The president described Pulse as not just a nightclub but a symbol as “a place of solidarity and empowerment” for the LGBT community.
“This is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country,” Obama said.
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That response was too passive. An emphasis on penalties and consequences for doing such acts on U.S. soil would have served more as deterrent than a spineless response such as this. Nothing he said sounded as though it was a warning. Lets just hold hands an all cry is not what I wanted to hear, which is hard to believe that is not what he just said.
@Bob LaBlah: It wasn’t passive at all. Trump can only post stupid twitter remarks, yet this was passive? You want spineless… look in the fucking mirror, bob! I’m so sick and tired of you.
It’s not about you all the time. Vengeance and more blood isn’t the answer.
Listen to this for once:
I honestly think that Obama is living in another world. His response was weak at best.
Loving one another is fine in theory but the reality is there are people out there who wish to do us harm. That’s the reality, Mr Obama.
The goddamn sensors are out in force on this one. Clinton had the correct response at the time of the OKC bombing when he assured who ever done it that they would be brought to justice quickly and it would be severe.
Obama wants to talk about gun control but not Islam control. Pathetic.
I like Obama but he’s flaking out on this one. Even that mosque he visited where he was kissing their butts was known for extreme homophobic rhetoric.
Same old same old. Obama did fine and he did say there will be justice. Some here want vengeance. That is wrong.
@GC1985: So help me I am going to open a bottle of champaign when Trump deports your ass.
@joeyty: I feel the same way. Personally I thought he had lost his mind when he stopped dead short of apologizing to Japan for a war they started and lost. Why not tell Japan to apologize to China for the horrors at Nanking and the biological experiments committed on Chinese prisoners? That sounds too manly obviously.
@Bob LaBlah: You are disgusting vile trash. You are jjdt as disgusting as Trump the man you support. go crawl into a ditch. I am a US citizen you goosestepping Nazi.
@Bob LaBlah: And with his numbers he will never get elected. An unelected asshole can’t deport anyone.
@GC1985: “You are disgusting vile trash.”
So is the woman who brought you here along with her maternal lineage.
Any time a tragedy strikes it’s time to blame the Muslims. Anything and everything is an excuse to start a war nowadays and the drama obsessed masses with their cellphones glued to their faces support every call for blood.
Funny how there was no call to action when a white man walked into a black church and shot 9 people dead. No one said anything about going to war with white Christians. Mmhmm.
@Bob LaBlah: What penalties? The cops shot the murderer dead! He’s dead. Gone. He can’ be tried. He’s toast.
What is President Obama supposed to do? Bomb ISIL? Uh, we’re already doing that! And bombing in Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc. So what do you want? Muslims rounded up? Hom0phobes rounded up? Religious fanatics of all stripes? I mean, you’re not making any sense here, so please explain what you’re looking for?
We have these massacres over and over and Congress will not do anything to address tougher gun laws. We had children murdered en masse in Connecticut. We had a deranged psycho shoot up a movie theater. We have a murderer massacre people at a university. We have a white supremacist slaughter people in a church. We had nuts kill people in a federal facility in California. The common element is semi-automatic weaponry. The president can’t do that on his own. Do you want Congress to step in? I mean, please explain what you’re looking for here. Because tough talk isn’t enough.
@Kangol: “We have these massacres over and over and Congress will not do anything to address tougher gun laws.”
I thought so and here is where we (as in you and I) go our separate ways. But I leave you with this advice: as you and the rest of the gang stand around, holding hands while rocking back and forth singing We Shall Overcome I would advise you to keep looking around you and drop to the ground at the first loud pop. A targeted “group” that can’t see the obvious is a dangerous group to be standing around in this atmosphere and with these passive responses there will be others to come.
@Kangol: @Captain Obvious: You’ve both read my mind and written my thoughts. Thank you.
Don’t waste too much time debating B Le B. His logic is as flawed as his syntax and grammar.
Can’this ridiculous President bring himself to say “Islamic” ?
