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Brokaw: Silence On Gun Violence Akin To Failing To Oppose Segregation in 60s
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Posted on 01/17/2013 7:48:31 AM PST by chessplayer

Talk about your strained analogies . . . Tom Brokaw has analogized people unwilling support measures aimed at limiting gun violence to those during the 1960s who were unwilling to speak out againt the likes of Bull Connor.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; guncontrol; liberalstooge; mediabias; secondamendment
It's monkey see, monkey do time, now. Bob Schieffer compared 2nd amendment supporters to NAZI's. Hank Johnson says 2nd amendment supporters are racists. Roger Ebert says 2nd amendment supporters are racists. Now we have Brokaw saying 2nd amendment supporters are racists.
1 posted on 01/17/2013 7:48:39 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Bull Connor - Democrat.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 7:52:31 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: chessplayer
It's monkey see, monkey do time, now.

It's just the fax machine delivering talking points from the White House.

3 posted on 01/17/2013 7:52:57 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: chessplayer

The calls started this morning about the NRA ad. The mantra is “No White president’s children having Secret Service protection was ever criticized”. Actually the Bush girls were.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 7:53:24 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: chessplayer

The calls started this morning about the NRA ad. The mantra is “No White president’s children having Secret Service protection was ever criticized”. Actually the Bush girls were.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 7:53:40 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: chessplayer

um.... who is NOT against gun violence?

We are against disarming law-abiding citizens, which will have no affect at all on said ‘gun violence’


6 posted on 01/17/2013 7:53:40 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: chessplayer

Brokaw owns a big spread in Montana. How many guns do you think he has there?


7 posted on 01/17/2013 7:53:40 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: chessplayer
There are over 300 million guns in America. They are quite safe to other dangers. The gun crisis that Boama has manufactured is just a bright shiny object to cover Alkaid’s advance in northern Africa.
8 posted on 01/17/2013 7:53:47 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: chessplayer

The calls started this morning about the NRA ad. The mantra is “No White president’s children having Secret Service protection was ever criticized”. Actually the Bush girls were.


9 posted on 01/17/2013 7:54:19 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: chessplayer

The calls started this morning about the NRA ad. The mantra is “No White president’s children having Secret Service protection was ever criticized”. Actually the Bush girls were.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 7:54:40 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: chessplayer

We’re far from silent on gun violence. Liberals just don’t like what we are saying.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 7:56:38 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: chessplayer

It’s always about race, isn’t it?


12 posted on 01/17/2013 7:56:44 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: grobdriver

Soros, Podesta, Axelrod, Jarrett, Obama to the MSM. Well oiled machine of Commie propaganda.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 7:57:38 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I’d say more than just a couple...

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Mountain+Lion+Attacks+In+Montana&FORM=RESTAB&adlt=strict


14 posted on 01/17/2013 7:59:39 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: chessplayer
Tom Brokaw has analogized people unwilling support measures aimed at limiting gun violence to ...

I missed the discussion about measures being aimed to 'limit gun violence'.
The only measures I've heard discussed is how to prevent law abiding citizens from exercising their second Amendment rights. Discussions on how to disarm the law abiding citizenry. No discussions that I am aware of on how to dissuade gang bangers and inner city youths and criminals from shooting up folks. These day to day crimes dwarf those committed by the occasional, and freak event, lunatic.
Preach the fear of God and the judgment to come? Nah, just disarm the citizens and provide armed guards for the royals...

15 posted on 01/17/2013 8:02:17 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: chessplayer

This weak ananlogy was already wearing thin in teh “gay marriage” debaet. Now the ‘Rats have exposed it by overuse as completely as bogus.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 8:05:42 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: massgopguy
No one is criticizing the protection for the President's children. The whole point is that the hypocritical demagogue in the White House wants to deny American parents the same right to protect their own children.

As for the racial suggestions? The problem here is that American minorities have been stripped of their racial pride, by demagogues, seeking to instill hatred & resentment rather than pride in honest effort, in order to control them as voting blocks. Do not fall into the trap of letting them make race--that is human heredity & the continuity of peoples--into something ugly. The ugliness comes in the process of substituting blame & envy for honest effort & pride in personal achievement.

The Left has been pursuing a terribly vicious end game strategy, at least since 2000, and too many Conservatives are playing into their hands, by responses that miss the essential nature of the tactics to which they are responding.

For an argument in point, see Blame & Envy Cocktail.

