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Watch President Barack Obama's Speech at Democratic National Convention!

Watch President Barack Obama's Speech at Democratic National Convention!

Barack Obama makes his speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Thursday (September 6) at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.

The President of the United States made a plead for patience in his speech, which was met by thunderous cheers from the audience.

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“I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy,” Barack said. “You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth.”

Barack‘s wife Michelle Obama welcomed him to the stage and then sat in the front row with their daughters Malia and Sasha.

President Obama’s Speech at Democratic National Convention

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  • http://bbaby Nicolas

    Solid speech, Mr. President. Thank goodness it did not have flowery language. Thank you for your candor. God bless you, your family, our troops, America, and the rest of the world.

    The tea party is ridiculous. I could never stand alongside them with all their hate and ignorance. Romney is not to be trusted. He is Wall Street–that’s why he does not want Wall Street to have accountability for the disasters they have created.

  • http://bbaby brianna

    America is a land of opportunity for all, not a land where opportunity is reserved the already privileged. The rich needs to pay comparable taxes. It’s ridiculous that someone making several millions pay less tax than someone who makes a mere 60, 000. Economic fairness ever heard of it, Romney? Romney needs a reality check.

    Thank you, Mr. President.

  • http://bbaby Pete

    How could someone who wants to be Commander in Chief forget to acknowledge the troops in his speech? I guess Romney was too busy bashing the President with his tea-party semantics so he forgot. I will not vote for someone who forgets that our women and men are abroad fighting to the death, losing limbs, losing friends, losing their minds. No, I won’t vote for that guy. The sad thing is some of those who signed up not only to fight for our freedoms, but also to help pay their college tuition, they sign up for the benefits. (That is the truth, not everyone has rich parents.)

    I’ll stick with the President.

  • http://bbaby Lola

    Vote Obama. I’m going to college next year. I already know I need some Pell grants to get me by. I know what it means to work. I won a small scholarship and plan to get a job on campus as soon as possible. I’ve been working part-time as soon as I got my working papers! Oh yes!

    Good luck to me because I will need it.

  • wery6

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  • lylian

    What?? HYPOCRITE!
    SO,You’d rather vote for a party which supported President George W bush who sent in planes, drones and whatever else to bomb the shite out of Iraq because he wanted to believe Iraq has weapons of mass destruction?
    OMG! Your memory obviously does not go back further than 4 years eh?
    Oh may be it’s selective recording because Romney just said that Obama should encourage bombing Iran. Do you think innocent people might die in that bombing?

  • lylian

    Please, God, may this be the last time I hear “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive” or anything approaching its equivalent.
    Yeah, I know. The truth hurts doesn’t it?!
    Coz Romney wanted GM dead and didn’t care if Bin Laden was alive.

  • traitors

    false hope and promises from both sides

  • elevated chinny chin

    Blowhard Obama . I enjoy watching the clueless sheeple lap the propaganda up.

  • @”superintelectual”

    Stupid enough to still be a ‘birther’, and to misspell ‘intellectual’.
    your name is supposed to be ironic, right?

  • @”superintelectual”

    Oh, and stupid enough to think that illegal aliens have the right to vote.
    Ironic and moronic.

  • elle

    My biggest problem right now is that I want to vote for Obama but I’m not American.

  • Jenn

    Let’s do it, you smart people, who care about your country. VOTE for President Obama. Make sure you are registered in your state, and make sure to cast your ballot. DON’T let the country get back into the hands of the ROBBER BARONS, who will go back to the Bush-style running of the country.
    Your vote is your voice, and make your voice be heard LOUD and CLEAR for PRESIDENT OBAMA! If Romney gets in office, we will start to spiral down into with Bush left us with.

    OBAMA/BIDEN …2012!!!!!!

    We CAN do this, people.
    Let’s make it happen! FOUR MORE YEARS FOR OBAMA/BIDEN!

  • Toni

    Republicans need to see this. CBS fact-checked Clinton’s speech about jobs and unlike “Lyin’ Ryan”, he came through!! Please pay particular attention to the difference between George W. Bush (who got us into this mess) and Obama’s job record.

    Richard Nixon: + 7.1 million

    Gerald Ford: +1.3 million

    Ronald Reagan: + 14.7 million

    George H. W. Bush: + 1.5 million

    George W. Bush: -646,000

    Total jobs added: +23.9 million


    John F. Kennedy: +2.7 million

    Lyndon B. Johnson: +9.5 million

    Jimmy Carter: +9 million

    Bill Clinton: +20.6 million

    Barack Obama: +332,000

    Total jobs added: +42.1 million

    CBS: Clinton’s assertion, then, is true: For whatever reason, Democratic presidents have added approximately 42 million private sector jobs, cumulatively, while Republicans have added approximately 24 million.

