Obama: US grieving, shocked over Ariz. rampage (12:56 p.m.)

Full story: Las Cruces Sun-News

President Barack Obama said Monday the nation is still in shock over the shooting rampage in Arizona that left a Democratic congresswoman fighting for her life, but he commended the courage of the people on the scene who rushed to help, saying their actions reflect the "best of America." The president told reporters that Democratic Rep.
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Al Reine

United States

#1 Jan 10, 2011
Will President Obana ever be Man enough ? or Brave enough to now visit the State Of Arizona ? or even the wounded, hurt, and those in the TUCSON HOSPITAL ? What about Rep. Gabrielle Gifford ? This Obama man is out of touch with Arizona, and has not even visited Arizona since he was elected. This is a Very /Out Of Touch President ! Please Mr. President do the Honorable, and Patroit actions of going to Arizon ! Let's see if you really CARE ??
NtT

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jan 10, 2011
I for one respect the response as stated in this article.

The focus should be on healing, not dividing.
joey

Maringouin, LA

#3 Jan 10, 2011
obamah led the moment of silence for these victims but where was he leading a moment of silence for fort hood soldiers?the senate declared a moment of silence for soldiers and not obama!the fort hood tragedy was just as bad and the soldiers deserved the same respect as these civilians!i guess i view things differently than others who blog?
Otis

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jan 10, 2011
Oh stop whining. Should the prez visit every scene of every tragedy and spend 24/7 mourning military deaths? No. Some people wouldn't be satisfied if he were to wear black mourning clothes every day and spend most of his day calling the families of every person who died in public service and went to each and every funeral. Get over it. The man wasn't elected to be a professional mourner. He has shown as much regard for the military deaths and civilian deaths as any president, so shut it.
louie

Clarksburg, WV

#5 Jan 10, 2011
joey wrote:
obamah led the moment of silence for these victims but where was he leading a moment of silence for fort hood soldiers?the senate declared a moment of silence for soldiers and not obama!the fort hood tragedy was just as bad and the soldiers deserved the same respect as these civilians!i guess i view things differently than others who blog?
When I googled Obama a moment of silence this is one of the things that came up. Obama DID declare a moment of silence.

Team Keesler will take a moment of silence to pay respect to the victims and their familys who were affected by the Ft. Hood incident on Nov. 5. President Barack Obama has declared that all observe a moment of silence today beginning at 1:34 p.m. local time.

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jan 10, 2011
The Obama haters continue to spread off topic unrelated puppycrap all over the sidewalk. The nutjob at Ft Hood has nothing to do with the nutjob in Tucson. The nutjob at Ft Hood was an act of workplace violence. The nutcase in Tucson attempted to assassinate a US Congresswoman.

The administration declared a moment of silence less than 24 hours after the tragedy! President Obama made remarks at the memorial service less than a week after the tragedy.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has declared a moment of silence for U.S. military forces worldwide as a show of respect for the Fort Hood victims.

The moment of silence is planned for 1:34 p.m. CST Friday -- exactly 24 hours after the shooting in Texas. All U.S. forces worldwide are being asked to participate in the show of respect. http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/69308262.h...

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jan 10, 2011
Al Reine wrote:
Will President Obana ever be Man enough ? or Brave enough to now visit the State Of Arizona ? or even the wounded, hurt, and those in the TUCSON HOSPITAL ? What about Rep. Gabrielle Gifford ? This Obama man is out of touch with Arizona, and has not even visited Arizona since he was elected. This is a Very /Out Of Touch President ! Please Mr. President do the Honorable, and Patroit actions of going to Arizon ! Let's see if you really CARE ??
What in the hell is the "man enough' crap!? If he decides to go, he will have dozens if not 100s of Secret Service agents and be attacked by Right-wing thugs for wasting all the money and political grandstanding. Just like the bastards did when he went to Kileen.

Why in the hell should the President of the US waste his time and the taxpayers money to visit one of the most backwards piles of sand in America?

