Sunday, January 09, 2011

The Arizona Shooting Blame Game

The shooting in Arizona yesterday was tragic and my heart goes out to all the innocent victims and their families. No one should ever use violence to express their anger over politics, or anything for that matter.

Now what upsets me about this whole incident is the fact that the media and the liberals are using it to promote their agenda. Who cares what political party he belongs to? How in the world does that have anything to do with the issue at hand? He's a nutjob. Period. And innocent people were killed or injured because of this nutjob's actions. We need to take the attention off of him and give it to the victims of this tragedy, who deserve it. Squabbling about if he's a Tea Party member or liberal and blaming other people for his actions is a slap in the face to those that suffered from this and are still suffering.

Unfortunately, people are going to use this incident and the victims to push their Anti-gun laws or "The Tea Party is full of violent nutjobs" myth. They will blame innocent people, like Sarah Palin/Glenn Beck, for "inciting violence". I fear they will use this situation and others like it to build momentum into silencing the Glenn Beck's, Sarah Palin's or the Tea Party. I really fear for my country.

We already have people that refuse to take responsibility for their own actions. Now we have people assigning responsibility to others for someone else's actions. Sad, sad times. Yes, it was unfortunate Salin Palin had cross hairs over Congresswoman Giffords picture/district/state whatever, but to call for her head over it is just insane. (Btw, thank you for the classy act, Senator Alexander)

My heart just breaks when I read statements like this:

"When asked if she had any enemies, Giffords' father reportedly wept. "'Yeah,'" he told The New York Post. "'The whole Tea Party.'"

I may disagree with some of her politics, but I don't consider her an "enemy". My prayers go out to Congresswoman Giffords and her family. May she have a speedy recovery.