Obama talks about gun control, Boston bombing, chemical weapons in Syria in news conference

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 1, 2013 5:50 a.m.

    one vote,
    you mention expensive wars. Tell me, why are the deficits higher now that the wars have wound down than when they were at their peak? And I'm including OFF-BUDGET expenditures for the wars as well as those included in the budget. Why is BO running larger deficits without the height of the wars than bush ran WITH the height of the wars? BTW, the dems approved the military action

    also, it was not the wars the wrecked the economy, but the collapse of the barney-frank induced housing bubble that wrecked the economy.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 30, 2013 6:09 p.m.

    LDS Liberal--I didn't say anything about starting a war. Nothing. Obama is like a school teacher threatening a noisy class with idle threats.--What happened with passed presidents are irrelevant, and are weak excuses.

    @one vote-- Combined spending on all American wars don't equal one trillion dollars, let alone multi trillions.--Wars are good for the economy, as it expands industry, and jobs.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    April 30, 2013 5:37 p.m.

    He has not started any multi trillion dollar wars to ruin the economy.

  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    April 30, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    He must of mentioned Collins the NBA guy that came out of the closet. Heard he phoned him and commented how much courage he showed. Compare that to what he has down for the families of the Benghazi cover up.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    April 30, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    Chemical weapons he dismisses as not a big problem. Benghazi must not have been a problem at all as Mitt Romney dropped that discussion real quickly when the President had the moderator defend his position without a qualm. If there is a Canadian involvement in this latest Boston bombing, it is sort of reminiscent of the 9/11 aircraft that took off from Boston with less than viable security. And of course, he can't have a news conference without discussing how his extreme knowledge and expertise of the United States of America's constitutional second amendment and the historical background on that amendment since Benjamin Franklin inventions were born. Whether he was born in the United States of America he seems to lack basic beliefs of people who fought and sustained the freedoms of our country and rights to be free and not in bondage to outsiders.

    He does find time to discuss his favorite sport and the rough and tough Chicago rules on and off the court. If there is anything of value or of good report, he doesn't seek after those things. It is a shame that he could have made a difference in this troubled world.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    April 30, 2013 4:18 p.m.

    Mcallen, TX
    Making threats you don't know how to keep is embarrassing to this country.

    3:02 p.m. April 30, 2013


    How could it be any more embarassing than telling the world you know Iraq has chemical weapons and has used them on his people ---
    so you attack them, invade them , and occupy them only to discover they don't even HAVE said chemical weapons?!

    Didn't you learn ANYTHING from what we just went through?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 30, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    @DN Subscriber 2
    "and rates are skyrocketing"

    Actually rate increases the past 3 years are lower than they've been in half a century. Of course, in fairness, part of that is due to the recession. So you're saying rates are skyrocketing when they aren't. Obamacare isn't even fully implemented anyway so that it's impact on healthcare prices is pretty minimal at this point since most of the bill goes into effect 2014.

    @Liberal Ted
    "Inflation has slowed to the point economists now fear deflation. "

    Oh come on... you all were railing against Obama saying our money was going to be worthless due to hyperinflation so we need to bring down the debt and people need to invest in gold... now you're blaming him for too little inflation?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 30, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    Making threats you don't know how to keep is embarrassing to this country.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    April 30, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    blah blah blah blah

    And in other real news. Unemployment remains stubbornly high. Inflation has slowed to the point economists now fear deflation. Government printing of money is on track to match Japan. More jobs have been sent over seas. Guns have never forced a person to harm another person. Pot smokers in Colorado with guns attacked other pot smokers during their "peaceful" love and flower park infestation. Leaving behind a hefty cost to the taxpayers to clean up after the filth.

    During his speech another 20 unborn children were slaughtered before and after birth.

    But this regime resolve is strong. If they can protect one child by disarming all legal law abiding gun owners then it's worth it. If millions die at their funding, then it's worth it also. After all they were for life, before they were against it.

    blah blah blah blah

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 30, 2013 1:20 p.m.

    @LDS Liberal
    Let me guess; you get your news from Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews?
    How does that feel to you?
    Are you here to defend Obama's leadership or just throw rocks at other posters?
    Defend Obama's comments about Syria and the handling of the Boston bombing. That's fair game.
    But it's simply bad form to ridicule other posters.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    April 30, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    Salt Lake City, UT


    Let me guess,
    You listen to Glenn Beck this morning?

    [I heard the same thing too, nice parroting LonestarRunner.
    FYI - this is the Deseret News, not 'the Blaze']

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    April 30, 2013 11:10 a.m.

    The first question had two parts-- one about Syria and the other about whether officials with information about Bengazhi would be allowed to testify. I was listening on KSL radio and they cut away before he got to the second part and now this article doesn't give his response either. Did he answer that part of the question, and if so, how? If not, why?

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    April 30, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    Asked about one senator who recently said national security protections have deteriorated since he became president, Obama said, Sen. Lindsey "Graham is not right on this issue,..."

    Graham, the Republican South Carolina senator, responded to his comment about national security.

    "With all due respect, Mr. President, Benghazi and Boston are compelling examples of how our national security systems have deteriorated on your watch." He referred to the attack that killed three Americans at a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya last year, as well as the marathon bombing.

    It's time for the Obama administration to stop stonewalling and come clean on what really happened in Benghazi.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    April 30, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    The president is either delusional, ill-informed, or simpley being untruthful with the American people, and the world.

    Everything he has worked on is worse, even if he insists that up is down and down is up, as Al Gore once did. Obamacare is way behind schedule for implementation, and rates are skyrocketing- but he claims it is working and cutting costs.

    However, no matter how little he cares about, or works to fix, the economy, Syria, Afghanistan, our crippling deficit, he was at least able to express an opinion on some basketball player's sexual orientation. Good to see him working the priority issues.

    Ben Ghazi, Fast and Furious- he still does not know anything (or will not admit knowing anything) about those issues.

    I pity our country, for what he has done to it.