President Obama weighs in on Nicki/Mariah beef
October 15th, 2012
04:14 PM ET

President Obama weighs in on Nicki/Mariah beef

The blowout between "American Idol" judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was bad enough to draw the attention of President Obama, apparently.

During a recent call on "The Yo! Show," the president was asked about the "Idol" drama, which revolved around a contentious and curse-laden exchange between Minaj and Carey.

But for Obama, those fighting words don't signal an irreparable relationship.

"You know what, I think that they are going to be able to sort it out. I'm confident," Obama told the show's host, Michael Yo. "I'm all about bringing people together, working for the same cause. So, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they're moving forward and not going backwards."

"Idol" producers speak on Carey, Minaj dispute

Obama also neatly avoided taking a side in the disagreement when asked if he had a favorite out of the pair.

"Mariah, she's actually done some events for us, and I've gotten to know her and [husband] Nick [Cannon] and she's a wonderful lady," he said, while adding, "Nicki I don't know, but I've got her on my iPod."

Stevie Nicks is sorry she said she'd strangle Nicki Minaj

Since he pays attention to it, how does he think he'd fare on "Idol"? Well, the president responded, "You've heard me sing some Al Green, [but] I'm going to try to keep my day job."

Filed under: American Idol 2012 • Music • television

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  3. blake

    Nikki Minaj. What a disgusting excuse for a human being. And a no talent musician. It is no surprise that Obama listens to her. He also listened to Reverend Wright for 20 years. And has been a life long devotee to Karl Marx.

    October 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      Shut up blake. Nobody wants to hear your noise.

      Go back to hating black people and poisoning the neighbor's dog.

      Other than that, you are a useless bag of meat.

      October 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Palmtree54

      Does not anyone get the lack of professionism here... And then respect. Really ?

      February 18, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gigi

    What don't you disguisted with your republicans; they were the one who distroyed this economy to begin with. He was inherited from your old bush. At least he saved your bank, your auto industry, etc. don't you get it. I can wait your romney and take over and distroy everything he saved. You people are the most disgusting and rednakes. Sobit.

    October 18, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • ironman666

      wrong get off your crack pipe obummer put us in the worst in this place first of all the banks never paid back the tax payers back and gm they never paid back the tax payer back and gave there workers bonus back not once but 3 times and oh let us dont forget the ones he gave maoney to who went backprupt oh let dont forget uneploment is still 8.0 again obummmer fizzy math

      October 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ironman666

    this all the more to get rid of this bum out of office now we really know he just another getto trash get him out of office now do not put this no good bum back in office

    October 18, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. Leigh

    He HAS to have some free time people!! Can you guys imagine how stressful it must be to be campaigning around the country, spending the American dollars while as a nation our debt is going higher and higher?? EVERYBODY needs an outlet, I mean, he has a personality and a life too! What's wrong with T.V. and up-to-date hip music on an Ipod? Had this been any important delegate, people will say "They have a life too" ... well so does Obama... I am not saying I am all for him though!!

    October 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cheesybread

    Alright, as if Romney never gets asked random questions that have nothing to do with the campaign. Get a grip people. Stop commenting on here as if your vote matters to anyone.

    October 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. john

    Calm down people. All this talk of "why would he have time to talk about something so trivial?" is severely misguided. He was doing what looks like a pretty light-hearted interview (campaigning, right?), and someone probably asked him a silly question and he gave an answer. and of course everything on the internet is written so that it seems more important than it really is. so SETTLE DOWN. it's not like he called a press conference to make a statement on this.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Thank you

      A voice of reason. Dang, people are so opinionated. What a petty thing to get your panties in a bunch over. Some people will fault when there is none to be found.

      October 17, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Jade

      Thank you

      October 17, 2012 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ashley

    I am disgusted that the president with the state of our economy finds time to comment on frivolous things like this. Pathetic. This is by far the most pop-culture obsessed president ever. Most of his conventions are bombarded with celebrities...Come on dust off your shoulder with Jay-Z! Make people who voted for you proud.

