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An ambassador is killed along with three Americans in war-torn Benghazi, Libya.  The right is in outrage.  "Four Americans have died!  We must get to the bottom of this!"  Senators Graham and McCain demand answers.

26 innocent children and teachers are gunned down while attending elementary school.

Where is the same outrage from the right?

Where is the outrage from the right?  Where is the call for answers?  Where is SOMEONE from the other side of the aisle saying we need to have answers for how this could have been prevented?  Wasn't that what Senators Graham and McCain were demanding from Benghazi?

To say, as some on the right have, that the real tragedy was that more guns weren't involved - that if the principal had a gun none of this would have happened - is to fantasize about a world I hope I never have to live in.

This is as much call for action as the right can muster up.  But is isn't enough to honor the lives of these innocent children.  

They deserve more outrage.  The president seems outraged.  The democratic senators seemed outraged.  The Govenor of Connecticut seems outraged.


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  •  The "right" is always wrong (1+ / 0-)
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    They are not programmed to respond to domestic gun violence, especially when it runs counter to their worldview. Their stock answer is "if everyone was armed this would not have happened." Of course, the kid's mom owned guns and it did not help her.

    "Political ends as sad remains will die." - YES 'And You and I' ; -8.88, -9.54

    by US Blues on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 06:53:34 AM PST

  •  Their Silence is very telling. (1+ / 0-)
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    Maybe they are all quakers or real pacifists???   Not!

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 06:56:02 AM PST

  •  If I were feeling generous, I would say that they (1+ / 0-)
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    Deward Hastings

    are afraid to say something. But I doubt that. Many will say that it's because this guy was mentally ill, and therefore is not their fault.

    They refuse to see that while pushing gun ownership and denying affordable healthcare, that their policies helped create these situations.

    The RW aren't very good at connecting the dots.

  •  Um..cuz ya can kill borns not unborns?? (2+ / 0-)
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    pittie70, dickensgirl

    The Right are very confused with their beliefs...just saying.

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:01:48 AM PST

  •  They're waiting for the pain to wear off,,,, (1+ / 0-)
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    and this just becomes another 'incident', to be referred to only by the name of the place where it occurred.

    But they will wait in vain.

    This pain will never go away. What happened that day will not be remembered for the name of the town, but by the innocence of the victims.

    By their silence and absence of outrage, they have made clear for all to see where it is they stand.

    They'll realize this soon, but its already too late to take it back.

    draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

    by quinn on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:14:55 AM PST

  •  Completely different things. (1+ / 0-)
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    It's easy to find out what happened in Libya, 5019 miles away, at night, in a fog of war, by mobs of shadowy terrorists, against four Americans spread into two groups -- the GOP very reasonably expects answers for that within hours if not minutes.

    But to try and figure out how to stop one 20 year-old kid from killing 20 six-year old kids, right on our own soil? Whoa! Hold on, brother, that's WAYYYYY too complex, too many factors at play, for us to ever figure it out. Don't even try. Just throw up your hands, mumble "scnd amndmnt", look down, and look away.


  •  if they can find a way to pin it on democrats, the (0+ / 0-)

    outrage will come

    Coming Attraction: "Tea Party II - now with more stupid!"

    by memofromturner on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 08:23:06 AM PST

  •  Let the Constitution screamers have their way (0+ / 0-)

    The 2nd amendment reads:

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
    So let them buy their semi-automatics and at the same time enroll them in the local militia (run by the county of course). Target practice and safety classes are every other month. And one last thing..... all firearms are kept at the armory - for when  the militia is called out to defend against the invading horde.
  •  Primary worries... (0+ / 0-)

    They know that if they so much as open their mouths and even HINT that they MAY be flexible as to DISCUSSING changes to gun regulations, they'll be Tea Party Primaried so fast it will make their heads spin.

    As usual, the GOP is being run by its fringe elements.  So what else is new?

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