Alec Baldwin, no friend of the Right-Leaning politicos, said this in 1998:
During his appearance on the comedy late night show Late Night with Conan O'Brien on December 12, 1998, eight days before President Bill Clinton was to be impeached, Baldwin said, "if we were in another country... we would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families, for what they're doing to this country." Baldwin later apologized for the remarks, and the network explained it was meant as a joke and promised not to rerun it. .Perhaps Alec famed the flames in this nut.
And over in California, someone thought this would be amusing as Halloween decorations:
OH! Remember this cute one from Craig Kilborn? No? Of course not.... but surely you recall that silver screen "fantasy" about the assassination of then sitting President George W. Bush. Don't pretend you don't. C'mon..... t was explained to me as just ART! Who would be crazy enough to actually ACT on it? Right?
HA ha, Chris! It's okay to target Rush! Everyone in America hates HIM! Right?
I guess all those journalists and politicians screaming NOW about how inflammatory the Right/Conservatives/TeaBaggers?FoxNews are and have been never manage to see it in the mirror.
but...... I don't think the man who shot all these people in Tucson had been influenced by anyone in the Political arena. He has been described by first-hand observers as being mentally disturbed. The guilt lays at his feet. Alone.
If it is proved that he as been enabled by people to continue his life unmedicated or unsupervised, then let's revisit culpability.
Until then, chill. Stop trying to assign blame and watch yer words. You never know who you might elbow over the edge of sanity.
We really need to muzzle ourselves individually before the Government finds a way to do it collectively.