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By now I am sure that most of you know about the Arizona shootings targeting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, which took the lives of six people, including a nine year-old girl. In the aftermath of those horrific events, Democrats across the nation - including members of Congress - have lambasted Republicans for inciting such violence with the use of inflammatory rhetoric. I'd like to point you to a Daily Mail (United Kingdom) article written on Jan. 11, 2011. One of the most powerful parts reads as follows:

"History shows how dangerous it is to try to second-guess the motives of political

assassins. John Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan because he was obsessed with the actress Jodie Foster, not because he hated Right-wingers. Likewise, Lynette Fromme tried to

shoot Gerald Ford because she revered the cult killer Charles Manson."

One would hope that in the aftermath of such a tragic moment liberals would not continue to resort to such base tactics as blaming conservatives for the events that transpired. You can find the full article online here:

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