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What should be done about the violence?

There are at least 10 incidents of violent acts and many more threats against democratic politicians since the healt care bill was signed.

What is the cause and solution?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:01 PM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (86)
  • Prison time will sober their asses up.Make an example of them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • I agree with Boehner, "We need to take that anger and channel it into positive change."

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:05 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Opps hit send too fast, ""violence and threats are unacceptable."~Boehner

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:06 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Boehner and his buddies encouraged this behavior. Their rhetoric and ridiculous behavior stirred a frenzy, him and his peeps are some of the cause...Death panels, taking away our freedoms, granny die sooner.....

    The solution, ARREST and PROSECUTE...


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:09 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Violence and threats are unacceptable. When the perpetrators are caught they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:10 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • People will get bored and walk away

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Your opinion, sweet... Funny... It looks like something Maddow, Olbermann, or Mathews said.. Right before they cut the shot of the racist [black] man with a gun at a tea party... Sure glad your opinion isn't the majority of America.... Given your comment~Stick to the low ratings of MSNBC.. It suits you. :oP

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:13 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • The cause: Republican party have far more CRAZY people in the party.

    On the heels of health care, a new Harris poll reveals Republican attitudes about Obama: Two-thirds think he’s a socialist, 57 percent a Muslim—and 24 percent say “he may be the Antichrist.”

    Totally insane.

    Solution: Republican leaders need to be responsible and NOT provoke these insane people.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • They should be prosecuted and given jail time. Just like anyone else threatening assault and/or bodily harm.
    I am sure that all those that have been providing very provocative rhetoric that fuels these nutjobs will be shocked, and appalled. No big surprise there.

    Answer by LiliM at 9:19 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • They should be prosecuted.

    In addition, both sides of the isle should work towards more honest and civil discourse. Fact checking is great, unfortunately not everyone does so. A lot of people just listen to the talking heads and get fired up. It's irresponsible for people who have a public platform to inflame people's emotions. Everyone is stressed out right now, the economy sucks, and people don't feel like they can trust their representation (both sides of the isle).

    Those who resort to violence are solely responsible for their actions, but the political environment is not supporting rational efforts towards resolution.

    Answer by beckcorc at 9:23 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

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