From Pine View Farm

2nd Amendment Remedies, Reprise (Updated) (Updated Again) 0

Delaware Liberal has a timeline of domestic political violence, both committed and exhorted, from 2008 to the present.

The drip-drip-drip has not been so noticeable, but the total accumulation is quite appalling sizeable.


TPM’s Josh Marshall
on Countdown with sane and sensible comments:

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Michael Tomasky talks sense on the relationship between rhetoric and violence at the Guardian. A nugget:

In sum, he (the shooter–ed.) had political ideas, which not everyone does. Many of them (not all, but most) were right wing. He went to considerable expense and trouble to shoot a high-profile Democrat, at point-blank range right through the brain. What else does one need to know? For anyone to attempt to insist that the violent rhetoric so regularly heard in this country had no likely effect on this young man is to enshroud oneself in dishonesty and denial.

If buffoons run about for months and months spouting nonsense about “second amendment remedies” and “by force if necessary,” they lose the moral right to be shocked, shocked! shocked! if some fugitive from a looney-bin takes them up on it.

“But I never expected this to happen despite calling for it for the last two years” really doesn’t make it to the rational excuse list.


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