The GOP-Tea Party Spin: "Them Too!"

The GOP-Tea Party Spin: "Them Too!"

The media is reporting that the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the subsequent massacre, may open the door to an era of political civility, with members of both parties calling for a moment of holding hands and singing Kum By Ya. Some are saying the problem was toxic rhetoric coming from both sides.


Particularly, Tea Partiers are putting forth the spin on the tragedy that both sides and everybody is to blame, which means that nobody is to blame, and in their opinion, they most certainly are blameless.

From Bloomberg -- "Representative Raul Labrador, a newly elected Republican from Idaho elected with Tea Party support, said on Meet the Press that a level of vitriol exists on both sides of the ideological divide."

Really?

Weren't Republican activists, defeated in 2008, staffers at the Republican National Committee, the ones who came up with a scheme of deception, falsehood and lies, and a policy of painting the opposition as demons, in order to win elections? Weren't the Koch Brothers, the godfathers of the Tea Party, concerned about restriction placed on them to quit polluting the environment, the ones who came up with a scheme to elect persons to Congress, who would give them a green light to do what ever they wanted to do? And who financed vitriolic attacks against President Obama and the Democrats? Wasn't it Rupert Murdoch, needing a way to make his cable properties profitable, who devised a channel to sell fear and hate, so that he could build a money making niche market machine? Didn't he created Fox Cable News? Weren't Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh building careers on hate and fear? And wasn't Sarah Palin, the half-term Governor of Alaska, making speeches, that in so many words, called on her less subtle followers, to shoot and to kill Democrats?

The Tea Party -- look at the Tea Party -- its members, led by GOP activists, financed by polluters money. Didn't the Tea Party first grab the headlines by angry and wild, verbal attacks and threats on members of Congress, who the Tea Party puppet masters wanted to defeat?

During the 2010 mid-term election season, the two hot-head, little thinking, grissy mamas, Sarah Palin and Sharron Angle, featuring a foolish kind of female macho play acting, with gun toting symbolism, invited violent solutions to political disputes. Angle called for Second Amendment solutions to correct losses at the ballot box, and Palin targeted Congresswoman Giffords and 19 other Democrats, who supported health-care legislation with crosshairs of a gun. Of course she says that she was just calling for their defeat. But did the subtle message imply that she was calling for their deaths?

Item from the Associated Press -- "Shaken by the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, lawmakers from both parties say it's time to tone down the rhetoric. The nation's bitter political climate has become a suspect of sorts in the rampage that left 6 dead and Giffords injured." See the video.