Originally Posted by Donkey®
What this incident did though was bring it to a level where a discussion can happen.
Why? How was it relevant? It was just an excuse for haters to hate. Shame they had to use this tragedy to hate on Republicans rather than address the issue..
When the incident happened it could just have easily been assumed it was an illegal immigrant who pulled the trigger because of the geographic location, crime trends in the region and her political views. But for some reason the haters had to assume it was a conservative issue. Imagine if the entire media started harping on illegal immigration in response to this, then when proven to have no correlation everyone continued to rant on and on about illegal immigration in response to this shooting. You would think everyone was retarded. That's exactly how we feel.
It also doesn't make sense. Look at the past few years of history. It hasn't been the Tea Partiers or the Eagles or conservatives who have been engaging in political violence or illegal activity in the name of a political movement. We saw Corrado assault a group of senior citizens at a rally, we had numerous instances of union thugs assaulting conservatives at political events, we had black panthers engaging in intimidation at the polls, we had dozens of liberals getting arrested at events where not a single Tea Partier was. And somehow we are all to believe that conservative rhetoric is what is dangerous in America...