We must defend ourselves…
The biggest danger is the “gay” getting washed from this tragedy. Gay men and women were targeted and executed. This needs to be a wake up call for all Americans to see the real harm homophobia does to LGBT people. Gun control is important, but let’s not allow others to forget who was targeted by the extremist.
@Bob LaBlah: You should seriously drink cyanide. I am done talking with a despicable person like you.
@Observant: I guess I shouldn’t respond to the clown either. He is a unstable vicious man.
@Bob LaBlah: Daesh used Trumps own words in their propaganda videos. So much for tough talk. You don’t even know what you are saying. You don’t even know how to read. Talk softly and carry a big stick. That is Obama. Trump is talk loudly and have a small d*ck.
@GC1985: “Trump is talk loudly and have a small d*ck.”
Coming from a queen who needs a magnifying glass and a pair of tweezers to prove she even has one I doubt he (Trump) would care about your personal opinion in regards to his size.
@Bob LaBlah: Coming from an old drag queen with lots of drag videos… that’s rich.
Trump is a nobody. Again, talk loudly with little result. He’s a snake oil salesman and apparently you bought his sh*t.
@Paco: It is the largest shooting massacre in US history and it is of gay people. It is sickening and we need to make sure the “gay is not washed away.”
@Kangol: I think the best course of action is to NOT bomb any more countries (war for corporate profit), NOT create any more refugees, and thus not need to accept any more refugees from conflicting cultures.
@GC1985: Ok, whatever you say “Reubenana” lolololol…
@Captain Obvious: Are you a fake profile for the Muslim Brotherhood or just plain dumb? There’s a reason you defend Muslims here, you are either one of them or you were brainwashed by the media. Muslim majority countries are nightmares for gays, because they are made up of people who are homophobic. Muslims even in the US are homophobic. Why are you defending that religion? In muslim countries they throw gays off buildings.
Trump is trash? he’s A) Pro gay, and B) Pro America. WAKE UP GAYS!!!!
@Brian: That is a dumb statement, because if he needs to talk about Islam then he needs to talk about Christian Terrorist. Majority of deaths are caused by Christian Extremist in this country, more so than any other group. But Christians don’t want to have that talk. Just like the country doesn’t want to talk about white on white crime, or the problem with mass shootings and the predominantly white males who perform these acts.
If you want to have a more candid conversation about this topic, then let’s get it all out in the open, but no one wants to have that conversation in America, especially not politicians, and especially not white christians.
And before anyone says, “Well hey, this terrorist attack was performed by a middle eastern man or a muslim or some other nonsense.” Whom in this country for the past few decades or so pushed for Gun Control laws to be lacked, Who are the groups who walk around the streets trying to push agendas to be armed at all times. Who is benefiting more from the sales of arms. The Gun industry, the White Miltia groups and the christian good ole boys.
This guy bought all his guns legally, and was even investigated by the FBI before this happened, they found nothing. Easier access to guns means this can be done anytime and anywhere.
Obama seems to be word-phobic when it comes to the words “radical Islamic terrorism”. He refuses to say them. He’s a man who is deeply in the closet on this issue.
He really needs to get his head out of the clouds on this issue.
@Bob LaBlah: So true, Bob. There is no common ground between the LGBT community and Islam. Those who want us to all link hands at a candlelight vigil might want to remember that it’s not gays committing mass shootings of Muslims, or pushing them off buildings, or stoning them to death. This is strictly a one-way street. Majority-Muslim countries want us DEAD, pure and simple. The left is unwilling to grasp this.
This is a tragedy for all men, not just gays.
Gays in America are strangely blinded to the truth. Truth and fact …. Islam is the only major religion which openly, defiantly, literally and proudly calls for the murder of gays. In EVERY Muslim country, gay people are either tolerated or at least prosecuted. They are not treated well. Trust me.
Yet half the comments on Queerty are about Christianity, vomited neurotically by a small group of angry American gays and guys. Gay activism has decayed and been hijacked by negative, evil people, who try to guide men away from their path, their spirituality and truth. American gays hate religion, which is man-made and which has been hijacked by evil men, but they don’t understand the universe, spirituality and truth.
