ABC: Why must Sarah Palin insert herself into this story by defending herself against charges of inspiring murder?

posted at 5:18 pm on January 12, 2011 by Allahpundit

I think it might be time to stop writing about the coverage, not because I’m bored with it or because there’s nothing left to say, but because I simply can’t achieve the Loughnerian dream state required to cope with “the facts.”

Should she have ended her video right after her expression of sympathy? After all, isn’t today about the victims, not the debate? Then again, if she didn’t address the debate swirling around her target map she might just as quickly have been accused of ducking the tough questions.

BOTTOM LINE: Sarah Palin, once again, has found a way to become part of the story. And she may well face further criticism for the timing and scope of her remarks. She is already taking heat for her use of the term “blood libel” (see today’s Tweets). In her video she notes, “President Obama and I may not agree on everything, but I know he would join me in affirming the health of our democratic process.” It remains to be seen exactly what Obama will say tonight, but White House aides say another goal of his address will be to lift the nation up in this moment, not sully it with politics.

A useful research project would be to go back through Twitter’s archives and find out not only which liberals were the first to toss Palin’s name out in connection with the shootings, but precisely how long it took them to do so after the cable nets first broke in with the news. As I recall, people like Kos were pointing to her crosshairs map within minutes; it took EMTs 38 minutes to get Giffords from the scene of the shooting to the operating table at the hospital, which means Palin may well have been “part of the story” before its most famous victim had even been placed on a stretcher. With, to repeat for the umpteen thousandth time, no evidence whatsoever to believe that Loughner had been influenced by her in any way. Four solid days of insane demagoguery about her phantom role in a mass murder, and not a word in her own defense until this morning.

And yet, as I write this, CBS is accusing her of … playing the victim.

Here’s Ace trying to boil all of this down to its rotten core. He doesn’t use the word, but Treacher’s right: The left’s argument here, such as it is, is that Loughner is the victim of voodoo.

But — follow the leftist logic here — Loughner is not a Tea Partier, or a conservative, or even right leaning at all. This proves that not only can our provocations influence our own crazies (which is 60% of us, to hear them talk) but in fact are so potent they can even drive those who don’t listen to us to kill.

Do you see that next argument taking shape? Taking shape? Having taken shape, I should say, past perfect. Krugman and all the rest of them, having called this as a deranged right-winger (and been proven wrong) simply make their argument more all-encompassing. They’re no longer arguing that right-wing invective can have an unbalanacing effect on right-wingers who hear it.

Their new argument is that right-wing invective can have an unbalancing effect on non-right-wingers — left-wingers, even — who don’t hear it.

That’s how insidious this all is. That’s how dangerous this all is. Right wing chatter can now drive left-wingers who don’t even hear it to kill people.

Voodoo, the same way sticking a doll with a pin can inflict pain on someone a thousand miles away. When Palin slapped the crosshairs on Giffords’s district, Loughner somehow just knew and reacted. No proof of real-world cause and effect needed. That’s one of the two big takeaways from the left’s reaction to all this — that in a pinch, if the narrative requires right-wing culpability, magical thinking is acceptable. The other big takeaway actually doesn’t have to do with Palin, even though I think many of her supporters want this story to be mainly about her and how badly she’s been smeared. She has been egregiously smeared, to be sure, but her “role” in the shootings isn’t the grand lie. The grand lie is the left/media professing to care remotely about the “tone of political discourse” while spending four days doing everything it could to make it worse. Instant politicization of a massacre, smear after smear about who’s to blame, total amnesia about their own chill attitude towards the vicious demonization of Bush and his circle for years, and every bit of it surreally accompanied by hand-wringing about improving “the dialogue.” Magical thinking — and yet, supposedly, “reality-based.” That’s where we’re at after four days of stomping on our allegedly fragile national debate.

Update: As usual, even in a post that’s as clearly and overwhelmingly a defense of Palin as this one is, some of her supporters want to accuse me of being unfair to her or her fans. The offending line, supposedly, is “many of her supporters want this story to be mainly about her.” By which, of course, I meant the story of the left’s ridiculous demagoguery over the past four days, not the story of the shootings themselves. My point (and Ace’s point) is that, while Palin has been smeared the worst, the voodoo logic being employed liberals is aimed at delegitimizing all conservatives as their agenda requires, not just her. Thought that was clear, but I guess not.


