Romney pulls Colo. ads, Obama makes statement at event with cheering crowd

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In light of the horrific tragedy in Aurora, Colo. that left 12 people dead and 50 injured, Mitt Romney is suspending campaign ads in Colorado.

Ann & I are deeply saddened by the news of the violence in CO. Praying for the loved ones of the victims during this time of immense grief.

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 20, 2012

Romney campaign pulling all ads in Colorado in light of shootings, per campaign spokeswoman

— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) July 20, 2012

President Obama is doing so as well and is heading back to The White House.

I compliment President Obama for canceling his Orlando trip and heading back to Washington. This shooting of young people is horrific.

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 20, 2012

The president gave a statement today about the deadly massacre. However, he did so at a campaign rally in front of a disgracefully cheering crowd.

Awkward cheers during President Obama's statement on #TheaterShooting. It was supposed to be a campaign event, but he's cancelled.

— Adam Baker (@AdamBakerTweets) July 20, 2012

No, cancelling would mean that he didn’t show up. He still appeared at the campaign rally and chose to give his statement, as President of the United States, there.

Awkward to hear the President have to transition from campaign event (with cheering audience) to comments on the Colorado shooting.

— Contessa Brewer (@contessabrewer) July 20, 2012

How on earth can one “transition” from a campaign rally to honoring a tragic loss of life? And how can people cheer at these words?

Obama: "We woke up to news of a tragedy that reminds us of all the ways we’re united as one American family"

— White House Live (@WHLive) July 20, 2012

Obama: "the federal government stands ready to do everything necessary to bring whoever’s responsible for this heinous act to justice"

— White House Live (@WHLive) July 20, 2012

President Obama: "We will take every step possible to ensure the safety of all our people"

— White House Live (@WHLive) July 20, 2012

President Obama: "We will stand by our neighbors in Colorado during this extraordinarily difficult time."

— White House Live (@WHLive) July 20, 2012

President Obama: "The people we lost in Aurora loved, and were loved."

— White House Live (@WHLive) July 20, 2012

President Obama: "There will be other days for politics. This is a day for prayer and reflection"

— White House Live (@WHLive) July 20, 2012

President Obama is right; this isn’t a time for politics. Then why was his statement, as President of the United States, given in front of a cheering crowd? Is his campaign team heartless, clueless or both? The Left, and the media, are already grossly politicizing this tragedy on the backs of the dead. And now the lives lost were honored … with cheers?

the clapping and cheering… during Obama remarks on Colorado shooting isn't what I expected

— Jonathan Stankiewicz (@jonstank) July 20, 2012

Confused as to why people are cheering as Obama enters room. 12 people dead/ more injured in shooting. No reason to cheer.

— Katlyn Gerken (@KatlynGerken) July 20, 2012

Perplexed as to why the people in audience at Obama addressing the shooting are cheering and clapping for him. Show some respect, fools.

— Jillsie (@jillapallooza) July 20, 2012

Obama's followers chant "four more years" "four more years" after he announces that people died in Colorado.

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 20, 2012

That was awkward. RT @stuartmillar159 Obama: "This is a day for prayer and reflection." Then audience cheers and yells. #wrong

— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) July 20, 2012

This Obama campaign crowd is cheering, applauding. Umm – it's a national tragedy, folks.

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 20, 2012

Obama: "My daughters go to the movies."

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 20, 2012

Instead of giving dignity and respect to the lives tragically cut short, his soulless supporters made it all about President Obama. While the president’s words were somber and seemed to be heartfelt, the place they were given was inexcusably wrong. He cannot be blamed for the actions of the morally bankrupt in the crowd, but he is responsible for choosing the venue in which to honor the dead and help a nation grieve as President of the United States.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims, and their families, of this horrific tragedy. To quote another president, “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and “slipped the surly bonds of earth” to “touch the face of God.”

Update: Shameful.

Video of the chanting after Obama's comments on Aurora shooting.

— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) July 20, 2012

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