Saturday, January 08, 2011

Shooting in Arizona

Evidently a George Bush nominated Federal Judge, John Roll was killed.

On Fox News, Arizona Democrat State Senator Linda Lopez quickly spoke of lies by the Tea Party Movement targeted at her friend, wounded Democrat Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

The shooter has been characterized as a disturbed individual concerned that the American dollar is no longer backed by gold.

I see it this way: We live in a politically contentious country... And when one side screams concerns about threatened loss of liberties and overwhelming debt, and another side screams racism against honest Americans who disagree with the President... Nuts may abound... And they may do damage.

It will be interesting to watch how the actions of one sick human animal will be used by political pundits to indict political parties and movements...

I anticipate the worst.



SkyePuppy said...

It has come out that the murderer is a lefty, but the commentators haven't let that little detail get in the way of their pre-determined blame game. They just keep attacking the TEA Party as the source of all evil and violence.

Delta said...

Just as not all people are the same, not all Tea Party groups are the same. The premise is nice. However, our local group IS a couple of fries short of a "Happy Meal". Seriously. Most republicans and democrats I know won't go near it.

Not all mentally ill people are violent either - but that sheriff sure wants to put them behind bars too.

HE worries me.