This is what former Congressman Kanjorski (he was defeated in November) said in the New yourk Times today.
Therefore, it is incumbent on all Americans to create an atmosphere of civility and respect in which political discourse can flow freely, without fear of violent confrontation.
Now flash back to October 23:
"That Scott down there that's running for governor of Florida," Mr. Kanjorski said. "Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him. He stole billions of dollars from the United States government and he's running for governor of Florida. He's a millionaire and a billionaire. He's no hero. He's a damn crook. It's just we don't prosecute big crooks."
I really have nothing to add to this.
My only goal here is to keep this up until we see some balance. We have had decades of the fringe media attacking the right for it's hateful comments while ignoring those from the left.
We spent 8 years, ending 2 years ago, of continuos, hateful, and dangerous speech against George Bush that was virtually ignored by the media. Following this we had attacks from the right on Barack Obama that have gotten nowhere near the tenor of the attacks on Bush and we are, according to the media, a bunch of gun-toting, violent racists.
We have spent the days since the shooting hearing about Sarah Palin's crosshairs yet the same media talking about this has ignored the fact that the Democratic Leadership Council did the exact same thing in a previous election to target Republican candidates.
Finally, as usual we can expect no semblance of validity from the New York Times. The paper that ran this story from Paul Krugman when he had no evidence to back up what he was saying, and was quickly shown to be wrong, will see no irony in today's editorial by Mr Kanjorski.