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View Diary: What did the Tea-Partier Say to Fuller - and why'd he Threaten his Life? (262 comments)

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  •  That's how Raw Story (7+ / 0-)

    presents it, and there's more to his comments based on an interview with the Guardian - I just posted the video of it.

    •  No statement of "deserving" (0+ / 0-)

      even if full context.  

      His words were clearly, clearly inappropriate, especially coming right now.  

      But "deserving" implies that the person is "worthy of, due to good or evil," according to most definitions.  That means that some inherent characteristic or behavior of the victim justified either the good or evil that happened to that person -- as in being "deserving of a promotion."  I didn't see any attempt to imply that any of Giffords actions justified this horrible act.  Just like, on a much lesser scale, saying "you should have locked your door" is not an attempt to say that a burglary was justified or that you deserved to have your home invaded.  The fact that I didn't lock my door may have made me more vulnerable, and may have helped cause a burglary -- but it is not the same as saying I deserved the burglary.

      In other words, I think Raw Story made a real leap there to saw that the comment was that "she deserved it."  

    •  GOP apologists, especially nominal Dems (3+ / 0-)
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      bronte17, elwior, Futuristic Dreamer

      never let the facts get in the way when it comes to vigorously attacking fellow Democrats.  

      Proud member of the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

      by Betty Pinson on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 11:39:48 AM PST

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