I don’t have time to make a full posting on this yet, but I would like to pre-empt myself by making two quick points:
- My prayers for a speedy and full recovery go out for Representative Gabrielle Giffords. My condolences and prayers also go out to the families of the other victims of this terrible incident. God bless and help them all.
- The following words need to be heretofore removed from all political discussion: “hateful,” “toxic/poison/bile,” “spew/vomit”, and “rhetoric.” Especially “rhetoric.” For example, the sentence:
“Sarah Palin is so hateful, all she does is spew her hateful, toxic rhetoric!”
would necessarily be changed to:
“Sarah Palin is someone I strongly disagree with, and I really wish that she would stop expressing her point of view in a way that effectively resonates with a vast number of Americans, which lessens the political impact of my own arguments!”
See what I did there? That second sentence is an awful lot more honest and makes one sound more like a rational, sensible adult and less like a opportunistic, cliched drone repeating whatever you just heard on MSNBC or read on the Huffington Post.
More to come.