The Arizona shooter was clearly crazy. Have you ever known a mass murderer who was not?
The divide in this nation just got deeper with the senseless killings in Tucson. The right wing will try to dance away from the mass murders while the left portrays the vitriol as fuel for violence.
I’m with the lefties. And I’m guilty of hot thoughts. You cannot imagine what I want to scream at Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle, Glenn Beck and the Tea Party cranks who display their guns at public events as a sign of patriotism.
Madness. Where is the balance?
Of course the guy was a nut. But who knows how all the nasty campaign rhetoric played inside his head? Words have consequences, as Congresswoman Giffords said in a sad prophecy after the Sarah Palin website put a rifle sight on her district and named her by name.
Only a fool blinded by ignorance cannot see the cause and effect. The very act of taking down the offending Palin web site acknowledges it was wrong from the start.
I would suggest, Speaker Boehner, now is the time to cry – for our nation.
And hold tight to our thoughts for the dead and the wounded.