    October 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • boarddog

      You are correct. This president is way too concerned about being "cool & hip" all the time. His office should come with a certain amount of dignity and reserve. He has turned the presidency into a sort of reality show with his appearances on talk and radio shows along with his "I've got that on my iPod too!" type statements and lip syncing pop songs. Please...

      October 17, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. maria

    I am a simple American citizen and Mariah and Nikki will be not! in my repertory it will not be my favor subject on any of my conversations ,how come a President who supposed to be prettty busy , be concerned about this two women? this is a gossip business,it is immigration,safety,jobs,not more important that this? I am a Independent voter and I a so glad I am!

    October 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. maria

    We are now a third world country really ! this is the only Country in the world ,were the President is in many shows day and night ,shows that don't have nothing to do with politics ,why is Obama involved with Nikki and Mariah comments? this Country is in big global trouble and we are asking Obama about to women who their life is singing? were are we going ? I never see Obama in PBS a channel that is cutural and important, you see him at the View all the time a show with a bunch of wannabees,not smart enough asking him about Snokki....wo is Snokki? I never watch her show and he is answering he will ask his wife about? where are we going? is deficit,immigration,safety,economy and this is the quesions he likes to answer? Not even in third wordl countries a President seat t chat about show business is what I aways say "Only in America" and I rest my case!

    October 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BigGuyWithAGun

    I thought of maybe voting for Oabama,But seeing how he cares about POP-Culture

    HELL NO!!!!! This slacker is the worst president in the US History.Nov 7 can NOT come soon enough so we can kick this slacker out of office and elect a real MAN and REAL Leader into office,Mr. Mitt Romney

    October 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • princess

      Stop being disingenuous – you never gave him a second thought. You won't even be able to defend your political position/view if your life depended on it!

      October 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeanette

    Is there a reason the President of the U.S. is weighing in on entertainment (trashy issues)?? Doesn't he have more important issues on his mind, including the upcoming debate and election? He seems to worry more about entertainment issues than our world issues!

    October 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      Um, he weighed in because he was asked.
      It's not like he called a press conference just to talk about it.
      I wonder what Romney would have said...although he is so out of touch with the average American I doubt he would have even known what the question meant.

      October 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Observer

    Perhaps now, he can weigh in on where his real birth certificate is...

    October 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      This issue has been resolved to the satisfaction of everyone except the hard-core "birthers" who are so desperate to discredit Obama that they cling to this ridiculous notion.

      October 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Truth

    The problem is the President is not acting presidential. There was a time not long ago the President would only be interviewed by cream of the press corps. Now he his doing the talk show circuit. Instead of being asked questions befitting the office he is now reduced to celebrity gossip. I can't blame the people who ask the questions, even though they are wasting their opportunity with him. The President himself is wasting his own time and degrading the office by agreeing to be on these shows. He can be human, he can have opinions on trivial matters, but part of his job is to maintain the prestige of the office he is elected to.

    October 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carole

      President Clinton seems like he is a nice enough fellow, but, if memory serves me correctly, he was the first to go on the talk show circuit in order to seem more accessible to the common folks. I know that some people say that they like their presidents to be accessible; however, I would prefer that presidents set examples to which we can aspire. They are, after all, supposed to be representing what is the very best of our country, something that is hard to do when chatting with those idiot women on The View.

      October 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. citizen

    Seriously? Silly me, I thought Obama had more important things to do, like RUNNING A COUNTRY! This just confirms what I see a lot on comment boards, that Obama wants to me more of a celebrity than POTUS. The fact that he even knows about this cat fight shows that being current on pop-culture is more important to him than job creation or keeping diplomats safe. And Obama saying that he's all about bringing people together – the funniest thing I have heard in a long time!!

    October 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  17. 1stSig

    I'm really starting to wonder about our President if he's listening to Nicki Minaj trash music. I hate to even call it "music," it's so awful.

