Today President Barack Obama celebrated Labor Day by giving a few remarks at Laborfest in Milwaukee.

Here’s President Obama’s speech.

So what do you think of President Obama’s speech?

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7 Responses to VIDEO: President Obama’s remarks at Laborfest today

  1. nonquixote says:

    Laughing harder than when first looking at the Grothman cartoon, where is the serious part, only 5:02? Where’s the part about creating and arming ISIS to attempt to overthrow Assad, or the little US backed coup in the Ukraine last Feb or the guns and ammo sent to Israel to kill children?

    Come on you, know the good stuff that is so fabulous the MSM has no words to report it.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/29/obamas-catastrophic-defeat-in-ukraine/

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/29/washington-piles-lie-upon-lie/

    And did you include your fast tracking dreams to ship more jobs overseas under the still secret details of the TPP? How about US independence from having any energy, accomplished by shipping every drop of tar sand petroleum and fracked natural gas overseas for your best buddys’ bottom line profits?

    • nonquixote says:

      Thanks for the update on the speech and for the opening to let loose. Look, more seriously, talking about the minimum wage is all that is going to happen from the corporate ruled Democrats this election cycle or ever. The action needed to push minwage has not begun and it should have been on the ground, running already. The one issue they could have used to rake in support, possibly gain several state house election majorities and re-establish some political relevance with their traditional base of labor is nothing more than empty words, no better than 250K jobs promised. Understandably I am not surprised by this political suicide.

  2. EmmaR says:

    I don’t have a good sense of what sound bites and quotes were picked up in the media but what should come through loud and clear locally is the importance of voting in November, the imperative that we must be involved in the change we want to see. But of course the whiners will always prefer moaning on and on, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

    • nonquixote says:

      That’s right EmmaR, be a good sheep, refuse to acknowledge what your party leaders stand for today, hope and pray, live on hay, you’ll get pie in the sky when you die, that’s a lie (traditional union song lyrics there).

      While you are at it, continue as you have here, with your misplaced dismissal and denigration of people who are actually involved and attempting to educate voters as to who and what they are really voting for and the questions they should be demanding answers to, from the candidates they support. Whining, project much?

      A total cop-out on the media sound bite comment from you there, as we already know the 6 monopoly media conglomerates controlling most of what is deemed, “news,” are going to say nothing not approved by their ownership. Gladly taking their very own campaign dollars back (along with your campaign contributions) in the form of advertising fees and recycling it get what they want from those candidates and eventual politicians. You’ve yet to recognize the propaganda arm of the elites?

      • EmmaR says:

        Pretty rich to call me a sheep when your own comments show a marked lack of independent thought and merely echo what’s trendy among a certain sort of leftist.

      • Look, can we NOT use words like “sheep” when referring to each other? I’d like to think you can articulate your points without personal attacks.

        I do agree with Emma’s point that one takeaway from President Obama’s speech is the importance of getting our voters to the polls in non-presidential elections, both in the spring and the fall.

  3. Also – my impression of President Obama’s speech is that while it was on-point for the audience, I couldn’t help but take it with a grain of salt. After all, rhetoric is easy – it’s action that matters.

    When President Obama had an opportunity to clearly and unequivocally stand up for workers here in Wisconsin following Act 10, he couldn’t be bothered, and his abandonment of Wisconsin’s public employees speaks louder than any words he gives to “fire up the masses.”

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