A pro-gay activist posing as an intern and reportedly carrying a Chick-fil-A bag as a disguise opened fire at the Washington headquarters of the Family Research Council. A security guard for the conservative think tank was shot in the arm but still subdued the gunman, identified as Floyd Corkins II.
Liberal groups have been portraying the FRC as a “hate group” for opposing gay marriage. Democratic activists have accused Romney of killing a man’s mother (reportedly because his company closed a company and she lost her health care, even though the account has been shown to be bogus) and of planning to restore slavery (Vice President Biden’s remark at a largely black city that if Republicans are elected “ya’ll gonna be put back in chains”).
Should the left tone down its rhetoric? What about both sides toning down their rhetoric?