Some conservatives mock Obama for crying about Newtown school shooting

“President Barack Obama issued another impassioned plea on Tuesday for Congress to take action to curb gun violence, shedding tears as he recalled the 2012 Newtown school massacre,” as is reporting.

“‘Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad,’ the president said as he unveiled his executive actions on gun control.

“It was an emotional moment. At other times during his presidency, Obama has teared up about the 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School who died at the hands of a gunman. The nation averaged more than one mass shooting a day in 2015, according to some counts.

“After the president’s speech, however, conservatives like Ben Shapiro and Jim Geraghty mocked Obama for displaying his emotions about the tragedy and suggested they weren’t authentic.”

The rest of the report is here.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

7 thoughts on “Some conservatives mock Obama for crying about Newtown school shooting”

  1. That’s great. How many of your fellow board members on nonprofits such as our Fire Safe Council would agree? It all starts at the community level. Let’s hope they all speak out too.

    1. I spend my volunteer time, money and vote on issues I support. I have never failed to vote in any state or federal election, and I do send money to candidates and organizations who represent my views.

  2. Although I disagree with the opinion of the conclusion of this article / experiment I found it fascinating and extremely interesting. I don’t dispute the findings/ results but believe they are only part of the discussion of what does the Second Amendment really mean and is it still applicable in the 21st Century.

    The Unabridged Second Amendment

    By taking historical and intent context out of the amendment it becomes obsolete in my opinion.

    When the US Constitution was written in a very non democratic way those at the convention were under huge amounts of pressure, stress, and anxiety over the next British attack on the newly formed sovereign nation or a collective of individual states that had no real active central governmental powers under the Articles of Federation. I would argue the 2nd and 3rd amendments have outlived their necessity. If we look at it from a logistic stand point we have roughly 6000 military bases/ weapon warehouses around the 50 states and the largest military empire the world has ever seen. Also, the US has outlawed slavery, which was one of the big underlying sticking points of the final draft of the second amendment. So in conclusion we have shelter for our standing army who can defend and secure the US Constitution/ United States of America and no need for state militias to keep slaves in order.

    This idea the founders wanted the citizens of the newly formed nation to be able to overthrow that government is ludicrous and was never mentioned in any official documents or letters between founders. By the standards of the day people in the US had more say in their government than any of the European nations. All the quotes used to fight off tyranny were being used towards the European styles of governance, especially towards the British.

    1. Good historical perspective. AK47 or not, I would not want to go up against the US military. As an after thought, How can anyone who holds a public office where they affirm to “support and defend the United states of America” use an argument of having arms to overthrow the government?

      1. My comeback to people who feel the need to “keep and bear” to prevent the army from taking over is “Do you know what an A-10 is”?

  3. The entire agenda of the conservative right since Obama was elected has been to simply make the President look bad whenever and however they can. They have not sought to govern. They have not sought to solve problems only to deny, disrupt and blame. The party of NO! I guess it’s like climate change… if you tell a lie long enough and loud enough the ideologically crippled will believe it. God help our country if the right gets the White House and the Congress. They will turn America into another Greece while the billionaires behind the curtain dance all the way to the bank and the common folk stand in the food lines waiting for food that will never come because the budget was cut.

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