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Tucson rampage casts light on toxic political tone


By CHARLES BABINGTON
Associated Press Writer Jan 9, 1:24 AM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) —  Politicians of all stripes are bound to be haunted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' warning, 10 months before she was shot, to cool the rhetoric.

(ap) - There you go, AP... Don't let a Good Tragedy go to Waste!... You have ZERO Evidence that this Shooter was Politically Motivated, but I am Certain I Know who you are going to Blame... Simply because of ONE of the Shooter's Victim's Party Affiliations... But let's see if the AP can do it all on their own, or if they will Hide behind "Reporting" on other DemocRATS doing it. - tha malcontent)

It's been a year or more of raw politics, with anger spilling over on both sides and gun-related metaphors coming loosely from the lips of some candidates and activists. Giffords, a figurative target of the right, on Saturday became the actual target of a gunman who shot her through the head and killed at least five others. She was critically wounded.

(Gonna Mention that Hayworth (R) had a Gun sight put on his Face by Mitchell (D) down in Arizona?... Can you do it AP?... Can you? - tha malcontent)

The gunman's motive is not known.

(Won't Stop you and your Party from Insinuating that it was the Right who Motivated him... Remember how Correct that Assumption wasn't with the Beltway Sniper?... Fat, Bald, White, Dejected, Conservative, Christian, Bible-Thumping Gun Lover as you and yours Wondered?... Nope, Black Islamist... Anyway, Continue... - tha malcontent)

But in Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff Clarence Dupnik suggested "all this vitriol" in recent political discourse might be connected to Saturday's shootings. "This may be free speech," he told reporters, "but it's not without consequences."

(Really... DemocRAT Sheriff Dupkik... Please, be more Specific. - tha malcontent)

Whatever the motive, the toxic tone of the national debate is certain to draw greater scrutiny.

(Why?... - tha malcontent)

"We do know that politics has become too personal, too nasty and perhaps too dangerous," said Jonathan Cowan, president of the centrist Democratic group Third Way. "Perhaps out of this senseless act some sense can return to our public discourse."

(The Centrist DemocRAT what?... And what does this Shooting have to do with Political Discourse? - tha malcontent)

In the aftermath of the rampage, the House's newly installed Republican leaders postponed Wednesday's scheduled vote to repeal the new health care law, the issue at the center of the harshest criticisms of Giffords and many other Democrats for the past two years. Lawmakers from both parties were deeply shaken.

Many lawmakers, especially Democrats, felt the 2009-2010 debate over health care sometimes got out of hand. It began with emotional town hall meetings in the summer of 2009, when some critics warned of government "death panels."

("Many lawmakers, especially Democrats"... Classic. And of course the "Death Panels" comment... Because "Death Panels" has "Death" in it... And now People are Dead in Arizona. - tha malcontent)

Giffords, 40, was among lawmakers who reported 42 threats or acts or vandalism in the first three months of 2010, a big increase over the previous year, law enforcement officers said. Nearly all the threats dealt with the massive health care bill that Giffords and other Democrats enacted over fierce Republican opposition.

("Giffords and other Democrats enacted over fierce Republican opposition."... Fierce... FIERCE!, I tells ya!... Keep going, AP... This is one of your Best Works! - tha malcontent)

In March, someone kicked in or shot out a glass door and side window at Giffords' office in Tucson, a few hours after the House passed the health care measure with her help.

("In March, someone kicked in or shot out a glass door and side window"... Say WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT?... "or shot out"?... What in the HELL is the Evidence of that, AP?... You should be Ashamed of yourselves... Seriously. - tha malcontent)

Giffords also was among about 20 Democrats opposed in last fall's elections by Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee. Palin's Facebook page in March posted a U.S. map with the cross-hairs of a gun scope imposed over each of the 20 Democrats' districts. Gun imagery appeared in various ways in the campaign, often not connected at all with gun rights.

(I wonder if the AP is going to be Honest enough to point out that a DemocRAT in Arizona by the name of Mitchell put a Gun Scope DIRECTLY on the Face of his Opponent, Republican Hayworth in an Ad?... Probably not... Wouldn't fit the Narrative. - tha malcontent)

"We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list," Giffords said at the time. "The way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they've got to realize there are consequences to that action."

(Consequences like Giffords Legislating Against Sarah when she Wins the Election... But don't Worry, the "Free Press" will Paint this as Giffords Fearing for her Life over Sarah Palin using Bob Beckel's Crosshair Idea during a Campaign... Nope, Sarah wasn't the first, a DemocRAT Thought that up and Employed it WAY before Sarah was an Issue. - tha malcontent)

Palin's Facebook page had the following comment in the hours after the shooting:

"My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today's tragic shooting in Arizona."

(That BITCH!... - tha malcontent)

Ferocious comments, and even occasional violence, certainly animate American politics from time to time; witness the bloody drive for racial equality and desegregation, and the antiwar protests, of the 20th century. The question now, and again, is how much is too much, and how hot is too hot, in political discourse.

"Anger and hate fuel reactions," said Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, whose Arizona district also includes parts of Tucson. He said he was not assessing blame, and Saturday's shootings might be the work of "a single nut." But he said the nation must assess the fallout of "an atmosphere where the political discourse is about hate, anger and bitterness ."

(Don't let a Good Tragedy go to Waste, DemocRAT!... "There should be a Law!"... - tha malcontent)

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs said in a statement: "While we do not know the motives for today's attack, we do know that it cannot be viewed apart from the climate of violence and the degradation of civil society that are anathema to democracy."

The suspected shooter, Jared Loughner, complained about the government in online diatribes that also spoke in scattered ways of currency, terrorism and "mind control." But what might have driven him to violence has not been established.

(The AP Knows a LOT More about this guy... They are Limiting it for Obvious Reasons. Before the AP and it's Children make this about REPUBLICans, let's not forget that a REPUBLICan Judge is DEAD at the Hands of this Psycho... I wonder why that's not the Focus? - tha malcontent)

"We don't yet know what provoked this unspeakable act," President Barack Obama said from the White House. "We are going to get to the bottom of this."

("We are going to get to the Bottom of this?"... I can Imagine the Bottom is going to be a VERY LOW Place when it finally comes. - tha malcontent)

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EDITOR'S NOTE — Charles Babington has covered politics from Washington since 1987.

 

Read the Original, full of ALL of it's Reactionary Emotion by the AP on the day of the Shooting here:

 

Tucson rampage casts light on toxic political tone - SFGate

 

Tucson rampage casts light on toxic political tone

 

January 08, 2011|By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press


Credit: Ross D. Franklin 2011-01-08 19:29:00 PST Washington, , United States — (01-08) 19:29 PST

 

WASHINGTON, CA (AP) - Politicians of all stripes are bound to be haunted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' warning, 10 months before she was shot, to cool the rhetoric.

It's been a year or more of raw politics, with anger spilling over on both sides and gun-related metaphors coming loosely from the lips of some candidates and activists. Giffords, a figurative target of the right, on Saturday became the actual target of a gunman who shot her through the head and killed at least five others. She was critically wounded.

The gunman's motive is not known.

But in Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff Clarence Dupnik suggested "all this vitriol" in recent political discourse might be connected to Saturday's shootings. "This may be free speech," he told reporters, "but it's not without consequences."

 

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