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Monday, June 13, 2016

Clinton's substance versus self-adoration

While Donald Trump attempted to exploit tragedy with self-praise, Hillary Clinton addressed the subject with sensitivity and substance.

"the Orlando terrorist may be dead, the virus the poisoned his mind remains very much alive and we must attack is with clear eyes, steady hands, unwavering determination and pride in our country and our values." 
"As president, I will make identifying and stopping lone wolves a top priority," Clinton said. "I will put a team together from across our government, the entire government, as well as the private sector, and communities, to get on top of this urgent challenge and I will make sure our law enforcement and intelligence professionals have all the resources they need to get the job done." 
Clinton also called out American allies for allowing their citizens to sponsors terrorism by telling "the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others" that it was "long past time" that they stop "their citizens from funding extremist organizations." 
"I believe weapons of war have no place on our streets," Clinton said. "We may have our disagreements about gun safety regulations, but we should all be able to agree on essential things: If the FBI is watching you for a suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able just to go buy a gun."

First, she described how she would address the need for the formation of a comprehensive team, and she would do this with a sense of urgency.

Second, she would demand that Middle Eastern nation states put a stop to funding terrorist organizations.

Third, she would act to remove automatic weapons of war from gun owners.

Those things are sensible and actionable.

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