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The left’s response to the AZ shootings made me think of The Wizard of Oz. The left’s venom is catapulting Palin into the role of Dorothy with the left in the role of the Wicked Witches. The already dead witch under Dorothy’s house are all those Dems who lost in November.

Time to pour water on the Wicked Witch still standing.

BuckeyeSam on January 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM

portlandon on January 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Haven’t we already seen this – re the blood libel comment specificaly? If nothing else the supposedly conservative GOP folks are going to wonder where the Palin base went come election day

katiejane on January 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Delusional.

I wish I could remember that great quote of ACE’s about how the left meets the definition of paranoid schizophrenic now.

I quoted it twice already today…

Can’t find it now… I don’t know how to search I guess.

They truly have no shame.

How could so many of them have jumped on this obviously shaky story? Are they so very blind they couldn’t predict that there was at least a fifty percent chance that this wouldn’t end well for them?

Honestly they just threw all the rules out and jumped on a crashing band wagon.

petunia on January 12, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Allah,

that is below the belt even for you.

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Whenever you think Allah can’t sink any lower (regarding Sarah Palin), he lowers the bar yet again.

bw222 on January 12, 2011 at 6:01 PM

They were waiting for something like this to happen, an idea fed from the first appearance of the Tea Party. It wouldn’t have mattered what the incident was, it could have been some dude smashing his car into a deserted DNC office, the libs still would have used every device at their disposal to tie it to Palin.

Bishop on January 12, 2011 at 5:31 PM

It sure has the appearance of being premeditated and sadly pretty well orchestrated.

fourdeucer on January 12, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Just to make sure I have this straight:

Making the map was scurrilous and unbecoming of someone who wants a national role.
Taking it down was weak.
Hiding in her electronic bubble showed recognition of guilt and weakness.
Making a statement about the scuffle (in which, I remind you, she NEVER referred to herself) and using a metaphor used by many others over the past weak was inserting herself into the situation and anti-semitic to boot.

Have I got that about right?

alwaysfiredup on January 12, 2011 at 6:03 PM

This was very successful for them during Katrina.

Plus OK City.

This is nothing unusual for the left. This is their playbook.

faraway on January 12, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Oooooooo, will we have an open thread on his campaign speech tonight ??
Anything for a drinking game… hey, just sayin’.

pambi on January 12, 2011 at 6:04 PM

No matter what she does the left will always slam her. There is nothing but fear and hatred from the left towards her. They accused her of not saying enough when this happened and now it is too much. What they don’t realize is they are driving Independents to her just like Pelosi, Reid and Obama did in the last election. She has the best natural and genuine instincts we have seen since Reagan.

Sven on January 12, 2011 at 6:05 PM

To steal and twist a movie title:

“The Incredible Wrongness of Being”

To the LSM, that’s Sarah. She’s wrong just by being alive.

odat on January 12, 2011 at 6:05 PM

???????????????????????

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 12, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Her supporters DO NOT want to make this story about Gov Palin. they didn’t want this story to become political in the first place. Her supporters defended her when she remained quiet on the subject, her supporters thought her two responses where correct before the speech. the left and the media wanted to make this story about gov Palin not her supporters. Defedning the women is not wanting the story to be about her. Allah tries here to paint her supporters once again in a bad light.

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:05 PM

” Instant politicization of a massacre, smear after smear about who’s to blame, total amnesia about their own chill attitude towards the vicious demonization of Bush and his circle for years, and every bit of it surreally accompanied by hand-wringing about improving “the dialogue.”

Maybe a review of the licenses that allow them to spew this tripe on the public airwaves is in order by the new House Majority…

… If they can’t stay impartial, start a cable channel.

Seven Percent Solution on January 12, 2011 at 6:06 PM

bw222 on January 12, 2011 at 6:01 PM

AP is a closet Huckster FanBoy and he has to use any excuse he can find or make up to get “just one more dig at Sarah” any way he can.

belad on January 12, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Maybe a review of the licenses that allow them to spew this tripe on the public airwaves is in order by the new House Majority…

… If they can’t stay impartial, start a cable channel.

Seven Percent Solution on January 12, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Heh.

the_nile on January 12, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Trying hard to guard against wishful thinking, but I can’t help but feel the lefties are now jumping the shark. If 53-57% of polled folks are already on to their game, that % can only increase the more they try to push this narrative.

petefrt on January 12, 2011 at 6:08 PM

When Palin slapped the crosshairs on Giffords’s district, Loughner somehow just knew and reacted.

we can’t drill for oil in the gulf but we can sure drill down to the bottom of this fetid, illogical, and shameless hole. Absurd beyond belief.

ted c on January 12, 2011 at 6:08 PM

I’m not seeing the backhand some of you super sensitive ‘Nistas are.

blatantblue on January 12, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Ray Davies – “Voodoo Walk”

When the heat stops you sleeping at night
And the dead leaves rustle around
And the calmness keeps you awake
And you pace around the room

That’s the zombie in you manifesting itself
And you cry out loud and nobody can help
And it’s a one way sign to the gates of hell
And there’s no way back
No, there’s no way back
Ain’t no wonder you can’t sleep at night

You just heard the voodoo call
So you pace around, do the zombie crawl
And you shuffle around in the prison cell
Doing the voodoo walk, dancing with yourself
And you just can’t blame
The zombie inside of you

Or the voodoo curse hanging over you
Or the zombie walk, like an old soft shoe
Where the voodoo man’s talking inside of you
Doing the voodoo walk, voodoo walk
Ain’t no evil spirits round here
Or zombie people or demons with pointy ears
Ain’t no spooks waiting to appear

Doing the voodoo walk
Talking the voodoo talk
Or the voodoo howl
Doing the voodoo walk, voodoo walk

Christien on January 12, 2011 at 6:09 PM

The grand lie is the left/media professing to care remotely about the “tone of political discourse” while spending four days doing everything it could to make it worse.

Heckuva job Dupnik.

ted c on January 12, 2011 at 6:10 PM

ABC News

OmahaConservative on January 12, 2011 at 6:10 PM

The blood libel media strikes again.

RedRedRice on January 12, 2011 at 5:22 PM

I think you’ve hit on the new name we should give to the media. First is was MSM, then LSM, now and forevermore it should be “Blood Libel Media” or BLM for short. I going forward with that and hope you don’t mind.

silvernana on January 12, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Headline says ABC, but link (and body copy) is to CBS. I thought better of ABC, so I’m glad to see it’s not that network.

lizzieillinois on January 12, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Special Report w/ Bret Baier covered Palin’s response just now with a story by James Rosen, which was very fair, and then a commentary by Brit Hume.

Good Stuff.

It may come up on the panel as well.

Brian1972 on January 12, 2011 at 6:12 PM

To answer ABC’s inane question: Because the media and their fellow-traveling Democrat mouthpieces inserted Palin into the narrative in a most libelous manner.

Meanwhile, old Dupnik has a refrigerator-sized cardboard box full of skeletons in his own closet.
http://www.examiner.com/la-county-libertarian-in-los-angeles/sheriff-dupnik-father-of-inmate-junkie-jailbird-was-honored-by-big-sis-janet

onlineanalyst on January 12, 2011 at 6:13 PM

silvernana on January 12, 2011 at 6:11 PM

blm works for me.

OmahaConservative on January 12, 2011 at 6:13 PM

I’m not seeing the backhand some of you super sensitive ‘Nistas are.

blatantblue on January 12, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Read this a couple of times:

I think many of her supporters want this story to be mainly about her and how badly she’s been smeared.

He’s assuming something.

the_nile on January 12, 2011 at 6:13 PM

“Don’t let them bury me!

I’M NOT DEAD!”

Christien on January 12, 2011 at 6:14 PM

AP is a closet Huckster FanBoy and he has to use any excuse he can find or make up to get “just one more dig at Sarah” any way he can.

belad on January 12, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Not really.

the_nile on January 12, 2011 at 6:14 PM

I’ve scoured the internet to see if this is resonating on moderate persons. My observation is if the Progressives think this tactic is going to rejuvenate their dwindling base, it is they who need to recheck their cross hairs.

sybilll on January 12, 2011 at 6:15 PM

even though I think many of her supporters want this story to be mainly about her and how badly she’s been smeared.

Don’t be dopey. Pick your target (us), personalize it (Palin).

That is what the left has done. It is possible to defend Palin without being a 21st Century Palinbot ™. By smearing her, they are smearing everyone who doesn’t agree with their agenda. This is simple math.

The Mega Independent on January 12, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Palin is the new Bush

But…..IMPROVED!

Why you can now blame ANYTHING on her. It’s magic!

Global Warming?

Palin’s fault!

SEE?

TRY IT!

Opposite Day on January 12, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Allah, I’m impressed. The last two days I’ve seen some of your best writing on display.

Well done.

You have managed to capture my feelings on this episode perfectly.

ButterflyDragon on January 12, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

John Dickerson: Sarah Palin’s response to the Tucson shooting is defensive, illogical, distracting—and late.

hepcat on January 12, 2011 at 6:17 PM

It’s great that they have created the opportunity for Palin to give her Reaganesque speech on this subject. She enhanced her image with it and the MSM’s continued attacks will only help spread the word. I’ll say again that I am not a Palinista, but I was deeply impressed and now view her even more favorably. She just flat out skooled the fools and they are too dumb to just shutup while they are behind. Congratulations Governor, and thanks for the ‘entertainment’.

JimP on January 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM

I could have gone my entire life without getting insight into the nasty mind of the power obsessed leftest. Is it contagious? Is it congenital? Is it treatable? Is there a vaccine?

Dr Evil on January 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM

The leftoid media are co-attempted assassins (of character, in this instance) with Loughner.

Using his lunacy to promote their own.

profitsbeard on January 12, 2011 at 6:20 PM

He’s assuming something.

the_nile on January 12, 2011 at 6:13 PM

no it is not an assumption. Is a tactic

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I’m not seeing the backhand some of you super sensitive ‘Nistas are.

blatantblue on January 12, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Nor am I…

I’d like to have JetBoy rule on this; since he had his Damascus moment this morning, and has become a full-on ‘nista, we should let him be the judge.

/

massrighty on January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

what the liberal left/media is doing today is the same as what the Nazi’s did to the jews. blame them for everything bad that happens. Can we call them brownshirts yet?

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

It’s great that they have created the opportunity for Palin to give her Reaganesque whining I’m-a-victim speech on this subject today when we should be remembering the real victims.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

My observation is if the Progressives think this tactic is going to rejuvenate their dwindling base, it is they who need to recheck their cross hairs.

sybilll on January 12, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Well, it may rejuvenate their base, but my bet is that starting about now, for every one in their base they rejuvenate, they’ll lose at least two from the center-left. As best I can see, they’re fast losing this fight… unless somehow we let them off the hook.

petefrt on January 12, 2011 at 6:26 PM

what the liberal left/media is doing today is the same as what the Nazi’s did to the jews.

Is that why she used the phrase “blood libel”? Because she’s the metaphorical equivalent of a Jew in Nazi Germany? Nice. Either that or she’s too dumb to know what it really means. Stick to shooting animals Sarah. We know you abhor violence.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

She did not start the erroneous message put out by the Dems, and the Liberal BLM and bloogers, but she sure answered it.

Kleenex?

kingsjester on January 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Wow; we can close the thread now, thanks for posting!

massrighty on January 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

The WH is probably so provoked that Palin precluded the impact of the Consoler-in-Chief’s speech tonight with a superior message that Axelrod sent out his marketing talking points to his lackeys in the media.

onlineanalyst on January 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Kleenex?

Vomit bag.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Vomit bag.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:28 PM

You’ve been doing that a lot lately. You shouldn’t cry so hard.

kingsjester on January 12, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I generally don’t duplicate comments, but I see that GrowFins has shown up. So what the h*ll.

In all of this, you know what’s pathetic?

Families of five (or six) dead people and 13 wounded have to go through the motions of smiling while pretending to be comforted and moved by the visit of an absentee, cowardly, POS president who’s allowed his administration, his political party, and his media apparatus to hijack the horror, the pain, and the reality of the loss experienced by these families so that liberals could somehow regain some momentum after getting their a**es kicked in November.

