President Obama’s Statement On Elementary School Massacre

This strikes me as a day to put politics aside and simply say that the President spoke for a lot of us today:

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  1. Argon says:

    Queue Fox pundits saying something stupid in 3, 2, 1…

  2. Argon says:

    …and thank you for volunteering, ex-governor Huckabee who thinks the the problem is related to removing God from schools.


  3. @Argon:

    I’ll be dealing with criticizing the idiots tomorrow. Tonight it just doesn’t feel appropriate.

  4. Brummagem Joe says:

    @Doug Mataconis:

    I agree Doug. Every one of those tears of the presidents was genuine because he was thinking of his own kids just as I was thinking of my grandkids.

  5. Argon says:

    @Doug Mataconis:
    I can understand that but I’m still seething from the last four or ten mass shootings with the same damn stupid responses from these ideologues.

  6. Tillman says:

    I’m waiting for the media equivalence to start over Obama’s crying and Boehner’s crying. Y’know that somewhere there’s gotta be a pundit thinking up those arguments.

    You all might think it’s despicable, but that’s because you don’t make money by being a pundit.

  7. Whitfield says:

    A few years ago, I read a study about these mass shootings and it said that they have always occurred in suburban areas, not the inner city. Is this accurate ? If so, what could account for that ?