STOP BLAMING SARAH PALIN FOR THE TUCSON TRAGEDY! Listen I am a long time Republican as I have stated many times before and I'm not going to apologize for it because I'm not embarrassed. Do I like Sarah Palin...NO! I don't. I wish she would stay in Alaska and do something good like raise more awareness for Down Syndrome since her youngest child is a special needs child. Do I agree with how far to the right the party is heading...No! Would I become a lefty? Uh...no. Not at all.
The reason I feel like I have to blog about Palin is because I'm tired of hearing she is to blame. No. She is not. Yes she is an idiot, but as we can all agree the loudest people tend to be. She did not fire the gun. Jared Lee Loughner did. I do wish they would stop showing his mugshot because he scares me! I think almost as much as Charles Manson.
I feel that in blaming Palin you are taking blame away from Loughner. Most importantly there are families that lost loved ones in that shooting. A child, a newly engaged man with a bright future, a judge,the husband who tried to protect his wife, a wife who was devoted to her husband of 55 years & a grandmother. That is where the tragedy is. Their families need us to pray for them, to offer our thoughts, not turn an already horrible event into an even uglier one.
My heart breaks thinking about the parents never being able to hear their daughter laugh. Never getting to see what type of woman she would've grown up to be. It also breaks for the fiancee who was planning her wedding and dreaming of her future life with the man she loved. It breaks for the spouses who lost their significant others.
So enough with the bashing Palin. You want her to go away then ignore her. Don't give her any power. Give her as much thought as you would to the annoying coworker who is always spouting on about crap they don't know. Get off the bandwagon.