BuckeyeSam on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

ABC: Why must Sarah Palin insert herself into this story by defending herself against charges of inspiring murder?

Translation: “LOOK AT US! LOOK AT US! LOOK AT US!! We’re relevant, we promise! LOOK AT US! Why is no one paying any attention to us? Waaaaaa.”

tickleddragon on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

It’s great that they have created the opportunity for Palin to give her Reaganesque whining I’m-a-victim speech on this subject today when we should be remembering the real victims.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Again, you specifically asked her to do exactly this two days ago. You should be happy when you get what you want.

alwaysfiredup on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

onlineanalyst on January 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

any bets that Obama had to rewrite his speech after Palin’s speech?

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

I see our resident Gollum has sloughed out of its cave.

Sharr on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

oh look the hater showed up.

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM

I see our resident Gollum has sloughed out of its cave.

Sharr on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

*snort* *appreciative golf-clap*

tickleddragon on January 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Is that why she used the phrase “blood libel”? Because she’s the metaphorical equivalent of a Jew in Nazi Germany? Nice. Either that or she’s too dumb to know what it really means. Stick to shooting animals Sarah. We know you abhor violence.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:26 PM

LOL

I love the fact that liberals are so desperate they’ll cling to anything at all in their attempts to sow the seeds of hate.

Really? The best you guys could come up with is feigned indignation over the term “blood libel”?

ButterflyDragon on January 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

BuckeyeSam

Oh, so you speak for the families now? I’m sure they’ll be glad to know that. I guess the thousands upon thousands of people there to hear the President’s words are nazis out to libel the Jewish princess-martyr.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Is that why she used the phrase “blood libel”? Because she’s the metaphorical equivalent of a Jew in Nazi Germany? Nice. Either that or she’s too dumb to know what it really means. Stick to shooting animals Sarah. We know you abhor violence.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:26 PM

She’s redefining the terms of the discourse. She uses words, and provokes reactions. Each time, leftards try to argue her usage, and come up short.

Palling around with terrorists? Check!
Death Panels? Check!
Blood Libel? Check!

Stick around: she’ll be doing this some more – you can be outrageously outraged some more.

massrighty on January 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

You are whining.

Like it or not, the stupid idiot media have turned this into a Sarah Palin story now. Against her will, I might add.

She did not respond like a “victim”, she handled it with grace, compassion, and measured rebuttal to some things that should have never been said at all.

You liberals did this, not Sarah Palin.

Now deal with it, she knocked it over the fence.

Brian1972 on January 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

“The other big takeaway actually doesn’t have to do with Palin, even though I think many of her supporters want this story to be mainly about her and how badly she’s been smeared”
Allah- this is assumption and as such has no place here. You are good though.
Fins- Heaven help ya.

texriot on January 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

POS president who’s allowed his administration, his political party, and his media apparatus to hijack the horror, the pain, and the reality of the loss experienced by these families so that liberals could somehow regain some momentum after getting their a**es kicked in November.

BuckeyeSam on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

hey look on the bright side at least unlike the oil rig explosion at least the families of the dead on mentioned by the POTUS before using their deaths for politcal purposes..

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

I think I see the left’s point. I’m about far right as you can go with out becoming a leftist.After the cap that all the people on the left has pulled, I for one after the revolution, will not lift a finger to stop them and their families from being lined up against the wall and shot.
Their crime: Stupidity in the 1st degree.
Their families crime:We don’t want this kind of mental defect to spread.

BruceB on January 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

any bets that Obama had to rewrite his speech after Palin’s speech?

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Well, somebody had to do a re-write anyway.

darwin-t on January 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Sry cap=crap

BruceB on January 12, 2011 at 6:35 PM

My thoughts exactly. Now it feels like they were just getting warmed up. I shudder to think what they are going to pull in 2012.

Kataklysmic on January 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM

I think this rush to condemn, this anger, hatred, and absolute separation from reality all stems from November and liberals deep-seated fear that their progressive dream is rapidly slipping away.

