Skip to comments.Rep. Grijalva: After Giffords Shooting, Tea Party and Palin Better Watch It
Posted on 01/08/2011 7:32:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
the wake of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and the shooting of more than 20 others in Tucson today, fellow Arizona Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva denounced a political environment poisoned by "anger, hatred, and division." In a phone interview with Mother Jones, Grijalva called the assault "horrible and unbelievable and shocking .It's hard to explain and really difficult to comprehend." Grijalvawho was also the recent target of violent threatswent on to blame the polarized political climate for creating an atmosphere that fueled violence:
We never entered [politics] believing that we were taking our lives in our hands...we're feeding anger, hatred, and division for quite a while. Maybe it is time for elected officials and leaders in this country that have been feeding that disease to realize that there are consequences to it. I hope people stop and think that we can be opponents, but we don't have to be deadly enemies to demonize another person because of a disagreement and to make them expendible is not a democracy, it's not the America I know.
Asked whether the tea party right deserved to be singled out for particular blame, Grijalva assented:
[When] you stoke these flames, and you go to public meetings and you scream at the elected officials, you threaten themyou make us expendable you make us part of the cannon fodder. For a while, you've been feeding this hatred, this division you feed it, you encourage it .Something's going to happen. People are feeding this monster .Some of the extreme right wing has made demonization of elected officials their priority.
A number of prominent left-wing blogs, including Daily Kos and FireDogLake, also blamed Sarah Palin for fanning the flames by placing Giffordsalong with other vulnerable Democratic members of Congressliterally in the crosshairs on a map during the midterm elections. Grijalva said that the Palin "apparatus" shares responsibility for creating a climate of extremism. "Both Gabby and I were targeted in the apparatus in that cycle [saying] these people are 'enemies.'" He concluded: "The Palin express better look at their tone and their tenor."
Sounds like a La Raza fatboy threat to me. The TEA Party in Tucson and Sarah Palin need to file charges against the La Raza fatboy first thing in the morning.
Hmmm, saying “You better watch it” sounds like a threat to me doesn’t it
Yep. From the left!!
I have never seen anyone the victim of more hate and vitriol than has been directed at Sarah Palin and her Daughter. Well except Dan Quayle.
The fact that the media get to control this type of propaganda is an extremely important tool for them.
Violence is the continuing poison of the left. Every act of political violence this past year has emanated directly from liberal vitriol. Every perpetrator has been inflamed by malice and hatred from the left. It is time to end the madness.
DNC talking points are out....EVERY Dem on TV and journalists are saying the same exact thing.
Commie propaganda at its best, and we have ZERO people out there pushing back.
Heck, we don’t even have FR working!
Shut down free speech because it might incite lunatics on the left???
Sheesh..I wonder what Giffords will think about that since she is the one that Read the First Amendment.
Who started the fire? Who called Bush every name in the book and wanted him dead?
These people are deranged.
Mother Jones the complete Commie wacko website.
Sounds like fighting words to me.
They certainly like lecturing people, don’t they?!
They don’t mind slinging mud and blaming others. This will backfire on them like always. Remember the Wellstone funeral?
>> Don’t start a civil war unless you can finish it. You’re playing with fire, Raul.
Members of the Left kill innocent Democrats, and Democrat reactionaries blame the Right???
It cannot get any more bizarre.
“fellow Arizona Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva denounced a political environment poisoned by “anger, hatred, and division.”
Yep. From the left!!”
The shooter stated on one of his internet postings he was an atheist his fav youtube vid was a burning of the American Flag, a girl who knew him said he was a liberal and on youtube he had a rant going on about how he was a ‘dreamer’. My husband pointed out another of the lefts fav ‘creed’ or ‘anthem’
“You might say I’m a dreamer...but I’m not the only one...”
(John Lennon’s, Imagine) and I’m certainly not saying Lennon was responsible for inciting violence with his words, but I am saying that song is a favorite of the LEFT, not the right.
sound like a threat for a tit for tat
I’ve never seen conservatives act like psychopaths at any rally.
I only watch liberal rallies on TV.
Ain’t no way I’m going near those violent maniacs in person.
WHere’s a picture of the lunatic leftie burning a flag? We need to find it and start an enail blitz that goes around the world by tomorrow. Otherwise the rats are going to have a heyday with this.
I haven’t any news about the shooter, but you can bet, if it were a white guy, the media would have announcing that every 30 seconds. I can only hope it was an illegal Mexican or a middle eastern camel rider. Has anyone heard the description of the shooter?
Shooter shared Daily Kos’s sentiments not ours.
WHere’s a picture of the little lunatic leftie burning a flag? We need to find it and start an email blitz that goes around the world by tomorrow. Otherwise the rats are going to have a heyday with this.
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