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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:37 PM

the tears coming from his eyes are more powerful than his words...

the tears coming from his eyes are more powerful than his words..........



A visibly emotional President Obama offered his condolences to the victims and families of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. at the White House on Friday.

"We’ve endured too many of these tragedies these past few years," Obama said, appearing to wipe away tears from his eyes.

"We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action regardless of the politics," he added.



http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-tears-up-in-response-to-ct-school

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Reply the tears coming from his eyes are more powerful than his words... (Original post)
kpete Dec 2012 OP
Recursion Dec 2012 #1
freshwest Dec 2012 #10
sulphurdunn Dec 2012 #21
FleetwoodMac Dec 2012 #24
meegbear Dec 2012 #2
ailsagirl Dec 2012 #3
Stuart G Dec 2012 #4
Gothmog Dec 2012 #5
Moostache Dec 2012 #7
Piasladic Dec 2012 #23
NRA_SUCKS Dec 2012 #35
Cha Dec 2012 #6
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #8
freshwest Dec 2012 #9
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #11
Politicub Dec 2012 #12
Fearless Dec 2012 #13
Liberal_Stalwart71 Dec 2012 #14
merrily Dec 2012 #30
secondvariety Dec 2012 #15
glinda Dec 2012 #16
whathehell Dec 2012 #18
valerief Dec 2012 #19
truebrit71 Dec 2012 #17
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2012 #20
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #22
underpants Dec 2012 #25
lupinella Dec 2012 #26
Left Coast2020 Dec 2012 #27
Cha Dec 2012 #28
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #29
bananas Dec 2012 #31
grantcart Dec 2012 #32
BlueMTexpat Dec 2012 #33
Kahuna Dec 2012 #42
humbled_opinion Dec 2012 #34
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #36
trocar Dec 2012 #37
kamron Dec 2012 #38
Tutonic Dec 2012 #39
whoopingcrone Dec 2012 #40
jjewell Dec 2012 #41
Tutonic Dec 2012 #43
norskmann Dec 2012 #44

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:40 PM

1. I am going to put my boot through the throat of the first freeper I see criticizing him for crying

And I know that's going to happen.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:14 PM

10. I hope not, but I understand. And I know the predictable CT spin that will arise from this.

Yup, just checked. 'Enemies of Second Amendment Will Exploit Connecticut Shooting.' So predictable, since they are John Bircher Society (Koch) followers. No, I won't post the link.

This country is sick with its focus on dead things and not living beings. Not that faux 'pro-life' mantra the right tries to sanctify the rest of their anti-human agenda with to the public.

We need to focus on living and letting live. Eveyone will, as Obama said, be holding their children a bit closer tonight. If only people would focus on the blessing they have, this would be a saner world.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:02 PM

21. Remember,

these brethren are seriously fucked up. We must fight them, but we must not hate them, or we will become them.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:38 PM

24. Don't forget the Youtube vid

I replied to two infuriating comments just now, and I suspect more of the same would be posted.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:41 PM

2. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:42 PM

3. ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:46 PM

4. k & r

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:48 PM

5. I am proud that this man is our President

I am very proud that I voted for this man

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:55 PM

7. As are we all...

The president was unafraid to be seen feeling what we all feel today and I salute him for it.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:29 PM

23. agreed

I remember the pride I felt both times going to my voting place and filling the circle next to his name, and I feel it now seeing him represent my own feelings. He is an eloquent speaker, a kind father, and the kind of person I want to see leading our country.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:52 PM

35. i've neer seen a president cry...it was powerful indeed

 

I'm glad to have him as my president.
I know what ever action he ends up pushing on this will have a proper mix of logic that he's known for, and the emotion of a loving father. Somehow I think security around his girls went up a notch or two.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:52 PM

6. Thanks kpete..

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:09 PM

8. "action regardless of the politics". Please let it be so. So proud of our president.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:12 PM

9. Thanks kpete and President Obama for the thoughts expressed today.

I can't help but think of all on this planet suffering from greed and violence from any source no matter what the claim used for justifying it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:14 PM

11. Thank you Mr President for showing emotion. I haven't been able to stop crying

 

all day. I wish I could stop the crying but I feel so sorry for the families who lost loved ones. This is unbelievable. Something has to be done.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:17 PM

12. He's a very good man and I'm proud he's leading our nation through this

He didn't mince words.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:45 PM

13. How can we take the lessons learned today

And stop this from ever happening again?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:58 PM

14. "The tears are more powerful than his words"

I don't understand what you mean, but I'm very proud of this president!!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:47 AM

30. I don't understand, either.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:03 PM

15. Thank you, Mr. President.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:09 PM

16. Now I would like him to get angry and actually make changes happen regarding this.

I have long been sick of this protect your freedoms crap. These children and people have totally lost any ability to experience "freedom".

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Response to glinda (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:25 PM

18. +100

Yes, the "freedom" to be murdered in a movie, a shopping mall or a kindergarten.

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Response to glinda (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:35 PM

19. +1 gazillion

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:16 PM

17. Wow...

Got me choked up here too...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:53 PM

20. K & R nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:07 PM

22. I just got home and saw the news!

This is simply heartbreaking. Those poor children (babies actually).

The Presidents grief is deeply moving.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:55 PM

25. "Tough to watch" my lifelong friend posted on Facebook

I agree

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:36 PM

26. I love our President's obvious empathy so very much.

Republicans need to understand that quality instead of making it a slur.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:48 AM

27. He is a dad who is seriously concerned for his 2 daughters

I'm not a dad myself, but I would be worried too. It is so clear his daughters are precious to him and Michelle. A powerful moment.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:54 AM

28. Pres Obama's heart is being ripped

like all of ours.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:41 AM

29. I was driving to work...

when I heard the coverage. As the grandfather of elementary aged grand kids, I had a hard time keeping it together.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:19 AM

31. Thanks for posting this. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:54 AM

32. he may be the most exceptional normal person to ever be President.

For me he evokes Bobby's great Humanity.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:57 AM

33. Very well said. My thoughts too. eom

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Response to grantcart (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:42 AM

42. I agree 100%. He's a normal person who understands normal people.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:55 PM

34. It's not the empathy that will deliver us

it is the "ACTION". He must lead now, I agree with Bloomberg and others who have called for a national debate on the right to bear arms.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:52 PM

36. I'v had my differences with him, but President Obama is truy a kind, decent man

I can't imagine W (or God forbid, RMoney) shedding a tear in public over this tragedy. I truly hope something positive comes from this horrible event, but not getting my hopes up. Randi said on her show yesterday that these pigs in Congress took no action on guns after one of their one, Gabby Giffords, was shot, so don't expect anything from the majority of these bough-and-paid-for pieces of human garbage.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 06:11 PM

37. Fu*k*ng Major Garrett

Says the President cried because he's so stressed about being President and having to deal with so many things. Jerk Off

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 06:29 PM

38. Greatness

got us one great president. god to think how scared the last 100 days of GWB gave me.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:59 PM

39. Written remarks were twice as long...

could not get through without tears. Sad day, sad nation, sad world.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:40 AM

40. and still more full of power...

the missiles dropping from drones he authorized.
Where are his tears for those children?
Where are yours?

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Response to whoopingcrone (Reply #40)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 06:13 AM

41. Your timing sucks...

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Response to whoopingcrone (Reply #40)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:07 PM

43. I luv my prez but I wonder if

he shed tears when he gave the green light for the two Johns to roll the big bus over Suzie Rice? "This is a mans world....but it wouldn't be nothing, nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl."

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