U.S. Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, who was shot today in Tucson, is a moderate Democrat with views that could be considered conservative on topics like the 2nd Amendment. There are already those on the left and far-left who are mentioning and accusing the Tea Party as being connected to the shooter. A quick look at the shooterâ€™s Youtube page and MySpace page show this is anything but the truth.
The shooter can be seen burning the American flag. He rails against religion and lists the Communist Manifesto as one of his favorite books. These are both indications of a liberal worldview, not conservative. The kneejerk reaction of liberals in this case, like most times, is off base, premature and erroneous. There are often more members of the far-left who resent moderate Democrats. Conservatives respect moderate Democrats.
Most Tea Party folks are not the types especially interested in drug use, but the suspected shooter was arrested in 2007 for possession of drug paraphernalia. A second charge which is unknown, was brought against the suspected shooter in 2008.
Our prayers for the victims of this sad day and for Representative Giffords and her family.