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    Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    Cantor: Dems capitalizing on extremist threats - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com

    A top House Republican accused Democrats Thursday of “dangerously fanning the flames” of extremism and using reports of vandalism and death threats against pro-health reform bill lawmakers for political gain.
    According to Eric Cantor, the democrats are using the recent threats against them for political gain.

    The Democratic National Committee responded to Cantor by saying, "Let's be clear: calling on Republican leaders who have contributed in part to this anger by wildly mischaracterizing the substance and motives of health reform to condemn these acts is entirely appropriate."
    The DNCC has made this statement as a response.

    So the question is. Do you think Democrats are using the recent violence against them for political gain?

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    Re: Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    Yes, I think that both parties will use whatever they possibly can for political gains.
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    Re: Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    Very likely, but then so are the other party's.
    However it will all backfire sooner or later, it usually does.

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    Re: Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    Both parties use tragedy for political gain. The GOP still runs ads of 9/11 with the implication that Democrats can't protect us. The Democrats are no different.

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    Re: Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Cantor: Dems capitalizing on extremist threats - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com



    According to Eric Cantor, the democrats are using the recent threats against them for political gain.



    The DNCC has made this statement as a response.

    So the question is. Do you think Democrats are using the recent violence against them for political gain?
    So what I take from this is Cantor made an asshole comment, and the dems responded by being assholes. And we wonder why political discourse in this country is so bad.
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    Re: Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    So stating facts is using "tactics" for political gain? The Republicans and conservative talk show hosts in this country have been fanning the flames and encouraging those who agree with them to ignore the will of the other side. These people feel they are the ones who matter, and since they are being "ignored", some extremists are coming out of the wood work and using threats to try to push politicians to vote their way. This is what was meant by domestic threats.

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    Re: Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    So stating facts is using "tactics" for political gain? The Republicans and conservative talk show hosts in this country have been fanning the flames and encouraging those who agree with them to ignore the will of the other side. These people feel they are the ones who matter, and since they are being "ignored", some extremists are coming out of the wood work and using threats to try to push politicians to vote their way. This is what was meant by domestic threats.
    There is a difference between stating the facts, and milking the facts dry...I think the Democrats could stop pointing to the "facts" as much as they are, its quite unnecessary, IMO.

    I haven't heard of as much being said by the Republicans, and the only response to the acts that I've heard was from Rep. Cantor, and it did, at the same time as being "truthful," was a bit unnecessary as well.
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    Re: Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    They obviously are. Otherwise they would let the police handle it like every other illegal problem.
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    Re: Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    Based on previous experience, I wouldn't be surprised.
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    Re: Do you think Democrats are using recent threats as a political ploy?

    I'm sure some will, but not nearly to the extent the republicans would. They seem to have no ethics or rules.

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