This is the tragic culmination of a growing trend of insults, vandalism, personal threats and potential threats of armed revolt (from some Republican candidates). Culmination… Let us pray that this is the culmination and not just another stage in an ongoing escalation. But I don’t mean to make light of what happened to Giffords and the others in Tucson. Not at all.
An article worth reading (if you haven't already):
"Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics" (NYT)