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Obama Headed to Site of Colorado Shootings

by Keith Koffler on July 21, 2012, 11:53 pm

President Obama will depart for Aurora, Colorado Sunday to meet with families of the shooting victims and talk to local officials.

Obama will leave the White House a 2:15 pm ET and arrive in Colorado at 3:40 pm MT, spending two hours and twenty five minutes on the ground before leaving for San Francisco, where he had been scheduled to arrive Monday.

The Aurora appearance will offer Obama a chance to present himself as a healing unifier, even as he has waged a slash and burn campaign that has featured unsubstantiated charges against Mitt Romney, elements of class warfare, and suggestions by Vice President Joe Biden and other surrogates that Republicans are practicing racism.

On Monday, Obama will begin a previously scheduled West Coast campaign swing that will take him to Reno, Oakland, Seattle, New Orleans and Portland, Oregon before he returns to the White House Wednesday.

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SnarkEsq. July 22, 2012 at 12:31 am

Well, we all saw this coming. At least it’s not a memorial he can politicize and turn into a campaign rally like in Arizona last year.

I was just looking at the weekly schedule and I see how he has nothing but campaigning this week, yet again. This works out well for him as he was planning on being in Reno on Monday anyway. I guess he’s not complaining about getting to spend two nights in a nice San Francisco hotel now. Plus, he’s tacked on “official events” on both ends, (VFW convention in Reno on Monday and something else in New Orleans on Wednesday), so we pay for the flights back and forth across the country.

Schedule for the Week of July 23, 2012:

On Monday, the President will travel to Reno, Nevada to deliver remarks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention and for campaign events. The President will then travel to Oakland for campaign events. The President will remain overnight in San Francisco, California.

On Tuesday, the President will travel to Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington for campaign events. The President will remain overnight in Seattle, Washington.

On Wednesday, the President will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana for campaign events and to deliver remarks at the National Urban League conference. Later, the President will return to Washington, DC.

On Thursday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House and campaign events in Washington, DC and McLean, Virginia.

Kevin July 22, 2012 at 9:39 am

Team Obama is probably worried about this story getting out about the shooter being an Occupy guy which the liberals including Pelosi and Obama backed and supported:

Colorado shooting suspect reported to be former ‘Occupy’ member:

http://www.examiner.com/article/colorado-shooting-suspect-reported-to-be-former-occupy-member

Joe E. July 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Yes, I saw that. But ABC news also posted that he’s a Tea Party member. Not hard to figure out which one is true. And for the record, that’s the Wall Street mob.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/aurora-abc-draws-possible-tea-party-connection-129568.html

Then later he apologized for this false accusation.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/20/abc-news-brian-ross-apologize-for-report-suggesting-shooting-suspect-tied-to/

Joe E in the IE July 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

If an irrefutable link to Occupy is found, one can easily imagine Nancy Pelosi stating with a perfectly straight face that James Holmes was driven to do what he did because of the failed policies of the previous administration.

Death Ray July 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Hey, if you can’t trust the information coming out of a website called “Doo Doo Economics”, I ask you, who can you possibly trust?

whtnationalist July 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I think he already had this planned to get his political goals: Gun Ban Bloomberg’s former head of NYC police Intelligence, Dan Oates, is chief of police for little Aurora Colorado. Chief Oates has a gun ban wet dream of a shooting in HIS town out of all the towns in the country. The shooting happens just before ratification of a UN gun ban treaty. Go figure.

whtnationalist July 22, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I think he already had this planned to get his political goals: Gun Ban Bloomberg’s former head of NYC police Intelligence, Dan Oates, is chief of police for little Aurora Colorado. Chief Oates has a gun ban wet dream of a shooting in HIS town out of all the towns in the country. The shooting happens just before ratification of a UN gun ban treaty. Go figure.

Sorry for “wet” phrase. A slip of the tongue while outraged at the dead and injured. This did NOT need to happen. Even the gun club realized he was a dangerous nut case. How many other red flags were ignored?

pianogirl88 July 22, 2012 at 12:31 am

My heart breaks for those who lost loved ones in this awfulness, and I hope & pray that those who have been injured heal from the physical ailments as quickly as possible. Out of respect for those whose lives have been shattered in the past 48 hours, I will say nothing about the “official” visit planned by the democrat nominee for potus.

Chris July 22, 2012 at 10:48 am

That’s very respectful of you. We all thank you for concealing your feelings about the President.

Peggy July 22, 2012 at 11:03 am

Too bad that obama ISN’T “concealing” his “feelings” about the victims here — he’s spending a whole TWO HOURS AND TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES “meet[ing] with the families” before he goes off to spend the REST of his time with syncophants and droolers who can be counted on to fawn over him! If he really CARED about these people, he COULD HAVE taken off very early, spent the ENTIRE day with them, and CANCELLED his “fundraising” PARTY TIME. That’s what a PRESIDENT would do, but since we have a continual-campaigner-from-day-one-and-nothing-else, we get this instead!

