Lapdogs swoon over Obama politicizing Newtown speech; 'Strongest call for gun policy change in generation'

Wait, what? But unhinged libs shrieked obscenities at Breitbart.com’s Dana Loesch for speaking that truth last night! Huh. It looks like the happy warriors who supported Loesch, and who also believe that President Obama’s Newtown speech was political, are correct.

Hmm. Stop the presses, because media lapdogs agree. Except, of course, they think it’s awesome. Politicizing a tragedy on the backs of dead children? Isn’t The One just so dreamy!?! How revolting.

From The Guardian’s swoon-fest:

Barack Obama delivered the most impassioned speech of his presidency on Sunday night, addressing the grieving families of Newtown, Connecticut with words of comfort while delivering a clarion call to the nation that enough was enough and that the “carnage” of mass shootings must end.

White House observers had expected the president to give an emotional address that would skirt around difficult issues relating to the country’s bloody marriage to firearms. But in the end in a speech that did not include a single reference to the word “gun”, he issued the strongest cry for change in gun policy of any political leader in a generation.

Read the whole thing; they are near drooling over the politicizing of this horrific tragedy.

President Obama’s Twitter feed is continuing the politicizing, in case there was still any doubt.

Non-ghouls are disgusted.

Some lapdogs didn’t get that memo, though. In their frantic quest to praise The One, they inadvertently announced the truth. Ah, the unintended consequences of blind worship!

  • EOD

    Obama turned a eulogy into a policy speech, and thus turned a Policy Speech into the eulogy for the Constitution of the United States of Ameica.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526138809 Doug Boude

      Just wanted to say ‘hey’ to a fellow EOD tech! Nothing like a good blast wave with your morning coffee, eh? :)

      • EOD

        Roger that.

    • v1cious

      That’s the problem with you guys: don’t seem to understand that people are angry, and want something done. All you do is accuse people of being ghouls, and “Politicizing a tragedy”. This is the last straw in a series of events that people think should’ve been dealt with a long time ago.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Did you read the article? Don’t you think it is a tad hypocritical to castigate one on the conservative side for saying the speech was political while applauding those on the left for doing the same thing? Don’t you think such matters should have been spoken of later and that the focus should have been of those who died?

        • v1cious

          Of course they are. People are happy that something is finally being done, instead of “Now is not the time to talk about gun control.” Damn right it was a political speech, and one too late.

  • conservativechick

    Can we start by removing all guns from the DC area first, including taking them from all those armed guards? That would help stop gun crime since we know all people will obey the laws of our land, right? Well, maybe not ALL people. We do give a pass to quite a few already, so how would that work, exactly? Kind of like our immigration laws, maybe?

    • Raven

      If the man in the WH bans guns, I want the Secret Service to be the first to surrender every weapon they have, publicly, preferably live TV.

      • TheMecca Josh

        Yeah, you’re logical.

        • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

          Why, yes, she is. See, once all the guns are banned and taken away, the Secret Service won’t need them anymore. The world will be a safer place! Because getting rid of guns totally eradicates the evil that lurks in every person’s heart.

          • mdtljt

            Inspiring snark there…Love it!!!

      • Shawn Smith

        If I had to choose between a disarmed populace and an armed government and a disarmed government and an armed populace, I would absolutely arm the people.

        Don’t libs love Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta? “People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” You know what would make potentially tyrannical government (i.e. any government) fear its people? Allowing them to have weapons.

  • Mister A

    His speech in MI about RTW was also political… in saying that it wasn’t political… and that rights are so pesky and frustrating. Do people actually understand the meaning of his words? We know he obfuscates, but his actions and words directly contrast one another.

  • Jack Deth

    Obama gave a speech that was ‘Political’?

    When does Obama give a speech that ISN’T political?!!!!

    A topic that was instantly and meticulously detailed here last evening and night.
    Yet, was steadfastly pooh-poohed by mindless Obama-Bots to the point of disgusting vulgarity and profanity.

    • TheMecca Josh

      How was it political? You are a clown

      • Jack Deth

        With only 28 comments to your name. If you have to ask. You are obviously too short to be in line for this ride.

        • EEKman

          Some people have a small appetite for crazy.

      • lainer51

        Huh? surely you jest, you can’t be that stupid.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Perhaps the talk of using the power of his office to ensure that this never happens again could be construed as political….

  • digitalPimple

    I’m not changing, I did everything I could to vote in the American this year. Lecturer in chief.. he knows best because… Obama Cares®

    Maybe in his BIG plans for everyone he can find the time to convince his Democrats to pass a budget? Just a thought.

    Jerk off.

  • EEKman

    Sooo 4 Americans dead in Benghazi and the GOP barely even waits until the dust settles to politicize in the most opportunistic way possible but 20 kids get shot up and we should do nothing. Got it.

    • EEKman

      Yeah you can down vote but you cant say anything. Kind of like how your party cowardly filibusters everything and runs.

    • http://twitter.com/MDMorris_1707 Michael Morris

      Here’s the thing, the only way that those men could have died the way they did, is if the President either directly ordered or condoned the order not to help them. So, yeah, we want to hear why the President thought that those men needed to die.

      This was a person who was mentally ill that stole a couple of handguns that were legally registered to his law abiding mother and then killed her and shot up a school. In a state that already had rather strict gun control laws. There’s no easy solution for stopping madmen from killing people, and for the President to use this as an excuse to push his agenda on gun control is disgusting.

      • EEKman

        “Here’s the thing, the only way that those men could have died the way they did, is if the President either directly ordered or condoned the order not to help them. So, yeah, we want to hear why the President thought that those men needed to die.”

        Do you really believe that? Seriously?

        Where in the speech did he push his agenda on gun control

        • http://twitter.com/MDMorris_1707 Michael Morris

          Okay, do you believe that when he says he will use his offices power to “engage [his] fellow citizens […] in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this” that he means anything other than tightening gun control?

          NBC didn’t think so, and neither do I.

          • EEKman

            From the actual speech…

            In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens — from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators — in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. Because what choice do we have? We can’t accept events like this as routine. Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?

            So yes, other things were mentioned, gun control was not.

          • http://twitter.com/MDMorris_1707 Michael Morris

            Okay, what “effort” do you think the President intends to engage his fellow citizens in if not gun control?

          • EEKman

            Can you even read?

          • Squander Two

            OK, let’s put it this way. Would you be willing to wager money on Obama using whatever power his office holds in the coming weeks to enact some supposed solution to this problem other than stricter gun control? How about you revisit this argument in a couple of months and you can boast about your winnings?

          • EEKman

            Conservatives said the same thing in 2008 when Obama got elected, among other nutty things like “cars would be illegal in the countryside”

            It never happened

          • Squander Two

            Well, I’ve never said anything about cars in the countryside; the only Obama policy I’m talking about is what he’s going to do in response to this killing. So, just to be clear, are you just generally saying that things Conservatives say are always wrong, or are you specifically saying that Obama will definitely not try to restrict the rights of Americans to own guns in the light of recent events? If it’s the latter, we’ll know soon enough.

          • EEKman

            I’m not saying there’s no political will to discuss gun control. I am saying that Obama didnt mention it. He specifically mentioned other approaches

          • http://twitter.com/MDMorris_1707 Michael Morris

            What approaches did he specifically mention? The part of the paragraph that I didn’t quote was purely “we can’t sit around and do nothing” rhetoric.

          • http://twitter.com/MDMorris_1707 Michael Morris

            What approaches did he specifically mention? The part of the paragraph that I didn’t quote was purely “we can’t sit around and do nothing” rhetoric.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CVRZE7H2ENKKMCYYOMIUIVWRW4 rhody

          Marines were given stand down orders. We know this because the marines told the father of the heroic Marine who died that night trying to save their lives. Only two individuals can issue stand down orders. The President is the first. Either way there is no way he didn’t know.
          Furthermore, the film producer is now a political prisoner blamed for something he had no part in. Can you say “political scapegoat”. Benghazi stinks to high heavens. But you can continue with your “head in the toilet” attitude only because the Marines have continuously fought for your freedom and died.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CVRZE7H2ENKKMCYYOMIUIVWRW4 rhody

          Marines were given stand down orders. We know this because the marines told the father of the heroic Marine who died that night trying to save their lives. Only two individuals can issue stand down orders. The President is the first. Either way there is no way he didn’t know.
          Furthermore, the film producer is now a political prisoner blamed for something he had no part in. Can you say “political scapegoat”. Benghazi stinks to high heavens. But you can continue with your “head in the toilet” attitude only because the Marines have continuously fought for your freedom and died.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cableguy15 Michael Daniels

        well thanks to Bill Clinton defunding mental hospitals these people have no where to be. dont blame guns blame Bill

    • TheMecca Josh

      You nailed it.

    • Squander Two

      I personally have no problem with a politician politicizing anything. That is, after all, their job. Churchill and Roosevelt politicized the deaths of thousands of their fellow countrymen, and a good thing too. But it was the Obama White House who felt they needed to stress in advance of his speech that he wouldn’t politicize the tragedy, which implies that Obama himself at least wants to pretend that he opposes the politicization of a tragedy. Fine, if that’s how he feels or wants everyone to think he feels, he should be held to that standard.

      • EEKman

        I don’t see where he’s using this tragedy to further some predetermined agenda. Hes simply responding and attempting to inspire us to talk about it. if that means gun control fine lets talk about it. if that means examining cultural influences fine lets talk about those. Better access to mental health services, community, school and parental activity or whether we have fundamental issues with our entire Social economic system lets talk about that too. Whatever we ultimately decide to do is up to us. What I took from the speech is that we should have the discussion. I didn’t get the impression Obama was just looking for political points. We should talk about what kind of society we want, it’s ok for the President to prompt that discussion.

      • EEKman

        I don’t see where he’s using this tragedy to further some predetermined agenda. Hes simply responding and attempting to inspire us to talk about it. if that means gun control fine lets talk about it. if that means examining cultural influences fine lets talk about those. Better access to mental health services, community, school and parental activity or whether we have fundamental issues with our entire Social economic system lets talk about that too. Whatever we ultimately decide to do is up to us. What I took from the speech is that we should have the discussion. I didn’t get the impression Obama was just looking for political points. We should talk about what kind of society we want, it’s ok for the President to prompt that discussion.

  • 13strigoi

    “President Obama’s Newtown Speech is a call to love our children through concrete policy changes”.

    Far be it from me to assume to love my children without the aid of government.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Everything, and I mean everything, is all about him. Barry is the Narcissist-in-chief. If you’ve been thinking of buying a gun, now is the time. And ammo – lots of ammo.

    • EEKman

      Really? What part of the speech was about him? Did you actually see the speech?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        How about his pervasive use of I/Me/My that is omnipresent in all his speeches for starters?

  • EEKman

    Read the transcript and tell me what part of the speech is ‘politicizing’

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/12/16/full-transcript-obama-speaks-to-newtown-vigil

    He did what presidents are supposed to do. What we ultimately do about it is up to us.

    • stuckinIL4now

      How ’bout he shouldn’t have been there anyway. A president with an ounce of common sense would have declined even an invitation to speak and would have allowed them to grieve first. But this guy has to insert himself everywhere and make a bigger hypocrite out of himself than he already is. Imagine–HIM telling US we have to change after the rotten, insensitive way he’s treated America for the past 4 years.

      • EEKman

        No. You’re wrong. About all of it. It was a powerful, eloquent speech.
        He did what good Presidents do and did it very well.

        • lainer51

          I looked up eloquent – “exercising the power of fluent, forceful, appropriate speech”. You may want to choose another word to describe it, he was not even close.

          • EEKman

            To each his own. You guys would criticize the president for breathing.

          • lainer51

            not really… I don’t want him to quit breathing, I just want him to not be our president.

          • Purple State

            Four more years! Four more years!

          • Purple State

            Oh and they do too.

      • TheMecca Josh

        What rotten way was that? Giving millions of children and people access to healthcare? Why conservatives just want people to rot and die in the street? Clown.

        • Jerry Camp

          He ‘gave’ what? The word you are missing is ‘redistributed’….there’s another word for that, and it ain’t ‘give’.

    • lainer51

      how about the flags were NOT lowered to half staff when Brian Terry died (in the line of duty) and Ambassador Stevens (in the line of duty) and the list goes on…. this White House has no clue what is REALLY going on.

  • TheMecca Josh

    I forgot there were some real assholes out there. thank god this site exists so I can be reminded of it by the contributors on it.

    • lainer51

      hate to revert back to grade school but that is your mentality, so here goes…. takes one to know one.

  • salvagesalvage

    Hey is Twitchy going to cover these tweets:

    http://wonkette.com/493408/new-victims-of-newtown-identified-nfl-fans-whose-games-were-pre-empted-by-villain-president#more-493408

    It’s weird how you guys pick and choose isn’t it?

    • WilliamAmos

      When is Wonkette going to cover attacks against conservatives ?

      • salvagesalvage

        You mean like this?

        http://wonkette.com/492830/steven-crowder-tent-gate-1211-was-an-inside-job#more-492830

        So that would be that Twitchy won’t post anything that makes wingnuts look bad, yeah, I guessed that.

