November 26th, 2010
02:55 PM ET

President injured in basketball game

Ed Henry provides the inside scoop from the White House North Lawn.

Washington (CNN) –Apparently no good deed goes unpunished for President Obama, who was trying to make sure he didn't get a flabby belly after Thanksgiving but wound up with a fat lower lip instead.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the President received a dozen stitches after getting hit with an errant elbow during a Friday morning basketball game with White House aide Reggie Love and some unidentified family members at the Fort McNair military base in Washington.

The elbow belongs to Rey Decerega, who works for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. According to White House aides, Decerega went up for a shot and turned into the President, who was playing defense and accidentally got hit in the mouth.

"I learned today the President is both a tough competitor and a good sport," Decerega said in a statement released by the White House. "I enjoyed playing basketball with him this morning. I'm sure he'll be back out on the court again soon."

"After being inadvertently hit with an opposing player's elbow in the lip while playing basketball with friends and family, the President received 12 stitches today administered by the White House Medical Unit," said Gibbs. "They were done in the doctor's office located on the ground floor of the White House."

Aides said Obama was given a local anesthetic while receiving the stitches, and doctors used a smaller filament. That increases the number of stitches needed to patch up the tear, but it makes a tighter stitch so that the President's scar on his lower lip should be smaller.

Obama frequently plays basketball, works out on a daily basis, and was undoubtedly playing Friday to work off some extra Thanksgiving calories. An official White House menu showed that in addition to turkey and the usual trimmings, the First Family dined Thursday on six different pies - including apple, sweet potato, pumpkin, banana cream, cherry, and huckleberry.

Asked by CNN if Decerega will be getting a presidential pardon, a top White House aide laughed.


Topics: President Obama

soundoff (953 Responses)
  1. Okkkkkkkk

    Reaaaaaaaaaallllllllly?

    November 26, 2010 at 3:45 pm |
    • Generics

      Yes, what great news this is. CNN never fails to dissapoint when it comes to priorities. World War 3 is on the brink of starting, and they post a huge breaking news banner saying that the President cut his lip.

      Yellow journalism at it's finest.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
      • Danram

        LOL! No kidding, just like they spent an entire week pumping up this "Opt-Out Day" thing that ultimately fizzled out like a wet firecracker.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm |
      • Johndoe

        Well, they made you post and read the story, right? thats a sucesfull news article.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
      • Rudedog

        Saw Faux Noise criticize Obama's Golf Shorts...HIS SHORTS!!!

        Now 12 stitches is NOT newsworthy????

        Why don't you go back to Faux Noise Channel for another dose of Obama Bashing.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
      • Stella

        Johndoe shoots...scores!!

        November 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
      • Uruzone

        C'mon, folks. A little levity for the holiday. A news organization like CNN has plenty of room for human interest stories. If you want to read about the Korean conflict, they have plenty of articles on that as well. The entire website does not need to be dedicated to "serious" news, nor would most of us want it to be.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
      • mac texas

        Are you talking about the Korean attack? It has been the top story on CNN for two days......maybe they thought that even slow readers could read it in that period of time and decided to put something newer up today. By the way, you might like to know that Fox has it too.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
      • Acaraho

        Get a life.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
      • Melissa

        amen

        November 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
      • Chris

        As if Fox news does have their priorities straightened? I'd say CNN usually does the best job cutting the fat in the unworthy news topics. Also, who said a cable news channel has to only cover one story per day? That sounds more like a high school class...

        November 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
      • Lukekk

        Yes, notice how small the article is. Now go study the rest of your US History textbook and go to bed lmao.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
      • mine

        too bad the media was distracted from their usual screaming headlines every time the Palin breaks wind to report on our president

        November 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
      • nodack

        Pfft! Do you guys wake up every morning and say "What should I complain about today?"

        November 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
      • Crymore, Please

        Go watch Sarah Palin's TV show please.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
      • americana

        He's right, cnn never really has their priorities straight when it comes to breaking news. sure fox has the lip story, but above it they're keeping us updated with everything going on in North Korea. CNN puts up a breaking news banner that makes you think a bomb had just gone off or something.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
      • Soldier Boy

        Blood is not a good sign !!! Some bad days are ahead !!

        November 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
      • Joy

        Some people, such as yourself, will bitch about anything and everything.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
      • zakaria elgoumiri

        you must be living in another world. What do you know about journalism if you cannot even analyse well politics before you can drift into predicting WW3. You must be a Fox news unbrained adherent;0 HAPPY THANKS GIVING.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
      • Alice

        Generics, please learn how to spell "its."

        November 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
      • Mikey

        What more do you want to be reported about Korea? Nothing new has happened in the last couple of days. Do you want them to just keep reporting the same thing over and over again? I'm sure when something new develops in Korea it will once again take top priority.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
      • Wow

        CNN has been reporting about the Korean conflict all week. You do have the option to not click the link to this article.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
      • Slydell

        You'll actually notice that one of the two main articles on CNN's front page right now is "S. Korea names new defense chief amid war rhetoric." There is nothing wrong with having the occasional light-humored article like this. Also, you used "it's" when you should have used "its." Have a nice day!

        November 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
      • Stosh

        Generics, I'm sure you complained when Grorge Bush hurt himself in a bicycle accident, and that made the news, too, right? Of course not! Your are a nhypocrite!

        Burt what can you expect from someone who apparently really belives that the Korea problems could excalate into a full-blown world war! Neither china nor Russina wants to get involvedi in any such thing, which you would know if you looked beyond what some blwohard is telling you.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
      • LinuxPower

        Generics,
        Since you complained so much about CNN, then in this case, you have been officially banned from CNN!
        Don’t EVER read, post or associate yourself with CNN. Stop complaining and go on with your life (journalist)

        November 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
      • rs1201

        I disagree. When the President gets hurt...it is indeed newsworthy. He's the commander in chief and the President of the most powerful country in the world.

        November 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
      • Imuststandup

        And yet you kept reading til the very end, didn't you? That IS journalism at it's finest! lol

        November 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
      • Imuststandup

        And yet you kept reading til the very end, didn't you? That IS journalism at its finest! lol

        November 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
      • Dan

        Makes you wonder with everthing going on right now why he was playing basketball.

        November 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
      • Brad 5013

        Switch over to Faux News, dopey. Their right-wing blather will feel more like "real news" to you.

        November 26, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
      • Chris

        So I guess you're also pissed off that a few headlines below this they're reporting that Auburn beat Bama, surely a complete waste of space and important to absolutely no one when the only thing happening in the world that we should care about is a 5'2" psycho that should have been assassinated 3 decades ago is pitching a tantrum and setting himself up for a good ole ass whooping...

        All I'm saying is, if it's not important to you and you don't want to read it, then don't (and especially don't comment on it).

        November 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
      • Dee

        World War 3?? um what era did you wake up in by accident?

        November 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
      • Andrew

        Did you say anything at all when George "moron" Bush passed out from eating a pretzel? That was on the news for over 3 days. I know that if CNN DIDN'T report Obama's injury, you would be saying that he's hiding his health from the American public. Why don't you guys get a life and just accept the fact that an African American is actually the POTUS! Whether you like it or not.

        November 26, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
      • Carolyn

        This is *not* the definition of 'yellow journalism!' Look it up!

        November 26, 2010 at 11:43 pm |
      • Commojoe

        Andrew, buddy, WHY does everything about this president need to be turned into some racially confrontational deal? Are people still so defensive about this guy after two years that we can't get past his race and just deal with him on his policies and stands on issues. Plus, the guy got his lip busted up, give him a break; it happens.

        November 27, 2010 at 1:03 am |
      • Jack Spears

        The Prez got a life too. C'mon Chill.

        November 27, 2010 at 1:03 am |
      • Whalekrill

        Oh, a have a paper cut. Where's the media?

        November 27, 2010 at 2:21 am |
      • DrMabuse

        We're on the Brink of WW3 and the president is playing hoops. Not only CNN has its priorities screwed up.

        November 27, 2010 at 6:40 am |
      • ????

        I never realized that they were required to run only one story a week. get a life.

        November 27, 2010 at 9:20 am |
      • Marge

        At least the Pres did not fall off a couch, drunk, and did not get his fat lip from that, plus quite visible carpet burn around the eye... and nobody lied about it (that we know of), either.

        November 27, 2010 at 10:34 am |
      • Nick

        Looks like "sour grapes" to me. Why don't you loos he "chicken little" attitude?

        November 27, 2010 at 10:50 am |
      • DaveZ0

        Danram, kinda hard to opt-out of scanners the TSA had shut off on opt-out day.

        November 27, 2010 at 11:19 am |
      • Jack

        I was hoping for a kick in the crotch, but a fat lip is funny too

        November 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
      • Nicodemus

        Guess who's going to get audited by the IRS.

        November 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
      • joseph

        How about when Bush had a shoe thrown at him, there were a lot more pressing issues also but we had to watch that knucklehead president dodge a shoe a thousand times over...

        November 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
      • Bob

        This article is such a waste of time. Who cares!!

        November 28, 2010 at 7:20 am |
      • Joe

        I am glad his face got split open..he has done such a good job at ruining the economy stealing our money and letting all the good tax cuts run out that the should feel the pain in his face..twenty more stitches for this Marxist wouldn't be enough.

        November 28, 2010 at 10:34 am |
    • Waziz

      I wonder if Rev Franklin Graham is that unidentified opposing team Captain. HaHaHa

      November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
      • Joe

        This guy could have his face slit open too. Obama never had to wait for anything in his life, but rest of us are going to suffer will the white house and congress get to watch and tell us that it is a great idea. I HATE obama and everybody in the white house..when are the Republicans going to help us out, when are the Tea party people going to stop blowing smoke up our arses and start actually doing something. My wife now has higher taxes on her paycheck higher health insurance and now has to cash out here 401k is THIS how Obama is fixing the economy?! Is this how we are recoving and getting jobs created by the Stimulus?! Go to hell mister obama.

        November 28, 2010 at 10:38 am |
    • PP

      Nice to know hoops trump economy and a possible Korean war...what a joke this administration is.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
      • Danram

        Actually, I think you'd have to lay this one at the feet of CNN.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
      • Steve

        and Bush never took any days off??? Oh wait that's right more days off than any other President in history and he started 2 wars. President Obama is spending 1 morning playing basketball, quick empeach him.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
      • Dbarak

        So a little respite from the pressures of the job and a chance for some exercise to keep sharp is a bad thing? It seems unfair to expect the president to not find a way to relieve some stress. Your line of reasoning could be followed to suggest he not take time out to sleep.

        You DO know that people can reach him in a few seconds if there's an emergency, right?

        November 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
      • Sybil

        @Paulie....Please give it a break. This is Thanksgiving and though I don't support, probably, any of his policies can you keep your blatanly boring comments to yourself. This was a cute article and I think it is great that he plays basketball and goes elbow to elbow with his friends and staff.
        The more important question I have is was it a Democrat elbow gone awry or a Republican elbow gone astray? Or do you think he was playing with any Republicans.
        And I could care less if N. Korea gets blown away from the map. Let's keep the war stories where they belong, in the war story section. LOL.
        I think he would be afaid to cheat on Michelle. She would clearly win that physical battle. SMILE AMERICA.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
      • Paulie

        It just makes it seem like he isnt putting any thought into his job! We are teetering on the brink of war with North Korea (possibly China)! Is he deep in thought and concerned for our nation? Our taxes are about to go up for ALL of US (which he also lied about). There is going to be inflation because of it? Does he care or is he goofing off playing ball?

        November 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
      • jfairweather

        PP- you people trip me out. Would it be better to play poker, sail, golf, swim, bowl, or play touch football instead? This is what other presidents have done. Does the president no deserve to have an hour of rec time now and again?
        Bush's ratio of vacation days was nearly twice that of Obama but I didn't hear you attacking his lack of attention to the economy or other important issues.
        Perhaps people who criticize a president for taking an hour or two off should spend their weekends doing volunteer work instead of all that TV time.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
      • JohnDing

        I bet you are a W lover. Didn't he take the most days off from any administration, EVER?? Oh wait. It didn't matter because Dick Cheney was running the country while they were happy Bush was gone not inventing new words.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
      • Coloradan

        So CNN reports on something I am sure Obama would have preferred receive no coverage at all and you conclude his administration is "a joke." That is quite a level of logical reasoning you have attained. You are probably one of those people who has no idea we have had 10 consecutive months of private sector job growth whereas the Bush Administration ended with 13 consecutive months of private sector job losses. You probably have no idea that the stock market is up about 70% since March of 09 just a few weeks after Obama took office. You must certainly be one of those easy to influece dupes that the GOP with their big money allies have convinced that things are actually getting worse instead of better since Obama took office. Keep watching FOX, that is where people who already have their mind made up and want to be spoonfed GOP talking points belong.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
      • PP Stinks

        What a stupid comment!

        November 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
      • CyndyP

        As opposed to the last criminal administration that got us in to two wars and wrecked the ecomony by lying about everything. You are part of the problem!

        November 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
      • SKB

        You know, when he gets a memo that says "OBL determined to strike within United States" or makes up WMD's to start a war and invade a country you can say something. Until then, try and relax until regular programming starts again on Monday for you with your ilk on Faux and Limpy. I know its hard to try to come up with your own ideas until then but you might want to look at the truth.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
      • needNewGov

        Get a life ya rube!

        November 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
      • newgoldie

        paulie
        dont be afraid.... if you just stop getting all your info from fox news
        you will find most of what they say is not true. plus lighten up
        it is thanksgiving after all maybe go outside and get some fresh air
        North Koreaont be attacking any time soon, if it makes you feel better take your gas mask
        have fun paulie

        November 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
      • newgoldie

        paulie
        dont be afraid.... if you just stop getting all your info from fox news
        you will find most of what they say is not true. plus lighten up
        it is thanksgiving after all maybe go outside and get some fresh air
        North Korea won't be attacking any time soon, if it makes you feel better take your gas mask
        have fun paulie

        November 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
      • Karen

        Chances are he is working over this Thanksgiving break but since when does our President have to work over Thanksgiving break?

        November 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
      • sara

        The "joke" is and was the last administration that rode "cowboy" over you dummies.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
      • Darlene

        Everyday I am amazed of just how ignorant people can be! Who works a job and have no days off? Whether the President play basketball on his time off that is not causing unemployment to be an issue in the United States which exisited before he was President. Our state here in Alabama, unemployment rate has lower recently and I thank God for that! Hatred is like a cancer, it eats you alive. Just because you desire to walk around with this hatred in your heart and not have the sense to thank God for what you are fortunate to have, evidently you have a computer and services for the internet, are you depriving yourself of those luxuries because there are families that exist in this world without those luxuries. Are you wrong to have your and use it?

        November 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
      • Paulie

        you dont have to worry about cowboys goofing off playing basketball do you?

        November 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
      • regertz

        He took a cheap, quick morning break from the situation and you find that a reason to criticize? Thank God we have a sharp man with balls in the WH, not that last lying moron.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
      • S. Artesian

        Beats the hell out of shooting you hunting partner in the face with a load of bird shot, doesn't it? Remember that gem from the former administration. Bourbon, shotguns, Cheney, and some guy who made the mistake, apparently, of looking too much like a quail to the former VP.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
      • Andrew

        Are you kidding me with this? In the midst of TWO wars, Bush was out clearing his land in Crawford and you say NOTHING about it. But because President Obama plays a little basketball AT THE WHITE HOUSE, you're going to degrade him for it? At least he doesn't run and hide from every major event like the last idiot did!

        November 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
      • Nick

        I guess if he went for a 2hr jog that would be OK but playing hoops just isn't American enough for you!! Come on, he was just working out, give him a break!

        November 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
      • rick52

        Actually, Paulie, tax increases cause deflation, not inflation. Tax breaks cause inflation.

        Think about it (if that's not too tricky for you) - if your taxes rise and your take-home pay drops, are you able to spend more on the things you need? No, you have to find a way to spend less. Since this is true of everyone, demand drops. When demand drops, prices drop as well. (We see that with gasoline all the time.)

        Tax breaks put more money into your paycheck, which lets you think you can go out and buy something that you wouldn't otherwise. If everyone's doing that, then demand is going up. When demand rises, so do prices.

        It's really basic economics. But I'm going to take a wild guess that you're a Republican, which - by definition - means you don't understand basic economics.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
      • Will

        Dateline 2001-2008: "at a time of the war on terror, and two wars with American soldiers dying daily, W (and the GOP congress) enjoyed the highest number of vacation days, smoking cigars and sipping wine at their ranch back home in Texas."

        Whereas a basketball game lasts, what, 60 mins? That's shorter than one way flight to/from Texas, buckaroo.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
      • Scoop

        I wasn't gonna bring this up, but since you won't let it go:

        You apparently do have to worry about "cowboys" choking on a pretzel while watching football.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
      • Kathy

        While your at it, why not complain that he showers every morning too? I mean, he should be working on the economy, not spending time in the bathroom.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
      • Jim Nickerson - Columbus Ohio and not afraid of you Obama haters!

        To PP, You are an idiot.
        By the way...how did you spend your day today? Help out at a soup kitchen? Donate your time to a charitable cause? Oh...maybe that was you that went to donate blood, or get registered on a bone marrow registry? Sign up as a potential organ donor? No...wait. I'm sorry, maybe you went to see if you could brighten up a child's life and looked into fostering a child! No? I bet you sat your fat lazy ass in a beaten up lazy boy so you could watch your shows on TIVO thankful that you were able to beat out that little old lady for that last highly desired toy by shoving her aside at the last minute when you waited all night in your local Walmart for the late night/early morning sales. By the way – the toy wasn't made in the US – so your money just went to a child sweatshop in a some military run government country – which our economy thanks you for by the way. Yep...I voted for him....but I also work towards a solution to what I see is a problem. What have you done other than open your pie hole?

        November 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
      • Kimo

        We get it. You don't like Obama and if he sleeps on the right side of the bed you'll call him a hypocrit for not sleeping on the left. Grow up.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
      • ffrs

        PP, that is about as dumb a comment as can possibley be made. Really, really dumb

        November 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
      • LW

        Yes, how dare he take out an hour for some R&R. No other president ever did that! They all worked 24X7. Double DUH!

        November 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
      • byron jefferson

        You idiot ! most presidents go on vacation for thanksgiving ! this one is at the White house ! last president if i do remember correctly took vacation excessively ! and every president since i can remember has a daily workout routine ,this one happens to enjoy basketball !

        November 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
      • nodack

        You are an idi0t. So the President of the US isn't allowed to get exercise now or it's a GOP crime? it doesn't matter what he does you guys would complain about it.

        Obama could get rid of the deficit, zero out unemployment, end world hunger, cure all forms of cancer and FOX/GOP would write a negative story about it and FOXs followers would write in and complain about it.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
      • EA80

        You fools are so predictable. An hour workout in the morning does not equate to goofing off or putting the N. Korea issues aside. I swear some of you are so simple minded that you could be hypnotized by mice. Paulie, your federal taxes are not going up; maybe you should check your states income tax or local sales tax. Last time I checked, the Stimulus cut taxes for 95% of the country, and I was one of those who benefited. Stop parroting the stupid and actually do some research. I swear, it's like the "patriots" in this country revel in making America stupid, so pathetic.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
      • such a joke

        sooooo...Soldiers in Korea ate a big Thanksgiving Day meal and some even did PT this morning...while understanding that the country they are in are on the brink of war...GUESS THEY ARE WRONG ALSO, HUH... and yes...I AM A SOLDIER WITH 3 COMBAT TOURS, BEEN TO THREE OTHER COUNTRIES SO CAN SPEAK ON IT!!! IDIOT!!!

        November 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
      • Tom

        PP,

        I think you should look at the amount of days that every Republican president has spent on vacation before making comments about Obama playing basketball. Bush spent more time on vacation then any other president and that was with September 11th, and two wars going on. So read up on your facts before calling Obamas administration a joke next time.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:58 pm |
      • jbcal

        So now we're to belive that you're privy to all that goes on at the White House? How do you know what going on there? If you do know, why are you wasting time here when you should be putting some of that knowledge to work?

        November 26, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
      • denissr

        This is Obama, not bush. Obama can take care of all three, and never break a sweat. You neonutz are just pitiful.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
      • Ed

        Bush took three times the vacation at this point despite starting two wars and 9/11.

        November 26, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
      • SKyle

        Could be worse... we could be sitting here reading a news article about Obama clearing brush on his ranch for the 100th time instead of sitting as his desk in Washington overseeing a war...

        November 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
      • Here we go again

        @ Steve,
        Yeah, we know......it's Bush's fault (yawn)!!

        November 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
      • oh...poor baby..

        Poor PP forgot about or was forgotten this Thanksgiving...please leave him alone...not everyone has a family or friends to go to during the holidays...Please send basketballs to PP to brighten up his holiday....Dear God, please make PP have a better Christmas...amen.

        November 26, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
      • whatelsecanweblameObama4

        I don't think CNN gets their stories approved by the WH. You are confusing them with Fox News and the last Admin.

        November 26, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
      • heyzues

        Wait a dang minute. BUSH was in Texas 65% of his Presidency. including the starting of TWO US led wars. Stop with the BS, moron. he was playing hoops 5 minutes from the whitehouse.

        November 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
      • newfilter

        Yeah, that's the person we need to run the country. A man who doesn't take care of himself or do anything to relieve his stress level. I'm guessing you don't exercise and so don't see the benefits.

        November 26, 2010 at 11:51 pm |
      • flyingviper

        Hey, Jim Nickerson – Columbus Ohio and not afraid of you Obama haters! Did we just work for YOUR welfare check or your bailout? What a jerk to write such stuff! Tick Tock you should be afraid of the Obama haters. The free ride is just about up! And YES, most of what you said we didn't do,.....we did! Did YOU!

        November 26, 2010 at 11:58 pm |
      • S

        I recall Bush constantly on vacation and no one said anything about that. Plus he's a huge contributor to why our country is in such bad shape. The presidential hate is coming a few years too late you're taking it out on the wrong president

        November 27, 2010 at 1:49 am |
      • rob

        Really ? I think I've seen Fox news cut into Obama speeches to deliver 'Breaking News' on puppy dog stories – don't they ??

        November 27, 2010 at 2:32 am |
      • Tim

        I know, right? And what's this I hear about Obama sleeping every night? I mean he is literally sleeping on the job! Not to mention how MULTIPLE times a day he has the gumption to take a break to eat? I mean seriously!? Who does this guy think he is?

        November 27, 2010 at 10:04 am |
      • Rainverm

        Amen, its the economy stupid.

        Get people working, good to see where his true priorities are...Having fun why the rest of us suffer.

        November 27, 2010 at 10:21 am |
      • joseph

        Of course, not like the previous administration that went around starting wars...selective amnesia from the right as usual

        November 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
    • stob

      well, a busted mouth. it will be ok as long as it doesnt interfere with his ability to convey david rockefellers message to us via teleprompter

      November 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
    • Queen sanity

      I am white and I voted for Obama, and I still support him. My IQ is over 130 and I have a Ph.D. I feel daily like weeping for this country because of racist losers like the ones who post on CNN.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
    • J

      Uhhhhhhhhh..... Yeah. What's the prrrrrrrroooooobleeeeeem?

