NEWTOWN -- Sandy Hook Promise, a citizens group composed of parents in the Newtown school district -- including the families of some victims of the Dec. 14 school shooting -- stepped onto the national stage Monday morning, promising to advocate for changes that would prevent future such tragedies from occurring. "I don´t want there to be someone sharing my experience and consoling someone the next time. I do not want there to be a next time," Nicole Hockley, the mother of Dylan Hockley, a first-grader killed at the school, said at a morning news conference.
Comments: They have not stated their position yet. I hope and pray that in their extremely emotionally devastated state of mind that they don´t start to behave like the 9/11 widows and become pawns of the vile Democrats. It has only been one month since this tragedy. I can´t imagine getting involved in such a volatile matter so soon.
Good for them. They do not want to be a single issue group and are also looking into mental health and school safety issues. They are honoring their children more than they could possibly know. Hopefully, as OP indicated, they will not become pawns of the democrats. One armed teacher in that school could have stopped this tragedy.
My hearts go out to all of the families. Thank you for being responsible in your powerful group´s message.
Sorry about your loss lady, but unless you use facts and logic I´m supposed to listen to you why? Facts and logic have weight. If all they have are ´feelings´ then they can keep them to themselves as they have no special status - though that is contrary to L/P (Libtard/Progtard) rules of priority (pretty much inverted, in fact).
Good and Evil have been with us since Cain and Able. As the population grows, so do the problems. These parents need to think about other parents, who have the right to protect THEIR children at home, with guns. Had someone in that school had a gun, perhaps it could have been stopped.
Democratic congressman Frank Pallone is getting his fifteen minutes of fame after his now-infamous “monkey court” comment last week, and on Wednesday night it brought him to Fox News, where he got in a heated exchange with Megyn Kelly over people losing their “lousy” health insurance plans due to Obamacare regulations. Pallone argued that people can keep their policies as long as insurance companies agree to sell them, but many of them have been caught selling “lousy plans at a high price that are skeletal and don’t provide any benefits.” Kelly shot back that a lot of other policies are being cancelled
In 1984, Ronald Reagan reminded the country why it should give him a second term in office. His campaign ran an ad with the simple message: “It’s morning in America again.” The president, so criticized by the left for embracing the good old days of America’s heritage, brought the country a period of peace, prosperity, stability and dignity that Americans can only dream about today. In short, the ad was right on. Things have changed. If an ad agency had to sum up the mood of the country, and be honest about it, it might come up with this pitch:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sat down with Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night, and during a frank discussion on the government shutdown, the topic of Ted Cruz came up. Reid said he would love it if Cruz was the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, because if he was “it would be the end of the Republican party.” He expressed his profound disappointment with “so-called moderates” that went along with this, saying that the Republican party has damaged itself so much by offending every almost minority group that it’s a guarantee they won’t try the shutdown again. Reid said if Cruz
President Obama made all kinds of promises on Obamacare that didn’t come true, so the question is: was he mislead, being misleading, or did he just outright lie? Bill O’Reilly doubted the latter was the case, if only for the fact that the risk for impeachment would be high for lying. O’Reilly believed that the administration’s cover-up on Benghazi was an obvious lie but “we don’t know if President Obama directly ordered that deceit.” He brought up Obama saying three years ago that all insurance plans would be grandfathered in under the new system, but now millions of people are
In a deal brokered by Michelle Obama between the Produce Marketing Association and the Partnership for a Healthier America, “Sesame Street” will now allow produce industry members to advertise for free on the program. Michelle’s “Let’s Move” campaign was a moving force behind the negotiation. Announcing the deal, the First Lady said: Just imagine what will happen when we take our kids to the grocery store, and they see Elmo and Rosita and the other Sesame Street Muppets they love up and down the produce aisle. Imagine what it will be like to have our kids begging us to buy
Somebody is going to lose their job when the dust settles on the rollout of healthcare.gov, according to Rahm Emanuel, President Obama´s former chief of staff. "I have all the confidence and all the assurance that heads are rolling and they´re spinning right now to fix the problem," Emanuel, who led the White House effort to get the health care law passed through Congress, told CNN´s Jake Tapper. He became Chicago mayor in 2011. "And that´s what the president wants everybody´s energy on. Fix the problem," he continued. "We´ll deal with culpability later, because the most important thing you´ve got
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During her testimony Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said that healthcare.gov is operating under a “temporary” order certifying that it met stringent security standards even as testing continues. But that would appear to contradict guidance issued by the White House Office of Management and Budget last year by none other than Jeff Zients -- the former acting director of OMB, who more recently was brought in to oversee the “tech surge” to fix problems facing Obamacare´s implementation. In a Sept. 27, 2012, memo addressed to the heads of executive departments and
President Obama in a speech in Boston on Wednesday accused Republicans of being “grossly misleading” about Americans being dropped from their health insurance plans because of Obamacare, the latest controversy surrounding the president´s signature domestic achievement. In Boston, Obama touted Massachusetts´ health reforms as a model for what Americans could eventually expect from his own law, which has been plagued by the rocky rollout of healthcare.gov. The White House has also been on the defensive about the president´s repeated claim that all Americans could keep their health plans if they liked them. It was revealed this week that 14 million Americans on
