Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $55,700
63%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 63%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: obamaspeech

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Obama hopes to create 'a million young Barack Obamas'

    03/26/2018 6:07:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/26/2018 | Clare Foran
    Former President Barack Obama says he aspires to create "a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas" who will pick up the baton in what he describes as the "relay race that is human progress." At a conference in Japan on Sunday, the former president spoke about how he hopes the Obama Foundation, a nonprofit formed in January 2014, will help achieve his post-presidential aims. "After I left office, what I realized is that the Obama Foundation could potentially create a platform for young, up-and-coming leaders, both in the United States and all around the world to come together, meet...
  • Obama: I Would Like to Create ‘a Million Young Barack Obamas’

    03/26/2018 10:13:18 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Former President Barack Obama told attendees at a conference in Japan on Sunday that he is looking to shape “a million” young leaders in his image to help the human race. “If I could do that effectively, then—you know—I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,” Obama told the attendees. “Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.” Obama reportedly made the remarks while discussing the Obama Foundation’s efforts to help young people around the world get connected to each...
  • Obama envisions creating 'a million young Barack Obamas' during speech in Japan

    03/25/2018 12:09:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2018 08:01 AM | Daniel Chaitin
    Former President Barack Obama talked about his future plans for his post-presidency life at a conference Sunday in Japan, addressing how he might shape "a million" new, young leaders in his mold. The wide-ranging discussion repeatedly touched on the Obama Foundation's efforts to engage the digital space to help young people in the U.S. and across the world get connected. "If I could do that effectively, then -- you know -- I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas," Obama said. "Or, the next group of people who could take that...
  • Barack Obama: ‘We Didn’t Have a Scandal that Embarrassed Us’ in My Presidency

    02/27/2018 7:56:43 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former President Barack Obama denied that his administration had any scandals that embarrassed him or his team. It is unclear why Obama clarified that there were no scandals “that embarrassed us.” “There were mistakes,” he admitted. “We’d screw up, but there wasn’t anything venal during eight years. I know that seems like a low bar, but you look at the presidency; that’s no small thing.” Conservatives remember the Obama years differently, citing the Fast and Furious scandal, the IRS scandal, wiretapping journalists, the terror attacks in Benghazi, delivering pallets of cash to Iran, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Obama’s Secret Speech About Me

    02/27/2018 12:26:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How many are you are aware that Barack Hussein O was in Boston over the weekend and made a private speech, an off-the-record speech? Did you hear about this? MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference invited Obama to come make a speech, reflections on his presidency and thoughts on other things. And the command went out that Obama’s speech was to be off-the-record, that nobody but nobody was to record it. Nobody but nobody was to report it! Even though they invited journalists in there, nobody was supposed to leak it. Nobody was supposed to say a word about what...
  • The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

    02/26/2018 10:25:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2018 | Steve Annear
    Thanks, Obama. The former president appeared at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday. But if you were not an attendee at the event, don’t expect to hear much about what Barack Obama shared. Officials managing the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center put strict rules in place that extended beyond barring the media from divulging Obama’s insights. An e-mail sent to those heading to the venue for the “conversation with Obama” read like a line from the movie “Fight Club”: The first rule of seeing the...
  • Obama warns his presidency may be reduced to a footnote in history.

    12/07/2017 10:09:40 AM PST · by Renkluaf · 162 replies
    Crain's Chicogo Buiness ^ | 12/6/17 | Greg Hinz
    American democracy is fragile, and unless care is taken it could follow the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Mixed in with many softer comments, that was the somewhat jaw-dropping bottom line of Barack Obama last night as, in a Q&A session before the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicagoan who used to be president dropped a bit of red meat to a hometown crowd that likely is a lot closer to him than the man whose name never was mentioned: President Donald Trump. Obama's comments came after a series of playful questions from moderator and Ariel Investments President...
  • Obama jokingly congratulates himself for continued job creation under Trump: 'Thanks, Obama'

    12/06/2017 9:11:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Naomi Lim
    Former president Barack Obama jokingly congratulated himself Tuesday for strong employment numbers in the U.S. this year during an address to a global conference of mayors convened in Chicago to discuss climate change. "As we took these actions, we saw the U.S. economy grow consistently. We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far, a streak that still continues by the way," Obama told attendees of the North American Climate Summit Chicago, referring to clean energy priorities and carbon pollution regulations he introduced during his two terms in the White House.
  • Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

    10/20/2017 1:45:15 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/20/2017 | BBC
    Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership. Mr. Obama urged Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "fear", while Mr. Bush criticized "bullying and prejudice" in public life. They were speaking separately. Neither mentioned President Trump by name.......
  • Obama touts Paris accord despite 'temporary absence of US leadership'

    07/03/2017 12:12:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | July 3, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    (CNN)Former President Barack Obama championed global leaders' commitment to the Paris Agreement Monday despite the US' withdrawal from the accord. "The Paris agreement, even with the temporary absence of US leadership, will still be a critical factor in helping our children solve the enormous challenge in civilization," Obama said at a Seoul conference organized by South Korea's Chosun Ilbo media group. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in June was criticized by some as shifting leadership of global efforts to limit climate change to Asia. Trump said last month he was open to renegotiating aspects...
  • Obama delivers a new veiled slap at Trump us-versus-them'

