…Turning Orlando ‘Political…’
Remarks of President Barack Obama as Delivered
The White House
June 18, 2016
It’s been less than a week since the deadliest mass shooting in American history. And foremost in all of our minds has been the loss and the grief felt by the people of Orlando, especially our friends who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. I visited with the families of many of the victims on Thursday. [It took me less than a week to co-opt a national tragedy to get some “Chuckie-Cheeze SCHUMER-Like” TV face time, as well as diverting the national discussion 180 degrees to ‘gun control!’ Had I any real compassion for the victims and their families, I’da stayed out of the national spotlight until said families had ample opportunity to grieve and I certainly wouldn’t have brought up the topic of ‘gun control.’] And one thing I told them is that they’re not alone. The American people, and people all over the world, are standing with them – and we always will.
The investigation is ongoing, but we know that the killer was an angry and disturbed individual who took in extremist information and propaganda over the internet, and became radicalized. During his killing spree, he pledged allegiance to ISIL, a group that’s called on people around the world to attack innocent civilians.
We are and we will keep doing everything in our power to stop these kinds of attacks, and to ultimately destroy ISIL. [Just a little ‘aside,’ here… does anyone wonder why I say “ISIL” rather than the more universal “ISIS?” This Rush Limbaugh quote explains it nicely: “…and ISIL, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant includes more than Iraq and Syria. It would include Israel, which, to these people, Israel is a fraud. Israel doesn’t deserve to be there.” I~as a self-confessed muslim~have a ‘Koran-directed’ hatred for Israel and all it stands for. Thus, I use “ISIL” more to piss-off BeBe Netanyahu than anything else!] The extraordinary people in our intelligence, military, homeland security, and law enforcement communities have already prevented many attacks, saved many lives, and we won’t let up.
Alongside the stories of bravery and healing and coming together over the past week, we’ve also seen a renewed focus on reducing gun violence. As I said a few days ago, being tough on terrorism requires more than talk. Being tough on terrorism, particularly the sorts of homegrown terrorism that we’ve seen now in Orlando and San Bernardino, means making it harder for people who want to kill Americans to get their hands on assault weapons that are capable of killing dozens of innocents as quickly as possible. That’s something I’ll continue to talk about in the weeks ahead. [No matter how tragic, no matter how depressing, no matter how gory the incident, I can~and WILL~pivot the topic back around to gun control~meaning restricting access to weapons by regular Americans. Notice how I’ve trained the media to use ‘auto-insert’ and every tragic shooting now includes the phrase “assault-weapon, …weapons!” We have that phrase ingrained into the commie-lib American psyche. The commie-lib-Americans in the public are so conditioned that they visualize “assault-weapon” if they see a black shoulder-weapon; if they see a black rifle with the magazine inserted; if they see a black weapon with a heat shield around the barrel, etc.]
It’s also part of something that I’ve been thinking a lot about this week – and that’s the responsibilities we have to each other. That’s certainly true with Father’s Day upon us.
I grew up without my father around. While I wonder what my life would have been like if he had been a greater presence, I’ve also tried extra hard to be a good dad for my own daughters. Like all dads, I worry about my girls’ safety all the time. Especially when we see preventable violence in places our sons and daughters go every day – their schools and houses of worship, movie theaters, nightclubs, as they get older. It’s unconscionable that we allow easy access to weapons of war in these places – and then, even after we see parents grieve for their children, the fact that we as a country do nothing to prevent the next heartbreak makes no sense. [Worrying about my children’s safety is just so much bullshit! Why should I worry? They’re surrounded by their ARMED Secret Service protection detail and travel in ARMORED limos any time they leave barackINGHAM PALACE! I don’t see that my life would have been much different with a father in the house, particularly with the father I was stuck with. After my father, my mother had several acquaintances who “used to visit” on a regular basis… then she married that dunce Lolo Soetoro. My father was a full-blown communist, my step-father the same, the fact that I was mostly raised by Frank Marshall Davis a long-time REGISTERED COMMUNIST; that in college I sought out other like-minded students; that in my post-ed adult life I gravitated toward many avowed~even MORE registered~communists, commie-libs in and around the Chicago area.]
