Obama calls Olympic gold medal winners
President Obama speaks on the phone with members of the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team during a phone call from Air Force One Wednesday. The President called the women to congratulate them on their gold medal in the team competition. (Photo credit: Pete Souza, The White House)
August 2nd, 2012
07:37 AM ET

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  1. Dean

    "Uh...you guys know that...uh...you didn't really earn those medals. Someone else...uh...did all that...uh...hard work for you."

    August 2, 2012 at 10:24 am |
    • jz

      That is what Mitt Romney said to olympians in Salt Lake City games ... another similaritity between Obama and Romney, just like healthcare, gun control, gay marriage, etc. The difference is that Romney now has done a 180 turn in those issues to please conservatives, who by the way neither trust nor like him.

      August 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
      • jerry

        you are just full of it...half truths and manipulations...you have to break you back to bash Mitt Romney...he is clean...it is obama who is dirty and with a suspect past...hidden carefully from public view...

        August 3, 2012 at 10:42 am |
    • Best for America

      Great Job all who compete for our country. Sorry for all the negative thinkers who have done nothing for our country but complain and send out negative vibes. God bless you and may he finally give you a life, it must be so sad sitting in front of a computer all day, awaiting any opportunity to pounce on anything positive about Obama.

      August 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
      • You'reJoking

        So why afre you here?

        August 3, 2012 at 1:12 am |
    • You'reJoking

      Dean – I LOVE it! Best laugh I've had all week.

      jz – Hush up loser. Obama flip flops – you say " Er,well no – he doesn't flip -flop , he just "revises his opinions" or "he simply re-evaluated his position"!!!!!!!!! Muppet.

      August 3, 2012 at 1:10 am |
    • sara

      That was the quote from Willard Romney to the Utah Olympics. He knew it was the taxpayers monies that afforded the Utah Olympics after going to "where the money was, Washington".

      August 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  2. John

    Actually, what he said was, "you guys know I expect the tax money on those medals and other things you got for free. After all, we all won those medals. LOL...
    You libs are just too funny. It is like the whole Chic-Filet thing. Several months ago Obama held the same views as the Chick Filet CEO, but for some reason it wasn't an issue with you libs – LOL, LOL, LOL!!!

    August 2, 2012 at 11:23 am |
    • Best for America

      Great Job all who compete for our country. Sorry for all the negative thinkers who have done nothing for our country but send out negative vibes. Still looking for something positive, but then I guess that not what you are getting paid for.

      August 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  3. bb

    Way to go guys, but if it wasnt for ME YOU wouldnt have got them. ITS NOT MY FAULT unemployment up agin, ITS NOT MY FAULT I DIDNT close gitmo, ITS NOT MY FAULT I BOKE MY PROMISE to cut deficiet in half, ITS NOT MY FAULT I BLEW A 1/2 BILLION ON FRIENDS AT SOLODYNE, listen I hired Axeldork, Holder and Getripedoff to watch the store, ITS NOT MY FAULT THEY DIDNT, I hope you like my new campagin ITS NOT MY FAULT I CANT USE BUSH AS AN EXCUSE ANYMORE, AND THATS NOT MY FAULT EITHER

    August 2, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • Best for America

      Great Job all who compete for our country. Sorry for all the negative thinkers who have done nothing for our country but send out negative vibes. Thank you for taking full responsibility for your full time job of sitting in front of the computer and parroting all the talking points in one paragraph that someone else has given you to write. You can turn the page now. Better yet how about one original thought if that's possible. What? You're having trouble thinking of something positive. I understand, now you have sunk so low that you under value the terrific job our olympic athletes are doing.!

      August 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  4. bb

    WHY ISNT OBLAMEO WORKING ON THE ECONOMY ???? IF YOU THINK HE IS DOIING GOOD JOB THAN YOU MUST NOT BE ABLE TO READ

    August 2, 2012 at 11:28 am |
    • John

      He is working on it, he is driving it down...

      August 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  5. Jersey Bill

    It's unfair all the swimmers don't get gold medals. Why shouldn't the other 99% of all swimmers get medals, too?

    August 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • You'reJoking

      They arranged that specially for Liberal Amerians since they're always whining about the 1% !

      August 3, 2012 at 1:14 am |
    • sara

      The other olympians didn't win because the game wasn't rigged. Straight up fairness. Wasn't because they didn't train hard or wasn't "smart" enough,

      August 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  6. Br0tH3R

    conservative posterz are funny sometimez.

    August 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
  7. Br0tH3R

    conservative posterz are funny sometimez. congratulationz to all the winnerz

    August 2, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
  8. California

    While I think it's great he congratulates them I do wonder how he got all their phone numbers.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:56 am |
  9. neil

    Please help us save five jobs.
    http://www.indiegogo.com/save-our-jobs
    Anything you can do to help is great.

    August 3, 2012 at 7:48 am |
  10. jerry

    now watch the US teams lose...obama's touch aint gonna help....never has helped anyone but him.

    August 3, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  11. sara

    Can you write a complete sentence. The Congress just went home on a long recess without passing the America's Job Act. Maybe the president should pass it by executive order, you think?

    August 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm |