Congresswoman’s Shooting, Mass Murder is a Tragedy, Not a Partisan Opportunity
Prayers to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her family, including my fellow USMMA alumnus Mark Kelly, and to those who lost people in the horrific shooting in Arizona earlier today. Such a tragedy, especially when we may never be able to make sense of the actions of a deranged man.
But boy, don’t we try–and unfortunately, not for the right reasons all the time. Among those, is RI Future’s Brian Hull [UPDATE: the post has mysteriously disappeared–here’s the Google cached version of the original post’s heading off of RI Future and here is the version re-posted by RI Feeds–nice try, but the proper action is to apologize and retract, not to make it disappear.], who should be ashamed of himself. I’m surprised at this display of despicable partisanship by Hull and didn’t think he would stoop this low. It’s clear he’s mindlessly parroting the DailyKos line–and a few Democratic Congressmen–who have decided that the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the related mass murder by a deranged individual is a political opportunity to be seized. Hull:
My guess is that the gunman was a right-wing Tea Party zealot who buys into the “Democrats are destroying America” messaging.
I know nothing about the man who shot Gabby, and what was going through his mind when he did this. But I will tell you this — if he shot Gabby out of hatred, then it wasn’t Gabby he was shooting, but rather some cartoon version of her, drawn by her political opposition.