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Here Is President Obama's Poignant Reaction As He Learns Of Sandy Hook Shootings

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Ugh! This breaks our heart into teeny-tiny pieces!

The White House released a bitter-sweet cacophony of new photos into their Flickr stream this week — hidden among them was one soul-crushing image from December 14 of President Barack Obama listening to counterterrorism advisor John Brennan.

Adam Lanza had just gunned down 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School and this haunting portrait of our Commander-in-Chief hearing the news (above) offers insight into why he now calls the "worst day of his Presidency."

Clearly he is simultaneously affected on several levels.

He grieves as the leader of a wounded nation, sure, but also as a father to two children similar in age to those killed at the school.

While the pic is tough to swallow, it serves as a chilling reminder that this heinous crime victimized more people than we may realize.

[Image via White House.]

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44 comments to “Here Is President Obama's Poignant Reaction As He Learns Of Sandy Hook Shootings”

  1. irvinegirl says – reply to this


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    Just happened to have a photographer there as he learned the news? This whole thing was reenacted or staged. What a phoney.



  2. 2

    This picture means nothing. This could be a picture of Obama pondering what to have for lunch.



  3. 3

    There is always a photographer on staff to capture just such moments. It's there sole job to photograph the first family for posterity.

  4. Khorn says – reply to this


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    You're ridiculous Perez. He's just looking down at the floor. Why does this "break your heart into teeny-tiny pieces"? You can't tell anything from this picture. Quit trying to make Obama such a picture of perfection. He's a joke.

  5. smoothie says – reply to this


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    STOP USING THE GUNMANS NAME!!!!!!



  6. 6

    Is this the same Obama that allowed Democrats to put through a pork filled Sandy bill with money for people In California, so that it got blocked at the House of Representatives, then went on vacation. Can you say phony? If he was a real leader, he would have made sure the Sandy people got their money instead of letting his Prince Harry Reid fill it with goodies that have nothing to do with Sandy.

  7. kiki says – reply to this


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    bullcrap

  8. oleh says – reply to this


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    jesse ventura for president



  9. 9

    I don't think anything about Obama is staged. I find him to be a caring and intelligent man. His response to the Sandy Hook shooting was quick and heartfelt. As he should, he took the time to go to Newtown and speak publicly as well as personally with the families. This shooting was not his fault….he can also not be expected to fix this sick epidemic of mass shootings on his own. As unfortunate as it is - Sandy Hook may be the catalyst that will generate serious change. SOOTHE - you are right that a photog is on staff at the Whitehouse….nothing new people…..Obama is not the first or the last president to be photographed in an historical moment. I think Obama handled this tragedy appropriately and with sincerity.

  10. mw says – reply to this


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    Re: Superhot – YES

  11. suz says – reply to this


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    FUCK OBAMA & his fake tears.

    shame on anyone who voted for him!

  12. MacTX says – reply to this


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    I pity those of you who don't know/realize that this is a publicity/political photo. I envy you as well since as the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. Anything the president does in front of the camera and shortly released to the public is publicity. It's done to carry favor with the public. That massacre speech he gave right after it happen is an example. Made very much so by the fact of him getting political during the speech. Both the speech and the agenda was unnecessary at that time as it was not a direct threat to national security. He seized the opportunity to ram his agenda down your throat when you were most vulnerable and the majority of you out there are too stupid to realize that. The victims body wasn't even cold yet and he goes on his political rant.



  13. 13

    better than bushes non reaction to 3000 people dying while he was reading children stories convineintly at least obama is human and not part of some weapons sales

  14. emily says – reply to this


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    Re: suz

    shut up retard.

  15. irvinegirl says – reply to this


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    Re: Superhot – Thanks for the laugh. Also, you really think the photographer is sitting there in the corner waiting for something to happen? This photo is staged. This guy is a total fraud and doesn't give a crap about anyone or anything in this country except getting his bogus health care plan enacted. And what about the oil spill in the gulf. He didn't show up there for days and then did NOTHING to help out the victims. THis spill didn't fit in with his agenda.

  16. irvinegirl says – reply to this


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    Re: MacTX – Amen and right on. Wait till all these sycophantic idiots find out their taxes are indeed going up thru the elimination of the payroll tax deduction, which will affect everyone in this country who gets a payroll check. Unfortunately the non-achievers and inner city slugs won't be affected because they don't work and are already sucking the federal government dry.

  17. irvinegirl says – reply to this


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    Re: perez posse number 777 – Oh for crying out loud, you're a total moron. Your response is extremely ignorant and in poor taste. Get some education, read a book now and then, and then you can post your opinion. By the way, George Bush took control of the situation after the attack and was very much a leader of our country, unlike this tool who goes out and plays golf regardless what's going on in the country. Benghazi sound familiar?



  18. 18

    Please quit photo-op glorifying this fraud. Or better yet why not post the look on his indifferent face when Benghazi took place while four Americans perished because he was more concerned about his poll results during the election.



  19. 19

    Re: irvinegirl – Agreed!



  20. 20

    Re: Superhot – Um yeah. Keep telling yourself that…

  21. Aleya says – reply to this


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    Re: perez posse number 777 – So you would rather him get upset in front of a classroom of small children?



  22. 22

    Did you see the picture that obama and moochie sent out for the new year? a photograper noticed it was actually a picture from 2009. Obama does a lot of "propaganda" type stuff. He is a total fraud and so is his awful wife.