  • wowza

    Have you all be brainwashed again by obamas bs rhetoric speeches?
    See 2016 and you will feel like a total idiot for listening to him one more minute. He ex best friend is a terrorist for crying out loud!
    You want America in a great depression vote for this idiot again.
    He wants fame and loves celeb status and spends his time on talk shows while making our lives worse with 0 jobs. Now, he talks about the underdog and how we should sell or young or middleaged soul to help some illegal alien rise to the top? Are you kidding me? Born and raised U.S. citizens/ young or middle aged people with masters degrees cant find a job and we are talking about fairytale stories of underdogs raising…this isnt a movie, Obama you are a great actor! Americans deserve MUCH better………VOTE ROMNEY

  • Devin

    Ryan’s speech was riddled with lies because, like the rest of his party, he assumes his audience are idiots and subscribe to the rather abrasive, idiotic, bigoted ideas of the tea-partiers. That says a lot about Ryan’s character. He just got here and already he is spreading lies. Robot Romney is untrustworthy. He tries to wear jeans and remove his tie so he can appear relate-able. He is so filled with pretension. No thank you.

    I choose to move forward with Obama.


    Obama is going to lose and he knows it thats why he is trying to stop Gallup polling from showing the true poll results. Mitt Romney is winning and I predict as we get closer to November 4th, Mitt Romney will have a double digit lead over Obama. Obama is a very sneaky man who hides behind the scenes and have other people do his dirty work. Do not let Obama’s smile fool you, he is a snake. Go back to 2008 and see how dirty he was towards Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton can’t stand Obama. Clinton is being forced to campaign for him and its being said he wants Romney to win the election. Get ready because the OCTOBER SURPRISE IS COMING AND OBAMA WILL BE DONE. VOTE MITT ROMNEY, LETS BE PROUD TO BE AMERICANS AND NOT HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR BEING THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. REMEMBER WHEN OBAMA HAD THE EUROPE TOUR WHERE HE WENT AROUND APOLOGIZING FOR AMERICA. NO PRESIDENT IN HISTORY HAS DONE THAT. VOTE MITT ROMNEY.


    The stupid peope who say they want to move forward with Obama, do you know that the debt is going up in the trillions every day. If we move forward with Obama, we are GOING OVER THE CLIFF. Obama is going to lose anyway because alot of his supporters have woken up and want him out. For his speech last night, they had to move it to a small venue becuase they could not fill the other statdium. VOTE MITT ROMNEY.

  • no choice

    Obama is a joke and never delivered.
    False Advertisng.
    Voted for him.
    I regret it.
    Hate Romney and everything he stands for.

  • Leni

    He’s got my vote!

  • so judgemental

    You’re right (eye roll) It is terrible to have a president who when looking at the forecasted rain and possible lighting storm thought it would be best to error on the side of caution and keep Americans safe vs let them stand in the rain and risk their lives possibly just for the sake of television cameras. You would prefer Bush.. who congratulated his arabian horse buddy for a job well done on Katrina as people were dying of heat stroke still trapped in their attics..

  • so judgemental


    Actually, you should be ashamed you paid good money to see a false propaganda film. I am going to write one called Romney 2016 where no one goes to college but the rich kids who can borrow money from their parents since there are no more student loans, seniors eat dog food and work two jobs at 80 years old because their medicare vouchers so not cover their expenses, and the middle class has disappeared forever since Romney failed to create any jobs, took away child tax credits and mortgage interest rate credits and instead he takes even more of an annual credit of $77,000 for his dressage horse since he is part of the job creators who deserve so very much more then middle class Americans do. Oh what a beautiful future.

  • hmm…
  • Mary

    bahha black sheep

    It really isn’t nice to refer to yourself as a fool

  • Hope & Change My A$$

    How’s that “Hope & Change” workin out for ya???? I am now hoping for a change!!!! 100% Romney!!!!!

  • Mary

    Hope & Change My A$$

    so, when do you think Romney will pay the taxes he still owes; before or after November 6th?

  • Hope & Change My A$$

    @Mary~ Who cares about Romney’s taxes? I would rather see him in office than this low life liar & his “I don’t have to show my birth certificate a$$”… Go piss up a rope!

  • Passing Through Nobamaland

    I think Angelina Jolie should be president. This man has ruined our country and lied about everything he promised America. She would do the same, just in a different way.

  • Mary

    Hope & Change My A$$

    a brain dead squirrel on life support has more intelligence than you do. PO produced his birth certificate a long time ago. you were paying attention in school when the other kids were learning that Hawaii is the 50th State in the Union. oh wait, you were absent not only on that day but for the entire year.

