A little over a year ago a crazy man with a gun shot some people. Several of them died. If he had just been shooting up a post office or a school nobody would wonder about his political motivations. One of the downsides to living in the land of the free and the home of the brave is nutjobs with guns going on killing sprees.
Thankfully, even though we are all too familiar with the scenario, such killings are statistically rare. But even more rare in recent years is politically-motivated violence. In many countries bombings and assassinations are commonplace. Not here. Take away two particularly notorious incidents from recent years and political violence is insignificant in this country, both in terms of the number of incidents and the number of victims.
This blog owes it’s existence to one person’s insistence (despite all evidence to the contrary) that Sarah Palin and the Tea Party were responsible for the shooting last year in Tucson. When you make assertions that are contrary to objective fact, that’s called lying. When you believe things that are contrary to objective fact, that’s called being delusional.