Chris July 22, 2012 at 11:11 am

I liked it better when you were pretending not to politicize a national tragedy. Is it possible that a crazed gunman killed 12 people, and the cause of and reaction to the tragedy has nothing to do with party allegiances?

Teiner July 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I haven’t read reports ofObama rushing to Chicago to console the family members of the many gangbangers who have been killed in the last few weeks. There is no political advantage in going to a state that he has locked up. Colorado, however, is a “swing state” in this election year, so you can bet that his visit there has more to do with campaigning than with consoling the bereaved.

Langley Spook July 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Good Point…
What is Obama’s take on all the murders-killings that are taking place in ‘his home’ of Chicago?

(and I believe most of them are Black-on-Black crime, so I dont think Obama wants to talk about that…)

Thinking Conservative July 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Got news for you, ace: ABC and CNN were politicizing it with their first story.

rulierose July 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

come on, give Obama a break–it’s Colorado so probably most of the people killed didn’t look like the son he never had.

Mike C July 23, 2012 at 6:45 am

Maybe he should visit the families of victims of the currently ongoing Chicago slaughter, where the innocent victims keep piling up pretty much on a daily basis.

Mike C July 23, 2012 at 6:46 am

Oh yeah, and you can’t buy guns in Chicago.

Death Ray July 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

What IS the correct amount of time to spend with grieving families you don’t know personally? I mean, what is the amount of time where you can avoid being declared a cynical exploiter of people’s emotions, i.e., a “healing unifier” (Feh! As IF! I hope that little girl’s parents give him an EARFUL about the debt ceiling!), but at the same time, a visit that is not so long that the commenters here don’t just assume he is doing it for the photo op?

You see, it is a very fine line Obama has to walk with conservatives. He doesn’t want you to hate him too much or too little. It all has to do with the UN gun conspiracy.That plot has been crafted with jewel like precision. The Joker has done his part, making guns with 100-round drum clips look slightly “bad”, but we all have to chip in if we are going to put the NWO into effect. Can you cut the guy some slack?

srdem65 July 22, 2012 at 12:37 am

This is a bad move, a really bad move. Most of the families are still in shock, or deep into grief. The families of those who died are making funeral arrangements, and the families of those who were wounded are trying to figure out what to do next.
This is not the time.

Susan July 22, 2012 at 10:03 am

I agree with you srdem. This is not the time. The first few days after the death of a loved one in a tragedy, even the Pope would have a hard time consoling family members. The families are going through some very traumatic emotions right now. The last thing they need is an arrogant emotionless twit putting on a show of care and concern. We know this man after 3 1/2 years and he does not care about the American people. The only reason he is going to Colorado is because it is a swing state and he needs their vote, plus it is on his way to non-stop campaigning next week.

Chris July 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

I agree. The President should always stay away from the site of a national tragedy.

Susan July 22, 2012 at 11:13 am

This is not a “national tragedy”, it is a personal tragedy for all the friends and families involved. The last thing the bereaved need right now is the anal probe required to be in the presence of President Kardashian.

Chris July 22, 2012 at 11:23 am

National interest and widespread mourning would seem to say otherwise.

Susan July 22, 2012 at 11:40 am

The press is like a car full of rubberneckers slowing down at the scene of an interstate pileup, hoping for the sight of a little blood and gore to sell to the public. Sad reflection on the state of this country’s values and principles.

Chris July 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I cannot disagree with your point about the exploitative nature of our media. However, I believe this is a case of people learning about a tragedy, being unable to rationalize it, realizing it could have just as easily been there hometown, and sending earnest sympathies to those people. There is a distinction between empathy and rubbernecking.

Max17 July 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I have to agree with Susan and Chris. Really, you’re both right. Many people see this as a horrible tragedy for the reasons Chris enumerates. Then there’s the Jerry Springer inspired U.S. pseudo-journalists turning this into the usual media circus for the rubberneckers, as Susan points out. “TEA PARTY MEMBER JAMES HOLMES!!!!” “Oopsie, sorry…wrong guy.” “Here’s his adult sex web site!”

And now it’s time for the politicians to roll in and start making it about their agendas.

The U.K. media has once again demonstrated how professional journalists report the news. Too bad our pretty, empty headed news readers are too stupid to learn from them.

Susan July 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Well said Max17.

Lizzy July 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm

These poor people are still processing an unspeakable tragedy.
There’s no time limit on grief and grieving some in the hospital are still very critical. Now is the time for them to try and get family
together and try to comfort each other in privacy not in the spotlight of Presidential quick trip he should wait and do it at their
convience not his.

Thinking Conservative July 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Get a clue, fool. This is nothing like a national tragedy.

