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    Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Recently two NYPD Officers were killed by a crazy person. Based on how conservatives are blaming Al Sharpton and Mayor de Blasio but not the actual killer I'm gonna have to say yes.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Like comparing eggs and rice krispies .... ain't the same.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Loaded bait question at best. Since you cannot even get liberals and conservatives to agree on what "personal responsibility" is, there is zero expectation you can get them to agree on how to apply the concept.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Both parties (or factions within) will use the phrase when it suits them, and both sides will jump at the opportunity to assign blame to adversaries when politically expedient. The Giffords shooting and this most recent event being stellar examples.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Recently two NYPD Officers were killed by a crazy person. Based on how conservatives are blaming Al Sharpton and Mayor de Blasio but not the actual killer I'm gonna have to say yes.
    No one is claiming Sharpton et al, pulled the trigger. But calls that he and others take personal responsibility for their inflammatory statements, is the definition of personal responsibility.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    No one is claiming Sharpton et al, pulled the trigger. But calls that he and others take personal responsibility for their inflammatory statements, is the definition of personal responsibility.
    Those that claim that he has "Blood on his hands" are doing a bit more than that.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    It is interesting that when the Ferguson protests broke out, we were often told that it's about something greater than just that one shooting even if that shooting was justified and therefor we must look at the broader picture, yet when those two officers were killed, we're supposed to view it in a vacuum and without a single bit of context.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Recently two NYPD Officers were killed by a crazy person. Based on how conservatives are blaming Al Sharpton and Mayor de Blasio but not the actual killer I'm gonna have to say yes.
    If you could point to one conservative, one post here on DP, where it was claimed that the actual killer wasn't responsible for his actions, you might have a point of conversation. As it stands, your straw man trolling is just tripe.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Those that claim that he has "Blood on his hands" are doing a bit more than that.
    I agree. That's a bit over the top. But there has certainly been some over the top rhetoric aimed at police that should have been dialed way back.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It is interesting that when the Ferguson protests broke out, we were often told that it's about something greater than just that one shooting even if that shooting was justified and therefor we must look at the broader picture, yet when those two officers were killed, we're supposed to view it in a vacuum and without a single bit of context.
    Excellent point.

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