How They Heard the Obama Speech on Twitter

Editor’s Note: These notes came from people and organizations via Twitter during President Obama’s speech at the Tucson Memorial Service. 

BlogDiva: “Dan Hernandez showed true class when he said ‘i humbly reject the title of hero’ and celebrated those who wrestled the attacker.”

AntDeRosa: “You don’t have to agree with our President’s politics to appreciate the healing power of that speech. Historic.” 

Former Bush Press Sec. @AriFleischer: “Well done Pres O. He rose above the noise and spoke to our higher values. Well done.”

TheReidReport: “Tonight was a reminder of why we elected Barack Obama to be our president. Well done sir.” 

MSNBC: “Obama tells memorial service, nation: ‘Gabby opened her eyes for the first time.’”

dug51259: “I’m no Obama fan but tonight he was my President.”

David Corn: “I have a 9-year-old daughter. I cannot imagine having to give such a speech. It’s heartening to see a leader lead so well.”

“AZ memorial beautiful in part because it celebrated people of many colors, genders, ages, orientations and backgrounds. <– This is America.”

Diva5013: “I found President Obama’s speech heart wrenching, tearful, hopeful and just plain wonderful.”

MmedeSevigne: “Everytime my President gives a speech we say it is his finest…,until he has to give another one and BAM!…he outdoes himself…..”

HumanityCritic: “My mom just called me, crying. My old man’s death, my grandmother’s death, her breast cancer – no tears. This Obama speech, tears.”  

Whirrl: “Our President delivered an Immortal and lasting speech of unity, anyone that finds fault with that is beyond hope.”

Melissa Harris-Perry: “Good night. I am going to go hug my 8-year-old until she makes me leave her alone.”

What did you think about President Obama’s speech? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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by Nathan Laurell via Creative Commons


William C
William C3 months ago

Thank you for the article.

W. C
W. C3 months ago


LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Interesting, thank you.

LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Interesting, thank you.

LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Interesting, thank you.

Gerald Reynolds

I'm really more surprised than I should be I suppose at the comradarie being exhibited here by the right. After hearing some of the things they've said about the president I know most of them, like Obama, don't mean one word. Everyone of them had their speech written by a "professional" writer, paid to make you laugh, cry or spit at you, it is but a speech and nothing more. Did y'all cry during the destruction and wanton mismanagement of FEMA after Katrina and then the BP spill??? Of course not. We need real action not flowery speeches.
Hate to burst everyone's bubble but a pragmatist I am and a pragmatist I'll stay.
FACT: It was the fault o0f the tea baggers and their leaders like Palin for stirring up trouble...That should have been mentioned.
If there were any time to choose sides it would be now, do you honestly think the Limbaugh bunch will change???

Donald MacDonald
don MacDonald7 years ago

" * Sound Mind says
* Jan 14, 2011 6:10 PM

Donald Mac, are you trying to imply Obama is the only liar in DC? "

Certainly not !!!

The place is crawling with them.

Obama is the head liar right now...and the one signing off on molesting and irradiating children at the airports.

He's carrying on what Bushj was doing, only less clumsily.

If they were both represented beer labels, Obama would be advertized as 'Bush Lite'.


Martin R.
Martin R7 years ago

Well there you have it, Sarah. That 'hopey changey thing' working real good for me!

Ann G.
Ann G7 years ago

this was beautiful, wonderful, and a great speech. obama is a wonderful speechmaker and has true emotion. you can tell that he really believes everything he is saying. thank you for such a wonderful eulogy in the wake of such a tragedy.

Susan T.
SUSAN T7 years ago

This eulogy was personal and it said everything to me. I cried then was uplifted with a goal to help create a world that little girl and the others who gave their lives in the interest of our government would be proud of.

Then like Claudia, I watched AC continue on to get a group to actually pick apart the whole Memorial service, from: Opening Native American' s Blessings, to Obama's wonderful uplifting, on the mark talk to the cheering and feelings of the participants of the Service. I have never seen such public RUDENESS or disrespect in my 70 years.

Therefore, I stand to never, ever, watch a CNN news cast again, They are not newsworthy.