back from my break

and just learning about the Arizona shooting of last Saturday. I’ll have more to say later after digesting this, but wanted to extend a moment of silence for the victims. And a quick link: We can’t say we weren’t warned about shooting

The safe observation for us to make now — you will hear it from others all week — is that the angry and irresponsible talk that might lead an unhinged person to pick up a gun is common across the political landscape, from right to left.

But that simply is not true.

Overwhelmingly today, the fear-mongering and demonizing flow from the right, aided and abetted by cable TV and talk-radio hosts. They may represent only the irresponsible fringe of conservatism in America, but they are drowning out the thoughtful voices of the vast majority of conservatives.

You know, when the left gets upset, we go out and wave signs around. It’s the right that goes out and waves guns around. I really don’t want to hear more false equivalencies about extremism on “both” sides because they flat out are not the same. The above says it all.

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