Obama, Boehner on Arizona Shootings

President Obama and Speaker Boehner speaking after the horrific shootings in Arizona. The shootings of Rep. Gifford sent shockwaves through the country. It is another scary and disappointing moment for our country. We should be able to have vigorous political debate without the resort to violence, and we should honestly begin to rethink some of the political imagery we use these days. Our prayers go to Congresswoman Giffords, Judge Roll, and all of the victims of this horrific act. A nine year old girl, looking to find out more about how our government works, was shot and killed. The entire incident is heartbreaking, but that part of the story is especially distressing to me.

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5 Responses to Obama, Boehner on Arizona Shootings

  1. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    The ground was hardly littered with the dead and wounded when our great Liberal and media institutions started their attacks on the conservatives by denigrating the iconic symbols used to express displeasure with the direction our country is moving. I see you have taken advantage of the massacre to join right in with your friends.

    Well, I won’t be cowered because your party is incapable of responding to criticism by logic or argument.

    I challenge you to prove any connection between conservative commentary and this murderer’s action that prompted you make make this comment. If you could not prove anything you should have said nothing.

    Please note that Scott Brown has been targeted for defeat at the next election. Maybe a police company should be assigned for his safety.

    Jules

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  2. Bill Manzi says:

    Jules,

    On this one I must plead innocent. My verbatim statement:
    “We should be able to have vigorous political debate without the resort to violence, and we should honestly begin to rethink some of the political imagery we use these days.”

    So far the best commentary I heard was on Morning Joe, where Mark Halperin said that criticism of both left and right should take place “within their own communities”, meaning that left should criticize left, and right should criticize right”. I honestly believe that the shrill yelling and talking head poison being spewed on both sides needs to be self moderated. I stand by that.

    Bill

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  3. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    Nice dance. With the above entry you not only side stepped my question regarding connections between the murderer and specific right wing commentary, but it also brought attention to Morning Joe’s meaningless comments.

    Don’t forget the great Liberal/Progressive left wing was spewing it’s accusations within 2 hours of the shots being fired. You guys started it.

    NEWS YOU CAN USE!

    If you wish to view our future pay attention to Illinois. Just raised its income tax significantly in a midnight vote.

    Interesting times.

    Jules.

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  4. Bill Manzi says:

    Jules,

    There has been incendiary and reckless political talk from both right and left. We are all Americans, and we should be able to have vigorous debate, including serious disagreement, without some of the frankly juvenile name calling. I did not attack the right, as I do believe that each side should self criticize. I leave it to you to point to areas of right wing discourse that you might find unacceptable.

    Bill

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  5. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,
    I hold anyone, left or right, responsible for espousing violence.

    The use of iconic images using sports or military images to bring a non violent clarity to an issue, especially if there use has been used this way for years.

    Sara Palin’s targeted map was preceded by one produced by the DNC from a previous election.I saw the results myself.

    This tragedy was used for political gain by the left. It was shameful.

    I reiterate, I won’t be told what to say or have my thoughts defined by my opponents. I will not call for violence.

    So far I am glad the President who has used some pretty nasty words to describe the right, stay above this fray.

    When are you on the radio?

    Jules

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