US Representative from Arizona Gabrielle Giffords was shot at a "Town Hall" meeting today. She will likely survive, although what surviving being shot in the head means is up in the air at the moment. A US federal judge John Roll, a young boy were not so fortunate, and numerous others did not survive. Of course there will be much hand wringing and appeals to let the facts play out, I agree, but here are some facts to get you started:
Fact #1: Gabrielle Giffords is a registered democrat. She also supports health care.
One down Sarah, 19 to go. Oh by the way Palin had this say on Facebook "My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today's tragic shooting in Arizona. On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice." Great when you're done praying, do you think you could stop with the vitriol and maybe deal with political issues in a civilized way? No? Oh, then FUCK YOU!
Thanks Sharron Angle for suggesting this as an approach for Americans to take. What? She didn't advocate this merely pointed out it might happen? I wonder what she met when she quoted Jefferson then "In fact, Thomas Jefferson said it's good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years."
Michele Bachmann, a voice of Christian virtue, helps promote the "Real American" meme, which makes others what exactly? Oh and please lets have a helping of
Socialist, Fascist, Communist, Elite, the list goes on.
I hold the republican party as a whole (I haven't heard many republican voices arguing to tone down the rhetoric) ultimately responsible for this attack. They have been stirring the fires of discontent for over a decade. Dancing merrily around, fanning the fires of hatred. Wrapping themselves in the flag and religion, pushing and pushing and pushing. Well, when one of your vile progeny grows into an evil caricature of a human being and unloads an oversized clip into "the others," I expect you'll be all anguishing and whinny about the need for civility. You should celebrate, your seeds are sprouting into the little blossoms of death you've long been cultivating.
UPDATE: How fucking soon before a republican asshole blames Gifford for the shooting because of her support for healthcare?
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