  • Twinkle

    @Texas Girl:

    So it’s been 2 years since you opened your business. ANY PROFITS YET? Do you provide health insurance to your 4 employees?…I bet the answer to these questions is big NO. LOL

    You’re not SMART and I can tell.

  • Twinkle




  • Twinkle


    Really born in Hawaii… what was he doing in Indonesia where he went to school in the elementary years….did he, his mother and father relocated there when he was an infant???? do you know or have read his autobiography or biggraphy…if so what book????

  • Morgan

    Thank you President Obama for all you have tried to do. I hope you get 4 more years to finish the job……….. Obama 2012.

  • anon2

    Helluva speech, Mr. President!

  • Mary

    to Twinkle

    don’t be an idiot. try to use the intelligence you were given, i know it’s hard, but try ok. many children are born in the United States and educated in other countries. The United States Military, the State Department, and large Cooperations are full such children.

    PO’s mother was an Anthropologist who studied economic anthropology and rural development in Indonesia. now, i know that Anthropologist, economic, and rural development are hard words for someone like you to understand but you can google them. i’m sure google will use simple words that even you will get.

    like other parents, she chose to take her son with her on the job instead of leaving him in Hawaii to be raised by strangers. so, yes, Idiot PO spent his early years going to school in Indonesia. at the end of the day PO has had a first class education which you have not even come close to getting.

  • LUCA

    Obama 2012!!!

    Advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics. Why? Because poverty, discrimination and ignorance restrict growth.

    Bill Clinton- DNC speech

  • MJ

    to#76, If you think Romney did not pay taxes as what Harry Reid’s imaginary friend told him, I am sure even before he file to run in the office, the IRS already sees it if he did not. It is obviously is a lie because IRS did not go after him. And why oh! why you dems are going after Romney’s tax? It seems like you forgot how you forgave Charley Rangel and Tim Guitner who were obviously did not pay their taxes and yet they are still in the office. Hypocrisy much?

  • Mary

    to MJ

    Charley Rangel and Tim Guitner are not running for the office of the President of the United States. Mitt Romney is; as such he cannot even have the appearance of being in violation of the law. not paying taxes owed is a huge “no no” for a man who wants to be President. even you are intelligent enough to understand this.

  • MJ

    It’s funny how Bill Clinton said that no one, not even him can fix the mess that Obama inherited from Bush. Well, if Clinton is way better than Obama, then why we give Obama another 4 years? Obviously, Obama has no clue about the economy. Our country needs a leader who is a business like, knows how to budget, knows how to creates jobs, and not a lazy type leader. Simple philosophy that needed to apply. At home, when your parents doesn’t know how to budget their money, over spending than what they’ve earn, there is no doubt that your family is in big trouble. One of the reasons why couple divorce because of financial issues, either the wife or husband got tired of the other who over spent. We need a leader who knows how to BUDGET and that’s Romney with Ryan’s help.

  • MJ

    to#88, Just because someone is not running for president it doesn’t mean it’s okay for them not to pay their taxes. It’s still a Law dear. If Romney in deed did not pay his taxes, then what’s the IRS is doing? Surely, IRS has Romney’s tax record. So you meant, IRS did not do their jobs?

  • MJ

    Look, If you did not see how the dems managed their convention, it showed that they obviously doesn’t have any clue how to manage the economy. The dems convention was a mess even if they don’t have any reasons to, there was no threat of hurricane and yet they mismanaged it. It showed that if they mishandled their convention which is such a small task compare to the economy, then how can we be so sure that they can handle the economy? Ask yourself, pure and simple.

