Enough!There's no doubt, according to the twit, that Loughner heard some of it. There's also no evidence, so we've got a dilemma here.
We've let the haters and bullies lead the political and moral conversation for far too long.
The national dialogue has descended into a fusillade of hate from politicians, political operatives and TV and radio pundits.
There's no doubt Jared Loughner heard some of it before madness overtook him and he murdered six people and nearly killed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside a Tucson supermarket on Saturday.
"Crazy talk encourages crazy people," says David Helvarg, an ecological activist whose niece Johanna Justin-Jinich was murdered by an anti-Semite.Now while I'll send sympathies to Mr. Helvarg, his niece was murdered by someone who was obviously unhinged with absolutely no political motivation. Since when is an ecological activist a go-to source to analyze this current story?
No one knows if Loughner ever saw Sarah Palin's Facebook map, which put Giffords' district in cross hairs.Wait, no one knows? But you just declared "There's no doubt Jared Loughner heard some of it before madness overtook him". Which is it? Is there no doubt, or does no one know?
No one knows if Loughner, who was obsessed with ultraconservative issues like big government and the need to back currency with gold, was influenced by Glenn Beck or Sen. Rand Paul.
How incoherent can an argument be? Oh, and how did Senator Rand Paul suddenly get lumped in there?
South Carolina state Sen. Jake Knotts calling his Sikh-descended rival Nikki Haley, "a f--king raghead."Funny how she doesn't mention the exhaustive list of leftwing vitriol. Yet she does give the left some scant attention:
Nevada Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle saying if that people rise up in revolt against a liberal Congress: "The first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out."
Ann Coulter saying her only regret about Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh is that "he did not go to the New York Times Building."
And of course Glenn Beck's musing: "I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it."
It's not just the right wingers. There are the anti-everything radical survivalists and militias.
And, of course, there are the loonies on the left that throw hateful words like "Nazis" and "racists" at people who oppose their ideas, portray American soldiers as murderers and praise terrorists who have vowed to destroy America.Conveniently, she doesn't call them out by name. But a casual remark from 16 years ago uttered by a satirist can be recalled at her fingertips, no doubt thanks to her friends from Media Matters.