Obama greeted by huge crowd in Dublin
May 23rd, 2011
01:15 PM ET

Obama greeted by huge crowd in Dublin

The president opens speech in College Green with crowd-pleasing line: "My name is Barack Obama of the Moneygall Obamas"

UPDATE: The crowd numbered 25,000, according to Michael Slattery, managing director of Fire Safety Engineers and overall event safety coordinator.

Full story on Obama's speech here

Topics: Ireland • President Obama

soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Liz Carter in Georgia


    May 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
    • Howard

      What Obamaspeak, public relations genius came up with the oxymoron, and propaganda phrase 'Arab Spring' ??? What a reach !!! While the barbaric, primitive Islamists are pushing for stone age sharia laws, the Obama administration insults our intelligence, by coming up with a term like 'Arab Spring'. They should be using 'Irish spring', to clean up their act ... because trying to characterize the Arab's deceptive, ruthless, anti-American behavior, and policies, as Arab Spring, really smells bad !!!

      May 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama is unable to win on his failed policies and dismal track record, so he has to rely on staged public relations events, with controlled media coverage. This is another reason why he has to raise a BILLION dollars, to buy votes for the next Presidential election.

      SAVE AMERICA ... DUMP OBAMA IN 2012 !!!

      May 25, 2011 at 12:58 am |
  2. Jay in NC

    It is good to see Barry get in touch with his 'roots.' I wonder if he will be visiting the towns were his kinfolk enslaved Africans?

    According to the 1850 census, George Washington Overall, owned two slaves in Nelson County, Ky. The records show that Overall, then 30, owned a 15-year-old black female and a 25-year-old black male, while Mary Duvall, his mother-in-law, owned a 60-year-old black man and a 58-year-old black woman.

    May 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  3. che-3

    Stop your nonsense. Have as white owned up to the SINS of your forefathers? Not only that. Have you in your heart of hearts apologized to Black folks of the SINS of your forefathers and have you made any attempt to make amends to right a wrong? I bet you must be a Sunday GOP Christian with nor respect for the weak, the poor and helpless. If indeed if Pres. Obama finds out the true about the ills of white great-great-Irish grandfather he will surely apologies sincerely in public. I bet if does, you will be still be whining, calling him those filthy names and will fault him for that like FAUX News tells you to from their usual talking points.

    May 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      This information came out in 2008, Barry has never apologized. So your claim that "he will surely apologies sincerely in public" did not and will not happen.

      I have never told anyone my race or beliefs on this blog. For you to assume anything is racist and bigoted. The fact is Barry is as much white as he is black. Using your Liberal logic (oxymoron) he is as much at fault as any of the 'white Christians' that you disdain.

      May 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
      • che-3

        Imbecile, Trailer Park toothless rapist dummy, aka Jay in NC; the name is President Barack Obama. Even every 2-yr. old on this planet knows his TRUTH BIRTH name given to him by his FATHER.
        Dummy do you happened to have a copy of Pres. Obama's LONG FORM BIRTH Certificate that idiots like you thought it never existed? Grow up idiot! Have your head examined. You're missing some brain cells.

        May 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        It is fun watching che-3 self destruct. Keep up the good work, every time you spew your hate, Barry's approval numbers drop.

        May 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
      • Howard

        A shallow comment from CHE-3, another stupid liberal Obama worshiper.
        The democratic party's predictable m.o. is to have their obnoxious
        'brown shirt' bloggers viciously demonize anyone who
        opposes their empty suit messiah. Since they can't run on Obama's
        abysmal track record, they resort to baseless insults,
        and spending a BILLION DOLLARS, in and effort to buy the White House.

        SAVE AMERICA ... DUMP OBAMA IN 2012 !!!

        May 23, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
    • Howard

      The Obama worshipers are trying to demonize white people, as an excuse to justify reparations and redistribution of other people's wealth ... but, white guys did a pretty good job fighting for our independence, creating America's constitution, Bill of Rights, and building the United States into the greatest, freest, richest, country in the world, for the past 234+ years ... so get off the baseless dumbocratic 'rich white guy bashing. It's getting old, and makes you look like a stupid racist !!!

