Obama wishes 10 service members Happy Thanksgiving
November 24th, 2011
11:13 AM ET

Obama wishes 10 service members Happy Thanksgiving

President Obama kicked off this Thanksgiving with phone calls to 10 service members, the White House announced.

The president’s phone calls were to two members each of the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. All are deployed in either Iraq or Afghanistan. The White House says the president thanked each for their service while sending along his Thanksgiving wishes to them and their families.

Obama is expected to spend the rest of the day with friends and family in the White House.


Topics: President Obama

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  1. jerry

    barfff...another photo opp for the teleprompter president.. after running out on the iraqis and dishonoring our service men/womens sacrifice.

    November 24, 2011 at 11:38 am |
    • Howard

      obama showed the occupiers that you don't have to achieve anything to get ahead .. you could just show up to vote present 127 times, and still get the Nobel Prize ... what a great example ... Now, the least productive members of our society are DEMANDING a redistribution of other people's hard earned income.

      November 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Can you imagine what

      Nancy Pelosi – Communist from California and very very rich (like in the 1 % Group,,,,
      Diane Finestein – Communist from California and trying to destroy the Holy Marriage,,,,
      Chuck Schumer – Communist from NY,,,,
      Harry Reid – Communist and Union Boss from Nevada,,,,
      Barbara Mikulski – Communist and Openly ANTI-DOMA Madam of Same-Sexed Marriage,,,,
      Babs Boxer – Call me Senator after she worked so hard to become an ELECTED OFFICIAL - Communist from California,,,,
      John Karry – Swift Boat Surfer from Mass,,,,
      Tom Crapper – Ditto Head (lol),,,,
      Billy-Boy-Nelson – Wow,,, He will be in jail soon also!,,,,
      Jim Webb – Communist From Virginia (soon to be in Jail),,,,
      Maxine Waters – Communist – In Jail Soon,,,,

      HOLDER, Geitner, THE CZARS (Holdren, etc) ,,,, and all the other ANTI-AMERICAN Seditious Elites,,,,

      Dodd, Frank, Resko, The Chipmunk guy from California,,,, and all the other Communists,,,,
      ALL IN JAIL VERY SOON!

      Can you Imagine what We would find behind CLOSED DOORS with all these SEXY GUYS AND GALS?

      November 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Now,,, What did I say in this post that is being Moderated????

        I know,,,

        I said Harry Reid, Senator and Communist, was voted in by the Socialist Unions!

        November 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
    • Trace

      @jerry, Your petulant rants are that of a Junior High Schooler. Every one of your posts criticize the president and never, ever present an opposing position or argument. What are you 11 years old or something?

      Can you just once in your pathetic life, post something that would make an intelligent person think about your opinion or do you even have one. My guess is the best you can do is name calling.

      BTW this goes for the rest of you trolls ...i.e. Howard, 1FreeWorld, Jay – The Clown Brigade.

      You would shock every one of us if either one of you ever said anything that represents an argument....You know, actually explain yourselves. Doing imitations of Rush and Hannity is just NOT CUTTING it right now.

      Lastly, I wish you the best during this holiday season. I hope that something allows you to understand, our fellow americans have been suffering since 2008. Our country nearly went into a 2nd Depression. And as much as you want to blame Obama for that, HE WASN'T SWORN INTO OFFICE UNTIL 2009. If you can "wrap your brains around that", you might cut Obama some slack, as being president is truly the Hardest Job In the World. Maybe one of you has heard " ...as it relates to the U.S. Economy, President get too much credit and too much blame"

      But as it relates to foreign policy, This President has kept His promise of nearly evicerating the likes of Al Qaeda. My guess is there isn't a terrorist anywhere that thinks he/she is safe, while this president is in office. COUNT ON IT!

      I would be willing to show either of you some respect if you admitted the fine job Obama has done in keeping this country safe...Instead of your usual hate speech.

      November 25, 2011 at 10:01 am |
      • jean2009

        Oh Trace, I think you are being far too generous, I would have maybe given them credit for a 4th grade education.

        @Lloyd the president does not give or set the amount for military pay raises congress legislates pay raises for the military and for military retirees.
        Frankly, by the super committee not coming to an agreement that could in effect force cuts to increases in military pay.

        November 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Hi Trace,

        Do you prefer,,,,

        Communism,,,,
        Fascism,,,
        Free Markets,,,
        Cronyism,,,,
        Corporate Cronyism,,,
        Oligarchies,,,
        Socialism,,,,
        Authoritarianism,,,,
        Islamic Sharia Totalitarianism,,,,
        Or,
        Freedom,,, for the Individuals to make their own choices???

