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(Think Progress)   Mitch McConnell offers comforting words regarding the Boston Marathon bombing. Just kidding, he actually blames the victims for being too complacent   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 324
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2013-04-16 12:03:05 PM
Ah, Republicans, winning over losing more Americans one by one.
 
2013-04-16 12:08:56 PM
It's a just world!

Bad happens to the bad; good happens to the good.   If something horrific happened to you, you must have deserved it.

After all the alternative is to think that bad things can happen to people who have nothing to do with the incident and are doing nothing wrong, like me, and we can't have that.
 
2013-04-16 12:10:53 PM
MCCONNELL: On 9/11 we forever disabused of the notion that attacks, like the one that rocked Boston yesterday ,only happen on the field of battle or in distant countries. With the passage of time, however, and the vigilant efforts of our military, intelligence and law enforcement professionals, I think it's safe to say that for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to September 11th has actually returned.

Stay in fear, citizen.
 
2013-04-16 12:20:47 PM
So what, the TSA will start screening marathons?

Bad shiat happens. It sucks that it happens, but it will happen. It always happens. The worst thing you can do is let the bad guy think he won by convincing everyone to live in fear or trying to control the population through fear.
 
2013-04-16 12:26:49 PM
FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR. FEAR.
 
2013-04-16 12:28:30 PM
STFU, sh*tstain

/your input is unneeded
 
2013-04-16 01:04:46 PM
Oh, f*ck YOU, McConnell, you wobbly lying pants-shiatting coward.
 
2013-04-16 01:19:49 PM

Chariset: Bad happens to the bad; good happens to the good. If something horrific happened to you, you must have deserved it.


It's easy to say this from the relative isolation of Kentucky. When was the last time a "terrorist" even looked at Kentucky on a map, The Civil War?

// yes, I know he spends lots of time here in DC
// the constituencies he's speaking to...don't
 
2013-04-16 01:28:49 PM
The pols know there's an opportunity here to put the boot down even harder on our necks.  It would be stupid to think they won't attempt to capitalize on it.  We have become complacent about terrorism, and I don't honestly think that's a bad thing, but more dangerous is how complacent we've become about politics and accountability.
 
2013-04-16 02:22:35 PM

Chariset: It's a just world!

Bad happens to the bad; good happens to the good.   If something horrific happened to you, you must have deserved it.

After all the alternative is to think that bad things can happen to people who have nothing to do with the incident and are doing nothing wrong, like me, and we can't have that.


People say life is unfair, but that is only half right. Life is  inherently unfair.  Whatever fairness we receive in life is a direct result of the fairness we give to others. No more and no less.
 
2013-04-16 02:24:29 PM
I'm more frightened of Republicans than terrorists or even the random nutjob.

See, Republicans have the power to destroy us all, and want to use that power to destroy us all if we don't bow to their whims. Terrorists and random nutjobs? They only pop up occasionally, and their bodycount is generally much lower.
 
2013-04-16 02:36:40 PM
Would someone throw a bucket of water on this guy so we can watch him melt?
 
2013-04-16 02:39:39 PM
Living in a constant state of fear is the only way to defeat terrorism.
 
2013-04-16 02:44:13 PM
can you imagine the apoplexy from the right if obama had said something like that?
 
2013-04-16 02:46:29 PM
I'm surprised he didn't try to blame Obama or the Democrats.

/Waiting for that fallout to happen
 
2013-04-16 03:02:21 PM
If I understand him correctly, his concern is that we have allowed citizens to collectively neglect their civic duty to take affirmative steps to protect other Americans, a duty which cannot be considered a personal responsibility? And that such steps may require sacrifices of both freedom and money?

Did I read that right?
 
2013-04-16 03:05:35 PM
If the good guys had bombs then they could have stopped the bad guys with bombs, with bombs.
 
2013-04-16 03:06:06 PM
How's that outreach coming?
 
2013-04-16 03:09:27 PM
The right wing seems to be going out of their way to be as awful as possible in the past 24 hours.
 
2013-04-16 03:09:52 PM
I think it's safe to say that for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to September 11th has actually returned

Oh for shame!

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And so we are newly reminded that serious threats to our way of life remain.

Be afraid! Damn you!
 
2013-04-16 03:11:34 PM
Easy for him to say... not everyone can hide as well as he can.

icons-ak.wunderground.com
 
2013-04-16 03:12:44 PM
And if it it turns out this was perpetrated by 'one of our own' will he stand by those words?

Sounds to me like he's strongly implying a particular responsible party.
 
2013-04-16 03:15:37 PM
Mitch...

(insert you aren't helping photo)

that is all.
 
