Refusethejuice makes some good points in his article “Never let a tragedy go to waste” – If the Orlando shooting had happened in El Paso, we could understand having local and state politicians speaking about it. But it didn’t, it happened in Orlando. We agree that people should stand in solidarity when a tragedy occurs. But we can’t help but wonder if those same politicians would have been ‘standing’ if the cameras weren’t there.
This is a HUGE tragedy for our Nation but an even larger one for those families who lost loved ones. Using their loss as a chance for personal gain is tacky, to say the least.