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  • liberal/left wing

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  • another political ideology/lean

    1 1.89%
  • Stupid Question, no political lean is at fault and/or responible for the shooting

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    Re: Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Its funny that this poll is 100% at "stupid question". Reading through a lot of the other threads on this shooting you will see quite a few posters blaming conservatives.
    It is funny, isn't it? Often, when I ask a poll question, some very outspoken folks suddenly seem very shy.

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    Re: Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    The "lean" that is responsible is the one that supports drugs and insanity.
    So - the Green Party then?

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    Re: Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So - the Green Party then?

    I like the way you're thinking.
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    Re: Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    If you read the manifesto and see his selected pics of himself , we get a person who
    1- supports the Confederacy
    2- embraces the painting of African Americans in the worst possible light
    3- was obsessed with the Martin case and felt he got what he deserved

    No how many liberals here can check off those three boxes?

    And how many self declared people on the right - be they conservatives or right libertarians - can check of those three boxes?

    An honest answer there tells you the answer to this poll.
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    Re: Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Why not ask which religion, hair style, movie, book, music or firearm was "most responsible" for the shooting? So far we have the blame being shared with (placed on?) the continued display of the stars and bars flag, too little "gun control" and now we get to try to blame a political lean? Why not just accept the idea that within a nation of over 300 million folks a small number of them will occassionally commit some seriously violent criminal acts?
    Anyone who wears a bowl cut is probably an extremist.
    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Blacks aren't committing more crime. That's the point. They use drugs at similar rates yet they get harsher sentences and more convictions.
    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    I disagree. Just because their drug usage may be no different does not mean their propensity to commit crime is the same or equal.

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    Re: Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    It's now at 4 con 13 silly question. We agree it's not the left, at least. Why not a two-question run off for the win?
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    Re: Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    The "ideology" responsible for the shooting was clearly racism.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    The political ideologies which appeared to have influenced him the most resemble segregationist State politics that idealize the Confederacy, the South African apartheid regime and others which reflect white superiority.

    While conservatives and the Republican Party in general have to face up to uncomfortable discussions and reevaluate existing intellectual paradigms, they are not to blame for the actions of this young man. Evil is evil. That doesn't mean we get to deflect negative influences and deflect the necessity to change existing injustices or bigoted tropes dominating or hovering above such cultures.

    Conservative defensiveness and sheer denial of the South's sins are, however, demonstrating the Southern conservative's inability to reevaluate itself.
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    Re: Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It's now at 4 con 13 silly question. We agree it's not the left, at least. Why not a two-question run off for the win?
    Or maybe it is more conservatives tending to recognize this shooting isn't about politics or trying to point fingers at a political party for no real reason, and liberals doing the opposite and blaming people who are in no way responsible just to take cheap shots at the other party like little kids.
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    Re: Which political lean is most responsible for the shooting in Charleston?

    It's positively hysterical that you triggered a response, then call it petty. Who made the first partisan petty point? Look in a mirror.
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