Monday, January 10, 2011

They Shoot Democrats Don't they?

Saturday, I got the shocking news that a congresswoman from Arizona was shot down in yet another act of senseless violence. When I found out that it was Democratic congresswoman, Gabrielle Gifford from Arizona...the first thing I and everyone else thought was...Mad Tea Party supporter. That may not be the case..All of the facts aren't in. The point is...Politics have become so partisan in this country and so bitter..that that type of thing is not far from plausible.

Here is what I know did happen. Represenative Gabrielle Giffords is in critical condition as I write this as investigators attempt to understand what motivated a gunman's shooting rampage that killed six and as investigators asked for the public's help in finding a possible accomplice who is still at large.

University Medical Center spokeswoman Darci Slaten told The Associated Press that Giffords remained sedated after undergoing a two-hour surgery Saturday and has not been conscious since the shooting. She said more information will be released at a news conference in which one of the doctors who operated on Giffords plans to speak.

Outside of the hospital, candles flickered at a makeshift memorial. Signs read "Peace + love are stronger," "God bless America and "We love you, Gabrielle." People also laid down bouquets of flowers, American flags and pictures of Mrs.Giffords.

Authorities said that Gabrielle Gifford, 40, was targeted at a public gathering by a man with a semiautomatic weapon around 10 a.m. Saturday outside a busy Tucson supermarket. Arizona's chief federal judge and five others were killed and 13 people were wounded, including the Democrat lawmaker.

He also fired at her district director and shot indiscriminately at staffers and others standing in line to talk to the congresswoman, said Mark Kimble, a communications staffer for Mrs. Giffords.

"He was not more than three or four feet from the congresswoman and the district director," Kimble said, describing the scene as "just complete chaos, people screaming, crying."

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said the rampage ended only after two people tackled the gunman."He was definitely on a mission," said Villec, a former Giffords intern.Police say the shooter was in custody, and was identified by people familiar with the investigation as Jared Loughner, 22. U.S. officials who provided his name to the AP spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release it publicly.

The Shooter could be a deranged loner..a nut job....but here is something to think about.. Sarah Palin and members of the Tea Party have made a number of inflammatory statements such as "Don't retreat, Reload.." and created posters with President Obama and others who they differ with politically with gunsights on them. I am not saying that they are personally promoting assasinations or violence...This is just colorful dramatic language.....But to the person just slightly off the edge...this is a call to arms. I think all of us...on the right and on the left need to temper our speech. We need to calm the hell down too...That goes for you Rush...You too Glenn and you too Sean and especially, Ann Coulter, who is the most guilty of hateful inflammatory speech..

I should remind them all...Nuts with guns are on both sides of the political spectrum...Next time they might be aiming in the other direction.. Nobody wants to see that. That makes America no better than some third world dictatorship.

1 comment:

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

This was a great post! Politics have become dangerous. Its not about for the better of our country; its based on personal agendas.


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