The reason I've gone with the above title is twofold. First, it's based on the meme that some fools on the left continue to perpetuate: The level of rancor in political discourse (specifically from the right) is unprecedented and is the reason that people are getting shot. And second, I know it will elicit some comment from some idiot who will read the title and respond to that, not even reading the disclaimer or paragraph; it makes me giggle a bit thinking abut the stupidity.
Obviously we're going to talk about the first reason (as the second is self explanatory and every other subject is tabled in Washington).
First, let's put the things on the table we agree on, or have clear facts:
The murderer is a kookburger, with no clearly defined ideology. While he lists left-leaning books as his favorites, he's mostly a set of disjointed paranoia and delusion, which has been festering a while.
We are all hoping and praying for a recovery for Rep Giffords and the other still-living victims of the shooting. And for Giffords, the news is good so far.
The bipartisan support for a funeral protection zone to keep the Phelps freaks out is a good thing. Because turning a tragedy into an idiotic reason to ram home a political agenda is a bad thing.
Wait, we don't all agree on that last point. Otherwise, we wouldn't have been hearing, before the bodies of the victims were cold, that it must have been Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, talk radio, the Tea Party Movement, and so on (which I guess would include me), that led to this shooting. And the fact that this is still being debated days later is appalling.
To build on what i said on my Saturday post, in the wake of the shooting (and began reading the shit coming from some parts of the Left):