Arizona Republicans, who are scrambling to help Sen. John McCain win the “fight of his political life,” unveiled a poster this week depicting the face of McCain’s Democratic challenger surrounded by bullet holes.
The Wild West-themed poster accuses Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) — who is polling neck and neck with McCain — of not holding enough public events during her campaign.
The image has outraged many in the state, as it comes just five years after another Arizona Democratic congresswoman was shot in the head at a public event.
Yes and we all remember the image that preceded THAT shooting.
In fact Gabby Giffords released this statement to Think Progress to express her disgust:
“In a state and country that know the toll of gun violence too well, there is no room for invoking the use of firearms in our politics,” she said, in a statement emailed to ThinkProgress. “Our political leaders have the responsibility to avoid a descent into messages that might suggest that elections are settled anywhere else than at the ballot box.”
Damn Republicans are either the slowest learners on the planet, or they simply to not care if they foment gun violence as part of our political process.