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  •  The NRA may be scum sucking assholes of the (13+ / 0-)

    highest order but they're also probably right about this. They know full well that with enough time (and bright, shiny objects to distract the public) the outrage and impetus to make changes from the killings in Connecticut will fade. And all the while they'll be singing their siren song of campaign contributions to as many politicians as possible.

    What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

    by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:50:47 AM PST

    •  Yes, that's the main difference between (4+ / 0-)

      them and their misguided principles and "progressives" who were 100% ready and willing to totally cave to everything the RW neanderthals proposed after 9.11

      In a way, we could learn something from them.

    •  The thing is, (1+ / 0-)
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      There'll be another gun massacre soon enough.  Then another. Then another.

      They won't have enough "effects" to name them all.

      Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

      by nominalize on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:16:32 AM PST

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      •  Why didn't the ones before make a difference? (0+ / 0-)

        Why haven't the ones since?

        They know Newton pulled at, hell -- tore at and ripped to shreds, the public psyche. And they're betting nothing in the next few months will do the same.

        What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

        by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:23:04 AM PST

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    •  Ontheleftcoast, I hate to be the one to tell you, (3+ / 0-)
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      but in your comment you did exactly what they expect many to do...you called it "the killings in Connecticut."

      It's Sandy Hook and should always be that. It's that phrase that spread far and wide in the media that they are trying to eliminate from our vocabulary.

      SANDY HOOK should not be forgotten.

      •  Or the Newtown tragedy/massacre nt (1+ / 0-)
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        •  I rotate through different forms (0+ / 0-)

          Sorry if it offends you in someway but my habit is to try and use different forms to describe the incident. To me it actually means more that way.

          What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

          by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:30:17 AM PST

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          •  I'm not offended at all and this is not a (0+ / 0-)

            personal indictment of you in any way. I was merely pointing out the fact that your verbiage is success for the NRA lobby that aims to desensitize the citizenry to the horror of Sandy Hook. It's an advantage for them if we think and speak of it in less sinister ways than it was/is.

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