      November 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
    • Bob

      I cut my lip today too

      November 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
    • Joe

      It is nice to seem him nailed in the face for a change..good to see our president who always takes vacations finally for the first time in life get a fat lip. Wonder if he is going to have to wait two hours in the waiting room to get his appointment..oh wait Obama and the white house don't have to worry about Obama care they are exempt it's only the rest of us that are screwed.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
    • Chaiah

      Seriously, CNN? What's next? "President Obama Has Über Zit!" There is a possible war situation between North Korea and South Korea. Cholera is killing people in Haiti. People are dying of starvation in Africa... and you publish a stupid story about President Obama getting stitches in his lip due to a basketball game? I didn't read the story, by the way. I am changing my homepage to http://www.guardian.co.uk/ Their current head story is about how a US General recently was duped by a Pakistani shop keeper. You covered it in a sensational-type manner but you'd think you might want to take this a little more seriously rather than feed the masses pablum. Report the actual NEWS and stop feeding us your ridiculous opinionated drivel.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
    • JimS

      Oh Yea? Well I think Manchelle Obama popped him one in the mouth because she, like the rest of the country couldn;t take anymore of his lies and bullshwaggo!!! Thanks Manchelle!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
    • Carl

      ya, Basketball is a great idea while the nation may be on the brink of the largest war we have seen since WWII with regards to the korean conflict...nice

      November 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
      • Alex

        Yeah but bush spending half of his presidency on his ranch during the middle of two wars is perfectly acceptable.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
      • Greg

        Oh stop complaining. He's allowed to take some time to exercise.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
      • Aaron

        Um, FIRST, I would take a President who takes time to take care of his body anytime, whether it be running (Clinton, Bush) or basketball (Obama). Tthere is certainly nothing wrong with taking time to get some regular exercise. On the contrary, exercise helps make you have a sharper mind and improves your alertness. As for the subsequent, and predictable, Bush comment. He did NOT spend half of his presidency at his ranch. In fact, neither he, nor Obama have taken an inordinate amount of time off. Sad that the truth doesn't always work for your arguments, but truth is our responsibility. My biggest beef with Obama is not his basketball and golf time, but the amount of time he spends trying to sell policies, political allies, etc. That is where he has far outdone all of his predecessors. That will also, ultimately, be his undoing.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
      • MastaFunk

        Fox has a lot of "fear" over there, as well as completely made-up bogus reporting....Sounds like your home-sic... so go, we really don't care what you do/about you...

        November 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm |
      • guest

        Well he got a job, now he's got a fat lip,you know what's next.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
      • whatelsecanweblameObama4

        Really Carl? Obama isn't even allowed to play BB. Really? Let me ask you this. When you have problems at your house. Do you stop all other activities until the problem is fixed?

        November 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
      • dinak

        At least Bush took his work to the ranch – Obama thinks the Presidency is one big joke – on us.

        November 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
      • heyzues

        umm, you do know that north Korea not only has a food shortage, but also a technology and fuel shortage. It is a known fact that NK has just enough food to roll into the Camp Casey area IF they beat the falling blocks in the mountains. if not, then they will be marginalized in a few mountain passes where we and the ROK army will blast them to the stone age.

        "Oh no, Dem President, the sky is falling, I'm running around like a little girl, oh the sky is falling" wa wa wa.. Stop pushing the Beck, Limbaugh, FAUX news official party Lines, Mein Obersheeter Your Furher is long since left the building. ..

        November 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
    • Parker

      Other news outlets reported the same thing. Stop looking at CNN if you dislike it so much. Complain complain complain.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
    • carls

      The reason they put these articles is because they know we'll read it...once u read it and bothered to comment u just GOT! :) like me...."Made u Look"

      November 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
    • TexSnork

      Elbow during a basketball game? What really happened is Barack made the mistake of talking back to Michele.

      November 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
    • Will

      Probably got it from his wife, she looks like Partick Ewing in a skirt.

      November 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
    • Will

      Michelle did it, did you notice she looks exactly like Patrick Ewing?

      November 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm |
    • JOEY

      FINALLY PROGRESS.....maybe with his STITCHED MOUTH something can actually be said and get done in the WHITE HOUSE.....no he should feel how it is to not eat like alot of other AMERICANS STARVING with their unemployment.....

      November 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
    • Love my Yaris

      If everyone played (that is able) basketball (or any other sport) with family and friends an hour or so each day we would solve a lot of the world's problems. Obesity, family unity, improved overall health, not to mention a few good laughs over fat lips and black eyes. Laughter is also good for improved health and stress relief. Another plus, cheap entertainment. Beats spending a fortune at the movies any day.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
    • MastaFunk

      lol, yeah, they are not trying tio change you opinion, they are not trying "fear" synthetic news like our friends at Faux....What do you want, they covered it, I read about it here, as did I read about it at other sites....You do know there is other sites? I don't understand people like you, come here and write a letter to CNN, like they care what 1 idiot has to whine about, Like any of us care about you......

      November 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
    • kineticc

      Come on now, I totally am against all of Obama's policies as a freedom loving American, but the man was playing basketball. Actually I applaud him for getting out there and getting some exercise and reveling some stress. Lighten up all.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
    • HotRock917

      I'm glad I wasn't playing with him because I would have tried to take his head off and s**t in his shoulders. I'm TRULY sorry that this hasn't happened already, and I'm doubly sorry that I don't have the finances to make it happen.

      November 26, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
    • Bartus

      Can I have a WHO THE F#$@ cares??? Why is this news??? No, I did not read the article, so do not accuse me of reading the article if I do not care. I just read the headlines...and I have to say....I could care less what happens to NoBama...

      November 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm |
    • Dr Nalin Palin

      said elbow was then shot to death by secret service agents

      November 27, 2010 at 12:07 am |
    • vinny

      few stitches?? thats not good enough.....he deserves worse

      November 27, 2010 at 5:49 am |
      • RickMeister

        ...just another OBama hater?

        November 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
      • az

        You need a straight jacket and one way ticket to gitmo.

        November 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
    • Andres

      I wonder why some people use the article "the" before the name of the country 'Ukraine'. That is a mistake.
      In English, when referring to countries, the article "the" can only be used when the name of the country after it is not a proper noun, for example "the United States", "the United Kingdom", BUT NOT in cases like Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Ukraine and so on. How correct would it be to say "the Canada" or "the Russia"??? It's just horribly incorrect.

      November 27, 2010 at 6:44 am |
    • Pan

      That's right....when you drive the lane, make sure drive hard or Hillary will do that to you again! You Go Girl...Hillary 2012!

      November 27, 2010 at 9:41 am |
    • James

      Listen to Michael Savage and AM Talk Radio, and read ""Trickle up Poverty"" He rips the Republicans and the Communist Democrats........All these news stations are completely biased.......if you believe everything they say your all a bunch of fools.......bahahhhaahhhhhhaaaahhhhhaaaa.......The Obama andministration is devaluing the dollar.......You can't just print trillions of dollars and push it into the economy.......this country is in big troulbe!.......Obamas promise for rainbows and unicorns for everyone ain't gonna happen!

      November 27, 2010 at 9:49 am |
    • scroo yoo

      Can you write a better story? put up or shut up

      November 27, 2010 at 10:11 am |
    • Dan

      Since when does a split lip require 12 stiches?
      Maybe there was more passed than a good game.
      Could this be a genuine disagreement. spun by the media?
      Never

      November 27, 2010 at 11:06 am |
    • Paulie

      Our president and congress could vote to end both wars and not let our taxes go up tomorrow if they wanted to so what Bush did or does is pretty much irrelevant. He's too busy playing basketball, campaigning on lies (like our taxes wont go up) and bowing to world leaders! Face facts. The rest of the world doesnt celebrate Thanksgiving either and problems are mounting so why do these elected officials with the most important jobs in the world think they deserve a paid day off? If he had been doing his job instead of playing 5 on 5 basketball his lips and chin would be fine.

      November 27, 2010 at 11:20 am |
      • Alex

        You clearly don't know how the policy process works. It's not that simple and you fail at life.

        November 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm |
    • vikingslost

      Heal well, Mr. President. God Bless America and especially the President of the United States.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
    • Cobia Hunter

      I'm sure every American in all 57 states will mourn the juvenile delinquent's fat lip. But look on the bright side! At least now he has an excuse for not kissing that neanderthal T-Rex he has for a wife.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
      • Havoth

        Wow! That's just mean, man!. And it shows what an idiot you are. You seem to be bit of a neanderthal yourself. Instant karma is gonna get you dipsh*t

        November 30, 2010 at 2:45 am |
    • Paulie

      Obama took a day off and got hurt. The problems of our country and the world didnt take a day off.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
    • Jeff Jafry

      Who cares?

      November 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
    • fdg

      you people are all nuts...

      November 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
    • Hit him again

      Too bad it didn't break his treasonous neck.

      November 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
    • Daryl

      Can you imagine how corroded his lungs are after smoking Kools for 35 years?

      November 29, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  2. Jack MeOff

    GOOD! Heard secret service jumped all over the person who elbowed him until they realized is what is Aunt!! LMAO

    November 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
    • Biff

      Wowee, that's a good one! You really are a jackoff!

      November 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
    • Joe

      The predient needed to get clocked. What is pathetic is that they are going to MAKE the guy appologize for socking the prez. Perhaps we should lock that man in his office and make him work out with supervision on his WII

      November 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  3. Brownstain

    I think it is admirable that we have a chief executive who is setting an example of physical fitness for the nation.
    As a country of fat people, we need to examine how we live.
    Instead of participating in the mob mentality of mass consumerism, let's try to become a fit nation.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
    • Rich

      It's good to have a president with some balls

      November 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
      • That commercial with the mynameisearl girl

        Do you think he uses axe to clean his balls?

        November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
      • donkeydong

        Too bad his ballz ain't as big as the one he got hits in da lip with!!! Daz alright though...he gotz plenty of lip to go around!

        November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
      • John

        Hillary, is not our president.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
      • evoc

        People may like him better with a scar...makes him look more manly.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
      • Danram

        I agree. It sure would be nice if we had one. Leaders around the world just roll their eyes and laugh at the one we have now.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
      • August West

        > Leaders around the world just roll their eyes and laugh at the one we have now.

        At least they don't seriously think he's retarded, like the last one.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
      • Paulie

        too bad he took one in the chin playing with them

        November 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
      • Tim

        Too bad his balls aren't between his legs.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
      • JimS

        How do you know Michelle has balls?

        November 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
      • Daryl

        We have a president? Where? There is an incompedent nincompoop with a fat lip (Fatter) who has already added over 2 trillion dollars to the deficit. The economy will recover around March 2012 when this pres wannabe is ousted.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
    • Steamrollinprogression

      I am sure the person giving the elbow enjoyed it immensely.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
      • Brent

        I know I would...lil you idiot libs deserve to be punched in the mouth...lol

        November 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
    • Alec Epting

      Glad that he's getting the exercise. Wish I had that kind of energy. Did he ever quit smoking?

      November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
    • dr. driton

      Yeah,lets applaud his b-ball game during the work week of you know,being the president.But you idiots defend him by saying "Oh good,hes a fitness guru....But hes just another tool in the governments shed.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
      • Dar

        So, what, he's not allowed to sleep? To spend time with his family? To have some fun? Pretty sure working 24/7 would drive anybody insane. Besides, given how much the right complains when Obama is actually doing Presidential-type stuff, I'd have thought you'd prefer him to be spending as much time as possible outside the Oval Office.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
      • Forrestal

        It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? -Ronald Reagan

        November 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
      • Paulie

        shouldnt he be holding meetings with his advisors before we head into war with North Korea and China (did he forget or something)?

        November 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
      • regertz

        This was early in the am. You were still sleeping, Paulie. He held briefings all day long. Thank God we've got him instead of McCain.

        "So...North Korea...Dum...Dum...Da...Dum..."

        "Mr. President, sir."

        "Can I see them from my window in Alaska?"

        "No, Madame Vice-President. Mr. President?"

        "Yeah..."

        "North Korea, sir?"

        "Oh, yeah...Where they the one who held me?"

        "No, sir...To the north...North Korea."

        "Right..."

        "Toddie had a good idea...He says we oughta bomb Soool."

        "Seoul, Madame Vice-President. But that's the capital of South Korea."

        "South, North, they're all Commies, right? Who cares?"

        "Madame Vice-President, South Korea is our ally. A democracy."

        "That's not what Rush said on Fox."

        "So...This is North Korea, right?"

        "Yes, Mr. President."

        "John, I resign. These guys act like I'm dumb or something."

        November 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
      • heyzues

        regertz .. BIG REPS man. That was the funniest thing I have read today.. well besides Faux stating they are fair and balanced.. Great work!

        November 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
    • MaryLou

      Really? If he'd cut out the smoking he'd be setting a much better example. Smoking kills alot more people

      November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
      • LMG

        Uh...a lot is not one word! Oh...do you have a light?

        November 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
      • Dbarak

        Are you SURE smoking kills more people? Although I'm not positive (I don't want to research it), I'd bet that obesity kills more people than smoking. Think of it – diabetes, heart disease, and all the other problems associated with obesity. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending the practice of smoking. My step-father died of lung cancer because of it. I'm just interested in accurate statistics.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
    • Paulie

      yeah but it doesnt look good to be a president getting hit by in the chin by balls when you ought to be working

      November 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
      • donkeydong

        whoever hit his lip shoulda kicked his ballz instead!!!

        November 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
      • Karen

        Odds are he is working over this Thanksgiving break but since when does our President have to work over Thanksgiving break?

        November 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
      • Greg

        Or choking on a pretzel...

        November 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
      • ffrs

        Grow up Paulie – that is an idiotic point of view.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
    • theBROWNstain

      thanks for the propaganda add.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
    • Paulie

      nothing worse to get one on the chin playing with balls

      November 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
    • Paulie

      lets hope it keeps him from making as many speeches

      November 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
    • pismire

      Yeah because George Bush was such a f@t ass... So were Reagan and George Sr... The Clintons are totally into fitness... And with 6 pies on the menu, so are the Obamas. I wish he'd play me 1 on 1.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
    • David C

      A very smart comment. Good to see people takng the high road in what is really just one of those things you never think will happen to a US president. And yes that he is consciencious about fitness.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
      • Daryl

        As long as it fits the stupid way this idiot wants it to.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
    • Anomaly

      @ Rich Hahahahaha!! Good one!

      November 26, 2010 at 8:45 pm |
    • OBumbo

      Sweet, now he can stop running that flapper that only spews lies. He is the ultimate loser that should never of been elected to any office.

      November 27, 2010 at 10:10 am |
      • RickMeister

        ...and still just another hater.

        November 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
      • probama

        But, he was so deal with it. :)

        November 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
    • Lone Rider

      Please !!!!

      November 27, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  4. Dino

    why? why? why?

    November 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
  5. Ybs

    But who won the game?

    November 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
    • Maggie

      Republicans?

      November 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
      • J

        It must be a republican.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  6. Ram

    Have a speedy recovery Mr.President.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
    • Hungaraso!

      Yes, I hope he gets well soon and his injuries will heal fine. Take care Mr. President!

      November 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
    • Daryl

      Horse$hit!

      November 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
    • Paulie

      yes please give your mouth and face some rest for a while

      November 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  7. Brownstain

    I think it is admirable that we have a chief executive who is setting an example of physical fitness for the nation.
    As a country of obese people, we need to examine how we live.
    Instead of participating in the mob mentality of mass consumerism, let's try to become a fit nation.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
    • Curtis Klein

      let him workut nights or weekends and focus on his task.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
      • jfairweather

        The guy works nights and weekends, unlike you. Get off your duff and serve your country.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
      • SKB

        Define nights and weekends. You do know this thing about time zones. Are we supposed to be so superior now that everything is done on our time during normal working hours? Of course, we are the GOP America – stuck up, stuck on ourselves and totally and absolutely STUCK.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
      • Thomas in Vancouver

        Getting in a few minutes on a national holiday is somehow out of line??

        November 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
    • Latimer

      That would require... sedition.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
    • Brownstain

      90% of Americans have the day off.
      Why should he be any different.
      Downtime is essential to maintain clarity of focus.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
      • outrageus

        ...then this guy could use a WHOLE LOT more downtime

        November 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
      • Dar

        Exactly. I don't know what people here think the President is supposed to be doing, but he's an executive. He has a metric crapload of people that work for him and advise him on subjects. The President is just a person; he's not the top mind on science or military or the economy. That's what advisors are for, and they're the ones who do the majority of the work. Do you really want the President (Obama or otherwise) to be the one sitting at his desk all day, coming up with military strategy and economic solutions all on his own?

        November 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
      • regertz

        He started the day before work with a basketball game. Unlike your typical Republican president who would be off hitting golf balls on his corrupt billionaire friend's estate. If he'd been using the WH gym you'd be ranting about the expense. Nonsense. Glad the man takes a few to keep fit. Good luck with this one, Mr. P. I know I'm glad we have a sharp guy on the job.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
      • heyzues

        I believe the ones commenting on why should 'he' have a day off only have a frame of reference to their own jobs. As you know, when you clock out of Waffle House or the Quickie Mart, these people do not think about their jobs. However, when the President has a 'day' off, he is never more than a few seconds from a mode of transportation that will move him to a safe location and ALL modes of transport for the president are a mobile office WITH the ability to manage the nation in a time of war, natural disaster, or if Rush Limbaugh is in town.

        People get over yourselves. Bush spent 65% of his presidency in Crawford Texas. he dictated his personal wars and profit making schemes quite well from there. Obama on the other hand takes 2 hours to play basket ball five minutes from the white house, and the Republicans scream how he has forgotten the nation, isn't doing his job, etc...

        Bush was stuttering through a Kindergarden story book when 9/11 occurred and didn't contact ANYONE for more than an hour and this is before he was on AirForce 1... man, you old people forget alot

        November 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
    • Sea

      I like that he is physically active in sports. This headline could have said something worse.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
    • Daryl

      Setting an example by smoking Kools?

      November 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  8. nonameguy

    I'm glad this made the headlines.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
    • julia

      yes , there is Korean conflict on the horizon and we r having this as main news?

      November 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
      • Jewels

        Quit your gripping.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
      • Paulie

        you would think he would put the playing on hold and deal with serious issues, he wouldnt be hurt doing it either

        November 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
      • brent

        so 35,000 troops, an aircraft carrier and the war games aren't enough to keep Julia happy, oh no.... he should be in the office giving the codes for an H bomb or two...do you ever think before you post.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
      • HS

        Paulie – how do you know Obama hasn't been focused on the Korean conflict? You make it sound like all he has been doing for days is play basketball!

        November 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  9. Dino

    Please abolish the patriot act like you promised, and your internet czar is doing a bad job. But i still hope you feel better.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm |
  10. Maggie

    The WH Medical Unit is located on the ground floor? Is this article written by a Brit, or is the MU in the basement?

    November 26, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
    • Fightin' Democrat

      It is the basement, yes, which would be considered the ground floor of the White House. The first floor is above the ground floor.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
    • Jared

      Basements are below ground. Ground floor is the first floor. Technically speaking the could say first floor or ground floor and be accurate. Just like elevators with a G instead of a 1. Not a British thing, its an accurate architecture thing.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  11. D

    What I would do to get my elbow on his face..

    November 26, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
    • Jon

      I'd bet a few bucks that you are'nt the only guy who's thinking that. lol

      November 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
      • Jenn

        I wouldn't mind giving him a forearm shiver myself.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
      • Regular Guy

        You get a secret service sandwich... Please, elbow the president. One (two) less moron(s) will make America stronger

        November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
      • Joe

        I wouldn't might an accidental high stick on him.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
    • dean

      But what if he fights back. Something you guys are not used to. Big talk, but when the time comes to back it up you will be nowhere around.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
      • Jenn

        I'll admit I do not like fighting and if given the chance, I'd prefer to walk away with my dignity intact. That being said, the onlly two fights I have been in involved men. No meant no and after they didn't get it through their thick skulls, my hands made my point.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
      • Liljohnny

        Obama is like 6 "2" and in better shape than me. I also think you are probably willing to fight dirty if you rise to the leader of the free world. Obama would win most attacks by putting his hand on your forehead while you swing wildly. I can't stand the guy, but I am not stupid..

        November 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
    • David Clark

      WHAT A CRASS, RUDE AND INAPPROPRIATE MORON YOU ARE ! You mother must be quite ashamed of you.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
    • Steamrollinprogression

      thats the American peoples dream.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
    • j m

      watch your words, he might not be a very effective leader but he is still our President.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
      • sally

        What do you call effective?

        November 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
    • muhrvis

      Basketball is a pre-existing condition according to the insurance actuaries. Obama will have to pay for the stitches himself.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
      • Greg

        Good thing the new health care law covers pre-existing conditions. One of many benefits for the american people.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
    • Tim

      Knuckle sandwich would be better, and more appropriate.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
    • Stephen Daugherty

      Yeah, like risk a Secret Service interview.

      November 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  12. DUDE

    TREASON!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
    • Jade

      I thought the same thing LOL.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  13. Wow

    Obama seems like a competitor. He loves the game. I am sure that he is happy that he can find people that aren't too afraid of his status as POTUS, and they give him a good game. I am not his biggest fan, politically, but he seems like a good man. I wish him the best.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
    • Paulie

      if only he did some actual governing during wartime and economic crisis and pending tax-meltdown you know maybe he shouldnt be playing basketball instead

      November 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
      • Kammy

        Why should be become a fat couch potato whining like a little girl with a skinned knee like you? When he is doing something, clowns like you criticize him so he can't win for losing. Just admit that no matter what he does, you and the rest of your Tea Baggers will complain just to have someone to talk to.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
      • Paulie

        its poetic justice for goofing off when he ought to be working

        November 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
      • sally

        You're annoying!

        November 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
      • Greg

        Paulie stop making the same comment over and over again. We get it, you don't like Obama. No get off your own butt and start doing something good for this country.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
      • heyzues

        The President of the US does more in the first 30 minutes of his day than you do in a week working for Walmart Paulie. And no, leaning on the candy rack oogling the women walking by you does not count as 'store security work'..

        Honestly dude. The president has a full time job, not your minimum wage earning BS you call a job. If something happens anywhere in the world, he is briefed within 20 minutes morning, noon, night, middle of the night, 3am, whenever, it doesn't matter. he has meetings from 6 am until sometimes well after midnight. he has a Military attache that literally sits outside of the private residence with the Nuke codes 24/7 365. He has an assistant on call in the office IN the white house 24/7 365. he has phones that will directly dial any leader in the world within 10 feet of him, yes even when he takes a poop. he is the President. If Kim John Ill decided to have toast instead of a rice cake this morning, Obama knows before the bread is put back in the pantry. So don't beieve for a moment that just because you can forget about ringing up cigarettes after yoru 8 hour shift, that the President is in any way shape of form 'off' at any moment during his term. I believe the last sitting President that had time off while in Office was Reagan. And during that time he was not legally the President, he had to sign over the powers of the Presidency to Vice President G. HW Bush.. So stop being a tool

        November 26, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  14. D

    Maybe this'll knock some sense into him

    November 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  15. Michael

    He is not my president.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
    • Brownstain

      But he IS the President to the Majority.

      November 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
      • Mr Right

        Majority of uneaducated who voted him in on skin color alone beause it was "hip" and "trendy" to vote in a black president.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
      • rich

        Uneaducated huh? Good for you Mr. Right, way to set the example for us uneaducated folk.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
      • Joanna

        1. It's spelled 'uneducated'.

        2. Statistically, Democrats are far more likely to have achieved higher education than Republicans. I believe the number is statistically astonishing, too; in the tens and tens of percentage points.

        3. Face it. You're just not that bright.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
      • Chris

        Uneaducated? Yes, clearly those of us on the left are the ones lacking in education. Nicely done.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
      • Earthling

        Hah! Well, I voted for him, hold a PhD, and can SPELL!

        Anyway, nice to see the majority of comments on here are civil; that is what we need a whole lot more of in these United States.

        Happy Thanksgiving America.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
      • Brownstain

        Mr. right
        You're wrong:
        The majority voted for him because he ran a cerebral campaign, aimed at thinking people, as opposed to the McCain campaign, which focused on fear, using the "pit bull" VP candidate, who doesn't know North Korea from North Dakota.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
      • doobismoobie

        Actually Liberals/Democrats score higher on all major tests and IQ examinations. Conservatism increases as education level decreases.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
      • Focus

        Uneducated I voted for my president on terms of that I believe he can make change. And I still believe that he can and is doing so. But you said uneducated people voted for him but ummm I have my masters but ummm duh I'm stupid doe lol wow some people really feel bush did the.best the only reason why (and yes I'm going to say this) white people feel that he shouldn't have been voted in a don't back him is because of his color. Did slavery just end or did we overcome that years ago?

