Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Now It's All About Sarah

Dana Milbank
David Corn
Michael Bohm

"I wish there had been one more gun there that day in the hands of a responsible person." - Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)

"If every person in the world was like Sarah Palin, there probably wouldn't even be need for government because no one would be in danger of any kind." - Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)
"The irresponsible assignment of blame to me, Sarah Palin or the TEA Party movement by commentators and elected officials puts all who gather to redress grievances in danger." - Sharron Angle
"Vigorous and spirited public debates during elections are among our most cherished traditions," Palin wrote in an early morning post on her Facebook account on Wednesday. "But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible."  - Sarah Palin

"There are those who claim political rhetoric is to blame for the despicable act of this deranged, apparently apolitical criminal. And they claim political debate has somehow gotten more heated just recently. But when was it less heated? Back in those 'calm days' when political figures literally settled their differences with dueling pistols?" Palin on Facebook

"It is in the hour when our values are challenged that we must remain resolved to protect those values. Recall how the events of 9-11 challenged our values and we had to fight the tendency to trade our freedoms for perceived security. And so it is today."  - Sarah Palin
"You know, Sarah Palin just can't seem to get it, on any front. I think she's an attractive person, she is articulate. But I think intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what's going on here." - Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
Suddenly, the national debate has swung from whether groups like the tea party have been creating a hate-filled background which made it psychically easier for someone, anyone, to go ahead and take a gun and do an act of political violence. In the case last Sarurday, 6 people died, a Congresswoman is in critical condition from a gunshot wound to her head, and 19 others were injured. Because Sarah Palin was on of those who helped crank the temperature up a notch, she was made an example of.

Now it's all about her, how the media is again victimizing her for the independent actions of a mentally ill person. Mama grizzly is rearing up on her haunches, and she never forgets. Has she stopped bitching, complaining, and taking pot-shots at Katy Couric, yet? Will she find a way to turn a little 9 year old girl's death into a fund-raising request? And within this evening she will find a way to criticize whatever Barack Obama says at the memorial service for these poor folks' death.

Every time you see Barack Obama making a foreign policy statement, imagine John McCain instead, and what he would say. Every time you see Joe Biden, do the same for Sarah Palin. I can tell you right now that Obama and Biden are doing worlds better than McCain and Palin could do. In fact, I often shudder to think of Sarah making and baking and shaking the world with her stunted, myopic view of the world...

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