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Washington: 'Shining' city upon a hill

By John Breneman

Turns out a mental condition was to blame for the Arizona tragedy. Not only that, the shooter was mentally ill, too.

Yes, I'm saying our entire political-media industrial complex is mentally deranged. Unhinged. Bonkers. Psycho.

What other diagnosis is possible for an allegedly reasonable, Democratic system in which the president is routinely demonized as a foreign-born, racist, Nazi who hates white people and wants to kill your grandmother?

A rich-get-richer society in which rabid forces protect the rights of psychos to have machine guns?

A public forum that fails to hold leaders accountable for poisoning the air with shouts of: "Armed and dangerous!" "Second Amendment remedies!" and "Don't retreat -- RELOAD!"

It is difficult to understand, but somehow our entire political system seems to have slipped through the mental-health safety net -- despite all the red flags.

Yes, dear citizens. With apologies to Ronald Reagan and Jack Nicholson, our beloved Washington D.C. has become a "Shining" city upon a hill.

Posted on January 11, 2011 9:26 AM | Permalink

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