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"His Gettyburg address": Obama Biographer Maraniss on Newtown Speech
Twitter ^ | Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Dave Maraniss

Posted on 12/16/2012 7:33:18 PM PST by kristinn

There were so many levels to President Obama's speech: philosophical, sorrowful determined universal, simple, beautiful...

People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown...his Gettysburg address...


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The media is swooning over Obama's speech tonight. This is the most over the top response of many.
1 posted on 12/16/2012 7:33:27 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Probably more accurate to call him Barry’s hagiographer.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 7:34:49 PM PST by DManA
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To: kristinn

3 posted on 12/16/2012 7:36:03 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

I did not listen to obumbler’s remarks tonight, but I suspect that the ony thing it will ever have in common with the Gettysburg Adress is that generations of school kids will be required to memorize it.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 7:37:06 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kristinn

No references to “typical white people” (like his grandmother) or talk of “punishing his enemies” or “getting revenge”? A new, kinder and gentler Hussein? Really?


5 posted on 12/16/2012 7:37:35 PM PST by Spok
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To: kristinn

An impingement in Sunday Night Football is unforgivable.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 7:37:39 PM PST by doc maverick
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To: DManA

Did he wipe away a non-existent tear this time?


7 posted on 12/16/2012 7:38:39 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: kristinn

Did Lincoln have a teleprompter?


8 posted on 12/16/2012 7:39:07 PM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: kristinn

I guess that means there is a great civil war going on. To determine whether or not this country can survive.

I am not sure how it turns out this time.

Gun control is not slavery.


9 posted on 12/16/2012 7:40:02 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: kristinn

Hey Moron-iss, wipe your chin...you didn’t swallow everything.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 7:40:02 PM PST by twister881
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To: kristinn

0bama’s speech was the usual politi-sermon, done in true narcissistic fashion; Hitler without the mustache.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 7:40:25 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: kristinn

Good grief,this guy needs to wipe his chin.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 7:40:35 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: kristinn

No reference to the attrocities commited by his cousin Odinga in Kenya ?


13 posted on 12/16/2012 7:40:35 PM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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To: yarddog

No. It was his self righteous, “I DARE you to oppose me” look.


14 posted on 12/16/2012 7:41:07 PM PST by DManA
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To: kristinn

Gee, I remember when they said the exact same thing about Hussein’s speech throwing Rev. Wright under the bus. So much facile eloquence!


15 posted on 12/16/2012 7:43:34 PM PST by Argus
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To: Vermont Lt

But guns are our ruby slippers.

0bama might as well say, “These things must be done delicately.”


16 posted on 12/16/2012 7:44:25 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kristinn

So now it’s Abe the Kenyan I guess


17 posted on 12/16/2012 7:45:02 PM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Farmer Dean

GMTA—posted 33 seconds apart.


19 posted on 12/16/2012 7:45:02 PM PST by twister881
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Gettysburg? No. Marc Antony, “Julius Caesar.” Act II, Sc. iii, IIRC.

This is 0bama’s “Bitter Clinger” sentence made into an entire speech.


20 posted on 12/16/2012 7:46:45 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kristinn

The stilted, disjointed, rhetoric was bad enough. However, the disingenuous body language and thinly veiled threats couched in cheap lawyerly ambiguity made this one strong argument for a two statements that should be taught in every school.

“An armed people is a free people.” and “A just government trusts it’s people rather than tries to control them.”


21 posted on 12/16/2012 7:46:53 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: kristinn

What a bloody hypocrite Obama is. His presence demeaned those poor people. He’s a fake, phony fraud.


22 posted on 12/16/2012 7:47:07 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: kristinn

Maraniss used to sing hymms to Slick Willie and his wife all the time too. I can see where he’d be praising Barry’s anti-Bill of Rights speech as being similar to the Gettysburg Address.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 7:47:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: kristinn

Abe Bama is of the people, by the people, and for the people.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 7:48:10 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: kristinn

I think every male supporter of Bath House Barry - especially the journ-O-listers - are latent homosexuals.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 7:48:43 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: combat_boots

Oops. Act III, Sc. ii


26 posted on 12/16/2012 7:49:21 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kristinn

The SCoaMF spoke tonight?

Who knew ...

Def: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=SCoaMF


27 posted on 12/16/2012 7:49:34 PM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: kristinn

Let no one forget that the Obama administration purposely gave guns to drug cartels hoping they would be used to commit murder for the purpose of promoting gun control.


28 posted on 12/16/2012 7:49:52 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: kristinn

Back just after Columbine, my daughter graduated from the U of Ark. At the ceremony our former senator (Dale Bumpers)gave the most downer speech I and others have ever heard. One of the graduating students later said of the speech...”Well, I guess we all might as well kill ourselves.”.

