Fearing tea party violence, four Arizona Republicans resign

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  1. B_talltpaguy

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    Fearing tea party violence, four Arizona Republicans resign



    Fearing tea party violence, four Arizona Republicans resign
     
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    Wow. We could be in the midst of some sort of sea change. Wow.

    [need time to digest, reflect....]
     
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    In some ways I should feel sorry for these politicians. At the same time, I can recall the many, many instances where people tried to warn Conservatives about the nastiness that dwells within the ramblings of many so-called Teabaggers... they all ignored it, and claimed we were trying to deny them their First Amendment rights. They rode their wave of anger right into Congress... so I don't feel a bit remorseful.
     
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    This is a timely reminder that rightwing terrorism functions within the Republican party, to marginalize and intimidate the less extreme members thereof, as well as against Democrats to intimidate them.
     
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    love makes you bankrupt baby. keep going
     
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    they have a better chance being shot by drug runners. the tea party or right wing anything had zero to do with the shooting. how low can libs go trying to score political points. you think you would have learned your lesson at the mid-terms. go ahead make it easy keep it up.
     
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    Dear Big_E:

    We all know that it's the 'Roids speaking and not the soft, chewy center of your sweet and caring heart.

    Smooch!
     
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    You're still squirming about that shooting, aren't ya? More proof of your self guilt on the issue.

    Now pay attention, because I'm only saying this once.
    One of the reasons why people brought up the Tea Party and those on the extreme right is because they are the people who use references to gun related action and retaliation more than anyone else. This cannot be disputed... not even by a teahadist such as yourself. While NOBODY with a brain blames Sarah Palin, the Tea Party or the extreme right for the shooting in Arizona (something in which you've yet to actually comprehend since you're too busy on the defensive), it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the constant reference and violent tone echoed by people in power does play a factor in the way an audience behaves. You keep talking about guns, someone eventually gets shot. It happens all of the time, regardless if the messenger is a gangster rapper or a politician. Everyone guilty of this in politics should be assuming responsibility for what they contributed, directly or indirectly, to the venomous language. But all you did was start issuing out blame and assuming innocence since the very beginning. Hell, you even tried to claim that the shooter was a liberal. How pathetic of you.

    But the real reason why people are mentioning this is because we desperately need gun reform in this country. This notion that lesser regulations and more guns will fix the problem is absolute bullshit. Loughner should have never had access to a gun... he was mentally unstable, unable to go into the military OR go to school. Any doctor or psychiatrist would have been able to convey this message. Yet somehow he could walk into a store and by a gun with a 30 round clip. That is a problem. Ironically, with stricter federal regulations and perhaps even a real universal healthcare system in place, people like Loughner would have been in a system where dealers would be able to see who are mentally stable and responsible enough to own a gun and who isn't. Alas, teahadists like you think that would be overstepping its boundaries and bitch about "big government".

    So since more guns is not the solution and the obvious answer is one you're too scared to accept, what do you think our nation should do? Instead of mindlessly taking vacuous shots at "libs", why don't you try and come with a solution to the problem? Or do you not have one?
     
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