What Florida Repubs do: shoot at targets of Arabs and their Dem Congressional opponent - really!

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    Oct 09, 2009 10:17 PM GMT
    You won't believe this story from the AP via MSNBC. I'd love to talk about this with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, our Member of Congress (aka The Target), whom I expect to meet later this month at a fundraising dinner, where the featured guest will be Hillary Clinton. Gotta give those Repubs credit for getting nuttier every day:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33244839/ns/politics-capitol_hill/
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    Oct 10, 2009 10:05 AM GMT
    But the thing that gets me
    is that there will still be a good sized portion of the electorate that will still
    vote for this boob
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    Oct 10, 2009 11:03 AM GMT
    The headline is disturbing until you read the article that follows. Each paragraph is a WTF remark by Lowry and Napolitano for attention, and the AP tries to make it pass as newsworthy, but forgets to mention that It is a crime to threaten elected officials and instead prints an explanation by Lowry for using photos of political incumbents for target practice::

    In order to get our message before the public with some
    chance of making a lasting impression, we will shoot


    Wait, sorry about that. My mistake, that remark is actually by Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. This is the Lowry and Napolitano exclusive to the AP:

    That is our right. If we want to shoot at targets
    that look like that, that is our right...we will shoot

    We are going to go ahead and do that,
    Scoop it. I will have not regrets


    My mistake again, sorry. That last quote is actually Tampa Bay Buccaneer Receiver Antonio Bryant when he promise his brains for concussion research . Forgivable mistake. The Lowery comment exclusively to the AP in response to Democratic upset was:

    We are going to go ahead and do that...
    shoot it. I absolutely have no regrets


    Where are the Dixie Chicks when you need them?
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    Oct 10, 2009 12:14 PM GMT
    MahaHaHa saidThe headline is disturbing until you read the article that follows. Each paragraph is a WTF remark by Lowry and Napolitano for attention, and the AP tries to make it pass as newsworthy, but forgets to mention that It is a crime to threaten elected officials and instead prints an explanation by Lowry for using photos of political incumbents for target practice::

    In order to get our message before the public with some
    chance of making a lasting impression, we will shoot


    Wait, sorry about that. My mistake, that remark is actually by Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. This is the Lowry and Napolitano exclusive to the AP:

    That is our right. If we want to shoot at targets
    that look like that, that is our right...we will shoot

    We are going to go ahead and do that,
    Scoop it. I will have not regrets


    My mistake again, sorry. That last quote is actually Tampa Bay Buccaneer Receiver Antonio Bryant when he promise his brains for concussion research . Forgivable mistake. The Lowery comment exclusively to the AP in response to Democratic upset was:

    We are going to go ahead and do that...
    shoot it. I absolutely have no regrets


    Where are the Dixie Chicks when you need them?

    So are you saying that Lowry & Napolitano were deliberately borrowing from previous statements by the Unabomber and by Bryant, for their own statements they made to the AP? I wouldn't think them that resourceful. And what would be their motivation to use THOSE 2 as inspiration for their statements? You have me confused.
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    Oct 10, 2009 12:56 PM GMT
    GQjock saidBut the thing that gets me
    is that there will still be a good sized portion of the electorate that will still
    vote for this boob

    Fortunately for those of us living in Gay Central, Florida (the Fort Lauderdale-Wilton Manors area), our incumbent Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Congressional district is very liberal, as the article correctly states. It's doubtful this Republican gun slinger will do very well against her in 2010, and she should be easily reelected.

    But you're right, there are loonies down here who will vote for this guy, exactly for the reason that he was shooting at un-PC targets. It's worse in other parts of Florida, especially the further north you go, particularly in the "panhandle."
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    Oct 11, 2009 2:00 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidThere's nuts and dummies holding office on both sides of the aisle. I think the current makeup of Congress - on both sides of the aisle - shows that the best and the brightest are simply NOT running for political office.

    Ah, the old "they all do it it" reply, that Republicans fall back on whenever their guys are caught being total fools (which is most of the time).

    Well, sorry, Democrats don't hold political gatherings at firing ranges, while shooting at targets made to look like Arabs and labeled with a Congresswoman's initials, and they don't vigorously defend their right to commit such outrages because they're a political minority in one corner of Florida (see the linked news story in the OP).

    So that dog won't hunt. Try another ploy from the Rush Limbaugh Handbook on How to Obfuscate Awkward Political Facts.
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    Oct 11, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    I'm 43 and I don't think in this media age that a lot of people in my generation or older quite gets it yet that everything you say or do has a good chance of being filmed, recorded, or at least reported to the media. It sometimes trips up us Democrats too. Charles Rangel and John Edwards know this.
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    Oct 11, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    True HeartRobb, but ttheir gun-slinging was not spontaneous. One Bubba performing for the attention of another Bubba with a camera is publicity, not news. The AP found it journalistic - or commercially beneficial.

    Red Vespa, sorry for any confusion - - The quick match to find a somewhat similar thought sometimes make the media’s packaging a little more obvious