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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:19 PM

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!!!

Well done!

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Reply THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!!! (Original post)
FourScore Jan 2013 OP
Dawgs Jan 2013 #1
Cetacea Jan 2013 #3
Hamlette Jan 2013 #27
Cetacea Jan 2013 #30
eggplant Jan 2013 #32
cilla4progress Jan 2013 #2
PADemD Jan 2013 #4
Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2013 #5
jal777 Jan 2013 #10
Sunlei Jan 2013 #15
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #18
Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2013 #24
snacker Jan 2013 #6
jal777 Jan 2013 #7
Skidmore Jan 2013 #8
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #12
Hekate Jan 2013 #17
Skidmore Jan 2013 #20
BlueCaliDem Jan 2013 #22
malaise Jan 2013 #9
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #16
malaise Jan 2013 #19
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #11
cer7711 Jan 2013 #13
Sunlei Jan 2013 #14
mwrguy Jan 2013 #21
Inuca Jan 2013 #29
Mr Dixon Jan 2013 #23
Cedric the Clam Jan 2013 #25
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2013 #26
Politicub Jan 2013 #28
Aristus Jan 2013 #31
Waiting For Everyman Jan 2013 #33
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #34
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #35

Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:22 PM

1. What did he do? Did he finally do something left of center? n/t

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:35 PM

3. He educated progressives, repugs, and media on mental illness. Something entirely brilliant

Good enough?

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Response to Cetacea (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:48 PM

27. what did he say/do about mental illness?

can't watch because I'm at work.

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:07 PM

30. He stated a fact that many have posted here since the shootings occurred.

"the mentally ill are far more likely to be Victims of crime". It's a start in the right direction. Of course it would have been much better if he'd given the other fact that goes with that one: that the mentally ill are no more violent than the rest of the population. I suspect he knows this and realizes that peoples heads would explode. I am sure he knows discrimination when he sees it.
A bold statement given the drum beat against the mentally ill by both pols and pundits (and so-called TV experts)

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Response to Cetacea (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:23 PM

32. Yup.

The real problem isn't the mentally ill. The vast majority of these horrible crimes are commited by people who are simply evil. They are fully aware of what they are doing. They are methodical, devious, and focus on maximum possible carnage. That sure doesn't sound like anything in the DSM.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:23 PM

2. Finally had to unfriend my nephew

Close to unfriending my cousin (husband's cousin, actually).

It's sad, but I can't take these sick f***s any more.

Any yes, it is relevant to this thread.

Holding back on slashing them with replies on FB, I've posted "demandaplan.org" and "facebook/sandyhookpromise" in response.

By the way: I had sent my Congressman (repub) a comment to support gun control. His response to me was the usual pablum.

I WROTE BACK! Just as my Pres said! I held my Congressman's feet to the fire on this - he is former law enforcement; I challenged him as to why someone who knows better, former cop, would think it's OK to have assault weapons on our streets!

Thanks you, Sir, indeed.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:40 PM

4. And Thank You Mr. Vice President, too!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:42 PM

5. So, rampage killings are a thing of the past now?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:08 PM

10. I guess according to some on here. Nt

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Response to jal777 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:54 PM

15. better than the anti-Americans, do nothing nutter gangs

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:58 PM

18. Yes, now what? tia

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:07 PM

24. I dunno but apparently the crisis is solved

And as there is not an executive order mandating registration or confiscation those who were worried about those things should be relieved.

My concern that the frenzy to "do SOMETHING" will be an ineffective something and if/when there is another tragedy a lot of political capital will have been wasted. The president is not to blame. I see nothing objectionable about his policy decisions but there are those within his camp who would -- perhaps -- better serve his purposes if they were to manage their expectations.

Ironically, I've caught quite a bit of flak for suggestion tha the violently disturbed be treated as if they were violently disturbed. The President's policy decisions seemt to accord with what i was hoping to see vis-a-vis reporting etc. I'm curious as to what my detractors think.

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I'm not well-versed in internet acronyms. Does "tia" mean "thanks in advance"?

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:50 PM

6. Yes, thank you to President Obama and VP Biden

for your leadership!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:53 PM

7. So what "meaningful" action did he take?

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:55 PM

8. I missed it. Had to go into town

to get my weekly errands done.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:35 PM

12. Here ya go - List of 'Actions/Proposals' and full VIDEO

Last edited Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:56 PM - Edit history (1)

WATCH: President Obamas Gun Control Announcement (19:33 minutes)
VIDEO: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-president-obamas-gun-control-announcement/


Here Are The 23 Executive Actions Pres. Obama Just Signed To Curb Gun Violence
http://www.mediaite.com/online/here-are-the-23-executive-actions-pres-obama-just-signed-to-curb-gun-violence/

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:56 PM

17. Thank you, Tx4obama!!!! I too missed it

Now I can watch it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:59 PM

20. Thanks.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:04 PM

22. Thank you, Tx4Obama! I was able to watch

it because you took the time to post the links.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:56 PM

9. Rubio disagrees

Last edited Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:58 PM - Edit history (1)

The little weasel of a ReTHUG scumbag opportunist said Obama is abusing power and violating the Constitution.
Fugg him.

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:55 PM

16. You GO with that as a Presidential campaign theme for 2016, Captain Comb-Over!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:59 PM

19. LOL

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:10 PM

11. K & R

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:49 PM

13. Well Done, Sir!



Thank you. It's a start.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:52 PM

14. Thank you for swift action Pres O and VP Biden, refreshing indeed!!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:03 PM

21. he punted everything to congress

great speech, but in end he did nothing.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:07 PM

29. Do you want him

to follow the constitution, as the crazies keep saying?

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:06 PM

23. Good Job

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:18 PM

25. Yes, Thank You.

 

The idea is to chip away at the problem a little at a time.

To do nothing in the face of all the recent mass shootings is unacceptable.

Taking preventive measures that will help (and the Pres and Vice Pres took a lot of measures today) reduce the chance of mass shootings is the right thing to do.

If these could have been done so much earlier than today, then Sandy Hook might never have happened.

So many naysayers out there!

I think that its got to be a handful of Machievellian types that are trolling all the online forums, trying to slow any positive step to reducing gun violence.




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Response to Cedric the Clam (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:21 PM

26. well said. and welcome to DU!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:58 PM

28. +1

President Obama is one of the greatest leaders our country has ever seen and is going to down in history as one of America's most transformative presidents. We're fortunate that he's in place for a second term of office.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:10 PM

31. Thank goodness!

It's about time.

All those "cold-dead-hands"-types can now make good on their promise and shoot themselves.

Do the world a favor...

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:26 PM

33. Well done, Pres. Obama and VP Biden.

This country has become so irrational, in general, in so many ways. It's time that sanity became the norm again, and not the exception. This is a start, on this issue.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:18 PM

34. Please proceed Sir...

and Thank You!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:11 PM

35. good job

 

well done

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