        November 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
      • uh

        the public was eaducated enough to keep sarah palin out of the white house

        November 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
    • Nancy G

      I feel your pain. We felt the same way about BUSH.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
    • Felix

      Do you live in the US?

      November 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
    • mystyc74

      So, I take it you are not an American? Because regardless of who you voted for, he is OUR President.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
    • chimchimcheree

      If you are in the US he is.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
    • Ethan

      You're not a US citizen?

      If so, then yes he IS your president. We live in America, which last I remembered is a democracy, which means that WE ALL go by what the people voted. So whether or not you agree with his policies, he IS your president.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
      • j m

        America is not a Democracy, it is a Democratic REPUBLIC. Big difference.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
    • Ajaye

      Guess what, Genius, He Is Our President....and there's not a darn thing you can do about it!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
    • crash

      he's my president! :) And don't assume everyone voted for him based on his skin color, I didn't. Anything to end the tyranny of the Bush administration!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
      • Iowa Steve

        Umm, in case you never paid attention in government class, the POTUS has a two term limit. Bush was out no matter how poorly the voters chose.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
      • Dominican Republic

        God bless obama . hope" he get beter

        November 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
    • Fulla Vitt

      Thanks for clearing that up, Mike. We were all sitting on pins and needles, wondering about that.
      I couldn't stand Bush Jr. myself, but as I am an American, he was still my President, good or bad.
      You do realize that if he is not your President, then you are not American.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
    • Blake

      Michael, he's your president if you live in this country. So yes, by default, he is your president.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
    • J

      You must not be an American or an ignorant like the rest of them.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
    • B. A.

      I guess you're not an American then, huh, jerk?

      November 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
    • Paulie

      he is whether you like it or not – if you dont i suggest voting in the next elections against him

      November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
    • ed in nyc

      Yes he is your President whether or not you voted for him and if you live in the U.S. of A..

      November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
    • Overlord

      You must not be an American then.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
    • John

      Yes he is!!! You may not prefer his decisions, but if you are an american then he is. Respect the office, or leave and live in another country, like Texas.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
    • Paulie

      remember Obama doesnt think the majority of voters are very smart either by the way either

      November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
      • brent

        Paulie after reading your post, I am thinking you are really flippin Sarah Palin.. cause its a little awkward you know

        November 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
      • Greg

        And you know this how?

        November 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
    • tct

      He would be if you were American. If you're a US citizen and don't consider him your president you hate our country and should move your seditious tail to some dictatorship, I didn't like GWB but the elected POTUS is the president of the whole country.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
    • Gigi

      Then do us all a favor and move! I heard that Alaska is nice this time of year.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
    • SKB

      Good. Now leave as evidently you must not be a citizen of the United States.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
    • Hungaraso!

      Then you are presidential-less and you should not say NOTHING about anything that goes on in this country. In fact, leave. I had to ENDURE YOUR president for almost an effing decade, day after day of that monkey and NEVER said anything like that EVER. Efffyou.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
    • Eric

      What a foolish comment. I'm a conservative, didn't vote for the guy because I disagree with his policies, and probably won't vote for him in '12. But he is my president, whether or not I'm glad about that. The libs were fools when they whined that Bush wasn't their president and conservatives are fools when they say the same about Obama.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
      • Greg

        A very mature and refreshing comment. I'm glad we can disagree and still consider each other Americans. More people, on both sides, need to approach politics with your attitude.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
    • sally

      Then get on back to your own country, you're taking up space here.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
    • TraitorHunter

      Either you're a traitor for rejecting a preseident elected by the will of the majority and under adherance to the US Constitution, or you're a non-US citizen. Which is it?

      November 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
      • Foz

        Traitor? I think you should rethink that comment. Under that definition anyone calling for impeachment would be a traitor.

        November 27, 2010 at 7:21 am |
  16. Nancy Myers

    Get well soon! And now for your WORLD problems...

    November 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  17. ORawesome

    This isn't news

    November 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
    • Radtech1

      No, this is news b/c it shows that he isn't doing the job he is supposed to do. His playing basketball is a joke. He should be more concerned with our economy, the educational system, unemployment, the border, NORTH KOREA, IRAN, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN! Do I need to continue?

      November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
      • Gern Blanston

        It gets worse! I hear he POOPED last night! SOMEONE TELL THAT KENYAN MUSLIM SOCIALIST TO GET BACK TO WORK! PALIN 2012!!

        November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
      • Fightin' Democrat

        Is this a joke? He's on vacation. It's Thanksgiving, one of the most American holidays on the calendar! I'm sorry, but check in on the record of the last guy you voted for. Let me know where he was the morning after Thanksgiving.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
      • Bob from Canada

        Heaven forbid the man should sleep and eat...perhaps play with his kids....walk the dog now and again....kiss his wife....be a human being....and for a moment, play a passion that clears his mind and recharges the batteries.... you should be greatful to have a leader that sets the example of a balanced life....three hours on the court wouldn't have solved the world issues....but a person with a clear mind, body and soul can do wonders...

        November 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
      • Gigi

        Like you idiots REALLY care about what is going on in any of those countries! You don't give a damn about your fellow countrymen! Why bother reading CNN racist tea-baggers?!

        November 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
      • Radtech1

        I thought he was going to roll up his sleeves? Apparently, that was lost with the change he promised as well. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid people, he's been on vacation for some time now. How about going on The View, or Comedy Central? What about campaigning for all his buddies? I'm not saying that the other side of the aisle is any better, but you all love to believe that I did. You people have all proven the saying about assuming completely true, you asses.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
      • onionval

        You haters are brainless prejudice hicks who believe everything that Fox news, Limbaugh, and all the other fanatics preach......I can't wait until the real judgement comes.......you'll be shaking the hand of the devil himself.

        November 27, 2010 at 8:26 am |
      • Daryl

        He is more worried about what he is going to do for a job in 2012.

        November 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  18. steph

    Soo North Korea bombs South Korea right? And the top news story on CNN.com is “obama gets injuried while playing basketball with friends at white house.” Do you see anything wrong with this lol

    November 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
    • kelly

      probably because that didn't happen today... it happened days ago.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
    • crash

      If they didn't post it, then the whole country would be making up conspiracies on how it happened, on why the prez has a fat lip and stitches. I think it's a good example, as said above for our country to show the prez is fit and does regular things. We as a nation are fat, lazy and want everything drive-up so we don't have to walk.

      GObama!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  19. Jon

    God, I'm sorry but this isn't report isn't worth writing a one-liner about. Talk to the other guys who play and see how easy they scrimmage with this guy.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
    • Daryl

      With B.O.s three pack a day Kools it's a miracle he could run up court once.

      November 27, 2010 at 7:03 pm |
  20. ka

    Shows, he is just as human as we are and can get insured during a game.It shows a well that he and his companions play hard ball. Good for him. Hope he recoveres quickly.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
    • ka

      correction: injured

      November 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
    • Paulie

      I hear his fat lip was a pre-existing condition.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
      • Overlord

        Did you hear that really? I think you just couldn't contain your bigotry and tried to disguise it as humor out of cowardice.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
      • Paulie

        give me a break Obama made himself into a running joke

        November 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
      • Paulie

        what if I am a black person making fun of his lips how is that bigoted?

        November 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
      • Doug

        Yes, Paulie is a very black name...

        November 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
      • Dave

        Paulie – you need to grow up. Even the Pres needs a break every once in a while. As has been stated in this thread many times, W took more vacation time than any other President in our Nation's history. At the cost of millions of tax payer dollars I might add. (Ferrying POTUS to and from Texas on AF1 with his security detail gets a little expensive...) All for what? So he could go cow tipping....so please...try to refrain from the bigotry

        November 26, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  21. Al Herd

    I just saw this on my TVDevo.com online TV connection. Ouch!!! Hope the big "O" is ok now!
    I think he's going to need a little pain medicine. The stitches usually hurt more than the cut.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  22. teej

    I hope he has health care coverage...

    November 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
    • Paulie

      he does just not the lousy expensive kind like we will be forced to pay for in 2014 or be fined for not having

      November 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  23. Al Herd

    I just saw this on the TVDevo website (for online TV). Ouch!!! Hope the big "O" is ok now!
    I think he's going to need a little pain medicine. The stitches usually hurt more than the cut.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
  24. Paul Lytle

    Now the -president will get to see how lowsy his health care bill really is. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    November 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
    • Paulie

      you forgot he and his ilk exempted themselves from it

      November 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
    • libcrusher

      tough luck

      November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  25. Jason

    He must've bleed all over the back of The Beast, that WE payed for. There go those good leather seats!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  26. Oh god not basketball

    Oh great, now all the republicans are going to start using this article as a tool to say how much Obama is wasting taxpayer's money on personal hobbies. God forbid he is enjoying himself for a couple hours while there are millions of people out of work. HOW DARE HE DO THIS!!! THIS IS BLASPHEMY!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
    • Oh god not basketball

      Especially basketballs. I heard they cost a lot of money these days.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
    • Paulie

      you got to admit it doesnt seem like most intelligent or productive thing he could have been doing with his valuable time

      November 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
      • Oh god not basketball

        LOL are you serious?? You know what, you're right. He shouldn't be enjoying himself at all. NEVER. Actually, they shouldn't even let him sleep. From now on, OBAMA, you don't have the right to sleep. Not until every single unemployed person has a job. NO EATING EITHER!! You have to be fed intrevenously, otherwise you'll be wasting valuable time.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
      • Paulie

        in case you forgot there are multiple crisis going on in this country – no to show him playing games outside like a child doesnt show him in the best light does it?

        November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
      • Oh god not basketball

        First of all, it's spelled "crises" when you are using that word in it's plural form, but I didn't expect you to know that judging by your response to my post. Second of all, how stupid can you possibly be. Do you really expect him to work 24/7? Did you ever think that maybe sometimes he needs to clear his head by doing some type of activity that he enjoys so he can be better focused to perform his duties as President? Wow. That is all I can say. People should be require to go through some type of evaluation before being allowed to vote.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
      • SKB

        Well unfortunately there is no brush to clear at his ranchette so what would you suggest would be a good thing to do in his down time?

        November 26, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
    • Paulie

      so now not everyone deserves the vote (how american of you!) in Obama's case you make a strong argument though.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  27. jeff beck

    That's what happens when you play sports and are active. You get hurt sometimes. Bush would have been napping or choking on a pretzel or starting a war he and his cronies don't to have fight in.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
    • ENKY

      I don't begrudge our president of enjoying a few games, but don't discount Bush as an athlete. When he first came into office, the secret service had to look pretty hard to find runners who could keep up with him.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  28. Tara

    So what?

    November 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  29. donte mccoy caledonia miss

    im sorry about the stitches but its good 2 c that the president is still a regular person and i know everybody makes mistakes and america needs understand rome wasnt built in one day

    November 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
    • Iowa Steve

      Oh, we've known for quite some time he makes mistakes.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
      • Notfooled

        But do you know that Rome was not built in a day?

        November 29, 2010 at 2:36 am |
  30. Mr Right

    Someone give the elbow a medal. I"m sure Obama will put in for a Purple Heart for himself.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  31. Paulie

    With any luck it will keep his face off the TV since he has 12 stitches in it. At least we wont have to listen his boring lying speeches. Maybe now he will do some actual governing.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
    • Fightin' Democrat

      Exhibit A, and the problem with the modern political discourse: People don't believe what they hear, even if it is fact, because they hate the person speaking. Why do they hate him? Because he speaks "lies," which is another word for facts you don't believe. It's a vicious, self-fulfilling attitude. =)

      November 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
      • Oh god not basketball

        I don't think this guy Paulie has any ability to grasp the concept you attempted to explain to him. He probably can't even define half of the words you used in your post. It's very obvious. Scroll up and look at my post and you will further understand why this guy has an IQ of about 64, and I might be being generous.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
    • Paulie

      no lies are lies like your taxes wont go up, im closing gitmo, you know – lies.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
      • SKB

        I actually got my taxes lowered with my income tax I sent in for 2009 like 98% of the people in this country. Hey paulie maybe if you worked instead of waiting for your handout while watching Fox you'd realize that.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
    • ellen

      Some reasons why President Obama speaks publicly so often: He does not need the media to filter what he has to say. He does not need to write reminders on his hands. He does not need to practice what he wants to say, enjoys spontaneity. Has a long record of communicating effectively. Does not engage in double talk as some others have done. If you do not want to hear him, use your channel changer!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
      • ThinkAboutIt

        I have to take issue w/ ellen when you say Obama enjoys spontaneity. Have you ever listened to him respond to the rare question when he has not controlled those questions being asked? He stammers, he pauses, his anger is easily seen, and he trips over his words. His sentences are filled w/ ah..ah..ah. No, he only seems to speak well because he Is rehersed and reads well from the teleprompter.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
    • sally

      Why do we have to keep listening to you complaining about every move the Pres. makes? Why don't you get a job you have too much time on your hands and you're still annoying. Like a fly that needs to be slapped.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  32. jay in denver

    Secret Service agents immediately wrestled the elbow to the ground.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  33. Deborah

    I can see the president wants to work off Thanksgiving dinner but I don't think the president should ever be in a position for injury. It could of been more serious. They could of hurt that handsom face.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
    • Daryl

      It couldn't be hurt more!

      November 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm |
  34. Willy Brown

    How much is that run to "Doc in a Box" going to cost the tax payers? If he was WORKING vice PLAYING he'd be ok now.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
    • Seriously?

      You really need to get a life. Every president has a medic on call at all times.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  35. Rich

    So was there a technical??? Will the player be suspended at least 2 or three games??? Will there be a fine??? What did the commissioner have to say about the matter??? Feell better B.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  36. Rachel

    Sorry to hear the President was injured, hope he is able to eat leftovers, we all wish him well.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  37. sgt. rock

    Quote from MASH – Is this guy an officer or enlisted man? Enlisted man. Make the stitches bigger.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
  38. J smith

    Well, OK, if he had been in the White House worrying about this country that wouldn't have happened.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
    • Seriously?

      Worrying doesn't so anything. And do you honestly expect him NEVER to have any down time? That really doesn't help anyone. When people get burnt out, they're really not helpful.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  39. javoris green

    obama is a tru hooper..my thing is... They probly wanted that shit to happen...much love to da Democrats

    November 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  40. jonp

    those two security guards around him look piiissssed

    November 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  41. Raven

    Everybody knows, white men can't jump, oh wait...... :) It's humor folks.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
    • Redd Foxx

      It's a good thing you explained that that was humor. God knows no one would have ever guessed that if asked.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  42. Curtis Klein

    ANyone mind he's playing basketball on a work day. Our country need alot of work.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
    • Seriously?

      I think you meant that first sentence to be a question. And no, not everyone is as retentive as you are. We don't mind.
      Also, it's "a lot", not "alot". Alot is not a word.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  43. rick

    Does he has health insurance?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
    • Paulie

      yeah but in 2014 he wont have to pay a fine if he lets it lapse

      November 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
  44. Rich

    A real man as president.. who'd a thunk

    November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
    • Iowa Steve

      A real man would've been playing hockey, gotten stitches, and come back out in 5 minutes instead of holding ice on it 4 hours after it happened.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
    • Paulie

      a real man would be running our country and planning his next move maybe trying to end the wars and holding congress accountable for whats going on, maybe not letting all our taxes go up like he promised (and creating massive inflation) – not playing childrens games – he would be doing his job as leader of the free world.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  45. ib6ub9

    Looks like somebody got teabagged. My money is on Reggie Love finally giving rather than receiving.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  46. Kipling

    Obama's "The Man Who Would Be King" moment.
    Just shows he is a mere mortal after all, hope all his worshippers (if there still are any) are not too deceived.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
    • Kammy

      Yes, we feel the same way about Palin.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  47. tewrobert

    Poor baby boo....

    November 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  48. John

    I'm glad he got the SMACK DOWN laid on him.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
    • Seriously?

      Wow. Bad karma and just a really unkind thing to say.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:43 pm |
  49. Stan from Florida

    I bet he was an Republican!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  50. David C

    Well this will prepare him for the next two years.Unlike many other presidents, this one at least will indeed be able to show off battle scars.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  51. adods

    Who knew Dick Chaney played basketball?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  52. Sir Walter

    This is how the Tiger Woods story started....anyone see Michelle with a golf club, after all a lot of Americans think they are being screwed by this guy.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  53. Paulie

    I'm sure he will get the best healthcare possible (unlike us).

    November 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
    • Doug

      But our pure capitalism, market based health insurance system is the best in the world. Based on republican logic, the president should be getting enferior care compared to you. Get your talking points straight...

      November 26, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
    • Seriously?

      You are a troll. Don't you have better things to do?

      November 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm |
    • Luc

      oooh that one was witty paulie... Also how do you continue to rant about this, and how his tax increases are going to create huge inflation when you have already been explained economics and told that tax cuts create inflation not raising taxes... this is probably the reason you didn't graduate the 8th grade because you can't listen when things are explained to you... Finally how many people go to the gym on their way to work or on their way home, just because it was a work day (one which most Americans had off anyway) doesn't mean he can't take time to work out like many other people do. The stupidity and ignorance of the republican party truly blows me away, maybe you should stop commenting on this post if there is so much work to be done, you could be using your time better and make a difference with it rather... or maybe like everyone else including the president you have something that you like to do... and that helps you relieve stress... so why don't you get off his back for doing the same thing you are?

      November 27, 2010 at 8:01 am |
  54. Good luck

    Some presidents worked for freedom.... Some worked for innovation... And this one works for tomorrow's basketball game and writing childrens books. I'm sure China's president isn't playing basketball... Maybe that's the problem.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
  55. commander walrus

    "Obama frequently plays basketball, works out on a daily basis, and was undoubtedly playing Friday to work off some extra Thanksgiving calories" am i the only one who finds this suspicious

    November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
    • Seriously?

      Um. Yes? What's suspicious about it?

      November 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
    • Daryl

      If he was concern about his health he would quit smoking 3 packs of Kools a day!

      November 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm |
  56. Maria

    I didn't know that Dick Cheney played basketball.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  57. Ita Cabrera

    Get well soon. HE IS MY PRESIDENT.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
    • Dumb Schitt Obama

      Traitor

      November 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
    • Daryl

      Take him, somewhere far far away like his birth place, Kenya!

      November 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  58. John

    WOW, I thought he already had a fat lip!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
    • Paulie

      he has 2 they are a pre-existing condition

      November 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
      • Luc

        I hope you thank god you live in America every day and are allowed to say racist comments like that on a public forum because in a lot of countries in this world you would not get away with verbally attacking the leader openly like that... Good for you asserting your first amendment right... but people like you are why America cannot advance because we are stuck in this game of hate and name calling like we are 4th graders... By the way I'm willing to bet however that at least President Obama knows that National Socialist Party v. Skokie (1977) is the case that has set precedent to give you that right, unlike Mrs. Palin who simply cannot bring herself to remember a single Supreme Court decision she agrees with.

        November 27, 2010 at 8:12 am |
    • nevercease2amazeme

      And we are supposed to believe no one cares about his race? Pathetic!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
      • Daryl

        I wouldn't mind if he was full blooded poodle if he could only do his job. 2012 hurry up.

        November 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
    • Paulie

      John and I are black so we are allowed to make fun of his fat lips

      November 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
      • maggy519

        no you aren't...we can't see you. therefore...racist comment.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
      • Risagip

        Just because you're black (so am I) doesn't give you the right to make the rest of us look bad.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
      • Seriously?

        Oh, I see. So you are a self-loathing Black man. That's kind of sad.

        November 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
      • henri

        wow..never underestimate the predictability of stupidity..wow u're so stupid that it doesnt even surprise me that u'll try to claim u're black just so u wont be perceived as racist..like it or not..obama rocks

        November 26, 2010 at 11:40 pm |
  59. Paulie

    cant wait until all our taxes go up and the inflation it creates on a cash-strapped america we all will feel like we got a fat lip

    November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  60. Vortilex

    I don't think America really cares if Obama needs a dozen stitches. If anything, this will just fuel the Tea Party's anger. I can see them now "Why is he playing basket ball during national stress? Sarah Palin! Glenn Beck!" or something along those lines. If his life were in danger, such as if he had been elbowed in the throat and had difficulty breathing or had gotten a concussion, then America might be interested.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  61. JT Waller

    Way to go Mr President IT just it shows that he can hang with the big dogs! and that he is not playing scared!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  62. dlaurels

    Ouch, that has got to hurt. I suspect we won't be seeing that big smile for a bit.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  63. duckz86

    Maybe that'll knock some sense into him. I just hope the elbow belonged to Bill Laimbeer!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
  64. woka``

    I heard his friend was named the economy

    November 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
  65. muhrvis

    Basketball is a pre-existing condition according to the insurance actuaries, so Obama will have to pay for the stitches himself.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
  66. Eric Jackson

    So let me get this right;North and South Korea are on the brink ofwar and Obama recieving stitches for an elbow to the lip during a basketball game becomes BREAKING NEWS? Come on People! IT'S BASKETBALL! What, will person who did the accidental elbowing be on the terror watch list? What is it with the media these days? Please stop dumbing down the news! Breaking News is someone attempting to break into The White House, someone attempting to do harm to our President, or Bin Ladin captured! NOT THIS! GOOD GRIEF!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
    • Seriously?

      Yet you took the time to write that long comment about it.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  67. dr. driton

    What a joke.I love how my tax dollars goes to build this 1 term prez a basketball court,while i work 60 hrs a week to feed my family.Good job america voting in a useless politician,who cares more about LeBron then bringing those troops home he promised in his election run.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
    • jhm

      It is absolutely rediculous how many of you are upset that the President takes a day or even a couple hours off to have a break. I am sure he works his far share of 60 hour work weeks, not to mention the lack of sleep he gets. No one said your tax dollars built this basketball court nor did it say Obama was the one that put it in at the White House. It also mentions nothing about Obama being a LeBron fan over his duty of being President. Where is the respect?
      Sounds like you are one who is quick to judge, would you be doing a better job?

      November 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
    • Seriously?

      Hm. Maybe you should take some of your "tax dollars" and spend them on reading lessons.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
    • Softship

      Maybe you wouldn't have to work so much to "feed your" family if you'd stop feeding them caviar and try feeding them steak and salad instead.
      Either the "dr." is a lie (in which case it might have helped to get a good education) or the "necessity" for working 60 hours is a lie (if you're truly a "dr." you should be able to feed your family with 40 hours of work, too.)

      I'm willing to be that Obama normally works 60 hours a week, too. So what's your issue?

      November 27, 2010 at 12:03 am |
      • Daryl

        I'm willing to be that,,,,,excellent start of a sentence. I bet you voted B.O. also.

        November 27, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
    • Martin

      Its said he was playing ball at an army base pretty sure they didn't build a basket ball court in the rose garden

      November 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  68. Paulie

    I bet is was a secret service he was playing with (not doing their job) and thats how he got a fat lip (and why they arent saying).

    November 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  69. watash60

    best thing that ever happened to him

    November 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  70. John

    I think it hurt more than his lips. His nose looks flat, and he has a black eye.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  71. Greg

    Pelosi probably threw the elbow, but it sure beats going bird hunting with Cheney...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  72. idiot comments

    Are most of you kidding?? Should be doing something else with his time? Can't the man take an hour to relieve some stress and have some fun? I live in Canada (born in the US), but you republicans are too much!! You're glad he was hurt? You all are the problem (narrow minded Republicans). Why not shut up and try and come up with some solutions to the countries problems? All we hear in Canada is that the Dems do nothing right, but not once have I heard of a republican plan that doesn't involve setting roadblocks to get in the way of progress. Most of the trouble stems from your prez that you kept in office for 8 years, so grow up.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
    • John

      Shut up or we'll send Rhode Island up there to kick your ace.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
      • idiot comments

        scary! grow up John.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
      • Stee

        seriously? Do you really think the media shouldn't ask if they notice 12 stitches on The President's face? i

        November 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  73. Hal

    This is news? Who cares about his boo-boo! I would like to see him get to work.....please!!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
    • Good luck

      THANK YOU! Bout time someone brings that up

      November 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
    • Kammy

      So why did you click the link? Oh that's right – you have Bytchassness Syndrome, which causes brain infarct, whine and stutter reflex and an uncontrollable Tourette-like reflex whenever you see the name "Obama."

