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The Drumpist R-e-i-i-c-h is making conscious use of death threats to intimidate Dems and purge the GOP of honest conservatives. 

I have a problem with that . .  

Important article here from Quartz breaks it down 

(and also blows up the Both Sidesist lie that "everybody does it".) 

https://qz.com/1578862/arrests-for-death-threats-against-us-politicians-rose-in-2018/

about 75% of those charged for making threats against US politicians come from the ideological right, based on cases going back to 1990. They are almost entirely US citizens, male, and roughly 85% white. About half of the defendants were under 30. The intended targets were primarily Democrats.  

Larger context from WaPo    

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/17/how-trump-dominates-gop-by-fear-quite-literally/

If this pattern were only isolated incidents, the GOP as a party state/federal/local would be speaking forcefully against it. 

They don't. 

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Some of these folks think they want a shooting war.

They forget folks on the other side are also armed, generally in better shape, and not too inclined to be bullied. Right wingers spoiling for violence should be careful what they wish for.

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One of my former students is now a GOP judge in Ohio . .   

I called her out on the party's abject failure to distance itself from such threats. 

Have not heard back yet. 

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On June 14, 2017, during a practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in Alexandria, Virginia, James Hodgkinson shot U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, congressional aide Zack Barth, and lobbyist Matt Mika. A ten-minute shootout took place between Hodgkinson and officers from the Capitol and Alexandria Police before officers shot Hodgkinson, who died from his wounds later that day at the George Washington University Hospital.[7][8] Scalise and Mika were taken to nearby hospitals where they underwent surgery.

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10 minutes ago, See Level said:

On June 14, 2017, during a practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in Alexandria, Virginia, James Hodgkinson shot U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, congressional aide Zack Barth, and lobbyist Matt Mika. A ten-minute shootout took place between Hodgkinson and officers from the Capitol and Alexandria Police before officers shot Hodgkinson, who died from his wounds later that day at the George Washington University Hospital.[7][8] Scalise and Mika were taken to nearby hospitals where they underwent surgery.

Your n=1 is noted.  It does nothing to change the actual stats.  But, thank you for playing.

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7 minutes ago, See Level said:

Sorry, I forgot that this is reach around anarchy.

Carry on

Nah.  We prefer to deal with things other than isolated incidents, if we are going to try and get the big picture.

We regret your confusion.

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and that from a perfesser ! or at least, he claims to be.

-if you are a biker, you might be a fascist

-if you snort funny stuff, you might be a fascist

-if you like to poke your finger into your ass you might be a fascist

-if you think g AJ is anywhere right on his totally totalitarian  fascistoid crusade you might be a fascist

-if you think you are pretty normal, you might be a fascist

-if on each day you dilligently take out the waste to be collected by these underpaid waste dudes,  and you think that is ok, you most certainly are a fascist

 

 

fascist thinking, or rather, logical and rethorical 101 perfesser, you are the one fascist onhere. grin, bigtime.

 

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2 hours ago, saxdog said:

Some of these folks think they want a shooting war.

They forget folks on the other side are also armed, generally in better shape, and not too inclined to be bullied. Right wingers spoiling for violence should be careful what they wish for.

They never seem to grasp history.

Right wingers are always on the wrong side of it.

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7 hours ago, Albatros said:

fascist thinking, or rather, logical and rethorical 101 perfesser,

Just wot sort of insane punk are ya ?  

Oh yeah, the kind that thinks death threats are just so OK 

and the fascist kind 

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