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Revealed: Dispirited Obama “Shocked” He Couldn’t Get Gun Control Passed After Newtown Massacre
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor

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 Obama’s gun control failure except to note he couldn’t 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; newtown; obama
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1 posted on 01/22/2014 9:09:49 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

“The president’s specific words: I’m “really good at killing people,” authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann write”


2 posted on 01/22/2014 9:11:50 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: kristinn
There was a "crisis!"

A pResident should be able to to anything he wants in the name of a "crisis."

3 posted on 01/22/2014 9:12:12 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: kristinn

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.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 9:12:14 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: kristinn
Revealed: Dispirited Obama “Shocked” He Couldn’t Get Gun Control Passed After Newtown Massacre

When 0bama Fails, FREEDOM Prevails!

5 posted on 01/22/2014 9:12:36 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: kristinn

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


6 posted on 01/22/2014 9:13:53 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Truer words have yet to be printed.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 9:13:54 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: kristinn

The 2nd amendment doesn’t properly honor Obama. Clearly we have to do better. /s


8 posted on 01/22/2014 9:13:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

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


9 posted on 01/22/2014 9:14:51 AM PST by digger48
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To: kristinn

Being as utterly disconnected from the values of Mainstream America as he is, I am not surprised.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 9:15:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kristinn

“...Obama “Shocked” He Couldn’t Get Gun Control Passed After Newtown Massacre”

Moer proof, if you needed it, that this guy is one simple-minded SOB!


11 posted on 01/22/2014 9:16:16 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: kristinn

Once again, I feel sorry for the skinny lil’ bastard.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 9:17:01 AM PST by ßuddaßudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: digger48

Outside of NYC, DC, and LA I’d bet it was 83% for no gun control.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 9:17:04 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: kristinn

When Obama is “dispirited” there is reason to think something good has happened.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 9:17:07 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: jsanders2001

They’re at least getting more suspicious of the motives of those in power.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 9:17:08 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ßuddaßudd

“Bastard” - literally correct when referring to Obama.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 9:17:44 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Ya got a point.


17 posted on 01/22/2014 9:18:02 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: kristinn

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.


18 posted on 01/22/2014 9:19:14 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kristinn

Many in America will take any evil that obama foments against them but SECOND AMENDMENT SUPPORTERS will NEVER stop fighting... EVER!!!


19 posted on 01/22/2014 9:19:22 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: WayneS

Anytime the affirmative action director is not around to turn his C- into an A, look for Barry to get “dispirited”.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 9:19:51 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kristinn

With a Dem legislature and Senate you would have thought he would have went for gun control first instead of Obamacare.

We now would be saddled with an onerous unconstitutional gun law, backed by the IRS’s BATF, instead of an unconstitutional (no matter what Roberts said) medical law backed by the IRS.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 9:20:24 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: kristinn

What a pity that preaching from a pulpit of dead children didn’t help him to fundamentally change America by taking away our rights. maybe he should try burning down the Reichstag instead.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 9:20:50 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: kristinn

83% wanted some kind of gun control? Now I know the whole WH is smoking choom.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 9:20:51 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“A pResident should be able to anything he wants in the name of a “crisis.”

That is not a ‘President’....that is the functional definition of a ‘dictator’.

And BTW… cemeteries the world over (HERE as well) are honored with the remains of young Americans who died to insure that Americans would never experience the latter.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 9:20:53 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: kristinn

The bastard was shocked to find that there are some Americans left who still take seriously their freedoms and rights enumerated in the Constitution.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 9:21:01 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: kristinn
If ever there was a moment emotionally and politically that serious gun control would take hold of Congress it was then.

Here we have the leftist strategy. "Never let a crisis go to waste", let emotion "take hold" and pass sweeping statist control while you are in the moment.

26 posted on 01/22/2014 9:21:03 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: kristinn

He was shocked that the actions of one man couldn’t nullify the U.S. Constitution? I’m appalled anyone thought it should.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 9:21:50 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: kristinn

One thing the left has been successful at is putting the blame for shootings on the shoulders of all gun owners.

After Sandyhook an ex-acquaintance bluntly said it was the fault of all gun owners and we all wanted to see children die.

After the Tampa theater shooting another one did the same. Said she could live her live without guns and didn’t want to hear anyone else with any other view.

Its about control and using an utopian idea to sell it.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 9:22:28 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jsanders2001

Ten years ago I would have never, ever believed anything of the sort was possible. In fact I would have gotten angry at you for that post. But not anymore. I have lost ALL faith and trust in government and will put absolutely nothing beyond them. i simply don’t trust them and cede them no goodwill.


