Obama Tells H.S. Students “You Inspire Me”; Ohio Teens Laugh at Him


Rebounding from the Iowa Caucuses, Barack Obama took to the road, selling his campaign message to a group of intellectual equals at an Ohio high school. Obama told teens in Shaker Heights, Ohio — a Cleveland suburb and one of the wealthiest cities in the state — that, in the words of the band named for his hometown, they’re the meaning in his life, they’re the inspiration:

I want you to know you’re the reason that I ran for this office in the first place. You remind me what we are still fighting for. You inspire me.

No word on whether the crowd interrupted Obama before he could say, “You complete me.”

The students responded to his transparent pandering with the honesty afforded only by youth; they laughed at him. C-SPAN’s cameras caught the whole exchange.

One cannot blame the youth of a nation for opposing President Obama. Youth unemployment hit a postwar high on Obama’s watch, a staggering 52.2 percent. The rate of young joblessness remained high and has crushed youth enthusiasm for Obama’s re-election. Interestingly, an October Gallup poll found 53 percent of young people believe “the government should promote traditional values in our society.” Obama certainly can’t be accused of that.

Ohio’s young people are beginning to sound the warning like the story they heard years ago: the emperor has no clothes.

Click here to watch the video.

– from Ben Johnson, The White House Watch.

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Comments

  1. kenny1801 says:

    Everyone LOVES a CLOWN!!!!!…Give it up, NOBAMA….We're ON TO YOU!!!!! You're GOIN' DOWN in 2012!!!

    • Is it a big suprise that these teens are laughing?
      The only people that take this usurper serious are the socialist leftwing obots.

  2. and then he had them all killed….

  3. Bertsy K. Larsen says:

    It’s about time that the young and old people stopped taking this clown (anyone read “IT” by Stephen King?) seriously!! You go, Ohio Youth!!! And the rest of America’s Youth, you remember it is your jobs that he has done away with, and ours too, we older people have lost jobs too, and we need to support our families! A little advice to everyone, old alike as well as young, next time, study your choice of a president more completely. If it smells like a rat, walks like a rat, and speaks and looks like a rat, plus has a rat’s name, it is most likely a rat!!!

  4. It's usually easier to fool kids than adults, that's why he panders to the youth…but our kids are SMART today, they are computer savvy and they can READ. Even my 17 year old listens to ME and reads some things I give her so she has an understanding of what we are dealing with.
    Nope O, you're lucky there were no tomatoes. The teleprompter and AF One had to make a hasty retreat from Cleveland, which it seems now is NOT the mistake on the lake.
    YAY Shaker Heights High!!!

  5. SoulStraw says:

    Wow, talk about zero credibility. I saw no _evidence whatsoever that they were laughing at him.How do this _hideous, misleading stories take hold? __There are relentless constants in the manic drive by GOP ultra conservatives, tea party leaders and followers, and unreconstructed bigots to make President Obama a one term president. One is their drumbeat, non-stop barrage of racist depictions, slurs, digs and vilification of Obama. The other is their drumbeat, non-stop barrage of racist depictions, slurs, digs, and vilification of First Lady Michelle Obama. Unlike these racists, I don't act like I know how these kids think, But I know they are not racist, bigoted hate-filled losers like the GOP party has become!_ _President Barack Obama is the most disrespected occupant of the White House, and he certainly has brought out the worst in many white people

    • 1) What the )(^*%%^& is an "unreconstructed bigot"? What a pompous statement!
      2) "…non-stop racist…." How did any seemingly intelligent person find racism in this? Oh, never mind, some people find racism whenever and where ever they want.
      3) "Unlike these racists…" [see #2] AND "I know they are not racist, bigoted…" [again, see #2]
      4) "…the most disrespected occupant of the White House…" WERE YOU ASLEEP DURING THE BUSH years? And the Clinton years? Remember the Starr multi-year hunt for evidence on "Slick Willie"? How can possibly say that….oh, never mind, some people….OOPS, said that already!
      5) "…brought out the worst in many white people" WHAT A RACIST THING TO SAY!

