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Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:05 PM

 

People mistake "lack of sympathy" for "endorsement" (Scalise shooting)

Am I particularly sympathetic to people who marry Hell's Angels and the like and then are shocked they turn out to be psychopaths? No. Does that mean I think they SHOULD be beaten? No.

On the same token, I'm not particularly sympathetic to the GOP right now. They've actively courted people who think that shooting public officials THEY don't like is patriotic. If Scalise were a member of the EPA or Bureau of Land Management, half the GOP members who are blubbering right now would be calling the shooter a patriot who was "watering the Tree of Liberty" or some BS. And many would say that the shooting is REALLY a false flag.

So yeah, dude SHOULDN'T have been shot but I'm not exactly rushing out to buy him a Get Well card either.

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Reply People mistake "lack of sympathy" for "endorsement" (Scalise shooting) (Original post)
NCDem777 Jun 2017 OP
JenniferJuniper Jun 2017 #1
atreides1 Jun 2017 #2
50 Shades Of Blue Jun 2017 #3
leftstreet Jun 2017 #4
NCDem777 Jun 2017 #5
HAB911 Jun 2017 #6
JenniferJuniper Jun 2017 #9
dalton99a Jun 2017 #7
msongs Jun 2017 #8

Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:15 PM

1. My father, who lost a nephew to

to gun violence put it this way:

How can I have sympathy for a guy who has been actively advocating for as many people as possible - including clearly crazy ones - to have as many guns as possible - and ends up a victim of what he himself encouraged?

No innocent person deserves to be shot. But my sympathy reserve is not a bottomless bit either, and there are many more far deserving of it.

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:18 PM

2. +1,000,000,000,000,000

Agreed!!

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:20 PM

3. K & R

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:21 PM

4. sympathy vs empathy

'sympathy is feeling compassion, sorrow, or pity for the hardships that another person encounters, while empathy is putting yourself in the shoes of another'

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:25 PM

5. I don't have much of either

 

for a party that has spent the better part of two decades recruiting people who think that shooting government officials they disagree with is the best thing ever.

Now the GOP knows how EPA, BLM and Parks Services agents feel.

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:29 PM

6. Voted to let the mentally ill buy guns

got shot this morning by one at a baseball practice


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Response to HAB911 (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 02:16 PM

9. Instant karma

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:39 PM

7. I don't "pray" for either David Duke or "David Duke Without The Baggage"

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:42 PM

8. seems like being gun shot is only bad if one is a republican congressperson. how many others were

shot and actually murdered by gun owners yesterday besides the republican congressperson?

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