The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and others occurred this morning, in Tucson, Arizona. Hopefully she will recover with few side effects. The news channels both cable and local have non-stop coverage of this event. The President has just spoken. The Governor has issued her written statement. This is another blackeye on the state of Arizona, however this could have happened in any other state.
National and local politicians have been offering condolences. News commentators have been speculating on if and how this will change how politicians communicate with their constituents.
Politics are out of control. There is too much hatred between the parties. Politicians from all sides have received death threats, offices broken into, hate mail etc.
There will be much finger pointing toward which party bears the most responsibility for the hatred and fear that has evolved during the past several years and recent elections. If anything good comes from this incident, opposing parties will realize that their actions have helped created a hate and fear filled nation. This needs to change.