      May 25, 2011 at 1:05 am |
  4. Dennis

    Nice crowd. The President is representing the United States well.

    May 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
    • che-3

      Hold your breath until we hear from those haters and brainwashed Faux News followers. They’re in the usual assembly trying hard in crafting their evil words to say anything nasty about Pres. Obama visit to Ireland. As silly and childish as they are, they will be whining and complaining that Pres. Obama didn’t hold the glass right to sip or pint an Iris Guinness. Or Pres. Obama should have the glass with his right hand as respect to Irish folks.
      Sit tight they will be out in a minutes. I have in my life witnessed adults acting girly like 2-yr. olds.

      May 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama had better not use his left hand to eat, or drink, when he visits his homies in the Islamic world.

        May 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
  5. Frank

    People of the United States of America and che-3,
    As I previously stated,this is nothing but a self aggrandizing dog and pony show for EL Presidente,that was to make you feel at home che-3.

    May 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  6. canadian observer

    I think the world has shown they respect your President....why don't you?

    May 23, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
    • Howard

      Our founding fathers wisely created an American government which provides accountability, oversight, and, a balance of powers. An independent free press is supposed to further provide transparency. This brilliant creation of our government has guaranteed rights and freedoms, which have built America into the greatest, most successful country in the world, for over 234 years.

      Unfortunately, in the past two two years, Obama has corrupted everything. Obama has bypassed congress, by appointing over a hundred bureaucrats (czars) who have tremendous power, and are accountable only to Obama. Obama has continually disregarded the will of the American people, as well as our constitution. In addition, the biased pro-Obama, main stream media, has deprived the American people of objective news, and political transparency.

      SAVE AMERICA ... DUMP OBAMA IN 2012 !!!

      May 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      What is more important is is he respected here in the US. The answer is, no. He has not lived up to his promises. The Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libyan wars are still raging. GITMO has not closed, more job losses, more invasive searches at airports, higher debt. If the rest of the world loves him, they can have him. We have given up on hope, it is not time for the change.

      May 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
      • dedie

        Geez some of you are ignorant...wow!

        May 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  7. gahh

    This stupid trip is costing the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, and we're barely survivng the 4 dollars a gallon gas.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
  8. Tony SD

    funny how you all seemed to forget to mention obama's administration hunted down and kill OSAMA BIN LADEN, the mastermind of 9/11... and im sure you will say its because of Bush policies right...? Remain close minded, it only holds you back people.

    May 24, 2011 at 9:56 am |
  9. marine2543

    The Irish are like children....

    May 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  10. john lindauer

    lest we forget, he is BOTH the president of the united states and leader of the free world.

    (he get 50-50 support here at home) (and 80-20 support over in europe) overall, not bad.

    both numbers are critically important to his success (or lack thereof). but if he wants to show better here, he'd better start working harder on the economy.

    May 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
  11. Liz Carter in Georgia

    The first thing is, everybody who keeps up with elections and political issues that are left over from one president to another, or even the plans that are laid out by a presidential candidate during his or her campaign speeches are subject to change for many reasons; one being the fact that once the 'WINNER' actually goes into the Oval Office, opens up the letter left to him by the previous president, gets the complete story and is shown the BIG PICTURE! Many promises have been unkept by past presidents!

    May 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm |
  12. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Why is it such a big deal to some of you OBAMA-haters now? 'OMG! He didn't keep his promises'! 'He said he was going to do this; he said he was going to do that'! 'He didn't do this or that'! The BIG problem I have with all of this rhetorical blah-blah-blah is, just as soon as he takes steps to do this or that, or decides it's best not to do this or that, the very same blogger politicians will be on here complaining that he did it and he shouldn't have or he didn't do it and should have! What's the point?

