Read this great article about the Arizona massacre from Jennifer Rubin.
The Arizona tragedy
By Jennifer Rubin
The horrific shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the death of six (including a 9 year old and a federal judge) and the injuring of a total of 18 revealed the best and the worst in American politics.
First, let's look at the best. President Obama issued an eloquent statement as did Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Obama, having learned something about emergency incidents, quickly dispatched the FBI chief and appeared on top of the incident. Congress appropriately put off its business for the week. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) paid tribute to the slain federal court judge. They all conducted themselves in a calm and dignified fashion.
Then there are those who conducted themselves with far less dignity, namely partisan leftists and a segment of the blogosphere. The shooter seems to have no agenda, unless you conclude that a mix of conspiratorial rantings about currency and a fondness for the writings of both Hitler and Karl Marx represent some coherent ideology. From what we know, he's a lone lunatic.
To read the rest of this article go to the link above in the Washington Post.