William Flax

17 posted on 01/17/2013 8:07:09 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: chessplayer

Democrats saying “We’re on the wrong side of history and it’s as bad as the LAST time we were on the wrong side of history”


18 posted on 01/17/2013 8:07:25 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: chessplayer

Here’s the deal: If the gerbalists keep their mitts off the 2nd, they can keep their 1st.
Otherwise all bets are off .... (ominous minor chord)


19 posted on 01/17/2013 8:07:48 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: chessplayer
Brokaw takes drugs for brain disorder.
20 posted on 01/17/2013 8:09:08 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Better safe than sorry.)
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To: chessplayer
Brokaw: Silence On Gun Violence Akin To Failing To Oppose Segregation in 60s

UNMITIGATED BULLSHIT!!

21 posted on 01/17/2013 8:09:32 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: massgopguy
The mantra is “No White president’s children having Secret Service protection was ever criticized”.

Since the regime, like one of Pavlov's mangy curs, has hit the race card, let us respond with the simple observation that, with the exception of the Arkie trailer trash Clinton, no white president has ever suggested confiscation of guns. But wait, Clinton himself has said that he was the first black president, so the exception is naught. And how do we know that Soetero has always intended to confiscate ALL firearms, - there are dozens of proofs but the main one is his endlessly repeated statement that he intends no such thing. Such words from a compulsive and not very bright liar prove the opposite.

22 posted on 01/17/2013 8:11:14 AM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: BenLurkin

Actually, the “civil rights” stampede of the ‘60s knocked down all sorts of civil rights such as freedom of association and brought Big Sis and her nanny nose into everything.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 8:15:13 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: chessplayer

When we stopped teaching the Ten Commandments, among them “Thou shalt not murder.”, that’s when we started getting all of these mass murderers.


24 posted on 01/17/2013 8:16:42 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: chessplayer

HA!! I wonder how many times Tom Brokaw has demonized Bill Clinton on viewing J. William Fulbright as his mentor!! In fact, I wonder how many times Tom Brokaw demonized Bill OR Hillary Clinton on anything. What a good Obama soldier! Good boy, Tom. Good boy.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 8:17:04 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

They never get tired of playing the race card do they?


26 posted on 01/17/2013 8:17:46 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: chessplayer

He is just wrong. Gun violence has gone down 49% in the past 20 years. Why wasn’t BrokeJaw crying wolf back then?


27 posted on 01/17/2013 8:21:40 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: chessplayer
Every perp in these shooting events had a history of a noticeable mental imbalance, obsessions and in most cases were on PRESCRIPTIONS.

Go back and read about Loughner...most of his history wasn't noted at the time.

Hasan was "singled out"...but MUSLIM PC prevented us from stopping him. The theatre guy had been "singled out"...and this Lanza...all you had to do was look at the group picture....

28 posted on 01/17/2013 8:23:12 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Eagle of Liberty
On August 7, 1964, a unanimous House of Representatives and all but two members of the Senate voted to approve the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which led to a dramatic escalation of the Vietnam War. Fulbright, who not only voted for, but sponsored, the resolution, would later write:

Many Senators who accepted the Gulf of Tonkin resolution without question might well not have done so had they foreseen that it would subsequently be interpreted as a sweeping Congressional endorsement for the conduct of a large-scale war in Asia.


Wow. If that doesn't sound a lot like Hillary Clinton's statements post-Iraq War Resolution votes.....
29 posted on 01/17/2013 8:24:24 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: chessplayer

Hey, Tom....Obama’s been silent on gun violence in his own ‘hometown’ for the past 4 yrs....what is that akin to?


30 posted on 01/17/2013 8:26:01 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: chessplayer
Brokaw is just another

Low-Information-Asinine-Reporter

L-I-A-R

31 posted on 01/17/2013 8:32:04 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: chessplayer

http://archive.mrc.org/biasbasics/biasbasics1.asp


32 posted on 01/17/2013 8:38:27 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: massgopguy

No white President ever tried to disarm the public.


