The shooting of 19 people and the death of six this past Saturday in Tucson put politics into perspective. That is to say that human life and well being is much more important than the business that goes on between Democrats and Republicans.
But for the Democrats, Gabby Giffords is the new vehicle they are now driving as they attempt a return toward political relevance.
They wasted no time this past Saturday, when the news broke that Rep. Giffords (D-AZ) had been shot. It was almost as if it had been planned.
The hysterics were on full display and they instantly blamed Sarah Palin specifically, the Tea Party and 'Rightwing rhetoric' generally. Should the Left really ever lecture the Right about 'rhetoric'?
The coordination between so-called 'Democratic' politicians and the media were so seamless even the local Tucson Sheriff Dupnik got in on the act, blaming people on the Right. The irony? If Dupnik had done did job alleged shooter Jared Loughner wouldn't have harmed anyone.
Those hysterics continue now, 72 hours after the attacks. Chris Matthews is saying talk radio hosts Mark Levin and Michael Savage are responsible in some way for the Saturday's killing spree.
And even if talk radio had nothing to do with this shooting, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) says 'talk radio will cause the next one.'
Meanwhile, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has declared that no Rhode Island state employee will go on talk radio shows, presumably because of the Giffords anomaly.
Never do Democrats let opportunities, crises, or tragedies slip away. And they waste no time in affixing blame or pointing fingers, regardless of the facts on the ground.
No shame, no conscience, no standards, no level to which Democrats won't stoop to score political points.