Sunday, January 09, 2011

George Packer in The New Yorker acknowledges that Jared Loughner's mental illness is the source of the killings in Tucson, but implies nevertheless that those on the right are the the only irresponsible ones in politics. Does this guy ever read The Daily Kos or The Democratic Underground? How about reading some of the twitters yesterday saying that Sarah Palin has blood on her hands, even though there's no evidence whatsoever that Loughner was influenced by her or any other conservatives. His main gripe seemed to be with the Pima Community College.

This is why I don't waste my time with these morons. I'd rather confront the overzealous one on the right than be brainwashed by the left. Polarization takes two; otherwise it's just marginalization, and hate is corrosive and begets more hatred.

Jack Shafer knocks down all the nonsense that this had anything to use with crosshair symbols or bullseyes or any kind of political rhetoric. Loughner is not Tim McVeigh. Sorry folks.


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