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Tired of 'The Blame Game'Posted Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 9:20 AM
For some reason, even unknown to me, I listen to talk radio.
Perhaps the reason is I can't seem to find a good music radio station.
Perhaps it is because the antenna on my car isn't very strong and I can only pick up certain stations.
Regardless, talk radio finds its way onto the radio in the vehicle frequently.
Sports talk radio is what I listen to most of the time. But, from time to time, I will find myself listening to political talk radio.
And I think I'm done with this.
Practically all day Monday, all I heard was one side or the other -- conservative talk radio or progressive talk radio -- talking about the tragedy in Arizona.
One side would discuss who was to blame. Then, the other side would discuss who was to blame.
Honestly, I think this is what people, in general, are tired of.
The blame game.
At this point, who really cares who is to blame?
Does it really matter? No.
What does matter is a handful of people lost their lives in a senseless act.
A United States Representative clings to life at the moment.
But what these people would rather do is attempt to place blame when it comes to toning down "political rhetoric."
Perhaps both sides need to look at this, examine it closely and tone it down.
I highly doubt this will happen. But wouldn't it be nice?
As I found myself listening to some of these hosts, I couldn't help but think of children getting in trouble on the playground, finding themselves in the principal's office and trying to place blame.
These people are adults.
Who cares at this point?
Six people lost their lives.
I wrote about this Sunday as I started to put together the Monday newspaper.
We as a people need to mourn this horrific incident, mourn the lives lost, take time to heal and move forward.
It doesn't matter who is to blame now.
Sure, the political arena has been incredibly heated as of late.
On both sides.
But now is the time to put past differences aside and work together for the common good.
Our nation. Our people.
Before it's too late.
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