After the tragedy in Tucson, Arizona (in which 6 people died and 12 were wounded) there has been much criticism over the state of politics in America. The discussion has been about the level that political rhetoric has risen to as well as all the anger and frustration brewing in society toward politics and politicians.
Regarding the level of political rhetoric between politicians as well as all the political commentators, the answer is quite simple. The politicians need to stop bashing one another and start solving problems. They need to stop pointing fingers and start being accountable. It is quite possible to disagree but retain your level of self respect and respect for others, period.
The political commentators need to stop giving their opinions so damn much and simply REPORT the news, let us gather our own opinions. In addition, they need to stop creating the “feeding frenzy” atmosphere with all the hype, name calling, and blustery emotion.
In regards to the frustration with politics in this country, can you blame us? We hear reports everyday now telling us that we’re falling behind other nations in education, infrastructure, and economy. How do politicians expect us to feel when this is happening? The bottom line is this, the politicians are not doing their job. If they want the level of frustration to go down, the answer is quite simple…problem solving for America should take priority over the greed and finger pointing.
At the end of the day though, I am someone that believes in accountability, this shooting is not Sarah Palin’s fault (for the record I think Palin is a walking reality show, and a joke as a politician). The blame for this tragedy rests on the shooter, possibly his parents, and potentially those around him that knew he was not “okay”. Politics frustrates many of us (in fact I would say most of us) but we don’t go around shooting people.
What have we learned: The media needs to shut up with all their Op Ed pieces and report the news. The politicians need to stop bickering and start problem solving. And the rest of us need to hold them accountable!! Cheers to a brand new world!!
- In Blaming Sarah Palin, Our Violent Culture Gets a Pass (politicsdaily.com)
- Sarah Palin removes ‘target list’ as ‘vitriolic rhetoric’ blamed for Arizona shooting (dailymail.co.uk)
- Shooting could tame tough political rhetoric – Reuters (news.google.com)