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Do you think the tone of the political debate in this country contribute to the tragedy in Arizona?
The Morning Call ^

Posted on 01/11/2011 7:00:40 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

Implied in this question is the notion of only Conservatives involved in agitprop, not of liberals (How many times have we heard obama's quote in the past few days?: "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun"). Nada.

Freep away.

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KEYWORDS: freep; freepthispoll; giffords; poll

1 posted on 01/11/2011 7:00:46 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Freep this poll.....that didn’t fit in to the thread header.


2 posted on 01/11/2011 7:01:56 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA
No.

The guy told us he was being controlled by the government through grammar. It's not the tone, it's the grammar. And....

It's Obama's fault


3 posted on 01/11/2011 7:05:11 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Red in Blue PA

Libs are about anything but personal responsibility. It is par for the course for them to blame other people and circustances when things go wrong.


4 posted on 01/11/2011 7:07:09 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew (..)
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To: Red in Blue PA

QUESTION OF THE DAY
TODAY’S QUESTION: Do you think the tone of the political debate in this country contribute to the tragedy in Arizona? (Poll closes at 7 p.m.)

YES (577 responses)

48%

NO (618 responses)

52%

1195 total responses

(Results not scientific)


5 posted on 01/11/2011 7:07:19 AM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Freep this poll.....that didn’t fit in to the thread header.

I think it is counterproductive to even participate in these polls. When you participate in a poll like this, you lend credence to the premise.

I say ignore it. Give the MSM all the rope they need to hang themselves.

(I suppose that kind of statement will soon be banned).

6 posted on 01/11/2011 7:08:28 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I belief he was a nut job just like the one who shot Reagan.
And that is all.

I have to wonder why his My Space page was immediately yanked along with any and all information about him.

This was just like the photos and captions of the Virginia Tech shooter hanging out with Muslims. The msm stayed the H away from THAT!


7 posted on 01/11/2011 7:08:36 AM PST by a real Sheila (Election 2012. The end of an ERROR!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I voted NO... if they had offered “decades long liberal rhetoric and propaganda”... I would have voted YES!

LLS


8 posted on 01/11/2011 7:10:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

NO


9 posted on 01/11/2011 7:11:38 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Maybe this wouldn't have happened if the Sheriff had investigated more gay, pot smoking, liberal extremists... Let's put that question up for comment...
10 posted on 01/11/2011 7:14:36 AM PST by GOPJ (When liberals are FORCED to pay for Rush Limbaugh's show, I'll be happy to pay for NPR.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The local morning show is talking about this subject and some (obviously a black) lady called in and was talking about the heated rhetoric in the current political debates. She mentioned the 2nd amendment comment by Sharon Angle.

One of the hosts asked her if this comment:

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”

May have had anything to do with the nutcase going off last Saturday. She said “Probably did, and whoever used should not have said something like that”.

Then the host said it was zero's comment on the campaign trail. He also gave her several of the other comments zero made, and all of a sudden, “Click”.

11 posted on 01/11/2011 7:21:43 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: GOPJ

So, PC kills more people.
Can’t investigate Hasan ‘cuz he’s Muslim, can’t investigate Loughner ‘cuz he’s a homo.

People die.


12 posted on 01/11/2011 7:26:03 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

1. A lot of people want a political civil war. They won’t start it, but are holding a big wad of kindling and looking for a spark - which some nut job _will_ supply.

2. Given enough politicians, angry citizens, and time, some nut job _will_ attempt assassination.

Rare, yet inevitable.


13 posted on 01/11/2011 7:32:40 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If heated rhetoric caused people to do this sort of thing we would have blood in the streets every day. The truth is, we don’t. Normal people are able to understand the difference between angry words and real violence. Anyone who can’t is suspect, so I have concern about the people who are writing such drivel. Perhaps we should be investigating them.


14 posted on 01/11/2011 7:37:01 AM PST by brytlea
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To: a real Sheila

Myspace doesn’t want the bad publicity nor undue traffic.

There may be “no such thing as bad publicity” but you have to know how to handle it.


15 posted on 01/11/2011 7:39:08 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If rhetoric is responsible for the Arizona massacre then by the same logic, Jodi Foster is responsible for the assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan.


16 posted on 01/11/2011 7:48:42 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Red in Blue PA

YES!

BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNMENT CRAMMING LEGISLATION DOWN OUR THROATS THAT THEY KNOW WE DON’T WANT

There... it has to be said.


17 posted on 01/11/2011 7:58:06 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Left is doing its best to make it seem so. They have all but forgotten or ignored the victims.


18 posted on 01/11/2011 7:58:44 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: DannyTN
DannyTN wrote:

It's Obama's fault

Actually, I do find in the aftermath of the assassination of the conservative federal judge in Tuscon, the Party propaganda ministry (formerly known as "the press") has reached a turning point. Here's the new Mantra:

It's George W. Bush's Sara Palin's fault

19 posted on 01/11/2011 8:41:10 AM PST by cc2k (If having an "R" makes you consevative, does walking into a barn make you a horse?)
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To: MrB

Death by PC - it’s real.


20 posted on 01/11/2011 8:53:39 AM PST by GOPJ (When liberals are FORCED to pay for Rush Limbaugh's show, I'll be happy to pay for NPR.)
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To: cc2k

The Libs must really be scared to death of Palin to devote this much effort at her.


21 posted on 01/11/2011 8:53:54 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Red in Blue PA
Do you think the tone of the political debate in this country contribute to the tragedy in Arizona?

Absolutely -- both on right and left. Political adversaries are commonly reduced to evil charicatures; enemies who must be defeated by any means. It is not going too far to say that the tone these days tends toward outright political hatred.

In itself, the political hatred is probably not going to cause murders. But couple it with some whackjob with anger management issues, and you've got trouble.

The media are complicit in this. They pander to controversy, and they pay much more attention to shrillness and sensationalism, than to sober and reasoned discussion and debate. They fan the flames, because it makes for better entertainment.

And the people in the middle have simply tuned it all out. It's too loud, and too unpleasant.

22 posted on 01/11/2011 8:53:57 AM PST by r9etb
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To: DannyTN

This kid was just a disturbed whack job. In a free society sometimes a bad thing happens. Its just the way it is.


23 posted on 01/11/2011 8:54:14 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Dudoight

A nail on the head post!


24 posted on 01/11/2011 11:12:36 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes. The left created this guy.


25 posted on 01/11/2011 11:19:00 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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