“Our democracy is a light, a beacon really around the world because we effect change at the ballot box and not because of these, you know, outbursts of violence in certain cases, and the yelling and you know, it’s just, we know change is important, it’s part of our process, and it’s really important that we focus on the fact that we have a democratic process.” –Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
If this shooter — apparently a young male — turns out to be a Tea Party member, then this conservative movement — which has been goddamn seen ignorantly fomenting violence by everyone who’s not fucking stupid or blind — needs to disband in shame.
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