Saturday, January 08, 2011

Horrified

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., Others, Reportedly Shot And Killed

Well, Sarah Palin, I guess your target map worked. Don't fool yourself that it's just Arizona: that complacency has brought this country to the edge of a terrible abyss.

10 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Too depressing to even contemplate. How did we come to this place?

Todd Mason said...

Return to this place? When did we leave?

Happily, the target map, with Palin's darling little tag ("now this doesn't mean do violence") probably didn't push the fellow too far along, but we can wonder if he had a seed planted.

K. A. Laity said...

Every idiot crusader needs a target. Water runs downhill. If you give someone who wants to kill a convenient target, yeah, I think that helps make up his mind.

Predictably, the usual suspects are now trying to spin this as due to his "occult" ties.

Todd Mason said...

I haven't yet heard the vest-pocket analyses of our shooter...but I doubt he needed even the nattering idiot from Wasilla to direct him to something that would make the biggest splash for his narcissitic yearning.

Todd Mason said...

pardon, narcissistic. Anger wells up much better than water.

K. A. Laity said...

But he needed their help to get easy access to a Glock: he apparently was mentally stable enough for education or the army, but yessiree he was well enough for an automatic handgun.

K. A. Laity said...

Was NOT -- of course.

Todd Mason said...

Something that Giffords, apparently, pandered to. To the even greater detriment of a number of bystanders.

K. A. Laity said...

Every politician in this country panders to the nut jobs; spineless and cowed by the wingnuts who shout loudest and help the corporations to profit from the climate of fear.

Todd Mason said...

A few stand up to the NRA's bullying, but not many, it's true.