via: Patriot Post

Blame game:

“It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman’s act directly to Republicans or Tea Party members. But it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge.” –New York Times editorial

“We’ve been following the fallout from the Tucson shooting and there is a lot of blame to go around. People are blaming the vitriolic right-wing talkers and the Tea Party.” –MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer

A lecture in the mirror:

“[W]e live … in a dangerous, hair-trigger time when tempers always seem near the boiling point and patience seems a lost trait. … We scream and shout, hurl charges without proof. Those on the other side of the argument become not opponents but enemies. Dangerous, inflammatory words are used with no thought of consequence. … Those with sick and twisted minds hear us too, and are sometimes inflamed by what the rest of us often discard as hollow and silly rhetoric. And so violence becomes part of the argument.” –CBS’s Bob Schieffer

Screaming and shouting, hurling charges without proof:

“It’s all about taking down President Obama. [Republicans] don’t want to create jobs. They’re not about that at all. And I’ll guarantee you, if you do see the numbers change, which I believe they will, you won’t hear [Speaker John] Boehner or any of these new righties give one ounce of credit to the last Congress for fighting like hell for a jobs bill. This is an ideological war. I say it on camera tonight here on MSNBC — I will fight these bastards every night at 6 o’clock because I know what they’re up against. I know what they want to do. They want to take down American workers. They want to outsource jobs. They want to destroy the American dream. Concentrate the wealth to the top, and control minorities. That’s what they’re about.” –MSNBC’s Ed Shultz

Pot and kettle:

“Republicans these days can’t get through a sentence without tossing in their new favorite adjective, ‘job-killing.’ There’s ‘job-killing legislation,’ in particular the health-care reform law. And ‘job-killing regulations,’ especially anything coming out of the EPA and the IRS. … What’s particularly noteworthy about this fixation with ‘job killing’ is that it stands in such contrast to the complete lack of concern about policies that kill people rather than jobs. Repealing health-care reform, for instance, would inevitably lead to thousands of unnecessary deaths each year because of an inability to get medical care. … I wonder how Republicans and their media posse would like it if Democrats started referring to ‘genocidal’ deregulation or the ‘murderous’ repeal of health-care reform.” –Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein


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