Found this on DU:
t is very possible (likely, in fact) that the shooting in Arizona was not, in the truest sense, a political act. The shooter might have been responding to the voices in his head more than anything else. Sometimes nutty people turn their rage against folks in the public eye for no reasons that make sense to anybody else. That is probably the case here.
However, that does not let folks like the Tea Partiers, Sarah Palin and others off the hook.
Sometimes, though, I think they really ARE sending out dog whistles to the unknown nuts out there.
Because who would let go of such a sweet opportunity to feel superior?
So what if the shooter started his Gifford fixation long before the Tea Party existed or Palin was known nationally?
(In fact, as local media notes, the good sheriff is responsible for not acting on the many reports of death threats from the shooter it received)
Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system.
It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved …
We have decided that crazy people no longer get their messages from outer space but from Sarah Palin only, via dog whistles! So there.
Some don’t even want to concede it wasn’t political – like the resident freeper
5. If you shoot a member of Congress in public, it is political.
Every time. What his precise motivations were remains to be seen, but it was patently a political act. Permalink
You shoot a politician, it’s political. I wonder if that made John Lennon’s assassin a musician?
Some say it was political, but maybe not partisan, while some won’t even concede that point
12. Okay, I’ll Bite
Can you show us his political platform and how it differed from the teabaggers?
The one thing I know is that he was a “gold standard” kind of guy…just like Beck! Permalink
So, don’t let the facts get in the way of a good fund raiser!
And don’t forget to…get in their faces!
Like the Bushies before them, they are knowingly manufacturing reality to suit their agenda (which is limited to “get the other guys”) and let the sane people worry about logic. They have a score to settle!