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  •  In the interest of being fair to both sides (1+ / 0-)
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    too many people

    (which, I know, is not what most people here want), there were, and still are, a lot of people on this site who were doing the exact same thing from the other side of the political spectrum -- specifically, "pouring over everything they can find on Loughner, checking for any word or phrase they can twist into" a connection to Sarah Palin or the Tea Party.  

    Some one (not necessarily from this site) even created a fake FaceBook page (misspelling his name) putting connections to Palin and Beck.  The obvious conclusion from something like that was an attempt to tie this guy to Palin and Beck.  (A few people on this site bought it and cited to me as "evidence" that he was influenced by Palin.)

    From everything that has been verified as his so far, it seems he is just a non-partisan nut.  (likes both Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto?  Mind Control? Against the Constitution?)

    But that hasn't stopped either side from trying everything they can to tag the other side with this guy.

    Frankly, I think that kind of thing by both sides is irresponsible, and a crass attempt to score political points off a tragedy, which disgusts me.

    Perhaps both sides should wait until the officials sort out the motives of this guy before either side says he's the other side's "fault."  

    •  The Man Killed A Lot Of Folks (2+ / 0-)
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      coffeetalk, too many people

      I don't need to place that to a political party.

      "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

      by webranding on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 02:08:40 PM PST

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    •  90 % vs 10 % does not equal "Equal" (3+ / 0-)

      90% Tea Party and Glenn Beck talking points and 10%
      other does not create "Equal to both sides"

      Let's stick with the facts, and what we know.

      This guy is going to be full on Tea Party / Glenn Beck supporter.

      1. Return to the Gold Standard
      1. Pro Life
      1. Tryanny
      1. Anti Government

      These are not left wing isues.
      Here are examples of Left Wing issues, to clarify.
      A) Pro Choice
      B) Climate change is real, and Science is necessary.
      C) Our Health Care system is broken, and does need
        Repair
      D) Berry Pie is better than any cake, ever.

      "Hey, with religion you can't get just a little pregnant"

      by EarTo44 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 02:15:12 PM PST

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      •  Making my point by example. (1+ / 0-)
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        youknowbetter

        We have no clue whether this guy even likes Palin and Beck, or thinks they are complete idiots.  Maybe he idolizes the Unabomber.  We just don't know.  

        Believing the Government engages in mind control, killing people for being illiterate, and disavowing the Constitution in its entirety, are not Tea Party principles, last I checked.  

        Anybody who can pretend to "know" what this nut was thinking based on those incoherent ramblings that have been made public has no credibility, in my view.  It is simply, as I said, trying to pick words out of the incoherent ramblings to try to tag him with the other side.  

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