      Got it.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  74. Willy

    I am sure all in good un but the President needs to be mo ca'ful.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
    • Daryl

      Willy wants ebonics.

      November 28, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  75. Harry

    I guess that makes him now a real Maverick too ;-) Just another dude Sarah Palin can now admire !

    November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  76. elgiblet1

    Hahahahaha... 'Friends' and family don't like him, either! To his credit, tho, I checked the rulebook... facebashing isn't allowed in Kenyan basketball (unless strapped to a goat). He deserves a free throw!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  77. NotPartyAffiliated

    At least he didn't smack his head on a table choking on a pretzel LOL

    November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
    • Paulie

      no he just got hit in the chin playing with balls

      November 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
  78. HeIsGod

    Aaawwww, hope he gets well soon. Got to love our president!!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
  79. Dan

    Im glad, we have a large number of troops in south Korea getting shelled and this is the first thing i hear about what obama is up too....some basketball.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
    • Martin

      it was a small island off the coast of korea and 2 south koreans troops where killed where are the large number of US troops being shelled

      November 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  80. jxm323

    give him a Purple Heart!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  81. alben

    Obama haters, were Bush put out of commission for eating a pretzel, many of us would have said even worse things about him probably. Although, there would have probably been less venom (the kind associated with racism) than the Obama haterst show in their remarks about him. You must admit, that this involved no hypocricy which his a hallmark of Republican (publican) extra-curricular activity.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
    • Paulie

      yes getting hurt playing ball is just we need in a President – we need Magic Johnson not JFK

      November 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
    • Derka Derr

      Hey easy now we like our Fat people, happy meals, and uneducated politicians. You don't sound American enough for me.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  82. maulerbone

    Maybe that was a lesson to Obama to stop giving us LIP SERVICE and act...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  83. Ryan

    To those offering the ultra-intelligent remarks to the tune of, "well, he should have working...": Are you really that stupid and hateful? It's the day after Thanksgiving for one thing; half the country has the day off. He doesn't deserve one, too? And as far as the nights & weekends crack – he's the POTUS, chief, so he works most of those, too. And how is Obama playing basketball any worse than W going for a run or bike ride when he was Prez? Frankly, I'm glad that both of our last two Presidents set an example of the importance of physical fitness. That's much better than the alternative, someone like Cheney, who never took care of himself at all and was in the hospital with heart problems every other month...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  84. michael

    what would all you people do if there was no internet and you couldnt enlighten us with your brilliant comments? pehaps get a life

    November 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  85. Patrick in LA

    Most fowl...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
  86. Paulie

    The bottom line is if he was doing his job and not playing games he wouldnt be injured.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
    • Brownstain

      But it was OK for Bush to ride his bike on the eve of the Iraq Invasion?

      November 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
    • idiot comments

      Grow up Paulie

      November 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
      • donkeydong

        he IDIOT...why don't u enlighten us to ur real name, so that we whytes can come and kick ur ass!!!

        November 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
    • donkeydong

      serves the prick well...he got what he clearly deserved for fukin off when he should be working...I wonder if his sleeves were even rolled up and he had his baseball cap on backerds to look professional when he suffered this JOLT!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
      • idiot comments

        get back to whatever you do. You are the poster boy for ignorant, selfish, misinformed Americans.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
      • idiot comments

        Robb is my name Donkey (and I'm white. Not sure why that matters you racist loser). I'm sure your handle is to compensate for some short coming. Come on up to Canada. I'll be waiting. If you have trouble with geography, because you only made it to 6th grade, we are that large country to your north. Ask for Robb at the border (there are only 8 of us)

        November 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
      • donkeydong

        iis that Robb las in Rob a bank? Well, I'll look u up when I get my 18 wheeler up to Missasauga next week...only eight huh? U the one with the biggest dumb mouth that I should ask fer???

        November 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
      • donkeydong

        and one more thang u IDIOT...if u r whyte, then u are a TRAITOR to ur color...not necessarily ur dumb country, but ur color! Ya need to grow a brain...BOY!!! Stop taking up for a bunch that will shytt in ur face!

        November 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
      • idiot comments

        Rob a bank? Lol. Rofl. Good one! You are so witty. Oh ya, and a racist prick. I can't believe that people like you still exist. It's shocking to think that there's probably someone that actually likes you as a person. But then again, they probably share your bigotry, so they're useless humans as well.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
    • Paulie

      I know this comment greatly angers his supporters that I would actually expect the President and Congress to be doing their jobs on a Friday. They obviously dont want to be shown that they dont give a damn that the country is on the brink of war with North Korea, we are still involved in 2 wars. Obama lied about not letting taxes go up and he got hurt fiddling while Rome is burning and we are supposed to feel sorry for him getting hurt when he ought to be doing things to help our country (and not just basketball day – every day).

      November 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
      • donkeydong

        Paulie, everything you say is true. Problem is with this CNN is that they support this teenage adolescent any way they can...CNN is not a fair reporter of news and slant all news in favor of this president. It is as if he is the messiah and this network adheres to sucking his toes. What a crazy bunch of fools this network is (and it is controlled by characters like Roll & Martin and Donna (wide as) Brazil. And you know what color those two rotund, corpulent, and obese blackques are!!!

        November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
      • Oh god not basketball

        LOL, I think this guy Paulie just handed the keyboard over to someone who knows how to speak English. Look at all his previous posts and compare it to this one. It must be his democratic friend.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  87. Char

    He has been slapping and spitting in the American peoples face for almost 2 yrs now. Karma's a you fill in the blank

    November 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
  88. jnsmith

    It is a shame that the person that hit him in the mouth did not take his head off at the same time. Perhaps next time he will get lucky.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
    • Brownstain

      Trash talk.Back to your double wide, Bubba.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
      • Nonobama

        I know where you got the brownstain....

        November 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  89. Mark

    Perfect Brute commercial. I wonder if he found his masculinity?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  90. doug

    Clearly Bushes fault.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
  91. MeInMaine

    An excellent example of physical fitness ? The man smokes life a furnace !!!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
    • donkeydong

      Yea, and I bet nine outta ten of them cigs he's smokin is doobies too!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  92. And so

    Wow more red meat for angry white Americans.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
    • donkeydong

      with this blithering teenage adolescent black idiot as a pres constantly fukin off when he needs to be doin some erious work...I'd say some blacks had better start getting a little pissed off too! This guy is mocking the hell out of all Americans while money problems are even making the blacks rob more homes now than they used to. And that ain't nuttin to be laughin at!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  93. John

    I betcha Palin clubbed him one and he won't admit it.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
  94. Ryan

    ....He was probably pretty upset when he found out those 12 stitches under his new Obamacare health plan, cost $58,000.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
    • Paulie

      he is exempt from his own lousy plan its not good enough for him!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm |
  95. Judie Wm's

    OUCH ! The injection is more painful than the sutures ! No doubt it will be popsicles rather than a nice turkey sandwich.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
    • donkeydong

      he can always go over to ROLL & Martin's and Donna (wide as Brazil) and chomp on watermelon and chitlins and gravy with hawg jowels. They go down very smoothly with some grits and cornhole!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
      • uracoward

        You seem like a big tough "whites only" guy...are you tough enough to threaten the President's life? C'mon you little donkey, it's obvious that you hate blacks. I just want to see if you're as dumb as you seem.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  96. Al

    Oh no, not again! Exactly 1 year ago it was Tiger Woods now it is President Obama. Are you sure it was a basketball game that busted his lip and not Michelle with a golf club?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  97. dadymat

    Obama injured in basketball game..........and in other news Tiger woods bumps head backing out of driveway.......

    November 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  98. john

    Good thing he wasnt deep frying a turkey on the white house lawn or he'd be in a burn ward right about now.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  99. scott

    He bleeds?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
  100. Urbanite

    why is this news. thanks cnn

    November 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
  101. dadymat

    if they have in fact taken his mouth away his strongest asset has been removed

    November 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
    • Daryl

      Good comment, excellent!(:

      November 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  102. oy

    What do you mean it wouldn't have happened if he was working?!
    The guy can't play a baskeball game?! Wow, interesting...
    What if he was playing to clear his mind and take a break from trying to solve all your problems...

    Give the guy a break please...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
  103. Arlene

    Oh God, here come the nutbags and their rude comments.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
  104. hardtruth00

    Now he knows how the American people feel, every time we have to listen to him talk...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
  105. fearthedeer

    Michelle hit him with a 9 iron. Barack is this year's Tiger.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
    • A.Cox

      To all the haters of this fine President- I hope you choke before Christmas! Your vile becomes you.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
      • Daryl

        You must remember, He is only half fine.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
      • john

        typical liberal attack.

        You were great at dishing it out on Reagan and Bush – can't seem to take it very well, though eh?

        November 27, 2010 at 10:17 am |
    • Paulie

      I dont hate on him but it would be nice show him having some concern for our country and whats going on not playing games.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  106. Name*carlos guillen

    That's gonna be forever to remember,he's gonna be upset for a wile he should have some rest and the person who did this should regret doing such a thing

    November 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  107. Colin G

    His new Healthcare Bill could take effect earlier, and how much did that cost tax payers?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm |
  108. Name*carlos guillen

    Hope he's ok

    November 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
    • Daryl

      I hope he's KO'ed!

      November 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
  109. Ken

    Hey .. great idea here. To help balance the budget, Obama could see raffle tickets. Basically he can raffle off a chance for YOU elbow the president right in the kisser ... just $20 a chance. With the level of dislike for the man, why I bet they would sell LOTS of those tickets. And it could be a monthly raffle!. Add in having the event shown live on TV with advertising from GM and Chevy and various Banks supported by Obama, and we have a real economic winner here. Far better stimulus than anything done to date.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
    • silver

      Agreed.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
    • ab1895

      I would much rather pay to elbow Bush in the face.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
    • maggy519

      THat is idsrespectful and hateful. Go back under your rock racist.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  110. Avon Barksdale

    'Mr Right' your name should be 'Mr Wrong'. You were so busy crying about President Obama and the people who voted for him that you spelled UNEDUCATED incorrectly.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  111. jnsmith

    Reggie Love missed Obama's mouth with his _ _ _ _ instead of his elbow. Brother Love, Brother Love . What a turkey. The men and women he is sending overseas will suffer more than that. Now that he is a lame duck all he can do is whimper.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
    • idiot comments

      You mean the people that Bush sent over there? I'm confused. He's cleaning up your prez's mess 'jnsmith'. You are so effing narrow minded it's scary.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
    • Paulie

      I think he means the wars Obama and his congress never voted to end and the soldiers he sent as troop surges and the sailors on their way to North Korea.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
      • JackieInDallas

        @Paulie. the military involved in troop movements in Korea are part of either the permanent troops we have there as a service to our ally, South Korea (and at their request) or troops that are honing their skills on manuevers that were planned long before this latest mess by North Korea. Manuevers are planned months, sometimes a full year, in advance. You obviously are not aware of how slow turns the wheels of the miltary planning! Without an official declaration of war, the President (although Commander in Chief) cannot order military forces anywhere without the support of the Pentagon and Congress.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
      • Paulie

        give me a break jackie we all know why the battleship was sent there for maneuvers and it wasnt planned a year ago

        November 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
    • JackieInDallas

      I"m confused, @jnsmith. Do you mean the men and women that President Bush sent to Iraq despite all evidence that there was no military need for them to be there, the men and women serving in Afghanistan who should have been brought home during Bush's second term, or the men and women serving so that you can sit safe in your house and complain? As a Vietnam Era vet myself, and the daughter of a World War 2 and Korea vet who served 21 years, those of who serve this country do not mind serving when and where needed. Many of us DO question just what constituted NEED in Iraq, and question our continued NEED in Afghanistan. The President would like to get our military out...however, he has to work through Congress since he is not a dictator, and we are not officially at war. Complain to your Congressmen and women.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
      • Paulie

        Our president and congress could vote to end both wars and not let our taxes go up tomorrow if they wanted to so what Bush did or does is pretty much irrelevant. He's too busy playing basketball! Face facts.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  112. Luminarie

    Too bad he did not get a few teeth knocked out and a black eye in the process...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
    • idiot comments

      nice!! Wishing someone more of an injury. That's typical of an white trash idiot. Get back to bitching and complaining, and probably not voting. Good luck in your pathetic life, loser!

      November 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
    • Paulie

      how can you tell?

      November 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  113. John

    Oh me too...BOOOOOOO...HOOOOOOOOOO

    November 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  114. Bam in dc

    I c its a lot of dislike 4 obama all u mfer sould b mad at that drunk bush that who f everthing u so what if He play sum bball may b if sum of u go out and do sum thing 4 u self and stop lookn 4 sum

    November 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
    • BJ

      What? Which planet did you just land from?

      November 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
    • texrb

      Bush quit drinking in 1977. If you pay any attention to the news here, the country is concerned about Obama's drinking and smoking. You either don't live in this country or are a biased idiot.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
      • Daryl

        Imagine a biopsy of B.O.'s lungs after just 40 years of smoking Kools!

        November 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  115. HCharles

    All one has to do is read these comments to see how idiotic and uneducated this country is. This is why other countries don't want you there. Listen to yourselves.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
    • Daryl

      I am truly sad that other countrys don't want you there. I bet you and B.O. could get in his homeland Kenya!

      November 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  116. BJ

    Can't wait to see the video on YouTube!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  117. Willis

    Well , unlike the former
    He did not choke on a nut(s)

    November 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  118. JackieInDallas

    Good for him that he was exercising, good for his family that he was home. Sorry that he was hurt, but at least he got medical attention right away - millions won't have that opportunity thanks to the recalcitrance of House and Senate Republicans, and the influence of the radical right.

    I'd like to take this opportunity to tell those who hate President Obama a helpful hint...if you don't like him, that's fine, but to accuse those of us who think he's doing a pretty decent job under the circumstances that we think he is God is both blasphemous and untrue. I'm very aware of his failings, and the many failings of the previous occupants of the White House. But unlike you guys, I expect my President to make mistakes or make decisions I don't like. I understand that he has to make decisions from the position of what he can get, not what he would like. It is called "compromise" and it is something that radicals of any ilk do not understand.

    In honor of Thanksgiving, I would encourage all of you to go back and actually read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights - not just depend on talking points from any party. Read the Declaration of Independence and see why our forefathers actually fought for freedom from England. Yes, our system has more than its fair share of problems, and yes, there have been bad decisions made (since Day 1 of this Nation), but we have a LOT to be thankful for! In China, many of you would have lost your homes, your jobs, and maybe your lives for saying such things about the leader of your nation. You can get on CNN and rant and rave as much as you like because we allow those freedoms to our people. But that applies to ALL people here, not just the ones who agree with you. It was best said by Evelyn Beatrice Hall when she said "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Try treating the others on this blog with that type of respect, and grow from one who only screams to someone who can discuss without rancor differences in political beliefs.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
    • JackieInDallas

      Oh, and before anyone objects, YES, I know that the quote "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" is usually attributed to Voltaire, but it was actually said by Evelyn Beatrice Hall in her book, "The Friends of Voltaire". HIS comment, which she was paraphrasing, is also apropos, though: "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too."

      November 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
      • idiot comments

        great comments Jackie. The US needs more of your thinking.

        November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
    • Paulie

      too bad he wasnt doing his job- nice to know he isnt real worried about whats going on and can make time to play games instead of think about North Korea, our taxes going up, ending the wars, inflation etc etc etc...

      November 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
    • brent

      thanks jackie; but this is no forum for decency, this forum is for ignorant racist diabietic obese pylons, and there seems to be a lot them.
      But I appreciate your comments as they come from the heart. i am Canadian by the way, my name is Brent, you can ask for me or Robb at the border.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
      • Daryl

        Brent, are you two looking for men to love?

        December 1, 2010 at 11:13 am |
    • jaymanx

      The GWBush. administration has ruined this country, ruined this world. Let's talk about how to proceed and fix this mountain of @3$%^ , not basketball

      November 26, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  119. Barack Hussein Obama

    Whoever hit him was probably sick of him running his mouth.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  120. John

    That elbow wasn't an accident!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  121. Joe

    Obama is a wimp. He is skinny, with no muscle tone whatsoever. If he went inside in a basketball game it serves him right for mixing it up with sure enough athletes. He needs to play ping pong or badminton for God's sake.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  122. mike c

    damn obama
    way to take it like a champ

    November 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  123. SoCal

    I wish I had half his energy. Go, President Obama

    November 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
    • Daryl

      Go where, nobody wants his 135 pound, smoking, ass!

      November 29, 2010 at 10:39 am |
  124. bolinsky

    And three muslim terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for it.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
    • Kevin

      That's not funny.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  125. OdieDomino

    I dont see why it matters whose elbow it was. I may not like his politics but I dont want to see him hurt either. Get well soon Mr. President!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
    • Daryl

      Yes B.O. get WELL away from the United States.

      November 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  126. Pilfer

    12 stitches and not a drop of blood on his shirt?

    They must have been teeny tiny little stitches.

    Bummer, bigger the stitch, bigger the scar. Scars show character.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  127. aizen

    i dont get americans, so a president cant enjoy basketball or any sport when the country is going through rough time?? bunch of racists..bush did it while the country was already sunk, noone complained and many presidents before that did it too...as a human being he has the right to relax and exercise, etc...him not working out, playing or enjoying life wont fix the economy of the country...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
    • Paulie

      It really makes it look like he doesnt give a rats azz about our country as we may be heading to war on another front he is playing games not giving it a second thought.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
      • JackieInDallas

        This situation in Korea has been brewing since the 1950s. This latest escalation was probably handled in a special meeting in the White House with his National Security Council members and his advisors while you were still passed out on the couch semi-comotose from turkey overdose or while you were watching football from your recliner. At least he was in touch with his people since he was home...unlike Bush who flew over New Orleans in AirForce One without landing, and didn't respond at all to the need for emergency supplies for over a week after Hurricane Katrina. Or when President Reagan was at home in California "resting" right after our troops in Lebanon were attacked and 241 killed.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
      • Paulie

        unless he was holding a meeting on the basketball court with his advisors he was busy playing games not doing his job sorry

        November 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
      • Paulie

        Bush and Reagan havent been in charge for years and is the President holding special congress votes to end the wars or is he playing basketball?

        November 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
      • PaulC

        We can't go to war until we get another dumb republican in office.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
      • texrb

        You missed the mark on that Reagan part. he was the last President that had a clue.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
    • PaulC

      Americans are simple. Just identify the lowest common denominator and there they are.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  128. silver

    I am confused on how this is relevant news... Are they going to notify the public the next time Obama stubs his toe?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
    • tewrobert

      They are going to award him the Purple Missle toe and make it a national holiday

      November 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  129. Stop it

    TO: Everyone who is saying Obama should be working instead of playing basketball.

    You are all hypocrites. You probably have today off, like most Americans. You are not working today either. I would bet most of you will not spend your day off exercising or getting healthy.

    If you ARE working today, you are still a hypocrite. You are using company time to surf the web and post comments on this website. Get back to work!

    Do you get the irony of your complaining now?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
    • Dark Poet

      Hey I worked today.... Not everyone works 9am-5pm there sparky. Really though this crap in Korea has gone on for decades and we really don't need to get involved. I'm just surprised it finally gets reported.....

      November 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
      • Daryl

        Correct darky, some don't work at all. Obama is one of those.

        December 1, 2010 at 11:17 am |
    • 5+5+5+5=40

      Actually as a liberal elitist that never works, I along with many others are working this weekend unfortunately due to a climate created by people who can't count their fingers and toes. Sucks but it is what it is.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  130. tewrobert

    If Obama would have been white he would only have to have 3 stitches,
    Heck he probably wouldnt even be playing basketball :LOL

    November 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  131. SwtMdmeBlu

    I broke my toe after stubbing it on the ladder while carrying our christmas tree down from the attic. Where's MY headline????

    November 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
    • Kevin

      You aren't the president of the united states. You're just another bleating sheep. :)

      November 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  132. soledad Rubio

    @ Ajaye, you are an American, what part of America are you from ? North America ? That includes Canada, The United States, and of course Mexico, all of the people living in these 3 countries are NORTH AMERICANS , and also the people in South and Central
    Amercia are AMERICIANS !!!
    Soledad

    November 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
    • Hungaraso!

      Well although you are very correct that America is much more than just the USA, I have to ask... what part of Mexico really a part of? North you say? Are you sure that Mexico not part of CENTRAL America?

      And if not, what if it was? What would you think if Mexico is officially declared part of Central America? I'm sure you wouldn't mind joining your Central American friends in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, etc..

      November 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  133. ka

    I am not an American but most of you "so called Americans" put your country to shame. You want to know why the rest of the world snub their noses towards the Americans. Prime example......I am surprised you let your president even use the restrooms. Shame on you, shame on you. Please don 't give me that sh....t about freedom of speech. It's about common sense, (that even a president has to blow off some steam ) which a lot of you are probably lacking. UnAmerican,Unpatriotic and not a "real" American and all that crap that you guys are always using.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
    • texrb

      As a foreigner, why don't you concentrate on all the problems I'm sure your country has and let America attend to it's own issues. A big part of our problems today are judgmental foreigners like you that have no clue what is happening in our country.

      November 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
    • hm

      Please don't think that all or even most Americans are like these imbeciles.
      These people get paid to post this nonsense. They get paid every time someone responds.

      November 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  134. Suzie

    sure it wasn't the 4:00 am black friday fight to get in the Walmart door?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  135. ThinkAboutIt

    For those accusing Obama of ignoring the Korean crisis while playing basketball. Perhaps he was planning to use the outcome of the game to determine his decision on what to do. The lip wound could have a profound effect on what tomorrow's news will bring.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  136. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez, WWII

    How can people be happy that the President get hurt? I do not get it. I hope his stitches will heal fast. This is not funny, but he has the best Health System after him. I hope they will not make a mistake.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
    • Derka Derr

      Underachievers always get excited when someone they are jealous of fails in the slightest sense.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
    • Daryl

      The pres wasn't hurt. You want to see hurt wait till he tries to get re-elected. No Mo B.O.

      December 1, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  137. wowlfie

    He will get more than stitches if he moves the USS George Washington into the South Korean waters. The insane rulers (there are 2 now–father and son) will start something that leads to a nuclear exchange. Watch for it Sunday!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  138. budshoes2

    So, CNN... How does Sarah Palin feel about this? Tomorrow on CNN, we'll put together a panel to discuss how Sarah Pailn's possible body language, and President Obama's cut lip confirms our latest poll that says Sarah will run for the Presidential nomination in 2013... eeeerrrr 12.
    Oh, and by the way...looks like world war 3 is just around the corner! How will that impact Your Christmas shopping? CNN teams up with Entertainment tonight to look at the consequences of World War on the upcoming Donny and Marie TV special...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  139. Paulie

    Real nice to know your President is hard at work deep in thought about what to do while our country is about to go to war with North Korea not getting hurt playing basketball. LOL our taxes are also about to go up (which he lied about). Nice to know he obviously isnt losing sleep over those things or the fact his loony policies like HCR are keeping us at war and extending 10% unemployment.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
    • tewrobert

      Well Paulie whe your goal is accomplished its time to kick back :)

      November 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
    • Kevin

      What the heck are you talking about? Now you're saying even the President gets no free time, 24 hours a day. Will you allow him to sleep? Or is that too unpresidential?

      November 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
    • Derka Derr

      You need family bad. Or friends. Bye the way your attempt to get a clue on Korea fails miserably along with the idiot that said "we" were under fire. You people make me sick. Wake up and learn to read. You can't get out of your own way, so much so that I am embarrassed for you. Enjoy the weekend.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
      • Derka Derr

        By* Not to mention whoever is in a rush to mess around in Korea just like Iraq and Afghanistan needs to open a book before we send more kids off to die for more immature and uneducated reasons. Korea was no picnic, and just like these third world countries, all I'm hearing is the same piss and vinegar childish rhetoric. Trust me, you are too dumb to realize that what you want is not in your interest. Pretty bad if you ask me.

