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Jitter65

(3,089 posts)
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:17 PM Jul 2016

The hateful weaponization of our language, our feelings and our actions

all began in Jan 2009 when GOP senators and congressmen sat at a DC restaurant and plotted a strategy to disrespect and obstruct the nations first black President and went on public record and bragged about doing so.

The NRA and the congress that they own have new blood ontheir hands

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The hateful weaponization of our language, our feelings and our actions (Original Post) Jitter65 Jul 2016 OP
"Sticks and stones." Words eventually have real consequences. Passive bigotry kills. lindysalsagal Jul 2016 #1
I think blaming everything lock, stock and barrel on the NRA is foolish... Eleanors38 Jul 2016 #2

lindysalsagal

(20,183 posts)
1. "Sticks and stones." Words eventually have real consequences. Passive bigotry kills.
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 01:35 PM
Jul 2016

We can't indulge our lowest impulses without sustaining losses.

What goes around...

 

Eleanors38

(18,318 posts)
2. I think blaming everything lock, stock and barrel on the NRA is foolish...
Fri Jul 8, 2016, 01:50 PM
Jul 2016

I can't stand them, nor do I want to be a part of that group. It is a special interest/civil rights organization which is doing what is expected: Promoting the Second Amendment and steadfastly opposing those it sees as a threat to it. And they aim to Win.

As a party, the Democrats have pretty much given up on programmatic change and government activism, and that leads to the use of passing thin laws on prohibition and control, essentially what the GOP uses anyway. We have ceded the field, and the GOP allows us a play pen to operate in -- a pen of its own construction.

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