Skip to comments.Obama: Senators decided protecting kids 'wasn't worth it'
Posted on 04/18/2013 4:00:55 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
WASHINGTON --A visibly infuriated President Barack Obama surrounded himself with tear-stained parents of Connecticut school shooting victims Wednesday after the Senate voted down a measure designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and declared it a "pretty shameful day for Washington."
He said a minority of senators decided "it wasn't worth it" to protect the nation's children.
The Senate, which is controlled by the president's own party, handed him a stinging first defeat for his second term by voting down a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks for gun buyers.
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And people wonder why nothing much gets accomplished these days in Congress or the Senate.
If it had been a minority, the bill would have passed.
He’ll stamp his widdle foot and be vewy angwy!
The GOP needs to play the Dem meme game. The meme for this one (and the rest) is ‘Obama lacks leadership skills. He wants wants wants but he has no idea how to convince others.’
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We need about a two year break from "lawmaking" and emphasis on "law repealing".
The Senate actually made the decision to abandon the notion of protecting children when they walked away from pursuing Administration gun-running in Fast and Furious. If they won’t act on the Administration illegally selling guns to known criminals and foreign agents why should they act to create new laws to restrict the law-abiding citizen...
Those CT parents that were stupid (or malicious) enough to be used as props by The Kenyan Pirate should realize many of the people opposing them so much do so out of love of their own children.
Dupes of Satan.
Must be nice to work in an office building protected by armed guards.
Must be nice to have a personal detail armed with weapons the masses are forbidden to have.
Must be nice to travel with an armed entourage everywhere you go.
If he cared about the kids, he wouldn’t be trying to spy upon and disarm law-abiding citizens, but rather seeking to provide them with armed security like he and the other branches of gummint enjoy.
Mexican children don’t count, and from Obama’s treatment of Chicago vs. Newtown apparently black children don’t either.
Darn those pesky ‘bitter clingers’. Oh well, King Putt still has his weekly Golf game to fall back on in this, his time of defeat.
And 0 decided that exploiting died children and their grieving families was.
You missed the point hussein. The Senate decided that protecting kids’ freedoms from the likes of you is very much worth it.
Dictator unhappy. Watch your back....
I guess to Obama, 90% of Republicans don't count as people.
Barry’s temper tantrum is likely to hurt him more than he knows.
Key demonRATS already seem to be abandoning 0bamao-care as a looming debacle.
After all, he doesn’t need to be re-elected, but they do.
Just a damn shame that far too many sheeple don't see it. For all his faults, I can't imagine Romney acting anything like that.
“O” asked Liberal Congressmen to gamble their careers for him and they weren’t having it!
This MFs only skill is fomenting unrest.
I bet he could change a flat tire.
Does he realize the world is watching? It sounds like a fight at the kitchen table.
If the goal is to protect kids, then let’s start with backyard swimming pools, small toys with removable parts, the dreaded automobile, medical malpractice, and stupid parents, each of which kill far more kids each year than firearms.
I love it when he has one of his hissy fits because then the mask comes off, he is an adolescent in a big person body.
Where is the compromise Mr. IWON? There is none. Sorry, you raised on your kings full into someone with aces full and got beat down. So, he slams the cards against the wall, throws his chips across the table but like some tin horn card player of days of yore is probably reaching under the table for his six shooter or knife all the while saying the other guy out cheated him. This is when he is most dangerous because he is blinded by rage and will reach out to vanquish those who won. First off, he will have Dingy Harry end run any of the dem senators who put their personal agenda’s over the IWON’s. He will continue to castigate the GOP across the board, even those panty waisters who voted with him on this one. Hopefully he will make enough enemies to cut his nose off to spite his face.
And the writer who typed this drivel must have had a tear-stained keyboard.
"a measure to keep guns out of the hands of criminals" B-fricking-S.
Crazies, illegal immigrants, and Muzzies running around committing all manner of mayhem who have their rights protected by PC and all the Dems can do is dream up ways to take rights away from rational, law-abiding, legal citizens.
Tear-stained parents?!? Good grief!
Hey Odumbo, that gun control thing has really worked well in your hometown of Chicago hasn’t it. Why don’t you go back there and walk the streets since their strict gun control has been so effective. HA! All they have done there has been to take away the right of law abiding citizens to protect themselves. Oh sorry, I forgot, the police will protect the people!
The next SOTU address is nearly a year away. The Supreme Court got berated for going against the won. I wonder if he will dare to berate the Senate (and the American people) at the next SOTU. What an @$$.
Amen to that!