Death Ray July 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Got that right. He should simply fly over Colorado and pose for a photograph with a concerned look on his face, and if he can, find a way to strand some people on their roofs for a couple days.

lcsouthern July 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

Agree its to early…

Stevie July 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Who needs a pope when the world has Obama?

garylee123 July 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Also taking police away from their normal duties to shut everything down for the “visit”. Not the time for this. Very tacky but what else is new?

BK July 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Some of the family members have barely had time to grieve at all. The mother of the 6 year old girl hadn’t been told yet as of yesterday.

Darkangel July 22, 2012 at 1:39 am

Perhaps I’m being cynical–three and a half years of presidential malfeasance has a way of doing that–but why do I get the impression that his handlers had to convince him to go out there? Because we KNOW the man would rather be on the links than going out into the hinterlands and pretending that he actually gives a damn about anyone but himself.

I swear, the last three and a half years have just about made me an inconsolable sourpuss.

CobraJet July 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

On the links? Obomba rather be on the golf course. Such impromtu PR visits are a nuisance to him.
Did he ever bother to visit the military base where those soldiers were murdered and mamed by zealot and America-hater Major Hasan? No he just gave a “shout out” to the families!
I’ve had enough of this jerk.

Darkangel July 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

A good point re Ft. Hood. I’d forgotten that.

In case you didn’t get the reference, “links” is a type of golf course, and the word is sometimes used slangily to mean any golf course. Not every golf course IS a links-style course, technically, but the nickname is still used. So we agree–I think you missed my reference, though.

anneinarkansas July 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

George Bush did though with NO press and fanfare.

iamhungry July 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Ahh I think you’ll find both Obama and Bush went to visit the victims in the hospital. Obama also went to the memorial service and met each family.

Death Ray July 22, 2012 at 6:46 pm

YEAH! He didn’t visit Ft. Hood! That makes him an ASSHOLE! Now he actually WILL visit the sight of a shooting? He’s TWICE the asshole!

(thank God only Obama is politicizing this tragedy!)

Lizzy July 22, 2012 at 6:19 am

Too soon and where is Michelle? This is part of the job of First Lady the part
she apparently doesn’t have time for or is busy? Please she needs to be there
why isn’t she? Remember Laura by George’s side when America needed a
hug but the one’s they got from George and Laura were so genuine and sincere. I truly hate myself for being so cynical but we have seen a very bad
pattern of behavior from the Obama’s. Too soon.

CobraJet July 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

Worst Lady Moochele is probably planning her next vacation preferably one with an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Why should she bother anyway? She was only proud of this country twice in her life.

Mrs Compton July 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

She’s getting ready for her trip to the Olympics.

Chris July 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

I remember that hug he gave New Orleans from the helicopter. Then he pulled out his long straw and swallowed all the flood waters.

Malcolm July 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Go away Chris you are type of people who do this kind of crap!

Andrew July 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Chris you are a moron. Bush didn’t land because he didn’t want to divert resources necessary to protect the president from the ongoing tragedy. Take your idiotic, brain-washed liberal apologist nonsense out of her. God you people have no ability to reason.

DeniseVB July 22, 2012 at 7:25 am

Healing ? More like Yippeee, DNC doesn’t have to pay the DC-Denver leg of his West Coast trip. Sorry, I’m a bitter skeptic too.

I saw the press conference yesterday and those exhausted police and rescue heroes and a community still reeling from the tragedy. Last thing they need is traffic control concerns for a VIP visit where extra men and women will be required to secure his safety.

With all our media camped out there, this will be covered like white on rice. Good move Preezy.

sandy July 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

Denise: Excellent comment, but stating facts does not make you a bitter skeptic!!

This president has proven to be a user of people, and horrible situations, for his own benefit….

I have no respect for him as a man, the president or Commander in Chief….

Neilc23 July 22, 2012 at 7:28 am

I remember the photos of this bipolar President joking with soldiers while waiting for dead bodies to return from Iraq. While I question the sincerity of most politicians, I am repulsed by anyone who writes a biography that turns out to be totally untrue.

YES WE CON! July 22, 2012 at 11:59 am

He is the ILLEGAL Kenyan Occupier of 1600.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: “10 Times Worse Than Watergate; Biggest Media Blackout In History.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOPW7eCwBM0

veritaseequitas July 22, 2012 at 7:37 am

So nice of The O Team to make a stop in Colorado on his way out west to fleece the despised rich and misguided “folks” of their money, so he can try to get re-elected to “Four More Years!” He will make another meaningless speech of which he is the centerpiece, grimace a little, shake a few hands, ask some dumb questions and then mercifully (for them), be on his way.
One thing that struck me about his speech was his use of “that could have been Malia or Sasha” in the movie theater. Well it wasn’t them, lucky for you and their mother. However, it WAS someone else’s children, and to rub it in that your children are somehow more important is just plain ignorant and insensitive on your part. But what else can we expect from the world’s biggest narcissist?

