Skip to comments.Revealed: Dispirited Obama “Shocked” He Couldn’t Get Gun Control Passed After Newtown Massacre
Posted on 01/22/2014 9:09:49 AM PST by kristinn
David Remnick, author of the new nearly 17,000 word profile of President Barack Obama in the New Yorker, revealed in a podcast interview this week that a dispirited Obama told him that he misread the moment in political history and was shocked he could not get gun control measures passed in the wake of the December 2012 Newtown, Ct., Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which a lone gunman killed twenty children and six adults.
Remnick left this revelation out of his 18 page article which was based on numerous in depth interviews with Obama. Remnick did not devote anything of substance in the article to Obamas gun control failure except to note he couldnt get it done. This is curious because the way Remnick describes it, this was an enormous political failure that took a toll on Obama . Remnick should have explored this further and reported on it.
Remnick spoke about Obamas reaction to his failure on gun control in a New Yorker podcast interview about the article with Executive Editor Dorothy Wickenden and Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza that was taped on Monday.
In describing Obamas reaction, Remnick sounds just as shocked as he says Obama is about the failure to pass gun control after Newtown. Remnick made his comments while speaking about Obamas ambitious second term agenda, including gun control, that he laid out in his Inaugural address one year ago this month.
Remnick: Well look at gun control. You had the ruthless slaughter of school children played out in front of the American public in Connecticut. If ever there was a moment emotionally and politically that serious gun control would take hold of Congress it was then. Eighty-three percent of the public was for at least some minimal gun control. The NRA was a mockery in a lot of quarters and who won? The NRA and the right.
I think this sh.., I know this shocked Obama. He said along this trip that I followed him on that one moment in political history where he really misread what would happen was on gun control. It was a terrible failure. And I think really dispiriting.
Obama made an angry speech in the Rose Garden after he was defeated in the Senate last April. He called it a shameful day for Washington.
Given the impact he says this political miscalculation had on Obama, it is curious Remnick chose not to include it in his profile but instead buried it in a podcast.
“The president’s specific words: I’m really good at killing people, authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann write”
A pResident should be able to to anything he wants in the name of a "crisis."
Bastard was shocked he couldn’t avail himself of a national tragedy to destoy another part of the Constitution he finds so inconvenient in crafting a socialist state.
When 0bama Fails, FREEDOM Prevails!
I think people are beginning to suspect that the WH is involved in staging many of the shootings that have become increasingly more common under his administration in order to get gun control initiatives passed
Truer words have yet to be printed.
The 2nd amendment doesn’t properly honor Obama. Clearly we have to do better. /s
The fool was dumb enough to believe his handlers who told him that 83% of the people wanted more gun control.
If that were anywhere near the truth, he’d have had no problem getting something passed
Being as utterly disconnected from the values of Mainstream America as he is, I am not surprised.
“...Obama Shocked He Couldnt Get Gun Control Passed After Newtown Massacre”
Moer proof, if you needed it, that this guy is one simple-minded SOB!
Once again, I feel sorry for the skinny lil’ bastard.
Outside of NYC, DC, and LA I’d bet it was 83% for no gun control.
When Obama is “dispirited” there is reason to think something good has happened.
They’re at least getting more suspicious of the motives of those in power.
“Bastard” - literally correct when referring to Obama.
Ya got a point.
Still can’t find any .22 LR for less than 14 cents a round. Pre Newtown you could get it for 3 cents a round.
Many in America will take any evil that obama foments against them but SECOND AMENDMENT SUPPORTERS will NEVER stop fighting... EVER!!!
Anytime the affirmative action director is not around to turn his C- into an A, look for Barry to get “dispirited”.