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DennisM: America Is Not Sick

RE: Obama: 'Our hearts are broken' for families of Connecticut shooting victims/Fox News

I teared up as soon as my son Colin texted me that the Newtown elementary school mass killings had happened just over the bridge from West Point in CT. My heart broke and yet as the morning grinded on, my tears began to halt...Until President Obama teared up. He almost kept his composure. I simply did not. Neither did the little kids, their parents and all people across this land. This is not the time to disagree on the puniness of politics. It is the time to grieve together as a nation. Differing solutions will most assuredly be offered. Only one problem, however, is in front of us today - at this very moment. It is the loss of life - of kids, sweet babies and little elementary schooled kids. America is not sick. America's tears prove that today/Dennis Mansfield. More here. ( AP photo: An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington today in honor of the Connecticut elementary school shooting victims)

Question: Did you hear the president's message about the senseless Newton tragedy?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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