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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:13 PM

President Obama Speaks at Newtown Vigil - 'We Can't Tolerate This Anymore'

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NPR BREAKING NEWS:

At Newtown Memorial, Obama Pledges Action

"We can't tolerate this any more. These tragedies must end, and to end them we must change," the president said at a memorial service for the victims of Friday's mass shooting in Connecticut. He pledged to use "whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens ... in an effort to prevent more tragedies like this."

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Reply President Obama Speaks at Newtown Vigil - 'We Can't Tolerate This Anymore' (Original post)
Hissyspit Dec 2012 OP
humbled_opinion Dec 2012 #1
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #4
Indykatie Dec 2012 #5
humbled_opinion Dec 2012 #8
trumad Dec 2012 #6
madrchsod Dec 2012 #13
mac56 Dec 2012 #18
ReRe Dec 2012 #20
6502 Dec 2012 #36
6502 Dec 2012 #39
6502 Dec 2012 #41
6502 Dec 2012 #42
6502 Dec 2012 #40
6502 Dec 2012 #43
6502 Dec 2012 #37
6502 Dec 2012 #38
hatrack Dec 2012 #7
Cha Dec 2012 #2
rateyes Dec 2012 #3
humbled_opinion Dec 2012 #11
Cha Dec 2012 #28
dickthegrouch Dec 2012 #33
madrchsod Dec 2012 #14
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #21
rateyes Dec 2012 #31
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #44
xfundy Dec 2012 #9
George II Dec 2012 #22
Voice for Peace Dec 2012 #23
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2012 #10
humbled_opinion Dec 2012 #12
geckosfeet Dec 2012 #15
freshwest Dec 2012 #16
AllyCat Dec 2012 #17
RC Dec 2012 #19
blaze Dec 2012 #24
yends21012 Dec 2012 #30
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #25
sasha031 Dec 2012 #26
outsideworld Dec 2012 #27
Eric the Reddish Dec 2012 #29
AndySipowicz Dec 2012 #32
Stuart G Dec 2012 #34
6502 Dec 2012 #35

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:33 PM

4. Do you have any common sense whatsoever?

It was a eulogy, not a policy speech. Sheesh.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:37 PM

5. Well Put BG - Hard to Believe Anyone Expected Details for Change in the Speech

I am among the surprised that he even broached the topic of change being needed at the service though I firmly believe he is committed to effecting some change in policy following this tragedy,

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:57 PM

8. Well Damn..

Sorry I only meant that because many of us here are talking specifics that must have clouded my judgement, so I will look forward to a policy speech about the subject.

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:39 PM

6. jesus Im reading some dumb ass shit on DU tonight.

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Response to trumad (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:19 PM

13. yup

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Response to trumad (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:04 PM

18. this

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Response to trumad (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:20 PM

20. Tell me about it.

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Response to trumad (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:46 PM

38. => Well, maybe we can do...

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something about that...

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:43 PM

7. "And that's why my five-point plan will enable Congress, through its legislative power . . .

Yeah, he's going to deliver that at a memorial service.

Sheesh.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:27 PM

2. Thanks Hissyspit~

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:32 PM

3. best words he has ever spoken

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Response to rateyes (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:08 PM

11. Just words...

Obviously I get it now that he shouldn't be specific at a memorial service, my mind was clouded initially due to all the forum talk about specifics on how to stop this violence..... but in the end, it is he who will have to initiate and lead this change, when I see people on this forum that support gun rights some as strongly as if they were part of the NRA it dims my hope that anything will be done, but if nothing gets done now than I think I can safely say nothing will ever get done and I will consider it a direct failure of President Obama to lead on the issue. If we fail from the same old talking points like "guns don't kill people", "Guns are not easy to access", and of course the loathesome "If only more people had guns, they could shoot back" crap that the rightwing and NRA lobbyists are going to throw at us than I say it is dis-service to those that gave their lives to teach us these lessons.... How many more must die?

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:04 AM

28. They were Comforting WORDS to Grieving Parents, Family, and

Friends and a Grieving Nation.

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:19 PM

33. He CAN'T do it alone

He needs OUR assistance to achieve any change in policy. WE must stand strong with him.

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Response to rateyes (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:20 PM

14. i agree....

for all the children across america enough is enough...

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Response to rateyes (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:42 PM

21. +1000

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:05 AM

31. ...

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Response to rateyes (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:18 AM

44. MC RE

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:00 PM

9. Very bad sound guy.

Screwing it up on purpose?

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Response to xfundy (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:07 AM

22. It was a small town high school auditorium thrown into this overnight...

........not some slick network studio.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:04 PM

10. Watch closely. When he talks about action, he is PISSED.

I am too. The opposition to doing SOMETHING about guns is an outrage.

Despite the rhetoric it might surprise America to find out that not EVERYONE in America has a gun. There are whole communities where there are no guns at all. It's just that those who DO have guns sometimes have TONS of them which skews the stats.

As a matter of fact, I'll BET that after this happened the usual faces showed up at their local gun store to make yet another purchase. Even buying duplicates of guns they already have in a panic that they wont be able to get them. Then there are those buying them pre-ban to make a fortune re-selling them post-ban.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:13 PM

12. We need a campaign

We need a Ribbon and a bracelet .. ."END GUN VIOLENCE NOW"!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:25 PM

15. Thank you Mr.President.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:31 PM

16. Thanks for posting it. Very clear.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:51 PM

17. "Are we willing to say...

...the violence visited on our children year after year is the price of our freedom?"

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:19 PM

19. Hang on to that thought.

 

I may prove useful as come back to the gun nutz.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:01 AM

24. Dammit

I lost it at the end when he read the names of the kids.

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Response to blaze (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:50 AM

30. Me too

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:51 AM

25. In my lifetime, I don't think I have ever heard such a moving speech from any president.

It was a call to action in the form of a prayer.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:04 AM

26. We Can't Tolerate This Anymore" Thanks Hissyspit

I hope we do something as a nation and can have an intelligent dialog about this....


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:21 AM

27. Amazing speech

I kept saying , wow he just went there

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:37 AM

29. Fantastic Speech

 

Thank you for posting, HS!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:34 PM

32. re

Aside from tighter gun laws, maybe placing a trained, armed security officer in schools would help.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:12 PM

34. k and r

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