Washington - President Barack Obama plans to travel to Newtown, Connecticut, on Sunday to meet with families of the victims of a Friday school shooting that was one of the deadliest such incidents in the nation´s history. The White House said in a statement Obama will speak at a 7 p.m. EST Sunday interfaith vigil for families of the victims and other students from Sandy Hook Elementary School, which was attacked on Friday by a heavily armed gunman. In his weekly radio and internet address earlier on Saturday, Obama said it was time to "take meaningful action to prevent
Comments: Will this interfere with Sunday night football, "60-Mintues"? Oh, the humanity. It´ll be interesting to see what "interfaith" is and what images are visible around 0bama.
No this is wrong. He needs to get his ugly mug and big ears out of these families time of mourning. This guy is a selfish, vain, media hungry pig. Man, for the 4th year in a row I am disgusted with my president.
I do think it is appropriate (even given the fact of a photo op). What is not appropriate is his entourage. Considering the circumstances of what these people have gone through, he should have the guts to go it alone. Take an example of Queen Elizabeth.
He has no business intruding on this town and its mourning families. As usual, everything is all about him. I hope I live long enough to see this evil loathesome vermin get his just desserts. Maybe one of those citizens of Newtown will have the guts to call him on his photo op and his phony tears.
This creep is a poseur and a fraud. Why in the world would anyone want BO at a family/community vigil of grief? He already wiped his fake tear for the camera, yesterday. He has no respect for anyone but himself. Hussein is absolutely disgusting!!
You know what, I think he is getting a little bit better at this President thing. I don´t know if it will last, but he shows signs of caring about something other than ideology. Maybe it´s just the shock of election season and it will wear off. But to be fair, I think he is getting slightly better and so is Michelle.
Don´t be ridiculous. EVERY President does this and the families always seem to appreciate that the President of the US, no matter who he is, honors their lost family member.
#5, there were 4 handguns and an assault rifle found in the school the State Police said today. I would call that ´heavily armed´. All victims were killed with the rifle and were each hit from 3-7 times the Medical Examiner said.
So does this mean Obozo will apologize for selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels that killed thousands of women,children and men with? Will Obozo then proceed to arrest himself for his crimes? If so then that would be a positive move in the right direction.
If God forbid I had my lost my child in this tragedy seeing Obama ´s self-absorbed egotistical smarmy face would be the most insulting repulsive thing I could imagine. Go find a photo op somewhere else. They don´t need to listen to some Marxist speech that will be ALL about YOU.
Yes, all Presidents do this. However, THIS President picks and chooses WHICH Americans, which state gets his attention. There is zippity-do-dah for a Marine, who is ALIVE and chained to his bed in a cell in a desperately dangerous Mexican prison this very minute. Funny how there is no human sympathy or help for a soldier who is being treated so shamefully by an "ally". Oh well, he will enjoy being amongst mostly Obama voters tomorrow.
Maybe he can sit around the table with the families, and show them the video of the drones bombing houses in afghanistan. That would be a hoot! If I thought for a second he was sincere, I wouldn´t feel like puking every time he is mentioned.
If Obama means to comfort the victims, there will be no cameras there. Somehow, I doubt that.
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The Helms Man, 12/16/2012 12:35:51 AM (No. 9068489)
We´ve got four more years of this nightmare, every oppertunity for the public to idolize him will be taken. The press will continue to fawn, they have no guilt, he is their messiah. Meanwhile, the country is near collapse, the debt has zoomed beyond repair. Our so called "leaders" are afraid to speak out, scared of being labeled racists. As the press continues to re-run his comments and say that he wept....all I saw was crocodile tears. As Sunny & Cher once sang, "And The Beat Goes On".
Every American knows Obama has been indoctrinated in the philosophy of "never let a crisis go to waste." Bill Clinton probably told him to get his rear end in front of the camera ASAP to take advantage of the massacre.
Clinton demonstrated the professional way while leaving the funeral of Ron Brown.
Note how Obama wipes a non-existent tear from the corner of his eye (as the teleprompter instructs), just as Bubba did when he spotted a camera.
I read the choppers were down there scanning the place today. Can you imagine the planes, cars, police escorts mucking up that quiet little town while people are grieving just for a photo op? It makes me sick.
He has no business going there just two days after the horrible shooting and grieving parents trying to get their arms around what they just lost.He´s only going there to exploit the tragedy to make a push for gun control,using poor dead kids as a prop.This is shameless beyond words.
The same people supposedly grieving over this from a distance also support abortion on demand and late term abortion.Abortion devalues human life and desensitizes people to the value of life.
Kids are shot all the time by drive by gangbangers and you don´t hear a peep from the left about it because it exposes the foolishness of banning handguns and people still getting them. Bloomberg blames other states for people in NYC for having guns.Nothing to do with the subculture.
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