Do you think there's no difference between the presumptive presidential nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties? If so, you are very wrong. And all you have to do to see the vast difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is to look at their responses to the horrible hate crime in Orlando, Florida.
Trump's reaction was to send a series of tweets that congratulated himself on his bigotry against muslims, and believe it or not, blame President Obama for the Orlando shooting. It just showed us once again that he is a crude, offensive, narcissistic fool who cares little about people and has no idea how to solve our nation's problems.
In stark contrast, Hillary Clinton's response was caring and reasonable. It showed she is a leader who understands our nation's problems, has solutions for those problems, and cares about the people of this country.
Compare their responses, and tell me, who you want to be sworn in as our president in January of 2017 -- the person who uses the deaths of Americans to further his political career, or the person who displayed empathy for the victims and leadership for the nation?
Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!
Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn't he should immediately resign in disgrace!
What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning. Our leadership is weak and ineffective. I called it and asked for the ban. Must be tough
“I join Americans in praying for the victims of the attack in Orlando, their families and the first responders who did everything they could to save lives.
“This was an act of terror. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hard at work, and we will learn more in the hours and days ahead. For now, we can say for certain that we need to redouble our efforts to defend our country from threats at home and abroad. That means defeating international terror groups, working with allies and partners to go after them wherever they are, countering their attempts to recruit people here and everywhere, and hardening our defenses at home. It also means refusing to be intimidated and staying true to our values.
“This was also an act of hate. The gunman attacked an LGBT nightclub during Pride Month. To the LGBT community: please know that you have millions of allies across our country. I am one of them. We will keep fighting for your right to live freely, openly and without fear. Hate has absolutely no place in America.
“Finally, we need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals. This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets.
“This is a time to stand together and resolve to do everything we can to defend our communities and country.”
(The caricatures of Clinton and Trump above are by DonkeyHotey.)