I’m not a political zealot. I will opine on the climate in the country from time to time, but that’s about it.
And I’m not one for political rigidity, either. When I wave an American flag, I don’t think about my arm going too far left or too far right. I just wave it. And frankly, I’m a bit turned off when I witness the silly vitriol spewed from either side of the political fence. I say this as a woman who aligns herself politically with Republican party, but not completely and certainly, not lately. Sometimes I feel that I lean Republican because I’m so turned off by the Democrats. This is nothing new; I’ve written about my growing disdain many times. I hate that the party has morphed into something so unpleasant. It consists of hypocrites, whiners and finger pointers. Dems have become masters at asessing blame and sloughing off responsibility for their own political missteps. The Clintons and James Carville I think, have played major roles in the runination of the party and that began in the early 90’s. Sadly, the conniving continues.
And right now, that’s evident with what’s happening in the wake of the tragic shootings in Arizona. There are several Liberals with public pulpits who are attempting in the most outlandish ways, to push their anti Conservative agendas by linking lunatic killer Jared Loughner to the Tea Party. The Tea Party is getting hit hard because of its so-called “militant rhetoric”. Sarah Palin is getting her fair share of criticism, too for that PAC target image she used. I’m decidedly not a Palin fan and while I feel this and her ” “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD” Tweet comment were over the top, they certainly weren’t meant to be taken seriously.
To blame Palin is to also blame Target stores and the cross hairs logo they use. Incendiary, right? And while we’re at it, let’s demand that reruns of the sitcom “Just Shoot Me” be pulled. And by all means, let’s get ALL McCarthy on the movie, “Top Gun”.
But I ask you, how is what Palin said any worse than something The Daily Kos posted recently? It’s my understanding that this leftist litter box published an article recently in which the author stated that “Gabrielle Gifford was “dead to me.” The headline read: “My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me! ” The article was rife with complaint after complaint about the Giffords. I understand it has since been pulled.
But we don’t hear anything about that, do we? I abhor the double standard.
Conservatives didn’t kill those six people in Tuscon. Loughner did and he did it because he’s insane. He needed crazed grandiosity and fed that need by grabbing headlines with his murderous intent. Oh yes, he is most definitely insane and I say that without any formal education in human behavior. It’s obvious. The killer’s political ideology is incoherent and certainly not anchored on either the left or the right. And seriously, what difference would political affiliation make in this case? What would it matter? If someone goes to a political rally in front of a Safeway in Tuscon and kills six people and wounds 15 others, shouldn’t the title “insane” matter far more than whether he or she is a Republican or Democrat?
He is crazy…nuts. He’s a whack job in search of a padded cell. Well, he certainly found what he was looking for and sadly, it came with a horrific price tag attached. Therefore, this has more to do with a psychologically fractured man who consistently fell through the cracks of a fractured system than gun control.
Want to place blame somewhere? I say health care is ripe for the picking.