29 posted on 01/22/2014 9:23:15 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: kristinn
Well, I'd have to be counted in the group that wants the minimum gun control measures.

"minimum" would be much better than the craptopia we have in NYC now.

30 posted on 01/22/2014 9:23:20 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: kristinn

Poor Obama.

He climbed up on top of those dead bodies to grandstand and exploit them and it all came to naught.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 9:26:28 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: kristinn

sic semper tyrannis


32 posted on 01/22/2014 9:27:26 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: kristinn

I have looked carefully at the SANDY HOOK CONSPIRACY sites and videos.

I have also looked at the SANDY HOOK CONSPIRACY DEBUNKED! sites.

I cannot believe that it might have been a conspiracy.

But in truth, after all I have seen, after the analyses, after the facts, truths, half-facts, half-truths, I believe it might have been. I think it is possible - maybe very possible. So look into it for yourself.


33 posted on 01/22/2014 9:28:33 AM PST by golux
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To: kristinn

If the Democrats had proposed Universal Background Checks with safeguards to ensure that it could not turn into Universal Registration, they could have passed the law with ease.

But nobody gives a damn about Universal Background Checks. They want Universal Registration, and will try to get it any way they can. The NRA is not being paranoid when they fight, tooth and nail, over every new bit of gun regulation, because every bit of new gun regulation seems to include the mechanisms that will lead to Universal Registration.


34 posted on 01/22/2014 9:29:11 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: MrB

The Mask is OFF, The Face is UGLY.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 9:33:15 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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36 posted on 01/22/2014 9:35:32 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: jsanders2001

Yep, I believe he has a few nutcases or sleeper cells sitting around the country. Turns them loose when he needs a distraction.

No, I can’t prove any of it.


37 posted on 01/22/2014 9:36:43 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: golux

Who were those two guys running in the woods from the school? Who was chasing them? Why was it not reported after it was filmed via helicopter?


38 posted on 01/22/2014 9:36:49 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Hillary Clinton, you were no Dennis Rodman.)
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To: kristinn

Did he even make a concrete proposal for new laws? All I remember is his typical blather about “common sense” laws.


39 posted on 01/22/2014 9:37:10 AM PST by DManA
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To: ZULU

Exactly. Obama is the only person/President in my 66 plus years ever to act like a damn king in the White House. He thinks he and his wife are Royalty. He and his wife are users. He has a truck deliver champagne to the White house for his wife’s birthday. We just paid for the witch’s holiday plus another plane trip to and from Hawaii. This crap is old as he and his wife are living it up like we have 18 more trillion just to piss away on their extravagance.


40 posted on 01/22/2014 9:39:25 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: jsanders2001

“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”

Crazy people, maybe.


41 posted on 01/22/2014 9:40:39 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: kristinn

That squirrelly little fudge packer is mad because he finally found a bad law he couldn’t force onto us.


42 posted on 01/22/2014 9:40:56 AM PST by pallis
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

WRONG.


43 posted on 01/22/2014 9:41:04 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: kristinn

‘Shocked’, Obama may have been, but it didn’t and wouldn’t stop him from his goal.

We haven’t even scratched the surface yet on what he may have done or intent to do.


44 posted on 01/22/2014 9:42:30 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: jsanders2001
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

Nutwalking?

45 posted on 01/22/2014 9:42:46 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: golux

It doesn’t really matter if Sandy Hook was a conspiracy or not. The important thing is that no one trusts what Uncle Scam has to say about the matter. That’s the way it needs to be right now.


46 posted on 01/22/2014 9:43:19 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: driftdiver

“One thing the left has been successful at is putting the blame for shootings on the shoulders of all gun owners.”

Yes! Blame the gun owners for the actions of a few crazies, impose massive controls on them.

Yet- just the opposite when a Muslim crazy does something like yell Alahu Akbar while driving a pickup truck into a crowd. Mustn’t rush to judgement, must not blame a reasonable majority for the actions of a few crazed individuals....


47 posted on 01/22/2014 9:46:24 AM PST by DBrow
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To: WayneS

And something even worse is at hand.


48 posted on 01/22/2014 9:47:33 AM PST by onedoug
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To: kristinn

Dipshlt believed his own “80% of America wants more gun controls”. What a dope. Smart people want more guns and less criminals.


49 posted on 01/22/2014 9:47:39 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Boogieman
Crazy people, maybe.

Would this White House stage shootings to pass gun control if they thought they could get away with it?

50 posted on 01/22/2014 9:48:19 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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