Lizzy July 22, 2012 at 7:41 am

Nothing

Danbury July 22, 2012 at 9:25 am

And HIS daughters (assuming they really are his) have 25 armed Secret Service agents accompany them to the theater.

Ryan July 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

Hmm, Another Trayvon Moment, Connection being used to promote HIS GLORIFICATION!! Doesn’t it just make you sick to your stomach!? I know I puke when I hear his voice……. He will use this to shamelessly promote HIS GLORIFICATION! ARREST AND IMPEACH! IN THAT ORDER!!

Anonna July 22, 2012 at 7:44 am

Where was Prez when millions were languishing without electricity during a heat wave in Appalachia? He was playing golf and raising $.

I don’t think there is any need for a President to show up at the sites of disasters — please send the money that it takes to get him there instead. But it’s interesting how hundreds of burning homes in Colorado get so much more attention that millions of people suffering in a region that votes red.

I agree that the people of Aurora don’t need the extra burden of security for Obama whether or not he is sincere.

Dieter July 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Anonna, there’s is a good reason that our (?) President is showing up now and not then. The media wasn’t covering the disaster in Appalachia 24/7 like they are this with horrible situation. Isn’t it his policy that you never leave a disaster unused if you can take advantage of it? Of course, we’ll now hear how all gun owners are on the edge and we can all go crazy at any moment. It is disgusting what this man will do to stay in power!

iamhungry July 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Heat wave? Thats just summer, as the conservative press said at the time.

Girly1 July 22, 2012 at 7:48 am

Lights, cameras, action! The last thing in the word the grieving town of Aurora needs is the three-ring Obama circus screeching through their streets with the 40-vehicle motorcade, street closures, and security checks by the men in black.

And they certainly don’t need to hear more ‘sermonizing’ from the most vitriolic, amoral, racist, partisan hack in history. From his radio address yesterday:

“Our time here is limited and it is precious. And what matters in the end are not the small and trivial things which often consume our lives. It’s how we choose to treat one another, and love one another. It’s what we do on a daily basis to give our lives meaning and to give our lives purpose. That’s what matters. That’s why we’re here.”

***After inappropriately, IMO, ordering the flag to be lowered to half staff until Wednesday, it seems outrageously hypocritical for Obama to go directly from Aurora to 3 more days of campaigning! He has the sincerity of a box of rocks.

Note: Obama had to be pressured by a Texas patriot, Anita Ross, to lower the flag after the Ft. Hood shootings. The flag was raised the morning after the shootings!

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/obama-lowers-flags-to-half-mast-after-aurora-shootings-had-to-be-pressured-to-lower-flags-after-ft-hood-shooting/

65andcounting July 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

Girly1: your comment about the impropriety of the President ordering all flags to be flown at half-staff sent me to look at what exactly is etiquette. You are 100% correct.
from usflag.org
…”by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possesion, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

In the event of the death a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the Governor of that state, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff.” The code also includes other related details including the specific length of time during which the flag should be displayed at half-staff, in the event of the death of a “principal figure”(e.g., 30 days for the death of a sitting or former President, 10 days for the death of a sitting Vice-President,etc.). ”

The website goes on to talk about good-faith misunderstandings as I have to say the current order is. But by strict code, it is not correct.

The Original July 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

The flags were flown at half-mast after 9/11 which I believe was appropriate because of the loss of law enforcement and firerighters.

If I remember correctly, there were a couple of military personnel killed in Aurora.

I am fine with the flags at half-mast. Not sure that it was required, though.

Chris July 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

Impeach him!

Susan July 22, 2012 at 11:27 am

Nah, we’ll just vote him out in November. We can discuss the criminal charges afterwards…

ThomasSays July 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Ft Hood victims were military shot by a Muslim, (who has still not faced justice and is still receiving his pay), Aurora potential voters shot by a caucasian. Watch how quickly Homes is tried.

Langley Spook July 22, 2012 at 8:01 am

Obama will be there… it will somehow be about ‘Him’

Do you guys think Obama will try to make a reference to “Gun Control” in his remarks…???

Lizzy July 22, 2012 at 8:03 am

It will be time to count the times he says I or me sadly.

toLizzy July 22, 2012 at 8:21 am

Count the times he says “I” or “me”? Is that a thing now? Am I supposed to be outraged that Obama doesn’t use the Royal We or something? You’re a joke.

Lizzy July 22, 2012 at 9:03 am

I am not.

Just2old July 22, 2012 at 9:08 am

It’s always been the ‘thing’. It continues to illustrates the fact that he is a narcissist.

SnarkEsq. July 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

Well, there is a reason he’s referred to as the Narcissist in Chief.

CobraJet July 22, 2012 at 9:30 am

To: “To Lizzy”: No, Lizzy is certainly not a joke, and she’s obviously been paying more attention than you have.The “I” and the “me” become more numerous and more overbearing with each empty speech of the Imposter in Chief.
Whenever Obomination does anything, it’s all about HIM and the potential political and/or personal points he may enjoy from the event.
This whirlwind trip to Colorado is just another example and another golden opportunity to hawk his “gun control” agenda.