As the program started Bumpers walked along with the rest of the staff. Knowing he was also anti-gun I had an itch to stick out my foot and trip him as I was in reach.

After his downer speech I wish I had.


29 posted on 12/16/2012 7:51:17 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: kristinn

My gosh, Gettysburg was during the Civil War, a tradgedy of epic proportions. Conn. is a very sad event,

Is Marannis ignorant of history, or a partisan fool?


30 posted on 12/16/2012 7:51:17 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: twister881

Well, I’m pretty upset now. There was no “barf alert” disclaimer in the heading. For a second I really believed this might have been something I missed. Not. Glad I wasn’t watching the game only to be interrupted by the bufoon in chief.
None are so blind as those that will not see.
Even in grief, I would have declined the offer to see this charlatan poc.

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


31 posted on 12/16/2012 7:51:26 PM PST by rktman
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To: kristinn

Act 12:22 And the people gave a shout, [saying, It is] the voice of a god, and not of a man.


32 posted on 12/16/2012 7:54:52 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: kristinn

‘Twitter’ should be re-named ‘Barfer’ for Barf-Tweets like that....


33 posted on 12/16/2012 7:55:25 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: rktman

If I were a fan of football, which I am not, I could forgive them for the HEIDI interruption 44 years ago, but not the Obama interruption.


34 posted on 12/16/2012 7:58:12 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Let no one forget that the Obama administration purposely gave guns to drug cartels hoping they would be used to commit murder for the purpose of promoting gun control.

needed some emphasis
35 posted on 12/16/2012 7:59:25 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Marannis is another idolator.


36 posted on 12/16/2012 7:59:53 PM PST by Ray76
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To: kristinn

The guy who wrote it probably feels very good right now.

Gotta give credit where credit is due- Obama did not choke any of the times he said “God”.


37 posted on 12/16/2012 8:00:16 PM PST by DBrow
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To: kristinn

LOL- i looked over that dopes tweets...talk about infatuation- this guy does not even try to hide his left wing bias...

i read his biography on Vince Lombardi- When Pride Still Mattered...historically it was pretty good but what was annoying as all hell was Maraniass would end every chapter with his opinion of what was happening as though the reader could not think for themselves- then again hanging around liberals all his life i could understand why he felt that need...


38 posted on 12/16/2012 8:03:30 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: kristinn

Transcript of speech?


39 posted on 12/16/2012 8:07:33 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: kristinn

It was nothing more than a cynical political demagoguery of gun control. He danced in the blood of little children and dared anyone to defy him on his agenda.


40 posted on 12/16/2012 8:09:48 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: kristinn
This Newtown resident could not be bothered to go to high school of his offspring to hear Soetoro read from his teleprompters.

We are not a photo opportunity or pawns for Mordor's agenda.

41 posted on 12/16/2012 8:13:15 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DBrow

I’m pretty sure Lincoln wrote his own Gettysburg address. We have no idea who wrote Obama’s “Gettysburg Address”.

But I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Obama.


42 posted on 12/16/2012 8:15:14 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: kristinn

Where is the projectile vomit alert?


43 posted on 12/16/2012 8:15:22 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: kristinn

All those poor dead children>>>

For DemonCrats they are just grist for the mill. “Never let a crisis go to waste”


44 posted on 12/16/2012 8:17:25 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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Transcript of speech?

Please, no. Have mercy on your fellow Freepers at Christmastime. I beg of you.

45 posted on 12/16/2012 8:18:27 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DTogo

He was very passionate and articulate about his “feeling their pain” when he visited Hurricane Sandy victims, but that didn’t work out so well for them after the cameras were turned off.


46 posted on 12/16/2012 8:19:30 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: doc maverick
An impingement in Sunday Night Football is unforgivable.

Agreed. Fortunately, there's cable for me so I was able to switch over to CNBC to continue watching SNF.

47 posted on 12/16/2012 8:19:34 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: kristinn

“People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown”

I’m sure the media will try its best to force it down our throats as much as possible.


48 posted on 12/16/2012 8:21:00 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Transcript of speech: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obamas-speech-at-prayer-vigil-for-newtown-shooting-victims-full-transcript/2012/12/16/f764bf8a-47dd-11e2-ad54-580638ede391_story.html

Summary lines: “Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom? ... If there’s even one step we can take to save another child ... then surely we have an obligation to try.”
Of course, arming teachers won’t be considered, now matter how consistent it is with our Constitution, nor how effective when tried.


49 posted on 12/16/2012 8:22:47 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: yarddog
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50 posted on 12/16/2012 8:23:34 PM PST by baddog 219
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