"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." -Rahm Emanuel
As soon as I heard I knew. Every tragedy must be political. That this tragedy was on a congresswoman, what hope did we have?
Oh, can we not just mourn for our country without blaming people who had nothing to do with it?
Sarah Palin might as well have pulled the trigger. She was targeting after all, democrats she felt needed to be replaced in congress. Sounds radical from someone in politics doesn't it?
We see a picture with cross hairs in AZ and we know that she must have actually pulled the trigger. Not this Jared guy, he is just a patsy.
Hey, we can all play this stupid offensive game! DailyKos had an entry 2 days before the shooting titled, My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi and is now DEAD to me!
Well quite obviously this is the shooter, or at the very least who inspired the shooter.
He is a right wing nut job so if you vote Republican you are partly to blame!
How quick did this sentiment take? Of course, we also have him described as a "left wing pothead" by a classmate. Hmm...well maybe he did not vote for straight line "tea party." But I sure as heck hope he did!
Wait, he burned an American flag in that video he made. That doesn't quite sound like Palin does it? But he hates this administration, so obviously this is Republicans' fault. If we had only kept Congress this would have never happened!
I need to read some movie reviews. Get my mind off all this. Wonder what Roger Ebert is saying on Twitter.
"The Tucson massacre stirs memory of the rightist murder that inspired Talk Radio." -Roger Ebert
Wow, different way to suggest a film. OK.
"These 'incidents' aren't 'isolated.' They're 'clustered' around the American Right Wing." -Roger Ebert
Maybe I'll see what has been celebrities write. That should be safe.
"Somebody make Palin apologize to Giffords' husband."
Do we have to continually play a preschool game of "gotcha" when anything bad happens?
I have yet to hear one person mention that the federal judge that was killed was a Republican. If Republicans had been more with it, maybe they would be winning the "use tragedy to our political advantage game."
Maybe they forgot the latest rules. Remember, Ft. Hood was not terrorism.
So this must not be either.
Let us all define terrorism when it suits our political purpose. So who did all this? The guy who ran against her in the election, Jesse Kelly?
"I would bet my house that it will come out that some disgruntled former Jesse Kelly right-wing supporters did this," (Daily KOS "My CongressWoman is Now DEAD To Me..." writer)
Loughner appears to be an atheist or at least very anti religious, when do we start blaming atheists?
The most accurate description of the killer is probably by a classmate that "he was on another planet."
In September, officials from his community college sent campus police officers to Loughner's home, where he lives with his parents. They presented a letter stating he could not return without a mental health professional's written assurance that his presence at college would "not present a danger to himself or others."
He seemed more interested in mind control and proper grammar than Health Care.
But if we ever figure out who the man voted for, start impeachment proceedings on that person right away if they are still in office.
"Shooting of Jewish Congresswoman Giffords is Not Just a "Tragedy"--It's Part of a Right Wing Assault on Government and the Liberals & Progressives Who Support It." -Rabbi Michael Lerner
Remember: It is only vitriolic rhetoric when someone else says it.