Skip to comments.Tea Partiers owed an apology for political Tucson narrative
Posted on 01/12/2012 11:57:57 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
On the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage at a Tucson, Ariz., supermarket, nothing was more appropriate than to grieve the six people Jared Loughner is charged with murdering and marvel at the recovery of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In just 12 months she went from deaths door to belting out the Pledge of Allegiance at a vigil held on Sunday at the University of Arizona. Reports suggest the tone there was suitably inclusive and sombre.
That having been done, it is also appropriate to recall the astonishing finger-pointing ritual many commentators performed in the wake of the shooting. Some accused Sarah Palin of outright complicity, on grounds she had released a graphic depicting certain electoral districts, Ms. Giffords included, in gunsights. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords blood is on Sarah Palins hands, read a New York Daily News headline.
There were broader accusations that overheated and socalled eliminationist rhetoric Its time to take down Congressman Lilyliver had contributed to the rampage. There has been a rising tide of threats and vandalism aimed at elected officials, including both Judge John Roll, who was killed Saturday, and [Ms. Giffords], Paul Krugman wrote in The New York Times. One of these days, someone was bound to take it to the next level. And now someone has.
What Fox News has sown is now being reaped, John Doyle intoned in The Globe and Mail.
Less offensive, though somehow even more frustrating, were commentators who properly conceded they had no idea what motivated the killer, but still felt compelled to weave the atrocity into a conversation about modern politics. The Tucson carnage
urgently reminds that political rhetoric has consequences and that public debate is poisoned by toxic politics...
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JLL’s mother was well connected having been a city councilor for crying out loud. What happened such he wasn’t committed given so may very public threats acts? Was there a thorough documentation of where complaints went? I doubt it. Its a Dem town.
Did Dupnik dismiss Loughner threat?
While the left and their media repeatedly publish false accusations and fabricated innuendo, it was Obama and his wife that tuned what should have been a solemn memorial into a cheap campaign event cloned from the Paul Wellstone hate fest.
Wasn’t Sarah Palin already living in Arizona when the shootings happened? The Rats in Arizona must be truly scared of her. I hope she runs for US Senator.