Jeffmon brought this bit to my attention in a comment on an earlier post. And something about it did bug me.
Shepard Smith interviewed Patricia Maisch. She retrieved the shooter's magazine. Here's the link. The part referenced below starts at about 8:30.Good points, all, Jeffmon.
SHEP SMITH: If there's anything you can think of over the last day and a a half that you might be able to turn this into a positive?...So titling a bill ‘Repeal the Job Killing Health Care Law Act’ is hateful? What defines hateful? Whatever you don't agree with?
PATRICIA MAISCH: I don't think so...I think...mmm...that Sheriff Dupnik said it best, that the extreme right, reporters, radio and TV have added to this problem, and I'm just hoping that that will change because of this. That's my hope, is that the Republicans will stop naming bills in very hateful things like the "job-killing" whatever the rest of that bill is. I think they've just gone over the top. I think the extreme right has gone too far.
But I will say, I think "job-killing" is definitely marketing, and a little crass. Beyond the dignity I think the process should be held to. It's not hate. Not at all. That is beyond silly. But I'd rather see them replace it with "unconstitutional" if they're going to do that.
Because even if it created jobs, that wouldn't justify it. It's the wrong argument. "Job-Killing", that is.
Hateful? Get out!