        I am in the slow group…
        Please explain all of the above,,,
        I may turn to your point of view

        Thanks (wink)

        November 25, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        @Trace

        You are a pre-schooler,,,,

        My Friend!

        November 25, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        2008 is really a,,,

        Pull-it-out-your-butt YEAR...

        It was 2005,,,

        The collapse was written by Slick Willey and Barney Frank many years before,,,,

        Look it up!

        November 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        If Golfing is Hard,,,

        Wait until Michelle Obama wants to go on the Golfing Trips!

        She will have the Marine 1 take her and her daughters first,,,

        Then send the Marine 1 back to get BO,,,,

        and then Send Marine 1 back to pick up her Mother,,,,,

        Then Send Marine 1 to get Barrack,,,

        COST,,,
        Too much for Venezuela's Supreme Leader,,, (NO GOLF COURSES IN VENEZUELA)

        and that is just to get them to the Golf Course at Andrews AFB or the Navy Base their in DC!

        I hear Cuba, North Korea, Kenya, Brazil, and all the other Commie Countris have really nice Golf Courses!

        I am looking forward to the Higher GAS PRICES too!

        Will make me sleep better knowing that I cannot drive to the HIGH SPEED TRAINS to get me to the Golf Courses!

        November 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
      • Grumpy Old Lady

        Wow! Thank you. That is well said.

        November 26, 2011 at 8:25 am |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Can anybody here determine if this Photo was made on Thanksgiving Day 2011?

      I suspect that it was a picture of Barack
      making a call to to talk with
      Soros or Holder or the Commies in the Teachers Union (or SEIU)

      What a lovely site in the back window!

      Looks like there are a lot of Cars and Stop-lights in the evening,,,
      YET,, THERE IS SUNSHINE
      Lighting up the room!

      WOW,,,

      WHAT AM I MISSING???

      Perhaps PROPAGANA MACHINE IN ACTION???

      LOOKS LIKE A COMPLICIT MEDIA’s attempt to fool the Idiots!

      Useful Idiots:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

      November 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  2. george of the jungle

    jerry you are a joke. The president has been busy this morning. Thank you Mr president for careing about the American people and pushing through as many policies that you can that don't need the repo clowns approval.

    November 24, 2011 at 11:53 am |
    • Howard

      You'd have to be a real sucker to believe anything out of the obama administration these days. They spend most of their time getting campaign kickbacks from crony capitalists, doing damage control and cover ups, or conning democratic stooges out of their money ( for barack's BILLION dollar reelection campaign). Obama has even stooped to the level of hawking obama t-shirts and tote bags, in a vain attempt to substitute leadership, with simply buying the Presidency (again). And, all the while, obama hides what he's doing, by redirecting everyone's attention, with useless trips to south east asia, blaming Bush for the millionth time, and fueling the occupiers movement. And, believe it or not, there are still a considerable number of blindly devoted obama stooges and lackeys, who continue to defend this charlatan. It's time to remove power from this scoundrel, and find a competent, ethical, replacement for the Presidency.

      November 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
  3. truindep

    one minute Obama blames the repubs the next his calling for an end to partisian bickering , Mr. pres say what you mean , but mean what you say

    November 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  4. Dee

    Why all the bickering? This President is not the blame it is Congress that want pass any thing when are people going to realize his hands are tired. All he can do is propose it and it is up to the people we put in congress to pass the bills. They refuse because they don't want him to succeed and be a one term President.

    He has kept this country safe from threat of terroism and taken out the big guys but no, noone wants to give him credit. He is trying to do all he can to keep the nuclear arms out of the hands of these bad guys and he has done a helluva job.

    If you are not satisfied with him then vote the republicans and see if you will be in the 1%. Newt is out of touch with the 21st Century and certainly the young people can not relate to him he is not technology smart the way of the future. This country needs to change and catch up with Japan etc. The President is trying to take us in that direction some of the old jobs are not coming back thats why it is important to retrain and encourage young people to master science, math and technology.

    I wonder why we don't have high rail because the GOP don't want it this President is all about the future and helping the 99%. These GOP candidates and Congress are stuck in the past.

    November 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  5. Dee

    Why all the bickering? This President is not the blame it is Congress that want pass any thing when are people going to realize his hands are tired. All he can do is propose it and it is up to the people we put in congress to pass the bills. They refuse because they don't want him to succeed and be a one term President.

    He has kept this country safe from threat of terroism and taken out the big guys but no, noone wants to give him credit. He is trying to do all he can to keep the nuclear arms out of the hands of these bad guys and he has done a helluva job.