        November 26, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  140. tewrobert

    Inside his lip is a tattoo that says do not over inflate 32 psi max oressure :) these are only two ply lips :)

    November 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
    • Seriously?

      Wow. That's HiLARIOUS. As is all racist humor.
      Ugh.

      November 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  141. Mike

    Hey. At least he wasn't choking on a pretzel while watching tv or falling off of a segway.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
    • Paulie

      he took one in the chin playing with balls – goofing off instead of doing his job being leader of the free world

      November 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
      • onionval

        What about you looking at porn at work?

        November 27, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  142. Avon Barksdale

    Has anybody heard back from 'Mr Right'? I guess he got mad when he saw his comment had a spelling error!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  143. Downey1

    Basketball huh? Does anyone else think Michelle got a hold of him and gave him a good one?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  144. JohnA.Evans3rd

    Very sorry President was imjured but on another note we should bring all the troops HOME and Nuke NORTH KOREA AND TELL AFGHANISTAN AND IRAN IF THEY DONT KNOCK THE SHIT OFF THEYRE NEXT WE'LL DRIVE ELECTRIC CARS AND PUT THE NATION TO WORK FIXING THE ELECTRIC GRID AND MAKE ELECTRIC CARS AND PISS ON THE WORLD STOP THE ARAB COUNTRIES FROM HAVING ACCESS TO AMERICA RESTRICT TRAVEL TO AND FROM EUROPE !"

    November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  145. Darve

    This is clearly George Bush's Fault!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  146. idiot comments

    @donkey – Robb is my name Donkey (and I'm white. Not sure why that matters you racist loser). I'm sure your handle is to compensate for some short coming. Come on up to Canada. I'll be waiting. If you have trouble with geography, because you only made it to 6th grade, we are that large country to your north. Ask for Robb at the border (there are only 8 of us)

    November 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  147. bryan

    why does alot of people look at this and be rude? It goes to show how america is and how nobody cares wheres the empathy at and for for them people who dont kno what that is put urself in obama shoes how would u feel if someone posted you on youtube and all over the web you would feel embarassed. Have sum respect

    November 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  148. littledaemon

    Was that really a basketball foul or some sort of coverup after michelle got his punk ass with a golf club for sleeping with an intern?

    November 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  149. Gillian

    Don't you all remember when George W. Bush almost died choking on a pretzel? He had to get stitches on his face from passing out and falling on the furniture.

    Also, George W. Bush started two wars and took more days off than any president in history. This is all a matter of public record and not an opinion.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  150. yo

    Omg, that is kind of funny

    November 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  151. Km B

    He also didn't shoot his buddy in the face. Well played, Mr.President!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  152. Queen sanity

    Are you blocking my comments? WHY?

    November 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
    • staciacnn

      Sorry – we did not block your comments. It just took a while for them to post.

      November 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  153. lnhoward

    I hope all of you criticizing the President or CNN for posting this story made the exact same comment when President Bush's shoe incident was all over the news for about a week. I mean really, does it KILL you to see a story about this? Don't you think it's nice every once in awhile not to be bombarded by stories about the possibility of another Korean War, or the economy, or a mass murder? It seems to me many people have gotten way too uptight and critical for their own good.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  154. Queen sanity

    OK, I get it.
    CNN blocked this comment: I have an IQ of 130 and a Ph.D., and I voted for Obama and still support him. I weep daily for this country because of comments like the ones posted by racist losers on CNN." Apparently, the CNN censors do not have enough sense to realize that I didn't mean all the comments on CNN were posted by racist losers.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
    • Daryl

      What a PHD in Pseudo-Science? 130 I. Q. isn't rocket science.

      December 1, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  155. Tim

    I heard his lip swelled up to the size of a basketball, almost matching the size of his inflated ego.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  156. Avon Barksdale

    CORRECTION! The idiot 'Mr Right' also spelled the word BECAUSE wrong. You must be a REPUBLICAN!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  157. Tom H

    He looks anorexic. Did he even EAT any food on Thanksgiving? I can't believe I actually voted for this useless douchebag...he has done NOTHING for this country...I imagine he'll try to do something in 2012 to TRY to get re-elected, but it won't work. The Republicans will bring in somebody even WORSE...I'm sure of that...and WIN in 2012.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  158. paul

    shut up pp and consider this, 'all work and no play makes Jack a dull man.'

    November 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  159. Tim

    Looks like Obama reaps what he sews, lip service.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  160. charles

    Everyone that played a part in this story should be fired lol.... and the guy that elbowed Obama in the mouth should be double fired lol just playing... big deal its a contact sport im sure Obama is a big boy if he can run a country he can take 12 stiches

    November 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  161. Dark Poet

    Umm I have no problem with him playing basketball, but really is this news? Is the person who elbowed him in the face going to earn a Nobel Peace prize for preventing the president from getting involved in the ongoing Korean feud? I just don't see this as important

    November 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  162. Marty

    To the screwballs who singled CNN for covering a story they did not believe was newsworthy, did you bother to read the news at CBS, ABC, NBC, Yahoo and/or Fox today? They also covered this story. So why do criticize CNN for covering stories that you believe are fluff and not the other networks?

    November 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  163. Maria

    Some of the above comments are not only in bad taste, they are a sad commentary about this country...apparently racism is still alive and well in the U.S.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
    • Paulie

      welcome to the real world. there will always be racism here and in the rest of the globe in every single country. why is it racist to make jokes about his lips or whatever. if a black comic was making fun of a white president I am sure youd find it entertaining.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
    • Oh god not basketball

      Only in the south where the republicans reside and the average IQ is in the 60's. Dey blame that gosh darn Obamer fer all of America's problems.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
      • texrb

        Most black American basketball stars are from the South and proud of it, prude.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
      • texrb

        By your statement about the 60's IQ of southerners makes them racists, makes you a racist. I've lived in the North and the South and racism exists in both, thanks to the government and racist activists. I lived in Boston in the '70's when the supreme court finally got to the North and required that they desegregate their schools. They responded with riots and Molotov cocktails thrown at school buses with black children. You need to study your history. There is a big difference between the abolishing slavery and racism. The North was every bit as racist as the South. And your statements cause me to believe that your IQ is very low.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
    • Paulie

      really because last I checked Democrats and the KKK came from the south – in fact slaves ran north (to the republicans) for freedom. did you know Senator Byrd (D) a former KKK sat on congress til he died last year – he single handedly filibustered the civil rights vote in the 1960s for 48 hours.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
      • texrb

        You might mention to the person who whose dissing southern racism that in in the early 70's when the supreme court ordered Boston to desegregate its schools, they responding by throwing Molotov cocktails at school buses with black children in them. Tell them to check their history before they throw stones thorough glass houses. The North, where I have unfortunately lived a few times, is a racist as it gets.

        November 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
      • Seriously?

        Last time I checked, the original Democrats became Republicans and vice versa.

        November 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  164. tewrobert

    You would think he was playing the Harlem Globe Troters

    November 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
    • Kevin

      Uh...no, we don't think that.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  165. fatai

    Hope ,you feel better,mr president .

    November 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  166. PaulC

    You can always count on the right wing patriots to find fault in everything Obama does. We know you have a deep seated, non racial, bias but try to keep it down. Take your medication and tune to Faux news.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  167. texrb

    Probable got punched out on purpose. But we will never know for sure.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  168. Carl Vardo

    Was it a shooting foul? If so did he make the shots? Leaders make those kinds of shots!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  169. ronintegra

    people are so fast to have something negative to say.......it only stands out that our President plays Basketball. Every other Presidents were advid Golf players. Never heard anyone complaining about that. Lets start getting away from the norm and start opening our eyes to differences.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
    • texrb

      Agree with you that even Presidents need leisure time. Golf, basketball, polo, whatever. We would all go insane if we did not step away sometimes.

      November 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  170. James

    This is ridiculous. Even the queen doesn't get this much coverage. He's not a figure of royalty or a damned celebrity. He's a politician. I just returned from oveerseas and watched how the media treated their prime minister...like a regular politician only giving screen time when the story is about national interests. I know he tried to make himself into a deity in his campaign, i fell for it too, yes, but this is too much. I can't stand him.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
    • Seriously?

      I see. So because you "can't stand him" you don't want to read any stories about him. Here's an idea: don't click on them?
      Or are you somehow blaming the President for the amount of press he gets.
      Did you ever stop to think that perhaps this is a very relevant story? Don't you think people might wonder why he has stitches in his lip the next time he gives a press conference, etc.?

      November 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
    • Softship

      Ah that's the problem. Because you can't stand him you think there is too much coverage.
      Well, there are people who like him very much, much more than they like the queen, and hey, they're happy with the coverage. If you don't like the coverage, I wonder why you chose to read this article – let alone comment on it.

      November 27, 2010 at 3:55 am |
  171. rpnc

    I admire the President for his tenacity towards doing something great and simple like playing a little b-ball and staying fit.Unlike Tony Haywood of BP that went yachting during the Gulf disaster or republicans and investors that sleep in there suits and ties and keeping their hair just right."Don't touch me,honey.....I'm perfect,rich and don't give a f**k about main street".One day soon......all you republicans will see the light.What a shame that President Obama had to inhereit the worst mess a country could be in because of BBBBUUUUSSSSHHHHH.What a great president he would have been.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  172. Angelo Nicolaides

    A fit body provides a fit mind...perhaps if the rest of the country led by example we'd be in a whole lot better shape.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
    • texrb

      Unfortunately, he is a heavy drinker and smoker. That is not what I would call physical fitness.

      November 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
      • Seriously?

        He's a heavy drinker? Way to make things up out of nowhere.

        November 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
      • Softship

        "Heavy drinker and smoker"??? That's news to me!
        An occasional (not even daily) cigarette is not "heavy smoking", and unless you're counting non-alcoholic beverages, I don't know what he's heavily drinking. Maybe you can provide something to verify your accusations. In contrast to Mr. Bush, President Obama is not known to the public as having any alcohol problems,

        November 27, 2010 at 3:52 am |
  173. drain

    So yea this is.not what I need to know about. Either wy I'm jus a airman chillin in the dorm doing homework waitn to deploy to korea for world war 3. Maybemore of you who seem so worried about it should join just in case it is one. Ha. Its no world war 3 nothing. We want to blow it off. So jointhe military and learn a little.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  174. mario

    Maybe if he kept his big mouth shut...

    November 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  175. David

    I stubbed my toe this morning... does that count as international news?

    November 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  176. Mike from MN

    Somebody commented: "taxes are going to go up ... leading to inflation"

    The Bush tax cuts caused inflation, leading to the great depression! Allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire is actually what is needed after the economy required a big stimulus to save itself.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  177. Da coz

    Am just wondering where some people are living,maybe in another planet. accidents happen,we dont choose to have accidents.its ok mr president ,i wish u quick recovery n we love u as our president

    November 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
    • texrb

      I love your too Mr. President. I just do not agree with hardly any of your policies.

      November 26, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  178. Krista

    That sucks! Get better!

    As for you idiots who feel this article is a time to say he is "not your president" and you would "love to get him with you elbow"..... Do you live in the U.S? Are you a citizen? Then he IS your president. And how dare you criticize someone who is doing everything in his power to make this country better. I'd like to see you try....

    November 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  179. Hungaraso!

    You know that the media, CNN in this case, are just itching to find out who elbowed the Prez. Because although we're laughing about, it certainly seems like the fool who did that, wasn't thinking of the repercussions to his playing ROUGH... idiot.

    You're playing BBall with the President of the United States Of America. NOT some punk in streets, not some other street baller... the President of the United States Of America.

    You don't play dirty, rough, stupid and or aggressive, you hold restraint, you keep your arms down, you don't get stupid.

    But this is what sports does, it makes reaching that meaningless goal the only thing that matters, its like a stupidity thats part of playing sports. The hell with the health or well being of anyone else... its about teamship! ...and all that BS.

    Interestingly, there's this CNN video interview of that football guy, sorry, my memory does not retain sports figures and or figures very well, an interview by Dr. Gupta about the sports football culture that encourages a player who was hit and may be suffering a concussion to keep playing for the team. This sort of ties into this in someway.

    The president should of been presentable and joined his family in welcoming the WH Christmas Tree this year, but of course, "the buddies" effed him up. A-holes.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
    • texrb

      That's like saying when I play golf , always lose to the customer. If Obama wants to play basketball with all these stars or anyone else he keeps inviting for hoops, they are supposed to restrain their competitive instincts to keep from hurting him. Let him win, because he is the president? What planet were you born on?

      November 26, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
    • holly

      They shouldn't be itching too long, the name of the elbow's owner is right in the article. And accidents happen, geez. What, do you think he should be locked up or something?

      November 26, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  180. jim

    All you fat republicans slamming our President for getting a little exercise to burn of some steam. SHAME ON YOU! Do you have any idea how much pressure there is being the president? Also add on the fact that he has to took over 8 years of republicans fiscal incompetence and managerial negligence. Bush started 2 wars and took more vacations than any president in history. Obama is taking an hour to play basketball. You republicans make me sick and your a cancer to this great country.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
    • texrb

      All of your "Republican" comments just makes you irrelevant in this thread. I am an independent who kicked the house of congress out to give some balance to what was fast becoming a socialist Juggernaut. This country was not founded on socialist, big government principals. You should move to Sweden if that's your idea of government.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  181. sara

    Seems as though Faux News has taken over CNN. Cope to it CNN, we already know! Just read these racist and haters comments. Anyway, a "game of basketball" that All men I know play.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  182. B.M.F

    That he cry?!!!:-P

    November 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  183. Paulie

    It would be more shocking to see a story like Obama holds a special session of congress to vote on ending the wars in iraq and afghanistan or Obama holds a special session of congress to vote on extending tax cuts so our taxes dont go up and we dont have to face massive inflation, or Obama holds a special session of congress to vote on revoking H1-B visas and doing away with idiotic NAFTA, the WTO (democrat ideas which send our jobs overseas), or Obama holds a special session of congress to do away with the HCR bill thats keeping employers from hiring people, or Obama holds a special session of congress to regulate the housing market to stabilize the economy. Nope. Obama takes one in the face playing basketball sounds about right. He doesnt give a crap about that other stuff.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
    • idiot comments

      @Paulie – it's a holiday Paulie. I'm pretty certain that 99 percent of congress, dems and rep, are not working either. Why aren't you criticizing your republicans for not doing something productive today? Or did they try something that nobody is aware of except you?

      November 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
    • Hungaraso!

      What happened Paulie? You didn't get the game console you wanted at the Black Friday event at Best Buy? Or the toolset at Home Depot that was at a steal of a price? Its NAFTA's fault! Relax, after Christmas sales are another line opportunity. It will be fine.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
    • Paulie

      Just because congress or our President isnt doing their job or dedicating more time to it the day after Thanksgiving- doesnt make it a good thing – the world doesnt stop on holidays – last I checked North Korea doesnt celebrate thanksgiving (neither did a lot of unemployed people) or the rest of the fricking world. The problems didnt take a vacation or a holiday or an extra day off. The problems arent fking off and playing basketball on our dime!

      November 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
      • idiot comments

        you're a sad and angry man Paulie. Have a good rest of your holiday. I hope your anger helps solve the worlds problems.

        November 26, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
      • Paulie

        yes I'm angry at our country's poor leadership and sad about it too

        November 26, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
      • Seriously?

        God. Just stfu. You're rapidly becoming irritating and irrelevant. Quit whining and do something useful.

        November 26, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
      • Sockness Monster

        Widdle Paulie, your mommy wants you in the kitchen.

        November 27, 2010 at 11:25 am |
    • JimS

      Paulie? You actually expect the Campaigner-In-Chief, our totally incompetent, inexperienced, way over his head, marshmallow, wimpy, community organizing, Progressive, Socialist dufus of a President to actually accomplish government business!!! Bewtween campaigning for the past two years, 200 rounds of golf, flying around at $181,000 an hour and lying constantly to the Americanpeople, where would he find the time????

      November 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
    • MollyBee

      While many of you bloggers spend time criticizing and mocking the President of the United States, crooked, greedy, capitalistic Wall Street investment banks merrily plan their next propoganda strategy to seal the fate of our country and your demise. Letting yourself be led by the nose is not very smart. You are all a joke.

      November 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
    • texrb

      It was us independents that blew it in 2008. Although I did not vote for Obama, a majority of us non-party affiliated independents did. Obama went form Chicago Community Organizer to Senator to President so fast, that he caught 53% of the country off guard. Add McCain to the opposition (whom I held my nose and voted for), a biased media, and a dislike for Bush, and suddenly we elected a socialist for President without knowing what hit us. After massive damage had been done with Nationalized Health Care, bailouts, and triple-trillion dollars deficits due to incredible government growth, the independents woke up and neutralized the Obama socialist juggernaut this year. Now in 2012, we need a new direction (Rubio and Scott sound good), but anyone who can get this incompetent, socialist government out of office and start reversing the damage that has already been done will do. Time to get started on that agenda now.

      November 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
    • Joe

      @Pauli. GWB spent more time away from office "relaxin at the ranch" than any presedent in recent history.
      Because of this, you and your comments become as irrelevent and stupid as the come.

      November 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
    • texrb

      You must understand that although Obama is our President, he is actually a Chicago Community Organizer, who suddenly became a Senator and then suddenly the President of the United States. You are being too harsh on him to think he would have a clue on how to handle the most important job in the world. Let's give him the next two years, send him back to Chicago, repeal the socialist laws he passed in his first two years then be done with him. We now have the congressional ability to shut down anymore more of his socialist agenda.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
      • Seriously?

        Socialist? His healthcare "agenda" has a lot of GOP ideas in it. It's also MARKET BASED. I could *possibly* see your point if it were single payer healthcare, but it's NOT.

        November 26, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
    • texrb

      Obama went from Chicago Community Organizer to Senator to President before the citizens of this country knew what hit them. Based on his election platform, many independents (NOT ME) let ourselves be blindsided, were naive and actually elected this man. Of course, the republicans with McCain made that decision easier even though I held my nose and voted for him anyway.

      We did not know we elected a socialist as president (shame on us). By the time ObamaCare was shoved down our throats, most independents woke up to the fact that we had elected a socialist president and in 2010, unfortunately after much damage had been done with ObamaCare, bailouts and runaway deficits and debt, we woke up.we effectively shut down his socialist juggernaut in the 2010 elections. Now in 2012, we have an opportunity to nominate a ticket (perhaps Rubio and

      November 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
    • Joe

      If he requested a special session or sessshin as GWB would have pronunced it, no one would have shown including republicans. You know why? they were all at home with their families. Do you know the basketball court where he plays is at the White House, a few steps away from his office? Do you also know he has access to telephones and other such forms of communication to keep apprised of situations around the world? At least he's in Washington within easy access to necessary assets instead of a ranch somewhere in the middle of nowhere where the last guy seemed to hang out a lot. You R E A L L Y seem a bit stupid . Maybe if you got off the couch once in a while and exercised, you would't be the bitter and unhappy person you seem to be.

      November 27, 2010 at 1:06 am |
  184. lowellian

    Yes ...hope he CAN feel what the middleclass is feeling ....maybe he needs the other side bailed out to wake up
    Now speak up and stand for us middleclass

    November 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  185. Vanilla Frosting

    He may be getting a little long in the tooth for pickup basketball, which can be a rough game.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  186. John H

    How many stitches were needed when (drunk) Dick Cheney shot his "friend" in the face? Obama's injury is nothing compared to that. And while the Cheney incident didn't get reported for about 12 hours, this administration shows great transparency. This will teach Obama not to play basketball with Nancy Pelosi!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  187. B.M.F

    That he cry?!.!!:-P

    November 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  188. Nicole

    Im soo tired of ppl sayin bad stuff about OUR leader. It just shows that racism is still here. He inherited all the problems that ALL the other president's left on this country. I bet all these ppl that r sayin all this negative stuff that if the president was standing infront of them they would b the first to kiss his BUTT. The joke about his big lip is as rascist as they come. To that person "Take off your hood".

    November 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  189. kuuipo

    Obama is the President of the United States! of course he is gonna be front page news no matter what may happen to him & u guys act so surprise! most of us just don't have anything better to do then read & send comments especially the ones who send more than one comment at a time, what is your malfunction?! no job or perhaps no life! now as far as our President goes, he can do what he needs to do to keep himself happy & fit & if playing basketball is his way of spending his off time, so let him have it!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  190. Queen

    I support the President and wish him a speedy recover. I am white and have a very high IQ AND a Ph.D. It doesn't mean I know everything, but I'm betting the haters who post here don't have that.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  191. LeeVT

    It was the Mossad, clearly part of the Zionist plot to take over the world.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  192. lowellian

    CNN i think you would get better RATINGS if you stand up and fight for the middleclass HOPE YOU SPEAK UP FOR US REAL AMERICANS

    November 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  193. brent

    Paulie: a real poster would realize that giving their opinion once would be sufficient, but repeating it ad naseum does not add weight or strengthen your arguement. Even if you put it in capital letters it will not help. When you repeat yourself it simply re enforces the notion there is not much rattling around up there in the old noggin....
    Now do I have to repeat myself or did you get it the first time.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
    • Paulie

      I care as much about your opinion of my posts as Obama does about the opinions of the rest of our country's citizens (not much).

      November 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  194. jake

    Don't know why this is in politics. This should be in the Sports section!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  195. ab1895

    @ Paulie Yes, it's so horrible that you have to be at work today while most Americans have the day off because it is the day after Thanksgiving. I'm assuming you have to be at work because all that you comment is "blah blah blah. He's playing basketball instead of working. blah blah cry." You're whining like a child. It's not like he left the country to play basketball. He's at the White House. Even if it wasn't a holiday, last time I checked, employees who work at least 8 hour days get breaks by law.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
    • Paulie

      actually the facility where i work is closed so i lose a days pay- my old job paid about 1/3 more of what I make now (im underemployed) but when corporations knew democrats were going to win the elections they did away with it and hired someone cheaper and less experienced.

      November 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
      • SKB

        Then I suggest you find a job that pays you what you are worth and then you wouldn't have anything to complain about. Isn't that the GOP mantra, pull yourself up? If you're underemployed find a second job. One might think however your attitude and ignorance might play into your professional status.

        November 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
    • Paulie

      like I said the world and our countries problems didnt take a day off either

      November 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
      • jackal & jester

        So does spending another day on the problem by yourself solve it faster?

        November 26, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
    • Lexxel

      major flaw in what you're saying – you presume that obama works 8 hour days – let alone 1 hour per day....he needs to work first before he can get a break–obama has no problem taking vacations and filling out basketball brackets-again, what has he done for our country?...ohhhh that's right, nothing.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  196. SargeH

    It's Bush's fault.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  197. Hulksmaash

    Ouch. get well soon, Prez!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  198. Nicole

    Sad! When all else fails try insults. SAD!!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  199. S. Artesian

    Am I the only one who remembers Cheney putting a load of bird shot into the face of his hunting partner during a little holiday excursion?

    Were any of you "look at this guy playing hoops while the world burns" out there denouncing that lazy, slothful, self indulgent Cheney; or "Every weekend in Texas" Bush?

    November 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  200. What?

    Better luck next time Rey Decerega. Doesn't the DADT apply to this situation?

    November 26, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  201. Michael

    I came to this forum to escape the hate and racist on the Fox forum. I guess there are idi0ts everywhere on the web today.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  202. Dark Poet

    Libertarian Party co-founder David F. Nolan died today... yet a 2 bit news station in Tampa ( BrightHouse' Bay News 9) has reported it before CNN.. Thats because CNN doesn't report on Libertarians :)

    November 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  203. shark

    Who cares.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  204. Avon Barksdale

    Over 300 comments on this article and at least half of them have been made by 'Paulie'. 'Paulie' why dont you go eat some turkey and turn on FOX NEWS.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
    • Seriously?

