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  1. Patters

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    Can't wait to hear the Republican Party and Tea Party condemn this sort of terrorism. All in favor of racial profiling say "Aye."

    IRS Employees Face Rising Threats - ABC News

    There were 1,200 threats and assaults against IRS employees from 2001 to 2008, resulting in 195 convictions, according to officials. J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, said threats that once averaged 170 or so a year are now up to about 900.

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    Some recent examples: a man in tax trouble hired someone to kill an IRS employee in Tampa, Fla.; an Alabama man tried to use his car as a deadly weapon by driving into an IRS building; and two arsonists in Colorado Springs, Colo., used a sledge hammer to break into and then torch an IRS building.

    Some threats are so serious that armed escorts join IRS employees at meetings with potentially dangerous taxpayers.

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    Are you implying that typical Republicans and Tea Party members support others who terrorize the IRS. Is that what you are trying to convey? I really hope not, Patters, because it is extremely insulting and a very idiotic thing to say.

    Is life so bad for you that you have to accuse others that you disagree with politically of supporting domestic terrorists.

    I really don't believe that you're that moronic and half-witted, so please tell me I read your statement incorrectly.
     
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    No, I'm not implying that at all (I was referring to the leadership or the Party spokespeople), and it will be interesting to see how the Republican and Tea Party leadership respond to this sort of story since, after all, it's their rhetoric (and that of their allies) that is stirring up troubled minds. Time for the Republican pundits and leaders to practice some personal responsibility by toning down the anti-government rhetoric.
     
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    #24 Jersey


    Yeah ... those republican people are just too damn stupid to think for themselves.

    This is the typical elitist liberal crap that many people are sick of ... on display ... right here.
     
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    So, I'm saying that some of the rhetoric is so harsh that it is stirring troubled people to take action, and you're saying what? That it's just a big coincidence that there's some anti-government terrorism at the same time as there's anti-government rhetoric? Icy, if you think it's elitist to make that connection, I don't know what to tell you. I never thought of cause and effect as an elitist concept.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Patters is nothing but a hater which is ironic as that hatred comes from his group largely being picked on and, in some cases, hated.

    Very few from any party support attacks on the IRS. But these attacks on the Tea Party really need to stop - the Tea Partiers best represent the spirit of America where you want a dollar but you want to earn it. The Dems have come to represent the Handout Society.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    BACHMANN: And really now in Washington, I’m a foreign correspondent in enemy lines. And I try to keep everyone back here in Minnesota know exactly the nefarious activities that are taking place in Washington. [...]

    I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us, having a revolution every now and then is a good thing, and the people — we the people — are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not going to lose our country. And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States.



    Think Progress Bachmann: ‘I Want People…Armed And Dangerous On This Issue’ Of Cap And Trade

    Rep. Steve KING: I think if we’d abolished the IRS back when I first advocated it, he wouldn’t have a target for his airplane. And I’m still for abolishing the IRS, I’ve been for it for thirty years and I’m for a national sales tax. [...] It’s sad the incident in Texas happened, but by the same token, it’s an agency that is unnecessary and when the day comes when that is over and we abolish the IRS, it’s going to be a happy day for America.


    Think Progress Rep. King Justifies Suicide Attack On IRS: Sympathizes With Hatred Of IRS, Hopes For Its Destruction
     
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    What they all said.
     
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    While he'll never admit it, that is exactly what he is trying to imply.
    Unfortunately, you read and understood it perfectly correctly.
     
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    The second bolded quote is nothing. "It's going to be a happy day" oh, the horror of Conservatives being happy.

    On the first, I think "armed and dangerous" was largely tongue in cheek but even if not, there is a difference between that and terrorist attacks. People marching legally with their constitutionally allowed guns might not be a bad thing the way the government has gone astray, especially with regard to what she was talking about. There should be no comparison between open rebellion and surprise, hidden, terrorist attacks.
     
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    Seems to me some of the righties are bending over backward to try to deflect the issue of a correlation between anti-government rhetoric and anti-IRS terrorism. Perhaps they'll at least start admitting that "personal responsibility" was only a political slogan? As for my attitude towards Republicans. I was just in another state and had dinner with a Republican judge, an FBI agent, a former police chief, and a couple others, but what I had in common with them was a respect for a civil society.
     
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    So if you can't win at the polls its ok to pick up a gun, as long as you're honest and open about it?


    I can't believe how many times I was accused of being a terrorist sympathizer on this board for being against the attack on Iraq, while here you are just calmly admitting to being in agreement with actual terrorists.
     
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    I'm pro gun control, to be honest, and I'm certainly not advocating using the gun but it is totally legal to have an open, registered handgun and march on Washington to say "we're not going to take it anymore". Should they start shooting Congressmen or Lobbyists ? No. But as a warning across the bow that it's still the people's country it is far different that the original subject.
     
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    Find it absolutely amazing the number of righties who have condoned this act either subtly or overtly... Rep. King who expressed "empathy".. find the rhetoric beyond any semblance of civility.
     
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    Not a single poster here has condoned it. And don't talk about subtlety, if you think there has been subtle approval in this thread then you aren't smart enough to find it. No-one here approves of this but the concept that people will rise up and make a legal, clear and, perhaps, threatening statement is very possible.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    And so, just out of curiousity, would it be ok for a large group of openly armed Black Panthers or a large group of openly armed Muslim Americans to do the same thing? Would it still be considered "just a warning across the bow" that it's their country, too?
     
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    It would be ok. It would be legal and assuming they took no lives or injured anyone then no harm would come of it. I don't think it would be productive for minorities for whom violence and/or terrorism is already a concern, however.
     
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    Was referring to the larger world of the US right that exists beyond this board... see the initial comments of Stack's daughter and the support she received, or more recently the "empathy" comments of Rep. King..
     
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    Terrorism is already a concern about minorities??

    Let's see Oathkeepers, the Militia movement, some of the more extremist tea partiers.. .. and Blackwater/Xe... terrorism is not the exclusive venue of minorities, but of extremists on the right or left.
     
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    She mentioned Muslims. Rightly or wrongly, if you played word association with "Muslim" is wouldn't take long for "terrorism" to be stated.
     

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