    May 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm |
  13. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @Howard; haven't you heard? That's what your Karl Rove and his buddies are trying to do! Trying to buy back the WHITEHOUSE! They 'want their country back'! Back from whom? A black man and his administration, BARACK H OBAMA, PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES. It is NOT all about his policies either; it's about him possibly being historically acclaimed as one of the finest presidents this nation has ever elected! 'We gotta get him out by any means necessary'! 'We can't have a 'N' going down as a good president'!

    May 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
    • Marry

      Liz, thank you for your comments! You are right on!
      There is this segment of people in America that should be truly ashamed of what they think, say or write about the President of the United States and his wife. It is not critic; it is hateful slander that they spread! Unbelievable!

      May 25, 2011 at 1:16 am |
    • Howard

      Liz ... your blind loyalty to Obama is touching, but Obama is destroying America and our economy. I know you want to blame all opposition to Obama on racism ... but, I think your undying support of Obama is due to racism, because it certainly can't be based on his failed performance as our President. You demand respect for Obama, but respect should be earned, not expected, simply due to his title. Tens of millions of Americans believe Obama assumed the Presidency through corruption and deception. Tens of millions of Americans believe that Obama is not compertent, or qualified to be President of the United States. Tens of millions of Americans question his 20 years in Wright's racist, anti-American church ... his radical policies and associations ... his disrespect for our constitution ... his selective waivers on the corrupt, unconstitutional, pork laden, trillion dollar Obamacare monstrosity ... his broken promises of transparency ... his destruction of our economy ... his support of Islamic terrorists ... etc., etc., etc.. Liz, you can blindly defend Obama ad nauseam, and blame his blunders on George Bush ... and accuse all his opponents of racism ... but, it doesn't change the fact that Obma is the worst President in the history of the United States ... and the only way Americans can save America, is to DUMP OBAMA IN 2012 !!!

      May 25, 2011 at 1:23 am |
      • Marry

        @ Howard
        I guess it is not the right place to discuss with you what President Obama is all about. I do appreciate though that you do list a few things that you dislike about what you perceive as what he does or does not do. However, I do think that one could take issue with how you see it. Try to inform yourself (not just at Fox or GOP-USA) and perhaps you will find that many of the things you mentioned will not hold up when examined closely. But, stay interested – a good and fair discussion – that is what Democracy should be all about!

        May 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  14. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Howard, tens of millions of people believe PRES OBAMA's election was due to corruption? Oooops.... that sounds more like GWBs 'selection'! Tens of millions believe he's incompetent, tens of millions this and that....where are your factual statistics? That's just your false opinion' I think your undying efforts to berate and dismiss him as president is due to racism! If corruption is really an issue to you, WASHINGTON has been full of it for centuries. The last administration was full of it. I'm not blind!

    May 25, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
    • Howard

      Liz ... where are your facts ??? All your comments are based on blind hero worship, personal belief, and defense of Obama based baseless racial accusations. And, Liz, I actually agree with you that unfortunately Washington has been full of corruption for centuries .. but, is that your justification, and excuse, for more corruption today ? It's obvious that Obama disregards our constitution, and is pushing horrible policies which are undermining our economy and our national security ... but, you are a Obama worshiper, and seem to want to blindly defend him and apologize for him, and excuse him of all responsibility for his actions. I know it's easier to just blame a president that hasn't even been in office for over 2 years, or simply dismiss all opposition as racism, but that's simply dishonest, and incorrect.

      May 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm |


    May 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm |

    You are one angry and misinformed person. I will no longer be reading your posts.

    May 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm |

    To Howard,
    You are angry and ill informed. Get lost!

    May 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  18. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Howard, I base most of my opinion on what I hear, see and read, OK? Now those are 3 of the God-Given 5 senses. Those along with thoughtful contemplation and discernment can produce a pretty good personal opinion from someone who has lived, worked and has had some social experiences, as well as life challenges. One can usually observe or identify another's character analysis at the least. Most of my defending this president is about defending his character. There are pure character assassinators out here!

    May 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm |