Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Obama: Church Massacre ‘Raises Questions About a Dark Part of Our History’ (Watch)

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement regarding the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, June 18, 2015 at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC.
President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement regarding the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, June 18, 2015 at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

*For the reported 14th time during his presidency, Barack Obama this morning expressed sorrow following a mass shooting in the United States. This time, however, some of the dead were personal friends.

The president addressed the horrific South Carolina church shooting in emotional remarks that invoked America’s racial history and the heated politics over gun control.

“I don’t need to be constrained about the emotions tragedies like this raise,” the president said. “I’ve had to make comments like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.”

“To say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their community doesn’t say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel,” he continued.

“There’s something particularly heartbreaking about a death happening at a place at which we seek solace, and we seek peace.”

The president said he and first lady Michelle Obama have relationships with many of the church’s parishioners — including its slain pastor Rev. Clementa Pickney.

“The fact that this took place in a black church also raises questions about a dark part of our history,” the president said. He went on to invoke Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s eulogy for four little girls who died in a church firebombing in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963, saying, “They lived meaningful lives and they died nobly.'”

President Obama then pivoted to the larger issue of gun violence, saying, “Now is the time for mourning and healing, but let’s be clear: At some point as a country, we have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It is in our power to do something about it… I say this knowing the politics in this town foreclose a lot of those opportunities.”

Watch Obama’s entire remarks below:

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2 COMMENTS

  1. For the reported 14th time during his presidency, Barack Obama this morning expressed sorrow following a mass shooting in the United States.

    We can always rely on Obama during these times to come up with some insincere philosophical bullshit. The same insincerity when he waxed eloquently about Trayvon, but then claimed that he couldn’t find anything against the killer, even though Florida found enough to charge him with murder.
    Thankfully, it won’t be left up to Obama to render justice in this case. I’m sure that even in a state like SC, justice will be served for something as blatant as this.

  2. Umm….”nooooooo”, we can always count on YO propoganda BS pimpin ass, to attempt to MISdirect the subject TO…”Obama”! You stuuuupid muthaFKaaaaah, you sound AND “ARE” as “DUMB AS TRUMP’s” ass, for “he TOO”!!, can’t get POTUS out of his mind/keep his name outta his mouth, eeeeeithaaaaah! You two “juicy wet” bytches, should just g’on & confess your….”homo crushes”. That fka mentions POTUS so much?, he apparently thinks “He’s RUNNING AGAINST”…POTUS in 2016!!! And YO ass?, prolly sees POTUS every fkn time you…”blink”! Again & as previously stated….”The Dumb, The STUpid & The…Luuuuuuuzerrrrrrs”! Ain’t nobawdy listening to yo BS so Hashtag?…”STFU”!

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