        • WilliamAmos

          That is a left slant blaming conservatives not defending them. My point is that twitchy covers stories that the left wing media ignores or whitewashes.

          • salvagesalvage

            Really? I thought it just retweeted Tweets that it agreed with.

            But what story did Twitty cover that the left wing media ignore?

          • WilliamAmos

            Maybe you should read the site instead of just blindly commenting.

          • salvagesalvage

            So that would be no, you can’t really find an example.

            That’s okay, I already knew that.

          • WilliamAmos

            There are dozens of posts on this site about attacks on Conservatives such as Sarah Palin and Tim Scott just today for example. Show me where in the MSM or leftie blogs they document those attacks ?

          • salvagesalvage

            What attacks? Like when Sarah Palin says something stupid and they broadcast it? Or how they point out how dysfunctional her family is? Hmm, I wonder if Obama’s daughters were pregnant and divorced what would Twitty say about that? Oh the freak out would be spectacular, the word “slut” would fly like spit.

            Palin’s worst enemy is herself, she can’t even answer a simple question about her reading habits.

          • salvagesalvage

            What attacks? Like when Sarah Palin says something stupid and they broadcast it? Or how they point out how dysfunctional her family is? Hmm, I wonder if Obama’s daughters were pregnant and divorced what would Twitty say about that? Oh the freak out would be spectacular, the word “slut” would fly like spit.

            Palin’s worst enemy is herself, she can’t even answer a simple question about her reading habits.

  • Gallatin

    Why are comments closed concerning the Manchin tweet?

  • lainer51

    that is all he knows….. remember he was a “community organizer”, nothing more….has no idea how to act in time of crisis.

  • Purple State

    We get it: everything Obama has ever done, is currently doing or will ever do is absolutely wrong. No need to ever think critically, no need to look at issues holistically, and certainly no need to consider complexity or context. Just wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong. I typed brokenrecord.com into my browser and was redirected to Twitchy!

    • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

      Obama now has and will always have the moniker of ‘Worst President Ever’. The only unknown is, will the left ever recognize it? Probably not, but those few that can comprehend logic and reason, will one day see the light…and I’m not talking about the light you crack-pots see around Obama.

      • Purple State

        Weird that the worst president ever would be re-elected by a wider margin than his predecessor’s re-election which was called a “mandate,” or that he’d receive more votes in this election than any other Democratic candidate in history, besides himself, in 2008. Weird too that his approval rating keeps rising, while the other party’s keeps sinking. It’s probably all some kind of conspiracy, right?

        • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

          It’s not a conspiracy, it is idiotocracy, as Obama lulls all into poverty. This isn’t the first time the majority is wrong and won’t be the last. The fact that the MSMedia will ignore the facts of this administration and continue to report only ‘positive’ Obama stories. It’s actually pretty sad when Obama said, “I just have to tell Americans better stories.”, and still libs don’t get. Have a conversation with someone that spent a considerable amount of time in the Soviet Union, it may wake you up, or at least make you think. Anyway,watalkis, ,ns absolutely nothing.

      • Purple State

        Weird that the worst president ever would be re-elected by a wider margin than his predecessor’s re-election which was called a “mandate,” or that he’d receive more votes in this election than any other Democratic candidate in history, besides himself, in 2008. Weird too that his approval rating keeps rising, while the other party’s keeps sinking. It’s probably all some kind of conspiracy, right?

    • lainer51

      congrats – you finally get it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Albert-Dailey/1645539954 Albert Dailey

    BARRY SOETORO, IS NOT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HIS FATHER WAS NEVER A U.S. CITIZEN

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    They’ve been doing this since at least when Wellstone died. His memorial service was instead a shameless political rally.

  • v1cious

    Funny I see nothing about Bernie Goldberg calling out Fox News on Twitchy: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bernard-goldberg-tells-oreilly-both-liberals-and-conservatives-guilty-for-politicizing-ct-shooting/ I wonder why?

    • Purple State

      Doesn’t fit the narrative.

  • v1cious

    Twitchy still has yet to give a reason why any citizen needs an automatic weapon. By reason I mean a coherent explanation, not crazy militia talk.

    • lainer51

      because until YOU change the 2nd amendment, there is no other explanation.

      • v1cious

        So nothing. Typical.

  • ann

    if he really wanted to ‘connect’ with the grieving families in CT, he would have met with them in private, not in front of tvs and microphones…