I saw a reply to some blogger who had apparently laid some well deserved blame at Momma Grizzly's den. The Palin defender said this shooting was in know way connected to the well worn rhetoric of violence and the overtly graphic and inflammatory description of Democratic leaders and even moderate Republicans as potential targets for intimidation and yes even assassination. What else can Sarah the "impaler" possibly be suggesting when she says these are the ones we have in the" cross hairs ." Mrs Palin and other who abuse their public fame and the right wing media and millions of corporate dollars to grand stand about taking back the country by force of arms, should in my opinion be prosecuted for encouraging violence. How is it possible that these rebels and real American patriots , cannot make the small mental leap it takes to see that many in our society are simply not able to control the impulse to act on what they perceive as a message to them that they must remove the targeted person and anyone near them. Children, elderly women, a young man planning to be wed a Judge. This is a genuine indictment of the real domestic terrorists. Those who promote violence as a means to force change are not doing this country any favors. They are self promoting quasi politicos who have no understanding of how a democracy is upheld and preserved. Shame on Sarah Palin! Shame on all the hate mongers who thrive on misinformation and intolerance. Are we now to believe that children should not go hear their representatives because they may be killed? Is this event to convince women that politics is a male arena?
I am sickened to my soul. I grieve for all those killed and wounded. The birds are dropping from the sky. The fish are dying by the millions. The more the government curtails our liberties for our security the more danger we are all in.