Quintis Arrius July 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hey toLizzy:you should read more, alot more. Great speeches are all over the Internet.
The best presidents in the past and there are many of them, used a familiar theme or story that made the listener connect with the president.
This clown we have now doesn’t get it. He mentioned that his daugthers go to movies and that he sometimes worried about the “What if” scenario happening to them. What a moronic thing to say since his family doesnt move with out Uzi-packing SS personnel for protection. His words of condolances couched in the “I’m a father too” seem meaningless.
This is our president, I get that. But not EVERYTHING is about him or his goofy family.

Darkangel July 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Other thing: there’s a theater in the White House itself, and studios would be more than happy to send over a copy of pretty much any movie this White House requests. So the idea that he’d even SEND the kids out to a civilian theater stretches credulity.

So, yeah…not only is he being narcissistic, he’s being a damn fool liar about it, too.

Max17 July 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

toLizzy, you’re unaware of Obama’s overuse of ‘I’ and ‘me’ no matter the topic of his speech? Really? What planet do you moonbats live on?

Grant July 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Probably, but not the type of gun control that enabled the 71 year old gentleman in Florida from stopping what could have been a fatal encounter for the people in the business.

Needless to say, gun free zones are already in the news, but Obama probably does need to run the risk of mentioning the issue… that is being done “under the radar” and with Obama and Hillary moving the UN Gun treaty forward there is no need for Obama to mention it… rather I think he be mum on the issue, knowing that his agenda is moving along nicely while he gives the impression he is neutral on the issue. It is a shame that no one was there to stop the carnage…reports indicate that 3 men gave their lives by shielding women they were with…. too bad one of those 3 did not have the means to stop what was going on…. even if they sacrificed their life to do it…. that would have been 1 sacrifice and 2 families that did not have the lifelong loss of their son. Seems that is better odds than the foolish sinister disarming of honest people.

Grant July 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

should have said “does NOT need” to mention it

Fort Worth Yankee July 22, 2012 at 8:40 am

I see the liar-in-chief is heading out to another fund raising event beginning in San Francisco and only made his stop in Aurora as a ‘side trip’ for his scheduled campaign swing through the western states.

He is spending only 2.5 hours (total ground time which includes his limo rides) vs. how many hours he will spend collecting money on a 4 day trip?

Alex July 22, 2012 at 8:41 am

He may feel he has to, if he flys west looking for $ and doesn’t stop in C.O. even some Dems would ask why he didn’t stop, it is along the way.

jbinminot July 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

Here in Minot North Dakota, there were 4,000 people displaced by the flood. Why hasn’t Obama showed up here yet?

ObamaIsGodAwful July 22, 2012 at 8:57 am

He’s not aware it is one of the 57 states.

Miggie July 22, 2012 at 8:49 am

PHOTO OP…….

MEC July 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

Obama is a true narcissist; he has no shame. Does he really believe that most Americans will not realize that for personal gain he is politicizing this incident? Oh…wait…he is a narcissist, he only thinks of himself,

I hope that some of the families who lost someone, or have someone who was wounded, tells Obama to take a walk.

Just2old July 22, 2012 at 9:03 am

Ding!

Chris July 22, 2012 at 10:55 am

Totally! There is nothing more narcissistic than the POTUS visiting the site of a national tragedy.

Malcolm July 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Idiot!

Andrew July 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Chris just doesn’t know how to think for himself. First of all, this is a national interest story, not a national tragedy. 9/11 was a national tragedy. Pearl Harbor was a national tragedy. Foreign born terrorists and military personnel attacked on our sovereign soil and killed thousands. How many youths are gunned down in the inner cities of America daily? Are those national tragedies? Where’s the POTUS when everyone of these things happens? If you can’t see the narcissism of this President you fully have your head buried in the sand. If this wasn’t a political calculation, he would understand that the families are in the depths of their grief and planning for funerals and such. A two hour vist from the POTUS is meaningless and a political photo-op at a time when they need time to get everything in order.

ObamaIsGodAwful July 22, 2012 at 8:56 am

The “Donate to the Obama campaign as a wedding gift” ploy didn’t raise much, but this “Donate to the Obama campaign in memory of the Aurora theater murders” trip will surely bring in some cash.

RotalSnart July 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

H’s going to tell Republicans not to make it political!!!! as he mentions the need for gun control (taking away your constitutional rights) and his friends in the Communist media will play along…..

Biffy Kraker July 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

The families should boycott this obvious electioneering tactic on the part of Obozo the boy wonder.

Roserazzle July 22, 2012 at 9:01 am

I read all of the comments below. I have nothing more to add, all of you, my sentiments exactly.