It’s a collective meltdown. All of them – the sheriff, liberal bloggers, the MSM, even the lady who grabbed the clip then blamed the Republicans for the clip being in the hands of a madman (and then talked about how they were going to ruin the healthcare bill no less! who in their right mind would talk about politics right after grabbing ammo away from a madman!) – they are all hysterically angry – but not at the crazy shooter – with conservatives because they are loosing the great “conservative vs. liberal” argument and they know it. They are desperate.

When you’re this irrational, pent up with fear, with anger, when you’re this disillusioned and depressed, you reach for any rope, no matter how frail or brittle, to try and drag yourself back the banks of “Yes we can”.

Trouble is (and only a few of them have seen this and have begun to speak up) this desperate attempt to blame their political enemies for the acts of a madman has backfired.

Because of their despicable actions, more and more Americans have come to see how morally bankrupt liberalism and its adherents truly are.

Rod on January 12, 2011 at 6:35 PM

I for one after the revolution, will not lift a finger to stop them and their families from being lined up against the wall and shot.

By who? Sarah’s Special Blood Libel Commando?

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM

This is gonna be an popular post, so let ‘er fly:

the vicious demonization of Bush and his circle for years,

What we are seeing played out today is the logical consequence of Bush et al not defending themselves against the lies of the Left about WMD & Iraq.

The Left got comfortable with (and good at) character assassination of the highest order for nearly a decade.

Good for Palin for calling the bastards out. Should have been done years ago

Bruno Strozek on January 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM

***

I guess the thousands upon thousands of people there to hear the President’s words are nazis out to libel the Jewish princess-martyr.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Where do you get this kind of invective?

BuckeyeSam on January 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM

I guess the thousands upon thousands

yeah right

of people there to hear the President’s words are

nazis out to libel the Jewish princess-martyr.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

darwin-t on January 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM

fouled that up terribly

darwin-t on January 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM

I’ve had about all I can stand with arsonists ranting at us about how we need to stop playing with fire (so to speak).

Aitch748 on January 12, 2011 at 6:38 PM

nazis out to libel the Jewish princess-martyr.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Seek help woman or stop drinking or both.

darwin-t on January 12, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

She did not start the erroneous message put out by the Dems, and the Liberal BLM and bloogers, but she sure answered it.

Kleenex?

kingsjester on January 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Grow Fins needs a Baby wipe and a dusting of baby powder.

portlandon on January 12, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Where do you get this kind of invective?

BuckeyeSam

I wonder where?

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

I wonder where?

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

They make Brownshirts for Girls too Finny. You’ll wear yours nicely.

portlandon on January 12, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Another Wellstone memorial brewing? OBAMA COMING TO TUCSON TO CAMPAIGN, NOT SUPPORT MOURNERS! SHAM EXPOSED! SEE THE “TRAGEDY CAMPAIGN” SLOGAN AND…WAIT FOR IT…LOGO!

singer on January 12, 2011 at 5:32 PM

This is beyond disgusting. Obama is a P.I.G. Pure and simple.

I hope those “Together We Thrive” signs are front and center in full view of the cameras. Let every person in this country…in the world…see what a P.O.S. he really is.

For closers, let’s play “can you imagine if…”

Bush did this.
Palin did this.

Obama is taking this country to a new low with each and every day that passes.

GrannyDee on January 12, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Because of their despicable actions, more and more Americans have come to see how morally bankrupt liberalism and its adherents truly are.

Rod on January 12, 2011 at 6:35 PM

You can see it in the hollywood crap produced also. It is unwatchable. The progressive messag eis everywhere and these last 4 day shave been nothing but a “2 minute hate” session by the 1984ers.

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:43 PM

The grand lie is the left/media professing to care remotely about the “tone of political discourse” while spending four days doing everything it could to make it worse.

Money.

ladyingray on January 12, 2011 at 6:43 PM

I wonder where?

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

yeah I’m calling you out as a hater and insane person trying to blame the mass murder on gov Palin and conservatives is nothing short of the nazi’s placing the blmae on jews for everything bad that happens.

If you don’t like it change parties. the democratic party has become a national socialist movement wrapped in the occult pushing for the death of the unborn, the old and the infirm. And is on a national crusdae to wipe out God from the public square. Their insantity and hate has been loosed on this nation and they have fibnally resorted to blood libel when all else has failed them.

shame on you and your hate.

