how was the shooting motivated by right-winged politics? He also listed the Communist Manifesto as one of his favorite books along with Animal Farm which is a political parody on communist socialism. So, if he alligned with the left, why is the right being blamed? Why are the people who effect these things not leaving the politics out of it and allowing the country to rise to its better self and stand together in support about this event? Oh, I know, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste." is what Rahm Emanuel said.
Answer by annabarred at 9:35 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by gramsmom at 8:33 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Since the shooter is not talking, none of us should assume what motivated him. We will find out in time. Until then, any assumptions just make this already absurd split between the country even worse.
I agree.. That includes the psychos who are obsessing to make a Palin connection... OP, I know you aren't obsessed like some have proven themselves to be recently... But, I would like to say, be careful to be too quick to look for a blame....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:52 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
I doubt we will every get a satisfactory answer. He has mental issues and anything he says probably won't make sense anyhow. It's sad that people can't just let the investigation take place instead of making a right or left issue. It's a crazy issue. The only blessing in this whole tragedy is that he wasn't able to get off more shots and kill more people in this heinous act.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:53 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 9:09 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 9:12 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Here is a good assessment with a very interesting point:
this case couldn't be more different than that of Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood killer who was motivated by Islamist hatred of America. Yet it is notable that the press corps was more restrained in identifying Major Hasan's Islamist role models than in immediately stretching to link Mr. Loughner with American politicians who universally denounce such violence.
Answer by Carpy at 9:41 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 12:21 AM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 9:33 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 9:58 PM on Jan. 9, 2011