Pretty much everything we have done to the Constitution has been a blunder or a cluster-f*ck.
OK, we can keep women suffrage.
Didn’t a mother recently protect her children from an armed intruder by shooting him with a GUN?
If this had anything to do with protecting children, outdoor swimming pools would be banned immediately.
Major victory for the majority of Americans who believed this overreaching bill would have accomplished nothing to prevent Newtown.
Does Obama keep those parents in a White House closet where he can bring them out every time he wants to push his gun grabbing agenda?
Remember, when informed of the boston bombing, Barky was conducting a teleconference about gun control. This was at the top of his agenda and he was applying maximum pressure on those who may vote against him. One of the people on the line I am sure was Dingy Harry as they spoke of how to push it through. Plus they had all the Bloomberg money to help and probably doomberg was on the line with them all set with a cresendo of favorable media coverage to apply maximum pressure. The bombing may have taken some of the wind out of his sails and the info coming forth about the immigration bill did not aid his eminence’s proposal either even with him putting his personal imperator on it. He did get a majority of the votes needed but could not get enough to bring it to the floor and that must have really erked him. Let’s see, Collins, McLame, and two other turncoats voted with him so they must face the wrath of us who wish them be gone.
Obama exploited the Newtown shootings and the victims for political reasons from the start. “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. He never cared about the dead children and teachers or their families. But he paraded them in front of the TV cameras and used them as props to gain his own political goals, to demonize and publicly shame the GOP for not voting for a bill that would have done nothing to prevent the Sandy Hook deaths anyway and he knew it. Obama’s goal all along was not to pass this gun control bill because it didn’t have a chance in passing from the beginning. His goal was to use it to demonize the GOP and call them names and “liars” and kid killers, so people would vote them out in the 2014 election. He is not a leader. He is a shameless, narcissistic political schemer.
He calls upholding the constitution shameful.
Ina week, boy zero will be on to the next manufactured crisis and it’ll be “Newtown Who?”
Yo zero, how about some (real, not vague) condemnation of Kermit Gosnell??? Oh wait... you SUPPORT his slaughter of the innocents.
GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.) voted yes
just flicking through channels and MSLSD used to be known as MSNBC was ignoring the blast in TX , nope they were talking about gun control and calling those who voted against back ground checks cowards and liars and the NRA are liars and they will be defeated, they then went on to immigration.
I take it MSLSD looks at TX as nothing and just a southern hilly billy red state.
Doesn't matter. To those who voted for him he can do no wrong. A worse president than dismal Jimmy, and the fools STILL re-elected him. He's playing to his base of morons, moochers, bedwetters, government worshipers, tax-suckers, and other miscellaneous human debris.
We can and have been doing it just fine ourselves, we don’t need your kind of “help”, baraq.
I don’t think this issue is dead. Note Dingy voted no. Had he voted yes to bring it to the floor and had it been defeated it could not again be brought up this session. Barky virtually guaranteed he will push for another vote in his diatrob yesterday. So, we won the first battle, hopefully we continue and win the second one with a majority vote.
Ahhhhhh! The Narcissist in Chief has his little panties in a wad. He didn’t get his way! “How dare those disrespectful Senators make me look like a fool!”
If we had an objective, non-partisan media this narcissist idiot would have been run out of town and country long ago. But it looks like there may be a glimmer of hope as some Democrats with a conscience (I know that is a stretch) are beginning to see wonder boy’s true identity.
Suck a lemon 0bama!
What he just witnessed was congress looking into the past and seeing the fate of politicians who voted for the Clintoon ban. He's right, it doesn't make sense... and the rogue variable that is derailing the equation is his 90% lie. Too bad there are a bunch of people among us whoa re too damn stupid to spot the real problem. After all, "it's for the children" you know.
We know that an armed America protects far more kids than an unarmed America ever would...We know that...Osama Obama knows that...Talk about a liar in chief...
The same can be said for many of the Conservatives in DC.
It's funny how the Liberals have NO compunction or difficulty in shedding relics of Liberalism... (maybe that is because Liberalism is ITSELF a relic) I don't know, but they turn their backs on conventional politics and conventional politicians instantaneously when and if it becomes expedient for them.
Why do Conservatives have this hide bound attachment to weak, vulnerable and vacillating politicians, JUST because they were ONCE representative of Conservatives.... way back when we only had to run against Liberals who at LEAST made a pretense of loving this country?? Why don't Conservatives step into the 21’st century and admit that their base is NO LONGER dowdy old-school Conservatives.
These two ought to switch parties. They're effectively Democrats anyway.