By no means do I condone the acts that surround Congresswoman Gifford's shooting but we
are drawing the WRONG ASSUMPTIONS from the shooting in pushing for the elimination of the harsh rhetoric. The pleads for a cease of harsh rhetoric is exactly what is causing America's pressure cooker of tension and hostility towards elected officials.
Perhaps if we stop the "dog and pony show" as it has been called in politics and dispense with the PARTY Politics and business of Quid Pro Quo we will have a solution to the harsh rhetoric.
A prime example of this is last week's show put on by City Council... Outraged New Yorkers watched in Jaw Dropping amazement as Member after Member went up and " STOPPED THE HARSH RHETORIC" and thanked the Department of Sanitation, Mayor's office and many other "WELL DESERVING" city agencies that were absent in middle of the Blizzard of December 2010 for showing up to the hearing.
Following Council's gratitude for respective agencies being present, was their apologetic remarks that the snowstorm was out of hands and sincerest apologies that mother nature did not follow the will of City Council.
Few and I mean very few, Council members put their foot down in outrage at the failure of New York City snow removal services. Rather or not you agree with their statements their efforts are applaud by members in and out of their districts. A round of applauds is in order for the few members who did have the courage and conviction to advocate for the members of their community even after most likely a council wide briefing of what not to say and what tone to use by Speaker Quinn.