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Tapper to Obama on newly-found gun control advocacy: 'Where have you been?' (Video)
The Daily Caller ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 12/19/2012 10:47:00 AM PST by Rufus2007

ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper asked President Barack Obama Wednesday why the president’s plea for action on gun issues has come so late in his first term and only after last week’s tragic incident at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Obama was holding a noon press conference to announce the creation of a Vice President Joe Biden-led task force to craft new administration gun control policy.

“It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008 in your first term and 2012 not to talk about gun violence,” Tapper said during the noon White House press conference. “You had your position on renewing the ban on semi-automatic rifles that then-Sen. Biden put into place, but you didn’t do much about it. This is not the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. Where have you been?”

Obama responded sharply, insisting that he’d been too busy “be[ing] president” to focus on his gun control platform.

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KEYWORDS: bho44; borderviolence; chicagoshootings; fastandfurious; forthood; guncontrol; mediabias; secondamendment
A rare moment of journalism coming out of the White House briefing room...

Someone is getting coal in their stocking.

1 posted on 12/19/2012 10:47:07 AM PST by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

“””Obama responded sharply, insisting that he’d been too busy “be[ing] president” to focus on his gun control platform.”””

Funny stuff. The election is over, time to go full dictator.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 10:49:08 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Rufus2007

Obama is for getting “Military style weapons” off the streets yet his OWN Administration gave guns to drug cartels who ended up murdering hundreds of people..Hey Obama, maybe you should look in the mirror, you have more blood on your hands than any mass murderer ever could


3 posted on 12/19/2012 10:49:57 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Rufus2007

My take on this is that if he were serious about gun-control - in making a real difference and substantively TAKING guns away from law-abiding citizens, he would have put someone who actually had a functioning brain in charge of the “gun-question forum” he’s tapped Plugs Biden on heading.

He would actually detour his financial tax tyranny into taking guns? Where does this get him the money he needs to sustain the leeches who put him where he is? Free publicity and good feelings. He isn’t running for President any more. His ideology is one of redistribution, and he can’t get that diverting national attention to a fight that may well end up in a guaranteed civil war if they try to go too far.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 10:51:53 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Rufus2007
...Obama responded sharply...

It was the only time during the Q&A that he seemed focused.

5 posted on 12/19/2012 10:54:38 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Gaffer; All
he would have put someone who actually had a functioning brain in charge of the “gun-question forum” he’s tapped Plugs Biden on heading. my thinking on this is they already know what they are going to do. Remember they hoped Fast N Furious was going to achieve what that shooting did Friday.
6 posted on 12/19/2012 11:03:41 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Tapper seems a slow learner...Barry’s first foray into ‘gun control’ was an ‘under the covers’ op. F&F was first and foremost a manufactured ‘crisis’ to ram thru more gun laws. Sadly, for Barry, he got caught red handed which stopped the music. Good old Adam did what all the scheming goofs in DC couldn’t.

An interesting side note: According to Vicker’s ATF source the DOJ was talking w/ the ATF about EOing ‘assault rifles’ into NFA weapons weeks before Adam popped up on the radar. Seems Barry was lining up his dictatorial ducks for some reason. Was he planning on a crisis or did Adam do him a favor? Hmmmm....


7 posted on 12/19/2012 11:08:10 AM PST by 556x45
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To: Rufus2007
“Well, here’s where I’ve been, Jake,” Obama replied. “I’ve been president of the United States dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. I don’t think I’ve been on vacation. And so, you know, I think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize what we do here in Washington.”

On the other hand, we know he hasn't been attending very many security briefings.

What a stone cold putz this guy is.

8 posted on 12/19/2012 11:09:53 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Rufus2007
The 2014 elections matter more than the 2012 elections did, as recent events show.

I thought there was an outside shot that he would issue an executive order and move for confiscation - but he is instead pressuring Congress.

If Boehner gives an inch on this nonsense he needs to get primaried.

9 posted on 12/19/2012 11:10:49 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Rufus2007
He was waiting for his Overton Window opportunity.
10 posted on 12/19/2012 11:21:10 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Rufus2007

“I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.”
Say what?
That’s not what the AF One flight plans would reflect!


11 posted on 12/19/2012 11:21:52 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: skeeter
“Well, here’s where I’ve been, Jake,” Obama replied. “I’ve been president of the United States dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. I don’t think I’ve been on vacation. And so, you know, I think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize what we do here in Washington.”

He left out 100+ rounds of golf and non-stop fundraising for nearly two years.

12 posted on 12/19/2012 11:22:59 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Rufus2007

well, at least the question was about the president’s favorite subject; himself.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 11:32:33 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Fireone
“I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.”

Freaking delusional, he is.

14 posted on 12/19/2012 11:33:47 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Rufus2007

Obama is just taking advantage of the moment. I’m devastated by the death of these children, but I’m not using it as an opportunity to get more gun control laws.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 11:38:16 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: shelterguy

Obama’s concept of “being President” is making speeches and showing up on stupid television shows.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 11:39:39 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Rufus2007
Assault weapons definition: all firearms.

I think that the crisis that the "progressives" can't afford to overlook -- and one that Lincoln talked about in 1854 -- is here. Abe will explain from "the other side."

If you could first know where you are and whither you are tending, you could better judge what to do and how to do it. You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.

The question today is either the opponents of statism will arrest the further spread of it and place it on course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become permanent.

Have you no tendency to the latter condition?

Let anyone who doubts carefully contemplate that now almost complete legal combination — piece of machinery, so to speak — compounded of the Republican Party hands-across-the-aisle doctrine and the dreadful actions among statism's chief architects.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 11:41:27 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.”

No, the vacation’s coming up. Three weeks in Hawaii while nothing gets done on the “fiscal cliff”.

I can’t wait until these four years are up, and Obama gets a job.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 11:42:06 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: ColdOne
my thinking on this is they already know what they are going to do

Precisely. They've had a plan of action packaged, ready to go from day one. They've just been waiting for the moment when maximum useful crisis would be available with an election not in the immediate offing.

19 posted on 12/19/2012 12:03:57 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Rufus2007
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20 posted on 12/19/2012 12:07:47 PM PST by jimsin
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To: Rufus2007

Well... don’t forget Tapper is merely lecturing Obama for being insufficiently far-left liberal enough on gun control.

This wasn’t journalism, but a locker room pep talk during halftime.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 1:18:08 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Rufus2007
Tapper to Obama on newly-found gun control advocacy: 'Where have you been?' (Video)

Being literate, I don't do videos, but I am very familiar with the ignorance tsunami as the result of the CT mass killings.

All I can say in reaction to this thread is...

Mr. Tapper, where have YOU been?
Until you can formulate a cogent response to the following established and known facts and statistics, please just STFU!

Gun Facts

22 posted on 12/19/2012 2:14:39 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: Rufus2007

Double Tapper.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 4:06:42 PM PST by crosshairs (It's all about good vs evil. In the end, evil is destroyed.)
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To: Rufus2007

Was Obama fast and furious in his response?


24 posted on 12/19/2012 4:36:03 PM PST by Oratam
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To: Gaffer

Have read many different ideas on where exactly the president is headed with this. You’ve come closest to being right I think.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 4:48:07 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I trust the irony is lost on no one that the person with the most questionable background, who gave automatic weapons to narco-terrorists and most likely al qaeda, who have the chutzpah to open his yap about this. When will someone have the chutzpah to bring that up with him?
26 posted on 01/07/2013 11:24:57 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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