The attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Gifford’s life and accompanying murders/injuries on Saturday shows just how fractured our national psyche has become. The self-same media that warned us not to judge the Ft. Hood shooter jumped on this like a hungry dog. Shame on them.
The Brits get it. Regular (read non-elite) Americans get it. Most also believe the Arizona sheriff is hiding possible negligence in his department. Why else would he be spouting such a wide variety of conspiracy theories?
Michelle Malkin has a one-stop primer on the left’s hate we have to put up with.
People are grieving here. Get over yourselves.
Like I said, “Stuff I’m Tired Of.”
UPDATE: More from Moe Lane.
UPDATE II: Dr. Melissa Clothier voices my concern exactly!
Now, here’s the thing about the lefties jumping in…they know better. They know how the media cycle works and they want to drive a narrative a certain direction because their lens is purely political. This is not the first time they’ve seized the crisis– Time’s Square, the Holocaust Museum shooter, the DC sniper and on and on–were all falsely tied to conservative ideology.
Normal people feel the pain, horror and fear of these events. It cuts across partisan lines.
It’s wrong. It’s shameful. These actions deprive Americans of a normal shock – sadness – anger – resolution cycle. They stunt our emotional I.Q. nationally. And yes, the Leftists contributed to the poisoned political environment they ostensibly despise. They created cynicism in a moment of pure human sorrow.
It’s another subtle way the culture gets degraded just a bit more and the greater truth of love and life and loss gets buried in a sea of petty calumny.
Read the whole thing.