Loughner "might have gone to some other rallies," he says—but Bryce Tierney., in a story for Mother Jones, notes it was a significant moment for Loughner:"He told me that she opened up the floor for questions and he asked a question. The question was, 'What is government if words have no meaning?'"
Once, Tierney recalls, Loughner told him, "I'm pretty sure I've come to the conclusion that words mean nothing."
Loughner would occasionally mention Giffords, according to Tierney: "It wasn't a day-in, day-out thing, but maybe once in a while, if Giffords did something that was ridiculous or passed some stupid law or did something stupid, he related that to people. But the thing I remember most is just that question. I don't remember him stalking her or anything." Tierney notes that Loughner did not display any specific political or ideological bent: "It wasn't like he was in a certain party or went to rallies...It's not like he'd go on political rants." But Loughner did, according to Tierney, believe that government is "fucking us over."
Yep, That Is A Tea Party Person.