    October 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  18. KP

    People Please!!!!! The man was asked the D*%# question. It wasnt as if he just wanted to talk about those two!!! LOL you guys need a life!!

    October 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      The fact that he was asked the question shows how pathetic it is to even ask him anything. The fact he even answered shows how pathetic he is.

      The fact he knows about the fight shows how even more pathetic he is. The country is in serious trouble, the middle east in going down the drain, Libya HIS war he is lying about, Afghanistan is a joke, gas prices are up, the list is endless and he is asked about two dogs fighting and he answers it????

      You give us a break. This is not becoming of a President.

      October 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. WVLady63

    He can comment on something as inane as these two people but he can't comment or come out and tell the truth about a terrorist attack that killed four Americans??????? And you wonder what the next four years will be like if he is elected???

    October 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  20. FajitaBob


    October 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      Wow, it's like being president means you have to give up being a human being or something. He is allowed to have some tiny bit of a life, people.

      October 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Ugh

    Doesn't President Obama have more important things to do? Come on.

    October 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  24. it always seems like

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    October 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  25. everyone

    is tired of this carp and we will not be watching any further–i would recommend other stations with more accurate

    October 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Sokman

    Everyone who says the GOP has blocked everything Nobama has done must have forgotten that during the first two years of his term, Congress was controlled by demoncrats... Conservatives have majority in Congress now because people are tired of the carp, & come election day America will speak & Romney will bring the Real change we need

    October 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sonny

    When Obama got elected, it was because Americans were fed up with a Republican Government that started two wars (one illegal and one justified) and in the process accrued a huge crippling debt ( Iraq war being very costly). Obama has implemented so much in his time as President, but has been constantly hindered by the Republicans on so many issues, policies which would have improved the American economy to a greater degree. I'm Australian, but if I had a vote, I would give Obama four more years to finish the job he started. The job to re-make America into the economic power house it used to be. A strong and just America is in the free world's best interest.

    October 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Mama

      Your first sentence is hilarious. By the time I got to the end I couldn't remember if you were talking about Bush or Obama. You might want to consider paying more attention to people's actions and not just their words.

      October 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      It seems the Obama support bandwagon has picked up on the "blame everyone else for everything all the time" mantra. Seriously, if a leader in any business setting spent 4 years blaming someone else when he failed to achieve restults, he'd have been canned by the company or the board of directors.

      October 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Stay in Australia mate, the news down there NEVER provides the full picture of what is happening in the US.

      Obama is the worst thing to happen to this country, and that is saying a lot given Jimmy Carter was President too.

      October 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  29. i'll respect my pres--


    October 16, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jim

    I'm glad he has time for this. Too bad he didn't have time for Netanyahu.

    October 16, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • yethica

      You are so full of malarkey. Stop listening to Fox News.

      October 16, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • max128

      Jimbo, I KNEW some mor0n would start spouting nonsense. If Obama had said he didn't know who Nicki and Mariah, or didn't watch the show, you would have pounced, calling him clueless and out of touch.

      October 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  31. SpaceMan

    I would do Michelle Obama & get her prego on purpose

    October 16, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  32. C Bauer

    Mr. Obama, can you please at least TRY to do your job without goofing off every day? November can't come soon enough!

    October 16, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • flamz

      what is his day job?

      October 16, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • You are TOTALLY clueless

      Perhaps you right-wing loons wouldn't say so many dumb things if you actually paid attention to something besides entertainment blogs. Here are a lot of things that Obama got done the past 4 years. Education of the facts > ignorance of them.

      If that's too much for your attention span to handle, how about just the Top-50 accomplishments.

      How about your last right-wing president? Hmmm, it looks like he spent an entire 3 YEARS on vacation during his 2 terms. In comparison Obama has spent 2.5 months on vacation during his first term.

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    • sharky

      @You are TOTALLY clueless–

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  33. massah kenneh

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    October 16, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • your mom

      a family man who would urge his daughters to abort his grandchildren

      October 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  34. SpaceMan

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    October 16, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  35. how can i put this...

