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    Re: Bullet that hit Va. congressman's office random

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    That's kinda my thinking. If I was a Senator at this point and a bullet came crashing through my window, I'd have a seriously hard time believing it was random.
    Cantor's office is on the second floor. It went through the bottom floor window. Also this office wasn't in his congressional district, isn't listed on his website and had no markings showing it was his. The average person wouldn't know he had an office there.

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    Re: Bullet that hit Va. congressman's office random

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It's not just the arc and angle... it's the timing. That big of a coincidence is usually not a coincidence.
    So you are saying that police in Virginia are likely Democrats who are covering up violence committed by a Democrat? This thread possibly belongs in the Conspiracy Theory forum now. LOL.
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    Re: Bullet that hit Va. congressman's office random

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    Cantor's office is on the second floor. It went through the bottom floor window. Also this office wasn't in his congressional district, isn't listed on his website and had no markings showing it was his. The average person wouldn't know he had an office there.
    I simply find it a hard coincidence to believe that a bullet crashing through the window of a US congressman days after the passage of a bill that is unpopular with some was the result of a misfire.

    I'm certainly open to the possibility, but it's a pretty big stretch.
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    Re: Bullet that hit Va. congressman's office random

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    WTH are you babbling about?

    I don't follow your logic here.

    Sure, our guys may have lied about something, but since the #2 of your guys might have lied about something, we must blast him, some random persons who we consider friends of his, and label him dispictable (which is not a word, btw).

    WTF?



    As far as I can tell, the following occurred:
    1. “Health reform bill” passes.
    2. Protests increase.
    3. Bullet falls through the door of some branch office of a republican congressman.
    4. Congressman, on edge due to the protests and stress surrounding the issue, thinks someone shot at his branch office, and proceeds to contact police.
    5. Congressman does what all politicians do, given such circumstances, and tries to take political advantage of it.
    6. Police investigate, and find it highly unlikely that someone actually shot at the door.
    7. Congressman is embarrassed, etc. (I would assume).
    Yea, I think you pretty much nailed it. Cantor had a knee jerk reaction, and probably now wishes he had kept his mouth shut. But I think that knee jerk reaction could have happened with anybody.
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    Re: Bullet that hit Va. congressman's office random

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    I simply find it a hard coincidence to believe that a bullet crashing through the window of a US congressman days after the passage of a bill that is unpopular with some was the result of a misfire.

    I'm certainly open to the possibility, but it's a pretty big stretch.
    Post hoc ergo propter hoc. All available evidence that has been looked at points to this being completely random. You coud just as easily say one of the other people who had an office in the Reagan Building could just have easily been "targeted" as well. The bullet did not go through Cantor's office itself but rather the building it was housed in.

    I think its a bigger stretch to say that Cantor was specifically targeted. Think about it for a second this office has no markings showing that its Cantor's. Its not in his congressional district and isn't listed on his website. If someone was trying to "target" him why wouldn't they just go to one of the regular congressional offices of his.

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    Re: Bullet that hit Va. congressman's office random

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    Post hoc ergo propter hoc. All available evidence that has been looked at points to this being completely random. You coud just as easily say one of the other people who had an office in the Reagan Building could just have easily been "targeted" as well. The bullet did not go through Cantor's office itself but rather the building it was housed in.

    I think its a bigger stretch to say that Cantor was specifically targeted. Think about it for a second this office has no markings showing that its Cantor's. Its not in his congressional district and isn't listed on his website. If someone was trying to "target" him why wouldn't they just go to one of the regular congressional offices of his.
    All true and all good points, however I was simply commenting that to me it seems somewhat difficult to believe that this was a random accident.

    Especially when you have this going on
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