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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:39 PM
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We're Arizona shooting victims too, says Tea Party co-founder
Source: The Guardian

A nine-year-old girl lies in the morgue. A member of Congress faces a lifetime of struggle to recover from a bullet in the brain. A city is bracing itself for a string of funerals as it tries to fathom the carnage.

But Trent Humphries says there is another innocent victim left by Jared Lee Loughner's killing of six people and wounding of 14 others in his assassination attempt against Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It is his Tea Party movement and, more particularly, his family. The killings, he says, are evolving into a conspiracy to destroy his organisation and silence criticism of the government.

Humphries is the co-founder of Tucson's Tea Party, a movement besieged by accusations that its use of the rhetoric of armed resistance against political opponents played a role in the shootings.

The local sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, quickly pointed the finger at the growing vitriol, hate and anger directed against the government on talk radio and by Tea Party supporters in Arizona, where Democrats and liberals from President Obama to Giffords are portrayed as enemies of the people, un-American or Nazis.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/11/arizona-sho...
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:40 PM
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1. What a perfect waste of oxygen. nt
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:42 PM
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2. Tell him next time, don't aim at your own foot. nt
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:42 PM
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3. If only it were true
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:44 PM
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4. Priceless. nt
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:46 PM
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5. Keep talking, teabagger!
Ludicrous statements like this serve to remind the world that your astroturf 'movement' is populated by loons.
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:52 PM
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9. I wouldn't be surprised if their Savior (Palin) runs again.
They may have won last year. but the Teaparty will be in for a rude awakening in 2012.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:50 PM
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22. +1
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Roy Rolling Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:48 PM
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6. They can't be victims....
Edited on Tue Jan-11-11 01:50 PM by Roy Rolling
or John Boehner would have cried for them. I saw no tears, so they are not victims. The Tea Party can blame the Tan Man . . . :cry: :cry: :cry:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:50 PM
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7. No, Trent, you are terrorists, making terroristic threats.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:51 PM
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8. The poor tea party is being called names by the liburls...
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:57 PM
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10. Wow, just not enough vomit in my stomach for that.
Piece of garbage.
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Hulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 01:58 PM
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11. THIS, is what they are sooooo good at!! "labeling"
The repukkkes and the teabagger/reich winger brown shirts are GREAT at this: giving names that suggest either the opposite or a totally different meaning to what their intentions are. "The jobs killing Obama-care", "we are the victims", etc. It's just propaganda nonsense..and they are masters at the use of it.

The educated and clear minded Americans know it's nonsense. But the other 95% of this country swallow it up, repeat it, and they believe it. It's PROPAGANDA and totally brilliant.

The Democratic Party is too honest and too ethical to play this bull shit game...but we are being left in the dust with the sweep of it's effect.

THIS is where the neocon/fascist party excel in this country.....PROPAGANDA and how to use it.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:06 PM
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12. Not surprising that the teabaggers don't get it.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:07 PM
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13. What a puke.
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:09 PM
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14. Poor baby!!!!!! The persecution of the Tea Party must end! Help the morally handicapped!!!!!



Did you ever consider it from THEIR perspective? It's not easy fighting for truth, justice and shooting people!


Leave the poor Tea Party alooooooooooooooooooone !!!!!!!!!


Let there be mercy for right wing and Republican cry babies!!!!!!!!!!



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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:23 PM
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15. True to form, they are the victims too! n/t
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:35 PM
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16. I might have some question about how much Loughner was influenced by this shit
but there is no question jack-asses spewing it do NOT get to be "victims"

fuck off, Humphries!
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Mr. Sparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:36 PM
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17. What a piece of garbage.
these right wingers have no shame.
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:40 PM
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18. So Humphries' feelings hurt = dead 9 year old girl.
Wow.

Come to Texas; I'll get your mind right off your feelings within minutes of our face to face, Humphries.

Can't fix stupid, BUT I think you can make it keep its mouth shut, cept for breathin', of course.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:46 PM
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19. No, they're victims fo the corporate facists who are funding their particular
Edited on Tue Jan-11-11 02:47 PM by notadmblnd
chapter of the Tea Party and playing them for the useful idiots they are. Who knows, maybe the Koch brothers have grown tired of the game? Maybe, they've decided to pull the plug on their little operation? Maybe they've finally gotten all the mileage out of their useful idiots that they can, and are now plotting another strategy? Perhaps they've completed their agenda and don't need them any longer? For whatever reason, I think the Tea Party died over the weekend and I'd be surprised if we're still reading about the antics of the likes of Sarah and company come next June. :shrug:
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 04:30 PM
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31. Yup..
I do believe that intermediary, Dick Armey, ought to send these folks some butt salve. That's the least he could do for his puppet mouthpieces.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:46 PM
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20. Not surprised, dang it. Wish I could be.
Check out this excellent piece about "Right Wing Victimhood" --

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2011/011011.html


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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:13 PM
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27. In many other cases, the Right has found victimhood a powerful political motivator.
Indeed, a good read. Thanks.
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Harry Monroe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:47 PM
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21. Oh please Humphries!! Do us all a favor and go fuck yourself!!
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:54 PM
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23. Yeah, it's all about you, Trent.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:01 PM
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24. I'm glad the Tea Baggers are providing some comic relief for the Brits.
They could use a good chuckle with all the crap they've been dealing with.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:08 PM
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26. Tea Bats are
always the victims. Spew pure hatred, something happens like this horrid weekend for the 6 who were murdered and the ones who are seriously injured, and all the right wingers can do is think only about themselves, and blame others and lie.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:04 PM
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25. A walking, talking, bag of waste.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:28 PM
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28. Too bad. I just ran out of sympathy. n/t
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:29 PM
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29. What a narcissist. All he has to do is express his sincere
condolences and speak up for nonviolent communication and action. Is that so difficult?

It is like the guy who just beat his wife to the point that she has to go to the hospital saying, "Hey, my hand hurts. I'm hurting too."

That is the true indication of a person who lacks the ability to feel empathy.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:38 PM
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30. A lot of "lemon" in that T-bagging --
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 04:37 PM
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32. Oh STFU Trent , you self -centered pig whore.
You didn't try to stop ANYTHING in the last two years, and now you can't take it???
Shut up. It's amazing you can even talk with your head so far up your own ass.
Shut up. You now have no right to talk.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 04:59 PM
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33. So Trent , if Obama makes a public call for your assassination
And puts up a picture with your face on it with a target over your head, and somebody actually follows through with it, then you hereby relinquish any claim to Obama sharing any responsibility in your murder.

Of course, we all know that Obama wouldn't do that, because he actually has some class. Something Republicans will never have.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:56 PM
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34. Tea Party Express Fundraises Off Giffords Shooting: 'Tea Party Won't Be Silenced'
Tea Party Express Fundraises Off Giffords Shooting: 'Tea Party Won't Be Silenced'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 06:14 PM
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35. no, but you are a very sick and twisted individual
and so are your fanatical followers.
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faz Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 06:28 PM
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36. All victims family should sue all hate radios and tea party
Make them pay!
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 11:04 AM
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37. Of course they are. They're perpetual victims.
:puke:
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