    06/09/2017 1:52:28 PM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2017 | David Martosko
    (rest of headline)...as he warns – in Canada – that America could descend into 'extreme nationalism and xenophobia and the politics of us-versus-them'Former U.S. president (Barack Obama) delivered an extended, vicious coded critique of his successor Donald Trump on Tuesday in (Canada) speaking to an audience of 6,000 fans at an event hosted by the Montreal Board of Trade. He bashed the rise of 'extreme nationalism and xenophobia and the politics of "us-versus-them",' a clear slap at Trump in the preferred language of American liberals. 'In times of disruption we may go backward instead of forward,' he warned. 'We're going...
  • Obama Goes From Sulking to Skulking

    05/25/2017 8:34:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/17 | Judi McLeod
    Brace yourselves, deplorables for a MSM-created preacher who is a cross somewhere between Elmer Gantry and the America-cursing Rev. Jeremiah Wright with a little Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan thrown in for good measure. German chancellor Angela Merkel and the trash tabloid headlines supermarket shoppers read while waiting to cash out have much in common: Both are unwilling to let former President Barack Obama go and live in a fantasy world where he’s still president. “Obama will deliver a speech alongside German chancellor Angela Merkel at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. The Obama Foundation says the invitation from Merkel came before...
  • Obama Praises Globalism in Berlin: ‘We Can’t Hide Behind a Wall’

    05/25/2017 6:16:04 AM PDT · by davikkm · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    Speaking in Berlin on Thursday, Barack Obama pushed for continued globalism and heaped praise on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “There’s a competing narrative of fear and xenophobia and nationalism and intolerance and anti-democratic trends,” said Obama, discussing democracy and global responsibility with the chancellor, at the biennial congress of the German Protestant Church. “We have to push back against those trends that would violate human rights or suppress democracy or that would restrict individual freedoms of conscience and religion. “In this new world we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves. We can’t hide behind a wall,” Obama declared from the...
  • Obama's mystery fee for Italy speech renews debate over lucrative lecturing by ex-presidents

    05/11/2017 8:51:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/11/2017
    President Obama took heat from friend and foe alike by signing on for a pair of speeches at $400,000 apiece, but a mystery fee for a climate change address in Milan this week could leave those deals in the dust. Neither Team Obama nor Seeds & Chips, the organization hosting the May 8-11 Italian summit, will say how much Obama is getting paid. That prompted wild speculation from one publication, which did a back-of-the-napkin estimation that put Obama's payment at a potential $3.2 million. While that number appears to have been the total cost for all 3,500 tickets to the...
  • Obama Likens Troops And Cops To Immigrant Dreamers In 'Profile In Courage' Acceptance Speech

    05/08/2017 3:06:08 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 30 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 8, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    In his acceptance speech for the John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage award, former President Obama compared the courage of troops, cops, and first responders to "dreamers who suppress their fears to keep working." Video and transcript at link...
  • Vocal Ex-President Barack Obama Desperate to Save His Legacy from Donald Trump

    05/08/2017 9:21:38 AM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 26 replies
    Despite his voiced desire to stay out of the political theater, former president Barack Obama returned again to defend his presidency and speak out against his successor Donald Trump. The former president has repeatedly spoken out against Republicans and their policies, facing a sharp reversal of his presidency. “I want to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much,” Obama said to reporters during the last press conference of his presidency. But it’s clear that the president has no intention of staying out of the public spotlight. On Sunday, the president urged members of Congress...
  • Obama to discuss climate change in Italy

    05/08/2017 9:24:43 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Obama: We Need Courage to 'Seek Common Ground' Former President Barack Obama is traveling to Italy, where he will speak this week about food security and climate change. The former president is expected to go to Milan to meet with several Italians and discuss the issues. On Monday, the former president is scheduled to meet with former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. That evening, he will attend a private dinner held by the Institute for International Political Studies.
  • Obama makes $400K for speech at A&E event: report

    05/01/2017 8:25:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Former President Barack Obama reportedly made $400,000 for an appearance and interview last week at an A&E Networks advertising event. The former president was interviewed at The Pierre Hotel in Midtown Manhattan by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, The New York Post reported. The “History Makers” event, which lasted 90 minutes, was conducted in front of the cable network's advertisers and hosted by A&E chief Nancy Dubac.
  • Obama Takes Shot at Trump's Tweeting as He's Paid $400k (AGAIN) for Speaking Gig

    04/28/2017 4:38:35 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04/28/2017 | Dave Burke
    During the speech at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, Obama delivered a sly dig at his successor's prolific tweeting. Obama was asked how he coped with frustrating moments as president, and responded: 'By not having a Twitter account.' As President Obama came under fire for scheduling a $400,000 speaking gig at a Wall Street firm next fall, he pocketed the same amount for a speech Thursday night for A&E Networks.
  • Obama says immigrants being treated like Irish during Famine

    04/26/2017 1:11:09 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | April 25, 2017 | Staff
    Barack Obama said that immigrants to the US are being demonised in the same way as Irish people who arrived in America after the Famine. In his first public speech since leaving office, the former US President said the Irish were treated like the “other” in the 19th century just like Muslims are today. Mr Obama drew parallels between the two periods in American history and that in both immigration policy was “‘driven by biases”.