President Barack Obama’s approval rating has declined to an all-time low as public frustration with Washington and pessimism about the nation’s direction continue to grow, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 42 percent approve of the president’s job performance, which is down five points from earlier this month. By comparison, 51 percent disapprove of his job in office -- tied for his all-time high. The NBC/WSJ pollsters argue that no single reason explains Obama’s lower poll standing. Rather, they attribute it to the accumulation of setbacks since the summer -- allegations of spying by the National Security
Neil Cavuto took on the president after reports surfaced that the Obama administration knew that millions of Americans could not keep their health insurance following the implementation of ObamaCare. “Here is why Americans don’t trust this health care law: they do not trust the guy who created this health care law. The guy who said we could keep our doctor but now acknowledges maybe not. […] That guy is you, Mr. President,” Cavuto said. Americans are frustrated, Cavuto claimed. “Because they’ve heard all they want to hear, Mr. President. And they don’t want to hear any more. Because they thought
Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his frustration Tuesday with the fact that even in the United States, “a very educated country,” there are those who do not recognize the urgency of combating global warming. Addressing the D.C. Greening Embassies Forum, which encourages the “greening” of foreign mission in Washington, Kerry took aim at those who challenge the notion that the science is settled when it comes to climate change. “I am amazed after all these years that we’re still struggling here in a very educated country to get a lot of people to embrace and understand why this is not a
From Florida to California, consumers are getting notices their health plans are cancelled. They were promised they could keep their plan if they liked it. That was a lie. They’ve been duped and dropped. The liar is none other than the President of the United States. On June 15, 2009, President Obama told a town hall meeting that “No matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise…. if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
President Barack Obama is facing fresh attacks for his pledge that Americans who like their current healthcare plans can keep them under Obamacare, as reports pile up of thousands of Americans facing cancellation notices. Accusations that the pledge was misleading are potentially a deeper threat to Obama than the website glitches that have plagued Healthcare.gov since its October 1 launch and allowed only a trickle of people to sign up on new federal insurance exchanges. Obama has downplayed the problems with the website, saying it´s like a cash register not working, and has stressed that the underlying product of the
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"There´s a mental health problem in Congress," says actor and liberal activist Sean Penn. The president could solve the problem "by committing them by executive order," Penn told CNN´s Piers Morgan Monday night. Asked if Penn would have "people like Ted Cruz" committed, Penn said, "He is my American brother. I won´t -- I think we should take care of him, he is in, he´s the trouble." "Well, actually have him committed," Morgan followed up. "Yeah, I think it´s a good idea," Penn said. Penn, in a rambling way, also identified a "lack of education" as a "huge problem that we´re dealing with
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In sad news from the land of McCain, “Raising McCain” host and McCain family scion Meghan McCain said in an interview with ABC and Yahoo News that her father, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), was “frustrated” and “depressed” by the Tea Party. Meghan termed the Tea Party the “hyper-conservative wing.” She said, “We’re both frustrated with the idea that only the hyper-conservative wing of the party is going to represent the masses.” The last time dad was this depressed, Meghan reported, was after he lost the presidency to then-Senator Barack Obama. Meghan said, “He is so depressed. He is so downtrodden. The way
On Monday, NBC News reported that President Obama’s administration knew for three years that Americans would lose their current insurance under Obamacare. The story quickly became the lead at the Drudge Report, making it the hottest political story on the Internet immediately. For several hours, there was no problem. Then, late at night, the story was pulled, the link was changed thereby breaking the Drudge link, and stealth edits were made to the piece. In particular, one key paragraph met the cutting room floor: None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that
It’s just one tweet, but the sheer mendacity requires its own post. With the media finally in “now it can be told” mode since Obamacare passed and President Obama was reelected, pretty much everyone is admitting what all of us knew four years ago— that no, not everyone would be able to keep their plans if they liked their plans. And, yes, the Obama administration knew it just as sure as its critics did. It was a lie and an obvious one, but the administration, much of the media, and Obamacare supporters happily acted as if it were true and happily
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President Barack Obama’s job approval has dropped to an all-time low, according to a new poll released Wednesday. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey shows that a mere 42 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, down five points from a poll conducted in early October. The president’s disapproval rating stands at 51 percent, tying an all-time high for Obama. In all, 41 percent of respondents say they have a less favorable opinion of the president since the 16 day government shutdown, compared to 21 percent who say they have a more favorable view since the shutdown. The Affordable Care Act
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is telling a Senate panel Tuesday that states must clarify their "stand your ground" self-defense laws. The laws, adopted in some form by at least 22 states, generally cancel a person´s duty to retreat in the face of a serious physical threat. But the 2012 shooting of Fulton´s unarmed son, Trayvon Martin, 17, and the acquittal of George Zimmerman this year provided evidence that "stand your ground" laws can be confusing and applied inconsistently, she said. "By being unclear in when and how it is applied, stand your ground in its current form is far
Conservatives are expressing shock and outrage that the Obama administration knew that many people in the individual insurance market would not be able to keep their plans once the Affordable Care Act took effect. Such shock is not surprising; overblown outrage is the stock and trade of conservative politics these days. But here´s what conservatives won´t tell you, lest it undermine their theatrics: Many insurance plans are shutting down because they don´t meet the higher bar of quality benefits required under Obamacare, and of those people who lose access to their plans, many will pay less and all will have better