Obama: "Penn State Abuse Cause For Soul Searching"

President Barack Obama says that the Penn State sex abuse scandal should lead to "soul-searching" by all Americans, not just Penn State.

He told Westwood One Radio that the scandal shows that Americans' first priority needs to be protecting kids.

The president added that when people see someone mistreated, it's their responsibility to step up and take responsibility -- and not rely on bureaucracy.

The Penn State scandal has cost football coach Joe Paterno his job. He was faulted for not alerting police after he was told about sex abuse by a former assistant coach.

Obama spoke on the deck of an aircraft carrier at halftime of a college basketball game.


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  • by excuse me on Nov 13, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    Why does the ALMIGHTY ONE think that the AMERICAN people need or want him to chime in on every headline grabber this great nation prints? But yet he is silent about what is printed about him. Go figure.
  • by George Location: N.C. on Nov 13, 2011 at 12:41 AM
    Soul searching. Why did the president announce where our defensive missile systems were located today on his show? Trust but verify..The systems were located primarily up and down the eastern coast of our country. Years of effort were spent keeping this top secret. It was on his special page to keep us informed?
  • by Lenny Location: Bath - NC on Nov 12, 2011 at 09:02 PM
    President Obama, who doesn’t appear to care too much for Christmas, He nows tried to impose a Christmas tree tax. President and First Lady Obama do not give Christmas presents to their daughters. The 15 cent tax on each Christmas tree would have supported yet another government bureaucracy. Now Obama wants to tax on Christmas trees! Goggle the facts!
  • by Ray Location: NC on Nov 12, 2011 at 08:03 PM
    Saturday, November 12, 2011. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of - minus 17
  • by Anonymous on Nov 12, 2011 at 04:43 PM
    lets do as he says, not do as he does!
  • by obamanot on Nov 12, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    Anonymous@8:18AM,Where did I say any of that foolishness you just posted.I believe it all happened!All of it.Next thing you know obama will tell Cain to do the same and you will believe everything this nimrod says.Pitiful,just plain pitiful.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Nov 12, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    Obama in my humble opinion should've stayed silent! Just because you are presidentI does not mean you "Have to speak" about everything!
  • by Zzyzx Road Location: Pitt County on Nov 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    After Solyndra and the Fast and Furious scandals, Obama should do some soul searching, too!
  • by Notice Location: enc on Nov 12, 2011 at 08:18 AM
    Sandusky is released under a $100,000 bond! The man arrested in Jamesville has a bond of 5 Million! Tell me the difference you football fans!
  • by LEWIS Location: EDENTON on Nov 12, 2011 at 07:08 AM
    I AGREE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND WOULD LIKE TO TAKE IT ONE STEP FURTHER. THEY NEED TO FIRE EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM AND NOT ONLY FIRE THEM THEY NEED TO BE CHARGED FOR FOSTERING SUCH A HORRIBLE ENVIRONMENT. THEY ALL ARE SCUM. AND THOSE WHO HAVE NEGATIVE POST ABOUT OBAMA. SEE WHAT YOU THINK WHEN HE IS RE-ELECTED
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