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    October 16, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  36. Voter

    Obama Translated: I'd do them both – have you seen Michele naked?

    October 16, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  37. Brian Mouland

    Forty Seven Million Americans on food stamps and you are worrying about these two bimbos Obama

    October 16, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Nikki

      Seriously? Why are you people blaming the Pres for worrying about this crap?! He did not bring it up on his own. The stupid host is the one who asked him the question. Maybe you should be criticizing the show host for asking stupid un-intelligent questions.

      October 16, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  38. Tree

    Some of you sound foolish. I don't care who you vote for but don't vote against your best interest. If you look at them both one will fight for the American People and one will fight for Money. You ask yourself this. Put on your thinkers cap because some of you are just looking at the debate. We are looking for a Commander and Cheif not a Debater and Chief. Their main job is to protect the US. Congress is the one that do the jobs thing, and this President has lay out a job plan and what congress do ?. So give its some thought. As far as his answer, he was asked a question.............

    October 16, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  39. jujubeans

    I'm torn. They've both got major league squeeze toys!

    October 16, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  40. glennwharris

    By the way . . . My name aint foo. We can get it on too. . .foo. Gdubglenn

    October 16, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  41. take a dump

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    October 16, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  42. A slugo

    is a ho and neither is gay or old

    October 16, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  43. Chuckle head

    This just in third party appendage slugo endorsed by carey nicki minaj spears and countless others! obama and romney worried that despite slugos limited vision his extreme popularity among women gays and some lesbian voters in all the swinging states gives slugo an advantage width the polls! despite his rock hard policy slugo has soft side appealing to the older voters! its seems slugo popped out of nowhere however he quips ive had my eye on you a long time!!!

    October 16, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  44. Jow jackson

    Obama was invited on the show and he was asked a question what wrong wth that people every day ann romney and her billion dollar husband r on talk shows or radio and also those repubs spent there on tv and radio instead of working for the taxpayers ann romney is running around ny as we speak

    October 16, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Ann Romney is not the President of the United States.

      October 16, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Nikki

      Fact: Everyday I get junk mail from the Republican party bashing the Democrats and asking me to vote for them. I don't get a single thing in the mail from Democrats.
      Who will I vote for?: The Democrat. They don't waste their money trying to convince me to vote for them with insults.
      Why don't they waste their money?: Cause they know what they represent is the right thing. Republicans only worry about money. They have it, so they waste it. They can't come up with an intelligent argument or answer so they have to rely on insults. Thats pretty sad and childish. I want a grown up to run my country. Go Obama!

      October 16, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  45. glennwharris

    Didnt spell ethnic correctly. 2 each his own. . . But Lincoln u r worse than an a**hole. Gdubglenn

    October 16, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  46. glennwharris

    Lincoln. I was responding 2 the racial comments. Race card was brought up by those inclined 2 inject ethic insults. Your head is deep in your massa's butt. F off. Gdubglenn

    October 16, 2012 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  47. glennwharris

    Lincoln. u wouldnt b so white if u were still a cotton picking slave. Im not against whites . . . But I hate racism and boot licking blacks like u . . Steele . .thomas . . Hunt /west. . .and. Cain 2 name a few. Kma. Gdubglenn

    October 16, 2012 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
    • babysing4

      once we remove 'hate' from even our distaste for intollerance, things would be better all around. i'm still working on it. maybe, you should too?

      October 16, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  48. glennwharris

    2 u racist a holes. Blame bush and the "have" pubs 4 the lack of jobs. Were u working when bush was prez?. 4 those who use the n word. Your mother never uses it when she's copping me. F off. Gdub glenn

    October 16, 2012 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
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    October 16, 2012 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  50. Annette

    OMG .. why is Obama even commenting on those 2? Why is he even on Yo's show? There are more important things he should be doing. He does not even have a clue what he is doing as President. And he has Hillary take the downfall for Lybia.
    I truly hope he does not get re-elected.

