John Nichols thinks that the proper response to the Virginia Tech massacre is to rent Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore’s anti-gun, anti-American, anti-honesty documentary. The first commenter to his post has a saner take:
Secondest Biggest Political Mistake….the “culture warriors” on the Right seizing on this event to try to go after “video games”, etc.
and the winner…
Democrats/liberals/”progressives” seizing on it to try to push almost ANY agenda. Politically it’s got disaster spelled all over it.
The “Three Gs” (God, guns, gays) has been steadily avoided or obfuscated by Democrats for years…and they know why. It kills them in the polls…and not JUST in the “Red States”.
And if it looks like “trying to politicize a tragedy”…the politics get worse.
And if we go into “linkages” to “American militarism” or “macho attitudes” or “patriarchy” or the whole gamut of Hard Left coffee-house discussion topics….it’ll get worse yet.