By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
‘Unspeakable tragedy’: U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, space shuttle astronaut Mark Kelly, in an undated photo. Mrs. Giffords is fighting for her life in an Arizona hospital after being shot in the head at point blank range. – Mail Online
As most of you know, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona and others were shot earlier today at a “Congress on Your Corner” in front of a Safeway store in Tucson, AZ. Mrs. Giffords just came out of surgery (she was shot point blank in the head) and is responding to her doctors. This is nothing less than a miracle since only 5% of head shots survive. Others were not so fortunate. According to AP reports, a 9-year-old girl and U.S. District Court Judge John Roll have been killed. We are hearing here that up to 6 have died. We are also hearing 20 or so were shot and wounded. 3 of her staffers were shot as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with all that were hurt today.
It turns out the shooter is Jared Lee Loughner. A clean cut, 22 year old and an apparent communist. But you wouldn’t know it by listening to the media – they are pushing he was a veteran. When I mentioned at the onset of this, that an anarchist/communist was likely the shooter, no one believed me. Proof’s in the pudding I guess. Here is some of his favorite reading material:
I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver’s Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.”
He is definitely not a tea partier… Check out his favorite video on YouTube:
Authorities stated they believe Loughner had sent out a video saying that he expected Saturday to be his last day and had written on his MySpace page several “final thoughts” that included rants on illiteracy and the failure of U.S. currency to be backed by gold.
He is clearly disturbed and he looks like an anarchist to me. He is an extreme leftist and is part of Van Jones’ plan to get the people “out in the streets.” Too bad AZ State Senator Linda Lopez is already blaming the Tea Party per Fox News. She should look to her side of the aisle and the extremists in her midst. Top down, bottom up, inside out…
Giffords is a blue-dog Democrat and a good person. She is considered a moderate and was at one time, a Republican. She is very strong on border issues, pro-second amendment and for fiscal responsibility. She was also pro-healthcare and I vigorously disagree with her on that. But that is just politics. What Loughner did is revolutionary and highly provocative, not to mention violently insane.
But before you start screaming that I am only laying blame at the feet of the left, I have to say that I am horrified after reading comments from both sides on numerous sites today. The left is blaming Sarah Palin, Jan Brewer, Michelle Malkin, the Second Amendment, the Tea Party and everyone on the Right. The Right is blaming the Left and some are saying hang them high. Stop it! All of you are being manipulated for a political agenda that is meant to foment chaos and bloodshed to benefit the powerful elite. Don’t let this become an Archduke Ferdinand moment. Don’t let Americans be manipulated into the streets and used as a weapon of the Marxists. Violence is not the answer, so back off.
Feel, mourn and pray for the people and families that were hurt today. Lay off the incendiary rhetoric and recognize Loughner for the lunatic he is. Watch the other hand…