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  •  And if that's not good enough reason, read this (12+ / 0-)
    In an essay titled "Scathing" in the April edition of the Benton County Republican Party newsletter, Nogy slammed those Republican lawmakers who voted last week to approve Medicaid expansion and argued that the Second Amendment offered one way to handle the situation:

    "The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line and stopped responding as representatives. It seems that we are unable to muster that belief in any of our representatives on a state or federal level, but we have to have something, something costly, something that they will fear that we will use if they step out of line. If we can’t shoot them, we have to at least be firm in our threat to take immediate action against them politically, socially, and civically if they screw up on something this big. Personally, I think a gun is quicker and more merciful, but hey, we can't. But we have to do something, we have to gain control of our representatives, if we don’t then what the hell are we doing as a party except having fundraiser dinners and meetings just to raise more money for future meetings and fundraisers, and giving money to empower and elect those who would betray us without having the control to keep them in line once we do? See the pattern -- you have to know you can guide the processes you begin, if you don't, it is better not to start them. And we have to follow through, even if they are our 'friends', because the future of the nation depends on it."
    •  wow. And Nogy just dug deeper with (1+ / 0-)
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      his "clarification".

      “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

      by SoCalSal on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 02:54:59 PM PDT

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    •  Wha? (0+ / 0-)

      What a paragraph.  

      I realize that he is supposed to be the one taking them to task, but he's essentially engaging in some strange sort of gun fantasy porn.  

      THere is always discussion about video games, and how they might blur the lines between fantasy and reality.  

      The only reason we can't shoot them, says this guy, is because it's against the law.  

      Otherwise, he seems to say, it would be a more efficient solution.  

      It's scary what some people will put out for publication.  What a terrifying look into the mind of a 2nd amendment solution kind of guy.


      by otto on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 05:42:38 PM PDT

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    •  What does he mean, "we can't"--? (0+ / 0-)

      Jeebus frackin' cripes, of course they can--

      if they're sufficiently clever in planning the act, careful in keeping it secret, skillful in its execution, & prepared to pay for it by being gunned down by the authorities &/or arrested, tried, convicted & (at minimum) spending many years in stir.
      Any thoughtful LEO will tell you that it's almost impossible to protect anyone (up to & including POTUS) from every someone who fits that description if there's enough of them running around with serious ordnance.

      Fortunately for the continuation of civilization (such as it is), most of these dick-surrogate-waving whackjobs who'd be willing to die for "the cause" (whatever it might be) are too stupid to do the planning, too sloppy to keep their mouths shut about it, or too clumsy to carry it out. And the small percentage that could manage something like that are incapable of anything resembling altruistic behavior (however misconstrued)--if it doesn't benefit them or their bloodline directly, they won't bother, & "the fate of the nation" can go screw itself. (Which, FTR, is probably the only saving grace of the "I got mine, fuck you!" attitude that passes for Far Wrong philosophy.)


      by Uncle Cosmo on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 06:29:24 AM PDT

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