Monday, January 10, 2011

New Realities

New Realities are emerging from the aftermath of this weekend's assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Like them or not, they are here. Yes, I initially claimed Tea Party involvement in this action and claimed responsibility for this act of from Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. While, yes, they did not have any DIRECT involvement in the assassination attempt from Saturday - they DEFINITELY have an indirect impact. Here, Mark Mardell claims the same on a BBC blog.

It's interesting that foreign blog posts see the issue in the same light as here. So when Fox News claims there is some sort of spin from the left, I guess that argument doesn't carry much weight. It is a new reality here. Sarah Palin used the "gun" crosshairs on her PAC site. That message has ramifications. Those played out Saturday. She claims they are "surveyor crosshairs" but anyone who knows her "Don't Retreat, Reload" comment know that those crosshairs are NOT a surveyor symbol. With all the hatred spewed towards the left from those right wing commentators at Fox News, one can not simply stay put and not direct some of the blame towards them. They created the hyper-partisan political climate we are in now. So Sarah Palin et al., deal with the consequences...

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