Saturday, January 08, 2011

Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford

was shot in the head at a constituent event in Arizona. A federal judge and a nine year old girl were killed.
From TPM:

Giffords has dealt with several violent incidents in the last year, mostly related to the health care reform vote. In August 2009 at another "Congress on Your Corner" event at a Douglas, AZ Safeway, one attendee dropped a gun. Her office was vandalized in March 2010 after the health care vote. That same month, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) put Giffords on SarahPAC's "target" list with a gun site over her district. Giffords' opponent in a tough reelection campaign last fall, tea partier Jesse Kelly (R), reportedly held an event in June 2010 in which supporters were invited to shoot an M-16 with him to "Get On Target For Victory."

Update - The Congresswoman is still alive, in critical condition.

Then of course, there was this map on the SarahPAC website. It was taken down within the last 30 minutes.

1 comment:

DissedBelief said...

This WAS AND HAS been the prediction of what was going to happen. The GOP of their particular brand of hate, the teabaggers and their particular brands of dispicable hate were brewing home grown terrorism all along - gosh - who would'a guessed? When you shoot a friend in the face, create a war for booty, demand political goals from getting them "in your cross hairs", declare water boarding to be within guideless of civilized behavior and shoot defenseless animals from a helicopter - THIS IS WHAT YOU GET!! Welcome to the new Amerika - welcome to our new nation of Amerikaners! I hope all those who voted for this are proud of themselves for indeed each and every one who voted for the right is personally responsible for this tragedy!