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Romney: Colorado shooting is 'unspeakable tragedy' (with video)
L.A. Times ^ | 7/20/12 | Seema Mehta

Posted on 07/20/2012 2:10:27 PM PDT by GOPinCa

BOW, N.H.—Hours after a shooter killed a dozen people in a Colorado cinema, Mitt Romney scrubbed a scheduled campaign rally Friday and instead offered his somber condolences and prayers to the victims and their families.

“Our hearts break with the sadness of this unspeakable tragedy. Ann and I join the president and first lady and all Americans in offering our deepest condolences to those whose lives were shattered in a few moments, a few moments of evil in Colorado,” Romney told a few hundred people gathered at a lumber yard here.

“I stand before you today not as a man running for office but as a father and grandfather, a husband, an American. This is a time for each of us to look into our hearts and remember how much we love one another and how much we love and how much we care for our great country. There’s so much love and goodness in the heart of America.”

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: romney; unspeakable; whatanidiot
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1 posted on 07/20/2012 2:10:30 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa
Not a tragedy, Romney. An atrocity.

But at least you didn't try and make it about you and insultingly emote about your daughters being there.

2 posted on 07/20/2012 2:15:37 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra

How many Soldiers have we lost this week???? crickets.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 2:28:39 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: GOPinCa

Someone should mention the theater’s limo-liberal corporation disarmed all the law abiding victims who were terrorized by the guy who disobeyed that murderous rule. This would not be gun banning Mittens.

Political correctness is deadly for the lies it tells and the action it takes upon those lies. Someone in that theater needs to sue! If they were going to disarm the customers, they should have provided armed guards to protect them. Sue! Sue! Sue!


4 posted on 07/20/2012 2:35:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: easternsky

I understand your point, but a soldier dying in a war zone is different than a 1 y/o getting murdered at point blank range at the movies.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 2:39:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: GOPinCa

He spoke well on this sad day.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 2:42:09 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: SaraJohnson

” . Ann and I join the president and first lady and all Americans in offering our deepest condolences to those whose lives were shattered in a few moments, a few moments of evil in Colorado,” Romney told a few hundred people gathered at a lumber yard here. “

Hey psssst! Romney.........you are running against Obama and the first thingy.....why are you JOINING with them for ANYTHING ?

Romney, you obtuse sap!!


7 posted on 07/20/2012 2:42:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: agere_contra

I’ll accept tragedy in the classic sense: uninvited bad that happens to people not seeking it. IOW, tragic to those who had been injured by it.

It is, of course, better described by “atrocity” as you have pointed out.

Romney’s reaction is the highest morality when compared with despicable ABC News who politicized it immediately and blamed the Tea Party.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 2:42:44 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: easternsky; GOPinCa; agere_contra
An "atrocity" is right. The tragedy is that getting a concealed carry permit is apparently so difficult in that part of Colorado that no one there was able to stop this nut. Twelve people dead and 71 -- seventy one!!! -- injured? I personally know several CC holders who very likely would have been able to take that loon down before he'd done a fraction of the damage. Yes, this calls for a change in gun laws alright -- a change that makes it more possible for honest, responsible citizens to conceal-carry to handle such nutcases as this guy was.

As for, How many Soldiers have we lost this week???? crickets.

How many in Mitt's family have been Soldiers or served in the U.S. military over the three generations they've been in the U.S.?????? crickets.

Yet another thing Romney has in common with Obama.

9 posted on 07/20/2012 2:43:12 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: MEG33
He spoke well on this sad day.

I agree.

10 posted on 07/20/2012 2:44:05 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Dang, you nailed it! They should have responded with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt7FDTpzGvo

But being limo-liberal globalists, they would rather join the p.c. self defense banners in sympathy for the only man in the movie house who was illegally armed!


11 posted on 07/20/2012 2:48:16 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: EEGator

I totally understand that, and have great sympathy for the famlies, I was referring to all the political remarks. Maybe they should both suspend campaigns. sarc tag not needed.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 2:49:38 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Colofornian; greyfoxx39; Elsie

Baptism for the dead ping.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 2:49:47 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

While Zero found a way, yet again, to make this about HIM.

“If Malia and Sasha had been in that theatre.....”

Blah, blah, blah....


14 posted on 07/20/2012 2:50:21 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Obama should have done better than turning it around and making it about him and his daughters. A consistent, self absorbed SOB, I'd say.
15 posted on 07/20/2012 2:54:28 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: GOPinCa

That was a heartfelt, comforting and uplifting message. Well done, Gov. Romney.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 2:55:29 PM PDT by Unmarked Package
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To: easternsky

Gotcha.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 2:55:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Not everything is about politics, or at least it shouldn’t be.

If America can’t join together after an event like this then what is really the purpose?


18 posted on 07/20/2012 2:56:34 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Someone ought to remind Obama that recently Malia was in Mexico, where she could have been shot with one of the guns from Fast and Furious.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 2:58:58 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: reaganaut

Wow. Talk about using an event like this to further your agenda.


20 posted on 07/20/2012 3:03:48 PM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: MEG33

He looked and sounded more Presidential today to me.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT by kempster
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To: T. P. Pole
mon·o·ma·ni·a    [mon-uh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] Show IPA noun

1. (no longer in technical use) a psychosis characterized by thoughts confined to one idea or group of ideas.

2. an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject, or the like.

22 posted on 07/20/2012 3:07:44 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

0bama is a narcissistic douchebag ... he again lives down to his reputation.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 3:09:12 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: GOPinCa

What a drama queen...

And equating himself in statis to the president ???>

and his wife to the first lady ???

Let no crisis go to waste eh, Willard...

How leftist of you...


24 posted on 07/20/2012 3:43:46 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: T. P. Pole

No agenda, but I will bet dollars to doughnuts that the list of victims will be submitted soon.

BTW, how have you been tadpole? I’ve missed you.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 3:48:56 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

He was addressing a crowd..cancelling the rally.
He sounded more presidential than the Obamanation.
My opinion.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 4:03:43 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: agere_contra

The atrocity is that CCW was not allowed in the theater.

Yet another reason to boycott gun free zones whenever possible. They are killing fields.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 4:20:58 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: GOPinCa
a few moments of evil in Colorado

AND YEARS of EVIL in DC.

28 posted on 07/20/2012 4:22:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EEGator
I understand your point, but a soldier dying in a war zone is different than a 1 y/o getting murdered at point blank range at the movies.

At least THAT one got to live 0ne year...



Are you still killing your unborn?

-- GOD


 

29 posted on 07/20/2012 4:24:26 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: agere_contra
But at least you didn't try and make it about you

Sure he did!
but as a father and grandfather, a husband, an American.

and then goes on how much we should love him! .......

This is a time for each of us to look into our hearts and remember how much we love one another and how much we love

We LOVE America is why we don't want him or his blood brother.

30 posted on 07/20/2012 4:28:14 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Elsie

I’m not sure if that is directed at me personally, but I am against abortion.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 4:28:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: easternsky

Out of sight, out of mind, unfortunately. Thanks for bringing our soldiers to the forefront!


32 posted on 07/20/2012 4:33:44 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SaraJohnson

Good point, Sara!


33 posted on 07/20/2012 4:36:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EEGator

One goes willingly to serve, one is dragged there to serve a parent’s wants.


34 posted on 07/20/2012 4:38:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EEGator
Me too and that means I would never support anyone for it.

Those who say they are against it but vote for those who are for it - show a schizo mindset. Something wrong with someone who supposedly are against something; yet, vote for it.

35 posted on 07/20/2012 4:48:19 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GOPinCa

Any remarks on the abortions that happened today?


36 posted on 07/20/2012 4:52:13 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: MEG33
He was addressing a crowd.

A crowd of potential voters from a presumptive nominee.

37 posted on 07/20/2012 4:52:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: APatientMan
Any remarks on the abortions that happened today?

You mean from the two family men, Obama and Romney. NOPE!

I'm sure 'next' was heard at the abortion clinics they are in support of.

38 posted on 07/20/2012 4:58:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: xzins
Romney’s reaction is the highest morality when compared with despicable ABC News

What did Romney's NEWS do that made it the highest morality?

39 posted on 07/20/2012 5:01:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Some unspeakable tragedies provide more of an opportunity than others, I guess.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: presently no screen name
when compared with

See the above

41 posted on 07/20/2012 5:09:53 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: SaraJohnson

Good one! Romney is looking like McCain redux.....it’s up to God to save us, that much is clear.


42 posted on 07/20/2012 5:09:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MEG33
He did appear presidential. I feel that both Romney and Obama (hate to say it) spoke very well regarding this horrible tragedy. They both put the politics aside. Two things that bother me is that after Obama gave his statement, his worshipers chanted “four more years” and Obama’s reaction to the Ft. Hood Massacre - “It's workplace violence”.
43 posted on 07/20/2012 5:22:35 PM PDT by bigships (Don't need NObama to save my soul)
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To: bigships

Indeed
I googled How long did it take Obama to address the Ft Hood shooting right after he spoke...He flunked Fort Hood big time. I remembered it right.


44 posted on 07/20/2012 5:28:17 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: presently no screen name

Is the top sentence supposed to be a quote from me?


45 posted on 07/20/2012 5:28:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: APatientMan

I agree, politicians know how to take advantage of those opportunities.


46 posted on 07/20/2012 5:31:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EEGator

No, from me. Sorry about any confusion.


47 posted on 07/20/2012 5:32:50 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Okay. Sorry if that sounded hostile...not my intention. This presidential election is quite crappy and difficult. I change my mind quite often. I guess we’ll see in November how we all feel.


48 posted on 07/20/2012 5:37:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: All

Just to cheer everyone up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMgmYutL9W0


49 posted on 07/20/2012 5:38:43 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: GOPinCa

Did he say anything that this would have been a lot less tragic if law abiding citizens could carry a gun ANYWHERE?


50 posted on 07/20/2012 6:05:57 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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