Obama Weekly Address: Time for Solidarity
Repeats call for 'meaningful action'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2012 5:52 AM CST
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(Newser) – President Obama devoted his weekly radio address today to the Connecticut school shooting, asking Americans to pray for the victims and their families. "Most of those who died were just young children with their whole lives ahead of them," he said, echoing yesterday's news conference. "And every parent in America has a heart heavy with hurt." Obama reiterated that it's time to "come together to take meaningful action" to prevent future shootings, thought he stopped short of specifics, reports Reuters. (USA Today has the full transcript here.)

Advocates of stricter gun control already have begun to step up pressure, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "We have heard all the rhetoric before," he said yesterday. "What we have not seen is leadership—not from the White House and not from Congress. That must end today."

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whattodo
Dec 15, 2012 2:49 PM CST
This particular President lies so convincingly that at first hearing people tend to believe him, among those he claims to be akin to, that belief will continue until their last breath. To the more rational among us who recognize that Obama has a deep rooted objection to telling the truth, we can see that his saying 'SOLIDARITY' means in his mind, 'do what I say, ignore those who are opposed to me' I listen to what he is audibly saying, I then view his actions (that is whenever he does act, which is rare) to see if they match his rhetoric, they never have thus far, I cannot see him changing in the future to where he might be an honest & believable President.
Just_Dave
Dec 15, 2012 11:15 AM CST
Its hard this soon after a Presidential election to believe one of the candidates when they say they want solidarity.
Bartmaeus
Dec 15, 2012 10:25 AM CST
Solidarity, Yeah. Meaning: Let's capitalise on this false flag op. Let's (Das)Kapitalize on this necessary breaking of eggs! Are all the sentimental, docile, TSA-groped pawns behind us yet? Have all the Zombies been tagged and labelled? FORWARD. Wasn't that his campaign slogan? What does it mean, this military command? He likes using proxy killers, does Obama, as in Libya and Syria. In the US the mentally ill are on the front line, Those drugs nowadays, so good for institution policy CHANGE.