So this past week, I’ve also thought a lot about dads and moms around the country who’ve had to explain to their children what happened in Orlando. Time and again, we’ve observed moments of silence for victims of terror and gun violence. Too often, those moments have been followed by months of silence. By inaction that is simply inexcusable. If we’re going to raise our kids in a safer, more loving world, we need to speak up for it. We need our kids to hear us speak up about the risks guns pose to our communities, and against a status quo that doesn’t make sense. They need to hear us say these things even when those who disagree are loud and are powerful. We need our kids to hear from us why tolerance and equality matter – about the times their absence has scarred our history and how greater understanding will better the future they will inherit. We need our kids to hear our words – and also see us live our own lives with love. [In all actually~in a sane world~the risks posed by guns is a severe lack of same when the need arises to defend the populous. What we commie-lib-fascists will not admit: guns are life-saving devices to be used in a thoughtful manner by well-schooled individual citizens licensed to have weapons of their choice. Had there been more patrons of the Pulse Nightclub with LEGAL, PERMITTED handguns, this tragedy could have been EASILY AVERTED! Just a half-dozen CCP holders with~say~14-shot, semi-autos, the Islamic muslim terrorist shit-bag, Omar Mateen would have been “dealt with” from each of the aforementioned half-dozen defenders! In this case~as the saying goes~”When seconds count, police are HOURS AWAY..” this tragedy continued to unfold for around THREE-HOURS before said shit-bag was fatally dealt with!!]
And we can’t forget our responsibility to remind our kids of the role models whose light shines through in times of darkness. The police and first responders, the lifesaving bystanders and blood donors. Those who comfort mourners and visit the wounded. The victims whose last acts on this earth helped others to safety. They’re not just role models for our kids – their actions are examples for all of us. [Much of America is too young to remember but in the curriculum of the ’50s schools particularly in suburban and rural areas, weapons-safety was a regular class in those schools not yet taken over by the commie-lib fascist educators like Howard Zinn. With the socialist re-writing of our history, nearly everything ‘conservative, common-sense, logical’ has been written out of the texts. San Berdino, Orlando and future tragedies are~and will be~a direct result of the commie-lib takeover of the executive branch, several state and local governments as well as the education of the nation’s youth!]
To be a parent is to come to realize not everything is in our control. But as parents, we should remember there’s one responsibility that’s always in our power to fulfill: our obligation to give our children unconditional love and support; to show them the difference between right and wrong; to teach them to love, not to hate; and to appreciate our differences not as something to fear, but as a great gift to cherish. […as is my commie-lib bent, I’ve conveniently left out: “…protect our children with both knowledge, training, and materiel.” Had the children in the Orlando nightclub been brought up WITHOUT the “everybody-gets-a-trophy” mentality; brought up with training to think for themselves rather than wait for ‘someone else’ to step in, they very well could have mitigated the damage with their OWN actions. Actions like self-defense training, like carrying objects to be used as defensive weapons, and if so inclined, having a permit to LEGALLY carry a concealed handgun for defense!]
To me, fatherhood means being there. So in the days ahead, let’s be there for each other. Let’s be there for our families, and for those that are hurting. Let’s come together in our communities and as a country. And let’s never forget how much good we can achieve simply by loving one another.”
In the future it will be imperative that upcoming generations have the training and abilities to defend themselves, to recognize those Islamic muslim terrorist shitbags hell-bent on doing damage to this country and it’s citizenry. America is at a point where, if something is not done soon~as in a complete change in the federal ideology~the country’s values and protections will be lost. To paraphrase “Ronaldus-Magnus,”President Ronald Reagan:
“If America fails, there will be no other like place to run to.”
Bear that phrase in mind when going into the voting booth in the Fall. If America continues the past eight-years’ slide deeper-and-deeper into commie-shitbag liberalism, the country surely will fail!
That’s all I got.