Oh my I have grown tired of this pol-pres. He sickens me.
I know there are many still on fire for this fraud, so we must get out and vote.
We must vote for Romney, there is not alternative that will save the citizens of this great country.

Ryan July 22, 2012 at 9:25 am

Amen Selah!! Praise God!!

alohajonny July 22, 2012 at 9:02 am

Oh well

SnarkEsq. July 22, 2012 at 9:03 am

He’s not leaving the WH until after 2pm. Hmm, I predict a staged photo op this morning of the O’s walking across the street, holding hands on their way to church, playing up the need for prayer in this time of tragedy.

David Gibson July 22, 2012 at 9:04 am

After doing so much to divide us, I am looking forward to see if the President reaches out to bring us together. Perhaps if he would schedule something other than campaign and fundraising events people out here in Aurora might not be so skeptical about his visit. Still, he’s the President and he’ll be respectfully welcomed.

Ryan July 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

He, ( Barry Soetoro-His LEGAL NAME!, aka BHO) will use this event, Just as he did the ‘GIFFORD’S’ MEMORIAL’ , to cast his Hypnotic Satanic prayers ( Easter 2011- He Referred to Himself as God with the twisted version of Psalms 46 that he recited, thus fulfilling the ‘ Sycamore Prophecy ‘ of Isaiah 9:10 KJV [ Isaiah 9:10
King James Version (KJV)
10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.] ) – to mesmerize the delusional people that think that this Anti-Christ Figure is the chosen one -’ THEIR’ messiah, but we all know he is not!! There is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD YAHWEH, and his only begotten son that he sent in a human body for the Redemption of our sins through HIS ETERNAL LOVING GRACE AND MERCY, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR YESHUA HA MASHAIACH- YESHUA JESUS CHRIST!! Amen Selah!! Call on his name for true Salvation in these end times, for time is almost up and God is closing ‘THE DOORS TO THE ARK’!! Believe on Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, come to him, in simple humiliation with Child-Like reverence and true REPENTANCE in your hearts!! HE IS THE ONLY HOPE THAT WE ALL HAVE!! Trust on him and you will be SAVED in ETERNITY FROM ETERNAL DAMNATION that is coming for the sinners of this world per Gods word in the Book of Revelation in the HOLY BIBLE!! Praise his HOLY AND MIGHTY NAME!!

MEC July 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

How in hell is Obama, or any one person, suppose to bring (you) together? He is not a God nor has a magic wand. The man is nothing but a walking liar. I have a feeling you just might be an Obama man. He is using you and the citizens of the city.

Dutra July 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

He is using this tragedy for the purpose of a campaign stop?! The theme? Gun gun control. How sad.

dmcoxfree July 22, 2012 at 9:49 am

Is it just me or does it seem strange that the other mass shooting in Colorado occurred during the last Democrat President?

Chris July 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

Not strange at all! Also, ever notice that your nose runs and your feet smell?

Malcolm July 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Idiot x2

Perspective July 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

Right..where he and his Party will tell them how much safer they would have been with stricter gun control..in the face of all evidence, which shows that time and again the safest place to be is where the lawful citizens are armed. Just one armed conceal-carry permit holder would have saved a lot of lives.

Tomas July 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

Don’t let a good crisis go to waste.

Ryan July 22, 2012 at 9:24 am

~~ Rahm Emanuel~~

J P July 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Rammy Manhole

NVRAT July 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

This disgusting POS would do anything for a vote. I find it rather interesting that he would go out out of his way to visit the victims families after going to Colorado to see the fire damage when all the while not even acknowledging other victims of the tornado’s that has caused so much damage and death across the country (except for some Black communities) in the past 2 years. Colorado is a state he will need in the coming election, so now he is pandering as much as possible in this state. I hope that the people of Colorado see this fraud for what he really is. Also I suspect he will use this incident to push his anti gun agenda and justification for trying to sell out our second amendment rights to the United Nations this month.

Chris July 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

Obama’s rating from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: F

*Brought to you by Facts. Facts: An essential part of any conversation.

Susan July 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Is that organization related to the same Sarah Brady he told he was working “under the radar” on gun control? Your “facts” are nothing but pure propaganda.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/05/25/obama-were-working-on-gun-control-under-the-radar/

SnarkEsq. July 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

Obama will leave the White House a 2:15 pm ET and arrive in Colorado at 3:40 pm MT, spending two hours and twenty five minutes on the ground before leaving for San Francisco, where he had been scheduled to arrive Monday.

So, he’s leaving CO at 6:05 pm? Interesting. I just heard that there’s a prayer vigil scheduled in Aurora at 6:30 pm.

Ryan July 22, 2012 at 9:23 am

This was purposely put out there, I believe , to propagate the illusion that he is a mighty-powerful -messiah figure- that can somehow TRANSPORT HIMSELF across great distances as -A God-. But we all know there is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD! YAHWEH, YESHUA HA MASHAIACH!! YESHUA JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!! AMEN SELAH!!

