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Obama in Aurora, Colo., to speak to families of movie massacre victims
Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2012

Posted on 07/22/2012 6:47:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

AURORA, Colo. – President Barack Obama dashed to Colorado on Sunday to meet with families of those gunned down in a movie theater and to hear from state and local officials about the shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured.

Air Force One touched down at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora late Sunday afternoon for the president's hastily arranged 2 1/2-hour visit, which includes a private meeting with the victims' loved ones and perhaps a public comment about the shooting early Friday morning at a busy multiplex.

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1 posted on 07/22/2012 6:47:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Didn’t react this fast to the Ft. Hood families.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 6:49:47 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ATTENTION HOG..ITS ALL ABOUT HIM


3 posted on 07/22/2012 6:50:16 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This’ll be great. He’s such a wonderful speaker, don’t’cha know??


4 posted on 07/22/2012 6:51:01 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry. obama has NO business being there. It is NOT a Federal issue!!!


5 posted on 07/22/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He never met with the families of the Ft Hood victims..or how about the massacre that happened here in LA(Seal Beach) at the hair salon..6 people were massacred, Obama never showed up..Obama also never showed up in Chicago where every week 13+ people are murdered. I dont mind Obama meeting with the families of victims but I find it very interesting that he is very selective about where he goes


6 posted on 07/22/2012 6:51:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just when you think he can slip no lower in his effort to exploit and pander ...


7 posted on 07/22/2012 6:51:11 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama dashed to Colorado...

When your poll numbers are in toilet, what can it hurt?

Are they giving out T-shirts again this time?

8 posted on 07/22/2012 6:51:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Couldn’t get a tee time.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 6:52:05 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Ft. Hood families had to wait while 0bama was busy deciding the incident was ‘work place violence’. Anyway, no stadium speech turned campaign event in Colorado? Shocking!


10 posted on 07/22/2012 6:52:09 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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11 posted on 07/22/2012 6:52:49 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No wonder we started to get dark clouds this afternoon. The triple sixer is in town.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 6:53:23 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama to Stand On Shooting Victim's Corpses for Photo-Op

Another Wellstone Moment Before Next Golf Outing

13 posted on 07/22/2012 6:55:41 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Probably there to say: “You know, in lieu of flowers for the upcoming services, how about donating to my campaign? I will see that guns will only be in the hands of .......”

I know it sounds sick, but I would not put it past them.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 6:55:57 PM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (I like me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing like applying for votes over the bodies of the dead.


15 posted on 07/22/2012 6:56:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There were about a dozen people murdered in Chicago a few weekends ago but no Osama Obama visit.But then Illinois isn't a tossup state.
16 posted on 07/22/2012 6:56:59 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s The President’s JOB to do things like this.
I don’t like the guy, either, but I don’t think he’s gonna grandstand or make a political stance. I think he’s learned from the Giffords shooting and maybe his advisors have shown him Reagan’s Challenger speech.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 6:57:00 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE
It’s The President’s JOB to do things like this.

Nope,can't agree with that in a million years.Hurricanes...yes.Earthquakes,yes.But not this.If he was in his second term right now he'd be on the golf course instead of in Colorado.And we all know it.

18 posted on 07/22/2012 7:02:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Renegade

This Board is getting weak. No one mentioned that its Bushes Fault.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 7:02:42 PM PDT by Psycho_Runner (I never voted for change, I prefer folding money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never let a crisis go to waste, eh, Barry?


20 posted on 07/22/2012 7:03:27 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

toss AP a treat.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 7:03:27 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If Bill Ayers had a son, he'd look like James Holmes.)
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To: SJSAMPLE
I don’t like the guy, either, but I don’t think he’s gonna grandstand or make a political stance. I think he’s learned from the Giffords shooting and maybe his advisors have shown him Reagan’s Challenger speech.

I'd be interested in hearing why you think this. As far as I can see, he's been nothing BUT a political opportunist since taking office.

What compels you to believe he's changed?

22 posted on 07/22/2012 7:03:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SJSAMPLE

His JOB????????? What planet are you from? His JOB????????????????


23 posted on 07/22/2012 7:03:50 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never let a good crisis go to waste. I almost choked when a Fox talking head said Zero was “suspending his campaign” to go to Colorado.


24 posted on 07/22/2012 7:05:06 PM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Psycho_Runner

Reggie was out of town.


25 posted on 07/22/2012 7:05:10 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: SJSAMPLE
You give him Way Too Much credit - here is what I see as Hussein's motivations
1. Never let crisis go to waste

2. A chance to make it about Him

3. An opportunity to press his anti 2nd Amendment agenda

4. There may be an opportunity to do some fund raising in connection with this

The victims are way down the list, if they're even on it. After all to him they were just a bunch of whities and he sure doesn't care about them. If you don't believe it, ask eric holder.

26 posted on 07/22/2012 7:07:11 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well gee whiz, he left his supporters here in FL to fly back to WDC to hold a meeting about the shooting. Given that there is zero Fed jurisdiction in this matter, it must have gone along the lines of “is the FBI giving CO everything they need? ok then” It could have been handled in a three minute text exchange. But noooo, the Won orders things to be done in such a way that Lord only knows how much jet fuel and tax dollars are burned. Now is is going to burn even more money to do what? Say “what a shame”?


