Poll: Political “rhetoric” had nothing to do with the Arizona shooting
Nearly 60% of the country agree that liberal bloggers, pundits and politicians live in a tightly sealed echo chamber:
Nearly six in 10 Americans say the country’s heated political rhetoric is not to blame for the Tucson shooting rampage that left six dead and critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to a CBS News poll.
In the wake of the shooting, much focus has been put on the harsh tone of politics in Washington and around the country, particularly after a contentious midterm election. Rhetoric and imagery from both Republicans and Democrats have included gun-related metaphors, but the majority of the country isn’t connecting the shooting to politics. […]
Overall, 57 percent of respondents said the harsh political tone had nothing to do with the shooting, compared to 32 percent who felt it did.
It’s sad to see the gleeful way in which the left is trying to pin this on their political opponents. Pick your poison. Over the past few days, we’ve heard the blame lays at the feet of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, etc. The left is venomous and hateful, full of nothing but anger. And the reality is that there is no evidence to tie the Arizona killer to anybody on the right.
But that won’t stop the left and our complicit media from pushing the meme.