May 19th, 2013
02:08 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama to new grads: "No time for excuses"

Atlanta (CNN) - Past, present and future came together on a thunderstorm-filled Sunday, as President Barack Obama received an honorary doctorate and gave the commencement speech at historically black Morehouse College, where the Rev. Martin Luther King and many other prominent African-Americans spent their formative years.

After opening with several one-liners, and more smiles than we've seen from him in the damage-control-filled recent weeks, Obama delivered a serious message to the class of 2013.


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  1. wade

    Obama talking to others about no excuses. Now that is just too funny to imagine. The empty chair failure Obama who never knows anything that happens in his own administration of total corruption telling other no time for excuses. Wow! The hypocrisy of that is just staggering.

    May 19, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  2. just sayin

    Obama to new grads: "No time for excuses"

    so says the president of ten thousand excuses. nothing is ever his fault, doesn't have clue about what is going on in his administration, and then lectures many in his army of useful idiots about no excuses. both hilarious and pathetic.

    May 19, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  3. notarichboy

    What a joke all Obama does is make excuses!

    May 19, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. Richard Long

    ...and just remember, if you can't get the result you promised... blame Bush!

    May 19, 2013 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. Diridi

    Today's grads are much more smarter than previous ones.

    May 19, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  6. Wes

    What a pathetic excuse for a president.

    May 19, 2013 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Such a great line, from someone who does NOTHING BUT, make excuses!

    May 19, 2013 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  8. Get Real

    NO TIME FOR EXCUSES, ok then no more blaming BUSH!!!!

    May 19, 2013 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  9. jpmichigan

    PRESIDENT, ' DO AS I SAY , NOT AS I DO' Mr. Obama is chock full of excuses, he didn't know and I learn it from others. LOL

    May 20, 2013 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    What a phenomenal honor for these graduates to hear their President deliver their Commencement speech.

    May 20, 2013 07:58 am at 7:58 am |