There are recall elections going on in Colorado right now, largely driven by anger over out-of-state interests like Michael Bloomberg and Mark Kelly lobbying (successfully) for extensive gun control measures in the state. Sadly, it seems that Kelly is still clinging to the debunked myth that “violent rhetoric” from Sarah Palin’s political action committee was responsible for the shooting of his wife, Gabrielle Giffords. This, specifically:


The connection between Sarah Palin and Jared Loughner was a fiction propagated by talking heads like Keith Olbermann and eventually picked up by President Obama himself, who insisted it is “important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” This is the same president who would later note that “voting is the best revenge” and urged Latinos to “punish our enemies.”

So, does Kelly only pop up when Palin speaks?