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Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:03 PM

GOP senator: Obama reached out after shooting

Source: The Hill

Former President Barack Obama reached out across the aisle to Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) after the shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice, the senator said Wednesday.

Flake said Obama sent his "best wishes and prayers" for the victims, according to Politico. Flake was one of the GOP members practicing in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire, injuring five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).

"He went through this a couple of times," Flake told reporters.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/337837-flake-obama-reached-out-to-me-after-shooting



Obama again shows his greatness.

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Reply GOP senator: Obama reached out after shooting (Original post)
Julian Englis Jun 2017 OP
sandensea Jun 2017 #1
ailsagirl Jun 2017 #2
50 Shades Of Blue Jun 2017 #3
Stuart G Jun 2017 #4
Beacool Jun 2017 #5
ailsagirl Jun 2017 #6
SCVDem Jun 2017 #7
Dolly123Jimmy Jun 2017 #8
SCVDem Jun 2017 #10
calimary Jun 2017 #12
ProudProgressiveNow Jun 2017 #9
athena Jun 2017 #11
jazzcat23 Jun 2017 #13
Cha Jun 2017 #14
LiberalBrooke Jun 2017 #15
Fatemah2774 Jun 2017 #16
Paladin Jun 2017 #17
Gothmog Jun 2017 #18
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2017 #19

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:06 PM

1. Many GOP congresscritters, on the other hand, spent all of 2013 winking at Sandy Hook truthers.

As did Cheeto once or twice, as I recall.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:14 PM

2. Why am I not surprised??

Love that man, plain and simple

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:14 PM

3. Pure class!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:15 PM

4. Yes.!!!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:17 PM

5. That's because Obama is humane and has class.

Everything that Trump lacks.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:24 PM

6. That's for damn sure

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:27 PM

7. Can we elect him in 2020?

 

He will have had four years off.

Can we? I really miss him and his lack of idiotic superlatives!

He's the best, the greatest, the smartest and without him I am Sad. So sad.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 11:00 PM

8. No but we can elect

Mrs. Obama !!!

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Response to Dolly123Jimmy (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 11:39 PM

10. We can wish....

 

But that ain't happening.

Still sad.

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Response to Dolly123Jimmy (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:45 AM

12. Welcome to DU, Dolly123Jimmy!

Yeah, it'd be neat. Really neat! She's said repeatedly that she's not interested.

Cool thought, though!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 11:25 PM

9. K&R nt

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 11:46 PM

11. Did any of them reach out to Gabby Giffords in 2011?

Did any one of them apologize for their pro-gun stance?

No, they did the opposite:

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/14/what-happened-the-last-time-a-congress-member-was-shot-215263

"On Sunday, the day after Giffords was shot, it was already established that the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, had carried only one gun. The fact that he had fired 33 rounds provided the basis for what would come next. 'The only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly,' said Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). 'These high-capacity clips simply should not be on the market.'"

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"The response in the legislature in Giffords's home state was decidedly different. On the Monday after the shooting, a state senator pushed forward an already introduced bill to allow community college faculty members to carry concealed weapons on campus. To the senator, and his Republican colleagues, the logic behind the proposed law was as unassailable as Lautenberg's effort to legislate for a smaller clip. Loughner's community college professor had already told reporters that he'd been reluctant to face the whiteboard while Loughner was in his class, fearing that his student might shoot him while his back was turned."

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"That split between what members of both parties thought were reasonable reactions to Giffords's shooting extended to the floor of the House. On the Wednesday afterwards, as newly-elected Tea Party colleagues lined up to sign a condolences book that would soon be delivered to Giffords, they also explained why new gun-related legislation wasn't necessary at all. By then, reporters had discovered that Loughner had twice been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. That revelation broadened the conversation to include greater funding for mental health, another concept that was rejected by House Republicans. 'In California, we had a special income tax for mental health funding,' Representative John Campbell told a reporter from Slate. 'It's since been rescinded, since we ran out of money!'"

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Response to athena (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:50 AM

13. Obama is a man of class and intelligence,

I really, really miss that man! And the family. Did you all know that Obama's presidency was the only one in history without scandals? I just love that! No matter what they try to do to take away his legacy, it's too late and already in history books! With the possible exception of the south, they like to re-write history, and have been doing that for years already.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:44 AM

14. Mahalo President Obama for once again doing the

the best thing

Mahalo, JE

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:53 PM

15. Of course he did.

Obama has class and compassion.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 02:18 PM

16. That is the difference

Between Class and classless.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 02:22 PM

17. Such grace and class---once again wasted on the republicans. (nt)

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:20 PM

18. Yeah for President Obama

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:33 PM

19. Naturally. It's who he is.

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