Dean Obeidallah of The Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriusXM Insight (Ch. 121) in Hr 1 (6:30)
Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters – BY PHONE, in Hr 2 (7:06A)
Lee Papa aka Rude Pundit – BY PHONE, in Hr 2 (7:30A)
Monique Marvez, Comedian & host of “The Monique Marvez Show” on KFI AM 640 IN STUDIO,in Hr 3 (8:05A)
The worst mass shooting gun death in American history, and – outside of war – one of the worst in human history. There’s no other way to say it. This should not be happening, in America or anywhere.
At least 50 people died at the Pulse nightclub, a well-known LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida that was having it’s weekly ‘Latino night’ special — and was a perfect target for a deranged American, who by the accounts of many who knew him, was a bigoted, racist, misogynist with mental problems.
From the moments the nation began to wake up to the news, the reaction from Americans, and from the presumptive nominees of both major political parties has been measurably different. While Sec. Clinton’s first tweet noted shock, she was obviously concerned with the victims and their families. Donald Trump first oversimplified the incident, then out himself at the center of the spotlight, saying, “Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism…”
That kind of selfish arrogance and hubris has been a key failing at the heart of the civil war within the GOP, and it flared strongly this weekend at a Republican summit held by former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney in Utah.
For as difficult as the Democratic primary has been, Sen. Sanders made it clear over the weekend that he too stands with common sense gun safety laws, as Democrats, and indeed Americans of all stripes did the humane thing, thinking first about others, about those affected by this violence, instead of themselves.