This Is Who Was Shot In Arizona

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“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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Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting this was all a terrible, terrible mistake.

One thought on “This Is Who Was Shot In Arizona”

  1. Even if the young man in custody is not directly affiliated with the TEA Party and their ultra-conservative allies, if he was “inspired” by the increasingly inflammatory speech coming from the far Right, they bear a lot of the blame nonetheless. And I think they know it.

    Watch the far-right try to backpedal on their inflammatory speech of the last few years. Watch them try to deny that calling their opponents – whether Dems or moderate Repubs – un-American and traitors leads to violence. Watch Palin try to explain that she wasn’t *really* calling for people to shoot folks she disagreed with when she put their photos up with crosshairs on them.

    The whole mess makes me sick. What is my country coming to?

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