    October 16, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  51. Olarewaju sheriff

    Nicki is my numba 2 female artist afta i c no reson y both 2 should av a beef yes no doubt britney has bin in d game b4 nicki n i xpect ha 2b maturd enoùgh.

    October 16, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  52. jig...jig...jig-a-boooo !!

    These wanna be jig-a-boooos need to just get in an MMA ring and rip each others hair out! Let's have em go at it top-less and watch them jugggs flop around. Dese chiks got da monster sized jig jugggs!!

    October 16, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  53. Richard Fore

    My dog's sh|t tasters like poop.

    October 16, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  54. Sir Dumpalot

    I have a strong desire to fling my pooh at Nicki.

    October 16, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  55. Chuckle head

    Yenmor is a nomrom moron fahgetahboughit im going to vote for my penis slugo he is the only one who gets the job done!!!!

    October 16, 2012 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  56. Dr E

    I tend to favor Mariah Carey's style to Minaj, HOWEVER, I don't find it hard to believe that Mariah wanted to be the "little diva" and she was simply put in her place. She has to understand that being a celebrity does NOT give you the right to carry on as if you should be worshipped, and this younger generation is not kissing butt...which I actually admire. Respect STILL has to be earned no matter HOW important U think U are.

    October 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Chuckle head

    I hope out of all the comments good or bad that someone can lead us through this maze of crap! the sands are runing out my pretty! time to ? or get off the pot obama god help us all!!!!!

    October 15, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Charlie Sheen


    October 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  59. maryjoe

    My mom says she is a rake. I dunno if it was a rake but it was somekind of garden thing.

    October 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  60. tupac amaru shakur

    i was with michele obama while the brother from the hood was with nicki minaj and we invited mariah carey to the party .when cnn got the story it was worth 20 billion dollars worth of american borders export and import business .i love nicki minaj and i love mariah carey.

    October 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  61. kljohnson

    No white people been lying since Columbus and the Mayflower

    October 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  62. sense 34

    WHOOO CAAREES!!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Charlie

    I was wonder what the hoopla was about so i went and checked out Nicki Bio to see if i missed anything in my first impression that was negitive of her. Her wiki didnt change my mind. She is no where in the catagory of Mariah Carey, who can actually sing and has been a long standing artist. But i noticed that she wasnt born in America and her parents arnt listed but it seems they where not USA Citizens ,,,, So is she a USA Citizen? she didnt seem to have made a claim.

    October 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Tru dat

    Colored people be cray-cray.

    October 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  65. ah

    Black people, they're to much drama

    October 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Charlie Sheen

    Sweet, I'm back. The pres doesn't look to worried about mittens here, more like kittens...


    October 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Sheen

      The message I just wrote seriously rocked.

      Who has a better rack though? It looks like Mariah's got a big, think one. Like she has a few extra ribs in her cage – you know what I mean?

      October 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hammer

      Do you remember the time when you were relevant?

      Me neither.

      October 16, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  67. ndschwapp

    They asked him a question and he answered it big deal it took 2 second stop over reacting to everything he does people he's a human before a president get off his back

    October 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Really

    It's simple, Nickki, America agrees on one thing, Mariah is a Diva and she gets a pass on everything. Until you achieve that status, which I don't see happening, shut up when she talks and like all of us, put up with whatever you says or does, after all, many have tried but few became Divas

    October 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Some Guy

    And how exactly will cutting taxes to 20% without getting rid of any major exemptions help along with an additional 2 trillion in government spending help? Maybe an understanding of basic math would help you see how unrealistic Romney/Ryan are. I'm not thrilled with the president but I'd take him over a lying snake anyday.

    October 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      I'm sure Presidents watch some TV.

      October 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      How are those promises of 'change' working for ya? Oh wait...

      It's funny how everyone thinks taxes are the solution to our debt problem.

      October 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Sheen

      Is this "come of some young guy"?

      October 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • NOBAMA!!!

