It’s worth pointing out that while there is currently no evidence linking the individual in Arizona who shot 20 people the other day with violent political rhetoric, there also isn’t any evidence that he’s mentally ill.
Yet nobody seems to have any particular objection to jumping to this particular conclusion. We’ve all seen his youtube channel and read statements by former classmates and so on attesting to his unusual views; it doesn’t seem like an unreasonable conclusion at all.
Meanwhile, a GOP district chairman in Arizona just resigned the position citing threats from individuals identifying themselves as tea party members and locally, the FBI just started an investigation into death threats against Congressman Jim McDermott.
Draw your own conclusion.