I do. At the time, no one was calling for a weapons ban, the Left and their media pals were calling for a Palin ban.
Keith Olbermann went further and suggested Bill O’Reilly and conservative commentators were partly responsible.
Before the identity of the shooter was known Paul Krugman was blaming the tea party movement.
Media Matters for American made the case that Palin and other Fox News personalities were the root of the devastation that had been inflicted on the young congresswoman’s life.
And yet, yesterday in the senate hearing on President Obama’s proposed “assault weapon” ban, Palin,O’Reilly, Breitbart, tea party and overall political rhetoric was not discussed at all. Ms. Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly called for a weapons ban (even though the weapon used on Ms. Giffords would not be banned under the proposed legislation), a ban on high-capacity magazines (which was used in the shooting), and more extensive background checks (even though Jared Loughner cleared a background check before going on his sadistic rampage).
So now, two years later, is the Left finally absolving Sarah Palin and the rest of us from the guilt they hurled at us at the time of the tragic shooting? Of course not. They have just found a new reason to exploit the horrible crime… and its victims.