Obama commemorates Sandy Hook – a picture of himself and a gun control message

Keeping with an awkward tradition of sending pictures of himself commemorating historical events, President Obama noted the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in predicable fashion.

The White House tweeted this:

 

As tragic as the Newtown, Conn., slayings were, the president and most media fail to mention there were actually 27 victims – the shooter also killed his mother.

Obama used his weekly address to “honor the memories” of those lost that day, but he couldn’t resist the opportunity to speak about gun control.

“But beneath the sadness, we also felt a sense of resolve – that these tragedies must end, and that to end them, we must change,” the president said. “And on this anniversary of a day we will never forget, that’s the example we should continue to follow. Because we haven’t yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer.  We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily.”

With a nod to the Clintonesque “it takes a village” mindset, he said, “We have to treat every child like they’re our child.”

Watch the president’s remarks here via the White House:

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  • Hello Dolly

    they didn’t bother to attend a memorial, instead they had the prop room in the basement of the WH send up candles and a little step to put them on. Allowing the official WH photographer to release the censored photos to the WH press corp.

    Seriously. What a joke.

  • seazen

    The President and Michelle honor the victims of violence and communicate their condolences as they should. And this becomes a piece wildly distorted to generate criticism? Get a life.

    • gretchen

      Seazon this was not about remembering the victoms at all. This was just another photo opp for the liar-in-chief and the first sow. Ams since when does a Christian light candles the way they do in a Catholic Church?
      This is as far from remembering as you can get. Just like all the other selfies he’s had taken.
      If he really wanted to pay tribute,why didn’t he go to the location and place flowers?
      And yes, we deserve to criticize him for the way he pays tribute. How can one pay tribute by doing a selfie? That is a tribute to only himself and nothibg more.
      If it were George W. Bush would you feel the same or post the same comment?

      • seazen

        I gather that you wish there were no pictures of the Obamas at all. I imagine seeing them reminds you that he was elected President by the voters of this country – twice.

  • Shirley Wilson

    Dolly..you can bet..that was staged and photo’d before their vacation in Hawaii…

  • http://www.InformingChristians.com/ DebraJMSmith

    Such a loser!

  • yoyomo

    This is insane – The selfie President!

  • john doe

    Just another chance for a “selfie” from our (and I don’t think he was actually elected by the people) jackass in chief. Sure seems strange to me that people that can prove his origins seem to majicly die in supposed “accidents.

  • reinhold

    GUNS: Use them or lose them

    This cheap burlesque of lighting candles plainly shows the desperation of Empire in Collapse.

    The Malignant Mulatto presidential impostor is merely a dead-agent surrogate for the Kosher Kabal of the Bogus Bank of Credit Fraud. The minions of the Powers of Darkness attempt to convince the subjugated world that the Central Power is Invincible.

    Because the Central Power is not invincible these minions must strive to disarm The People before The Civilian Militia act upon their authority, power and duty to suppress the current insurrection by renegade pubic servants. They have failed.

    The myriad school mass shootings and bogus bombings are deliberate provocations designed to win hearts and minds to coerce The People to surrender their arms. A disarmed People are the food of tyrants. A free people shall NEVER surrender their power and authority!

    RISE UP AND SHINE ! Take Down That Evil Tower!