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"Politicizing" and the Rhetoric of Reaction

“Regardless of where anyone stands on the gun-rights debate, however, we will encourage everyone to try to refrain from politicizing the tragedy in Connecticut.” — Conclusion of statement by Michigan State House of Representatives’ GOP Caucus Press Secretary Ari Adler, asking the Governor of Michigan to sign a law to expand concealed carrying of weapons in Michigan (including in schools), December 14, 2012. “A Tragedy Like Newtown Should Be Politicized, But Changing Anything Will Take Different Politicians” — Headline of a Time magazine article by Mike Grunwald, December 17, 2012. Following Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, calls for a Read more