Choked-Up Obama: 'Our Hearts Are Broken'
He says nation needs to take 'meaningful action'
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2012 2:36 PM CST
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(Newser) – President Obama today spoke about the Connecticut school shooting, and he nearly broke down at the podium while doing so. "Our hearts are broken today," said Obama, who had to take a moment to compose himself while referring to the "beautiful little kids" who were killed, notes Talking Points Memo. "I know there's not a parent in America who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that I do." He also made an apparent reference to gun control: "We're going to have to come together to take meaningful action regardless of the politics." (Full transcript here.)

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Fransico-2012
Dec 16, 2012 12:45 PM CST
Happycows wrote: Can you imagine if Huckabee or Romney would have been elected? President Obama moved me with his speech and his obvious emotion while speaking of the tragedy...I thank God he was elected. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Happycows is typical of a DEM who is very forgiving to DEMs, and still holding the grudge to REPs. In his/her above post, Happycows feels grateful for the tears of Mr. Oh-Mama's performance in the school tragedy. Meanwhile, Happycows takes this golden opportunity to attack Mr. Huckabee and Mr. Romney for no reason. Yet HappyCows should try hard to forget the fact that the DEM Party did nothing about Gun Control when they and Mr. Oh_Mama held all the top positions in White House, Congress and Senate. Furthermore, they had intently shelved off the Gun Control initiative during Mr. Oh-Mama' s presidential campaign 2012. They put their re-election above the public safety. Therefore, it is mind-boggling that the winner DEMs still heat up their unreasonable hate with their own imagination of "If's"? why are Happy Cows still angry, not Happy? This is why once I was a DEM, now I am Independent, no party affiliation with anything related to the "so-called" happy Cows.
Fransico-2012
Dec 16, 2012 1:18 AM CST
How many children are killed by guns this year? less than 100. How many unborn children are killed per year by abortions with the Oh-Mama' s approval? more than one millions. Maybe this is a wake-up call that the blood and the souls of the unborn children are crying and asking Mr. Obama to repay for his abortion policy. Let's pray for the souls of these children killed by our guns and the souls of unborn children killed by our abortion. Please forgive our sins!
brandonH
Dec 16, 2012 1:09 AM CST
20 innocent children were SLAUGHTERED while simply trying to learn their ABC's!! THAT'S a fact. I can't believe that there could be voices of DISSENT ANYWHERE on these pages!! I'm sure your god is proud.