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Political distractions abound in the wake of Orlando shooting

Political distractions abound in the wake of Orlando shooting

What a dumb time to be alive.

In a normal country during normal times, the jihadi terrorist shooting in Orlando in which 49 people were murdered in cold blood -- and more than 50 injured -- would be a cause for a serious debate about national security. Instead, it has been taken as an opportunity to light a bonfire of the inanities.

Let's start at the top. President Obama once famously said (more than once, actually), "Don't tell me words don't matter."

Fast-forward to this week, when in a tantrum of biblical proportions, the furious president said ... words don't matter.

Responding to complaints from Donald Trump and others that he won't say the words...

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