Monday, January 10, 2011
Tyrants watering the tree of Liberty with the blood of Patriots! Which way will this go?
Remember Tea partier Michelle Bachmann saying liberty will be refreshed in our country ? That was a rewrite in code of Thomas Jefferson: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants" Now we are seeing the awful fruit of all the instigation by Bachmann, Palin, and others to Rile the people against the Government and pick up arms. We have been seeing since Obama was elected so called lone wolfs killing cops and performing acts of violence against the Government and the so called main stream Republicans did nothing to reel this in. Vitriol' in politics cited as U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition after a shooting rampage at a Tucson shopping center that has shaken the nation
Instead they whipped up the fervor to use it to get themselves elected. Now they see the horror they have unleashed against Democrats and the country and fear for themselves but this is not going to be quieted gently. Within minutes of the first reports Saturday that Representative Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, and a score of people with her had been shot in Tucson, pages began disappearing from the Web.
One was Sarah Palin’s infamous “cross hairs” map from last year, which showed a series of contested Congressional districts, including Ms. Gifford's, with gun targets trained on them.A Turning Point in the Discourse but in which direction?
Is it just a coincidence that this horrible event against one of our few fine well intentioned elected officials happened in Arizona? I think not! I have a couple of gun toting brothers who now call Arizona home. One happens to live in Tucson down the street from where this happened. The other is in the Government in Kingman. He thought it was okay to carry weapons at events like this and I was afraid something like this would happen and now it has. I wonder what he thinks now?
We aren't talking about the wild west but Arizona has been a breeding ground for violence against the Government. Remember Timothy McVeighTimothy McVeigh of Kingman Arizona Wikipedia, anti-Government rants and blood might have to be spilled
Arizona has become the hotbed for anti Government nutcases the way Florida has become the hotbed for child molesters and perverts. Anyway it is too late but so called lawmakers on Sunday called for toning down of the political rhetoric in Washington and across the country after a shooting in Tucson. Speaking to CNN Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois said "We live in a world of violent images and violent words, but those of us in public life and the journalists who cover us should be thoughtful in response to this and try to bring down the rhetoric, which I'm afraid has become pervasive in our discussion of political issues," Republicans should have paid heed to this before!
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, told CNN, "We have to be very careful about imputing the motives or the actions of a deranged individual to any particular group of Americans who have their own political beliefs." He added, "We ought to cool it, tone it down, treat each other with great respect, respect each other's ideas and even on difficult issues like immigration or taxes or health care law, do our best not to inflame passions." It is too frigging late, they have been instigating these so called lone wolf's since Obama was elected.
Other lawmakers from both sides of the aisle echoed those comments across the Sunday political talk shows. Their message: While the motivation of the gunman remains unknown, it is time to dial back the fury that has overtaken so much of the U.S. political discourse. "This ought to be a wake-up call to not only the members of Congress but to the people of this country that we are headed in the wrong direction," said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Congress meets a lot but it rarely comes together."
He added, "We've got to watch what we say, and we're not doing it. It starts in campaigns." We all knew it and have been warning but we do not matter and we all know it takes two sides to Tango!
While not stating a motive for the shootings, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik in Tucson used a nationally televised press conference to condemn the tone of political discourse in his state. He charged that public debate is now "vitriolic rhetoric" that has rendered Arizona "the mecca for prejudice and bigotry."
Dupnik suggested that such rhetoric can have deadly consequences."We need to do some soul searching," Dupnik told reporters. "It's the vitriolic rhetoric that we hear day in and day out from people in the radio business and some people in the TV business. "When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government, the anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this county is getting to be outrageous. Unfortunately, Arizona, I think, has become sort of the capital," Dupnik, a Democrat, continued.
"We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry," he said. Arizona is a Republican stronghold where the party members hold a two-thirds majority in both chambers of the legislature and occupy the governor's office.
"People who are unbalanced may be especially susceptible to vitriol," Dupnik said. "It's not unusual for all public officials to get threatened constantly, myself included. That's the sad thing that's going on in America. Pretty soon we're not going to be able to find reasonable people to subject themselves to serving the public." Lawmakers say it is time to cool the political Rhetoric It is too late Republicans did their damage!
* In closing: The Sheriff of Pina County is right , Arizona is the countries breeding ground for bigotry and hate but it has spread throughout the entire country. It is a bit late for mainstream Republicans to ratchet this down but better late than never. We can hope! All votes and talk in the Capital on repealing health care and other contentious issues have been canceled for a week but they will continue eventually. However this shooting of a pro health care Democrat will change everything now!