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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arizona Congresswoman assasinated: one of 20 Palin targeted

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was assassinated along with 5 others this morning in Tucson at a street event.

Last year Sarah Palin published a map of the U.S. with targets painted on 20 Democratic Congressional seats including hers. She also famously tweeted, "Don't retreat - instead reload".

The shooter was captured at the scene but as yet nothing is known about the shooter. It's too soon to connect Palin and others rhetoric to this but an earlier incident in the San Francisco area when police apprehended an armed man on his way to The Tides Foundation an organization that Glenn Beck had railed about frequently. The man had been inspired by Beck. What was The Tides Foundation's crime in Becks' eyes. They were environmentalist and also helped poor people.

In today's right wing America that is a sin that deserves retribution with violence.

Update: Reports now say that Giffords is in surgery but in grave condition.

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