      OMG (Obama Must Go) He's sinking the presidency to a new low. He is a yes man who shouldn't be worried about stupid trivial matters like this. He needs to focus on how bad the economy is doing and the high unemployment rate. He's had four years to fix it or at least get it going in the right direction and he hasn't proved a thing other than the federal deficit is the highest it has ever been. It's time for a change.

      Time to jet off to an important matter, mr. president, party with Beyonce and Jay Z. :/

      October 16, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  70. Jc

    First, who cares what he thinks? Second, how does he have time for this? Third, if he is "all about bringing two sides together" then why does he pass on every GOP event he's invited to and use his lapdog Harry Ried to block all conservative legislation? Fourth, who cares what he thinks? Oh, wait....I already said that. Lol

    October 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Isn't his day job about the same as being on Idol? He already does nothing but sit around adding no value to society whatsoever.

      October 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Sheen

      He has a dog named after a human being? I didn't realize those Portuguese Water Dogs qualified as lap dogs...they are pretty big.

      And oh yeah, fourth this comment is terrible too. Terrible...

      October 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kita

      First off; He's the president of the United States. Even if you don't agree with him, you should at least listen,.

      Secondly, This is the GOP that refused to cooperate with ANYTHING he did and dedicated themselves to opposing anything he put forward. They made such statements less than a week into his first term.

      October 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Adrian

    This shouldn't matter

    October 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Sean

    Mr Obama, can we just get the the Minaj trash out of idol please? You're the president, you can make the call lol Of course Mariah's a wonderful lady? She's too good for people that have been in the music biz for 2 years that think they're a goddess. Minaj, let us know when you've sold 250 million albums, dominated charts for 20 years, and still look better than artists half your age. Until then, sit back, bring an iPad and jot some notes on how a real artist acts. You ma'am are no idol.

    October 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  73. AngryCrazyVP

    Settle down TonyZale, I agree with you but you are acting like our VP in the last debate. Name calling not needed. 😉

    October 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  74. TonyZale

    You sir are a moron. You sit there and blame things on Bush and have the balls to say that you are voting for the guy who is trying to fix things? How is going on the Michael Yo show trying to fix things? How is going on the View, multiple times, trying to fix things?
    Please stay far, far away from the ballot box come Nov you moron

    October 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Sokman

    Nope, that wasnt me, but thanks for playing 🙂 Nice to know Nobama isnt afraid of tackling the big issues. I guess he needs something to watch while Moochelle is out blowing all our money on elaborate shopping sprees. And with racial tensions at a 40yr high, its hard to believe he's all about bringing people together, unless its under the thumb of socialist rule. I'm sure Margaret means he'll be trying to run for his old Chicago job again in 2yrs. He'd lose that too

    October 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  76. TonyZale

    This dude is a joke. He can't see the leader of Isreal in person b/c he is too busy, but has time to go on the View and the Michael Yo show? Is there any wonder that business' aren't hiring?

    October 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Dem4Romney

    I actually don't think that Obama could even settle the American Idol beef..he would blame it on Simon for leaving him with a mess to clean up. Done with Obama style hope and change...forward with Romney.

    October 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  78. big jim

    people seem to forget it was a republican who put us in this finacial the first place. my vote goes with the guy trying to fix it not with the one who will only make it worse by sticking with his party's failure to recognize Bush's fault.

    October 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      Trying to fix it eh? Crying and blaming your predecessor everytime you are cornered on issues is far from trying to fix things. I'm voting for the guy who has actually held a real job before and understands the impact that taxes and policies have on the American people. There is no way a working American in their right mind could vote for Obama.

      October 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kita

      I'm just going to point out that Obama has since recovered every job lost in the recession when he took office, and now any job deficits remaining are jobs lost from before he took office.

      And you know what? You don't like his talking about "the mess he inherited" or the like? Too bad. Facts are facts, and he's been trying as hard as he can with a congress that's given him the proverbial finger to fix things. if you can't see that, then I truly pity you.