    • Its always "The White man trying to keep a Brother Down" LOL
      OMG, talk about beating a drum! Lets: compensate the black folk for slavery; lets continue to use affirmative action (reverse discrimination) etc…
      And BTW, isn't Obama 1/2 White? Yet he totally refuses to embrace any part of being part white. Along with the rest of the close minded idiots that will ONLY see him as a "Black Man"! There's a lot of cream in that coffee!
      There is far more hate by the anti GOP losers. And Obama will be a one term president. He will go down in history. But not for being like Kennedy or Lincoln, who Obama wanted to compare himself too, both Whitey's! But for selling out our country to the highest bidder and putting the USA in a financial hole that we will probably never recover from.
      Now he wants to "streamline" our Military? That will allow (his) radical Muslim brothers to destroy us!
      Too bad he hasn't met the same definitive end as Kennedy and Lincoln……..

      • Questionman says:

        I don't doubt for a second many of Obama's haters hate is rooted in racism.. That said the economy is a big attack point what with the state of things so I don't think its necessarily unrealistic that they would target the family with things related to economic issues.. I mean its a good 'hit' to say "We have X% unemployment but Obama is taking ANOTHER VACATION!11!"

        Then I think at what point does an image become racist? I imagine racists who hate Obama would find any given attack on them compelling regardless of context or accuracy.

        The "Obama as a monkey" comes to mind.. There have been many other presidents (and figures in general) who have been depicted in this way, but when it was done to Obama it was met with accusations of racism. There are countless examples of it being done for non-racist reasons, but you cannot ignore the history of comparing black people (and minorities in general) to lesser species.

    • TexasJester says:

      Ah, yes… Racism.. The last tool the Obama administration has left to fight the GOP. that’s why Mr Cain had to go – they couldn’t use racism against Mr Cain.

      It’s not racist to be against a person’s policies and politics – especially when those policies are ruining this country. How is it racist to be against the policies of a man who is bound and by-God determined to cause energy costs to skyrocket – necessarily, using his own word? How is it racist to be against a man’s policies that just signed into law the NDAA – the most restrictive piece of legislation this country has EVER seen – and would do Hitler and Stalin proud? How is it racist to be against a man’s policies when those policies are bankrupting this country?

      If this is the definition of “racist” then paint me racist! I don’t give a D*** what color the skin is that’s stretched over the skull of my president; what I’m concerned with is what’s UNDER that skin.

      Obama has discredited himself with NO help from the GOP. He has ruined the credibility of the Presidency and of the United States of America. He is a laughingstock around the world. Trust me, he’s doing a FINE job of discrediting himself, all by himself. Then there’s his wife ……

      Michelle wants to tell US how to eat, and she’s no prize! She steps off AF1 in a tank top and shorts, showing the world how fat she is, looking so much like a ghetto – well, I was gonna say whore, but that’s not fair to the honest prostitutes… – and how much disdain she has for the position of First Lady. Then compare that image with First Lady Laura Bush – dignified, in a SUIT, befitting her position. Michelle’s doing just as good a job discrediting her “husband” as he is. I just feel kinda sorry for the kids – they’re just little innocents..

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Souldip you must be kidding to say all that bullshit you wrote first the biggest racist in the world is your mama Obuma along with Sharpton,Jackson,Lee,Waters and others including the white devils Pelosi and Reid.Let me tell you know white person get extra credit for being to stupid to get a high mark on a test or better treatment to get into college because they can dribble a basketball or run with a football.As far as Obummer wife telling people what to eat obuma should tell her to look into a mirror

      • Questionman says:

        One brain-dead liar listen to the retarded ranting of Glenn Beck! You a-jholes are the racists! Only difference is there's evidence! I don't doubt for a second many of Obama's haters hate is rooted in racism..

        The "Obama as a monkey" comes to mind.. There have been many other presidents (and figures in general) who have been depicted in this way, but when it was done to Obama it was met with accusations of racism. There are countless examples of it being done for non-racist reasons, but you cannot ignore the history of comparing black people (and minorities in general) to lesser species.

