What happened to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson Arizona is outrageous. But, what is happening now, and what I’m hearing and reading about it NOW, is in its own way even MORE outrageous.
First off . . . I’ve heard that this is the worst thing that can happen. That’s not true. It might very well be true that it’s the worst thing that could have happened to the Giffords and her family. But it is certainly not the worst thing that could have happened.
Go tell that to the mother and father of the beautiful nine-year-old girl with so much talent and promise who was gunned down before she had a chance to even begin to live her life, that the worst thing that could have happened was the shooting of a woman who had already lived a good part of her life with great success and accomplishments.
Go tell it to the friends and families of the other 5 murdered people, that the worst thing that could have happened wasn’t what happened to them, but was in fact what happened to the Congresswoman.
I’ve heard members of Congress say that we are all friends, and what happens to one of us happens to all of us. And that too is a problem.
People do not elect candidates to go to office to become friends. They vote for their candidates to represent them, and couldn’t give a rat’s ass if they become friends with their political peers or not.
As a matter of fact, MOST people would be pleased if their representatives carried on the business of the people without joining a mutual admiration society. Or an insider club that is a political family of sorts.
Why should they mourn the shooting of ONE OF THEIR OWN more than the murder of the nine year old?
Also – To me, it is an obscenity that the business of Congress should be suspended because of this shooting. It should NOT have been brought to a halt of any kind. The people’s business goes on no matter what happens, because that’s the way this Republic was established.
Even if a President falls, the Vice President almost immediately becomes the President and carries on the People’s Business. If the Vice President should fall before a new Vice President is sworn into office, the Speaker of the House almost immediately becomes the President and continues to carry on the People’s Business. Because that’s the way it is.
BLAME – BLAME – BLAME!
The most egregious thing that I’ve been hearing from the LEFT over this tragedy is the BLAME-GAME. Blame the Tea Parties. Blame the Conservative Talk-Show Hosts. And Blame the Conservative Bloggers.
What about blaming an INSANE person with an INSANE belief who pulled the trigger because he was NUTS?
If the LEFT, Obama INCLUDED try to make this horrific event an excuse to pass the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” to silence Conservative Talk Show Hosts, or to affect controls on the Internet, it will be a mistake that will invite anger beyond anything the LEFT can imagine.
When I hear politicians and pundits demanding MORE security for politicians, I have to hold my head in wonder. I am 60 years old. And in all my years, how many Senators and/or Members of the House have been attacked? Let alone killed for political purposes?
The USA isn’t Mexico where politics are settled by a bullet. And for politicians and pundits to even suggest that one act of a deranged person is reason to even further separate the politicians from the electorate is an affront to everything that America stands for.
The other obscenity belongs to the News Media – ALL OF THEM, including FOX News, which have taken this depraved act of violence and misery and have made it into a ghoulish form of entertainment.
What the News Media are peddling as “BREAKING NEWS” is nothing more than regurgitated information repackaged and repackaged again ad nausea.
How many times do they want the public to hear the same few unimportant 911 calls? Or the heart-torn parents of the murdered nine year old? Or the story of the woman who wrestled the clip from the maniac? Or the political intern who rushed to the fallen Congresswoman? Or the two guys who wrestled the murderer to the ground. Or the doctors who keep saying over and over again that the shot was a “through and through”? Or the JERK-OFF Sheriff who is blaming Conservatives through innuendo? Or the STUPID LEFTIST Arizona State Senator (Linda Lopez) who blamed the Tea Parties before she even knew what happened.
All of the above was news the first, second . . . and perhaps the 20th time it was reported. But how is any of this recycled “stuff’ news now?
This ISN’T news, it’s VOYEURISM of the worst kind. It’s no different than the rubberneckers who tie-up traffic trying to get a glimpse of the blood and gore at the scene of an accident.
When people say that they have no respect or trust in their politicians or their media, it is for good reason. And perhaps that is why the people are turning to Conservative Radio and the Conservative Bloggers in huge numbers.
What happened in the parking lot in front of that Tucson Safeway on Saturday (January 8, 2011) was horrible. But, what is happening now, and what will probably happen as a result of the shooting will be even worse, since the shooting of one House Member at the hands of a very mentally disturbed person is not a game-changer, but the charges against the Conservative Media, Bloggers and Tea Parties as those who are responsible for this act of depravity will be a game-changer.
I keep hearing from the LEFT how divided and angry America is, pointing fingers at the Right.
Yes, the people are angry and divided. VERY angry and VERY divided, we saw that in the November mid-term elections when the people threw out the Democrats.
The LEFT is damned right that the electorate is divided and angry. And they will become even more divided and even angrier as long as the LEFT led by the likes of Obama, Pelosi and Reid continue to play fast and loose with the US Constitution, the Rights and Freedoms of the American People, the People’s hard earned money, and the very future and EXCEPTIONALISM of the United States of America.
But, what happened this past Saturday to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords had nothing whatsoever to do with that anger. And blaming this LEFTIST Troika makes as much sense in this circumstance as blaming Conservatives.
What happened has everything to do with a madman who was nothing more and nothing less than a ticking time bomb waiting to go off at any time. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Unfortunately for the Giffords and the other people who were shot, INCLUDING the six who died, that time was Saturday January 8, 2011.
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Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov