Obama’s Shameful Photo Op in Newtown

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The slaughter of 27 innocents by a madman in Newtown, CT on Monday left Newtown residents in mourning and the country in shock. But one man, the president of the United States, managed to find a cute photo opportunity amid the tears and grief. Obama was recently criticized for honoring the late civil rights icon Rosa Parks by tweeting an image of himself taken in April at the Henry Ford Museum.

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Updated: This is the image Obama’s people wanted the country to see, not the photo with the children, which was taken with a cellphone by someone backstage.

From NBC News:

President Barack Obama, the father of two daughters, brought “the love and prayers of a nation” Sunday to the people of Newtown, Conn., in an emotional address at an interfaith vigil after he visited with the parents of the 20 boys and girls who were killed Friday in their elementary school classroom.

“Newtown, you are not alone,” the president said. “As these difficult days have unfolded, you have also inspired us with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice.”

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    • Bootcampgirl

      @Sandra :spank:

    • KayCeiSoul

      :rolleyes:

      :coffee:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Raise your hand if you thought that was an old photo from his reelection campaign. :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gAkUh5pyfI Bedazzled His Razzle

      :wtf: @Sandra….

      Anyway good morning… Let me start off by saying i’m light weight hating on someone in my detatchment right now because he’s barely been here a year and got orders to germany but I have to stay here until next august and I’ve been here longer :lol: I want to cry so bad :lol: this aint right! :wail:

    • KayCeiSoul

      Can you explain to the inquiring minds exactly what is “shameful” about the POTUS taking a picture with children?

      I would think that the picture is inspiring. Should he steer clear of all photo ops with children due to the tragedy that occurred last week? I don’t understand….. I’ll never believe he took the picture in poor taste and was oblivious to the grieving parents. That’s not where you were going with this is it Auntie?

    • coco creamy

      still :crying: for ana I broke down last night, and all the rest of the kids pictures LORD help us :no:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      How is this shameful :shrugs:

    • VDot

      :hater:

    • luVn_liFe…

      I dont see a Problem with the Photo.The kids shuld be able to smile. At some point life has to move on,the wheels keep on turning,NO?”
      He made the audience laugh and chukkle a few times during his address to them :shrug:

      Morning kaeCeiSoul :kiss:
      Razzle
      Boot
      NAIJA
      free
      Jenie

    • yvonne79

      Honestly, I don’t see why some have the tendency to find something negative in everything our President does. He’ll be damned if he do, damned he doesn’t. :smh:

    • Bootcampgirl

      Hey Luvn :woohoo:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gAkUh5pyfI Bedazzled His Razzle

      hey @Luvin

      :hug:

    • KayCeiSoul

      Hey luV :hug: :kiss:

      LMAO @ VDot!! Exactly!
      Just ornery. Sandra just mean and surly.

    • VDot

      And I :love: his speech. It was what people needed to hear. But of course Sandy only wants to focus on things she feel are negative. :eyeroll:

    • Mr.BluPhi

      So should he have been crying while hugging the children? Im confused as to why this is shameful.

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      I’m not even an Obama fan, but damn, Sandra.

      You’re quite the Elisabeth Hasselbeck, aren’t you.

      Try as I might, I can’t recall all this “Tenderness” in your soul as it related to the last president.

    • luVn_liFe…

      Creamy . . I seen video of lil Ana with her Brother Playing the Piano this morning on GMA Just wow.They recently had moved to Sandy Hook

    • lashellebelle

      :cosign: @ VDot

    • WUT IZ UR PROBLEM NOW

      Raise your hand if you think the president gave those kids a moment of his time to help give those kids something to smile about so they can have one positive thought out of all of the tragedy that surrounds them right now. Those kids will remember this tragedy all their life. But they will also remember in that time THEIR PRESIDENT came to see them.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSCLM8nLFU Mother Jefferson

      Sandra, I understand you make these Obama posts for shock value, but this is just taking it a little too far.

    • luVn_liFe…

      Mr.BluPhi says: :hi:
      should he have been crying while hugging the children? Im confused as to why this is shameful<–Right!

    • anniemae

      The election is over, POTUS won, what would be the point of staging the above photo. He’s darned if he do and darned if he doesn’t. I see a PARENT basking in the innocence of children in light of the recent tragedy. Nice Picture, this brings a smile to my face!

    • sfrenney

      Whats the problem with the pic? :shrug:

    • Ni ni

      Lol@the kids, they are starstruck. Such an adorable pic. that they have to at least take their mind off the tragedy for a moment and theyll have this pic with the pres for the rest of their lives.

    • lexdiamonz

      Carrington says:

      I’m not even an Obama fan, but damn, Sandra.

      You’re quite the Elisabeth Hasselbeck, aren’t you.

      :rofl:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :wave: WUTS IT . . YES! :cosign: Morning

    • Fated4Greatness

      :huh: <— me looking for the shame :shrug:

      Good Morning all!!

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      Best way to let Sandra’s BS go over your head and escape these wraths unscathed is to remind yourself had T.I. or Monigga shown up in Newtown and taken these exact pics, it would’ve gotten praise in the “Celebs Out & About” section.

      #CashCanChangeYourThoughtProcess

    • VDot

      *Raising my hand* for Wut’s question. NOT Sandy’s!

      I think the pic is adorable and inspiring.

    • luVn_liFe…

      Just scrolled back up . .
      Look at the BIG SMILES ON THOSE BABIES FACES
      :stop: it Sandra

    • prima_donna2163

      I’m confused, please elaborate on what is so shameful about this pic????

    • NaijaGal

      @Sandra – england awaits you at any time…you can always go tya across the pond

      @LUV N :happy: <—-gone with the wind fabulous…morning luv :hug:

      *rubs eyes* is that Lashelle ma Belle coming out to play with us? :yahoo:

    • VDot

      :rofl: at Carrington. True!

      I know a lot of her posts are for shock value, but d@mn. Let me find out she’s a part of the West.boro Church. :coffee:

    • yerkesbabe

      Auntie Sandra-

      I’m giving you a really crazy TAMAR BRAXTON look while saying ” GET YO LIFE”.

      We all know that our POTUS is the object of your affection.

    • WUT IZ UR PROBLEM NOW

      Hey Luvin :hug:

      I mean lets get off the Obama hate wagon for a second and let it be what it is…lets get beyond this terrible scar that has left children scared to go to school, parents fearful of taking their kids to school and teacher wondering if the next person in hall way is there for a conference or to kill. Lets get beyond that and THEN hop back on your I hate Obama schtick…this is not the time…

    • WUT IZ UR PROBLEM NOW

      Thanks VDot sweetie :hug:

      I know we are entitled to our own opinion of our POTUS, but lets not do it amid this okay… I have a 16 and a 13 year old that I have to send off to school every morning… its was enough stress knowing that they had to walk to the front of the complex every morning praying and not knowing who or what crazy pedo might be lurking but to send them to school praying that a nut job don’t have a bad day and take it out on the school my kids attend has got me upset!

    • iyonah

      This was posted and shared by the family first.

      Ditto** on Carrington’s post… Sandra let Obama be great!

    • Hershey

      I’m so glad President Obama is in office and Beyonce is still sanging, these two certainly keep this blog alive, because Sandra beats the dog shyt out of their every move. :deadhorse: :yawn:

    • KayCeiSoul

      The cafe’ downstairs just made me the most RAG-GA-LEY pancakes EVER!
      :wail:

      They literally crumbled when I tried to cut them in squares and I don’t appreciate the chit at ALL!! :mad:

      *Snatches bacon out of the tray, tosses the ripped panty looking pancakes*

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      NaijaGal says:

      @Sandra – england awaits you at any time…you can always go tya across the pond
      _________________

      Tread carefully. You’re bordering on moderator abuse which is against the rules. :rules:

    • Who Dat

      #CashCanChangeYourThoughtProcess

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Cash rules everything around meh…(Method Mayne voice)

      :rofl:

    • flyygirl

      Sandra, you sure are reaching with this one. He’s still in office. It’s not like bashing him will get him kicked out or something.

    • PumpkinsMama

      Moderator Abuse? :rofl:

    • free

      PumpkinsMama says: Moderator Abuse? :rofl:

      i’m scared to laugh, chile, but i wanted to.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      Sandra Rose says:

      Raise your hand if you thought that was an old photo from his reelection campaign.
      —————-

      Raise your hand if you did your homework and saw that the FAMILY released this picture and not the White House staff *raises hand* :coffee:

      Morning folks……

    • free

      WUT IZ UR PROBLEM NOW says: I know we are entitled to our own opinion of our POTUS, but lets not do it amid this okay…

      *******************

      agreed.

    • sassyshe

      :waves:
      Morning all, I do not see how this is a photo-op

    • free

      free says:

      PumpkinsMama says: Moderator Abuse?

      i’m scared to laugh, chile, but i wanted to.

      ***************

      ohhh, i read it more carefully now….

    • greykidd

      Its a very sad time in this country, Please just stick to blogging about “entertainment” i sure nobody is in the mood to hear your views regarding our president and how he is dealing with this terrible situation. Why dont you find a photo of Mr & Mrs Obama and go into great detail about there body language. That subject better suits you. May god bless you!

    • PAHairston

      Hello All. Sandra, Sandra, Sandra, Sandra, Sandra, Sandra, SANDRA, shame, shame, SHAME on you! GUN CONTROL NOW!

    • Yardgirl

      I live in Connecticut and I can tell you that the president’s presence was WELCOMED by one and all!! To see him with the smiling children made each and every parent smile regarless of party affiliation. Try explaining to your 5 year old that the bad man is not coming back to get you. Not easy. Again, to see at least a small sample of children smiling give me hope.

    • free

      i would love to hear more from our CT peeps, yardgirl. i know there is someone else in friday’s post whose co-worker lost a child in the tragedy.

      – do they have any plans in terms of transferring the children to other schools or will they have to go back to the same school?

      – is the media being too intrusive at this point? do you guys wish folks would just go home?

    • luVn_liFe…

      @free . .
      On GMA this morning they said they have a school campus thats empty and are considering opening it back up to send the Sandy HooK elementrary kids to

    • Mannie

      Carrington says:

      Best way to let Sandra’s BS go over your head and escape these wraths unscathed is to remind yourself had T.I. or Monigga shown up in Newtown and taken these exact pics, it would’ve gotten praise in the “Celebs Out & About” section.

      #CashCanChangeYourThoughtProcess
      ___________________________

      :cosign:

      :kona:

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      I am so grateful for this picture. It is good that we can find something so light-hearted in the face of this horrific tragedy. Thank you, President Obama. We have to move forward in the midst of our tears, confusion, and sadness.

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=590097934 Phillybruh

      What wasn’t mentioned is those children in the picture lost a sibling on Friday Morning!

    • flyygirl

      I’m with Free. I would like to know more about what’s going on in CT as well.

    • free

      Phillybruh says: What wasn’t mentioned is those children in the picture lost a sibling on Friday Morning!

      ****************

      puts yet a WHOLE NOTHER PERSPECTIVE on it! wow. just wow.

    • AllNYC

      Obama is acting as Father-In-Chief! When you see children, it is natural to smile. In this dogmess of a situation, you want them to shine their light.

    • free

      luVn_liFe… says: On GMA this morning they said they have a school campus thats empty and are considering opening it back up to send the Sandy HooK elementrary kids to

      ******************************

      good. i think that’s best. even i, as an adult, would have difficulty going back. and the incident happened right in the front area.

    • CTchica

      There is nothing wrong with this picture, if anything, it inspires hope for these children that have witnessed the unthinkable. As a resident of CT, we needed this. We needed the President to give us comfort in this time of need and he did just that.

    • BayMami_de4

      There is not a thing wrong with this picture! The President’s speech was heartfelt by many as well.

    • Oprahs Bunion

      Mother Jefferson says:

      Sandra, I understand you make these Obama posts for shock value, but this is just taking it a little too far.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      I agree. This really isn’t the time to put up these types of posts. No one is in the mood to hear you bashing the president, when this clearly isn’t a staged photo. Publicity for what?? To “pretend” he cares about what happened in CT?? Enough already!

    • LadieLeo

      So if the pictures with the kids wasn’t supposed to be seen is it still a shameful photo op? Just let our POTUS be great, please!

