2.) I don't think you comprehend what a scapegoat is, or you wouldn't be using it in such an asinine context. Yeah.
3.) This is the problem I have with most liberals today: hypocrisy. "or the fact that it excites folks who are so self-possessed with their guns that they actually advertise it in their name?" Weren't you just talking about scapegoating and political adversaries as if you had the moral high ground? Then, you go and spout off this gem. Congratulations, your comment sums up the modern liberal majority. I don't expect this response to even make a dent (or to be read for that matter), but this stupidity was just begging to be corrected. Anyway, I'm done. Later.