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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:42 PM

 

Obama Gets Emotional In Crime-Ridden Chicago, Calls For Greater Emphasis On Fatherhood

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama delivered an emotional speech Friday in his hometown of Chicago, decrying gun violence and emphasizing the need for a whole-community approach to boost the economy and keep children safe.

Speaking at the Hyde Park Academy on the final stop of his post-State of the Union sales pitch, Obama addressed rampant gun violence in the city, where Hadiya Pendleton was shot earlier this month just a mile from his home and a week after participating in the inaugural festivities in Washington.

"Last year there were over 443 murders with a firearm in this city and 65 of them were 18 and under," he said. "That's the equivalent of a Newtown every four months."

"This is not just a gun issue but also an issue of the communities that we're building,' Obama added, returning to his roots as a community organizer and decrying "the self-destructive impulses and the senseless violence."

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/obama-gets-emotional-in-crime-ridden-chicago-calls-for-great?s=mobile

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Reply Obama Gets Emotional In Crime-Ridden Chicago, Calls For Greater Emphasis On Fatherhood (Original post)
dkf Feb 2013 OP
madokie Feb 2013 #1
agracie Feb 2013 #2
Tarheel_Dem Feb 2013 #5
Niceguy1 Feb 2013 #3
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #4
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #6
dkf Feb 2013 #7

Response to dkf (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:51 PM

1. Not only is our president a good President

he's a mighty fine man to go with it.

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Response to madokie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:54 PM

2. I second that emotion. nt

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Response to madokie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:26 PM

5. Ditto!

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:57 PM

3. gang

Violence ..she was killed by a gang member. The president missed the opportunity to call out yje gangs in the sotu

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:01 PM

4. maybe obama should tell his friend rahm to stop closing neighborhood schools, forcing kids to

 

travel through unfamiliar territory run by opposing gangs.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:33 PM

6. I notice you don't actually have something positive to say about this.

If this was intended to undermine support for Democratic policies and our president, it has failed, lol.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:42 PM

7. I posted it because it touched my heart...

 

Geez Louise. Your posts are getting kinda stalkerish. Freaky.

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