      I think Paulie is a little obsessed w. the President.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:51 pm |
  205. DrkPhoenixSaga

    Really? Front page of CNN? Not even on a slow day is this news.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  206. Lewy

    He would have been on the winning team - if the opponents had been the Washington Nationals.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  207. JimS

    Yes our totally inexperienced, incompetent, wimpy, corrupt , lying Progressive, Socialist President! We really should show him the respect he truely deserves!!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  208. Nicole

    Just like everyother working person gets a day off. So does our president. Soo deal with it!! Also since yur sooo concerned what r u doin on a daily basis to help the country?

    November 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  209. Michelle

    Twelve stitches? Dang, that's a big mouth.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  210. Nick

    I wish someone elbowed Glenn Beck. That would give him something to complain about that ACTUALLY existed! Wasn't he supposed to be legally blind months ago?

    November 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  211. TJ

    Has Sarah Palin twitted anything about this yet???

    November 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  212. Joe

    I hope he can speak clearly when it comes time to launch the missiles against North Korea. "I ordered 'launch' not 'lunch.'"

    November 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  213. kuuipo

    What is the big deal about the President being the breaking news about getting stitches?! why does it bother you the ones complaining about it? do you think you can do better at the job then run for office if not then just do what you are good at, complaining! too bad they don't have jobs for complainers! oh & about our President, because he was playing baketball instead of worrying about Korea or the health bill, taxes, wars, etc. u think it would have made a big difference for him to change the world?!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  214. James

    Paulie you need professional help.... I have no love for Obama but I wouldn't want his job either. Give the guy break...it's Thanksgiving. Let him play basketball before he has to go fight North Korea.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  215. Heath

    This is treason!

    Let's just be off with the head of the culprit. Seriously though you don't often hear of presdiential injuries. I hope he's ok.k

    November 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  216. tharmon

    Hope you feel better Mr. President. And for those whose hatred permeates the holidays....if you don't think he's your president...feel free to move to Mexico! To Nancy G. Obama wasn't elected because of his skin color honey! He was elected because the MAJORITY of voting Americans wanted change...and we are getting it!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
    • rand

      HAHA! And recently the majority of Americans just voted his administration OUT!!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  217. David

    Could we have a little more detail on those pies please?

    November 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  218. Heath

    This is treason!

    Let's just be off with the head of the culprit. Seriously though you don't often hear of presdiential injuries. I hope he's ok

    November 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  219. holly

    Dang, and FDR's polio and wheelchair never even made it to the news.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  220. Mike Papadopoulos

    I heard that Obama is going to hold a press conference to talk about how the stiches he had to get were actually Bush's fault!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
    • Casino

      LOL!!!!

      November 27, 2010 at 6:43 am |
  221. erik

    he should not be playing ball, he should be in his office worrying and fixing our nation

    November 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
    • blameObama4it

      Yea because he can't manage several things at once. Get real and get a life.

      November 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  222. SemperRick

    You will never see Obumma setting the example by doing some real PT. Instead he gets into his back on the block mentality and shoot some hoops with some of his other wanna be Thug friends. Smokin his Newports regressing to his street days, I could imagine the the court talk as we speak. Yo Yo Boo sup man (giving a three minute handshake) what be hangin at the honky house? I'm just sayin. I know how the brutha's get around the round ball. Instead he should be running an early morning PT session with some of his secret service boys. Organised Sports is not the way the Commander in Chief should hold a PT session. We need a Real President!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
    • SemperRick is a tool

      Wow SemperRick, how ignorant can you be? "I know how the bruh's get around the ball." After the entire article the only thing you can say is that the President should be doing more type of physical fitness than basketball. Wow!!! I could understand if you didn't think the article deserved top spot on CNN.com, but your comment is the reason CNN put these type of articles on the top spot. For simple minded people, such as yourself, who would rather read, and discuss their opinions on what type of sports the presidents plays, instead of reading what's really going on in the world.

      November 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
  223. Jerome

    I agree with Paulie in the sense that, yes, there is a lot of things going on right now and the President needs to put priorities before holidays. Half the time, he isn't even working anyways, so how has he earned any vacation time? Half the time he's golfing, having beers, or on some liberal tv show pushing his agenda. That said... The less President Obama does, the better for us! We can afford his vacations, we can't afford him bailing out the failed companies or sending money to Africa to teach them how to clean their own private areas.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
    • newfilter

      "Half the time he's golfing...." Do you keep his schedule? Pretty far stretch

      November 26, 2010 at 11:56 pm |
  224. dan

    I am an ardent supporter of the president but TO me this shouldnt really be BREAKING NEWS, it happens every day to people playing sports. It was an accient and was taken care of. It should only have become news when we saw him later and people said what happened to your lip, I got hit while playing basket ball, thats all that needed to be said.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
    • mary

      Yeah, they had to tell us..Otherwise we might speculate on why he got the fat lip~!

      November 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
    • INRI KINGDOM - AMBASSADOR LADY ELIJAH with ICUICN

      Hi Dan!
      NOPE!
      CANNOT DO as you suggested should of been: for O T Prophet Daniel 'NIGHT VISION' is the thing/QURAN 9.128,129;17.1---JUDE 9;DANIEL 12.1;REVELATION 12.7;EPHESIANS 6.12;LUKE 17.21;GENESIS 17.21;
      JOHN 5.30;14.21,23,24;DANIEL.2.28,34,35,44,45;REVELATION 22.2,12-15;iSAIAH 51.5; JOHN 5.7,8 (KJV 1611)
      for why not that you would of wanted cannot be.

      The American People's V O I C E (representive-# 1 employee and servant and president/leader)-Mr.Barack Hussein
      Obama-the nations so-called leader of the so-called, FREE world, his human-physucal 'flesh & blood' vehicle's
      LIPS/MOUTH "intake-output (WORD/GEN.11.1-9;2 PET.2.22) basin'-in-by-through which he COMMUNICATES, aka, he has (spirit-mind-body) INTERCOURSE with you/an EVIL GENERATION-LK.11.29;JN.16.7-15;ISA.5.20;ZECH.4;5;(REV.1-22
      ,KJV 1611)-just has to be 24/7-is a REQUIREMENT-in proper working order at all times-in all places-in order he is
      fit to accomplish for the people same people's will: therefore, what goes in and out of the American People's president's
      MOUTH "INTAKE-OUTPUT BASIN (be that someone's elbow 0r some Monica-Hillary/woman's private parts, whatever-however-whenever-wherever, the PEOPLE have a RIGHT to be 'immediately informed' about the entirety of the issue and matter
      (incident or oherwise labled/titled-named).

      Every cell existing in that human entity named Barack Hussein Obama is The EXCLUSIVE Property of the people throughout
      the duration of TIME that he is same people's elected # 1 VOICE/REPRESENTATIVE/servant-employee: therefore, the 'inner' and 'outter' members/parts/regions/terrortories-CELLS of same said mentioned slave and prisoner of the people-tis same PEOPLE's BUSINNESS. So you 'Dearest Dan', need to get with the hi-tech (of humankind's PSYCHE)
      's c r e e n i n g program'-if you are to be tuned in to the FREQUENCY supplying and providing GOD'S ELECT with same GOD/WORD-JN.1.1-14;6.29,39,40,44;14.21,23,24;15.14;MT.12.50;JN.17.17,21;REV.22.2,12-15;HOS.6.2;1 JN.5.7,8
      . GOT IT!!!
      If you think that President Barack Hussein Obama's LIPS-MOUTH (REGION-AREA) are just the exclusive 'right' of Mr & Mrs Barack Huseein Obama 'one flesh'-and-NOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: then, you are BLINDED-in need to be given your eyesight/ISA.42.7,13,14;ROMS.9.13-26;11.8,15,22,23,26-28,32: for, even SATAN "THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS/JN.14.30;JN.8.44;2 THESS.2.1-4;2 COR.11.13-15;REV.2.9;3.9;12.4,7,9,12;JUDE 9;HAB.1.5;DAN.12.1;REV
      .12.7;LK.17.21;GEN.28.17;REV.1.18;9;2 PET.2.4;REV.20-22" has been here-ever since JESUS THE MESSIAH left the earth over 2000 years ago ruling over you-deceiving you-pretending to be who/what he is not-perverting and corrupting you 'his slaves and his prisoners': for,you-man-'an EVIL generation', have had ruling over you that same OLD SERPENT "VIPER"
      spoken of in Genesis (JOB 41;ISA.14;2 THESS.2.1-4)-deceiving you in every which way imaginable-conning you into believing that it is he-in his/2 COR.11.13-15that be the real god/2 Thess.2.1-4;ISA.14.

      Yup!
      Soon to come-having same Satan-'LUCIFER", aka, having pure-real-genuine PERFECT EVIL manifested in-by-through same, they are the TWO BEASTS/REV.13,aka, MR # 666's Regime. So Jihad 'the Holy War/REV.12.7;EPHS.6.12;MT.11
      .12;LK,.17.21;GEN.28.17;JUDE 9;DAN.12.1;HAB.1.5;3.13 (REV.1-22,KJV 1611) has yet to reach sames ORGASM before
      it can be rightfully said that the worst/MT.24.21 is over with/REV.20-22 (KJV 1611)for you 'suffering humankind'. GOT IT!!!

      JEALOUS' LADY ELIJAH with ICUICN at JEALOUS' JEALOUSY

      November 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm |
      • runner305

        After reading your post, I have determined that you are: 100% insane!!!!!!!

        November 26, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
      • Softship

        What the heck is the name of the pills you are on? Looks "interesting", but I think I'd want to avoid ever taking them again. They seem to have done odd things to your thought processes!

        November 27, 2010 at 3:36 am |
      • Sockness Monster

        Proof..............This is a brain on drugs,
        remember that children !

        November 27, 2010 at 11:34 am |
      • Lone Rider

        Are these notes from a Rev Wright sermon or what ?

        November 27, 2010 at 11:41 am |
      • vdanker

        Oh my. You're not from around here, are you?

        November 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  225. The Sarah Palin Comedy Hour

    Why could'nt have been silly Sarah that got the elbow?? Then the doctor could have stitich her mouth up, permanently?

    November 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
  226. Art

    THUG LIFE

    November 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
  227. john

    I bet it was Bush who elbowed him

    November 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
  228. INRI KINGDOM - AMBASSADOR LADY ELIJAH with ICUICN

    Hi!
    About that there "S.T.I.T.C.H. in T.I.M.E. Saves N.I.N.E. (thing)"-to do with the twelve stitches said to be given to The
    American People's elected # 1 Employee & VOICE-Mr President (Mr.Barack Huseein Obama)-9 x 12= 180 saved?
    {SurgeonTutelageInternationalTumidCommunicationsHellboundTravelingInMother (REV.17.5;ISA 47)EstuaryNegritudeI
    mperviousNationalityEdition}-Re. REVELATION 4 (BEASTS) plus 176 (verses) Psalm 119 (180)-A Stitch InTime Saves NIne//REV 9 & the Beatles Number 9 ='ing A Voyage To The BOTTOM of TheSea/Genesis1.10,22,26,28;
    Revelation 1.15;13.1;17.1,15;21.6;22.1,17 ---/REV.1.20...MAGICALMYSTERYTOUR/JN.14.21,23,24;(REV.10.6)

    YUP!
    The so-called 'leader' of the so-called 'free' world 'intake basin' of what's of man-'humankind"s flesh and blood (this-that-the other thing) and same intake basin's said to have twelve stitches-astrologically beholding of same/GEN.15.5;REV.12.4;ISA.30.26;66;REV.12-wouldn't ya all agree/1 JN.5.7,8 that it 'stretches' Einztein's theory of relativity (n-s-e-w) 'cross/LK.14.26=35;19.27;MT.10;MK.10.39;REV.2;3;JN.15.14;MT.12.50 to come to rest smack-dab-in the center of where an immovable object meets with an irresistible forceHAB.1.5;3.13;JN.1.3;2.19;3.31;5.30;6.29,39,40,44;14.21,23,24;REV.22.2,12-15;HOS.6.2?
    The RULES of Endearment flirting with The RULES of Engagement/JN.5.36-47;MT.17,18;REV.2.23;3.18-22'1 COR.3.19;JER.30;31.2,33,34---REV.1.20---
    INRI KINGDOM AMBASSADOR ELIJAH with ICUICN

    November 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
    • hmm

      Hmmm

      November 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
    • Lone Rider

      OOOKK ????

      November 27, 2010 at 11:40 am |
    • Spent Fuel

      The mind is a terrible thing to waste.
      This one is toast.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  229. richardsrussell

    Decerega is lucky the prez is guarded by the Secret Service and not the TSA, or we'd never hear of him again.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  230. John in Plano

    Way to go Decerega...

    November 26, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  231. Guest

    I am proud of a president who takes time out to enjoy himself. Shows how much he is like one of us – certainly not some stuck-up guy who ducks out to his fancy East Coast beach house every weekend. Obama is a decent man and trying very hard to undo the tremendous damage – politically, financially, militarily – his predecessor left behind. Give him credit for succeeding on so many fronts; and resolutely persisting with the agenda he presented during his campaign. You teabaggers and repubs need to shut up and let him have his 4 years without expressing hate and venom at each step.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
    • Havent seen a good lib joke yet! keep trying....

      Easy to sit back and criticize, you will see, people say over and over that government never does anything, then when it does, they say it is too much and they don't want it. This is why throughout history leaders force change. People are dumb. The guy split his lip taking a break, sure beats a stiff who caters more to his fkn yard then his country. They can screw. Takes a pair to do something, takes a slit to sit on the bench and spite your own team with bitterness. They will bite off their nose to spite their face and the only winners are, you guessed it, the same old players, big corporations, the military of course (no not your kids.) the rich, politicians, everyone that does not need it will get their piece, everyone BUT you and I. I love my country, isn't it great? we stand for good and justice, its fantastic, funny they all said the same. Take a load off Obama, you won't miss a thing. Meanwhile most of us are working this weekend due to a recovering economy and at least a sign of growth that has been largely ignored. Thanks again bro.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
    • Daryl

      Guest, I think the idiot has taken enough time off while our U.S. of A. is falling apart.

      November 28, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  232. Nonobama

    Good ... maybe this will shut him up for awhile and he'll get some real work done.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  233. Avon Barksdale

    Hey 'Paulie' how do President Obama's WALnut's taste? Shouldn't you be crying while writing on a chalkboard about how "YOU JUST LOVE YOUR COUNTRY SO MUCH?"

    November 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
    • missthebushadministration?

      Ms. Barksdale haven't you learned yet.... Now you know how I felt when people bashed President Bush! What did we get for voting in Obama? I believe nothing but funny text messages and a few opportunities to create obama bashing bumper stickers! PLEASE, someone tell me what good this president has done for our country!!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  234. Nicole

    With that attitude u will remain umemployed. "GET A NEW LIFE".

    November 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  235. us citizen

    THE ELBOWER IS MY HERO, I WANT TO SEND YOU A GIFT.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
  236. Jimi, Hicktown AK

    Cue 'new' Roland article:

    "Yet another reminder of the way that even to this day, white follks impose punishment on law-abiding African-Americans to remind them of their slave past."

    Roland Hilton: 'We know we can rely on his ability to spot racism even when it isn't there!'

    November 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  237. Rim

    It's not exactly sitting on your ass while reading "my pet goat" and its great that he's staying physical but it might be safe to say there are a few more important things going on that the leader of the free world should be spending his energy on. A little less trying to make SportsCenters top 10 and little more attention to the world please, Barrack.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  238. Chris Sunday

    If this were to happen in one of the third world countries, this guy would have been handcuffed and interogated... hope you get well soon mr. president.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  239. Steve

    In related news, Rey Decerega has been reported missing.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  240. manny

    This is leading news?...give me a break

    November 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  241. Chris

    "Asked by CNN if Decerega will be getting a presidential pardon, a top White House aide laughed. He then replied, 'No, he gonna die!' "

    November 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  242. billshut

    In further news, VP Joe Biden pulls a muscle while playing a vigorous game of tiddly-winks!!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  243. Toktu

    Better to have found this out now rather than later. Then it would all be consipiracy stories.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  244. Ken in Ofallon, MO

    To Paulie,
    You are confusing this president withe the coward and traitor that just left office.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  245. Ken in MO

    Dear Morons,
    People complain that some healthcare exec will make your healthcare decisions...not true. Right now your employer makes those decisions for you. Your employer decides what is covered and what is not. I hope you love your poor paying job and I pray that you boss wants to pay for your meds if you get sick. Obamas healthcare gave you more choice, not less. Idiots....I am in the field of healthcare insurance.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  246. Come On...

    You people are truly ridiculous if you think it is treasonous for the President of the U.S. to get some exercise. He is a normal human being who has to worry about staying fit. He will perform better and have a clearer mind if he is fit than if he is obese and lazy. I would much rather have a healthy, young President than McCain any day, even if I don't necessarily agree with some of his policies.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  247. chris

    Elbow man for President!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  248. Movetocenter

    Maybe now he wakes up!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm |
  249. ddnyc

    Ditto! I love the elbower. Next time, please hit a little harder ........ As a former demo for ALL of my 48 yo life, I really HATE what we did to this country. (I did not vote for Oloser or Zero or Oprha Prez, ..... All we needed was a little bit of Hillary ...intelligent, smart, bright .... miss her. Hillary in 2012!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  250. athey

    health care lol u no he dont need that he is better than us im glad he got hit maybe it will wake him up a little but i forgot u cant chaing stupid

    November 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  251. Soldier Boy

    Blood is not a good sign !! WW3 is near !!!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  252. HOLadd1

    I'm surprised no one's called it the "Thanksgiving Day Massacre."

    November 26, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  253. Longjohn

    Let's try not to forget that the hero of all these Obama Critics was a guy that gave HIMSELF a black eye eating a pretzel and another black eye and a split lip falling off his bicycle ....

    Their other hero got out of his SUV and shot some old dude in the face on a fake hunting trip (Hunting stories do NOT start out with "We got out of the SUV ....")

    November 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  254. Ness

    Its nice to see he's not immune to injury. Just a regular person.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  255. steward of stuff

    "but wound up with a fat UPPER lip instead"
    or
    "scar on his LOWER lip should be smaller"

    Which is it? Upper or lower.....

    November 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  256. T.M.G.

    I thought America had come much farther than this. There are so many racist silly people in this country. Someone said that only ignorant, uneducated people voted 4 Obama because of his skin color. Are u serious?! And 2 many people act like he played basketball 4 24 hours or something, this is his exercise dumbasses! Bush worked 4 maybe 2yrs. out of the 8 that he was in office and Obama plays a pickup game and he's slacking? Give me a break! Go Obama!!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:55 pm |
  257. mane

    @paulie...there are just many so ways you can write about the POTUS not doing his job for the 1hr he exercised. For your information, as president, he gets to pee, bobo, eat and yes exercise. Get off your mountain high behind and shave some pounds off your waistline instead of hating. If thats all you got about this president, I think he is good.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  258. Alphamale

    The pavement and,that basketball is a terrorist...attacking my president. Hood Mr prez!!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  259. actuallity

    yea, bush was a horrible president. I definitely see him dying of heart disease sometime soon. At least Obama stays fit. And all you ignorant jerks need to get a life! Working out with a game of basketball after thanksgiving isnt a big deal. You guys act like he cant take an hour or 2 of his day to work out. All you people saying he should be working instead of playing ball will also be the ones to become obese and die of heart disease!

    November 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  260. johnny orlando

    Ive always said that out of all the sports I played in high school I got injured in basketball the most. Hard floor, no protective gear, lots of quick movements= pain.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:58 pm |
  261. Notfooled

    On top of being a good president for the people he is a good sport. What a guy.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  262. honorer

    I know so many KKK are happier he get injuries,

    well get a life idiots tea party, and Republicans.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  263. Patcee

    News doesn't have to consist of a declaration of World War 3 to be a legitimate story. Bush's choking on a pretzel and falling off the couch, injuring his face, was a major story. Why not Obama's lip? News is news. I want to know when my President is injured and how. Stop reading if you don't see what you want in the headlines. No one is forcing you to read stories you don't want to read!

    November 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  264. Chaos

    At least he didn't puke on the Prime Minister of Japan or shoot a guy in the face with a shotgun.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  265. Derka Derr

    I want our stiffs back who better represent who we are as a people. wah...

    November 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  266. Avon Barksdale

    Why is their SO MUCH HATE for President Obama? If you dont like the President then move on. Obviously the majority of people who voted wanted President Obama in office. You all are the same idiots who want Sarah Palin to be the next President in 2012.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
    • Lexxel

      1. Obama's opposing candidate was not much of a challenge

      2. Obama won greatly in part b/c a good portion of black ppl who knew nothing about politics except that Obama is black voted merely for the fact that he is black and it was "history in the making". So really, Obama brings nothing to the table – big deal that he is the first black president – it doesn't do any good unless he is good at his job...

      He isn't good at his job–but he sure is good at spending taxpayer money – for healthcare that doesn't work and for global trips thinking he is a hot shot that can get the olympics to the US – and he failed at that too!!!

      Obama hasn't done anything special for this country.

      November 26, 2010 at 8:51 pm |
    • Daryl

      Avon Lady, Sarah couldn't do any worse of a job than B.O. is doing.

      November 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  267. rand

    I can't wait until Jay Leno gets a hold of this news because there are so many people that want to bust his lip especially after making hard working Americans pick up the medical tabs for drug addicts, alcoholics, the grossly obese and chronic smokers...................HaHa! What?? We already pay for them in the emergency rooms? Well now you get to pay for them TWICE with increased premiums....................

    November 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  268. Sue Ann

    Darlene you hit the nail on the head. There is so much hate in this country it's crazy. Historically, there has never been so much anger towards a president. Congress has fought Obama since day one. It wouldn't have matter what he was proposing. What should have happened was the total rejection of Bush's ideas as he put the country in the financial toilet. He started the war in Iraq with no budget for it. If Obama had done that he would have been impeached. Between Bush being in bed with the corporations, oil companies and banks and then starting the war in Iraq and no animosity from the American people at all. Let's talk about the 800 gorilla in the room. Obama is black. Period! If Americans really cared about their country they would want the President to succeed in which case congress would work together for the common good. That's never going to happen. I hope Palin runs in 2012 as it would please so many of the ignorant people in this country. I mean she criticizes Michelle Obama for encouraging children to eat healthy food? She's an idiot!

    November 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  269. Pat

    BLAME IT ON BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  270. stepasidesue

    Think back people! Bush practically wore out the furniture at Camp David.....almost every weekend. HELLO

    November 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  271. bob oh

    US officials were forced to admit that a February drone strike in Afghanistan had killed 23 civilians (Dexter Filkins, “Operators of Drones Are Faulted in Afghan Deaths,” New York Times, 29 May 2010).

    boohoo

    November 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm |
  272. Will

    Well, at least we know that on the court Obama's tough! He definately just shook it off. I just wrote an article about this. Check it out on Gather:

    http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978731302

    November 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  273. JJ

    I think they should call for Rey Decerega's resignation.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
    • JL

      Ha Ha, good one! Why not? They call for everyone else's resignation and ask questions later.

      November 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  274. Steve

    I like that our President plays basketball, and gets beat up a bit. GW never got an injury like that falling off his tricycle. Besides, all you yokels that think he doesn't care about the Korean crisis, he would not wait seven minutes to react.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  275. robert

    Really? he gets hurt with a sports injury and it makes the news? really? slow news day huh

    November 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  276. KIASFATHER

    Actually, if the Commander in Chief would have done like Presidents from Roosevelt to Bush, he would have been serving meals and visiting with our men and women serving our nation away from home. There he would have found many who would have not only protected his fat lip, but all of him. He may have even felt a warmth in his heart. There seems to be no more Bob Hopes to remind our leaders of their obligations to our military during times of conflict...........