The last sane Republican left AZ the day Barry Goldwater died!
Valley Native

Rio Rancho, NM

#8 Jan 10, 2011
PlacitasRoy wrote:
The Obama haters continue to spread off topic unrelated puppycrap all over the sidewalk. The nutjob at Ft Hood has nothing to do with the nutjob in Tucson. The nutjob at Ft Hood was an act of workplace violence. The nutcase in Tucson attempted to assassinate a US Congresswoman.
The administration declared a moment of silence less than 24 hours after the tragedy! President Obama made remarks at the memorial service less than a week after the tragedy.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has declared a moment of silence for U.S. military forces worldwide as a show of respect for the Fort Hood victims.
The moment of silence is planned for 1:34 p.m. CST Friday -- exactly 24 hours after the shooting in Texas. All U.S. forces worldwide are being asked to participate in the show of respect. http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/69308262.h...
"Workplace violence" It's official, Roy your an idot!!!

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jan 10, 2011
Al Reine wrote:
Will President Obana ever be Man enough ? or Brave enough to now visit the State Of Arizona ? or even the wounded, hurt, and those in the TUCSON HOSPITAL ? What about Rep. Gabrielle Gifford ? This Obama man is out of touch with Arizona, and has not even visited Arizona since he was elected. This is a Very /Out Of Touch President ! Please Mr. President do the Honorable, and Patroit actions of going to Arizon ! Let's see if you really CARE ??
Now S*T*FUP!

Politico reports: OBAMA HEADS TO ARIZONA WEDNESDAY

President Barack Obama on Wednesday will head to Tucson, Ariz., the scene of a shooting rampage that killed six people and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to a White House official. http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/011...
BLOOD ON HIS HANDS

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jan 10, 2011
The Great Divider speaks - all listen to what sir
oaf a lot says.

Remember when he himself said if they bring a knife
we bring a gun, time for you to get in your neighbors
face.

This clown talks about rhetoric and how it needs to be
toned down and then he goes out and says some stupidly
statement - by the way only he could make such stupidly
statements.

Maobama - One bad a-r-s-e mistake Amerika!
BLOOD ON HIS HANDS

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Jan 10, 2011
Watch out POS Roy - you always have sounded like the loon bin in Tucson now your
just confirming it with your libtard left wing clownbot view.

Roy just for once please shut your cake hole and think before you say something.
PlacitasRoy wrote:
<quoted text>
Now S*T*FUP!
Politico reports: OBAMA HEADS TO ARIZONA WEDNESDAY
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will head to Tucson, Ariz., the scene of a shooting rampage that killed six people and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to a White House official. http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/011...
Al Reine

United States

#12 Jan 11, 2011
PlacitasRoy wrote:
<quoted text>
Now S*T*****!
Politico reports: OBAMA HEADS TO ARIZONA WEDNESDAY
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will head to Tucson, Ariz., the scene of a shooting rampage that killed six people and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to a White House official. http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/011...
It took a Arizona/American Tragedy for President Obama to say he will visit Arizona ! So Sad That A President will only Recat when their is a National Tragedy and a time for Obama to Get In The Media Bias Soap Box ! Listen to his Words, and his own Bias Hate and Dislike toward people that do not agree with his liberal ideas, and ways ! In god I Trust; Not in President Obama ! Maybe Obama will have a Beer confrence after the Memorail ??
ray holguin

Tucson, AZ

#13 Jan 11, 2011
Otis wrote:
Oh stop whining. Should the prez visit every scene of every tragedy and spend 24/7 mourning military deaths? No. Some people wouldn't be satisfied if he were to wear black mourning clothes every day and spend most of his day calling the families of every person who died in public service and went to each and every funeral. Get over it. The man wasn't elected to be a professional mourner. He has shown as much regard for the military deaths and civilian deaths as any president, so shut it.
every scene of tragedy? really? just another TRAGEDY? IM WASTING MY TIME. you are not in the same world as us living, sane humans.Imagine your nine year old girl getting shot and dying while at a function that was inspiring to her young spirit. please respond to me if you have any backbone or self respect or purpose. rayzfix7@gmail.com
ray holguin

