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Obama on lockout: 'Get this done'

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07:56 AM ET 10.25 | While NHL fans joked on Twitter during the debates that it was about time to hear a question on the league's lockout, President Barack Obama did get one on the record. [Obama] was asked on the Tonight Show on Wednesday if he could "pull some strings" to end the NHL lockout, and he pulled no punches. The question was submitted by a viewer and was met with much laughter from the studio audience, but Obama insisted: "I do have a comment on this. Every time these things happen I just want to remind the owners and players: You guys make money because you've got a whole bunch of fans out there who are working really hard -- they buy tickets, they're watching on TV. Y'all should be able to figure this out. Get this done."

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October 25, 2012  08:04 AM ET

I'm guessing TT was watching Letterman.

October 25, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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I'm guessing TT was watching Letterman.

Isn't he more of a Fox News kinda guy?

October 25, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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Isn't he more of a Fox News kinda guy?

That and Youtube....

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October 25, 2012  09:16 AM ET

next NHL commish?

October 25, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Y'all

I absolutely cringe every time I hear this word spoken. Like nails on a chalk board and piercing ringing in the ears kinda cringe. Should be banished from the human vocabulary

October 25, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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I'm guessing TT was watching Letterman.

During his hiatus there is no TV allowed in the TT house. I am curious if there is no season will TT sit out next?

October 25, 2012  09:33 AM ET

and you just know that some **** is going to mention that "WITHALLOFTHEPROBLEMSWEHAVETHISISWHATHECHOOSESTOTALKABOUT"..
I for one, am glad he did. I like this:
Obama insisted: "I do have a comment on this. Every time these things happen I just want to remind the owners and players: You guys make money because you've got a whole bunch of fans out there who are working really hard -- they buy tickets, they're watching on TV. Y'all should be able to figure this out. Get this done."

October 25, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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During his hiatus there is no TV allowed in the TT house. I am curious if there is no season will TT sit out next?

well, except for Honey Boo-Boo

October 25, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Perhaps.....Obama should do something wild and crazy like, gee I don't know, HIS JOB. This isn't part of his job.

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October 25, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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Greatest president ever.Romney is a moron.

How bout you take your political views and shove them up your third point of contact. This is a forum for hockey not your political views

October 25, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Ha

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October 25, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Perhaps.....Obama should do something wild and crazy like, gee I don't know, HIS JOB. This isn't part of his job.

when a possible voter ask a question, do you just say, "sorry, that is not important"....getting this done and back on the ice is VERY IMPORTT to thousands across the country(and Canada) who are now unemployed because of this......just saying......

October 25, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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when a possible voter ask a question, do you just say, "sorry, that is not important"....getting this done and back on the ice is VERY IMPORTANT to thousands across the country(and Canada) who are now unemployed because of this......just saying......

fixed>>>

October 25, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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Go f* yourself. The topic is Obama, so how do you not have political views on here?

Um comment #8 is about as indepth as it needs to be in regards to politics go back to the football or what ever threads you hang out in

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