    November 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  277. optimistic

    There are more important things in life than to be making negative remarks about our Pres. I recently lost my job of 13 years and was denied unemployment– yeah the economy sucks and its directly associated with me losing my job, but im not gonna sit back and cry that its Obamas fault. Whether its a Rep. or a Dem. at the wheel–it doesnt matter I have to grab life by the horns and make it happen for my family and I

    November 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  278. robert

    Can cnn please spend their time and effort covering real news an not the fact our president does recreational sports

    November 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  279. Roots

    My CNN hero is Sanjay Gupta.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  280. eelpout56401

    I would have loved to do the stitching! :)

    November 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  281. soe

    Is this guy from the Tea Party or GOP?

    November 26, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  282. Joe

    and I bet at least once a day he gives himself a toilet break. I'm sure tea partiers would be crying foul about that if they knew.

    November 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  283. Blanco Basura

    "A few hours later, reporters who had gathered on the White House driveway for the arrival of the Christmas Tree saw the president in an upstairs window, pressing something white against his mouth, later identified as Joe Biden's hairless ass."

    November 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  284. tackdriver

    He was playing with Chuck Norris and fouled him....

    November 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm |
  285. texrb

    It was us independents that blew it in 2008. Although I did not vote for Obama, a majority of us non-party affiliated independents did. Obama went form Chicago Community Organizer to Senator to President so fast, that he caught 53% of the country off guard. Add McCain to the opposition (whom I held my nose and voted for), a biased media, and a dislike for Bush, and suddenly we elected an unqualified man for President before we knew what hit us. After massive damage had been done with Nationalized Health Care, bailouts, and trillion dollar deficits due to incredible government growth, the independents woke up and neutralized the Obama far-left juggernaut this year. Now in 2012, we need a new direction (Rubio and Scott sound good), but anyone who can get this incompetent government out of office and start reversing the damage that has already been done is essential. Otherwise, our America is finished. Time to get started on that agenda now.

    November 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
    • Jimbo

      Bla bla bla bla bla. Just more closed minded right wing rhetoric from a bunch of rednecks that finally got the pendulum to shift their way because the Bible Belt got BRAINWASHED by the Rush Limbaughs and other demagogues out there.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:45 am |
    • Robert

      He's going to be a one term president, and I will laugh and ask, Remember all that change Obama promised? Do you even remember what specifically he promised, or did he just promise "change"? And his supporters will complain that the Republicans blocked him from making changes, or the economy or the war in Iraq or Afghanistan distracted him from being able to make his changes. Then I will remind them that Obama promised to be a bridge builder and bring the parties together, and in four years, not only did he fail to make those changes he promised, he failed to keep his promise to be able to work with the Republicans. Then we (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, and Independent voters alike) will elect a Republican with either traditional Republican stances, or a Republican leaning independent (with the typical 55-45% margin, which someone will still manage to declare a "sweeping victory"), and we will begin to dig ourselves out of the massive economic hole that Obama has managed to dig for us, our children, and our grandchildren. And hopefully we as people will realize that "change" for the sake of "change" is not always a good thing, and that EVERY politician runs on a platform of change, because no one in their right mind running against an incumbent will want to be elected on the grounds of "more of the same", which is basically a vote for the other guy.

      Vote NObama 2012!

      November 27, 2010 at 2:23 am |
    • Softship

      You might think about the following concept: yes a qualified person should be president. Who else would be better qualified than one who has the most current experience being one? It would make most sense to re-elect President Obama instead of wasting years training a new one – going only on the hope that he might work out.
      President Obama has done a good job so far – he has prevented the economy, which was on the brink of disaster (thanks to his predecessor), from actually collapsing. You didn't really expect him to be able to fix the results of 8 years of bungling by his predecessor in just two years, did you?

      November 27, 2010 at 3:32 am |
    • garyd

      Dont forget the kerosene,cloaks,white sheets and kindling wood on your holiday shopping list you jolly folks!

      November 27, 2010 at 3:43 am |
  286. p.square

    Dem all tha comment – Obama is a sport man. So America should be a
    sport nation ! P.square.

    November 26, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  287. Shwan Hawezy

    Wish he was just a basketball player or even a professional basketballer, but not the president.

    November 26, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  288. texrb

    By the way, this started with the first Bush administration, and has continued to progress through Clinton, GWB, and then gained break-necking momentum with Obama. It must be stopped and only the electorate can do it.

    November 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  289. jambavan

    can you still smoke with a split lip? maybe this will be the trigger to finally QUIT SMOKING!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  290. Screw_Obama

    Now we know why Obama is such a fan of CNN and thinks that Fox News is gutter news – fox news doesn't have any trouble saying Obama you suck...

    Obama got stitches – OMG-that's HUGE front page news.....really?

    November 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  291. SKB

    As compared to the heart team that had to follow around Cheney all the time, especially when he shot the guy in the face? Or what about the team that had to save Bush from the pretzel? Or any other president? NEXT.

    November 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  292. jaxlmb

    I didn't vote for Obama..but I believe he is doing his best, with what was handed to him. Has anyone noticed how much he has AGED?? The man is working his butt off. I wouldn't want that job if it paid 10 million a year, by the way, it pays much much less then that. Give the man a break, get off his back. He is not getting ANY support from the REPUBLICANS or half of his OWN party. He doesn't have a magic wand. He needs cooperation to achieve anything. No Matter WHO is in office...no one will be happy until ALL of Washington learns to play nice. AS for the Korian crisis...China will take care of them...they don't want this to esculate...it's bad economics. Just BREATH...be Thankful this Thanksgiving..that you are living in the best country in the world.......and BLESS ALL OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN SERVICE FOR OUR FREEDOM!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  293. George Wallace

    He need to takes dem lips on a nutha vacashun. Takes dat gorilla wife wiff him too.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  294. Politics or Problems

    Can we focus on problem solving and not politics for a minute. Obama has made tough decisions on many no win topics like healthcare and bailouts. Republicans, Tea Party Members and short sighted independents aren't offering any real alternatives. Just simply playing politics or expecting everything things to change overnight without having to deal with the consequences required to implement the change.

    For example do you like Healthcare for all including those with preexisting conditions or NOT. Don't pretend that it's just "Obama Care"? Somebody will be upset, either those suffering with preexisting conditions or Insurance companies, just choose and move on. But don't pretend that there is a perfect answer.

    Where are the New House Members and Senate members now that it's time to take action on slashing the budget? They are hiding and won't join committees that can actually make a difference. Yet uninformed idiots continue to support an empty agenda that is only designed to discredit Obama. What a joke. Where's their plan?

    Why are they holding up a treaty that will allow us to inspect Russian nuclear facilities? That's a national security issue that the average independent voter knows nothing about and could care less in the grand scheme of politics. Noone would reelect Obama just because he gets the treaty back in place, but it's being blocked and could allow terrorist to obtain nuclear materials. Yet these tactics are being supported and admired.

    Obama is trying to implement real change and not playing politics. So, just watch your elected officials over the next 24 months and see if they do anything beyond BLOCK Obama. I don't call that putting the public's interest first.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  295. Bill

    They are blaming Decerega. It is a futile effort to hide the fact that Sean Avery was playing. Afterward, the President wondered why anyone would allow such a Tool to play in the WH basketball game.

    It is amazing that a story about the President playing a basketball game also brings out the haters. The fact is that he is the most qualified president we have had since FDR really. He inherited an absolute mess and no mortal was ever going to get it completely turned around in two years. My hope is that the far right tea partiers nominate their heroine Sarah Grizzly Girl. That will assure an Obama landslide in 2012.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  296. John Frost

    Did he cry like a little girl? You betcha!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  297. Here we go again

    Take your "moderation" and stuff it CNN, you useless, liberal slanted piece of crap!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm |
  298. john

    of course you all missed the important part of the story that he only got a local anesthetic, if they had to knock him out then Biden would have been president, and I am sure it would only take him a few mins to do something monumentally stupid......

    November 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm |
    • ff

      LOL! Ha, Ha, Ha! That is so funny. Thanks John, love it!

      November 27, 2010 at 2:10 am |
  299. 14401

    When you play mens games, sometimes you get hurt. Get over it. I use to tell my kids, unless you are bleeding from an artery, don't come in and complain. They both said, "what's an artery?"
    Right now this president needs to be paying close attention to every single thing that's happening that effects this country. Illegals, mounting debt, now real industry for jobs, printing money to pay debts isn't a good thing either, putting an end to the Fed for sticking it to us at every turn, generating jobs, immediately, not unionized, not government run to improve road, and other infrastructure that is way to old, free education all the way to college, but not everyone is college material, just teaching reading, writing and arithmetic up to the 6th grade, school everyday but Sat and Sun, 9 to 5 and I could go on and on. President Obama is leaving us with the impression that he is not interested in making this a better country, but designing things that drag us down. It's very sad. We did have a great country.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  300. Steve Fielder

    I'll bet a majority of people hurling petty criticism at President Obama for getting hurt while playing a little basketball are the same people bashing the First Lady for her efforts to combat childhood obesity; and I'd further wager that many of those same critics can barely get their fat @sses off the couch, so they lay around posting ugly, hateful comments about people they're envious of!

    November 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  301. billclinton4

    this is amazing, what the @#$! is he doing playing basketball?? how about catching up on the history of the korean war instead, maybe after that he could read a book on economics, or contemplate why we shouldn't be selling arms to saudi arabia...

    November 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  302. marressa

    He is president of the US and if you are a citizen he is your president. no debate is necessary on this issue. but, there is something i can do about it... vote against him come re-election, and according to polls the MAJORITY is thinking the same thing.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  303. P Rodgers

    What the press didn't tell you is that the Secret Service tackled the guy who did it and tasered him. He then spent most of the day in a Federal holding detention with a charge of felonious assault. He was released in the end, but they beat him senseless! Maybe they'll let him win next time...lol.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  304. our nations stupid

    Completely not worth reporting about and just another reason why nations with real problems look at us and hate us!

    November 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  305. stantheman

    At least he was given an elbow unintentionally. It's not as though someoe intentionally threw their shoes at him.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
    • Daryl

      A shoe with a foot in it probably done it anyway.

      November 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  306. kaye

    livin large like a rock star on our hard earned back-breaking tax dollars...poor guy he must a waited a full 2 minutes to get quality healthcare!.....enjoy while you can not for long i hope....oh ya you get all the freebees for life and its on our tab.....

    November 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
  307. mark

    you have to be kidding me, this idiot was playing a basketball game and he got hurt so whats the big fuss about. obama is a joke of a president...he should start doing something good for your country with millions out of work not playing a game. this is coming from a canadian. americans your country is a joke, the american people are puppets, your leaders cannot run your country, your congress is the biggest mafia in history

    November 26, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  308. mehirst

    Must be a slow news day at the White House press office. Thank goodness they aren't distracted by things like high unemployment, an unprecedented level of foreclosures, a Korean crisis, or developing a strong, cogent economic strategy. While the world falls apart, our president plays hoops. Looks like he got shellacked again.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  309. hungry4food

    Now the USA will get the fat lip next ......

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/08599202828300

    http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/wikileaks-docs-may-hurt-us-russia-ties-1.877633

    November 27, 2010 at 12:01 am |
  310. william

    Why are you people crying about having that man in office most of you said it is time for a change well you got it an the change I am waitting for is for him to be out of the white house

    November 27, 2010 at 12:05 am |
    • Daryl

      Willy, I really loved that change we received in November. I can't wait for 2012! Bye Bye B.O.!

      November 28, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  311. Paulie sucks

    Paulie, you're the reason other people hate Americans.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:08 am |
  312. Truth

    Military Staff: General, Sir, North Korea has bombed a South Korean-US military sight.
    General: Alert the President!
    Military Staff: We cannot reach him, Sir.
    General: Well where the hell is he?
    Military Staff: Playing basketball, Sir, with some pals.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:26 am |
  313. D-Man

    His lip is just like our economy. Busted.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:31 am |
  314. Bruce

    For Rick52 up above, ripping on Paulie and republicans for not understanding economics. Yes, tax breaks create more cash in your pocket...but no, that does not increase DEMAND for products. It increases the ability to buy those products if you choose, but demand is an entirely seperate entity that has nothing to do with availability of cash. Demand is based on quality and interest in product. But....thanks for demonstrating why democrats tend to know nothing about economics.

    And for those of you getting upset at republicans ripping obama, deal with it. You torched W when he was working, and when he gave up gold, you said it was an awful gesture (but. NOT giving up basketball is more presidential?). Obama has spent more time overseas during his first two years as president, than any prior (along with spending more money than any president, in any FOUR year term (including bush in all 8 years) prior). Deal with it. The guy is not doing a good job, and criticism is due, just like the last president received.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:41 am |
  315. a2boffice

    this is bull sit news by cnn such a rubbish thing at all

    November 27, 2010 at 12:45 am |
  316. Ibrahim

    Ofcource CNN have to tell this story or people would have blame first lady for this.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:54 am |
  317. zoosphere

    I pray for Mr. President's fast recovery.
    In my personal opinion, this kind of thing should never happened.
    I would express my sympathy for Mr. President and his families.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:56 am |
  318. haha

    Shoot. I was hoping they'd stitched his mouth SHUT.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:45 am |
  319. ff

    Poor guy, he was already suffering something fierce.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:07 am |
  320. katie

    Ok just because he took time to spend with family like every person in this world, does not make him wrong! it doesnt mean he isnt still concerned with whats going on! just as we take time to spend holidays with family so should the president!! that shows that he is no different than us! ok yes he is the president but that is a job! Just as we have jobs! and like us he is still allowed to have a personal life outside of work as we do! unemployment rates have been coming down like he promised! the only thing i really dont agree with is government wanting to cut pay for the military heros! those people put their lives on the line for all of us! they deserve every bit of their pay! some of the governtment officials however can afford to take cuts tho if they really wanna get our country out of debt! other than that obama is doing an awesome job with trying to fix things!! God put him in charge for a reason! let God do his work. its ok for obama to take time for himself!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:10 am |
  321. rc

    So white black men can jump? White black men can't jump outta the way!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:12 am |
  322. SPURS all day

    c'mon white boy say that hispanics last name right.

    you cant roll your R's or what?

    November 27, 2010 at 2:20 am |
  323. FA

    You gotta admit this isnt the best timing for playing hoops. I mean, it's perfectley fine on any given day but with Korea and all, it's almost a crisis.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:40 am |
  324. muradal

    WW3! Lol, that's really funny. Nkorea is no match to the US-super power. And China is no fool about the fact!

    Thank you CNN for the update regarding our President.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:54 am |
  325. garyd

    Nice to know we have a President that's willing to take one on the chin for us anytime and keep working towards making our tommorows brighter.That is the true definition of class.Regardless of what some may say there is no doubt he has the heart and best intentions in mind for all Americans and a pretty good jump shot to boot! Get well President Obama.keep your guard up America still has love for you man!

    November 27, 2010 at 3:33 am |
  326. Deepwater805

    And in other news today: The MCI, or muslim council on insanity, issued a fatwa against Rey Decerega. When asked why by this reporter, all the head MCI cleric dude would say was, "we kill him, we kill him good..."

    November 27, 2010 at 3:35 am |
  327. Softship

    @ paulie – you are a sad and bitter person, and to top it off, pretty pathetic, too.

    There is nothing wrong with the president – or anybody else – taking a few hours for sports and recreation. You can rest assured that the president is working far more than 40 hours a week. He's averaging more work a week than you have ever averaged in your life.

    Of course, the world doesn't stop on holidays. It doesn't stop at night either. Do you expect the president to be awake and working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? If you do, you obviously have not idea what effects sleep deprivation have on judgment. (Or are you experimenting with that right now?).

    If you were ever employed, did you ever partake of recreational activities after work, on weekends, or on holidays? Did you consider that akin to playing basketball on your employer's time? What is the difference between your recreational activities outside of working hours and President Obama's recreational activities outside of working hours?

    I doubt that you belong to the category of people whose taxes would increase of the Bush Tax Cut would expire. So why are you whining about "increase of taxes"? I'm quite sure yours will not increase. (Are you even paying any federal taxes?)

    Why should Obama hold "special sessions of congress" to promote agendas that he doesn't believe in? You seem to disregard the fact that his and your agendas do not agree with one another. That is the fate of people living in a democracy. Majority rules means that minority needs to either live with it – or do something about it. Why don't you just run for president?

    Last, but not least – many racists are racists against their own race. For example when the have inferiority complexes. So I don't care what color you are, that does not automatically make you non-racist.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:59 am |
    • Jim Tuffit

      I don't think that Paulie is the leader of the free world. If he takes a break on the holidays, it doesn't affect you or me. 0bama and his wife have taken more vacations at greater expenditure than any president before him. Bush was widely criticized for vacationing in Crawford, a vacation that cost the taxpayer little. He was always met by war protesters at Crawford. I've noticed that although 0bama has continued on the path Bush carved regarding war, even escalating the war in afghanistan, there has been little protest. The 0bama's seem to confuse themselves with royalty. Maybe to the people magazine, 0prah watching, hybrid driving, east/west coast bankrupt state residents they are royalty. Of course it illustrates there is a huge swath of educated ignorant.

      November 27, 2010 at 11:55 am |
  328. Patrizia

    We all must admit, the undisputed President of this blog is Paulie who enbodies the profile of a typical HATER so very common these days.
    A minority president has definitively framed the fact that racism is here to stay.
    Hey Paulie, why are you so fascinated by Black people features? Because that's really what's going on. You want it but can't have it, right paisa'? Get a minute of life.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:10 am |
    • Jim Tuffit

      They hate him because he's black? This comment would be funny if it weren't so sad. You are the true bigots and that is what the libs counted on when the nominated a black man. Although he is supremely unqualified for the job, 0bama was elected by blacks because he's black. That is also why they are standing with him even though he is doing the country more harm than good.

      I would gladly vote for a black man like Alan West who has a SERIOUS background in leadership.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
    • Daryl

      Paulie for President! He could not do a worse job than the acting one we have now.

      November 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  329. D

    Who CARES!!!!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 4:50 am |
  330. makgroom

    Aw, chucks, too bad Sarah wasn't invited and took the shot instead. I hear she's talking again!.

    November 27, 2010 at 5:19 am |
  331. mrs givens

    -paulie how bout you try being the president, he's a human being for gods sake he's entitled to leaisure time.hell if I were the president I would need a brake too after listining to you racist republicans all day.

    November 27, 2010 at 5:35 am |
  332. frblack

    Wish you fast recovery P. Obama, wounds like that always hurt...

    November 27, 2010 at 6:16 am |
  333. Casino

    Damn, I knew I should have bet on that game at http://30to1odds.com could have won some nice money...LOL!!! I hope this dowsnt stop him from playing basketball.

    November 27, 2010 at 6:42 am |
  334. FNP4LIFE

    What some idiots don't realize is that our president is human and a realist...I pray for his recovery as he continues to try to fix this country...Love ya President Obama!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 7:07 am |
  335. colfud

    love Generics post.
    But really, if we dont survive the next war, which really looks like just another political game for the capitilst government rulers- I mean leaders we have, to "fix the econonmy", our leader will still be good at his 3 point shot.
    I have a better idea to "fix the economy" stop fighting, and stop trying to fight. hah, "what do we do, we're losing money"- CGL "start by changing the fuel sorce from fosil fuel"- everyday citizin

    November 27, 2010 at 7:32 am |
  336. Young Sinatra

    Smart move on Rey's part. Now there is NO WAY he can get fired even if he really should be. All he has to do NOW is say funny coincidence that I get fired AFTER accidentaly hitting the President in the mouth while playing basketball:)

    November 27, 2010 at 7:35 am |
  337. Justin

    Accidents like this happen to the best of us, hope he gets well and continues on. In regards to all of the bizarre comments on this post about this not being newsworthy, that statement is correct, but it is fodder for the unimaginative. I truly believe that North Korea must be dealt with immediately. If China does not want to participate, that is their decision. If no other country than S.K., and the U.S. will deal with N.K., then we need to pull out of S.K., and let China, and all of their slave labor deal with Nuclear dust blowing in their direction from Kim Dong "stoopid" SOB!

    November 27, 2010 at 7:57 am |
  338. Paige

    wohoo! Karma is making its way back to him! Could not happen to a more deserving guy....

    November 27, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  339. Matt12731

    You anti-Obama people are really dumb :D

    November 27, 2010 at 8:08 am |
    • Daryl

      What happened with the Democrat votes Nov. 2? I don't care if he is pink and green 2012 can't get here fast enough. Even his own shade voted him down.

      November 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  340. Luc

    This is ridiculous... Since when is the President not allowed to take ANY personal time... So Obama likes to take his on a basketball court instead of a ranch in Texas, who cares? My guess is you really don’t but you use it as an opportunity for conservative propaganda to instill fear in the American People that this man we elected is playing games while the world is coming to an end around us... We need to stop with all this negativity towards each other that prevents us from getting anything done. We need to learn to work together towards a common goal we as Americans should have... Nobody is perfect not Obama not Bush not Anyone, but if we could stop being so ignorant towards each other we could actually put together our heads and do some good. Where one democrat has strength a republican may have a weakness, and where one democrat has weakness one republican has strength... together though, we can actually do something.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:34 am |
  341. Trauma2

    I think this is a great story. I loved reading he got busted in the mouth.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:36 am |
  342. Hymie

    Not only Obama .... but even I was in stitches readin this. Ha, ha, ha

    November 27, 2010 at 8:50 am |
  343. Moose

    Great to see Obama get punched in the face. That's what he has been doing to America ever since he was elected King. Let's see if he pushes his way to the front of the line now to have his fat face on TV! HA! Never saw such an arrogant person in my life - ALWAYS wanting to be on TV and travel around in his personal pimp mobile (Air Force One) wasting our money. Isn't it time for him and Shelly to take a taxpayer-provided helicopter back to NYC to see a play? They should - no one minds all of the disruption. Geez.

    Funniest story in a long time. Glad to see him suffer after he makes us suffer daily. He's out playing basketball....meanwhile 20,000 troops are in harms way in Korea AND we still don't have any job growth. Buy, hey, wht should that take away his time playing golf TWENTY SEVEN TIMES (!) this summer and pimping around the country. That's our Activist-In-Chief for you.

    November 27, 2010 at 9:04 am |
    • Suzana

      Dear Moose,

      First, if you have something to say, why you are hidding your name?! If you are so much of a patriot, fell free to join the Army. Because of the people like you, this great country is not great anymore. Get a life! We finally have a president who deserve to be a president. Give man a chance, get over racial hate, we are not in 19 century anymore!

      November 27, 2010 at 10:31 am |
      • Daryl

        Hor$e $hit!

        November 27, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
    • Sockness Monster

      Careful Moose, sarah may shoot you from her helicopter.

      November 27, 2010 at 11:44 am |
    • Notfooled

      @ Moose--–Talk about jealousy. Yeah I bet President Obama is way more distinguished and handsome then you.

      November 29, 2010 at 2:49 am |
  344. Bo

    Making all these racist comments about his lips and the white girls go out and pay major $ for this look! Sounds crazy huh?

    November 27, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  345. ????

    I'm tired of all of the republican rhetoric, shallow at best. You waste no time in your complaints against anything and everything that the pres does. It does not matter what he does you will find fault. I remember plenty of times when Bush was on the golf course during very tense situations, but I am sure either you forget or you just didn't care then.
    I think most of the hard core republicans are brain washed by Fox and can't form their own oppinions.

    November 27, 2010 at 9:18 am |
    • ????

      BTW...it is Fox entertainment....it is too biased to be called news.

      November 27, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  346. Lemans

    Good thing the President didn't leave the Country where it's dangerous outside our borders. Woops! He was playing hoops !! and in DC? OMG!

    November 27, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  347. Said/wallstgreed

    I want all of you guys to boycott Foxnews i said some facts on the blog about Foxnews injecting viruses into our everyday republicans and creating radical republicans and after they read it i couldn't post anymore replies?