    If you are not satisfied with him then vote the republicans and see if you will be in the 1%. Newt is out of touch with the 21st Century and certainly the young people can not relate to him he is not technology smart the way of the future. This country needs to change and catch up with Japan etc. The President is trying to take us in that direction some of the old jobs are not coming back thats why it is important to retrain and encourage young people to master science, math and technology.

    I wonder why we don't have high speed rail because the GOP don't want it this President is all about the future and helping the 99%. These GOP candidates and Congress are stuck in the past.

    November 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
  6. Tim NYC

    Let's wish happy thanksgiving to our servicemen and servicewomen!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Obama/Biden2012!

    November 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
  7. Charles Queen

    Oboboo should be wishing and thanking all service members and not selecting a certain few to call personaly

    November 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  8. Jim

    Obama_2012!

    November 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  9. 1FreeWorld

    Check it out!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._executive_branch_czars

    Where do we go from here?

    Can we get a photo of

    Mao,,,, Or,,,
    Putin without a shirt,,, Or,,,
    Pelosi,,, without a shirt or BOTOX,,,, or
    Queen and King Obama,,,, without a shirt,,,, or

    Good Luck America!

    November 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  10. 1FreeWorld

    I would like to hear what Obama said to these Service Members,,,
    I would like to know what the Service Members' Names and Country of Origin is,,,
    I would like to know what the Religions are of the Service Members,,,
    I would like to know what the Political Leanings are of the Service Members,,,

    I seem to remember that Michelle Obama was never proud of the USA,,,,
    I seem to remember that Huessien Obama never Saluted the Flag of the USA,,,

    I seem to remember that the person in the office of the USA,,,
    BOWED to Heads of States,,,,

    We Bow to NO ONE!
    At Worst, we are EQUAL,,,
    At Best,,, we try to Promote FREEDOM!

    I want to Bow to Barack! The LORD and KING of ALL! How Can I serve you, YOUR MAJISTY!

    LOL,,,

    Imagine the BHO Image in the middle of

    (Breathing hard,,,Uhhhh,,, I am so happy to have the chance to talk to you,,, Breathing Hard,,,, Mr Obama,,,, Breathing Hard,,, Ommmmm,,, I have to work at McDonalds,,, Breathing Hard,,, You are the TOPS Your Majisty the King and All Mighty GRAND Um-paaa))

    I mean LOL

    November 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
  11. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Hey...Just like they used to tell me as a child...and even as a young adult...'You ain't too old for your wants to hurt ya'! You'd like to know this...you'd like to know that! WHO ARE YOU? Who died and made you KING? Who made you OBAMAS' 'grand master' mentor that he needs to answer to you? Personally? Did you sign up as a 'grand master' mentor for BUSH when he was fracking us up? If you did, I don't remember! You are one hate-filled person; yet I truly believe you're riding on the short yellow bus! LOL!

    November 24, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
    • Howard

      This is not an episode of American Idol ... instead of choosing a President on the basis of popularity this time, we need a leader who has the experience, intellect, and judgment to get America back on track ... that's why Newt Gingrich is by far the best prospect for leading this country back to its former greatness !!!

      November 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
      • jean2009

        Newt Gingrich...HA! HA! HA!...I don't think so.

        Obama-Biden 2012

        November 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  12. Lloyd

    If BO really wanted to help the service members he would give them a 10% raise in pay. His Thanksgiving "greetings" are another sample of his symbolism without substance.

    November 25, 2011 at 2:54 am |
  13. American Citizen

    Yeah...while you are listening to Alvin and the Chipmunks 900 number Christmas song over the phone in the photo attached to this news piece – why not give that Christmas tree to a needy family, bub.

    November 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  14. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Newt Gingrich?!? LOL! I'm with Jean on that one! You're missing something if you think one little bit that he'd be the 'pick of the litter' candidate out of that GOP mess! BTW...are you ready for your children or grands to start going to school to learn how to be janitors? He wants your children to start cleaning up the schools, working under one head janitor. Talking about job-killing! Newt's a trick from Georgia. Gingrich? But not Jimmie Carter, huh? They're both from the same southern beauracratic pond!

    November 26, 2011 at 12:29 am |
  15. jerry

    Our economy in shambles, north africa and the middle east unstable to the extent not seen in a life time...American debt doubled in three years...and you fools still support this president (if he can really be called that).. Do you realize just californians debt can sink this country and add new york's debt to that and consider the impossible mess the marxists politicians have created and still...we see these leftist voted back into office buy you fools. The no war president the great uniter is a fraud...no more presidential material than Rin-Tin-Tin. noobama 2012.

    November 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  16. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Trolling again Howard...I think I've seen this stupid post on three or four other threads! LOL!

    November 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm |