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Is it me or why is their no Whitehouse sympathy for the Kansas mass shootings?

timctimc Senior MemberPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
I have seen very little news on this, Obama is not out consoling the families, there are no giant protest.
Is it me that is reading too much between the lines of why?
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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Ovomit actually did make a slight mention about it being a tragedy and shows a need for better laws and they couldn't become numb to it. He was in FL and berated Congress saying he'd keep it up until he leaves office.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Hmmmm- - - -a guy with multiple felony convictions who was prohibited from owning weapons managed to ignore the law. Perish the thought that somebody with a history of being a criminal would refuse to comply with that pesky little detail! No wonder old bat ears doesn't want much publicity on this one!
    Jerry
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    He supposedly got them from a woman he use to live with in Newton. A big fat white woman with 2 young children ... not his. The DA is going after her for it.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    What about the two former Marines in DC getting beat bad. One case they asked him if BLM....he says it was a hate crime, of course officials deny that, the other not many details yet. Second one still in the hospital.

    Funny how hate crimes only apply if minorities/LGBTs are the victims. I guess all of them love all of us with "White Privilege"
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    To be fair, I do not recall him saying anything about the Uber driver that shot a bunch of people in Michigan last week either.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    To be fair, I do not recall him saying anything about the Uber driver that shot a bunch of people in Michigan last week either.

    At least that was all over the news. I've barely heard anything about Kansas
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,921 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    To be fair, I do not recall him saying anything about the Uber driver that shot a bunch of people in Michigan last week either.

    He "mentioned" both incidents and used them to spout some more of his gun control nonsense, during appearances he was making. And then yesterday he mentioned both incidents in the same sentence...
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,921 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    At least that was all over the news. I've barely heard anything about Kansas

    It was covered pretty extensively here and on the national news...
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  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Black, Felon, guns and ammunition acquired illegally. It comes no where close to fitting the agenda. Move along. Nothing to see here.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,611 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    To be fair, I do not recall him saying anything about the Uber driver that shot a bunch of people in Michigan last week either.

    Obama can talk about it all he wants...if the media sees it as 'not news' it won't be covered. Granted, he could call a press conference like he did (multiple times) for Sandy Hook, but he's got much bigger fish to fry right now. Nobody cares because it doesn't fit a template, so it's 'nothing to see, folks...move along'.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    It was a 'righteous shoot,' made by a courageous officer in the performance of his duty - happens all the time, and nobody ever hears about most of them. The media is particular about whom it makes heroes of.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    It was a 'righteous shoot,' made by a courageous officer in the performance of his duty - happens all the time, and nobody ever hears about most of them. The media is particular about whom it makes heroes of.
    Unfortunately so true.
  • casinoroyalecasinoroyale Member Posts: 68 Member
    "I hope all of you pay attention to this. I hope the media pays attention to this. Once a week we have these shootings, and it doesn't dominate the news. And that's got to change," Obama said Friday at an event in Jacksonville, Fla. intended to highlight the success of his 2009 economic stimulus plan.

    “As long as I hold this office I’m going to keep on bringing this up, even if it's not getting the attention that it should. And I wish I didn't have to keep on talking about it. Lord knows I wish I didn’t have to make these phone calls and comfort families," he said.
    _____________

    “These acts may not dominate the news today but these are two more communities in America that are torn apart by grief. And I thought it was important for me to say something today because somehow, as I've said before, this becomes routine," Obama said. "We cannot become numb to this."

    Source.

    I know Obama isn't exactly popular around here, but really, a simple Google search isn't that difficult, now is it? In any case, if Obama said more, people would be complaining about him "politicizing" the tragedy, so it is a lose-lose scenario.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    In any case, if Obama said more, people would be complaining about him "politicizing" the tragedy, so it is a lose-lose scenario.

    Obama is a lose-lose proposition, any way you slice it. A man that lies every time he opens his mouth shouldn't expect folks to do cartwheels every time he rolls out a new narrative.
  • casinoroyalecasinoroyale Member Posts: 68 Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Obama is a lose-lose proposition, any way you slice it. A man that lies every time he opens his mouth shouldn't expect folks to do cartwheels every time he rolls out a new narrative.

    "All politicians are liars" isn't really an excuse for a pointless thread. Obama talked about the Kansas Shooting and even said that more people should be talking about it.

    Additionally, if the narrative at play in this thread was true - that Obama only likes to talk about hate crimes if they are done by white people and/or are minorities are the victims, you would think that he'd be talking a lot about the three Muslim men who were recently murdered. He isn't.

    I don't like a lot of things about Obama's presidency, but the absurd lengths that some people go to twist everything into a critique are quite excessive.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    I don't like a lot of things about Obama's presidency, but the absurd lengths that some people go to twist everything into a critique are quite excessive.

    That implies that there are also a lot of things that you do like about Obama's presidency. Since this is a gun forum, and most of the politics discussed do revolve around second amendment issues, it would be helpful to know which gun issues you think he is doing a good job with. We only get the benefit of your commentary for a few months during each election season, so at least give us something to gauge what your agenda is.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,611 Senior Member
    While I am (sort of/more or less) in agreement with casino, I still have to wonder WHY this isn't being politicized further. Not just by the current resident of the people's house, but really by anyone.


    Like I said...doesn't fit the template.

    The true anomaly here seems to be the murder that casino mentioned. Honestly, why haven't we heard more about that?
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • casinoroyalecasinoroyale Member Posts: 68 Member
    bisley wrote: »
    so at least give us something to gauge what your agenda is.

    Believe it or not, but not everyone who disagrees with you is pushing some Machiavellian agenda.

    In any case, I'm mostly libertarian, so I dislike Obama for many things (expanding government surveillance, the never-ending "War on Terror," prosecuting whistle-blowers, et cetera) but the Republicans are basically the same on all those issues. I mean, the likely GOP nominee is a guy who thinks that Bill Gates can close down the internet, and likely DNC candidate isn't too different on this issue. If George Bush were still president, he'd be taking the same route that Obama has taken on these issues that matter to me. If Romney were president, once again, it'd be likely the same. As such, these non-stories like there being "no Whitehouse sympathy for the Kansas mass shootings" seem like a waste of time to me, especially when Obama used pretty much the same exact canned line he uses after every shooting that makes it into the national news. The "Obama is an anti-American agent" sort of talk distracts people from the fact that he's not too different from most of the alternatives.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,713 Senior Member
    Believe it or not, but not everyone who disagrees with you is pushing some Machiavellian agenda.

    In any case, I'm mostly libertarian, so I dislike Obama for many things (expanding .

    :popcorn:
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  • toymachinetoymachine Senior Member Posts: 761 Senior Member
    I'd rather the media and public figures avoid sensationalizing violence any more than they already have. This particular form of violence only picked up after lemmings figured out they could get a bunch of publicity and coverage. The media justifies it by claiming they're "remembering the victims", but they're really just generating new victims. This news cycle seems to be reaching its end, I don't know what the next trend will be,.but I'd like to suggest "Living well is the best revenge."
    "Is 'milk bottle' literally a racist term?"
    "It is now." - Jack Fraggs
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