First of all, acting as if Sarah Palin invented poor choices in words is beyond ridiculous. Lots of people have used really bad metaphors in trying to get others motivated for their cause. (and lets not even start on Hollywood who glamorizes assassinations - protect your precious celebrities!) Who hasn't said, "rally the troops"? Does that mean I am inciting people to pick up weapons and go on a rampage? Please, it's a fricken metaphor.
Then it was the rush to blame conservative news outlets. Have any of you idiots even watched Glenn Beck? The man bursts into tears OFTEN, then talks about the founding fathers and ALWAYS denounces violence as a means to get heard. I've reviewed his most recent transcripts, and have viewed one or two of his shows around election time (I was bored). It's a soap opera of a history lesson and anecdotes. Bill O'Reilly? He's a pretty fair guy. Usually presents opposing views and then whips up the "you decide"!
You know what's really sad? On Saturday as this goes down, Fox News broadcast updates with minimal, if any, speculation into WHY this psycho did this. I went to MSNBC to see if they had more updates than Fox, and guess what? Already pinning it on the conservatives. Instead of mourning the losses, they already had the finger pointed. Didn't even print the facts like, this person lists one of his favorite books as communist manifesto... Please show me ONE conservative who even tolerates that book. Oh, or how about the fact that he's pissed off having to pay for school? In his YouTube videos, he was thought education was a free right. Something that recently, Glenn Beck and Rushie have been AGAINST. Look at this person's track record in general! He likely wasn't even pissed off at Congresswoman Giffords for a real political reason. He thought she was unintelligent and was really upset about literacy. Hello? I don't think this guy is a liberal either. I'm smart enough to understand a mentally unstable person from someone who's involved in politics. Are you?
My point is, the very biased liberal sheriff in Pima County has started a firestorm. Pointing a finger at people, whoa) like Gabby Giffords and b) haven't done anything but exercise their first amendment in a legal and non threatening way, is making this event about the wrong thing. People DIED. And the first thing you want to do is incriminate Sarah Palin who's not the brightest bulb, my grandparents and the TEA party movement, and Fox News? Watch Fox News. Seriously. Watch it objectively and fact check it. I DARE YOU.
Until then, please mourn the losses and stop blaming innocent people for something they are just as horrified and sad about. Blame the shooter because that's who pulled the trigger.