Obama hates mass shootings but he’s apparently down with one death at a time- UPDATED

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not buying it

 

Following the tragic shooting in Oregon today Barack Obama promptly and predictably sought the microphone to make sure a crisis didn’t go to waste.

President Obama made an impassioned case that the issue of gun violence is “something we should politicize” following a mass shooting on Thursday at a community college in Oregon.

A visibly angry Obama blasted Congress for being unwilling to change the nations gun laws in response to a wave of mass shootings that have cast a cloud over his presidency.

President Obama made an impassioned case that the issue of gun violence is “something we should politicize” following a mass shooting on Thursday at a community college in Oregon.

A visibly angry Obama blasted Congress for being unwilling to change the nations gun laws in response to a wave of mass shootings that have cast a cloud over his presidency.

The truth is Obama has presided over a good number of mass shootings:

Obama has been confronted with several high-profile incidents gun violence during his presidency, including shootings in Tucson, Ariz; Aurora, Colo; Newtown, Conn.; and most recently in Charleston, S.C.

The problem is that Obama has, to coin a phrase, acted stupidly. He has a habit of summoning all kinds of emotion when an event lends itself to his political goals. He did it with the Trayvon Martin shooting, the Christopher Brown shooting and Freddie Gray’s death. He does it again today, with the suspension of gun ownership as his goal. He said said something I found incredible:

“The United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have common sense on gun safety laws.”

So none of the gun laws on the books all over the country are common sense? Really? Typically, in his statement he referred to himself 28 times.

He has yet to say a word about Kate Steinle (or Chris Kyle or Brian Moore).

While he’s all hot and bothered by another mass shooting, he really doesn’t seem to give a damn when they happen one or two at a time. There were 60 shooting deaths in Chicago alone in September. 60. Count ’em. There have been six shooting deaths since Monday. There have been 348 shooting deaths in Chicago this year.

By August 15 shooting deaths totaled 200 in the city of Baltimore.

There have been 336 gun deaths in Los Angeles County this year.

As of September 20 there were 244 gun deaths in New York City.

According to Obama, none of those cities have any “common sense” gun laws. Obama never let on what “common sense” gun laws would look like but you can pretty well guess.

Total gun fatalities in those four cities this year? 1192

Total fatalities from mass shootings in 2015? 26

I am not making light of any mass shooting, but good grief, why doesn’t Obama give a damn about the endless shootings in big cities? I’m not buying the crocodile tears. Am I suggesting Obama is disingenuous? Is he ever not? Lots of pouty face for mass shootings which have claimed 26 lives this year but none for the other 1200? As far as Obama is concerned, this is all about politics. It’s another chance to grab the golden ring- banning Americans from owning guns. Mass shootings move people far more than the drip, drip, drip of single deaths. It’s a crisis not to be wasted.

“This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America,” Obama said. “We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction.”

It’s your fault, you see. Did he make you feel sufficiently guilty?

And we don’t even know the facts yet but it is reported that the shooter singled out Christians. Don’t you wonder why we know nothing of the shooter yet?

UPDATE– WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING!

But what? What are the solutions?

Obama pummels the straw man:  “And what becomes routine is the response from those who oppose any sort of gun control legislation.”

Biden: Let’s not let people have bazookas or F-15’s.

Sanders: We need “serious gun control” but I have no idea what that means: “I don’t know that anybody knows what the magic solution is,”

Mark Halperin: We must do something but I have no idea what because I’m “not an expert in the field.”

As I suggested in a remark, perhaps we need to make schools “double gun free zones.” Yeah, that’s the ticket.

As Joe Scarborough noted, Connecticut passed a flurry of gun control legislation following Sandy Hook, none of which would have prevented Sandy Hook.

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17 Responses to “Obama hates mass shootings but he’s apparently down with one death at a time- UPDATED”

  1. 1

    AdrianS

    But will Obama take the blame? The students, unarmed, were sitting ducks, or better yet, fish in a barrel for the clod that asked them who was Christian. You can image what type of person he was.

    When Obama opens his mouth and preaches gun control, he is guilty of a high crime against the Constitution. He should be arrested, tried, convicted and incarcerated for violating the Second Amendment, which is LAW. You cannot conspire to take guns away from law abiding citizens. Obama, it’s a crime and you’re an outlaw for even thinking about taking guns from citizens — the Constitution forbids it.

    Had some of the students in Oregon had guns, they would have shot back at the attacker immediately — therefore reducing or eliminating the damage he did.

    If hand guns were allowed, just like they are in cities and neighborhoods, the shooter would have known that he is playing Russian roulette by entering a place where he could get his ass shot dead.

    Obama is a Socialist, a communist, an Islamist. Most of the wrong and the bad that is happening in and to this country is Obama’s doing. Jail him.

  2. 3

    retire05

    @upChuck.Liberals:

    Oregon is not a ‘gun free campus’ state

    True, but the Dean of this particular community college made it a target rich environment. She refused to allow “open carry” on the campus she runs.

  3. 4

    Nanny G

    The ironic thing is that Obama wants black criminals to serve little-to-no time for their crimes.
    So, how can he say black-on-black shootings are a problem?
    No matter how many blacks die because other blacks kill them Obama is going to keep his mouth shut about it.
    And, worse still, more than ten times as many blacks are murdered in the wombs of their mothers. Obama REALLY doesn’t care about that.

  4. 5

    another vet

    @AdrianS: The first thing the left always does is jump on gun control. Around a month ago a police officer in northern Illinois was shot and killed. The first thing the lefties in this state did was blame guns and call for more gun control. Today the task force confirmed the officer was killed with his own weapon. For some strange reason they haven’t ruled it a homicide or a suicide yet, but they did say there were signs of a struggle which means homicide.

    The left just loves using exploitation to further their collective totalitarian agenda.

  5. 6

    Bill

    Well, it took Obama about 10 minutes to use the tragedy in Oregon to further a political agenda, not waiting for any details or facts.
    To date he has not addressed the killing of Kate Steinle. Nor has he addressed the numerous deaths of cops his racist rhetoric has caused.
    If it is not abundantly clear that this scum only cares about people as political props, you are an absolute idiot.

    Without knowing what kind of gun was used, how the gun was obtained, what the motives of the shooting were, if it was true that the shooter asked about the victim’s religion, then shot Christians in the head, how can anyone make any kind of proclamation that some sort of new rule or regulation would have served to prevent crimes like this?

    Oh… if you don’t care about facts, you can just go ahead and pursue your political agenda.

  6. 9

    another vet

    Expect Obama and his propagandists in the media to go into full exploitation mode over this given this morning’s dismal jobs report. They’ll need something to dominate the news cycle the next few days.

  7. 10

    Questionman

    Racist Right hits even new lows..Attacks President Obama over a speech! Funny how so much hate is spewed by the filthy conservatrash!

    Right-wingers are attacking President Obama for his speech. ours after the mass shooting today in Roseburg, Ore., President Obama called a press conference to demand new gun laws, a move he predicted would spur critics to accuse him of politicizing the issue. If they don’t accuse him of that, they might accuse him of making the tragedy about himself.

    During today’s 12-minute address, President Obama referred to himself 28 times. (For those counting at home, that’s almost three times per minute.)

    Typical hateful racist scumbags making mountains out of molehills when it comes to the black man in office.

    Wow! That’s actually one more than the 27 times Bush used the pronoun “I” in his address to Congress after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. And if you add in Bush’s three “me”s, that’s 30 self-references!

    Let’s see. Remember when President Bush gave his speech during 9/11

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/249029/flashback-bushs-speech-congress-after-911-frontpagemagcom

    It’s not a “conflation”.

    They are two white rightwing posters using “code-words” for racist stereotypes about black men dating back centuries.

    “narcissist, arrogant”……for the old term “uppity” or “uppity N-word”. What’s more “uppity” to a racist than a black man DARING to become President of “their” country?

    “He’s never worked a real day in his whole”…..clearly long-hand for “Obama’s lazy”……again a racist stereotype thrown at blacks for centuries.

    They obviously can’t OPENLY call the President “lazy and uppity”, that would expose 100% (not just 95%) their true natures….

    so they are fed code-words by their Rightwing Media, who understand the need for such code-words in their audience.

    Pick a racist stereotype of a black person…..and I can show you a Right-wing Media meme, parroted as a Right-wing blog post….applied to the President or First Lady.

    This is another example.

  8. 11

    Questionman

    @AdrianS:

    As usual, anyone who hates Obama truly ARE racist bigoted scumbags!
    If we were bombed by another country and Obama talked about reacting to it, would you call that politicizing a tragedy? No, you wouldn’t because it makes no sense, just like your hate-filled rant.
    He’s tired of watching innocent Americans die because some idiot with a gun had a grudge against society in general.
    Conservatives, on the other hand, see nothing wrong with politicizing another tragedy by accusing Obama of politicizing tragedies.
    obama is a good person. he has done many great things. besides legalizing gay marriage and providing millions with healthcre, he also helped veterans maintain a great life after combat and also has lifted the economy massivly. he has not done any of those things that you have mentioned and if i was allowed to i would vote for him for a third session as president.
    Muslims don’t eat pork, drink beer and support same sex marraige. he isn’t a muslim.
    He doesn’t hate America
    He isn’t a Marxist
    He isn’t a Communist
    He isn’t a traitor
    The UK are appalled by your gun laws in the US. SHOCKED, that any person can buy a gun and cause multiple deaths. Obama is talking for the rest of the civilized nations, not just his point of view. But of course the non-civilized parts of from the racists/bigots of the right that STILL hate having a black man as President!

  9. 12

    Bill

    @Questionman:

    If we were bombed by another country and Obama talked about reacting to it, would you call that politicizing a tragedy? No, you wouldn’t because it makes no sense, just like your hate-filled rant.

    Well, QM, let’s put it this way… let’s say Dallas got bombed and Obama goes right to the podium and proclaims his intentions for immediate action. But, at another time, Fredericksburg, Texas was bombed and Obama simply ignored it. Dallas, of course, has a liberal character while Fredericksburg is more conservative. So, in this hypothetical, Obama would show outrage when a liberal city was hurt but not a conservative city.

    This is what Obama does with gun violence. When Marines were killed by a Muslim, he ignored it. When a young woman was killed by an illegal immigrant, he ignored it. When cops are killed by black racists inspired by Black Lives Matter, he ignores it. When hundreds of blacks are killed by blacks in Chicago, he ignores it. He ignores it because it is politically embarrassing and, as such, there is not political gain to be had from it.

    However, a rampaging mass killing… now, that’s left wing gold (as long as too many politically-embarrassing details don’t pop up). There is the kind of tragedy that can be exploited to further the left wing agenda of disarming the population and rendering them defenseless. So, there Obama rushes right to the podium and makes his formulaic speech about “common sense gun regulation” ignoring the fact that we already have that out the butt and it does nothing to dissuade criminals from attacking the defenseless.

    Obama tramples on the tragedies of other people to reach his own political goals. If you can’t see that, you are an idiot.

  10. 13

    Petercat

    @Questionman: #10
    And the Liberals prove that they are the most intolerant, judgmental and dishonest people around. Because whenever anyone says anything that you don’t like, out come the personal attacks and vile name calling.
    See? I can play your game, also.
    Rather than make up imaginary scenarios, speculating as to what you imagine our responses would be, and then calling us bad people purely as a result of your own imagined responses, let’s wait until it actually occurs and see what happens, okay?
    Oh, wait, it happened.
    Obama’s response to attacks on the United States, it’s territories, and it’s peoples has been to not react, not name the attackers, and to play down the threat.
    Bengazi. Iraq. Recruiting station. Military base. ISIS. Need I go on?
    If Obama was the type of person who would actually respond in a meaningful way to threats and attacks, then he wouldn’t have nearly the problem with criticism that he has.
    But liberals like you just cannot accept the fact that it is Obama’s character that we object to, and not the color of his skin.
    Because you truly are stupid and lazy. Responding to criticism of his actions is too haaaaarrrd!, so you take the lazy way out and cry “racist!”
    Get stuffed. Your kneejerk reaction shames us no more, it only makes you look like a clueless, lazy idiot.
    “Racist”, huh. If you can’t come up with anything better or more original than that, you’ve lost. You’re just too stupid to realize it.
    If you want to learn how to intelligently respond to criticism of Obama, then I suggest you study Greg’s postings. He responds to the actual comments made here, without the childish name calling, even when some here call him names.
    I may not agree with what he says or believe his sources, but at least he puts some effort into them. You, on the other hand, add nothing to the conversation but venom.

  11. 15

    Robert Plett

    I don’t understand why they (Liberals ) are always blaming the Gun or the NRA , and those that have never committed a crime yet want us to give up our guns. What do they do with the Gangbangers that publicly ( under a handkerchief ) that they have many guns. I will assume that they are not legally owned or registered by any of them. No they want to come after the legal gun Owners. I live in Michigan , I cannot go into a Sporting s Store and purchase a gun without a background check , and IF i want to purchase a handgun I must go to my local law enforcement agency and fill out forms and wait for them to do a in depth background check. Not sure about other states but a person that has a felony conviction can NOT legally buy any gun. Only criminals can skip all the LAWS without much of a penalty as they seem to be on the streets time after time. Do we need more laws or do we need to enforce the laws we have and punish the the felons and gangbangers more harshly ? Just like the immigration laws the Liberals seem to ignore law breakers and expect the law abiding citizens to knuckle under and relinquish our rights . ~ Bob ~

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