The American left is in hysterics due to one of their own being gunned down by a lone leftist thug. Led by the hypocrite Markos Moulitsas who tweeted "Mission Accomplished, Sarah Palin", effectively declaring the Gifford shooting was her fault because she targeted Giffords district as ripe for taking over in 2010. This tweet even in light of the fact that he himself placed a bullseye on her district in the 2008 primary season begging for a primary challenge against her. Congressman Grijalva is qouted as saying "Whenyou stoke these flames, and you go to public meetings and you scream at the elected officials, you threaten them-you make us expendable you make us part of the cannon fodder.
What an elitist load Grijalva is trying to sell the American people. I have news for Congressman Grijalva; you are expendable. Elected officials are only as good as the next election. Americans do not like elitist representatives like Grijalva talking down to us. Congressman like Grijalva forgot long ago that they are paid servants to the districts. They are not elitists to be idolized. We have the right to peacefully petition our government and its representatives. The American people screamed at public meetings only because left wing radical representatives forgot to listen to their employer. We the people are not in the service of the representatives, no it is the representatives that hold themselves to be better than the people they represent. Representatives like Grijalva have an insatiable ego and they have a desire to be revered. This is disgusting behavior.
Senator Frank Lautenberg says "America must not tolerate . . . inflammatory rhetoric that incites political violence." Yet wasn't America founded on political discord? Doesn't our First Amendment say "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Wasn't it the left that vehemently defended those that would burn the American flag as being a part of free speech. Burning the American flag is a violent act. Yet our left leaning politicians believe that burning the American flag doesn't create violence. The Ameircan left defends the flag burning but now says that inflammatory rhetoric is unacceptable? This is unbelieveable. This is also very hypocritical. The AMerican left prides itself in being political activists. The American left claims the mantle of being for the grassroots. Yet when the silent majority in this country rally around the tea party movement, the American left claim it is out of bounds and attempt to pass laws banning inflammatory language. So the left only agrees with political violence when it is what they believe in?
This is nothing but political blood sport. The left feels they can assail the tea party movement and Palin and the media backs them up. It is a shame that Congresswoman Gifford was shot. This is an act of violence that should not have happened. There is plenty of blame to go around, including the Sheriff who told claimants that they should not file any more criminal complaints against the shooter because it would complicate matters and the shooter was being taken care of by the psych ward. I'm sorry for the loss of life at the hands of a deranged leftiist, but that is no reason to throw the first amanedment out the window or blame Palin for targeting Giffords district, or blame the tea party. The left needs to start listening to the public they serve, stop holding themselves higher than those they serve, begin to take care of those they serve. This is not a political crisis that should be used for poloitical gain. This is not a bloodsport.