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July 24, 2012
Oh-oh! Obama Promises to 'Do Something'
Watching and listening to the President after he met with the grieving families of those killed in the Aurora, Colorado gun massacre was moving. For the first time in four years, Barack Obama actually displayed a measure of emotion. One could hear it in his voice and see it on his face. From the lobby of the University of Colorado Medical Center, Obama started by honoring the dead and praising the courageousness of spirit he sensed when meeting with the wounded. He also acknowledged Governor John Hickenlooper, state and federal officials, the police, and the medical teams that rose to the occasion and worked tirelessly to save lives. The President said that he came to Colorado "not as a president, but as a father and a husband," claiming that his role in Aurora was "to serve as a representative of the entire country." Not calling him by name, Obama said that shooter James Holmes' notoriety would eventually "fade away" after the "full force of our justice system" decides...(Read Full Post)