[W]hat really struck me was Obama’s carefully selected words as he painted a picture of the Pulse gay nightclub as not a homosexual bar, but more of clubhouse for the downtrodden to meet and sing and lift each other up. He could have been describing an inner city Rescue Mission, the YMCA, or even The Mouseketeer Club.
The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live. The place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub — it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights.
That right there is marketing at it’s very best. I in no way desire to lessen the absolute evil that wantonly took those precious lives. The shooting was immoral; it was absolutely abhorrent.
But to describe a homosexual bar as a place “…where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live…a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights”?
In your wildest dreams do you believe Obama would describe a cowboy bar in Montana in such glowing terms? Perhaps recounting “It was a meeting place, a watering hole, where rugged individualists, living out their Second Amendment rights would congregate, partake in refreshments, dance, and uplift one another in the spirit of Patriotism!” Nope. Never.