A photo of President Obama’s hand written message was on the back of funeral program: “Michelle and I just wanted you to know how heartbroken we are to have heard about Hadiya’s passing. We know that no words from us can stop the pain, but rest assured that we are praying for you, and that we will continue to work as hard as we can to end this senseless violence. God bless, Barack.”
Now, to be the asshole analyst of language that I am: "Hadiya's passing"? Fuck that polite euphemism. How about "Hadiya's violent, painful, and utterly unnecessary and preventable death, which happened in no small part not just because of the NRA and the right-wing gun nuts, but because no one will stand up to them, including me and the rest of the Democratic Party."