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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:54 PM

President Obama: "This is the land of the free. And it always will be."

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President Obama: "This is the land of the free. And it always will be."


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Obama: "As Americans, we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights that no man or government can take away from us."


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President Obama: "Along with our freedom to live our lives as we will comes an obligation to allow others to do the same."


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President Obama: "If there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if even one life can be saved, we have an obligation to try"


TheObamaDiary.com ‏@TheObamaDiary

President Obama: "If we stand up & say 'enough, we ..... care too much about our children to allow this continue', then change will come'.


The Democrats ‏@TheDemocrats

RT @BarackObama: "While reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn’t be a divisive one."


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President Obama: "I’m putting forward a specific set of proposals based on the work of Joe’s task force."


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President Obama: "In the days ahead, I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality."


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President Obama: "The most important changes we can make depend on action from Congress. They need to bring these proposals up for a vote."


The Democrats ‏@TheDemocrats

RT @WHLive: President Obama: "Finally, Congress needs to help, rather than hinder, law enforcement as it does its job."


Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller

Obama: Ask your member of Congress if they support universal background checks…And if they say now, ask them why not.


Nerdy Wonka ‏@NerdyWonka

Pres. Obama says of congress: "What is more important, getting an 'A" grade from the gun lobby or making sure your first grader is safe?"



Mike O'Brien ‏@mpoindc

Obama concludes:"Let's do the right thing. Let's do the right thing for them, and the country that we love so much."


Ezra Klein ‏@ezraklein

READ: Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/16/read-obamas-plan-to-reduce-gun-violence/


Dan Froomkin ‏@froomkin

Transcript of Obama's gun control announcement: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obamas-remarks-on-new-gun-control-proposals-jan-16-2013-transcript/2013/01/16/528e7758-5ffc-11e2-b05a-605528f6b712_print.html



tweeted by, daveweigel ‏@daveweigel

LOL at the people who wrote "Obama gives big speeches but won't do anything on guns!" columns last month


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Reply President Obama: "This is the land of the free. And it always will be." (Original post)
bigtree Jan 2013 OP
gateley Jan 2013 #1
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #4
gateley Jan 2013 #5
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #6
gateley Jan 2013 #8
Still Sensible Jan 2013 #2
malaise Jan 2013 #3
gateley Jan 2013 #9
Enrique Jan 2013 #7
bigtree Jan 2013 #11
mwrguy Jan 2013 #10
OneMoreDemocrat Jan 2013 #12
bigtree Jan 2013 #13
tjwash Jan 2013 #16
stevenleser Jan 2013 #14
bigtree Jan 2013 #15

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:56 PM

1. I think if was solely up to Obama, a lot would be done. It's that pesky Congress that' the problem.

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:01 PM

4. The Congress ...

that no one seems to acknowledge as having done nothing, but hide in the blame of this President when things don't get done, and accept the praise of this President, when it is safe for them to act.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:03 PM

5. Don't get me started!

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Response to gateley (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:06 PM

6. Please get started ...

I'm tired of reading what President Obama hasn't done right and all he has done wrong ... nevermind, the Constitutionally designated body has done very little, right or wrong, on their own initiative.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:14 PM

8. I think it's done a LOT of wrong if only by its inaction and wasting time on anti-abortion bills.

It's truly shameful.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:59 PM

2. Those folks will just change the meme to

"It's not enough," "Too little," or "It doesn't matter, it won't work anyway."

Lather, rinse, repeat.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:59 PM

3. I'm glad he did what he did today, but he should have made these demands

when Gabby Gifford was shot. I guess as he said it is only the American People who will force change and she did not have the same impact on people as these innocent little children and their teachers being slaughtered days before Christmas.

Thank you Obama!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:21 PM

9. That's true -- the citizenry needs to be involved--

I think the recent vote on Sandy relief is an example of that. People were outraged at Congress's refusal to allocate more to help our fellow citizens.

Problem is, so much is done under the radar that the majority isn't even aware. We need to always keep it "out there" when they do shit like that. It's wrong, and it's wearying, but it's our reality these days.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:08 PM

7. people also said "there's nothing he can do"

people who complained about his lack of action were right in that there were steps that were not being taken. People who made excuses for Obama to the effect that such action was impossible, are being proven wrong by the action Obama is taking now.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:27 PM

11. you can't go back and invent the support he has right now

. . . it just wasn't there.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:22 PM

10. he punted everything to congress

President Obama didn't do anything substantial today.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:28 PM

12. Oh man, why bring reality to the party?...

 

This thread was going so well.

Darn.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:34 PM

13. ha!

funny stuff.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:40 AM

16. Come on be happy. In a couple of weeks...

...you all get to start your endless "OMG HE IS GOING TO CAVE!!!!11!!11 TEH SOCIAL SECURITY IS GONE!!!!111!!!1" threads 24 hours a day for a month until the debt ceiling gets resolved.

Hey...just giving the haters something they can look forward to.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:35 PM

14. He's going to cave! He's going to cave! Oh wait...



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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:11 AM

15. less confrontational title . . .

. . . and a kick

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