    • free

      CTchica says: There is nothing wrong with this picture, if anything, it inspires hope for these children that have witnessed the unthinkable

      **********************

      i was sorry to hear about your co-worker. i’m sure s/he knows that the nation, and most likely, the world grieves with them but it probably doesn’t mean much right now.

      all we can do as a nation is be BOLD enough to DO something about it instead of just talking about it.

    • Yardgirl

      free says:

      i would love to hear more from our CT peeps, yardgirl. i know there is someone else in friday’s post whose co-worker lost a child in the tragedy.

      – do they have any plans in terms of transferring the children to other schools or will they have to go back to the same school?

      – is the media being too intrusive at this point? do you guys wish folks would just go home?

      ***********************************

      Sorry Free I went off to a meeting and another one is coming up soon (Mondays!!)

      The children are going to another school (there was a school that closed earlier this year that they will use) The current school is a crime scene still being processed, but I think going back will be too traumatic for such small children. I am thinking they may close the school permanently.

      As for the media coverage, everyone handles this in their own way. I am a “need to know” because for me knowledge is power. For the ones that don’t want to know I say shut off your TV and get off social media.

      Two towns received threats this morning causing the schools to be locked down. What the fluck is wrong with people?? Please continue to pray for the families, they really do need all the support in this sad situation.

    • 3halos

      Sandra Sandra Sandra…This Christmas I pray that you receive a basketful of peace and joy so big that it will remove your hatred for people who have done NOTHING to you or NOTHING to deserve the hate your spew. Happy Holidays.

    • free

      Yardgirl says: The children are going to another school (there was a school that closed earlier this year that they will use) The current school is a crime scene still being processed, but I think going back will be too traumatic for such small children. I am thinking they may close the school permanently.

      ******************

      i think they can start at this school again with a new crop as they come in (kindergartners next year if the teachers can handle it) but the current students go to the old school.

      i guess copycat crimes are REAL. it’s so sad and pitiful here in the USA. we’re supposed to be the country that the world looks up to.

    • http://myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

      Sandra you know you wrong as two left shoes for that title…you WRONG chile, you just wrong!!

    • CTchica

      free says:

      i was sorry to hear about your co-worker. i’m sure s/he knows that the nation, and most likely, the world grieves with them but it probably doesn’t mean much right now.
      ________________________________________________________________________

      @Free – I think what’s getting people thru this tough time is all of the support and prayers from everyone. It means the world right now.

    • Lady_L

      WUT IZ UR PROBLEM NOW says:

      Raise your hand if you think the president gave those kids a moment of his time to help give those kids something to smile about so they can have one positive thought out of all of the tragedy that surrounds them right now. Those kids will remember this tragedy all their life. But they will also remember in that time THEIR PRESIDENT came to see them.

      ———————————————————————-

    • LaJuliet

      How dare our President, take a picture with Emilie Parker’s (one of the victims) siblings…good googly woogly Sandra; context is of the utmost importance. You should have also included the picture with Emilie’s father being hugged by Obama. How shameful for him to do what any other “parent” would have done…try to suppress their own feeling for the sake of the children. The 3 little girls are Emilie’s little sisters.

    • Shay_OH

      “Raise your hand if you think the president gave those kids a moment of his time to help give those kids something to smile about so they can have one positive thought out of all of the tragedy that surrounds them right now. Those kids will remember this tragedy all their life. But they will also remember in that time THEIR PRESIDENT came to see them.”

      :handclap:

    • prynsexxx

      <—– wonder what the headline would have read had he been on vacation and REFUSED to come off, while the nation was in mourning? :think:

    • Fatkat

      I can understand why people are upset but this tragedy has been heavy on people’s mind day and night and even in someone’s dream. This tragedy has been non stop in the news media and blogs with pictures showing faces of sadness from crying children and adults to shock on these poor babies faces. You can’t turn on the radio or tv without this tragedy being the first thing you hear and see, which causes constant tears from many people. I for one am glad I see this picture with innocent smiling children but yes reality and lots of questions began to return but at least we had that one smiling moment….that one non tragedy thought, even if it only lasted for one second.

    • Kittle

      Sandy Sandy sandy tsk tsk tsk

    • Kittle

      The update doesn’t help as we all know you were talking about the kids.

    • Oldskool71

      :hahaha: test