33 posted on 01/17/2013 8:41:13 AM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: chessplayer

I’m all in favor of an honest discussion on guns and crime. For example, in Chicago, in 2011, only 1 murder was committed with a rifle. Does Tom want to discuss that? And in Chicago in 2011, roughly 75% of VICTIMS had a prior arrest record with the Chicago police. Does Tom want to discuss THAT? Perhaps he would like to discuss the racial aspects of crime - half of the murders and murderers are black. That number in Chicago is 75%. Is Tom talking about that?

https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath/News/Statistical%20Reports/Murder%20Reports/MA11.pdf


34 posted on 01/17/2013 8:44:40 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: chessplayer

For the life of me I can’t figure out why the media, virtually to a man, is opposed to the Bill of Rights. Do they imagine they’ll get to rule once government has all power, unopposed? Are they just hoping to be eaten last? Or is it just the natural filtering effect that anyone with natural intelligence and ability chooses a college major with substance and where work can be measured objectively, and the rest are left for urinalism?


35 posted on 01/17/2013 8:49:05 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: massgopguy
The calls started this morning about the NRA ad. The mantra is “No White president’s children having Secret Service protection was ever criticized”. Actually the Bush girls were.

And he wasn't trying to screw over his employers by taking away their guns. Minor detail, I'm sure it's actually the difference in race that accounts for the reactions. [facepalm]

36 posted on 01/17/2013 8:51:19 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: chessplayer

Where are the Republicans on all this gun confiscation. Where is the Speaker? Where is there ANY statements from the Republican Establishement there in Washington on this? Silence is consent? Get on the move and defend our Constitution! Defend our rights .... speak up on this power grab attempt.


37 posted on 01/17/2013 8:51:52 AM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: GoldenPup
"Silence On Gun Violence2nd Amendment violations Akin To Failing To Oppose Segregation in 60's"

Fixed it. 2nd Amendment violations, 14th Amendment violations - show me the legal difference, please, Mr. Brokaw.

38 posted on 01/17/2013 9:05:20 AM PST by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: chessplayer

Just one more reason why the old media is very close to our number 1 enemy. Never forget and remember their sponsors.


39 posted on 01/17/2013 9:12:57 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Still Thinking

Brokaw with his fru fru glass frames was on Scarborough.

Scarboriou is a NYC effete who only was elected because of networking skills not actual worthyness. NYC effetes live in the buble of latte and NYC apparments. (the good part of town not the icky part)

David Brinkly must be laughing his head off at the buffoon brokaw has become.


40 posted on 01/17/2013 9:15:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: chessplayer

Time to organize.

Gun Owners Against Gun Violence And Racism.

GOAGVAR


41 posted on 01/17/2013 9:38:32 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: chessplayer

Everybody is against violence, Sweetie, but countries with strict gun control laws have higher overall rates of violence than those that don’t.

WOULD BANNING FIREARMS REDUCE MURDER AND SUICIDE?, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Volume 30, Number 2, Spring 2007 (pp. 649-694)

http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

The trick you hoplophobes use is to insist on focusing on gun violence alone, as if it exists in a vacuum.

Don’t you care about the people who get killed by fists and feet and knives and baseball bats too?

Or is your concern limited strictly to guns and how to subjugate the people who own them?


42 posted on 01/17/2013 9:51:08 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: chessplayer

[[Brokaw: Silence On Gun Violence Akin To Failing To Oppose Segregation in 60s ]]

We agree- we agree that you are rqacist oe keepign sielnt on the FACT that so many innocent peopel are mrudered i ntheir homes because they are DENIED the right to own a gun to protect htemselves- Your silence on this national crisis is very evident browkaw,, and you are correct- we the peopel think you are infact racist- Thank you for your candid self analysis


43 posted on 01/17/2013 9:53:30 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: longtermmemmory

Yeah, you can bet if he and “Piers” were in revolutionary times, they’ve have been bending over for the King, grabbing their ass.....oh, wait....


44 posted on 01/17/2013 10:03:47 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: chessplayer

These old lefties are going for broke.

Disarming the people of the world is a big time globalist goal. It leads to mass slaughter, like in Mexico for example, but globalists don’t like the possiblity that they might be picked off by the slaves they desire to control and rule.

Globalists also need to overcome our constitution in order to create a “more perfect union” under the UN’s rule. Americans have way too much power for their liking and we keep messing up “logical” plans for their rule. As Government Electric CEO says China has the most efficient and most ideal government for global business.

This is where they are coming from with their missives on global warming (UN taxation and Agenda 21) and condmening the constitutional rights of Americans. They have all come out against the freedom of speech and now they are huffing and puffing about the second amendment.

Most Americans have not a clue of what is intended by these citizens of the world.


45 posted on 01/17/2013 8:36:50 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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