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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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
The Obamas are off to Hawaii in a few days....till sometime in January.
I’m going to step out on a limb here.
Everything this man does or says, is suspect and fits a mold.
If he did have tears, they were tears of joy!
Never let a crisis or a tragedy, go to waste.
Fake president...fake tears.
how about a leader being strong, not crying if he was and I dybt he was.
How about a leader projecting a strong view and not crying.
I swear this man and his circle will stoop to anything to get teir way.
How many sheep now will lap this up and make it about obama, and how he cares about others,
off to puke
No tears for the hundred of Mexicans killed with his gun running operation Fast and Furious.
A partial birth abortion enthusiast doesnt give a shiite about murdered kids. How could he? He ran on wanting partial birth abortion for his kids!
Or perhaps all that "pausing" was him biting his tongue so fiercely it made him "cry".....aka, tear up.
What an evil poser that b@st@rd is.
Most everyone I’ve ever seen have a truly heartfelt cry have reddened eyes. He did not. So I call b.s. those were fake!
“Re watch the video. He used used his middle finger when he used the word America.”
He’s used the middle finger when he talks about opponents, America, and conservative issues. I first noticed it when he was either campaining in 2008, or after he was elected then. Many times he smiles after he does it.
I thought that perhaps he just uses the middle finger all the time, but watch.... he doesn’t. He uses it only at particular times.