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Bernie Sanders and Shooting of GOP Congressman

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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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There are unhinged individuals all over the nation. Their political affiliations, in my opinion, are merely incidental to their justifications for what I believe they would have done anyway. Bernie Sanders has been dragged through the mud over this shooting because the criminal was an ardent anti-Trump leftist who used his political beliefs as the basis for his actions. Following the Twitter and Facebook feeds of the shooter reveals far more about the news media than it does about Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders has a consistent public record of denouncing political violence. Just Google "Bernie Sanders Denounces Violence" and you get a pretty good list of Sanders denouncing violence against conservative firebrands like Ann Coulter and others. I don't agree with Sanders politically. Generally I find his positions to be a pipe dream of socialist ideology. But it should never be said that Senator Sanders supports this kind of behavior.

Be angry at the media that spoon feeds people the "other side is evil" rhetoric, be angry at the shooter, be angry at the culture of violence bred into the far left SJW crowd, but lets not start beating each other over the head with this incident for political points over a man who didn't win the election and never advocated violence.

//end rant
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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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I completely agree.
The media wants ratings and keeping the drama on the front page keeps the masses in a frenzy.
Bernie is just another in a long line of political victims.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Well said.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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I don't agree with Bernie's quasi-communist policies, but he's not a bad guy. He certainly has never approved of violence to attain political goals. And he sounds downright reasonable compared to the vitriol coming from MSM.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Nobody is responsible except the guy who pulled the trigger.

And maybe hillary, if she paid him to do it.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

I glanced at the news today and saw Sander denouncing the shooting.

I don't agree with everything he says either. Too bad they stole the Democratic Nomination from him.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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Sorry, but liberal/progressive media owns this one... This guy was clearly triggered (no pun intended). Already starting to see some libs trying to justify it. "Well, if Trump weren't so racists... Conservatives stepping on poor people... someone is going to snap sooner or later..."

Top Comment on NY Times..."I condemn this violence unreservedly... I must point out that the vast majority of Americans cannot now go to bed or get up in the morning or go to work without the threat of the GOP cruelty hanging over them."

The constant negative press, violence against Trump and conservatives in the name of art, etc. It really is no surprise imho.

With that said, in a nation of 350 million people, statistically there will be a few people who are a can short of a six pack on both sides of the aisle. There is nothing we can do about it.


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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn


Ummm...how did we get from congressmen shot in the park to bernie sanders...

I must have missed something...
This working during the day has got to stop...




YouSir



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

IMO.

It doesn't matter about political affiliation if someone goes out to kill people. They could be wearing a Trump t-shirt or a Bernie cap and it doesn't matter on the scales of what they do. The common denominator is always a personality flaw or psychological issues. Mental health is what joins them all together and politics is just the lipstick on the pig.

You make good points. The one thing that's more debatable is the responsibility of the media. Yes, they're definitely up there when it comes to incitement and encouraging divisions. I still believe it's the responsibility of people to use their judgement and be responsible for their own conduct. 'Media screwed my mind' is a defence that only goes so far.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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It would be too easy to blame Bernie Sanders. He's simply another symptom of the problem.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

So in your opinion the Civil War was an outbreak of mass psychosis?

It isn't always that simple.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:38 PM
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'Media screwed my mind' is a defence that only goes so far.


America is facing many enemies today. The media is convincing people the enemy is their fellow Americans.

When you're trying to put out the fire you don't add fuel to it.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

I thought that Sanders delivered a statement about the shooting that was completely on point too. In fact, the congressional leadership responded the way I would hope that they would and most importantly, I thought Donald Trump said the right things.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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Anyone who kills because of "the media", was going to kill anyway.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

I think it is extremely important, when things like this happen, to take a HUGE step back and reassess what's important.

Remember that WW1 was started because of one shooter killed a essentially inconsequential politician in the grand scheme of things.

Take the fuel away from the fire.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Media is the biggest problem.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: Jefferton

100% false.

Is it ok to talk people into suicide because hey though would do it anyway?



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

I get it.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Jefferton

100% false.

Is it ok to talk people into suicide because hey though would do it anyway?

100% stupid.

The media never actually pushed killing people.

Just an easy scapegoat for certain agendas.
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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:54 PM
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I'm sorry, but I think Bernie Sanders does share a great deal of responsibility. And I'd say the same if it were someone standing on the other extreme of the spectrum. You can't incessantly incite people to revolt while simultaneously drilling the idea into their heads that their ability enact change has been stolen from them. His followers feel frightened, cornered and powerless. It's simple psychology. How else would you expect them to react? Granted not everyone who shares his beliefs will react this way, but we've already seen that too many have.

I don't think he did this intentionally, but the result is the same regardless. He'll need to seriously check himself moving forward and take a more measured and reasoned approach to achieving his aims.

If you take the vitriol Bernie Sanders spews and replace the word 'rich' and substitute' it with 'jew' you essentially have Mein Kampf.
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