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  •  Yes! (7+ / 0-)

    Arizona should lead the nation in quieting the voices of intolerance, demanding an end to the temptations of bloodshed, and imposing sensible controls on its instruments!

    But they won't.

    Let's not delude ourselves. Even this--even THIS--will not be enough.

    ~Doc~

    -7.88 -8,77 Just a wine sipping, brie eating, $6 coffee drinking, Prius driving, over educated, liberal, white, activist, male New Englander for Barack Obama.

    by EquationDoc on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 02:54:49 AM PST

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    •  I suspect that the human mind's powers (6+ / 0-)

      of self-righteous justification are particularly strong among those on the far right. If some of them felt justified before about fanning the flames of political hate, you can imagine that they aren't presently flagellating themselves with remorse. Over the coming days and weeks, we should be prepared for an onslaught of the non-apology apology, along the lines of, "I regret that you thought that those were crosshairs." "I'm sorry that you didn't know that I was speaking figuratively." "You knew that I didn't mean that" (cf. thereisnospoon's diary).  

      Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

      by Dale on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 04:55:37 AM PST

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      •  I think Sarah Palin meant it. n/t (3+ / 0-)
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        •  I'm willing to believe she feels bad... (0+ / 0-)

          on a personal level. As the parent of two small children, I can't imagine any other parent NOT being appalled by what happened on Tucson.

          Whatever Sarah Palin's flaws, and they are legion, I'm willing to give her enough credit as a fellow human being to believe that she's lain awake for at least a little while praying that nothing she did contributed to the death of a 9-year-old girl.

          But if you accept (as I do) that Palin is a pawn in a much larger game, then it's very easy to believe that she doesn't have what it takes to get to the next step and actually acknowledge the environment she created and do something about it.

          You don't get to say, "I support the First Amendment, but..." (h/t Chris Hayes)

          by ipsos on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 10:08:21 AM PST

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