Tucson, AZ

#14 Jan 11, 2011
respond, please respond
Al Reine

United States

#15 Jan 12, 2011
Will President Obama really Pray To God ? and unite Arizona and America ? We getting more elected officals blaming NRA, Palin, gun Freedoms in Arizona, Radio Talk Host, and TV Media with Liberal Yellow Jouralismn ! This is a real Tragedy ! Will President Obama use this TRAGEDY, Yes TRAGEDY, to Speak On His Own Soap box ?? y ! President Obama has done moe to:( NOT UNITE AMERICA ) Remember United We Stand, and Divided We Fall ! God; Please Take Care and Confort all the families and friends from this TRAGIC KILLING IN TUCSON ARIZONA !

“Free Access To Public Records ”

Since: Aug 10

Everywhere USA

#16 Jan 21, 2011
The wealthy Congress person with the best health care in the world provided by the tax payers will be fine, but what about the 99ers that are dropping like fly's.

Check out the link below only the name was changed the story is true.
http://www.publicrecordsdetectivesjournal.co....

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jan 21, 2011
Public Records Detectives wrote:
The wealthy Congress person with the best health care in the world provided by the tax payers will be fine, but what about the 99ers that are dropping like fly's.
Check out the link below only the name was changed the story is true.
http://www.publicrecordsdetectivesjournal.co....
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And--
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Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Jan 21, 2011
What a GREAT STORY:

Nine-Year-Old Secretly Sells Toys To Raise Money For Gabrielle Giffords

But stories like the get well card filled with $2.85 that showed up at Gabrielle Giffords’ hospital room can hopefully fill you out. It’s the story of nine-year-old Isaac Saldana, a little boy who just wanted to help.

Saldana lives in Tucson and, when he heard of the shooting, he knew he had to do something to help the victims. So, without his parents knowing, he collected a bunch of toys and sold them. He even sold a bracelet that his father, a marine, had given him following a deployment. While nine year olds aren’t known for carrying a lot of spending money around, Saldana was able to raise nearly three dollars. He mailed it to the Congresswoman. His parents didn’t find out till they tipped off by a teacher.

From The Huffington Post:

“‘I didn’t even know what was going on,’ she told HuffPost.‘I received an email from his teacher saying she just wanted to give me a heads-up that she caught him in class selling toys, so she took his backpack away later that day. I asked him what was going on and he told me the reason he was doing it was that he was trying to raise money to send to Gabrielle.’

Aracely Saldana, 30, said that when she learned her son had raised the money and mailed it to Giffords without her knowing, she was so touched that she teared up.

‘For him to go out of his way risk getting in trouble to do a good thing — that was just awesome,’ she said.‘I was crying. I am extremely proud of my children.’”

Hopefully, during these trying times, people will read this amazing story and know that, even when a tragedy occurs, there are good people everywhere who will be inspired to do their part, however little, to help. Of course, some will probably look at this story and just wonder whether Saldana’s a Liberal or a Conservative. Until then, lets just appreciate this for what it is; truly inspirational and uplifting.

Picture of this young man! http://www.mediaite.com/online/nine-year-old-...
Al Reine

United States

#19 Jan 21, 2011
Will their be Food Czars in this store ? Will Michelle Obama ever visit or eat any of the food at this store ?? when will first Lady michelle Obama visit New Mexico or El Paso ??
ray

Tucson, AZ

#20 Jul 6, 2012
Otis wrote:
Oh stop whining. Should the prez visit every scene of every tragedy and spend 24/7 mourning military deaths? No. Some people wouldn't be satisfied if he were to wear black mourning clothes every day and spend most of his day calling the families of every person who died in public service and went to each and every funeral. Get over it. The man wasn't elected to be a professional mourner. He has shown as much regard for the military deaths and civilian deaths as any president, so shut it.
i live in AZ . all my life. AZ has problems that the Nation is not well informed on nor cares. the "president" is out of touch. sorry to inform you

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