Right-Wing Gloating As At Least 50 Die In Florida Mass Shooting At Gay Club


As the nation wakes up to a possible terror attack on an Orlando nightclub that caters to the LGBT community, the right wing wasted no time in both politicizing the tragedy and displaying just how sick and depraved conservatism has become in America.

As of this writing, all we know is that around 50 are dead and over 40 are wounded, making this one of the largest mass shootings in American history. Reports say that a man walked into the Pulse, a downtown Orlando club, at around 2 a.m. and opened fire with an assault rifle and a handgun and then took hostages. After a shootout with the police, the gunman is dead and as yet unidentified, although the police believe the killer to be an Islamic radical. Despite the carnage and tragic loss of life, conservatives jumped onto twitter to mock the dead and gloat:

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— andieiam (@andieiamwhoiam) June 12, 2016

And, of course, they went to the Facebook page of the Pulse to crow about it before the bodies were even cold:

If it turns out that the shooter was a Muslim, expect the anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric to ramp up to 11. Do not, however, expect Donald Trump, Fox News or any of the right wing talking heads to ask how a radicalized terrorist was able to get his hands on the guns he used to take so many lives. Instead, look for calls for more guns in nightclubs that serve alcohol to make us all “safer.” Because in America, the best way to honor the dead is to make sure more people join them.


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