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: irvinegirl – Very weird, that.



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    Re: Aleya

    You are absolutely right. And, to add to that, when Bush found out about it, it was unprecedented and it was basically someone declaring war on our country. Sandy had happened in this picture and was a horrible tragedy, but completely staged and he's just trying to act cool in it. Ridiculous. I wonder if people will stop bringing out Bush now, four years later.



  25. 25

    Re: xanderman – I don't need to tell myself anything….I stand by my comment. Would you be happier if he didnt respond to the Sandy hook tragedy? Cause I'm thinking no matter what his response was you'd still have sarcasm towards him.



  26. 26

    Re: Superhot – Well yes, the written response he parroted was scripted and done well - will give him that but he still managed to sweep Benghazi under the rug and betrayed our servicemen who BTW were tortured and died excruciating deaths. No justice for them. But regardless 4 years from now you'll change your outlook just like so many have once they figure out this country is going down hill no thanks to his agenda.



  27. 27

    Ooo let's take a picture of my reaction!
    Regardless of whose idea it was to take the picture it is still in bad taste.



  28. 28

    Re: SOOTHE – Just one question… Why, exactly are we paying for a full time photographer to take pictures of the president?

  29. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: whatupperez1 – Uhm, wasn't the book Bush was supposed to be reading, upside down?

  30. WillowWynde says – reply to this


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    Re: @v@ – Bush is holding the book correctly. The name of the book is "Reading Mastery II, Storybook 1", and the title of the story being read is "The Pet Goat".

  31. heather says – reply to this


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    I find it sick that everyone thinks this is publicity, even if you don't like Obama do you really find him so heartless that he wouldn't care about children being shot? That's sick to think, im sorry but unless your not right in the head I would never assume someone didn't care about this massacre. You call me ignorant, but I call you call ignorant right back, to assume someone doesn't care about children being shot because you didn't vote for him is pretty ignorant and arrogant.



  32. 32

    Re: heather – it is emotional driven suckers like you that got him back into office. Sure he "cared" but Benghazi was tossed aside because it didn't fit his image or agenda. Just because some guy "sheds a tear" during a speech doesn't excuse him from ruining this country. And be certain his writing staff composed his message. He is a parrot.



  33. 33

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  34. Waity the Dung Beetle says – reply to this


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    AS IF he cares about anything ? He ought to be impeached. All Americans need to see the film "Obama 2016". The traitor has ruined our Constitution, he doesn't care about America - he does "just enough" for us to throw the dumbest citizens off. He's a traitor - learn who he is and see "Obama 2016"….he wants to take America down. He hates the USA and so does his nasty wife.

  35. Waity the Dung Beetle says – reply to this


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    Re: heather – WAKE UP he's ruining the country



  36. 36

    Oh boo hoo, Obama's sad. Why does he get a story written about it? We're all sad. Why is he suddenly the victim? As far as I'm concerned, the only victims were the children, teachers, and their loved ones. Anyone else trying to freeload off of that for publicity and attention is disgusting.



  37. 37

    sure ok but lets see the photos of when obama learned of Christopher Stevens death you know if I had a brother he would look like Christopher Stevens



  38. 38

    Posed! You'll never make me believe this is genuine!

  39. e says – reply to this


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    The President's daughters are protected by armed security as are the children of most politicians and other entertainers. Leftist, hoplophobe hypocrites.

    "Gun free zones" invite criminals and the deranged. Chicago is a "gun free zone."

  40. e says – reply to this


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    What about Benghazi?
    What about Fast and Furious?

  41. LINDITA PLASARI says – reply to this


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    WE DON'T LIKE TO SEE OBAMA'S TEARS OR TO SAID SAD, SAD. WE NEED TO SEE WHAT HE DID BEFORE TO PREVENT FUTURE TRAGEDIES. STILL WE DON'T HAVE A JUSTICE FOR TERRORIST CRIMINALS IN TEXAS, COLORADO, BENGHAZI, CONNECTICUT. WE NEED TO SEE A REAL REACTION, WE NEED TO SEE THE LAW FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE HAD IT BEFORE. ALL THE TERRORISTS CRIMINALS HAVE A ROOTS IN PALESTINIAN TRIBE.

  42. LINDITA says – reply to this


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    AMERICAN PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO SEE OBAMA'S TEARS OR , SAD,SAD. WAY TO PREVENT FUTURE TRAGEDIES IS A JUSTICE FOR TERRORISTS CRIMINALS JIHADIST ATTACKED AMERICAN PEOPLE IN TEXAS, COLORADO, BENGHAZI, CONNECTICUT. AMERICAN PEOPLE STILL DON'T HAVE A JUSTICE FOR A MASACRE. WHY? ….WHO IS HIDDING BEHIND THE CRIMINALS?….WHAT IS THEIR PLAN? …WE ARE WAITING FOR A ANSWER.

  43. LINDITA says – reply to this


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    I LIKED PRESIDENT BUSH REACTION ON SEPTEMBER 11. HIS REACTION WAS STRONG, NO TEARS FOR A BRAVE MAN. HE GAVE AMERICAN PEOPLE A COURAGE, SAFE AND PROUD. HE DID THE BEST TO PROTECT AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE MISSED HIM A LOT.

  44. milootoole says – reply to this


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    Re: Superhot – sicko! Butt Kisser!