked the Senate to delay a vote on military strikes. The situation is changing almost by the minute.

So, with all that being said ... I'm not totally sure what I'm supposed to say here anymore. The military strikes I was going to aggressively argue for tonight may no longer be necessary. Then again, they might be, if these diplomatic talks fall apart. We definitely need to do something about Syria, I'm just not sure what. You can see my dilemma.

What people don't know is that once you reserve ten minutes of prime-time television, they don't let you back out, for any reason. It's crazy.

You know what? Joe said something pretty spot-on about Syria the other day. What was it ... oh, right. "Barack, if the American people don't" ... no, wait ... how did it go? Ah, crap. I can't remember. Well, it was good.

Did anyone watch Monday Night Football last night? Those were some okay games. I'm really excited about this season.

Okay, well, that about wraps 'er up. Let me get back to you about Syria, because again, we're really right in the middle of this thing. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.


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1 posted on 09/10/2013 12:15:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The finish should be:

and God bless the United States of America, all 57 of them.

2 posted on 09/10/2013 12:17:53 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: nickcarraway

New York Magazine!

That’s gonna leave a mark


3 posted on 09/10/2013 12:18:07 PM PDT by stanne
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To: nickcarraway
That certainly is the speech this buffoon and national embarassment should give. But he’ll instead simply put out more BS and “ain’t I wonderful, you peasants” verbiage.
4 posted on 09/10/2013 12:19:18 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: nickcarraway
So, with all that being said ... I'm not totally sure what I'm supposed to say here anymore. The military strikes I was going to aggressively argue for tonight may no longer be necessary. Then again, they might be, if these diplomatic talks fall apart. We definitely need to do something about Syria, I'm just not sure what. You can see my dilemma.

LOL, and Putin just keeps on yanking his chain.....simply because he can.

5 posted on 09/10/2013 12:20:17 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: nickcarraway

Defund Obamacare.....Impeach Obama!!! 2014....hurry up & come!!! Democrat devastation!!!!

WWW.DONTFUNDOBAMACARE.COM!!! Sign & Endorse....right NOW!!!


6 posted on 09/10/2013 12:22:04 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m watching “Sons of Anarchy.”


7 posted on 09/10/2013 12:22:22 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: nickcarraway

And then, at the end, the wookie will twerk for us all.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 12:23:09 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: nickcarraway

LMAO @ this incompetent fool.

The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Thank you President Putin!!!!!


9 posted on 09/10/2013 12:23:10 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat.)
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To: nickcarraway

Since the Syrian interest has been hijacked by Putin’s offer, Obama may just change the speech to another big push for Obamacare.

Whatever.

My cable box is scheduled for Rizzoli & Isles and I forgot how to unschedule, so I will have to miss the most glorious and greatest speech every given by those who give glorious and greatest speeches.

No matter what he says, the media will be fawning all over it for days.


10 posted on 09/10/2013 12:23:23 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: nickcarraway

This is probably closer to the truth than the ACTUAL speech...


11 posted on 09/10/2013 12:24:10 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Cubs/Reds from Great American Ball Park. The only question is: will I watch Fox Sports Ohio or the Comcast Chicago broadcast?


12 posted on 09/10/2013 12:24:41 PM PDT by henkster (democrats will sacrifice the lives of our servicemen so 0bama doesn't look bad.)
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To: TomGuy

Not yet. Obama will have to revise his speech once more. LOL

Russia said the deal is off unless Obama promises to drop the use of force.


13 posted on 09/10/2013 12:25:00 PM PDT by dforest
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To: henkster

Comcast Chicago broadcast I would think. You get the regular Cub announcers that way right? ;)


14 posted on 09/10/2013 12:26:38 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: nickcarraway

Nah, this has to be satire. I simply cannot believe that Obemba is that stupid!


15 posted on 09/10/2013 12:26:56 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: nickcarraway

The new, revised speech:

“Ummm...uh.....ummmm...me, me, me....um....uh...me, me, me....um...uh....me, me,me...” [Repeat ad nausium for 50 minutes]


16 posted on 09/10/2013 12:27:15 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: nickcarraway

“Sometimes you eat the bear, but sometimes the bear eats you!” ~ Love & Kisses, Vlad


17 posted on 09/10/2013 12:27:50 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Spruce

“And then, at the end, the wookie will twerk for us all.”

Some of the best laughs I get are from FR. Never mind comedy shows! Thank you for that belly laugh!


18 posted on 09/10/2013 12:28:22 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: nickcarraway
Stay the course... A thousand points of light...

-PJ

19 posted on 09/10/2013 12:29:05 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: nickcarraway

I, I , I, me, me, me, my, my, my...


20 posted on 09/10/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: nickcarraway

He will just use the time to defend Obombercare and start pumping up amnesty.


