Just Sad

How sad is the story of the Tucson tragedy. Good people died. Good people grieve.

A little girl, born on 9-11, went on her way to her reward. Too soon. So, so too soon.

Experience says that some survivors will become bitter and angry. That’s sad, too.

Some will become depressed.

All will weep.  Especially the little girl’s daddy.  (I can’t bring myself to write their names—that would make it too personal for me.  Too close.)

I hate to ask you to be sad, but sometimes we must be sad.  Political operatives interrupted the grieving process on Saturday and Sunday.  But we have to grieve.  It’s cathartic and necessary. Grief is an appropriate emotion. Intense, short grief is the best—or least bad—kind. Mild, prolonged grief makes us crazy.

And there’s too much of that in the world as it is, as we’ve learned this weekend.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

Let the perpetual light shine upon them.

May their souls—and the souls of all the faithful departed—rest in peace.


A National Day of Shame

It’s bad enough that five people died, including a wonderful nine-year-old girl. It’s bad enough that a dozen or more people were shot.

It’s bad enough that a deranged man attacked our American system.

But America’s liberal elite turned the tragedy into a national day of shame.  They accomplished this by callously and capriciously blaming innocent political opponents for the violence.  When confronted with facts to the contrary, liberals, including Paul Krugman, CBS News, the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, Jane Fonda, Sheriff Dupnick of Pima County Arizona, and others, continued to lie, slander, and libel the tea party, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and conservatives in general.

Liberalism is at war with the American system.

On New Year’s Even, liberal icon Frances Fox-Piven called for a violent overthrow of the American system.  Liberals attacked anyone who criticized Fox-Piven’s hatred.

On December 17, Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill called for violence if Congress extended the Bush tax cuts.  Gabrielle Giffords, the target of Jared Loughner’s murderous rampage, voted to extend those tax cuts.

There is no CNN special investigaing McCaskill’s hateful call for violence. Why not?

Why are liberals allowed to encourage murder while conservatives are vilified even for pointing out liberal hate? Where are the calls for McCaskill’s resignation?  As PO’ed Patriot points out, the leftist media use tragedy as a weapon.

It’s a shameful day in America.