Interestingly, European gay guys have actually become politically conservative – not liberal – because they now understand the dangerous ideology of Islam. Americans bizarrely love their own destruction and want Bernie and Hillary to bring in as many Syrians as possible.
It’s quite tragic. Men are men; people are people. We should be loving and friendly to each other and build a brotherhood.
Do not listen to their lies. Young men, please know that there is a very insidious ideology that is attacking you which you may not be seeing. It isn’t distractions – gun laws, issues about feminism, marriage, your instagram photos, gym affiliation and the other distractions.
And to any trolls I have studied the Quran. I have lived in the Middle East and am wiser than you. Don’t waste you’re time trolling me. Trust me.
Peace and love guys and brothers.
@ricardo1: Says Bob’s second account. Seriously.. “Ricardo”? Come on Bob… Be more original.
@mw11: European gay men are not conservative. And even conservative in Europe is more left wing than democrats here. And again with the talk on Hillary and Obama. No proof to that claim. You talk a lot but you don’t seem to grasp the situation. This wasn’t terrorist act wasn’t committed by a Syrian. It wasn’t even committed by someone from the middle east.
Most European gay men I have met are closer to the Green or [email protected] parties in their countries when I have visited Europe. The claim that Hillary or even Bernie wants to bring in a ton of unscreened refugees is a false one.
@kayakriver: Trump has been antigay since 2011 and is antiAmerican as proven with recent statements.
@kayakriver: Trump is under investigation and he even insulted the legal system and a sitting judge. He has been total sh*t for weeks.
So like in Europe we need to stay left wing. There is a reason why conservative governments have collapsed. Even Spain has Podemos. Maybe we need to push the democrats further left like they are.
Conservatives have brought nothing but misery to Europe. And they are on their way out the door. So much for the idea that gays are conservative over there. The community even joined in on these protests against the conservative government.
And the idea that conservative governments close their doors to immigrants. Yeah right. The Merkel government in Germany has allowed them in.
Obama is a clown.Poor America after Obama-coward you’re going to bear either Trump either the old Hillary Clinton.I didn’t know the Us was a monarchy.We have many political family line:the Clintons,theKennedys or the Bushes.What about new politicians with new ideas?
@gayhope1990: Obama is doing just fine and doesn’t treat people as political capital and tools like Trump. And Clinton would do more for this country.
Nobody respect the USA with that stupid clown.Poor USA.Pick and chose between the Clinton and the Clinton!I would like move out in another if I was American.
@Paco: ISIS generally hates the western world in the same way they hate gays. Keeping the focus on homophobia is kind of politicizing the issue. Gay, straight or bi, we’re all vulnerable to this type of violence as long as we live in the west and ISIS is determined to destroy us.
The Narcissist-in-Chief’s job is not to preach to us about “loving one another, it is about protecting America.
Do your job, Mr. President.
@Alistair Wiseman: You’ve been blowing bullshit the last day now. You’re the real narcissist. Right wing conservative gay… self hating freak. Why doesn’t your f–king party do its job for a change? Like in Congress?
He is doing his job. How about you, wiseass?
@GC1985: Conformist and boring as usual. So who is bringing all of the young angry Muslim “refugees” into Europe, genius?
You are so obedient to your party affiliation–it’s cute!
@GC1985: Anyway, Reubenana, shouldn’t you be busy with your sugar daddy?
@GC1985: Bobby Kennedy was killed by a scummy muslim 40 years ago, perhaps one of the first jihad murders against the west. And you Giancarlo, you little cu nt, why don’t you EVER JUST SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH. The entire website is monopolized by your idiotic, name calling retorts. How much time do you spend on queerty every day? MUST BE ALL FUCKING DAY. Because every single article has several comments from you. Nobody gives a shit about what you have to say. You must be in jail because except for that half hour a day when they let you go out into the exercise yard to suck down all the man cum you are able to swallow in just half an hour, you have nothing to do except sit in your cell and write shit on queerty.
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