      October 15, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Manwhich

    It's gonna be alot of angry people on Nov 6 2012 so get ready folks

    October 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  80. josh rogen

    now we know why the security in Libya was so bad, the president had more important things on his mind

    October 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Romney2013

    Obama = Out of touch and clueless., sir you are cool but so fired, next please.

    October 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Sara

    SERIOUSLY??? As if he doesn't have anything better to do!!! I can think of plenty of things he should be concerned with and this is NOTone of them. Gosh, he is such a loser president. His supporters are losers too that they would think this is cool instead of working on the economy, deficit or unemployment issues but then again all of that is above their mentality

    October 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Sara

      You are a single girl, aren't you. It was an interview. He answered a question. I'm sure he doesn't stress over the fact that 2 divas can't get along. Maybe you should blame the interviewer for the lame question!

      October 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • josh rogen

      the president's re-election people believe Obama supporters aren't interested in fact or policies and will vote based on celebrity and sound bites

      October 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Patrick

    Thanks for focusing on American Idol instead of American jobs....

    October 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Patrick

      You do realize that he was asked that question during an interview. Most people don't have control of what they are asked during an interview, they just answer the questions. I'm sure he would love the congress to focus on jobs, seeing their main focus has been on passing as many women's reproductive bills as they could to jam down the senate's throats. Mr. Boehner hasn't lifted a finger to get a jobs bill passed. Why? It would hurt all the republicans chances of getting re-elected. They don't want to help the American people. They just want to get re-elected. It's good for them to have unemployment stay high. Gives them one more thing to try to hang on the president, even though they have done nothing to promote jobs. Have you checked their approval rating lately? It is somewhere between 10-20%. Too bad the republicans came out publicly and said that they would do everything in their power to make Obama a one term president. Did they actually think we'd forget what they said?

      October 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • josh rogen

      yes he has no control over the question but the fact that he knew what the questioner was talking about, and answered it shows he lacks the focus needed to solve the difficult problems the country faces.

      October 15, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kita


      October 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annette

      I agree. Thinking the same thing.

      October 16, 2012 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Leigh

      @ Kita & Annete – EXACTLY holy crap people!! Chill out!! I'm pretty sure you all have *more to worry about* too!! Maybe you should all focus on bills, money, children, cancer, charities instead of knowing what American Idol is, what Snooki is doing on Jersey Shore... Kita couldn't have said it better, can he have a 30 minute break?? Less than that because he can have Direct TV and record shows and skip commericals, so CHILL OUT

      October 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Steve

    I'd buy his records if he would leave his day job. He sings better than he governs

    October 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Kc

    This is exactly what our president needs to focus on!

    October 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Pablo

    @Margaet. Yeah, let me tell you 4 years of unemployment at 8+ % is real cool. Try finding a job after college. Also, in 2 years there will be no election. Last time I checked, elections are held every 4 years and there are only 2 terms in office.

    October 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • So Pablo

      Are you Sokman's brother? Or maybe better yet, this is Sokman trying to fool us. Shame on you! We are wise to your little trolling tricks by now. We all know you hate Obama. Too bad you are going to get 4 more years of him. Are you gonna whine the next 4 years, too? lmao

      October 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Bieber babe

    I just so hope he will do a song with Justin Bieber. Biebs forever.

    October 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Margaret

    He is a great man. I knew he would get this straightened out. That's why I'm voting for him in two years when I turn 18. He is coooool.

    October 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Niki

      What election is there going to be in two years that Obama is running in? If he does get reelected he can't run again. Thankfully you can't vote. If you do vote one day, I hope you research real topics, not if he likes the judges on american idol.

      October 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eva

      Margaret – shut up! Stay in school because you're an idiot

      October 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leigh

      ... wow. Obviously election happen every 4 years, so the next one will be 2016 when you are 20, and so if Obama does get reelected, then he will still be serving as President, and that will be his second term so he wouldn't be able to be reelected again in 2016, and if he isn't reelected, will his political part won't nominate him twice... so, just saying, I am younger than you are, and I knew this. This is common stuff.

      October 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |

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