of course, not everything occurs in a vaccuum, and, lest we forget, they indeed are crosshairs that were chosen to represent the representatives (including gabrielle giffords) on a certain tv personality's "hit list". nobody believes (i hope) the intention was as has occurred. but nobody should mistake that rhetoric should come with responsibility, and i'll be curious to hear the wording of the communique that i should hope will be soon forthcoming. it should be, at the very least, interesting.
until then, color me continued to be aghast at what passes for popular statesmanship these days, and with solidarity and respect for the grief of those who have been devastated by today's events. this particular tweet has today been removed, but its memory lingers. so does the memory of a june 12th event, sponsored by giffords' electoral opponent, jesse kelly, to "shoot a fully automatic m16" to "get on target" and "remove gabrielle giffords". this stuff can't be made up, and even that would be too much. there should be more said from the right than is.