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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Well, if a lot of people are laid off and it appears that the GOP is hellbent on destroying the social safety net, I can see how they might feel insecure. And insecure people can do anything.

    Making people feel insecure and then manipulating them to support rightwing causes (like anti-immigrant laws) is a longstanding stratagem of the GOP. In this case they may have created a Frankenstein's monster.
    Let's...not do this, okay? And by "this" I mean coyly downplay or justify violence in any way.

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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    In fairness, both the left and the right condone violence at a certain point. The difference is that the right condones violence when democracy breaks down and the government is no longer bound by the supreme law of this country. The left condones violence when democracy just doesn't get the result they want.

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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    Whether this is related to the shutdown or not (it appears to be), it's fair to say there will be more civil unrest as the effects of the shutdown and pending default take hold
    I am not complaining at you because you have to use the headline, but what the hell is the news thinking? That is not an assault. This overdramatizing BS has got to end. It just hypes things up. Yeah, some guy came up and tried to talk to him and may have grabbed him. They make it sound like there was a fist fight. Yes, the guy who did it should not be doing it, but calling it an assault is just stupid.

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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by francois60 View Post
    In fairness, both the left and the right condone violence at a certain point. The difference is that the right condones violence when democracy breaks down and the government is no longer bound by the supreme law of this country. The left condones violence when democracy just doesn't get the result they want.
    tell that to gays, abortion clinics, blacks, hispanics, and every other group that has faced right wing violence. Please take that partisan hackery and tell it to fix noise. they are the only ones who will believe you.

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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Let's...not do this, okay? And by "this" I mean coyly downplay or justify violence in any way.
    It was not even violence and it doesn't sound serious. Yes, you are not supposed to grab someone walking along, but they do not say he was hit. Out of hand and perhaps disturbing the peace or something, but if you are just grabbing and yelling at someone and not swinging to hit them there is a big difference. I think we are playing this up for drama a bit too much. If he had tried to punch the congressman in the head i would be right there with you, but this is more trying to get someone to listen to you, not beating your opinion into them.

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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    tell that to gays, abortion clinics, blacks, hispanics, and every other group that has faced right wing violence. Please take that partisan hackery and tell it to fix noise. they are the only ones who will believe you.
    Abortion clinics I'll concede, the rest I simply will not. Racial violence has not tended to be attached to any particular ideology. Also, abortion clinic violence is carried out by individuals. Left-wing violence is planned and organized, and predictable at least half the time lefties get together to protest something.

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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by francois60 View Post
    Abortion clinics I'll concede, the rest I simply will not. Racial violence has not tended to be attached to any particular ideology. Also, abortion clinic violence is carried out by individuals. Left-wing violence is planned and organized, and predictable at least half the time lefties get together to protest something.
    Quit playing that game. We know there is a huge racist vein in the right wing. The right does organized violence all the time. The victim routine is really old and save it for your conversations with your republican pals. I am not going to play pretend with you.

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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    The racist part of the right wing is about as active as the anti-semetic and anti-Asian aspects of the left wing.

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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Let's...not do this, okay? And by "this" I mean coyly downplay or justify violence in any way.
    The tea party is reaping what it sows. It violent rhetoric may be backfiring. Don't blame me. 2nd Amendment solutions, remember?

    Don't conservative EVER take responsibility for what they say and do?

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    Re: GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Assaulted Outside Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Quit playing that game. We know there is a huge racist vein in the right wing. The right does organized violence all the time. The victim routine is really old and save it for your conversations with your republican pals. I am not going to play pretend with you.
    More and more I'm beginning to think that the entire tea party movement is really about the fact that a black guy won the presidency. The rest is code and dogwhistling by these people.

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