Liberals Comment on Arizona Shooting

Being a member in good standing, I guess, of Move On (well, I’m on their e mail list, at least), I got this from Move On regarding the Arizona shootings:

Dear MoveOn member,

This is a tragic day for America.

As you may have already heard, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 17 other people were shot today at an event near Tucson.

Right now, Rep. Giffords is in critical condition, and there are reports are that at least five people have been killed, including a young child of about nine years old and Justice John M. Roll, the chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. We’ve created a Facebook page where we can all post prayers and thoughts for Rep. Giffords, the other victims and their families…

I have to say, quite impressed – just an impassioned plea for people to reach out to those who have suffered loss during this tragedy. But, if you head over to the Facebook page, you’ll find that things aren’t all that good in liberal-land:

It’s Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Glenn Beck. THIS IS THEIR FAULT. They have made millions off of their hatefulness towards Democrats and liberals. Maybe we can try them all on criminal conspiracy to inspire hate crimes against people on the left side of the political spectrum. They are nothing less than evil…

…A sad day in America when horrific acts like this occur. Perhaps, politicians and certain radio media will think twice about how their rants, ravings and incendiary comments can push certain unbalanced individuals over the edge.We don’t need anymore “reload” comments from Palin either…

…This is the result of the vitriolic poison that has been going around from the right wing talking heads. Sarah Palin and her ilk and Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh have stirred up this furor to the point where it had to come to a head…

…We are supposed to be entering into a new age of change. This and what the republicans are already doing to dismember protections for the environment, to ensure more money for the rich, to further drive the economy into collapse is the wrong kind of change. This misguided and possibly demented young man has hurt us all-both those directly affected and those witness to the kind of madness wild rhetoric produces in the unbalanced…

…This is not an isolated incident, but is the result of vile provocation of the right wing rabble rousers ,Beck, Limbaugh et al…

…The right wing is not exonerated because the perpetrator is scattered politically and deranged mentally. The atmosphere of contempt that they have created (using talk radio and Faux News) has caused a camouflaging fog to descend on our nation, allowing crazies to pass armed and unchallenged among us…

…Sarah Palin with her constant “metaphors” about guns, targets, etc., makes crimes like this seem OK in the minds of unbalanced people. Will she and her Tea Party cohorts understand their responsibility for causing tragedies like this one?…

…I lay some of the blame on Sarah Palin who put out info in the Spring with Rep Giffords in the crosshairs(bullseye like)…

…Brought to us, courtesy of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, and their friends at Fox News. A tragic day for the victims and families of those who sought to practice democracy in their neighborhood. Thank you, too, Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes, Heritage Foundation, the NRA, and Fox and Friends. The mad and crazy could not do it without you…

…May this horrible tragedy have an impact on such horrifying creations as Sarah Palins “targets” map, actually suggesting graphically such use of violence with guns upon political opponents…

…This senseless and violent act against Rep. Giffords and other innocent bystanders may be the catalyst that ends the mean-spirited and toxic rantings of the likes of Limbaugh, Levine, Ingraham, Savage and Hannity, who have polluted our airwaves and the minds of susceptible individuals for far too long…

…We must oppose this atmosphere of violence in this country perpetrated by political leaders and radical talk show hosts…

…The words of Sarah Palin and many others amount to hate speech and incitement to violence, and should be treated as criminal acts…

Uh, Houston, we have a problem – there is, indeed, a great deal of insanity in this nation…such as saying that Sarah Palin incites violence, while not one comment in the entire Facebook thread suggested that, just perhaps, the glorification of violence in our popular culture might play a role in these events. Of course not – the violence is glorified by Hollywood types, and so its ok…

But this is our left, people – convinced that we on the right are a bunch of blood thirsty would-be killers, just waiting to be set off by the next Rush Limbaugh show, or Palin Facebook entry. This was too widespread a type of liberal response – the talking points could not have got out this quickly. This is liberals speaking from the heart…

UPDATE: Jennifer Rubin notes

You can almost hear the disappointment from the left that he was a pothead rather than a Tea Partyer.

UPDATE II: A run down of violent rhetoric from the left…if we’re to start prosecuting people for this (as some on the left are calling), then Krugman, Kos and Klein (….the “KKK”, as it were, of the left) will have to go to jail along with Rush.

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