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Obama has suffering Newtown mom
give his weekly remarks

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 4/13/2013 9:16:36 AM

Hi. As you’ve probably noticed, I’m not the President. I’m just a citizen. And as a citizen, I’m here at the White House today because I want to make a difference and I hope you will join me. My name is Francine Wheeler. My husband David is with me. We live in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. David and I have two sons. Our older son Nate, soon to be 10 years old, is a fourth grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Our younger son, Ben, age six, was murdered in his first-grade classroom on December 14th.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 4/13/2013 9:19:42 AM     (No. 9273341)

Shameless...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/13/2013 9:22:06 AM     (No. 9273346)

It gives the malingerer more time for golf and campaigning.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 4/13/2013 9:27:28 AM     (No. 9273360)

Who wrote the speech the Newtown mom will give?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DaddyO, 4/13/2013 9:32:09 AM     (No. 9273368)

We have to come together to pass commonsense gun laws that would have in no way prevented the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: youngtexan, 4/13/2013 9:34:45 AM     (No. 9273370)

I´m no longer feeling sorry for some of the victim´s families like this woman.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/13/2013 9:38:17 AM     (No. 9273378)

#3, The Teleprompter did it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 4/13/2013 9:39:53 AM     (No. 9273381)

I have empathy for the families of Sandy Hook, just as I had empathy for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. However, just as in the case with Katrina, MSM and government are using Sandy Hook like a wet mackerel to slap you in the face constantly to keep you reminded and set you up for other agendas they are pushing that have nothing to do with that incident. Enough already.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/13/2013 9:42:42 AM     (No. 9273392)

How to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and the insane, #6, is an interesting and important question. However, it is not the one being asked. Rather, the question being asked is: "How much gun control can we impose, based upon the emotional response to Newtown?"

I have children, too. I can commiserate with the "suffering Newtown mom". I just don´t like having someone´s emotions rubbed in my face for a glaringly political purpose.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 4/13/2013 9:47:14 AM     (No. 9273399)

Sentimentality trumps rational , Constitutional government..A mawkish display of tears and bloody shirts gave us reverend jackson, patty Murray,Caroline maloney etc, etc..in fact Barry is a product of emotion,not reason . this shameless pathos is to make us feel ,not think.. Enough is already in law to keep order and prevent crime.. Evil , otoh, can circumvent all day long whilst rhe feelings crowd indulge in pity parties singing kumbaya...or advancing their own usurping fascist agendas.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: susieq1, 4/13/2013 9:55:53 AM     (No. 9273412)

You are spot on # 9. Tell me one thing that Adam Lanza did that day that wasn´t against the law?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JAN, 4/13/2013 9:58:08 AM     (No. 9273415)

Some Newtown families would deny us the right to defend our children.

My last ounce of sympathy has evaporated for those willing to exploit the murder of their children for public attention.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: manitouman, 4/13/2013 9:58:51 AM     (No. 9273416)

She wouldn´t be near that podium if not solicited by the president to further his political agenda.

She absolutely has a right to her opinion, speech rights, and grief - there´s no argument with that. But should the president be exploiting her grief for his agenda? I think that´s shameless on his part.

At the single meeting the president had with the republicans during the Obamacare debacle, Ryan brought a copy of the bill and was accused of using props - what´s this then, if it isn´t using grief stricken civilians for props?

Should we, as non politicians, who criticize the current bill under consideration have to provide alternatives, just to be in the arena of the argument? I think not. Knowing a bad bill when presented is enough.

No one has to be an engineer to realize that a bridge built with balsa wood couldn´t hold up a semi. And the driver of the semi who refuses to cross the balsa wood bridge isn´t required to provide blueprints for the construction of a better bridge. He just has to have the sense to not try crossing an inferior bridge.

The gun laws of the US are stringent enough, even too much so, so they already infringe on the rights of self defense of the individual. The people hunting zones created at the institutions of education in this country are despicable. More of the same won´t make a single person safer after a thin film of ink is drawn on a piece of paper, in the shape of a man´s name, miles from any newly invented crime.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Darling, 4/13/2013 9:59:23 AM     (No. 9273418)

I think the round up of parents and herding them onto Air Force One is what did me in. Either the parents are being exploited, or are choosing to exploit the situation themselves. Either way, I have no respect for them. I am sure there are many relatives of those kids, parents included, who are quietly grieving and know that all of today´s hoopla would not have had one iota of an impact on the tragic situation that engulfed their lives. Adam Lanza was a madman, whose mother chose to have legal guns within his reach.

Much is made of 150 rounds having been fired in five minutes. That is nothing to even an average shooter with low-capacity magazines. It is the same buffoonery of reporting as the news anchors who breathlessly talk about how some criminal pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, even though criminal procedure would have them all do that, even if the criminal committed a crime in front of a dozen witnesses and on a surveillance camera. Unless Lanza used a 150 round magazine, the argument is pointless.

The real scandal should be that Lanza got off 150 shots without having anyone drop him like a rabid dog in the street. This is what happens when you brag about your "gun-free zones."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rolfnader, 4/13/2013 9:59:46 AM     (No. 9273419)

No one hear wants to here anything you have to say, OFA.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Captain Howdy, 4/13/2013 9:59:57 AM     (No. 9273420)

Empathy fatigue......

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Reply 16 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 4/13/2013 10:04:46 AM     (No. 9273425)

Lady. Your problem was with Adam Lanza - not with honest US gun owners who did nothing to your family.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 4/13/2013 10:40:05 AM     (No. 9273467)

Feb 1, 2013...the Newtown Board of Education voted to request the presence of two kinds of guards inside the town´s elementary schools.

From reports of the school-board meeting, concerned parents cited the Sandy Hook shootings as their reason for backing an armed-guard policy. "The only thing that stopped that guy that day was when the two Newtown police burst in the building," one parent is quoted as saying.

Why weren´t those who voted for these guards included in the retinue on board AF1?

Of the 70 to 80 family members directly affected by this tragedy hussein´s crowd could only scroung up I believe eleven to bloviate about how bad guns are and not one word about the real cause, mental illness or what stopped the assault and Lanza´s self inflicted shot to the head.

The most transparent administration in history, you bet. This fraud regime is like an open book that needs to be slammed shut!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Watlines, 4/13/2013 10:54:34 AM     (No. 9273489)

Would any other president have stooped this low to get his way?

This man thinks he´s a king, acts like a king, talks like a king, and expects us to bow in obeisance to him.

We fought to get rid of King George III when he became insufferable.


Forget Guns. This isn´t the important issue.


Wait until Obamacare´s tentacles start ruining household budgets, medical coverage by employers, full-time jobs going to part time jobs.

Do you really think Americans will put up with the calculated destruction of their lives by this man and his idiot cohorts in Congress like Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who passed Obamacare without having read the monstrosity?

Malfeasance or misfeasance, or both. Take you pick. We´ve been screwed by a couple hundred of stupid socialist-leaning "representatives of the people".

Wonder where the breaking point will happen and when...



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Reply 19 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 4/13/2013 10:55:17 AM     (No. 9273491)

P.S. Above info from the Atlantic Wire.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lylacat, 4/13/2013 11:13:11 AM     (No. 9273516)

0bama in his next week´s address should have Patricia Smith speak out about her son Sean, who was killed in Benghazi. Sean Patrick Smith and his group requested assistance when they gave their lives in an attempt to rescue our ambassader, who also had requested help from the Hlllary and the State Department on several occasions. Patricia feels that 0bama was at fault in her son´s tragic death. 0bama will exploit the Newton mother´s for his benefit, but he will not tell the truth about Benghazi; actually, after hearing about the attack in Behghazi, 0bama went to bed.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Watlines, 4/13/2013 11:20:31 AM     (No. 9273529)

#20. Wrong, if you´re referring to my original text.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 4/13/2013 11:36:42 AM     (No. 9273560)

That did it. I now officially have no sympathy for these people. Yes, they have a right to their opinion. What they do NOT have a right to do is infringe upon the liberties reinforced in the Constitution.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 4/13/2013 11:56:42 AM     (No. 9273582)

Sorry #22, I was referring to my previous post in #18. (It was "above" until I hit enter.

BTW I liked your comment, "We fought to get rid of King George III when he became insufferable."

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Reply 24 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/13/2013 12:23:13 PM     (No. 9273630)

#6, how about this for an alternative: "Leave Constitution alone!"

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Reply 25 - Posted by: john56, 4/13/2013 12:48:17 PM     (No. 9273686)

Mrs. Wheeler, I am so sorry for your loss.

I cannot fathom how it would be to learn that the six year old son you sent off to school a few hours before was shot senslessly.

You and all those who lost children and family that day have our prayers and support.

But please don´t tell me these were your words. Maybe your thoughts, and yes, you have the right to your opinions about restricting second amendment rights. They may be ill-informed, but you do have the right to peacably petition your government for your grievances. Which, with what I expect with the assistance of Obama´s speechwriters you did today (or whenever you recorded this piece).

But your loss, as tragic and heartbreaking as it is, does not require me to aceede to the wishes of the writers of your comments who wish to increase government control over law-abiding citizens without restricting those who have no concern about breaking laws and killing.

May God continue to comfort you and your family through these times.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 4/13/2013 1:18:51 PM     (No. 9273737)

The classic "appeal to emotion."
Too bad they don´t have the same convictions for Gosnell´s victims.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 4/13/2013 1:34:01 PM     (No. 9273753)

Obama climbs on top of the dead to push his agenda.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/13/2013 3:08:03 PM     (No. 9273856)

How many laws did Adam Lanza break in the course of committing the massacre at Sandy Hook? At a minimum, he stole the gun from his mother, and took a gun into a "gun-free" zone. If you count murdering his mother, (and I do), that´s three. So if three laws didn´t stop him, what evidence is there that 6 or 7 would have?

Criminals aren´t stopped by laws.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 4/13/2013 3:31:36 PM     (No. 9273875)

The mental health system will fail this year, as it does every year, and always will. When it does, and when a homicidal maniac, intent on mass-murder shows up in a gun-free zone near you, please use a gun.

Rabbit pellets won´t stop him, the police who are minutes away won´t stop him. Use a gun.

Even when the police arrive, they may establish a perimeter, scope out the situation, and leave a message on the answering machine of the nearest official hostage negotiator to join them ASAP.

If I am on the jury of a non-violent citizen being tried only for "unauthorized concealed weapon," I will find him innocent, in accord with the 2nd Amendment.

I hope you Ldotters will feel free to protect my local gun-free zones. I´ve got your back, if I´m on your jury, though you cannot count on my neighbors, unfortunately.

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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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