2013-04-16 03:19:19 PM
Alternatively, is McConnell suggesting that "complacency" by ordinary Americans somehow contributed to the attack?

So be afraid and vote republican, otherwise the libs will keep letting this shiat happen.
 
2013-04-16 03:22:31 PM
ASSHOLE: On 9/11 we forever disabused of the notion that attacks, like the one that rocked Boston yesterday, only happen on the field of battle or in distant countries.

i.imgur.com i.imgur.com

fark YOU MITCH MCCONNELL.
SERIOUSLY.
fark YOU AND ALL YOU STAND FOR
YOU INCREDIBLE ASSHOLE



/OKIE
 
2013-04-16 03:23:04 PM

Krymson Tyde: Alternatively, is McConnell suggesting that "complacency" by ordinary Americans somehow contributed to the attack?

So be afraid and vote republican, otherwise the libs will keep letting this shiat happen.


Yep. Pretty much. What a farking douchenozzle.
 
2013-04-16 03:30:24 PM
Its such a shame, because before he said this, I had so much respect for Mitch McConnell, one of our greatest Senators! How could someone so usually cogent and kind say something so terrible?

Its really upsetting.
 
2013-04-16 03:40:19 PM
Free men neither live, nor die, on thier knees,  asshole
 
2013-04-16 03:51:22 PM
Fear, Fear, she's the mother of Violence,
Don't make any sense to watch the way she breed.
Fear, she's the mother of Violence,
Making me tense to watch the way she feed.
The only way you know she's there Is the subtle flavor in the air.
Getting hard to breathe
Getting hard to believe in anything at all
But Fear.
 
2013-04-16 03:51:51 PM

usernameguy: The right wing seems to be going out of their way to be as awful as possible in the past 24 hours

50 years.

FTFY
 
2013-04-16 03:52:23 PM
If only our rights to a pressure cooker were enshrined in the Constitution.
 
2013-04-16 03:52:25 PM
So he's declaring this a DerpCon One level incident?
 
2013-04-16 03:52:35 PM
Sure, easy for him to say, he has the FBI watching him.
 
2013-04-16 03:53:41 PM
See, I think the problem is looking to McConnell for comfort in the first place.

The man has all the empathy and humanity of a petrified turd.
 
2013-04-16 03:56:23 PM
the complacency that prevailed prior to September 11th has actually returned.

Oh, FFS. He's regurgitating the "pre 9/11 mentality" BS.

Reflexive fearmongeringitus.

Mitchy haz it.

On 9/11 we forever disabused of the notion that attacks,...

Ability to speak correctly in English? Not so much.
 
2013-04-16 03:56:24 PM
fark you Mitch McConnell.
 
2013-04-16 03:56:33 PM
I think it's safe to say that for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to September 11th has actually returned.

Actually, I'm not sure it is necessarily safe to say that. For example, try saying it in Boston. See how safe you feel then.
 
2013-04-16 03:57:26 PM
that guy can go ahead and take a long walk of a short pier
 
2013-04-16 03:57:42 PM
The Turtle's mind runs just as fast as his body.
 
2013-04-16 03:57:42 PM
Keep talking, Mitch. You are currently bolstering the Dems.
 
2013-04-16 03:57:53 PM
He's right.

There is a box on the corner.  It might be a bomb, I am calling 911.
 
2013-04-16 03:58:01 PM
Christ. Less than 24 hours and he's saying this shiat?

Like I really needed another reason to despise that turd.
 
2013-04-16 03:58:24 PM
This is a party that has obviously learned from past mistakes.
 
2013-04-16 03:58:30 PM
I hate that bag of talking diarrhea as much as the next guy, but no, subby, he didn't really say that.
 
2013-04-16 03:58:43 PM
That's because republicans seem to think the only way to live is in constant, near-paralyzing fear.
 
2013-04-16 03:59:14 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Fear, Fear, she's the mother of Violence,
Don't make any sense to watch the way she breed.
Fear, she's the mother of Violence,
Making me tense to watch the way she feed.
The only way you know she's there Is the subtle flavor in the air.
Getting hard to breathe
Getting hard to believe in anything at all
But Fear.


Are you my good twin or something?
 
2013-04-16 03:59:19 PM
There's nothing controversial about warning people against complacency when it comes to terrorism.   Unless you happen to be a big fan of complacency.
 
2013-04-16 03:59:39 PM
No he didn't.
 
2013-04-16 04:00:01 PM
Reading his comments, he basically said "we've become complacent again".  Is that really blaming the victims?
 
2013-04-16 04:00:18 PM
The fact that the fascist party of America makes this statement shocks anyone?
 
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