I've seen this story on a few different news websites already, but I have never seen the story tied together with so many pertinent quotes/references. Well done.
Of course, people will say that this was some kind of lone wolf nut, and that no mainstream tea partier or republican actually would condone a senseless killing like this, and they'd be right to an extent, but this is still indicative of the fact that the right-wingers have been irresponsibly slinging their propaganda and prodding people's fears with misinformation, and this *is* the ultimate result of that. It would be nice if the Republicans took some ownership of this, but they won't - they'll only spin the story as a way to "prove" how angry people are against health care reform, etc. It's a sad state of affairs, and I'm only in my twenties. It's hard to know whether or not we're hitting a new low or whether we've always been this discombobulated.
Pretty soon people will have to see that for all their bluster, Republicans have no tenable solutions of their own. ... Won't they?