This is inexcusable, even for the Arizona Republic

28 Mar 2010 11:02 am
Posted by: Donna

It was bad enough that the editorial was a pile of false equivalence bullhockey. Remember how Democratic lawmakers and liberal pundits were egging on the “ecoterrorists, destructive animal-rights activists and left-wing anarchists”? Yeah, neither do I.

It was worse for the Republic to indulge in the kind of rhetoric always used to excuse and enable bullies and batterers – “To the Democratic Party apparatchiks exploiting predictable tensions to raise a few bucks and stigmatize your opponents”. Predictable tensions. You know, like how he wouldn’t hit you if you’d stop provoking him.

But this is downright embarrassing:

The most disturbingly violent act to date was a gunshot fired into the offices of Rep. Eric Cantor – a Republican. We pray it ends there.

On edit: Eugene Robinson’s column appearing in today’s Republic also mentions the Cantor office gunfire incident but his piece is two days old.


  1. Comment by Appleblossom on March 28, 2010 12:26 pm

    Especially since that was a random shot that hit his office. Someone was shooting into the air and it could have actually killed someone instead of hitting his office.

  2. Comment by Zelph on March 28, 2010 1:59 pm

    I assume you saw this:

  3. Comment by Timmys Cat on March 29, 2010 8:44 am

    We pray it ends there.

    This reader of my cat box liner hope sit ends here. Concern troll AZ Repulsive riding the fence again. Wasn’t until Arpaio/Thomas started to get cornered by the Feds before they felt it’s ok to be “hard hitting”.

    (monday brain dead thought you had printed “butthockey”. i was so going to steal. I still am, but will work for sashimi.)

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