President Barack Obama Praises Beverly Perdue

President Obama is praising North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue after her announcement that she won't seek re-election in 2012, calling her a barrier breaker during more than 25 years in elected office.

Obama released a statement Thursday congratulating her for her historic tenure as North Carolina's first female governor and lieutenant governor and wishing her and her family well.

The president said the fellow Democrat has worked to improve the state's public schools and health care and to create jobs in emerging fields and for the military.

Perdue said Thursday she wouldn't run for a second four-year term as governor to try to avoid politicizing her efforts to improve public education while tangling with the Republican-led Legislature.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jan 27, 2012 at 05:50 AM
    The devil went down to Georgia and he was looking for a soul to steal; http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/?p=3722
  • by Mr. Pres on Jan 26, 2012 at 09:23 PM
    Are you willing to compromise now??? hahaha
  • by 40some on Jan 26, 2012 at 09:04 PM
    Maybe he'll follow her example.
  • by AC Location: Columbia on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:57 PM
    Sam: You look like the ignorant one. Who are you to demand anything ? I do not like Obooma neither but darn man, your post is plain stupid. By the way, what makes him a "black" man ? He is half "white". I may want to refer to him as a white man. He is half and half. With that said, dont be so ignorant in your comments. You demanding people leave the country is about as stupid as me demanding the sky to fall.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:03 PM
    He should.She has brought N.C down to his level of government.(the bottom of the barrel)send her back to daddies cold mine.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:55 PM
    It takes an ignorant fool to re-elect Barack Obama as the president. Barack Obama has been the worst president ever, even worse than young man Bush (who was also terrible). Barack Obama has been president for over 3 years and still tries to make everybody think that it's Bush's fault. Barack Obama is an egotistical scumbag who I'd love to see Donald Trump debate against. Donald Trump would make Barack Obama look likt the ultimate idiot. The United States does not need anybody who would be so foolish. If you are all about Barack Obama, I demand that you move out of the United States and stop voting for somebody who could cause the unemployment rate to end up at 50 percent by 2016.
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      by Lavonanot on Jan 27, 2012 at 03:27 AM in reply to Sam
      I'm telling my obama on you!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 05:59 AM in reply to Sam
      If that was the case then why was trump so eager to drop his name from the Repbulican pool? He could have ran in the primaries if he had enough votes, so why didn't he? Seeing the standards of the Republican party he very well could be up there with Newt and Romney right now, so why'd he turn tail and run away? And really, nobody cares about your demands, and you're quite delusional if you believe unemployment will be 50% by 2016 because of one man.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM in reply to
        All of us know, that with all the whinning, conjecture, spin and screaming, you are not part of the solution, you are the problem. We don't care about you or what you would have to say as you bring nothing but libterdial rhetoric. Now Sam has intelligence and brings a reasonable explaination or reality and you are worried about how you can disscredit his post with you sesspool of theories. You cannot save Obimbo, he is toast with no butter. Just sit on the sidelines and let us adults handle the situation that confronts America.
  • by West Florida Grad Location: Greenville, N.C. on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:49 PM
    Cut of the same cloth.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:34 PM
    Nobody but Obama in 2012
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      by Noval on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:49 PM in reply to Lavon
      Pathetic!!!
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      by Sam on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:51 PM in reply to Lavon
      Barack Obama will only be praised if he decides to not seek re-election. He needs to be voted out so he wont cause the unemployment to go to 50 percent by 2016.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:01 AM in reply to Sam
        Are you off your medication?
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM in reply to
          When you mix you koolaid, do you go by the instructions or freelance it? Did you actually vote for Obama or just a fan? I mean, I wouldn't tell anyone as I would hold my head down in shame.
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      by HAHA!! on Jan 26, 2012 at 08:57 PM in reply to Lavon
      You are bout Par for the Course!! White House Son!!
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      by Donna on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:18 AM in reply to Lavon
      One thing I can say about you Lavon is that I do admire your devotion to this president.
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:21 PM
    Stupid is as stupid does...
  • by Jacobi Location: Greenville on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:01 PM
    I voted for this Man!! I wanted Hillary Clinton as president.Believed in him because Hillary asked me to so I gave him my vote. I have made many mistakes in life but always think of it as a learning experience. So Barack feel free to join Beverly and let a real President take over!
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