Is the Tea Party to blame in AZ? When is this going to STOP?

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Is the Tea Party to blame in AZ? When is this going to STOP?
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Mon, 01-10-2011 - 9:01am

I don't want to add to the insanity but something's gotta give here. I'm sick about this shooting in Arizona and while this gunman likely had mental issues and other problems, I wonder how much of the current political garbage isn't fueling people's delusions. I'm not sure what is worse, though, the pitch of the voices before or after this tragedy? Could this tragedy have been avoided? Would tighter gun laws have even stopped someone like this?

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Registered: 03-30-2007

I don't see how stricter gun laws could have stopped this.

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Registered: 01-10-2011
I think you are right, although I guess it's natural to jump to the conclusion that tighter gun laws would stop this? I don't know how else this would have been stopped, but I wonder. I have been doing some reading this morning and I've seen the usual Monday morning quarterbacking along with interviews/stories about people who knew the shooter and worried that something like this could happen? He reportedly was asked to leave the college he was attending for strange/violent behavior. It makes me wonder how many others like him fall through the cracks, yet I am not really condoning a "watch list". It would probably be a very long list :(
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Registered: 11-11-2010

Not sure what the Tea Party has to do with anything.

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The leftists at the Obama-supporting Daily Kos, that put a "bulls-eye" on Giffords, tried to cover up Loughner's leftist leanings, and wasted no time in deleting his page from their website, but I was able to grab it from the Google cache. Here it is.
http://www.theobamafile.com/_exhibit...erDailyKos.htm



Screen snapshots of Loughner's MySpace page. (now scrubbed)
http://www.theobamafile.com/_images/...ySpacePage.jpg

His favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver's Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.


Why don’t people who are so intent on blaming things politicians have said for this tragedy ever mention rhetoric from Democrats and liberals including:


John Kerry who said on the Bill Maher show: “I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.”
http://newsbusters.org/node/8175
Hussein Obama:

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said in Philadelphia last night. “Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

And “I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.”

Or New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi who called for Senator Schumer to “put a bullet between the president’s eyes?”
http://gothamist.com/2006/06/02/hevesi_puts_a_b.php

Or “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn” where they superimposed the words “Snipers Wanted” over an image of Bush delivering his acceptance speech at the Republican convention.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documen...-target-bush-0

Or Randi Rhodes who joked about killing the President?
http://themoderatevoice.com/2700/how...ination-humor/

Or Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams who said she could kill President Bush?
http://www.thehotjoints.com/2007/07/...l-george-bush/

What about this?






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What Has Become Of The United States of America?

Has America become the land of the special interest and home of the double standard? For many it has. Here is a review of current events. Make your own decision.

If we lie to the Congress, it’s a felony. If the Congress lies to us it’s just politics. If we dislike a black person, we’re racist. If a black dislikes whites, it’s their First Amendment right.

The government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims. In public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process.

You can kill and unborn child, but it’s wrong to execute a mass murderer. We don’t burn books in America, we now rewrite them. We got rid of the communist and socialist threat by renaming them progressive. We are unable to close our border with Mexico, but we have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea.

If you protest against President Obama’s policies you’re a terrorist or a racist, but if you burned an American flag or George W. Bush’s picture in effigy it was your First Amendment right.

You can have pornography on TV or the Internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas. We have eliminated all criminals in America; they are now called sick people. We can use a human fetus for medical research, but it’s wrong to use an animal for drug research to cure a disease.

We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don’t want to work. We all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology. We still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct.

We can celebrate Cinco De Mayo and Halloween, but we can’t celebrate Christmas, which is a recognized national holiday and a religious holiday for most of Americans.

We can ask law-abiding citizens to present valid I.D. when cashing a check or making a credit card purchase, but we can’t ask suspicious “illegal aliens” to produce a valid I.D. to verify their status or identify themselves.

We explain away individuals who steal classified and secret communications and distribute them to the press, but can’t hold the press or individuals libel for participating in this life-threatening treachery to our country and armed forces personnel.

We applaud confiscatory taxation and regulation on those who work hard, run an enterprise and play by the rules, then reward drug addicts, slackers, welfare cheats and bums with “benefits” they did not earn to continue their corrupt lifestyles … and call this whole process “social justice” or welfare for the so-called disadvantaged and poor of society.

Actor Wesley Snipes goes to jail for tax evasion, while Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel, who was indicted 20 times for fraud and evasion, gets a mild censure and no jail time from Congress. And you wonder why the U.S. Congress is held in deep contempt with a 20 percent approval rating from U.S. taxpayers and voters.

What has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?

The answer: America has become a welfare state based on deviant behavior, questionable morals and situation ethics.

http://blog.billlawrenceonline.com/2011/01/10/what-has-become-of-the-united-states-of-america.aspx




This is what happens when America turns away from the teachings of Christianity and Judaism-
the thing that made America the greatest country the world has ever known.

Liberalism has made America a cesspool.
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Registered: 07-11-2006

Enough is enough....the hatefulness and blame game has GOT to stop!

Yes! But who is going to tell Beck, Rush, Palin, the Tea Party et al?

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Registered: 01-13-2011
It isn't Beck, Rush, Palin, or the Tea Party pointing fingers and blaming others for the actions of a mad man. Maybe somebody should tell Paul Krugman.

It is a very sad day in America where one side will use the tragedy of others to advance their political agenda and point blame where there is none, then in the same breath refuse to believe they are the ones creating the political discourse.

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Registered: 10-25-2006

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BeachsideSlider wrote:

It is a very sad day in America where one side will use the tragedy of others to advance their political agenda and point blame where there is none, then in the same breath refuse to believe they are the ones creating the political discourse.

Are you talking about Sarah Palin?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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