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Obama: Senators decided protecting kids 'wasn't worth it'
seattletimes.com ^ | April 17, 2013 | NEDRA PICKLER

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; oathofoffice; protectconstitution; secondamendment
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1 posted on 04/18/2013 4:00:55 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Bump.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 4:02:35 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And people wonder why nothing much gets accomplished these days in Congress or the Senate.


3 posted on 04/18/2013 4:03:44 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: BarnacleCenturion
He said a minority of senators decided "it wasn't worth it" to protect the nation's children.

Another lie.

If it had been a minority, the bill would have passed.

4 posted on 04/18/2013 4:03:46 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.’


5 posted on 04/18/2013 4:03:51 AM PDT by relictele
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The American People: Senators decided protecting Obama ‘just wasn’t worth it’

Declare President ‘In-Elgible Tyrant, Usurper Jailed’


6 posted on 04/18/2013 4:04:58 AM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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To: pepsionice
nothing much gets accomplished these days in Congress or the Senat

Good.

We need about a two year break from "lawmaking" and emphasis on "law repealing".

7 posted on 04/18/2013 4:05:01 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Childish.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 4:06:02 AM PDT 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: BarnacleCenturion

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...


9 posted on 04/18/2013 4:06:21 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 4:09:04 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.

Hypocrite.

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.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 4:09:59 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: RavenATB

Mexican children don’t count, and from Obama’s treatment of Chicago vs. Newtown apparently black children don’t either.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 4:10:09 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


13 posted on 04/18/2013 4:11:19 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And 0 decided that exploiting died children and their grieving families was.


14 posted on 04/18/2013 4:11:47 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: BarnacleCenturion

You missed the point hussein. The Senate decided that protecting kids’ freedoms from the likes of you is very much worth it.


15 posted on 04/18/2013 4:12:01 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Dictator unhappy. Watch your back....


16 posted on 04/18/2013 4:14:17 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I skimmed through the text of 0's remarks in the WSJ. Good gravy, I detest that man. He's like a 12 year old boy making up stuff as he goes along - he said 90% of Americans favor background checks but 90% of Republicans voted against them while 90% of Democrats voted for them.

I guess to Obama, 90% of Republicans don't count as people.

17 posted on 04/18/2013 4:14:22 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


18 posted on 04/18/2013 4:15:54 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
As I've often said, he simply does not have the temperment required of a POTUS. Presidents don't throw hissy fits like spoiled children when they don't get their way.

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.

19 posted on 04/18/2013 4:20:14 AM PDT by Marathoner (Anyone who believes in liberty and the Constitution has almost zero representation in DC today)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Spoken like an irrational spoilt brat.
20 posted on 04/18/2013 4:21:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“O” asked Liberal Congressmen to gamble their careers for him and they weren’t having it!


21 posted on 04/18/2013 4:21:33 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This MFs only skill is fomenting unrest.

I bet he could change a flat tire.


22 posted on 04/18/2013 4:23:48 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Does he realize the world is watching? It sounds like a fight at the kitchen table.


23 posted on 04/18/2013 4:24:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


24 posted on 04/18/2013 4:25:37 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Westbrook

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.


25 posted on 04/18/2013 4:25:58 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: 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."

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!

26 posted on 04/18/2013 4:26:50 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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!


27 posted on 04/18/2013 4:30:45 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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 @$$.


28 posted on 04/18/2013 4:32:24 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: RavenATB

Amen to that!


29 posted on 04/18/2013 4:32:36 AM PDT by abclily
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To: ExGeeEye
With some carefully chosen Amendment repeals, too!

Pretty much everything we have done to the Constitution has been a blunder or a cluster-f*ck.

OK, we can keep women suffrage.

30 posted on 04/18/2013 4:32:53 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Demarica: Land of the need, home of the slave!)
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To: kearnyirish2

Didn’t a mother recently protect her children from an armed intruder by shooting him with a GUN?


31 posted on 04/18/2013 4:37:42 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If this had anything to do with protecting children, outdoor swimming pools would be banned immediately.


32 posted on 04/18/2013 4:38:33 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: BarnacleCenturion
WASHINGTON --A visibly infuriated President Barack Obama (S-Kemya) 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."

Major victory for the majority of Americans who believed this overreaching bill would have accomplished nothing to prevent Newtown.

33 posted on 04/18/2013 4:39:49 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: kearnyirish2

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?

Obama=Bloviating nitwit.


34 posted on 04/18/2013 4:40:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SMARTY

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.


35 posted on 04/18/2013 4:40:05 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


36 posted on 04/18/2013 4:40:11 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He calls upholding the constitution shameful.


37 posted on 04/18/2013 4:40:14 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


38 posted on 04/18/2013 4:41:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.) voted yes


39 posted on 04/18/2013 4:42:49 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


40 posted on 04/18/2013 4:43:12 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Mouton
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.

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.

41 posted on 04/18/2013 4:43:19 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

We can and have been doing it just fine ourselves, we don’t need your kind of “help”, baraq.


42 posted on 04/18/2013 4:44:29 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: paint_your_wagon

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.


43 posted on 04/18/2013 4:44:40 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


44 posted on 04/18/2013 4:45:40 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Suck a lemon 0bama!


45 posted on 04/18/2013 4:45:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion
That's the way King Obozo, climb on top of a bunch of dead kids and spout your ideological BS. What a complete Idiot! He even trys to denigh the fact that his back ground check was a gun registration scheme. Lord please free us of this would be dictator!
46 posted on 04/18/2013 4:46:27 AM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I've watched his butthurt video 4 times now, once again this morning. I can't get enough of the bitter tears of the commie SOB.

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.

47 posted on 04/18/2013 4:48:46 AM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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...


48 posted on 04/18/2013 4:48:46 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: Mouton
Sad to say, but I think McClain has outlived his usefullness as a representative for Conservatives.

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.

49 posted on 04/18/2013 4:50:15 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: opentalk
Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine),

These two ought to switch parties. They're effectively Democrats anyway.

50 posted on 04/18/2013 4:51:59 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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