We've got the posts condemning the President for not using the words "Islamic Terrorist" as though we live in some sort of possession movie and if we
can call the demon by its name we can control and expel it. The "argument" as it were, being that "political correctness" is preventing us from
doing... something... it's not really clear what.
Then there's a thread for denouncing the President for saying that this, the worst mass shooting in American history (I'm going to venture that it's
not if you count massacres of Native Americans but that's a topic for another thread) is a "further reminder" that it's too easy for some people to
get their hands on guns. This comes as we learn that at least in the case of the handgun, that gun was purchased within the last couple of weeks.
Whether or not you or I agree with President Obama — and I think he missed the mark as this cowardly, homicidal scum would have passed a background
check by all indications — his politicizing of the massacre is positively respectful next to Donald Trump's:
The Daily Beast - Donald Trump Makes Worst Mass
Shooting In U.S. History All About Him
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart! 12:43 PM
- 12 Jun 2016
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn't he should immediately resign in disgrace!
1:58 PM - 12 Jun 2016
What is he to be congratulated for exactly? What is this "toughness" and "vigilance" he's talking about? For that matter, what kind of asshole would
even think to say that he "[appreciates] the congrats for being right" in the immediate aftermath of a terrorist attack?
Donald Trump is right about nothing
. The simple truth is that there is nothing our government can do to stop individuals from launching lone
wolf terror attacks that doesn't involve egregious violations of our most fundamental rights. This is an inescapable truth and it should be obvious to
anyone capable of rational thought.
Yes, this is horrible. Yes, it is frightening to realize that a person bent on murder and mayhem could at any moment bring harm to you and yours but
this my friends, is a fact of life in a free society. The President is wrong in suggesting that restricting legal access to guns will prevent
terrorist attacks. Terrorists have and will employ a variety of instruments for doing their evil — bombs, knives, swords, acid, poisons, toxic
gases, biological agents, cars, planes, box cutters — you name it.
Donald Trump is even more wrong and what he suggests is far worse.
Again I ask, what does this loudmouthed buffoon believe he was right about?
More un-Constitutional surveillance? Infringing on religious freedoms? Ostracizing Muslim Americans and using 'magical words' to cast away the
darkness? Don't be taken in by this would be authoritarian strong man. He has no solutions, he has no answers, he only has prescriptions for
destroying civil liberties in the name of a 'safety' that we can never be guaranteed.
This is a fight we can never win with bombs. This is a fight we can't win with laws that erode the most basic rights of individuals. For the same
reasons many of you reject Obama's suggestion that stricter gun laws will prevent mass murder, you should rebuke with greater force the blatantly
authoritarian overtures and wanton demagoguery of Donald Trump.
edit on 2016-6-12 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)