Trump's supporters are angry that Obama has made stating the obvious illegitimate. And they are right to be angry.
Is Islamic State opposed to gay marriage? Was anger at the US Supreme
Court's decision mandating recognition of homosexual marriage what
prompted Omar Mateen to massacre fifty Americans at the gay nightclub
in Orlando on Saturday night? What about gun control? Is Islamic State,
to which Mateen announced his allegiance as he mowed down innocents
like blades of grass, a libertarian group that abhors limitations on
private ownership of firearms? In other words, are Islamic State and
its fellow jihadists from Iran to Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Haram and al
Qaida adjuncts of the Republican Party? Is Omar Baghdadi, the
self-declared caliph at the helm of ISIS a social conservative, a
libertarian and a card carrying member of the GOP, or just one of the
three? Because President Barack Obama seems to think that this is the
question most Americans should be asking. In his statement on the
massacre on Sunday, Obama placed Mateen's action in the context the
partisan debate on gay rights and gun control.