An emotional President Obama, wiping away tears and choking up as he spoke, said Friday that "our hearts are broken" for the families of the victims in the deadly mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The president, hinting at possible legislation, pledged "meaningful action" to prevent more killings in the future. The president addressed the tragedy during remarks at the White House Friday afternoon, as details continued to emerge.
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What a phony. I´ll bet he doesn´t remember the name of the Libyan Ambassador he helped murder by failing to render proper assistance.
He´s crying for joy because now he has an excuse to start his anti-gun agenda.
There is little room in Abu Bin Bama´s heart for anyone but Abu Bin Bama.
What a phoney is right! Just because he kept putting his finger up to his eye, I sure didn´t see any tears. Reading his script, pausing for several seconds and touching his eye didn´t cut it for me. No emotion whatsoever!
They are thrilled that this happened. And, what´s scary is they should be. All they care about is scoring their political points and this is an easily manipulated event to aid them. They don´t care about those kids. They don´t care about anyone but themselves. They want control and power and they want to make us powerless.
Another mass shooting in a "gun free zone". Go figure.
Fake emotion, fake (and invisible) tears, fake sympathy. This utterly dishonest man has been craftily bringing hurt to millions of families across the once fruited plains, and doing it on purpose. He does not deserve the chance to even pretend to console these bereaved families in Connecticut.
Such an impressive show of firepower and manpower - well after all the little bodies had fallen and the smoke had cleared. Everyone just call 911. When every precious second counts, the police are so many minutes away.
600 small children on site everyday and not one responsible adult. Not one responsible adult with basic firearms training and a secured, accessible weapon. Even one locked in a safe or briefcase would have made all the difference in those first precious seconds.
This should have gone down as the internet cafe situation did last July. In Florida.
Zero weapon tolerance on school property means even a plastic knife in lunch bag gets a kid in trouble.
I reminded everyone guns dont kill, people kill people. A gun is the tool used- I also reminded my criends that a concealed weapon permit would have stopped such a big scale shooting. Also, many schools have lockdown procedures. I am a bit surprised a lockdown wasnt called.
From what I read, the principal is the one who buzzed him in, because she recognized him. Then she was the first one he shot (or one of them).
Apparently it was his mother who had the guns. If she bought them, there´s no way any mental illness issue would have been recognized during the gun purchase. Wait for this fact to be jumped on for broader control.
I also read that the older brother hadn´t seen his younger brother since 2010.
I watched Obamas speech. I felt nothing as he talked. He can´t speak from his heart without reading it, and his voice held no warmth.
#17 i didnt listen to him....he is a cold slab of cells.......i read one comment that said i didnt believev his tears.......if he was genuine he would have protected this country from the financial mess we are in....there is NOTHING GENUINE about this man.....
I am going to agree with obama on this one, it is time for meaningful action on this. No more nonsense with partisan politics and misdirection. We start calling it what it is...senseless mass murder. Get right to the root of the problem, the desensitizing of the public to murder by violent hollywood films, vicious video games and hateful rap music. Ban all of these films, games and rap music. Sieze all profits from these merchants of death, just as we sieze the assets of drug dealers. Drag people who revel in this evil into a court of law and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, for example, jamie fox who bragged about "killing all the white people in the movie".
For that matter, let´s not even wait for politicians to get up to speed. We need to start a class action suit, just like those used so effectively against the tobbacco industry, to strip every last penny from movie producer, actors, video games companies , rappers and all of these blood soaked vermin. The legal precedance has been set, I know of three scientists who can provide any kind of evidence neccesary, (Hanson, Mann and Jones). It is high time to hold the cultural cult of death accountable...and more importantly hold obama to his word to stop these mass murders, no matter how much it hurts the hollywood cabal that supported him.
Nice to see that Billy Jeff taught Zero the Ron Brown tear-faking shtick.
Zero´s act was completely phony, devoid of any true emotion. Isn´t this the same Zero who voted for an infanticide law in Illinois? Where´s his bleeding heart for those children? Where´s his bleeding heart for all the children Planned Parenthood slaughters every day? As #10 said, where´s his bleeding heart for all of the people killed from Fast and Furious?
I grieve for the victims of this tragedy, but just when I think my level of disgust with this low class, lowlife hypocrite who is infesting the WH can´t get any higher, Zero comes through with another despicable performance.
Fox is unwatchable anymore. Their coverage of this issue was no different than msnbc. They played along with Obama who we know is just looking for another wedge issue that will return Nancy Pelosi to the speakership. Obama intends to blame this on Republicans even though all off these crazy shooters have been unemployed left wing nuts.
There were NO tears! Look again. He had no watery eyes and there were no tears. He simply put a finger up to his eye and sort of pretended to wipe. Even Fox was fooled. This is a cold-hearted man and if there were tears, I´ll eat my hat. To make sure you got it, O put his finger up again and wiped fake tears. This was so fake! Prayers for the poor children and their parents and prayers for a nation that has an anti-Christ for a president. Yeah, I know that´s extreme, but many, many folks are scared.
