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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:46 PM

TRENDING: Tim Scott points to 'moral decay' after school shooting

Source: CNN

Republican Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the new appointee to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, indicated Wednesday he may oppose any gun control legislation in the Senate next Congress, saying instead the larger issue is one of "moral decay."

"I think the solutions are not necessarily in new legislation. Perhaps the solution starts with us examining the mental condition of the person and the persons in the past that have had the desire to create the atrocities we have seen recently," he said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."


Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/?hpt=hp_t2



...and, we're off to the races.

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Reply TRENDING: Tim Scott points to 'moral decay' after school shooting (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 2012 OP
Gman Dec 2012 #1
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #2
AntiFascist Dec 2012 #3
tj_crackersnatch Dec 2012 #9
valerief Dec 2012 #4
BootinUp Dec 2012 #14
valerief Dec 2012 #21
Aviation Pro Dec 2012 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #6
judesedit Dec 2012 #7
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #8
Historic NY Dec 2012 #10
kelliekat44 Dec 2012 #11
groundloop Dec 2012 #12
BootinUp Dec 2012 #13
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #15
brett_jv Dec 2012 #16
Skittles Dec 2012 #17
bpollen Dec 2012 #18
olegramps Dec 2012 #19
Puzzledtraveller Dec 2012 #20

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:53 PM

1. zero sum gain

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:54 PM

2. Of Republican families?

Because that's what the Lanzas were, through and through.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:04 PM

3. Precisely...

and the "moral decay" that has lead Tea Party types to become irrationally concerned about Obama supporting Islam, Socialism and even Fascism, and leads many of them to want to arm themselves with numerous assault weapons. This is pure insanity.

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Response to AntiFascist (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:55 PM

9. spot on eom

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:06 PM

4. I wipe crap like him from my backside every day. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:21 PM

14. Maybe thats the constitution they are talking about.

As in morning constitutional.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:06 AM

21. Boom! Good one!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:14 PM

5. The 'moral decay' bullshit....

....is not going to win the day this time. Americans are increasingly turning away from organized religion and its sway over multitudes of fearful, racist douchebags. This isn't to say that Americans are less spiritual, in fact they are more so.

So keeping on barking up that tree, shitbird, there's nothing there.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:17 PM

6. No Scott

The larger issue is that some people shouldn't have access to guns. In particular those like the shooter who are mentally unstable.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:18 PM

7. Yeah.As he leaves work early to get tothe titty bar before he goes home so his wife doesn't find out

What a bunch of holier-than-thou hypocrites. They are some of the biggest consumers of porn in the country. Lyin asses. Talk about moral decay. Just take a look at Congress.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:29 PM

8. Whose morals are in decay, Tim?

I'm sure you would say everone that does not believe the way you do. The problem which you and your fellow lunatics refused to grasp is that menally ill people have too much access to military grade weapons. This is deminted hand picked successor? I see why.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:11 PM

10. Well he definitely couldn't go to someplaces in this country...

he wouldn't make it back to his car.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:25 PM

11. I guess droping bombs from drones on innocent women and children is not moral decay.

Are those men and women behind the throttles and laser beams mentally ill also? Our hypocrisy shows more and more. Our moral decay started a couple centuries ago and has never stopped.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:23 PM

12. The Kochs, NRA, etc. must have had enough time to get their talking points in order.

And, as everyone who's paid attention during past tragedies have seen, they'll be out in force very shortly deflecting blame to everyone except themselves.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:17 PM

13. Bought and paid for nutjob. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:32 PM

15. Maybe Tim will work to allow citizens to bring their assault weapons to the

Cannon House Office Building where his office is, so they can feel safe when chatting with him?

IIRC, that is currently forbidden, but if Tim is serious about allowing guns everywhere, he ought to be working to allow them in the Congressional buildings on Capitol Hill

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:11 AM

16. Well, the 'moral decay' piece is BS

As is him using it as justification to block gun-control legislation.

However, examining the mental condition of such persons is clearly a logical course of action. We should do EVERYTHING we can learn to identify what the warning signs of such episodes are. I'm not against learning as much about the guy's frame of mind as possible.

I just wonder what he'll say if we discover what I expect to discover here ... the guy was a right-wing wackadoodle from a family full of the same ... iow, he really was pretty much just like the Senators most fervid constituents.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:37 AM

17. guns don't contribute to moral decay

nooooooooooo - a couple of guys kissing might

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:12 AM

18. yeah, well...

Moral decay = making mental health care harder to get and guns easier.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:43 AM

19. Republicans are the root of moral decay.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:01 AM

20. It's the Millenials

I have wondered if there was generational propensity for mass shootings, particulary in school. It may also be that with 24/7 news coverage it just appears that the millenials have been the most deadly. Present millenials excluded of course.

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