Romney pulls Colo. ads, Obama makes statement on Aurora tragedy at campaign rally with cheering crowd

In light of the horrific tragedy in Aurora, Colo. that left 12 people dead and 50 injured, Mitt Romney is suspending campaign ads in Colorado.

President Obama is doing so as well and is heading back to The White House.

The president gave a statement today about the deadly massacre. However, he did so at a campaign rally in front of a disgracefully cheering crowd.

No, cancelling would mean that he didn’t show up. He still appeared at the campaign rally and chose to give his statement, as President of the United States, there.

How on earth can one “transition” from a campaign rally to honoring a tragic loss of life? And how can people cheer at these words?

President Obama is right; this isn’t a time for politics. Then why was his statement, as President of the United States, given in front of a cheering crowd? Is his campaign team heartless, clueless or both? The Left, and the media, are already grossly politicizing this tragedy on the backs of the dead. And now the lives lost were honored … with cheers?

Instead of giving dignity and respect to the lives tragically cut short, his soulless supporters made it all about President Obama. While the president’s words were somber and seemed to be heartfelt, the place they were given was inexcusably wrong. He cannot be blamed for the actions of the morally bankrupt in the crowd, but he is responsible for choosing the venue in which to honor the dead and help a nation grieve as President of the United States.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims, and their families, of this horrific tragedy. To quote another president, “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and “slipped the surly bonds of earth” to “touch the face of God.”

Update: Shameful.

  • Wigglesworth111

    WTF? They were chanting “4 MORE YEARS 4 MORE YEARS”

  • cscape

    doesn’t this prove that Obama’s Drones will cheer anything he says, regardless of the content….. he could say, “it’s 3 O’Clock” (Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!)…… “My feet are bothering me” (Yipeeeeeeeee!)….. what a joke!!!!!

    • James Atkins

      I tried not to laugh, but couldn’t help it. On this sad day, it was nice to still be able to laugh.

      Obama: I like cheese and pickels!
      Crowd: Yaaaaaaay! 4 more years!

  • Orangeone

    And he was loving it. He had to turn it into himself by referring to his daughters. No, your daughters would never be in harm because millions of our taxpayer money is spent keeping them safe (ie 25 guarding just one in Mexico).
    No God reference in his political speech either. He doesn’t know how to not campaign.

  • RIChris

    Obama’s handling of the Fort Hood massacre:
    He feels nothing for nobody.

  • J.Milliscone

    Ummmm I’m pretty sure Obama is also pulling the negative ads as well. Giving people select information to push an agenda or narrative is pathetic on any side of the political spectrum. This isn’t a time to be bashing anybody politically. Show some class

    • jschrack

      Class wasn’t demonstrated by him the example of the US to the world, I think we have every right to show our frustration and disgust with such blatent disregard for other Americans, and the refusal of a seated president to disregard his own agenda for a moment. If this were the first example then I would agree, but it’s not. He does nothing to invoke a spirit of reverence or compassion but tends to his own needs and agenda, regardless of what the outcome.

      • J.Milliscone

        No matter how many times a KKK member says something stupid, I don’t stoop to their level.

        • Michael Kelleher

          Basically, don’t bring up the KKK. Just as you have the right to say that all of the other posters are wrong, he has the right to tell you that you are wrong. If you want to reply, prove him wrong.

          • J.Milliscone

            Oh I’m sorry if you’re too obtuse to see the analogy there so I will reiterate just for you. :)

            If there is a group of people, who I find to be ignorant and offensive, I’m not going to be a hypocrite and do the same thing they are doing while simultaneously claiming to be the victim of their vitriol.

          • Rick Hall

            Don’t waste your time. No one can reason with these people.

          • Hello Jerry (D)

            I thought you left Prick? Scram!

  • jschrack

    This was the same behavior demonstrated at the Tucson, AZ memorial for those gunned down during Cong. Gabriela Giffords event. It should not be above a president to rebuke those who act so irreverant of the dead, as it demonstrates to those outside of our country that we have no regard for human life.

  • Arthur P Amesse

    The speech would have been longer, but the POTUS was running late getting to his “Jobs Committee” meeting.

  • twolaneflash

    President I, Me, Mine, I, uh, uh, Me, Me, Me just keeps stumbling into crisis situations like the SCoaMF that he is. He and his supporters are an embarrassment to America.

  • lillymckim

    On NBC during the Today show they go directly to Obamas attack ads for commercial breaks on WESH TV in Florida. Obama never stopped advertising in Florida thats an outright lie.

  • Jake Pugh

    Fools. Sheep. I hope they know how stupid they look.

  • Donnertparty

    This has got to be a joke. I watched the full speech live on Fox. The muted applause and cheering was for the points that Obama made about pulling together to support people in times of tragedy. A worse joke: your statement that ” the media, are already grossly politicizing the shooting.” WTF are you doing in your reporting here, you hypocrite?

    • Johnny Huffington

      ingorant post. Pointing out the idiocy of others is not making this political. And the media did politicize the shooting. Did you not hear about ABC assholes trying hard to blame the Colorado Tea Party? Their “thorough” investigation was a simple google search for James Holmes and they picked the one on the Colorado tea Party website to talk about on National TV that he “might be the guy, not sure, but wanted to throw it out there”. Thats irresponsible politicized BS.

  • Ricci

    This is not the first time his crowd has been inappropriately cheerful. Last time it was college students, I wonder what the excuse will be this time.

  • Johnny Huffington

    Are we shocked that Liberals dont have a clue and live in a reality distortion field for their Messiah?

  • jetch

    this just proves the campaign is telling the attendees to cheer and yell to hype the excitement. my guess is that when they bus them in, they’re telling them don’t forget to clap and cheer after each sentence, we want to see excitement and energy!!
    obviously they were told (or paid??) to do this and weren’t given the “update” that the speech has changed.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    His zombie followers showing their true colors.