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  •  Those are the siblings... (7+ / 0-)

    ...of a slain child. Get a grip.

    Twitter: @michaelhag

    by MichaelPH on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:40:21 AM PST

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    •  When will he pose with siblings of drone victims? (0+ / 0-)

      "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." Barack Obama

      by quagmiremonkey on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 12:14:51 PM PST

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      •  I guess you are unaware... (3+ / 0-)
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        ...of the national calamity that occurred last week. Or is this just a high horse you're riding on to look down on us peons?

        Twitter: @michaelhag

        by MichaelPH on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:04:52 PM PST

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        •  What of the continuing calamity in Pakistan? (3+ / 0-)
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          Do only American children deserve our concern?

          I didn't make this about something other than the Sandy Hook tragedy, the diarist did.

          This diary places the President on high, claiming he is incontrovertibly good because he brought smiles to the faces of juvenile survivors of gun violence. Furthermore, he mocked anyone who does not share his conclusion. But this accolade is directly undermined by the President's rocket launcher campaign in Pakistan, a continuing onslaught that kills and terrorizes children (amongst other noncombatants).

          "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." Barack Obama

          by quagmiremonkey on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:25:26 PM PST

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          •  It saddens me to agree with you (2+ / 0-)
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            I'm hoping that those deaths are weighing heavily on his conscience.

            you don't believe in evolution, you understand it. you believe in the FSM.

            by Mathazar on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:58:29 PM PST

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          •  What rocket launcher campaign? I thought you (0+ / 0-)

            complained about drones?

            Also, drones have much smaller percentage of civilian victims than the previously used type of warfare. So, relatively speaking, an improvement.

            He who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

            by Sophie Amrain on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 03:04:14 PM PST

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            •  Drones fire rockets (0+ / 0-)

              See the following link to see what sort of improvement our President is responsible for, and note that he has declared that all military aged men killed by these drone attacks are automatically considered "enemy combatants" unless US intelligence later proves them otherwise, a policy designed to lower official civilian death counts.

              http://livingunderdrones.org/...

              "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." Barack Obama

              by quagmiremonkey on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 04:25:58 PM PST

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    •  Please. That has nothing to do with it. (3+ / 0-)
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      GWB would have probably looked just as warm and compassionate with them as well.

      This diarist essentially put up a picture of Obama kissing a baby as proof of what a good man/President he is.  I generally expect a level of political discourse a little bit higher than this on DailyKos.

      (Note: my comments were made before the "correction" was posted which is itself 10x as long as the original diary.  To the correction, all I can say is what can you expect when you post something so void of intellectual content)

      We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

      by RageKage on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:31:52 PM PST

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