This tragedy has been heart wrenching and it is just the beginning. As more facts emerge, it will be devasting to hear what it was like in the last moments of these precious children´s lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims who are under the weight of such a heavy burden and loss. I pray that God will bring comfort and peace to what is going to be unimaginable grief.
I also hope that those who would try and score political points from this tragedy would suffer swift condemnation for their cold blooded use of this loss of life to advance their agenda. Honor the victims and their families and let this community grieve.
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Country Boy, 12/15/2012 6:39:25 AM (No. 9066809)
Obama is the last person who should be speaking publicly about this wanton violence. He is out 24X7 encouraging people to be angry, delight in being a victim, and he has even recently used the word "revenge". No President has ever even occasionally swayed into the lane of hate and envy that obama charges down daily at full speed.
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Country Boy, 12/15/2012 7:01:26 AM (No. 9066825)
Have to strongly disagree with #19 ""I am going to agree with obama on this one, ""
obama may not be the root cause (mental illness is the root cause). But opportunistic politicians like obama greatly contribute to this problem. obama has advanced in power only by a "divide and conquer" strategy. He tells his 51% they are victims, does it every day. Their failures are not their fault, somebody else did it to them. obama is inciting rage. The fact that some mentally ill people quite a bit further than raising taxes on the wealthy is irrelevant. obama is responsible for inciting rage.
Please count up how many times this has happened since obama first showed up, 2008. Just had the shooting in the movie theater. The congresswoman in AZ. Shooting in the Army base TX. Others I have forgotten. More than one a year. And it is out of control since the DEMS took power 1992, Clinton years. Post Office shooting, Amish school girls, etc.
The Dems must take a lot of the blame. Constantly telling everybody to be angry. Government inspired violence. Never heard Ronald Reagan telling anybody to ever be angry.
Just like in Benghazi, people in charge of innocent lives should be armed to the teeth in today´s world to deal with crazies like this. The shooter could have just as easily dumped gallons of gasoline at each exit of the school and started a fire, probably with more fatalities, but the libs will blame the whole thing on the guns.
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Fiesta del sol, 12/15/2012 7:15:59 AM (No. 9066840)
Why is it ok for liberal dimwit celebrities to tweet about gun control? When we all know that if conservative politicians started making noise about violence in movies and tv, it would be ´opportunistic´, ´unseemly´ etc.
This from the man who as a member of the illustrious Illinois State Senate, voted repeatedly against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which would require doctors to give medical care to babies who survived abortions. Spare me the crocodile tears, sir.
denying children under the age of 15 health care, denying the handicapped, and the elderly healthcare, encouraging and paying for abortions is the same as killing innocent people. the difference is that a gun is not used. I do not see obama having any problem with his obamacare doing this to people...
I can´t understand the hateful posts here re: Obama being brokenhearted over this. All of America is brokenhearted. It really doesn´t matter whether you are Dem or Rep when young children die senselessly.
The key is this: what can be done to avoid this happening again? Both sides going into their respective talking points is not going to solve anything. It didn´t work with Va. Tech. It didn´t work with Tucson. It didn´t work with Colorado.It won´t work here. The best thing that could happen would be for both sides to throw away their talking points and listen to mental health professionals as well as the parents of young people with serious mental illness. Today´s US rules re: access to treatment, privacy, and access to weapons for this particular segment of the population do not work. We need to see how other countries handle this situation and why they rarely run into such mass shootings by mentally ill young adults. And we need to seriously examine why we are producing so many young people with developmental and psychiatric disorders - far more than in past generations. Genetics doesn´t begin to account for this level of brain damage among the young. Too many sacred cows; too many research dollars following the holy grail of genetics instead of pointing at the environmental insults that parents keep pointing out.
obama wiped away tears because he really "cares." He cares because he´s a far left democrat. All he has to do is say he cares for his gullible, useful idiots to respond in unison about how much he cares. Of course any sensible person knows the tears were fake, part of another staged campaign event. Further on the cynical side, did he wipe away any tears on 9/11 2001? Doubtful. I won´t go so far to say he was secretly thrilled when his kindred spirit palistinians danced in the streets in celebration of the murders of 3000 Americans. It´s just that there is no chance he was angry about the terrorist assault as millions of real Americans still are. After all, terrorism, according to zip, is secondary to their poverty.
Big news b/c it is a alrge number of victims and a previously crime -free white neighborhood. time to ride the headlines awith favorite causes. crdinal Dolan "the culture of violence" in this country (like the Gangs of New York I guess)and Obama dragging out Gabby Gifford Act II, and the shooter was :home-schooled". bad things happen to people all the time.
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