The tragedy of the shooting in Arizona had led to various members of the media and government scrambling to make sense of the senseless. Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has placed blame on the vile political rhetoric that has ensued in our nation's discourse. MSNBC's Keith Olberman did the same calling all pundits, politicians, and anyone who reaches a broad audience to keep all comments civil regarding any civic servant.
I can't condemn the thoughts of those who wish our democratic process to be a civilized one, but why now? Why does our call to civility have to happen only when tragedy strikes? Have we learned so little about our nation's history? I applaud those who do attempt to bring the message of reasoned discourse, but does it ring hollow amongst the mentally ill?
Sadly there will always be hate fueld speech in our politics as some people won't accept that the majority doesn't agree with them. We're all guilty of it. We've fantasized about ending the careers of those we disagree with in fashions we should all feel ashamed of. The American public are like children when it comes to democracy. We'll stomp our feet and bitch and even wish harm upon those who won't let us live and consume in a manner we'd like. So stop your pansy whining and grow up.
Hopes and prayers go to all the victims of the senseless tragedy that happened in Tuscon. I wish a speedy recovery for those injured.
"For example, we're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they have to realize that there are consequences to that action," - Gabrielle Giffords