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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:06 PM

President Obama Delivers a Statement (3:15 p.m. White House live)

Source: White House twitter

At 3:15 ET, President Obama will address the Connecticut school shooting from the Briefing Room. Watch: http://t.co/a3fDCZ1F #CTshooting

Read more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

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Reply President Obama Delivers a Statement (3:15 p.m. White House live) (Original post)
TrogL Dec 2012 OP
valerief Dec 2012 #1
Richardo Dec 2012 #2
onehandle Dec 2012 #3
valerief Dec 2012 #4
Safetykitten Dec 2012 #5
Myrina Dec 2012 #6
forestpath Dec 2012 #8
mainer Dec 2012 #7
TrogL Dec 2012 #11
LynneSin Dec 2012 #9
bluemarkers Dec 2012 #10
Euphoria Dec 2012 #12
blm Dec 2012 #13
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #14
Liberalynn Dec 2012 #15
Myrina Dec 2012 #16
Richardo Dec 2012 #18
Tanta Dec 2012 #17

Response to TrogL (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:08 PM

1. Is he sure this is the day to talk about it?

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:09 PM

2. Har de har har

So funny.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:11 PM

3. In the 'Brady Press Room.' nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:13 PM

4. Irony noted. nt

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:14 PM

5. I though we are not "talking" about this.

 

But I guess he could say...or will say.

"Well, we all know what happened, and I will round up the usual gang and discuss this and get back to you..."

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:17 PM

6. "lowered the flag out of respect" ... how 'bout reforms gun policy out of respect?

Children should not have to be locked, barricaded, metal-detected into school!!
We create a safe environment by teaching our youngsters how to negotiate with words not weapons.
How to accept being told 'no' or the occassional defeat/disappointment without needing to blow shit up.

Call of Duty and Special Ops (I'm not blaming video games on a whole but these 2 are ludicrous) and the proliferation of weapons and the cheapening of 'everyone else's opinion' makes it too damn easy for desensitized shit like this to happen.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:19 PM

8. +1

 

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:18 PM

7. He is choking up.

Wiping away tears.

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Response to mainer (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:25 PM

11. Is it running? I'm not getting anything.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:20 PM

9. I fully support Obama not making this political about guns - TODAY

It's no different then when Romney decided to make Benghazi about politics soon after it happened.

Families of the victims don't want to feel like political pawns on the day they lose a loved one.

But I do hope that within a week someone points out that this problem comes down to lax gun laws in this country!

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:22 PM

10. exactly

It was a very moving statement

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:25 PM

12. just watched his response

and I agree with you LynneSin. About supporting Obama's decision to not make today the day to get political.

Right now let's sit, ponder, reflect, hug, feel.

And immediately after "right now"....let's get a solution to this, in honor and memory of all our loved ones.

This must stop. And we need to stop it.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:25 PM

13. Gotta throw in with Lynne on this.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:29 PM

14. Agreed, 100%

I hope that this tragedy will lead to an increased push for gun control, but I respect the president's decision not to talk specifically about gun control so soon after it happened. I thought his statement struck the right note in that regard. But I hope he will push for it in the coming days and weeks.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:31 PM

15. +1

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:36 PM

16. More than laws...

Just in the past few months ...

an idiot shoots a kid in FLA because he "wouldn't turn down his car stereo"

an idiot in Indianapolis, Tuesday, shoots his mother because "they argued about him not taking out the trash"

not to mention the mall shooting in Portland, OR and the other, earlier ones this year ...

... all basically stemming from people with a REALLY fucked up sense of "I don't like what you said so I Can Shoot You"

Therein lies the problem, IMHO.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:00 PM

18. Nicely put, Lynne.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:43 PM

17. Tearing

I was tearing up myself.

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