27 posted on 07/22/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The great divider playing the great uniter.
28 posted on 07/22/2012 7:09:50 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Renegade

Hey, we’re in an election cycle and we’re only about 3 months + until election day. Gotta use any advantage that comes their way. Sincerity not required.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 7:10:23 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not to mention an address to the nation on the subject. Enough already Hussein!


30 posted on 07/22/2012 7:11:21 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Doc Savage
I'm not a big Bush fan, but he always showed compassion in a private way - he'd visit crime victims, combat injured, etc without hoopla, photo ops & advance notice to the press.

Compare that manner of response to this Klown's.

31 posted on 07/22/2012 7:13:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Zip Pinhead’s Flying Circus bump.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only reason he’s there is for votes. He could care less...what an A$$.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 7:17:27 PM PDT by lula ( We cannot afford 4 more years of the Won!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
1. Never let crisis go to waste
2. A chance to make it about Him

3. An opportunity to press his anti 2nd Amendment agenda

4. There may be an opportunity to do some fund raising in connection with this

5. Charge one more campaign trip to the taxpayer

34 posted on 07/22/2012 7:17:49 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

‘JOB’ may be too strong, but in that the Office represents America as a whole, I can glean your point...

However, the timing is suspicious — only two days in the aftermath, and what about the disruptions to public services to accommodate such a rushed visit?

If it weren’t an election year along with (a) Fast & Furious, and (b) his “you didn’t build that” faux pas, odds are you wouldn’t see him there at this time.


35 posted on 07/22/2012 7:18:19 PM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just want to know One Thing.

Did he print up t shirts this time too?


36 posted on 07/22/2012 7:18:55 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sarah Barracuda

He campaigns all the time and if he is behind , he will call off the election.


37 posted on 07/22/2012 7:18:55 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: skeeter

And you could tell he was sincere, where this one is all a put on...God I hate this clown!!!


38 posted on 07/22/2012 7:19:45 PM PDT by lula ( We cannot afford 4 more years of the Won!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In the words of Rahm Emanuel: “You never want to let a serious crisis go to waste.”


39 posted on 07/22/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Renegade
Didn’t react this fast to the Ft. Hood families.

How about Nashville flood?
Texas wildfires?
Arizona wildfires?
Colorado wildfires?
Alabama tornados? (A week later after someone obviously told him to go there.)

40 posted on 07/22/2012 7:25:21 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will he do the same for the 4 or so killed in is homey town Chicago ?


41 posted on 07/22/2012 7:28:19 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Bernard Marx
Obama in Aurora, Colo., to speak to families of movie massacre victims

Haven't they suffered enough?!?!

This explain why my nephew's husband will get back into town 1-1/2 hours late. He's supposed to change planes in Denver and air space is probably blocked.

42 posted on 07/22/2012 7:35:41 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Renegade
Didn’t react this fast to the Ft. Hood families.

That wasn't in a swing state he needs for re-election.

43 posted on 07/22/2012 7:38:18 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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"Dont ever let a serious crisis go to waste....
ah, unless it involves, Islamic Jihadist Terrorists Murdering our Military on Ft Hood...

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"Fear not "Rhambo" I'm on it and shamelessly (tee hee hee) exploiting this tragedy hoping to get a slight bounce in the polls."

44 posted on 07/22/2012 7:41:30 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Doc Savage

The President speaks and offers condolences during national times of mourning. I’ll wait to hear what he says before infering any other motives.


45 posted on 07/22/2012 7:42:01 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: skeeter
I'm not a big Bush fan, but he always showed compassion in a private way ...

He and Laura visited Fort Hood Hospital for the wounded and dependents, the very next day (06 Nov 2009) after Hasan's murder spree. It should be noted that Crawford is only about an hour from Fort Hood by road and for Texas, that is "in the neighborhood". Still, it was done quietly and expresses a pattern in Bush'43s Presidency and afterwards, that of a gentleman. I like that.

46 posted on 07/22/2012 7:47:36 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: mikrofon

I don’t think Obama, the Tea Party or the NRA had a thing to do with the timing on this one. Something has to be said and The President, even this one, is the guy to do it.

The logistics may be an issue, but these things are never convenient for anybody.


47 posted on 07/22/2012 7:48:05 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: The Sons of Liberty

You forgot a reason.....

0bama needs Colorado’s EVs.


48 posted on 07/22/2012 7:48:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Was it ever determined that Obama received an actual invitation to the commemorations that were scheduled tonight anyway? In that case, it would be poor form NOT to go.

I’m glad you seem to have faith in his acting in the traditional Presidential role; given his track record, I guess I’m jaded as to his motives...


49 posted on 07/22/2012 8:01:11 PM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know this is roughly what happens across Chicago on a hot weekend.

Yet because they are all mostly separate incidents, they get no coverage and it’s ohole’s own home town and nothing.

Rahmjob just says don’t shoot the kids.


50 posted on 07/22/2012 8:01:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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