The aftermath of this act will be felt for sometime to come. It is the end of perhaps two eras here in the United States.
In America, though we might have differences, there were always certain things we could agree on. Conservatives and liberals could discuss and debate issues. That era is gone and the aftermath of today’s shooting is the official obituary for political civility in this country.
Although there was no proof the shooter was involved in conservative politics or the Tea Party, the left went nuts. Immediately after the shooting, the left went after the Tea Party. The Daily Kos went on a rant. On the Hill.com, one of the comments in the story about the shooting was from someone called “AC.” He said:
The Tucson Tea Party will be made to pay for the blood on their hands. An eye for an eye. You want a civil war, you got one. KILL Jesse Kelly for his role, then KILL Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Gleen Beck(sic). Whoever puts BULLETS in ther HEADS shall be a NATIONAL HERO.
On twitter, leftists were going after Sarah Palin in particular. Tweeters castigated Palin because during the election, she had put cross hairs on Giffords’ district, which was closely fought. They were then upset that her Webmaster took the image down. At Tea Party Nation, we were on the receiving end of some of this vitriol from the left.
Someone named “Kathlovestennis” tweeted: @teapartynation Your Hitmap, your hatred, your racism, your anti-semitism, your homophobia have created this hateful act. #repgiffords
Paul Krugman, who is generally an idiot, lived up to his reputation by trying to tie the Tea Party into an incident that has nothing to do with politics.
Traitor to America, Jane Fonda had to add her twitter to the list, blaming both Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck for the shooting, as well as the Tea Party. Why isn’t she in prison for what she did to American POW’s in Vietnam?
The left has simply gone too far. There can be no civil discourse with people as crazy as those on the left are. What that says for the future of this country is tragic.
The second era that may have ended today is the era of easy access to our leaders. America has had a tradition of easy and open access to our leaders. Indeed, Congressman Giffords was at a meeting she called “Congress on the corner” when she was shot. With the exception of the Speaker of the House, neither Congressmen nor Senators have Secret Service protection. They will frequently come to events and meet the public with zero security. That has been the beauty of America. That also may have died today.
Every Senator and Congressman is now reevaluating their personal security, as they all should. The easy contact Americans have enjoyed with their representatives may be a thing of the past. In the future, town hall meetings maybe held in secured locations, such as Federal buildings or over the Internet. Even the political events they attend may become subject to the same strict security we see when the President is speaking.
For today, we can say a prayer for those who lived through the shooting in Arizona, those who did not and their families and for America. Thanks to the hard left, America can now say goodbye to any type of political civility.
UPDATE: In a shocking development, people who knew the shooter are saying he was a ..... liberal.
Joanna L - fyi, my congressman is a Blue Dog also who votes 95% of the time Liberal Democrat Party Line.
Labels mean nothing and truth means nothing and the Constitution means nothing to many of our politicians