I’ve been out all day and just returned home and read the news, and I’m still trying to digest it all. We already know who, what, when and where; we don’t know why, but of course we have a lot of clues.
It will be interesting to see how the Right Wing Nut Jobs spin it, and I will look forward to David Brooks and Cokie Roberts immediately saying both sides do it. But of course, both sides don’t. I’ve yet to hear of a leftist firebombing a clinic, assassinating a doctor in his church, flying a plane into an IRS office building, or blowing up a federal building. Yet somehow, I’m sure we will be told that it is an isolated incident, a lone wolf, doesn’t mean anything, keep moving, keep moving.
Hate radio will not be contrite in the slightest, and Glenn Beck will shrug it off like he did the last domestic terrorist he spawned in California. Sharron Angle’s “second amendment remedies” will go undiscussed, and Sarah Palin’s notorious bullseye target graphics (complete with lock and reload rhetoric) will be found faultless. The NRA will come out with one of their usual platitudes about how if the victims had been carrying guns… Lone wolf, isolated incident, single data point, both sides do it.
Please feel free to vent in the comments.