        • Edwardkoziol says:

          How many years ago was it that blacks were considered inferior,it was when the south was run by the democrats Gov.Wallace,Gov Falbus,Sen Robert KKK Byrd and other leaders in the south.I don't know if your white,black or green but no one speaks of the smart colored people who are not racist like Obuma and his fat old lady.They are Col. West,Walter Williams,Thomas Sowell,Herman Caine,
          Tim Scott and others.Yes I dislike Obuma and I don't listen to Beck to know a socialist president when I see and hear one.

    • Dude he is the worst Leader to ever walk into the Whitehouse! You have to have respect to attain respect from others and thus the situation! Obamas latest cuts to the Military will place America in harms way with The Republic of China! It will place thousands of soldiers on the streets with no jobs to go to! Im sorry that you voted for this Muslim America Hating Two Faced Used Car Salesman but just admit you screwed up and lets hope you dont do it again!
      Learn from your mistakes!

      • Questionman says:

        God! Thanks for proving my point! .let me get this straight…YOU rePUGSlicans, CRIED WOLF WOLF WHEN
        CLINTON CUT OUT THE DISGRACEFUL WASTE of BILLIONS IN THE
        MILITARY…RIGHT? YOU ARE ALL SAYING THE SAME THING NOW….but it was
        this same CLINTON MILITARY THAT KICKED ARS$-SES IN IRAQ….

        yes some people think Obama is one of the worst presidents ever but many people KNOWS Bush was the worse President ever. Like the military should respect a man who sent them to dies in a unjust war

        • Seeks_the_truth says:

          Ummm no your wrong. If you remember, Bush rebuilt our military. It was THIS military that kicked arse in Iraq.

          Are you talking about the military that is in the unjust, ILLEGAL civil war in Libya right now? Your right, MANY service people have REFUSED this usurpers orders….
          There have been no other unjust, illegal wars…..

          A little education goes a long way….

    • Seeks_the_truth says:

      Trying to play the race card? Name one instance where race was used by congressmen to attack obama. Or was it because of obama's flagrant disregard of the Constitution that keeps getting him in trouble? I think the latter.

      MOST of America knows the attacks on obammy has NOTHING to do with race but on his ineptness.

  6. The thing about racism is the people who cry racism are the ones who are keeping racism alive and well. They just can't bear to let it die because it's the tool they use to get their way. Mighty good tool because it's powerful when you can use it to control others and intimidate them and put them in jail, even if when they are innocent. Yep, may as well keep this very good racial thing going. Who cares if it divides the USA, who cares if it tears down our nation. Who cares? That's what I would like to know. Just as it gets them what they want, who cares?

  7. Who cares if obama makes our country a communist muslim dictatorship. Who cares if the muslims bring Sharia law and puts it in our courts and chops off our heads and arms and cuts out our tungues. Shoot, it's what obama wants, and he knows what is best for us. Obama is the messiah, and THE ONE. The great know it all and giver of our paychecks to Muslim countries and gives our jobs to china and moves our companies and corporations to other countries. Yes, he's creating jobs for the world, but NOT for the USA. Taking our paychecks and inviting more illegals to cross that super highway called our border. The USA citizens are honored to keep you up and give you their jobs. Come on over, we don't mind starving our families and losing our jobs and homes and car to give to you and your drug dealers. We want you to kill our border patrols, rape our women, break in and steal our identity and rob our homes, kidnap our children, and trash our country. Woooo Hooo.

  8. SEAN MURRY says:

    These kids know he is a big joke.

  9. Edwardkoziol says:

    God bless the kids who laugh at our socialist president,they know a joke when they see and hear one

  10. carissa says:

    You all need to get over yourselves. I love how you can't find a real reason to dislike our President so you make things up. You call him a racist, a socialist and anything else you can think of. Why don't you focus that energy on things that matter. Say the deficit or renewable energy? Our great President did. Now our country has a healthcare bill. No President has been able to achieve that. Not even Republicans. So stop crying because lets face it Democrats just showed up Republicans.

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