I'm disgusted with myself for instantly looking at this gruesome crime through a political prism. I didn't shed any tears for the victims. I didn't have a moment of reflection for all of the families affected. The first thing on my mind was a big fat I TOLD YOU SO to the Republican party because I predicted that the violent rhetoric would lead to violence. I don't know if the testy campaign season had anything to do with Rep. Giffords being shot, no one does. What I do know is that a very sick and confused man killed nine innocent people and injured many others.
When soldiers serving in Iraq started coming home in caskets I didn't gloat because I was right and Bush was wrong. I was genuinely sad. I am now genuinely sad for the lost. For the lost lives as well as my lost compassion.
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