21 posted on 09/10/2013 12:30:38 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ColdOne

Correct. But the Reds announcers aren’t bad, either.


22 posted on 09/10/2013 12:30:45 PM PDT by henkster (democrats will sacrifice the lives of our servicemen so 0bama doesn't look bad.)
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To: nickcarraway

Slowly I turn....step by step.....inch by inch.....


23 posted on 09/10/2013 12:35:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

Final words from Jarrett as Obama heads to the podium:

” ... and please, please, absolutely please, do NOT, NOT try to ad lib and be funny and go off script. Please, don’t!.”


24 posted on 09/10/2013 12:41:08 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Stay the course was Reagan’s slogan, in 1982. And he was right.


25 posted on 09/10/2013 12:43:33 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yep.


26 posted on 09/10/2013 12:43:40 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: nickcarraway

The ONLY speech that I would be willing to listen to, from this POS, is:

I, Barrack Hussein Obama, do hereby declare, that I have done corrupt and criminal things to and on behalf of the American People and to the standing of America, domestically and internationally.

After careful deliberations and discussions with my entire staff and administration, we have agreed henceforth, to tender all of our resignations and willfully voluntarily turn ourselves into the appropriate authorities for our criminal and corrupt activities.

Since all of those in the current line of succession to replace me, will also be resigning and turning themselves over to the authorities, there will be an immediate election, wherein the American populace will be able to elect among themselves, who will be taking over as President of the United States.

Thank you for your time and I apologize for the damage me and my administration have done, to you and this great country. I have seen the error of my ways and pray that God will Bless America and her people.
___________________________

Hey, if they can dream up the delusions of grandeur and unrealistic scenarios....why can’t I?


27 posted on 09/10/2013 12:45:29 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: Gator113

28 posted on 09/10/2013 12:47:31 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Start calling Cantor’s office about this: “So House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is proposing to send two bills to the Senate: One that keeps the government open and spending about as much money as it has been, and another that amends that spending bill to defund Obamacare. Then, Senate Democrats will be able to pass the former and send it to the president’s desk, while defeating the latter.

Under this strategy, House Republicans get to pass an Obamacare defunding bill, Senate Democrats get to pass a bill that includes spending on Obamacare, and the government stays open. Everyone’s happy, except of course for conservative activists who actually want Obamacare defunded.” Link: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/house-gop-obamacare-plan-makes-190229694.html

The smarmy little sniveling coward b’tard.


29 posted on 09/10/2013 12:55:35 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

“And then, at the end, the wookie will twerk for us all.”

Some of the best laughs I get are from FR. Never mind comedy shows! Thank you for that belly laugh!

You’re right about that, but I will have to bleach my mind after the mental image it brought on.


30 posted on 09/10/2013 1:06:34 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

His finale: “LONG LIVE MOTHER RUSSIA!”


31 posted on 09/10/2013 1:10:21 PM PDT by matt1234 (The NRA: Redefining "Too big to fail.")
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To: henkster
Correct. But the Reds announcers aren’t bad, either. yikes then you do have a difficult discussion!!! LOL!!!
32 posted on 09/10/2013 1:13:22 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: jeffc
Should be, God help The United States Of America.
33 posted on 09/10/2013 1:16:06 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: ColdOne

Both sets of announcers are SOOOOO much better than Hawk Harrelson who does White Sux games. Gawd he’s awful!

The Reds have always been a quality franchise with good media. I grew up listening to Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall on WLW and to Vince Lloyd and Lou Boudreau on WGN.


34 posted on 09/10/2013 1:18:30 PM PDT by henkster (democrats will sacrifice the lives of our servicemen so 0bama doesn't look bad.)
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To: henkster

When my mother was alive I used to like the Sox announcers, not anymore.


35 posted on 09/10/2013 1:27:14 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I’m watching “Sons of Anarchy.”

Me, too.

Funny thing happened to me on vacation in Utah. At breakfast, I noticed a man wearing an SOA T-shirt. I went up to him, and asked, "did you know that Season 6 starts on Sept 10th?"

He looked at me as if he couldn't understand a word. The second he opened his mouth, I knew he was German. Unfortunately, I haven't spoken much German in the past 30 years, since my tour in Germany ended.

I was able to find out he had not seen Season 5 yet, and I didn't want to spoil it for him.

I've been watching SOA from the beginning, so I'm stoked.

36 posted on 09/10/2013 1:29:52 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: nickcarraway

Is the speech still ‘ON’’? What the hell does he possibly have to say after the last 24 hours’ events?


37 posted on 09/10/2013 2:16:36 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Lucky9teen

LOL... perfect.


38 posted on 09/10/2013 5:41:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat.)
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To: Spruce

Ewwww. Tonight marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of “The X-Files”. We’ve been talking about the “Monster of the Week” episodes. Enough said.


39 posted on 09/10/2013 7:24:08 PM PDT by floralamiss
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