Chris July 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

This man deserves an Emmy for Best Comedic Writing.

Ryan July 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

He, ( Barry Soetoro-His LEGAL NAME!, aka BHO) will use this event, Just as he did the ‘GIFFORD’S’ MEMORIAL’ , to cast his Hypnotic Satanic prayers ( Easter 2011- He Referred to Himself as God with the twisted version of Psalms 46 that he recited, thus fulfilling the ‘ Sycamore Prophecy ‘ of Isaiah 9:10 KJV [ Isaiah 9:10
King James Version (KJV)
10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.] ) – to mesmerize the delusional people that think that this Anti-Christ Figure is the chosen one -’ THEIR’ messiah, but we all know he is not!! There is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD YAHWEH, and his only begotten son that he sent in a human body for the Redemption of our sins through HIS ETERNAL LOVING GRACE AND MERCY, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR YESHUA HA MASHAIACH- YESHUA JESUS CHRIST!! Amen Selah!! Call on his name for true Salvation in these end times, for time is almost up and God is closing ‘THE DOORS TO THE ARK’!! Believe on Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, come to him, in simple humiliation with Child-Like reverence and true REPENTANCE in your hearts!! HE IS THE ONLY HOPE THAT WE ALL HAVE!! Trust on him and you will be SAVED in ETERNITY FROM ETERNAL DAMNATION that is coming for the sinners of this world per Gods word in the Book of Revelation in the HOLY BIBLE!! Praise his HOLY AND MIGHTY NAME!!

The Original July 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

I heard a stat on some show this weekend that more people have died of suicide this year so far than by murder. Both causes of death are horrifying.

I am sure that it is expected for BO to show up and express condolences. Unfortunately, it has reached a point to me that I don’t trust anything that comes out his mouth.

I can’t imagine how the families of this massacre are dealing this disaster. The pain must be so deep.

Danbury July 22, 2012 at 9:19 am

As if those people haven’t suffered enough, now Obama, several days later, arrives to make what political hay he can. This is the same person who assassinates other world leaders for political gain, like Gaddafi, and has a Chicago “hit list” of more to come.

He deserves to be sharing the cell with the other psycho.

Ryan July 22, 2012 at 9:28 am

Excellent Points!! Doesn’t just make you sick to your stomach!? I know I puke when I hear his voice……. He will use this to shamelessly promote HIS GLORIFICATION! ARREST AND IMPEACH! IN THAT ORDER!!

Rowdy Boots July 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

What a phoney

Is this guy without one ounce of compassion?

Does he have to take advantage of every tragedy?

disgusting

Don July 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

Whore.

Beazr July 22, 2012 at 9:31 am

great, thanks for screwing up my travel today mr dickhead pres. too bad he wasn’t in the theater when it all happened.

Hereandnow July 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Really? Such disgusting hate.

Terry Rohan July 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

you got to be kidding me. this is already a campaign stop, he had this cookin when he went to waldo canyon a few weeks ago. do the math, they said the guy shot up the place with an assault weapon, and a beta mag , then they say the gun jammed. The theory fell apart without the 100 round mag. you can’t shoot that much in 1.5 minutes and re-load. the theory depended on the hero effect being disabled by the lack of re-laod. why didn’t eh hero boyfriends jump on this guy when he had to transition to his sidearm????? you can’t look too close at this, if you want to be believed.

kimdi01 July 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

Weer it last year Obama would have gone to the golf course but this year, to score a few political points he plays the game of keeping his name and picture in the headlines while pretending to care. This man will do ANYTHING for a vote!

Danny in Mo. July 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

My heartfelt condolences to the victims and the families who must live with this horrendous act of senseless evil. That being said, a visit ostensibly to comfort the grieving appears on the surface to be more politically motivated and calculated for the desired intention of propping up a president whose true concern for people is questionable at best.

Kevin July 22, 2012 at 9:40 am

Team Obama is also probably worried about this story getting out about the shooter being an Occupy guy which the liberals including Pelosi and Obama backed and supported:

Colorado shooting suspect reported to be former ‘Occupy’ member:

http://www.examiner.com/article/colorado-shooting-suspect-reported-to-be-former-occupy-member

way2confused July 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

Let’s see if he somehow manages to make this into yet another campaign event. If he so much as mentions Romney, we will know the real purpose of this event.

And looking at his schedule, so the American people see that he spends no time doing his job for the people? He should be on Capital Hill lobbying representatives to get his agenda passed–not partying all over the country.

Anonomys July 22, 2012 at 9:45 am

This guy eats, drinks, breathes and dreams politiks!! NO TASTE!

bo1921 July 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

Rahm Emanuel – “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

The Sceptic July 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

Michelle won’t travel with Obama on this trip as it is Ramadan. I bet his jewelry is again in for repair. Just had to visit this battleground state. Maybe he might throw in a fundraiser while he’s there. Or get in a round of golf.

