Many conservative bloggers ranted about the T-shirts saying "together we thrive - Tucson and America". Michelle Malkin complained that, "...that the churning of the instant messaging machine a bit, well, unseemly? Can't the Democrat political stage managers give it a break just once?" Because the idea of bringing people together is just so 'communist'.
Some, however had only praise for Obama. The biggest shock was Glenn Beck. "This is probably the best speech he has ever given, and with all sincerity, thank you Mr. President, for becoming the president of the United States of America last night."
How he squares that with a mindset that Obama is a Marxist/Muslin appeaser hellbent on destroying America is beyond comprehension. Anyway, props to Beck for recognizing that at the same time his BFF Sarah Palin released a videotaped speech that was vapid, self-serving with the prerequisite level of Sarah Palin as victim whining. She also stepped right into a huge pile of steaming dog shit by using the term, "blood libel", a term that is commonly associated with Anti-Semitism going back to the 13th century, referring to Jews using the blood of Christian children for cooking and or religious rituals.
I doubt that it's use was specifically included but it shows that if Palin is ever to get serious about entering the political fray she had better get some smart people around her, not the band of sycophants she currently uses.
She bettered the dismal Erick Erickson who said, "Through it all though, well meaning people on both sides of the ideological and partisan divide are not talking about the one thing that should be talked about — a saving faith in Jesus Christ."
Gabby Giffords is Jewish but Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church known for "God hates fags" and picketing funerals was intent on taking his show on the road to Tucson puts his assumed faith in Jesus.
That CNN chooses to use this two-bit bigot in an attempt to compete with Fox says enough about the standards of the supposedly unbiased and trustworthy news network.