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Live Stream || Obama Statement on Ukraine

President Obama at 11:30 am ET will deliver a statement on the situation in Ukraine. I will live stream it here. Looks like he got the message that he needs to act as if this is serious.

Obama will speak from the White House briefing room.

UPDATE: Nothing’s wrong with your feed. He’s late as usual.

UPDATE, 12:15 pm ET: The event has now concluded.

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80 Responses to Live Stream || Obama Statement on Ukraine

  1. He will never get the message. He will never look tough, as he has weakened and demoralized this nation. He refers to himself as the “Bear”, he is delusional as well as a joke.

  2. I third the comment of Barry and MerryCarol, act being the operative word. If he actually gave a darn, he would have come home after his burger in Delaware; the big donors in NYC will be there on his next trip. I’m not expecting much and to be honest, I may not watch, considering the British Open is on live. Hard Choices :-)

    Oh, before I forget, speaking of Hard Choices, Hillary was on Charlie Rose last night (I didn’t watch) but I think it’s seriously stepping protocol bounds when she makes a statement of what American should/could do re Russia before the President does?

    • With a normal president who cared about his or her responsibilities, I would say you are right in regards to protocol. Since Obama obviously does not give a shit about his job, Hillary was right to step in. Bush should chime in as well and ridicule president Pinocchio for caring more about rich democratic donors than the families of 23 dead Americans.

  3. Too late for me. He blew it yesterday with his initial response then proceeded to give a campaign speech at an “official event”. He should have been hunkered down in the Situation Room until he had the full grasp of the situation, so to speak.

  4. It’s easy to read what somebody else wrote and put up on the teleprompter for him. None of his “speech” will come from the heart.

  5. People were whining that he did not have time to write a proper speech. That excuse is poor.
    While he found out from Putin of the plane being hit. He should have yelled at Putin: What the hell do you think you are doing?
    Everyone in the world watch his pathetic self and were disapponted, disgusted, sad, etc. of his response in between his unimportant schedule of the day.

    • You beat me to it!!! I was just gonna say, somebody oil up the old I-I-I-me-me-me counter, because it is going to get a workout today.

      • I was wrong, he used “us” and “we” instead. I did nearly throw something at the tv, when he talked about tunnels/terrorists in Israel. Saying they have a right to defend themselves. No country should put up with people infiltrating them, or something like that. Meanwhile on our southern border, potential terrorists are crossing the Obama welcome mat. I can no longer have anything I can throw near by, when listening to Obama.

  6. Running the gamut of emotions from “A” to “B”, as usual. How many free passes does this android get? He didn’t show up at the Gulf spill for 30 days…until Carville went bananas on CNN. He ignored all of the game-changing revolutions in Tehran, Egypt, Libya, Syria, etc. He is currently ignoring the build-up of nuclear stockpiles in Iran. He laughed and joked on the Indian reservation hours after the Ft. Hood massacre.
    This guy has water running through his veins.
    Sadie linked to a good article yesterday on his ‘inappropriate laughter’. I chalk it up to his drug habits – past and present.

  7. U.S. Ambassdor Power. EXTREMLY IMPORTANT FOR INVESTIGATION TO BEGIN.
    All evidence at site must remain undisturbed. All evidence should remain at crash site.
    Separatists continu to undermine Ukraine.
    Russia has increased number of military.
    I just heard her speak on Fox.

  8. I’m traveling. Woke up. Turned on news. Susan Power — hair all around — hunched so far over her notes her nose almost touched the table – turned off the news. What a disaster. Barry’s merry band.

  9. Pardon my cynicism here, but Obama probably loves this. While he is posing about being so concerned about Ukraine, he will continue to sneak in illegals all over the country while no one is paying attention. He will have an excuse to ignore what is happening with our ally, Israel. And there’s so much else I’ve left out.

  10. A U.S. Official says there may not have been any U.S. Citizens on the plane. The State Department is still checking into it, as per Fox News. Sad to say this, but I don’t trust anyone at the State Dept. No Americans would give Obama an opportunity to do nothing. I hope there were no American victims. I wish there were no victims and no shoot down of the plane at all.

    • I don’t get this checking for American citizens–they were all human, as far as I know. Speaking of–the first footage Fox put up was jumbled and then I realized it was body parts, arms, torsos—I was shocked. And Shep to explain it–couldn’t Fox do better?

      • Yesterday he said that is our primary concern (or something close to that) in reference to whether Americans were on the plane. I love America but agree, all that died on board are a sad loss. Even when he tries to stand up for the US he can’t do it properly.

