I'm sure you've seen it on the news already, when Sarah Palin included Congresswoman Gifford's Arizona district on a map of Democrats Palin wanted removed from office and for that purpose Palin's map used the symbol for gun site crosshairs, Gifford said: "Sarah Palin has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district and when people do that, they’ve gotta realize there are consequences to that action."
But since Congresswoman Giffords was shot in the head point blank in Arizona by an assassin whose rhetoric in writings and videos disclose the influence of rightwing arguments on his thinking (especially against healthcare reform and monetary policy that many rightwing media stars and politicians claim will lead to the end of America and our freedom and thus they call for desperate measures to prevent that) neither Palin nor any other prominent rightwing media or political figure has taken any responsbility for these kinds of rightwing provocations.
In fact, many on the right are saying on news shows that these things have nothing to do with party politics and can happen to anyone and that both parties are to blame or both conservatives and liberals or right and left, or even worse, some are claiming it's the left's fault!
As in a comment on my last post by the rightwinger who has comandeered the comments section of my blog on and off for years now to spew his vitriol and when challenegd turn around and blame me or others whose comments come from a more liberal and humanist perspective. He is already mouthing the furthest rightwing response to the tragedy in Arizona by trying to paint the assassin as being either a "pot smoking leftist" or liberal motivated by leftist rhetoric (the commenter even ended up in his latest comment—that I deleted—blaming me for this assassin's actions!)