The chilling effect of violence on politics

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    44 - Some Arizona Republican party officials resign after Tucson shooting


    Some Arizona Republican party officials resign after Tucson shooting
    By Emi Kolawole
    While federal lawmakers debate how best to increase safety for themselves and their staff, some Arizona Republican party officials are choosing to leave office in the face of threats.

    A conflict that has been going on between local Arizona Republicans came to an end in the wake of the shooting in Tucson on Saturday when Arizona's Republican District 20 Chairman Anthony Miller and several others chose to resign.

    The Arizona Republic reports that Miller, 43, a former campaign worker for Sen.John McCain who was re-elected to a second one-year term last month, has been concerned for his family's safety by constant verbal attacks and blog posts from some local committee members with tea party movement ties.
     
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    Let them resign. If they want to let an attack by an insane individual deter them from serving, then I highly doubt they were there for the right reason to begin with.
     
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    I think if they had not recieved threats in the past that this would not have made them resign.


    I dont think it was JUST this horrible crime
     
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    Politics has always been violent.

    Exhibit A: Julius Ceaser.
    Exhibit B: Jesus Christ.

    More exhibits to come as I think of them.
     
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    does it HAVE to be violent?


    I think it can be civil, it has been civil in some periods in our past
     
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    Considering the relative power and wealth that this nation welds, it is relatively civil.

    I regret that this representative was shot by this person who is most likely psychotic (in one form or the other). I think there is a larger point to be made that the tone and tenor of American Political Discourse is absolute shit these days (and has been that way for several years - long before Palin took the stage).

    However, Lougher's actions are not some sort of warning alarm about the state of this nation.
     
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    If it was the threats in the past, they wouldnt be resigning now would they?

    It's the assassination attempt of a lunatic that prompted this.
     
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    Good question. Another good one: Do you have to want Dick Cheney dead because of politics?
     
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    You didn't get the memo? Dick Cheney is pure evil, so it's all good.
     
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    I never said I wanted him dead.

    I said I will celebrate the day he dies.

    The man has not been good for this country and when hes gone he will not be able to harm this country anymore.

    I have never said anything about him dying one minute earlier than his natual life lasts.

    It is not wrong to celebrate the passing of evil
     

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