      • It’s an old journalism technique to increase ratings. If there were Americans on the plane, the odds that an American watching could possibly, maybe, perhaps, have a friend, acquaintance or relative on that plane. It’s a disgusting technique, and yes, all were human beings sent to their death on that plane.

    • I am thankful that it/if turns out that no Americans were on the flight. I just don’t understand how 23 (I believe) were listed as being on the flight. Did 23 people all change their mind at the last min. about flying? Did someone read a passenger list from another flight all together? Did someone say Americans were on board, just to make the whole issue more tragic to us?
      The bottom line however this is insane when planes are being shot down in full flight. Putin needs a leash put on him.

  11. Will the Chief Communist Agitator of the Country appear this morning with his suit pockets bulging with all that illicit cash he scooped up at those fundraisers last night in New York City from the idiotic 1%ers? Imagine these rich dolts donating huge sums of money to the Dictator and his regime which is hell bent on destroying this country and in the end taking away their wealth. You can’t fix stupid.

  12. I really do want to give Obama the benefit of the doubt sometimes, but he makes it so very hard to do.

    I’d just like a President a little quicker on his feet and full of real compassion. Ain’t gonna happen with this one :(

    • No lie on the spotty audio, and the jerky video.
      I gave up listening/watching it.
      I did notice though that Keith’s adds were rolling right along.
      Problem with the live feed ?
      Or is it a website that can’t take the volume of input.
      Just tell me when it’s over.

    • I disagree. Your garbage collector performs tasks and handles logistics to meet a scheduled demand on a full-time weekly basis. This far exceeds any skill sets that Obama utilized over the course of his unimpressive work history. Thus, your garbage collector is more qualified for the job than the current _resident.

      • Plus when ‘sanitation engineers’ have a holiday they work 2 or 3 times harder the rest of the week making up for the slack. They get the job done.

  13. No prompter! His head is bobbing up and down instead of side to side. Six years, and he still can’t speak without reading the words.
    He is no more qualified to be POTUS than my garbage collector.

      • I walked out after the first couple of mins. The most I got out of his comments was that he was not using his tele-prompter.
        His head was not moving side to side.
        Hey maybe that is how he has been controlling a lot of peoples minds about seeing the truth. sarc

  14. No need to listen to this drivel. Here is the speech in a nutshell by this moral coward – “uh, uh, aah, uh, insert bare faced lie, uh, uh, ahhh, uh, insert bare faced lie, uh, uh, ahhh, uh, insert bare faced lie, uh, uh, ahhh, uh, insert bare faced lie, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseaum, so on and so forth..

  15. Unbeleveable! He does not understand assertiveness. Instead, it’s
    ‘we don’t know exactly what happened’. What??? It’s a no brainer!
    He refuses to ruffle Putin’s feathers. God help us all!

    • Let’s see…I am in my family room in humble little Chandler AZ and I think…maybe…either Russians shot it down or Russian advisers helped some rag taggers do it either by giving them missiles or standing there and helping them fire–and then…oh no. So–the word Russians has come up. I was surprised to also hear the word Cossacks–who does that refer to these days?

  16. Keith, Love ya guy.

    I love all your updates. But When it comes to. Obama is making a statement. it holds little relevance to a majority of Americans who he has no credibility with.
    Obama’s statements are usually in our face, res-asserting he is king, the best of the best to ever exist and tough luck I won.

    Thank you for the notice though, because it does feel good to slam the idiot in chief as appropriate.

  17. Keith, Love ya guy. Missed this I was busy staying focused on the Obama created Border Crisis.

    I love all your updates. But When it comes to Obama is making a statement, it holds little relevance to a majority of Americans who he has no credibility with.
    Obama’s statements are usually in our face, re-asserting he is king, the best of the best to ever exist and tough luck I won. Did he even mention tragedy and more money.

    Thank you for the notice though, because it does feel good to slam the idiot in chief as appropriate.

  18. Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.
    The following is
    a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press’.
    From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press” THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.
    General Bill Gann’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
    The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171…
    During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.

    Senator Obama replied :
    “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides.” “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression…” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”

    Obama continued: “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing’. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails – – – perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ……”

    When I Become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts.We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past”.

    “Of course now, I have found myself about to become The President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family.Indeed,CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America.”
    Yes, you read it right.
    Dale Lindsborg, Washington Post

    • Hated the country then. Hates it now.

      This is not a presidency. This is Obama ‘s Revenge. He blames America for every ill in his lousy life.