  • lylian

    MJ, Yes, Mitt Romney filed his tax returns and there were many legal ways to lower your taxes. And yes, Mitt Romney used these laws and stayed legal as he is entitled to do so the IRS can’t go after him.
    But laws are not necessarily JUST or MORAL. Lobbyists funded by billionaires and millionaires and corporation who are people too, see to that. They want laws which benefit them and screw those who can’t afford a lobbyist.
    History is replete with lessons of unfair laws benefitting rich people. Why don’t you look up Poor Laws, Corn Laws and Enclosure Laws in England in the 18th and 19th century. Read up about slavery laws – owning slaves was LEGAL.
    Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat them so read up about them.
    Read about how wealthy farmers and aristocracy which controlled the House of Commons and the House of Lords introduced Corn Laws to keep the price of corn – a staple in England high. Read how the Enclosure Acts allowed the rich to enclose off land which were known as commons forcing millions of poor farm labourers and peasants to either work for a pittance or migrate to awful conditions in the cities. Read about the Rotten Boroughs and how the members of parliament in the House of Commons were often put there by the aristocracy so they voted to please the aristocrat who put them there.
    Then read about how England was in a torment of unrest and riots until laws could be changed and the change in the laws allowed a more civil and equal society to be built. Read about the Swing Riots and the Luddites. Read about the harshness in which starving people were treated for stealing a loaf of bread. Read about being hanged, transported to Australia, thrown into prisons. At one stage there were so many prisoners, they had to be kept on barges on the water where many just died because of miserable conditions.
    So, yes, no doubt Mitt Romney was legal in claiming his tax deductions, keeping his funds in bahamas and cayman, – as those who benefitted from Corn Laws and Enclosure Acts were legal and those owning slaves were legal. But were these laws FAIR AND MORAL?
    But what Mitt doesn’t want to show you and the people when he says he believes in America and taxes should be lower for the wealth 1% is how he kept his taxes low:
    (1) he got most of his remuneration as capital gain. Some of the brightest minds in the world are engaged in structuring private equity deals to ensure the lowest possible taxes are paid. I know this for a fact because I worked in a bank for a while. I know they fees the bank is willing to pay the tax advisors. So, legal, because they could afford the advice to keep their taxes lows. And those expenses paid to tax advisors are tax deductible in many jurisdictions.
    (2) He sent a whole bunch of his money to sunny islands like Cayman, Bahamas and to less sunny islands like Jersey. All known tax havens.
    And what did Mitt “I will bring jobs to America” Romney do with his tax savings?
    Why, Mitt Romney invested in Global Funds and Emerging Market Funds. Global fund must invest its money globally, not just in America. Emerging Market Funds will invest ZERO money in America because America is NOT an emerging market.
    As a millionaire running for presidency on a plat form that he believes in America, he’s creating jobs for America even as his money is invested abroad, but of course, he’s talking big about gonna hammer China and India for stealing jobs from America. But as always:
    Mitt’s money didn’t trickle down to America, it trickled OUT of America.

  • http://bbaby Charles

    I love how some people are complaining about balancing the budget as if it’s easy as 1, 2, 3. Are you serious? Economics is harder than that, especially when you have to take into account the people who will suffer based on what you cut. This is real life, not a game.

    Some people cannot even balance their own check books consisting a few thousands dollars, please do not believe it’s easy to balance trillions in the red, especially when you it’s hard to find other avenues to generate the money. And let’s not forget we are in a time of war that we are already borrowing money to sustain. This is no joke, even Bill Clinton acknowledged how difficult the situation is. The President is chipping off the problem, little by little. We have to do our part as well.

    Obama gets my vote, not Romney who wants another war with Iran of all people!

  • http://bbaby Carly

    Romney is fake. A Wall Street type who believes every one can ask mommy and daddy to pay tuition. He also believes I’m lazy because I may need some tuition assistance. He lives in a different Universe. Ryan has serious issues with remembering the truth so he can forget about being the VP of the United States of America and his so-called budget for America is harsh and unrealistic if you take a closer look at the craziness he is proposing.

    Obama is doing a good job. Can he do better? Of course, he can.

  • http://bbaby Texas Girl


    My employees are under a small business healthcare plan with very reasonable quotes. Every state including yours offer varying options based on need for small businesses. You must do the leg work if you care to find out and if you care about your staff. I could have opted to employ them strictly as independent contractors, but chose not to because it’s more of an incentive for them to get on board and the cost is minimal to me. Win-Win.

    By the way, you do not have to resort to name-calling to make a point or to make an inquiry. Calling people names like idiot does nothing but make people wonder about your own intelligence. In any event, be well. That’s it for me.

    Obama 2012 — My vote is my voice. It was not too long ago when women could not even vote.

  • http://bbaby jonathan

    The trolls are always the most negative people and they try to use baseless statements to support their madness. Unfortunately, they remind me of the tea partiers with their nonsense.

    I, too, will vote for Obama. I would not vote for Romney if he paid me.

  • http://bbaby Ben

    Romney talks about war like it’s no big deal. I’d like to ask him if he ever saw his sons off to war? Oh, no, of course he has not. At least Biden understands. The President empathizes. They are working feverishly to bring the rest of our men and women back to their families not rush them into another bloodshed aka Iran.

    Good speech. I value your strong stance on education! May God bless us all, Mr. President. 4 more years.

  • ZeK

    as if there was a major difference between these two bought and sold figurehead douchebags… pffft ..We’ll all get more of the same and many will never figure out that the two party system is essentially one ..look, if you want to move a huge object safely,intact, you must slide it side to side,left, right, to get it where you want it to go…the desire to be on a winnig team,side,tribe, etc. is instinctive and those that are in real positions of power knowingly stoke the flames and get what they want ,while the peasants quarrel amongst themselves

  • Blizzard

    Romney is so handsome!

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