Blame Game

Every time a shocking, violent event occurs as it did yesterday in the shootings in Tucson, AZ.,  politics rears its ugly head.

It did yesterday and it continues today.

The Tea Party, Republicans and Sarah Palin get blamed for the actions of a crazed person. How ridiculous!

Paul Krugman of the New York Times joined in the political games and blamed Republicans. The Daily Kos and Crooks and Liars blames Sarah Palin. So does Keith Olbermann who adds Allen West, Bill O’Reilly, the Tea Party, Sharron Angle and Glenn Beck.

Jane Fonda tweets, “Sarah Palin holds  responsibility as does the violence provoking rhetoric of the Tea Party. It isn’t enough that Palin just removed the map of Giffords’ district with gun crosshairs off her website. She holds responsibility.”

Fonda goes on to blame Glenn Beck, too.

Nevermind that the shooter liked “Mein Kampff” and “The Communist Manifesto.” I guess all right wingers love them.

Nevermind that Sarah Palin knows what it’s like to be a target and has a daughter herself about the age of the 9 year old killed.

Nevermind that a classmate of the gunman said he has become reclusive in 2007. Catie Parker  said “as I knew him he was leftwing, quite liberal and oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.”

Can’t they manage to work George W. Bush into it, too?

The greater ramifications are that it paves the way for increased intrusion into our privacy. It’s already being done with the new FCC internet rules. Laughner’s YouTube videos give the government ammunition to go further.

Let’s hope Congress restrains them.

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