Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | December 14, 2012

President Obama Makes a Statement on the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

If you haven’t seen it yet, this is President Obama’s speech from earlier this afternoon in regards to the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

The pause at the one minute mark is nothing if not gut-wrenching.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not posting this to start a debate. I don’t want to talk about politics and I don’t want to talk about gun control. I don’t want to talk about anything. I just want to cry. I want to cry and I want to know that all of the kids in my life are at home and safe. That’s what I want right now…and I think Obama’s in the same place right now. That’s why I’m posting this.

Huge your kids today. Hug your kids every damn day, y’all.

I’m gonna go hug the hell outta Honey right now.


  1. But when you realize that this very same person is giving the orders for Drons to go and kill Afghan, Pakisitani, Irani, and … babies makes you hate him, makes you feel like spiting on his face…. 😐


    • I completely understand that mindset, but that’s not what this is about. This is about the tragedy that just occurred in Connecticut.

      There’s no saying that Obama hasn’t ordered these strikes, they’ve been going since well before his presidency. They’re part of the “American war machine” at this point. The intention of the drones is to kill warlords and high-ranking officials within terrorist sects. The children and other citizens are casualties of war. It doesn’t make it right, but it is a very different situation from a gunman going into an elementary school and shooting innocent children. There weren’t any warlords or members of the Taliban orchestrating attacks inside that school. Adam Ranza wasn’t operating with the intention of stopping evil, he was evil. He committed an unprovoked mass murder of children. It’s a very, very different situation.

      I’m not trying to discount or discredit your feelings about the drone strikes, they are 100% justified, but please don’t cheapen the loss of those young lives by using this horrible situation as a time to take potshots at the president or play political games.


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