Bernie Sanders & Tea Party try to profit from shootings.

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    Both Bernie Sanders and the Tea Party Express are trying to profit financially from the shootings in Arizona. How sick is that!

    Tea Party Express raising money in aftermath of Arizona shooting

    The Tea Party Express, a California-based conservative political action committee, sent out a letter to supporters Monday requesting donations in reaction to Saturday’s shooting at a political event in Tucson, Arizona that claimed six lives.
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    From the email/letter.
    "&#8220;It is quite clear that liberals are trying to exploit this shooting for their own political benefit, and they used deception and dishonesty to try and smear all of us and our beliefs,&#8221; the letter reads. &#8220;You know what the truth is?  The truth is that the shooter, Jared Loughner is the one responsible for this atrocity. But liberals are trying to place the blame on society for embracing the tea party movement.&#8221;

    &#8220;We have nothing to do with this awful, tragic event in Arizona,&#8221; the letter reads.

    The group, which helped fund the Republican primary campaigns of Joe Miller in Alaska, Christine O&#8217;Donnell in Delaware and Sharron Angle in Nevada, ended the letter with a request for donations.

    &#8220;We&#8217;re taking our country back through the ballot box and in the public square &#8211; through peaceful means,&#8221; the letter reads. &#8220;And we will prevail, because our ideas and ideals are stronger than the scare/smear/defame tactics of the leftists we face. We ask you to please stand with the Tea Party Express and show your support for our efforts. You can make a contribution online right now to the Tea Party Express &#8211; CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE.&#8221;

    Tea Party Express raising money in aftermath of Arizona shooting - Yahoo! News

    And then there's Bernie Sanders,,,,

    Socialist U.S. Senator Uses AZ Shooting to Raise Funds for Re-Election

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sent out a fundraising email to supporters Tuesday in which he offered his personal analysis of last weekend&#8217;s shooting in Arizona, tying the tragedy to &#8220;right-wing reactionaries,&#8221; despite offering no evidence that the shooter, Jared Loughner, even followed politics or conservative causes.
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    From the email
    "In light of all of this violence &#8211; both actual and threatened &#8211; is Arizona a state in which people who are not Republicans are able to participate freely and fully in the democratic process?&#8221; asks Sanders. &#8220;Have right-wing reactionaries, through threats and acts of violence, intimidated people with different points of view from expressing their political positions?&#8221;

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    When pressed about why the senator would use the Arizona tragedy to solicit donations from his political supporters, Sanders&#8217; spokesperson defended the message, claiming that Sanders regularly sends out such letters to his supporters. &#8220;It would have been absurd not to comment on what happened,&#8221; the spokesperson told ABC News.
    Socialist U.S. Senator Uses AZ Shooting to Raise Funds for Re-Election | The Blaze

    For a video that shows the emails go to; http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/12/kth-capitalizing-on-tucson-shooting-tragedy/

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    Whats worse?? raising money for a defense,or the reasons they think they need to??
     
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    Degenerates everywhere. Is it really any wonder that we're cruising around the vortex.
     
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    Predicable reaction to the unfounded allegations in the liberal media. I disapprove of both.
     
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    What's worse, trying to gain politically or trying to gain financially AND politically?
     
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    Yup, it's only just begun. And Bernie Sanders really DOES send out a weekly email to his constituents, called "The Bernie Buzz," and it includes his comments on many issues on the front pages for that week. Since I haven't read one in a while, I could send examples if anyone has doubts.
     
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    What's worse, trying to gain politically or trying to gain financially AND politically?


    Always easier to look at just one side of an issue,the one that might make your point,while ignoring the other,that might negate same point.
     
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    People trying to politicize this incident on ANY side are disgusting human beings. Whether they're blaming those who're not to blame (anybody short of Loughner), or those raising money from exploitation of the situation. They're all sick f***s.
     
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    It's interesting that there appears to be much less outrage about high profile people trying to not only politically profit and also finacially profit, than there is to just people trying to profit politically.
    Is it because it's from the high profiles from both sides of the aisle that got caught?
     
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    Bernie would raise more money if he sold guns right now.
     

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