Sad, just sad. Reprehensible.
Gabrielle Giffords, and the other 18 Arizonans who were gunned down over the weekend didn't deserve to be victims of an act of this sort of violence.
What was the motivation? We don't know yet for certain. The mainstream media is heartset on blaming the "right wing nutjobs", even though the shooter has been described, via Twitter, by classmate Caitie Parker as " As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy". Her Twitter account has since been gobbled up by lack of bandwidth or by the FBI, but prior to it being shut down her account is available here
The Left via The Huffington Post and AOL News (Time Warner) has published the following:
In March, Giffords' congressional office in Tucson was vandalized after she voted in favor of the bill. Sarah Palin included Giffords on a list of Democratic candidates in the crosshairs for defeat in the midterm elections because of their support for the overhaul.
When asked by the New York Post whether his daughter had any enemies, Spencer Giffords, 75, tearfully replied: "The whole tea party."
Palin, whose map of targeted Democrats was taken down soon after the shooting, posted condolences on her Facebook page, saying, "On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice."
I don't believe "in the cross hairs" is anything more than a metaphor, "in my sights", " I've got my sights set", " I aim to", "my ambition is" Get over it people. Sarah Palin no more influenced the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords than Bill Maher did.
Oh, it was Bill Maher who "joked" about Sarah Palin being the first of the useless people to be killed. He also had this to say " Above all, India is a land of spiritual renewal, where many believe in recincarnation. And if there is such a thing as karma, let's hope that Sarah Palin comes back as a wolf being shot from a plane."
So if Sarah Palin is in fact shot and killed, should we blame Bill Maher?
I think the whole country needs to back off of the whole blame game in the political arena and put it where it belongs, on Jared Loughner.
"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society." - John Adams