Skip to comments.US President Obama Cries Over School Shooting
Posted on 12/14/2012 2:51:28 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
US President Barack Obama wept as he addressed the nation in the aftermath of the school shootings in Connecticut.
Mr Obama paused repeatedly as he struggled to keep his composure while speaking of the children who had been killed and the milestones in their lives they would never have - birthdays, graduations, weddings.
"Our hearts are broken today," he said, at times using a finger to wipe tears at the corners of his eyes.
Mr Obama said he had reacted to news of the elementary school shooting first as a parent.
He added that he and First Lady Michelle would do what any other parent in America would do - "hug our children a little tighter".
"There is not a parent in America who does not feel the same overwhelming grief I do," he said.
Mr Obama called for "meaningful action" regardless of politics.
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Mr Obama paused repeatedly as he struggled to keep his composure
I struggled to keep my composure when he was elected...
He is a fraud. He has killed more kids with his votes than all school shooters combined. And all the victims of his legislation won’t have birthdays either. Why no tears for them?
Is he flying off to Las Vegas again?
I saw him motion like he was wiping away a tear but I never saw any tears. Also, I found it interesting that when he scratches his face while talking about an opponent he uses his middle finger but when pretending to wipe away a tear he uses his index finger. Wouldn’t he use the same finger each time?
His crying for the loss of these children is like Clinton crying at the funeral of Ron Brown.
Being defensless is not morally superior, those who advocate for others to be defenseless are evil, you know like Hitler, Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot, Mugabe.
fake tears. I have seen that photo and no tears. Sorry.
Someone on another thread has already pointed out that Zero wiped the outside corners of his eyes, and the tear ducts are on the inside corners. But we already knew he is a fake.
This was in a wealthy area; I don’t believe for a minute that Obama cares a whit about these wealthy white children.
AS the left prepares its assault on gun rights, we need to prepare an assault on public schools. They obviously can’t provide the safety necessary...
I’m sure they were fake tears. Sociopaths don’t feel the pain of others. They are only capable of inflicting it.
IMO Obama shows all the classic signs of narcissistic sociopathy.
The tears were intended to garner sympathy FOR him. Classic manipulative narcissistic behavior.
I would believe GWB’s tears. I would even believe Bill Clinton’s tears. But I don’t buy tears from Obama. Not for a second.
DOES HE CRY WHEN THOSE IN CHICAGO ARE KILLED?
Same people “crying” now have been crying about the Syrian gooberment “killing its own” citizens for weeks now. Hello, that is why we have a 2A so we don’t have to wait for a cynical bunch of Ivy League crackheads to send us weapons.
Crockodile tears from that hypocrite.
He thought the Ayers bombings were OK
“All that tax money they could have paid... All the debt they could have assumed... (sob)”
I could really give a poop how he's affected.
I say disarm 'rats.
“NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE.”
As was pointed out by another FReeper, Mr. Intellectual Giant was wiping imaginary tears from the outside of his eyes when tear ducts are located on the side closest to the nose.
I thought Obama would be happy, most of the victims where white...
It doesn’t look like a hotbed of Dems (except of course for all of the government workers milling about). This looks like an area where a lot of people are going to see their income taxes climb under Obama (and unlike Hollywood people, they can’t afford those increases while maintaining their standard of living).
If it was in one of CT’s food deserts I’d agree.
There is no other word...You're a Hypocrite!!
My prayers for all.
He probably pulled out a nose hair,,,, like Kelly did to Bud! That’ll bring a tear to your eye! Try it!
As Rahm said, a crisis give you the chance to do things you normaly wouldn’t be able to do.
It’s called manipulation.
There it is, right there. He wants to collect all guns.
Obama was crying because he couldn’t believe the opportunity he was given to enact gun control legislation. Let no crisis go waste.
Exactly. Cries on cue. That’s about as sincere as a socialist can get.
I will give him a bit of slack on this, but not much. Previously he described children as “burdens.” He is doing the correct thing today as president in a national tragedy, but it is also an issue he will exploit for more power.
Did y’all hear all the camera’s start clicking when he pretended to cry? The lefty media is going to have a field day with this!
Nope. Unless it was Whitey doing the killing.
Leftists are hypocrites. Every month in Chicago there are more young blacks killed than there were today in Newton.
Where’s the outrage? Where’s the call to ban guns? Ooops, that’s right. Guns are already banned in Bammie-ville.
what utter crap, never let a crisis go to waste and we’ll have idiots thinking obama cares about them as if they were his kids.
Zero is going to ban the AR-15, on line ammo, gun shows, and magazines. This will be his pretext for an emergency EO.
It is interesting, than even as he paused, his voice never cracked or even showed signs of sadness. Plus, no matter how hard I tried, I could not find the invisible tears that he was wiping off his eyes and face.
“he uses his middle finger”
Someone should write a book on the subject, `The Rhetoric of Zero’s Body Language’ ....
The way I see it, he doesn’t want to flip-off people that he’s not trying to subliminally insult; here he is trying to persuade them with synthetic sorrow.
He reminds me of the Walrus in `Alice in Wonderland,’ weeping copious tears over the oysters as he selects, shucks and swallows them.
Why would someone actually shoot the bird when he knows he’s being recorded? Because he can say, “That’s just me, an international man of mystery.”
He’s a slick fraud but if he tries to mau mau this horrible tragedy against the 2nd Amend, that ain’t gonna work.
Does he cry for those innocents that are discarded with abortions? Of course we well know how much he stands for those children who actually survive abortions.
Hussein doesn’t care one bit that 20 small children died. I don’t believe that. He wants gun control, always has, but he cared that 20 small children died.
People in Conn. are liberals, so they don’t care that 20 small children died. I don’t believe that - they care that those little children died.
cripes! Even FoxNews is saying he was “visibly tearful” :(
I’ve seen you mention this a couple of times now about public schools.
This was not about public schools this is about a kid which had some big issues, and killed many today.
This is about a generation which has bene raised in namby pamby land which have not been prepped for the real world, this is about parents not doing their job, this is not about an assault from the right to go after public schools.
these kids would not have been safer in a mall, a park so lets not put out your agenda on this hey
There is not a parent in America who does not feel the same overwhelming grief I do,” he said.
Mr Obama called for “meaningful action” regardless of politics.
“Mr Obama said he had reacted to news of the elementary school shooting first as a parent.”
Your kids have armed guards. I’m sure you can totally relate.
Obama is grinning and high-fivin in.the WH tonight.
He’ll be tap dancing on these little coffins for 3 months
Apparently, America’s liberal journalists think the American people are more interested in knowing what went on in Barack Obama’s tearducts today than in what happened in a school where 27 of their fellow Americans, including children, were massacred.
Re watch the video. He used used his middle finger when he used the word America.
“This was not about public schools this is about a kid which had some big issues, and killed many today.”
This was as much about public schools as it is about the right to own a firearm (which is already being targeted by the left). People griped when the government paid the 9/11 victims (rather than have them sue the private-sector airlines out of business); I guess in that case the government bore some responsibility for failing to enforce immigration laws. In a case like this, the government is the “company”.
I used the public school issue to detract from their gun-control jihad.
These innocent children were victims of a homicidal maniac.
Anything Obama has to say would only make it worse—he is not a likeable person, and is not capable of doing anything positive in regard to this tragedy.
Unless he just bows out and allows the families and communities to heal.
did he cry for the navy seals in Libya, no he went to sleep and then to Vegas, did he cry for the Chicago kids, the military, FT Hood, border agent, how about 9/11 with 3,000 killed, \
did he hell and the left/media yet again plays this about him to bump the nmbers up and take off the table the spending, Libya etc