In Arizona, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been shot, along with at least 18 other people. One of the dead is a nine year old girl. The Honorable John Roll, federal judge has also been killed.
This is a tragedy that should be uniting all of America behind the victims here. Yet every single on-line commentary I peruse on news services and forums across the country is already filled with screeching posts by countless haters all trying to politicize this incident by linking it to the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Conservatism in general...and we don't even know anything about the killer yet except that he's a reportedly 22 year old male.
At a time when we should be coming together to denounce evil and support the victims and the families, thousands of left-wing lunatics and political hacks are already trying to use this horrific event to advance their cause and slander their political opponents.
House Speaker Boehner says it very well: "I am horrified by the senseless attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and members of her staff. An attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve. Acts and threats of violence against public officials have no place in our society."
I agree with him. this is a time to be outraged, not to gleefully dip your fingers in the still-fresh blood and run around trying to smear it on your political opponents. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families tonight. And if you are one of those salivating haters who is already crowing about this incident and trying to use it to score partisan points, well then I pray for your soul, too.
(And that includes you jackasses at Little Green Footballs. I can't believe that I ever liked your blog.)