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Newtown Families Back in Town; Meeting With Obama, Biden

President Obama and Vice President Biden will keep the gun issue simmering with a meeting today with the families of  victims of the Newtown massacre.

Friday is the six-month anniversary of the shootings, and the families are in Washington seeking to relaunch efforts to pass gun control legislation.

Biden has made reviving the legislation his pet project, a possible play to Democratic presidential primary voters who may view him as leading on the issue while Hillary Clinton does speaking engagements. Obama has been less vocal about a second round of gun control, but this time he’s joining in.

Obama and Biden will tell the families that “we will never forget and we will continue to fight alongside them,” according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

51 thoughts on “Newtown Families Back in Town; Meeting With Obama, Biden”

  1. What would Lincoln say?

    That would be a great question (seemingly harmless)…
    What is it about Lincoln’s Presidency and his actions that makes him your favorite President ?

    Because other than the Emancipation Proclamation and declaring Martial Law, I can’t see any supposed trait similarities.

  2. Only Joe could come up with such a splendid idea as keeping this loser/dead issue alive and watch the equally stupid republicans jump on it as though it has the slightest chance of gaining ground. Someone ask Joe about Benghazi.

  3. They’re certainly not listening to the “other side” of the Newtown families, many are not supporting this political kabuki.

    Whatever happened to the Santa Monica College shooting story? Just disappeared as a “chaotic spate of violence”. Somethings up with that, I smell a coverup since the family had a “funny” last name.

    1. The shooter was John Zawahri. His brother was named Christopher, and his father was named Samir. Going on the first names of the brothers, it sounds as if they were of Middle Eastern extraction, but not Muslim.

      1. Duh. Going on their surnames and the first name of their father, and their first names, it sounds as if they were of Middle Eastern extraction, but were not Muslims.

    2. Apparently the shooter had had mental issues . This side of the story got scrubbed from the narrative quickly. By coincidence, the WSJ ran an article a few days before the shooting that dealt with the fact that the recent mass shooters have had mental problems as a common denominator and that their families were unable to get them help due to legal restrictions, in particular the HEPA rules.

  4. Trust Barack O’Biden to keep the wounds of these sad families open so they can score some perceived political points. What a couple of scumbags.

    1. How about some real bang for the buck. Obama can try getting his pals in Chicago to enforce the law and lower the carnage there.

      If just one child could be saved, wouldn’t this common sense action be worth it?

      1. I think that means more street policing, paying informants, but yes, they should do it–put a value on lives. I don’t think everything should be overturned for “just one life,” the greatest good for the greatest number and all that, but it at least seems Chicago could be doing better with this gang thing.

  5. We will not forget Benghazi, nor Fast and Furious Obama.
    You can run but you cannot hide, and neither can Hillary.
    I think most of US are onto your ‘watch the other hand’ shenanigans.
    The Cloward and Piven tactics of overwhelming the system is obvious, along with the Saul Alinsky tactics of destroying your enemies.

    You are not talking to a crowd of college or high school kids.
    Your facade is now transparent and we won’t be fooled again.

    Just keep playing your hand Barry to your own demise.
    Diversionary tactics only work against fools.

      1. You reposted forbidden words, Geoff. Now they’re onto YOU as well. Your tax audit will begin in – OH, NO, I DID IT TOO! YOU CAN’T SAY “TAX AUDIT”!

        Got to go, someone’s knocking heavily on the door…

  6. It’s human nature to want to blame someone, anyone, for the excrutiatingly painful loss of one’s child, but attempting to strip Americans of their constitional rights will not make it hurt less.

    1. Anti-gun people can’t get enough of ridiculing the NRA’s position that “the only thing to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

      Which begs the question:

      If that’s the wrong answer, what’s the right one?

      Bonus points: What do they call military, law enforcement and Secret Service — if not “good guys with guns”?

  7. And, let’s see, here . . . Newton is in Connecticut, which has the most lenient regulations . . . . wait! No? You mean the regulations in Newton are already more strict than the proposed national legislation that’s going to solve all the problems? Gee, I don’t understand! Surely Congress wouldn’t have ulterior motives aside from actually protecting children? Would they?

  8. wow.. with so much going on right now in Congress, in the WH, in the country, you would think that BO and company would rather get the country back on it’s feet. Nope. This is just plain nutz.

  9. It’s no coincidence that Connecticut’s senators, Blumenthal and Murphy, have been going town to town talking guns – and CT state reps are visiting high schools for debates about guns. It’s like Obama sent out a memo to every Democratic politician – “Damn it, Go Out there and Make me Look Good”

    1. The logistics for this trip are just astounding.
      Since this seems to be nothing more than the Obama’s fabulous summer vacation, it has to be the most expensive in history.

      1. ahhh but wait.. MO will need a vacation from the trip. Queue up Martha’s Vineyard! .. Just before the kiddies go back.

        1. Au contraire, Otis. The Diva and her entourage will be spending the entire summer on the Vineyard. She is fed up with the negativity in D.C. Poor thang! Oh, and Abe, Jr. will be joining up with the family on week-ends. As I recall, the last place they rented on the island was $50K/week. It’s about time they purchased their own vacation place. The only other freeloaders were the Clintons but they didn’t come close to these deadbeats.

    2. “Security concerns” are ramping up the costs of the Obama’s family vacation at the end of the month to their homeland – sub-Sahara Africa. ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!



  10. I think this performance is just a shiny object. Meanwhile, back in Realsville. Not everybody in America is being monitored 24/7 by the Obama regime. Since October of 2011, Islamic mosques have a special dispensation from surveillance granted by the injustice department. That makes it pretty clear to me that this guy occupying the White House is the most anti-American president this country has ever elected…

    Drudge link:

  11. Could someone please inform Crazy Joe Biden that a candidate who has to wear Depends under his trousers and around his mouth will never be elected president of the United States. Thank you.

  12. Their original proposal went down in flames in the DEMOCRATICALLY CONTROLLED Senate. It’s a nonstarter in the House. This is as nothing a nothingburger as it’s possible to serve in Washington these days. Where have you gone, Clara Peller?

    What an utterly obvious display of bad-faith misdirection. They have no shame.

  13. God bless these families that have lost a child. I can only imagine the pain that living through the loss of your child can bring. For Obama and his lap dog to again parade these families across the TV screen is criminal. Is there no compassion left within these two idiots to stop.

  14. Obama and Biden will tell the families that “we will never forget them, like we did the four Americans who were murdered in Benghazi, at least two of whom we might have been able to save,” according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

    there, I fixed your sentence.

  15. This is so sick. sick beyond words… use the kids, use the broken hearted parents, tell them what to do and what to say. push to disarm Americans. I pray for these poor parents that they find peace… for then evil pres. not to win and take our guns. it’s not the guns. in this case it is clear that the mother knew her son was ill and was looking at hospitals to put him in. she should have never had guns in the house much less teach him how to use them.

  16. It has become obvious that our politicians are our enemies. Took us a long time to finally see the truth – but it’s as clear as the nose on my face. They don’t represent any of us.

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