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Thread #134829   Message #3075257
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Jan-11 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Thanks to left-foot-in-mouths, sympathy for Republicans is growing. A couple of the worst examples of vitriolic nonsense can be found posted here.
(Remember 40 percent voted Republican in the last election)

Surveys show that most Americans don't think the political rhetoric was a factor in the shooting, and many said the poisonous comments were an attempt to make Conservatives look bad.
They do agree that the rhetoric on both sides has gone too far.

"Concocting connections to advance an argument actually weakens it. The argument for tonal moderation has been done a tremendous disservice by those who sought to score political points in the absence of proof."

New York Times. The Tucson Witch Hunt, Charles M. Blow, Op-Ed, January 14, 2011.