I thought this was a memorial to honor the dead and the wounded. So how do we get from that to t-shirts, distributed at the event, that say “Together We Thrive?” And what does that slogan have to do with the Tucson tragedy?
And then we learn that the slogan is warmed over from the Obama campaign. Now isn’t that just special.
The smoke from the gunpowder of the maniac who killed six and wounded thirteen others had barely dissipated and the liberal Democrat sheriff of Pima County, Clarence Dupnik, in a shameless display of his lack of common decency, was politicizing it, blaming the tragedy on political discourse. The establishment media ran with that story line, accusing the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin almost as accessories in inflaming the killer, Jared Loughner. Then his high school friend, Zach Osler, nuked that whole argument with his statement: [Jared] “did not watch TV. He disliked the news. He didn’t listen to political radio. He didn’t take sides. He wasn’t on the left; he wasn’t on the right.” And we learned, also, that his animus toward Congresswoman Giffords dated back to 2007, before the Tea Party even existed and before Sarah Palin was on the national scene.
But, even though it is a fantasy, a figment they created out of thin air, the Left loves the story line, and it’s too hard to just give it up. After all, if they hammer at the point for long enough, maybe eventually they can get conservatism branded as hate speech and get their critics off the air.
So they memorialize this notion that somehow this maniac was connected to the intensity of their critics with this “unity” message on the t-shirts: “Together We Thrive.”
Tacky. Just simply tacky.