President Obama Speaks on Colorado Movie Theater Tragedy: "Life is Very Fragile"

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Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the life of another, we do know what makes life worth living.

The people we lost in Aurora loved and they were loved. They were mothers and fathers; they were husbands and wives; sisters and brothers; sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and they had dreams that were not yet fulfilled.

So stated Barack Obama today in an address from Fort Myers, Florida, as he addressed the tragic Colorado shooting that took the lives of 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater.

“If there's anything to take away from this tragedy it's the reminder that life is very fragile," the President continued. "Our time here is limited and it is precious. What matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it's not the trivial things which so often consume us and our daily lives. Ultimately it's how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another."

A 24-year old former medical school student named James Holmes is in custody for the shooting.

Elsewhere, Warner Bros. has canceled a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Paris scheduled for tonight and Mitt Romney is expected to touch on the incident later today.

Concluded Obama:

"I'm sure many of you who are parents here had the same reaction I did when I heard this news. My daughters go to the movies. What if Malia and Sasha had been in the theater, as so many of our kids do every day? Michelle and I will be fortunate enough to hug our girls a little tighter tonight, and I'm sure you will do the same with your children. For those parents who may not be so lucky, we have to embrace them and let them know we will be there for them as a nation."

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Greetings lib-turd political fools...hmmmmm....gosh where do I begin? What about Obama's drug abuse as a kid, why does he have to seal up his college records, the birth certificate? Hmmm, well I think he was labeling himself a foreign student to get financial aid and now has to hide his deception. Romney? He's already said that he's going to repeal Obama Care and replace it with a system that is private sector sparing Middle Class America the heavy tax burden that the Obama system will strap to their backs and become heavier with every year. Yeah. It's just that you goons just love splattering deceitful comments on these threads! Pathetic!


Let's not forget about the candy bar he stole in the summer of 55.


I think that we'd all get along better, if we'd just shut the hell up.


@Mason Your questions are well-warranted. Most of this liberal drivel is from Obama freak supporters. Go figure! Obama doesn't have a clue and hasn't had for the past four yrs. Nice try, Barack, but you blew it! Now onto November and a Romney victory! I'm ready to see job creation, improvement in the economy and an all round stable and common sense form of leadership to return to the White House!

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