Anonna July 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

Women don’t travel with men during Ramadan? Men give up wearing jewelry? I’m curious, Sceptic. What else shall we watch for during this next month?

Racist Obamessiah July 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

Photo op with those who are “bitter…clinging to their guns and religion.”

Even better, it just happens to be a flyover swing state which looks like a toss-up this year.

Better still, they don’t exactly love them some Mormons out there in purple-state Colorado…

Craigmk1974 July 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

Haven’t these poor people suffered enough?

Girly1 July 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

@SnarkEsq.
“So, he’s leaving CO at 6:05 pm? Interesting. I just heard that there’s a prayer vigil scheduled in Aurora at 6:30 pm.”

I wondered about that too, Snark. Could it be that he wasn’t ‘invited’ to speak at the Memorial? Does he intend to ‘upstage’ the Memorial by giving a campaign ‘speech’ beforehand? Sorta like ‘eat and run’. Or did he squeeze in a $40K fundraiswer in SF tonight? We’ll see.

ObamaIsGodAwful July 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

Obama is relieved. This Aurora tragedy will at least temporarily overtake the Obama economy as the saddest occurrence in America.

Buzz Lightyear July 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

Oh please. All you idiots would be decrying Obama if he DIDN’T go to Colorado. What a bunch of morons. This must be a Drudge link.

Winslow July 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

Wrong Buzz
This man is going to bring his intruding fanny into a town that doesn’t need his army of people or the hassle of hosting him. The families don’t need to have Obama on their plate too.
He made his statement and should have left it at that.

ObamaIsGodAwful July 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

Well, Obama has screwed up the economy, evaporated jobs, deficit spent out the wazoo, exploded the national debt, sent drones flying over our heads as he figures out how to arm them, imposed health care tyranny on the masses, foreclosed on millions of homes, and helped spread Islamic radicalism throughout the world.

I know, I know — Obama got bin Laden. bin Laden and the US economy are both resting quietly on the bottom.

sandy July 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

Buzz: You followed the instructions well on how to write a hateful comment from your daily Media Matters memo; daddy soros will be proud!

Darkangel July 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

It’s too soon. They haven’t even buried the bodies yet, for heaven’s sake, and now they have to deal with the narcissist in chief using their grief as a campaign prop.

If Obama had shown, over the last three and a half years, that he really was serious about being a man of the people, we’d have no objection. But his track record is one of narcissism and politicizing every tragedy he can–of never letting a crisis go to waste, and making everything about himself.

So unless he’s suddenly discovered the common touch over this tragedy, then it stands to reason that this visit is all politics and no compassion. And, to be blunt, Obama wouldn’t know the common touch if it kicked him in the cojones.

Malcolm July 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Your mom needs you to do the dishes.

Winslow July 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

Why can’t he just stay the hell away?
I thought Clinton was a great manipulator but Obama has him beat by miles.
Does anyone believe this SOB?
He had nothing to do and now he is using this tragedy to play humanoid!
Shame on HIm

The Original July 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

BTW, Pres. Bush was invited to speak to a student convocation at VA Tech after the shootings there the day after that massacre. He did speak to those students/teachers. If I do remember correctly, it was a wonderful and compassionate speech.

Winslow July 22, 2012 at 10:16 am

The operative words about President Bush speaking, “Pres. Bush was INVITED TO SPEAK”
Who invited Obama again? Refresh my memory please.

sandy July 22, 2012 at 11:37 am

Lest we forget, former President Bush visited the wounded soldiers at Ft Hood without notifying the media for a photo-op….

Winslow July 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Couldn’t have said it better if I had tried.
Absolutely Right!

sandy July 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

Not a word from this president to the gang members responsible for the blood soaked streets of his home town, Chicago:

http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/date/2012/2/

Winslow July 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

My guess as with Fort Hood, the fallen at Ft. Hood were military personnel who would not have voted for him and in Chicago, these victims? didn’t vote either.
Besides his buddy Rham is King in Chicago and Obama had to be careful.
In Colorado, Obama is looking for votes.
He is truly a piece of Crap

sandy July 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

“He is truly a piece of Crap”-You’re too kind!!!

It’s much more than whether these Chicago monsters vote: o doesn’t want national attention given to the murdering gangs of blacks and illegal Mexicans….

o and his comrades are desperate and will do and say anything for a vote!

Maxwell July 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

This is much too soon to announce the President will be visiting these people, they haven’t even had enough time to grieve and come to grips with whats happen, and now Obama announces he’s visiting Aurora.

Obama has already lowered the flags in respect and publicly expressed his condolences for the victims and their families, that should’ve been enough for any President right now.

Make no mistake about it, the only reason Obama has decided to go to Aurora so soon, is so that ‘he’ could have closure on this terrible tragedy, and he could get back to his campaigning as soon as possible.