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Old 01-08-2011, 02:48 PM   #16
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this may have nothing at all to do with the disgruntled American right. i am certain everyone is horrified.

but when you ratchet up your rhetoric to such an extreme degree, can we be surprised when eyes do turn towards those who have been so shrill these past two years?
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that is a popup,
not an image url (it did not load on my computrer)

here is the link to view it.

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^ it appears she was in the cross hairs. of the tea party.
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that is a popup,
not an image url (it did not load on my computrer)

here is the link to view it.

Sarahpac_0


fixed it.
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^ it appears she was in the cross hairs. of the tea party.


and it may have absolutely nothing to do with it. for the good of the country, i hope there's no connection there.

but we should all be reminded of the gross inappropriateness of the rhetoric that has become part of political discourse in recent years.
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this may have nothing at all to do with the disgruntled American right. i am certain everyone is horrified.

but when you ratchet up your rhetoric to such an extreme degree, can we be surprised when eyes do turn towards those who have been so shrill these past two years?
Is this really our first concern here?

There is no evidence whatsoever this was politically motivated. If you (general "you") use your head and look at Giffords' broader record (pro-gun rights, owns a gun herself, applauded putting Guard troops on the border, critical of the administration's lack of border security efforts) you'll see that she is far from a major Tea Party target. If anything, the likelihood is much, much greater of the shooter being an illegal immigrant than a political extremist. I even heard an unconfirmed report that the shooter is African-American, which, by your guys' definition of the Tea party, pretty much eliminates that possibility, does it not?
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While I don't think Palin is literally looking to shoot people, there are plenty of wackos out there who are willing to start another Civil War.

I believe this is only the beginning of a lot of trouble.

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No confirmation that the shooter has been apprehended.
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this may have nothing at all to do with the disgruntled American right. i am certain everyone is horrified.

but when you ratchet up your rhetoric to such an extreme degree, can we be surprised when eyes do turn towards those who have been so shrill these past two years?
Agreed about the racheting up of rhetoric as a general point, but using that relatively innocuous poster is a piss poor example, TBH.
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Dutch news sites say that he was arrested.
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If anything, the likelihood is much, much greater of the shooter being an illegal immigrant than a political extremist.

really? illegal immigrants commit crimes at much lower rates than Americans, especially African-American males in their 20s. but i'm reading that he was white and clean shaven. http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thetic...-giffords-shot

i'm very excited for the indignation and created sense of victimhood already coming across on the right wing sites.

my point, again, was not that this was politically motivated at all. but, how can you act all indignant when people assume there was a political motivation given the irresponsible rhetoric and imagery used by the right wing as evidence in the SaraPac image above?
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Agreed about the racheting up of rhetoric as a general point, but using that relatively innocuous poster is a piss poor example, TBH.


really? a gunsight is a piss poor example?

what about Sarah's call: "don't retreat, reload!"
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There will be a press conference at the hospital within the hour.
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this may have nothing at all to do with the disgruntled American right. i am certain everyone is horrified.

but when you ratchet up your rhetoric to such an extreme degree, can we be surprised when eyes do turn towards those who have been so shrill these past two years?
Palin has taken the image down from her page.
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"Sarah Palin has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district and when people do that, they’ve gotta realize there are consequences to that action." - Representative Gabrielle Giffords - March 25th, 2010
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