Hey, I'm just trying to be first.
Not to make light of the horrific tragedy that took place in Tuscon AZ on Saturday, but the drive-by media and their minions are already painting conservatism and conservatives as the guilty party in all of this.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has somehow miraculously survived a gunshot to the head. Several others were not as lucky. It is a senseless tragedy. The gunman Jared Lee Loughner is clearly deranged. The anti-gun left, so eager to pin this on Sarah Palin and conservatism, have wasted no time making such dubious links in public. It's not even known if this nut-burger has any particular political allegiances or influences.
Remember the massacre in Fort Hood, TX? Or, the murder at the Arkansas Army recruitment office that took place last year? Hard right conservatives got zero traction throwing multicultural tolerance up against the wall. These were hate crimes if you want to call them that, Muslim hatred for the American military, nonetheless few blamed liberalism or specific leftists. Why? Because it was ridiculous to do so. It's just as ridiculous to blame right-wingers and especially Sarah Palin for this. Sorry, but people can be convinced of anything if it is repeated enough. Lies and smears can be embedded far easier than they can be removed. When they find that there wasn't any connection whatsoever between Jared Loughner and any aspect of the conservative movement will that be remembered? Probably not.
God Bless Giffords and the other innocent souls, my heart breaks for them. Let's not go blaming the sky for the darkness...