    November 27, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  348. nulyte

    I AM so glad he has health insurance to cover that injury...my family would just have too suck it up and hope it stopped bleeding because as a Government Contractor I AM NOT entitled to health insurance and for our family size it now costs ~$1500/month with a $5000 deductible...whew good thing he's covered we averted a tragedy...

    November 27, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  349. durtorange

    Obama is lucky he wasn't playing against Dwight Howard who swings his elbows around like they're on a swivel.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  350. McKay

    How does Obama have the time to play basketball with his family after Thanksgiving with the economic problems this country is facing and with a potential nuclear apocalypse looming? Nice to know he has his priorities straight.

    He's like a modern-day Nero.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:10 am |
    • Kurt

      Wow, really? The President of the United States is a family man and has the right to enjoy Thanksgiving with his family and friends just like every other American. Something tells me you are the type that finds a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking each year.

      November 27, 2010 at 11:23 am |
    • ????

      Felt compelled to post again...I'm tired of all of the republican rhetoric, shallow at best. You waste no time in your complaints against anything and everything that the pres does. It does not matter what he does you will find fault. I remember plenty of times when Bush was on the golf course during very tense situations, but I am sure either you forget or you just didn't care then.
      I think most of the hard core republicans are brain washed by Fox and can't form their own oppinions.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  351. Ramon F Herrera

    Talk about Reconquista with hits above the waist!!

    :^D

    November 27, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  352. getty

    Hope he develops gangrene and they have to amputate from the neck up.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:25 am |
    • Teabag Smasher

      Getty, you obviously a practicing Christian.

      November 27, 2010 at 10:44 am |
    • Paulie Want A Cracker

      Mow...............Ron.

      November 27, 2010 at 11:55 am |
  353. Michele

    Kudos to Commander In Chief for working out while most of the folks (all but ME) blogging here didn't! Now if he'd quit smoking He'd trully be an excellent physical fitness role model. At least he's not obese.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  354. AJ

    Good! He is one of us! No big deal!

    November 27, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  355. Teabag Smasher

    At least he did not shoot his buddy in the back with a shotgun.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  356. rototen

    That is one of the many things Mr. President likes....Sports!
    Dont worry Mr.Obama...go on!

    November 27, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  357. Nick

    Paulie, give it a "break". If you are getting afraid of "WW III", stop watching Fix News for a while. Read more balanced media like Time, Newsweek etc.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  358. MR. obviously

    god give him a break bush was stupid enough to pass out from a PRETZEL he got ellbowed and he took that! frigin redneck faggats cant careless if mcain screws the country in 2012

    November 27, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  359. tomfoolery

    Bet it was Moochell that slugged him. She got tired of him telling her to take that dip of snuff out of her lower lip.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  360. Matthew Finlay

    Im glad he's allright.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:09 am |
  361. Sharon Yeates

    CNN – please notify your television anchors that the proper way to refer to any sitting president is "President" and last name, not "Mr." I caught this story just a few minutes ago on my television and was shocked that your anchor did not know better than to say, "Mr. Obama," when referring to the president of the United States. Like the man, hate the man. The title is what the title is. Any journalist of quality would know that. This slip makes your entire network look uneducated at best, racist at worst.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  362. Suzana

    Since when to be normal is a sin?!

    November 27, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  363. Kurt

    An elbow to the lips is better then buckshot in the back :)

    November 27, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  364. JT

    This guy can't play with the big boys, however he can play with the elite!!!! He better start taking his job serious.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  365. Robrob

    To all the wingnuts complaining about this article. Yes it *IS* news when the President of the United States gets 12 stitches. Because of course, if it weren't reported the wingnuts would claim there was some kind of "cover up" conspiracy. Bush choked on a pretzel, that made the news as well. Get over it.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  366. karpedi34

    Nice, a prez that actually exercises!!

    November 27, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  367. Marty

    Kudos to nulyte. Double kudos to nulyte who wrote exactly what every post here should have included:

    I AM so glad he has health insurance to cover that injury...my family would just have too suck it up and hope it stopped bleeding because as a Government Contractor I AM NOT entitled to health insurance and for our family size it now costs ~$1500/month with a $5000 deductible...whew good thing he's covered we averted a tragedy...

    While most of us are not government contractors, MILLIONS of MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS are in similar dire straits. It costs $1200 a month just for health insurance for my wife and me. While the federal taxes of MIDDLE CLASS AMERICA pay for the health insurance for every federal politician on the government dole. And, in case they (and WE as taxpayers) have forgotten, WE pay their salaries; WE pay for their pensions; WE pay for their children’s education; WE pay for their vacations; WE pay for their transportation. In fact WE pay for everything they have...well, almost. Corporate America has the upper hand here; CORPORATE AMERICA has purchased soul of nearly every senator and representative (federal on down); the very people who are SUPPOSED to REPRESENT the HUMAN BEINGS whose votes elected them to office, but rather represent the BIG MONEY that financed their campaigns.

    How else do we explain EXXON/MOBILE profiting $45 BILLION and paying ZERO FEDERAL TAX. Yet, slime like Alan Simpson propose to cut social security benefits to those MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN TAXPAYERS, but want to lower (hey, how much lower than zero can you get....Well, I suppose we can read the bloated tax law to find out if such a thing is possible) CORPORATE TAXES. Yo, Alan. What is it about your sociopathic “Deficit Reduction” plan, and your psychopathic economic and political philosophies that you don’t understand would cause HUMAN BEINGS, including you own family, to send you e-mail calling you a son-of a-bitch?

    Can WE as AMERICAN CITIZENS REMEMBER that the people WE vote into office are accountable to WE THE PEOPLE? How is it possible that WE let these criminals get away with NOT representing OUR best interests?
    At the end of the day, WE THE PEOPLE are to blame for the fix we find ourselves in. You see, not only are those who are supposed to represent us accountable to us, but WE are accountable to ourselves. By allowing these sociopaths in government to PROFIT by committing CRIMES against AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS, WE enable and encourage them to continue the abusive policies against US. In the end, WE must protect OUR best interests.

    Have we been dumbed down, or what?

    November 27, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  368. 613!!

    Wow love obama as a nba player! Who is our president? I barley have time to play ball and I run a small business. He runs the usa and he has time to "burn off calories?!" I'd rather micheal
    Jordan as prez

    November 27, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  369. Stephen

    I object to the way this article is worded. "No good deed goes unpunished?" Are you for real? Just report the news, please, and keep the editorial to yourself.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  370. Avon Barksdale

    To 'Paulie' do you have a life? Why dont you go for a walk or watch a few college football games today? Even better, go make love to your wife or your girlfriend. I'm sure you dont have a wife or girlfriend so go and play with your blowup girlfriend. I just want you to BE HAPPY! Some people like the president and some dont. But at the end of the day WE ARE ALL AMERICAN'S. Finally i'm gonna say something that you've obviously never heard in your entire life. I LOVE YOU MAN. Do you feel better now? And this is coming from a black man.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:38 am |
    • Sockness Monster

      Avon, Paulie is six years old and hiding in the basement .
      I am surprised he hasnt used the "N" word after all of his rants.

      November 27, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  371. Jim Tuffit

    Too bad he didn't sell tickets, I would've paid to see someone split his lip.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  372. cklutch

    Seriously, shuuuuuuuut uuuuuuuuup about him not working, omg our country is in turmoil! Its old and quite frankly, nobody gives a shit. Its the same thing as taking time out of his day to exercise, which is healthy to do btw. I wouldn't expect half you uneducated overweight rednecks to know that though.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  373. Shep

    Glad I could buy you all those pies Mr. President

    November 27, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  374. Paulie Want A Cracker

    Paulie, fess up........Your Sarah palin, right ?????

    November 27, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  375. Elizabeth

    To everyone complaining about this not being "newsworthy", I grant that many of the articles CNN runs are complete fluff pieces (for example, every single article they publish about Snookie and others of her ilk). But don't tell me this shouldn't be considered news. Not every story has to be earth-shattering, breaking news, and when pictures started popping up of Obama with stitches on his lip, you can bet the American people would want to know why the leader of the free world was injured. Again, I agree that CNN has been publishing a lot of garbage lately, but THINK about what you say before you start complaining that this isn't newsworthy, because that's just incorrect.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  376. Elle

    OUCH! – I had the same injury in grade school – they used a "butterfly" thing of some sort ... no scar – but plenty of blood.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  377. isaac

    na wa wooh

    November 27, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  378. susan thompson

    I personally think that america is saposed to be free but if you look at the big picture you would see that we owe china tons of money what.!!! yes we doi and sooner or later they are gonna want it back .. andd they will.take over and onother thing none yall seen to realize that our real president is the man up stairs and that every thing happens for a reasson and most people in america belive and worship the devil .........

    November 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  379. KeyboardCat

    I love how faux news posts "brink of war" and all their sheeple (who can't think for themselves) write "brink of war" on their palms and run here to use it. The redundancy of that term is displayed over and over by the mindless zombies.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  380. MJB

    President Bush did it !

    November 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  381. Loog

    Bush spent more time than any president in history away from the White house. 2 wars and the beginning of the end of the American economy went down during his watch and he's off playing golf and dicking around on the ranch...nowhere NEAR the White House and none of you friggin republitards say a word. Obama has an early morning pick up game on White house grounds, gets stichted up, and spends the rest of the day working, and we get an endless stream of idiotic remarks, many pushing the limits of racism. Whats wrong with this picture?

    The man wants to clear his head a little and stay in shape. What did you idiots do all day? Sit on your fat asses, stuffing your faces full of crap watching Fox?

    We're all very sorry that Obama doesnt take every chance he's got to get in the press blathering about the good he's done, the way bush used to, but i guess its just not his style. Get way from Fox for 15 min and do a bit of reading about what teh current administration has done. 15 min. will only be a fraction of the time you'll need to cover it, but its about as much as Bush did through his entire term.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  382. Johnny

    There's a SALE at PENNEY'S!!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  383. Vivek Chaudhary

    He must be playing against Carl Malone.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  384. lol

    Hope it knocked some sense into him.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm |
  385. CivicsTeacher

    Please read a copy of the US
    Constitution. The Pres is not a King. Our nation's troubles have not been caused by, nor will be solved by the actions of this one man. As I tell my students, if you have questions and or concerns about the actions of the government, than please contact your elected officials; all of them, Legislative branch in particular. Additionally, it is critical for you to understand that state legislation affects us more than national decision making. We do live in a democratic Republic, organized according to a federalist structure, after all. If you choose to vent in a public forum like CNN, then you should be able to share with the people who are actually making the decisions that impact the nation and state. To all forum posters, please channel your energy to the elected officials we have hired. The cannot be allowed act independently of the desire of the American voters.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  386. Gill T

    Took a lot of stitches to sew up those fat monkey lips, didn't it?

    November 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  387. Hussein Obama

    Michelle did it.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  388. jackson

    Boy, ignorance runs high in this country. Why is there so much hate? Unwarranted hate at that? Are those of you making these harsh remarks truly that full of hate and ignorance? Is it just me or do we, as a people, understand that these types of attitudes are those that keep us from becoming a society focused on making each and every one of our lives better. How about making your comments about the things you can do to aid our country in becoming a better one. The snide remarks and racial insults come from little minds. I personally think not one of you could handle the job that Obama's been handed. Heck, you can't even talk about domestic and international issues in writing, let alone in your mind. So look in the mirror before you comment and stop letting your small minds lead the way. Stop the IGNORANCE!!!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  389. Damien

    i disagree with what he said was an "awkward moment" it was only mae awkward by CNN's "unbiased" reporting

    November 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  390. Avon Barksdale

    We need to erase the hate and come together as ONE NATION.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  391. Loog

    Bush spent more time than any president in history away from the White house. 2 wars and the beginning of the end of the American economy went down during his watch and he's off playing golf and dicking around on the ranch...nowhere NEAR the White House and none of you friggin republitards say a word. Obama has an early morning pick up game on White house grounds, gets stichted up, and spends the rest of the day working, and we get an endless stream of idiotic remarks, many pushing the limits of racism. Whats wrong with this picture?

    The man wants to clear his head a little and stay in shape. What did you idiots do all day? Sit on your fat behinds, stuffing your faces full of garbage watching Fox?

    We're all very sorry that Obama doesnt take every chance he's got to get in the press blathering about the good he's done, the way bush used to, but i guess its just not his style. Get away from Fox for 15 min and do a bit of reading about what the current administration has done. 15 min. will only be a fraction of the time you'll need to cover it, but its about as much as Bush did through his entire term.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
  392. paulie blows

    paulie your annoying and no one on this article cares about you or cares about what you say so shut up you annoying 1 minded retard

    November 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  393. theLogical1

    Ole Jealous Mexican, trying to hurt a brotha.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  394. kds562

    The WH should check Decenega's bank account for any recent money from the Rove group

    November 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  395. Buck

    I do believe he had the coming since the election! Why did it take so long?

    November 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  396. oladi2

    My goodness! I would think that common sense indicates not every news everyone would like – some you may and some you may not. If you dare think all news has to be the one you think it should be, then you may have to considere creating your own channel. I enjoy seeing the hearing that the president has time for himself and to play basketball despite the heavy burden on him.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  397. lnhoward

    Those of you complaining of Obama not passing tax cuts or being the 'change' that helps the average American, I would love to share these little facts with you that are post-Senate/House re-elections: This is in Time magazine, not a biased network like CNN or Fox News:
    "So much for soaking the rich Washington State declined to impose a new income tax on its wealthiest 1%. The proceeds would have gone toward education and health care."
    "The unions benefited under Obama, but they can no longer count on more federal stimulus funds for state-worker payrolls, and with state budgets stressed, the GOP is targeting public-employee pensions and benefits for cuts."
    So, explain to me. how are the Republicans the 'voice of the average middle-class American'? I would LOVE to know. You know, since the trickle down effect has worked so well. When Warren Buffett and Bill Gates come out and say that the trickle down theory is a huge joke, that should be a wake up call to our representatives that the rich need to be taxed more and the poor needs to be taxed less. Pretty clear to me that the Republicans have no interest in doing that. Which is obvious to anyone that actually pays attention to polotics and does not rely on opinionated news sources that don't give facts without sugarcoating them to benefit their party (BOTH parties are guilty of this). I'm tired of Obama being destroyed by Republicans as the enemy who doesn't have the interest of the people at heart. I am thankful the Republicans now have the majority so people can actually see their agenda, as opposed to blaming Obama for everything.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:37 pm |
  398. Bubba Skinner

    Kenyan Can't Jump!

    November 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm |
  399. Canada guy

    You mericans are hilarious.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  400. JUST FOR ME DOG

    PRESIDENT OBAMA TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

    November 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  401. vivian m

    The comments section: A hater's paradise for nitwit right wing brain dead mental zombies. They can spew their Obama hatred and nobody even knows who they are. I am sick up to hear with right wing idiot ideologues!

    November 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
  402. Hit him again

    Too bad he didn't end up in the hospital

    November 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  403. Hit him again

    CNN needs to stop moderating comments. People HATE everything obumbles stands for and need to be heard.

    November 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  404. You Know Who

    Why is a punch in the lip news? I sure wish he had been hit MUCH harder and done some real damage.

    November 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  405. keta

    I find it really funny that ppl make up reasons for the president being elected. How abt the american ppl were ready 4 a change. The Bush administration had worked their magic for 8 years. Wars were started that shouldn't of been many of our young service men n women were killed fighting a war that was more personal to the Bush family then 2 the American ppl. While the actual threat still hasn't been found!! Its hard to read all of the racist comments but of course we're all aware of the closed mind ways of this country so.. I forgive all those on behalf of every African American..

    November 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
    • Daryl

      Prior to "home boy" getting elected in one of his speeches he stated that he would bring all our troops home. After being elected he immediatly sent troops to Afganistan. Hurts when you can't blame Bush, doesn't it?

      November 30, 2010 at 11:03 am |
    • Daryl

      Prior to "home boy" getting elected in one of his speeches he stated that he would bring all our troops home. After being elected he immediatly sent troops to Afganistan.It hurts when you can't blame Bush, doesn't it?

      November 30, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  406. Mr. Davidson

    I know exactly what that feels like . One of the banks Obama just gave hundreds of billions to just kicked me in the teeth.

    November 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  407. margaret

    How old is the president again!

    November 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
    • Daryl

      Not sure how old the president is. Kenya doesn't keep real clear records.

      November 30, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  408. lance

    a good rap to the mouth every so often to put a check on that liberal agenda isnt a bad idea.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  409. john

    Oh my gosh we have a young healthy pres who plays b ball how terible!! now dont that sound stupid wake up folks i might not always agree with the man in the office but show respect take mr pres

    November 27, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  410. john

    Take care mr pres

    November 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
    • Daryl

      mr president, mean mentally retarded.

      November 30, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  411. Ritwik

    hi

    November 28, 2010 at 7:39 am |
  412. Howard

    RATIONING HEALTHCARE
    They castigated Sarah Palin when she talked about "death panels." What would you call these?
    A doctor's first fine will be $100,000 and his second offense is prison. I can't imagine staying in the medical profession.
    Anyone close to being a senior, or has senior parents or grandparents will want to be aware of this PROFOUND effect on seniors.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HnkxIh62dQ&w=640&h=390]

    November 28, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  413. chadwick lackie

    im nut much of a President follower, it is hard to believe that this was an accident. presidents shouldnt get hit in the face,

    November 28, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  414. Samantha

    Shame on those who are using this as an opportunity to bad mouth the President. I'd say, "way to hit a man when he's down", but he's NOT down.

    November 28, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  415. Jim

    You mean to tell me this all you got to report on, what a shame, when we have soilers frighting for our freedom getting body parts blown off and all you have to report is stetches on our so called president. Heaven help us, what is this country coming to anyway.

    November 28, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  416. TheHuntress

    Yes. Because instead of celebrating Thanksgiving with his family, he should have been pacing in his office all day. There is room on this BIG website for multiple stories. Generation of complainers and haters, makes me sad for my kids.

    November 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  417. Jane

    This is not national news. Guess they are trying to either ward of rumors that Michelle bopped him or that he's trying to get sympathy from the public. If Ray was a Republican, even more would be made of this. They don't say what his affiliation is, but I'm guessing not Republican. Either way, this is not national news.

    November 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
  418. samra wilfong

    That sounds like fun I wanna try it only I'd use my fist

    November 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm |
  419. samra wilfong

    He shouldve ducked

    November 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  420. gobama

    get out of the WHITE House and go play your basketball with the rest of the Monos in the streets. The only reason you who voted for him did, is because the color of his skin. The majority of this country is niggers and border jumpers, think it's time to go back to Africa and Mexico, you ugly, thuggish animals? And now we have one in what is supposed to be the most important job in this country? please, get him the fuck out of office and let someone else clean up Bush's mess. Anybody could see that Bush was a retard and only wanted publicity, by killing thousands of our soldiers, he got it. I say bring Clinton back... He may be a pig, but he did his damn job.

    November 28, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
    • Daryl

      There is a statement with kick that got by sensors!

      November 30, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  421. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    @Joe, were you also glad that BUSH won the presidency TWICE, ILLEGALLY? Were you glad that the TYRANTS, BUSH/CHANEY/RUMSFELD GROUP and their PUPPETS staged 911, which ultimately put us into two illegal, ill-begotten wars; costing us trillions of dollars and many, many innocent, beautiful lives? AMERICA WAS SET UP ON THE ROAD OF DESTRUCTION TO FAIL BY YOUR GREEDY, POWER-HUNGRY ALMIGHTY REPUBLICAN PARTY, MR Joe! THEY TURNED THE NATIONS BANK BALANCE LEFT TO THEM OF TRILLIONS INTO ZILCH! THOSE ARE YOUR THIEVES!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  422. marky

    Having chicken at state dinners n celebrations, smoking new ports and drinkin sprite, in dc getting hurt playing basketball, everyone should not steriiotype out president. he might do a driveby on ur ass.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  423. Rehatzu Vi Menio

    So wait, why did the topic go from Obama's medical issues to what kind of pie they had for thanksgiving!?

    xD

    November 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  424. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    @Joe, your wife isn't the only one who's having to pay higher taxes and insurance premiums either. THIS IS ALSO NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS OCCURED WITH THE WORKING POORS' INCOME! MINE HAVE GONE UP EVERY YEAR WHILE I WORKED AND HAVE GONE UP EVERY YEAR SINCE I RETIRED! I'M SURE THIS ISN'T A FIRST FOR HER, JUST BECAUSE OBAMA IS PRESIDENT! YOU KNOW DAMN WELL HER TAXES AND INSURANCE HAVE GONE UP EVERY YEAR! YOU EVIL, TREASONOUS SIMPLETONS JUST LOVE TO BLAME EVERYTHING ON THE BLACK MAN, PERIOD! STOP LYING!

    November 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  425. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    @Joe, you hate OBAMA, huh? Well that's fine with us, but you're not the only one, ok? The problem I have with you haters is your fake reasons why! YOU WANT 'WE THE PEOPLE' TO THINK YOU HATE HIM BECAUSE OF HIS AGENDA AND POLICIES, BUT WE KNOW THE TRUTH BEHIND YOUR SCANDALOUS ANTICS OF HATE AND DISDAIN FOR THIS YOUNG MAN! ALL OF YOU EMBEDDED RACISTS HAVE SHOWN YOUR TRUE COLORS EVER SINCE HE DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT! HE STEERS AROUND IT OFTEN; BUT WE KNOW THE DEAL; YOU DEMONS HATE HIM BECAUSE HE'S BLACK!!

    November 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  426. Jake

    So did the guy get charged or not.......because it was an accident

    November 29, 2010 at 1:53 am |
  427. Notfooled

    @ Howard I'd call it a Republican trying to get elected. They have been known to tell lies. So why do you think rational adults would believe everything they hear? I have read the health care bill and saw nothing like this. People will say anything to get elected.

    November 29, 2010 at 3:12 am |
  428. Ricco

    I'd like to wish a speedy recovery to our commander and chief it should alarm anyone that our leader is tough he played pick up games in chitown and if you've been there you know you have to be tough as for all the jealousy hay water on duck feathers their just another fan in the haters club because he's doing what they said they would stop and yes some democrats are just as jealous as pailen and theb rest trying blame our prez for trashing and selling the US to bad we all seen that blame goes to the former gansters of the white house (if they wanted it they took it and dared anyone republican,democrat,libral,independant it didn't matter now all you mice are sqicken just enjoy the ride!!!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 3:27 am |
  429. Angel Gardner

    So you really are a tough cookie!? President,Husband,& Dad. In the words of Martin, "U GO BOY". Cumin all the way from a small city called Palatka,Fl. We love u like a uncle. Tell my Auntie M. and my two little cousins we said whats up. U know in small towns like this, we all some kind.

    November 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
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  431. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    OH! I SEE RIGHT NOW YOU DON'T WANT ME ON THIS WHITEHOUSE BLOG DO YOU? I WROTE 2 COMMENTS LAST NIGHT AND THEY HAVEN'T SHOWN UP YET! THAT'S OK, SOMEBODY HAD TO READ IT AND THEY ARE HAVING TO CARRY IT IN THERE HEARTS AND MINDS.

    November 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm |
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    November 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  433. leigh

    @ Liz Carter. Racism knows no boundries. Anyone from any race can think that their race is superiour. When u say people do not like B.O. because he is black that makes u just as guilty. White ppl or anyone else is capable of not liking the President for his platform and not his race. If he were white I would still hate how he has ruined this country! % only voted for him because he is black when actually he is also half white but u dont mention that side of his culture do u?

    November 29, 2010 at 11:51 pm |
  434. nelly 414

    Well all the people saying that the President should be spending all his time focused on the country's problems are all idiots....everybody gets a day off and if that's the case we should all be spending our free time working in our communities and doing things to better our country....but until everybody does that lay of Mr.President and let him live his life...his job is hard enough without ignorant assholes nit picking every little thing he does.....

    November 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm |
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    December 1, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  436. Russell Anderson

    Well, it's a good thing the Prez didn't send'em to Guatanimo...

    December 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  437. Kim

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    December 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm |