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There has been a shooting in Arizona. From FOX News:
Rep. Giffords in Intensive Care After Being Shot in the Head at Public Event
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in an intensive care unit following surgery for a gunshot wound in the head at close range, the University of Arizona Medical Center announced Saturday afternoon.

Dr. Peter Rhee, a surgeon and chief of the trauma, critical care and emergency surgery, said he is "very optimistic" about the congresswoman's recovery.

However, Federal District Judge John M. Roll was shot and killed during the town-hall style event outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson.

At least 19 people were shot at Giffords' "Congress on Your Corner" event, including three members of the Democratic congresswoman's staff in Arizona. Five have died, including one of Giffords' aides and a 9-year-old girl. Several others are in critical condition at the university hospital.
The shooter was a nutcase named Jared Lee Loughner. What is sickening to me beyond this tragedy is the way the left are spinning this as being the fault of the conservatives and the TEA party. Paul Krugman is especially egregious in this:
Assassination Attempt In Arizona
A Democratic Congresswoman has been shot in the head; another dozen were also shot.

We don�t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was. She�s been the target of violence before. And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target, the answer is that she�s a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist. (Her father says that �the whole Tea Party� was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin�s infamous �crosshairs� list.

Just yesterday, Ezra Klein remarked that opposition to health reform was getting scary. Actually, it�s been scary for quite a while, in a way that already reminded many of us of the climate that preceded the Oklahoma City bombing.

You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we�re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it�s long past time for the GOP�s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.
Hey Paul -- time to do a little research for once. Here is a screencap of the moke's Youtube page (since deleted):
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Bad grammar aside, look at his list of favorite books - Communist Manifesto? Mein Kampf? What member of the TEA party would consider these to be favorite books? Books that are important to read and study? YES only to know the enemy. Favorite? No. Ed Driscol summed it up best when he said:
It�s kind of disgusting when you hear someone is shot and the first thing you do is try to figure out how to fit the terrible news to your political worldview. Blame the gunman.
Indeed. My prayers are out to all and I sincerely hope that the gunman spends a very long time in prison contemplating his actions. From the looks of his Youtube and Facebook pages, he was not expecting to live past today. UPDATE: more at Doug Ross (screencaps of his Youtube videos), Michelle Malkin (screencap of some now-redacted DailyKos asshattery) and Hot Air (more Youtube lunacy) Hillbuzz gets downright spooky with Daily Kos screencaps from two days ago:
IS DAILY KOS INVOLVED IN ARIZONA MURDERS? �My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!� � eerie Daily Kos hit piece on Gabrielle Giffords just two days before assassination attempt; repeated use of word �dead� in relation to Giffords just 48 hours before she and a dozen others were fired upon. UPDATE: Daily Kos scrubs �dead to me� thread but screengrabs document everything; UPDATE: school classmates and former friends describe shooter Jared Lee Loughner as committed Leftist

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