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:46 PM

It’s a Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo

Voodoo – Godsmack

mechkiller_k on January 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Liberals use Voodoo logic. That’s the best description of how they think. Everything and anything that the Right does, even if it’s not heard or seen by a particular individual, will profoundly affect him or her. A simple non-sequitur is a known logical fallacy, but Voodoo logic is a very special kind of messed up logic. Only the Left could come up with it.

The Left has learned nothing over the past several days. I especially like Palin’s message. She put the ball in their court. They could tone it down. Instead, by her not apologizing, the Left went nuts and even now are furhter escalating the rhetoric. The hypocrisy of the Left has been demonstrated to the world and Palin yet again has played them.

MrX on January 12, 2011 at 6:48 PM

OK, Krauthammer just sh!t his pants with me, as he said Sarah didn’t need to say anything and it was too late and she injected herself into it again. The man is dead to me forever.

silvernana on January 12, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Please go vote in Bret Baier’s poll:

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hrh40 on January 12, 2011 at 6:49 PM

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Untrue.

ladyingray on January 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Let’s be honest: Sarah Palin LOVES the attention. The broohaha over whether she was tacitcly responsible for the shooting had quieted, and this was a way for her to insert herself back into the controversy.

redfoxbluestate on January 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

What makes you think the people will be there because Obama is speaking?

ladyingray on January 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM

what the liberal left/media is doing today is the same as what the Nazi’s did to the jews.

Is that why she used the phrase “blood libel”? Because she’s the metaphorical equivalent of a Jew in Nazi Germany? Nice. Either that or she’s too dumb to know what it really means. Stick to shooting animals Sarah. We know you abhor violence.

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:26 PM

You may not want to try your hand at metaphors again. I don’t think you have the frontal lobes to handle them.

It’s a common problem with reptilian brains, you know….

tom on January 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM

I guess the thousands upon thousands of people there to hear the President’s words are nazis out to libel the Jewish princess-martyr.
Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

No, but we know why HE’s going there … http://tinyurl.com/4zjl2wx

pambi on January 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Sherrif Dipstick is NOW RADIOACTIVE, before Obama’s BIG HEALING MOMENT! Examiner.com.

bigmike on January 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM

I wonder where?

Grow Fins on January 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

If you can’t acknowledge that the media inserted Sarah Palin into this event, then you’re a total idiot. Prove me wrong (betcha can’t).

ladyingray on January 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Hey Allah, as Rush Limbaugh pointed out today “Sarah Palin didn’t make herself the story, the liberal media made her the story”.

jaboba on January 12, 2011 at 6:58 PM

any bets that Obama had to rewrite his speech after Palin’s speech?

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Rumor has it 3 speech writers collapsed and 6 flat out quit,

katy the mean old lady on January 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

any bets that Obama had to rewrite his speech after Palin’s speech?

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Count it!

onlineanalyst on January 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

It may come up on the panel as well.

Brian1972 on January 12, 2011 at 6:12 PM

It did, and it wasn’t a big hit with them.

Knucklehead on January 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

redfoxbluestate on January 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

I’m no Palinista (search and you will see), but no.

ladyingray on January 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

The broohaha over whether she was tacitcly responsible for the shooting had quieted

redfoxbluestate on January 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Uh no, it hadn’t. A consensus may have been reached that it wasn’t working, but in no way was it stopping.

alwaysfiredup on January 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

I’m not seeing the backhand some of you super sensitive ‘Nistas are.

blatantblue on January 12, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Read this a couple of times:

I think many of her supporters want this story to be mainly about her and how badly she’s been smeared.

He’s assuming something.

the_nile on January 12, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Absolutely.

The rest of what AP wrote is on target, and very good. The real story here has been the deranged way in which multiple media figures took a story about a tragedy and tried to lay it at the feet of Sara Palin. If Palin had not existed, they would have tried to blame someone else. So it’s accurate enough to say that Palin is not the real story here, but the big — and hypocritical — smear attempt.

But then AP says that “her supporters want it to be about Palin.” It wasn’t Palin’s supporters who dragged her into it. In fact, that statement makes no more sense than CBS saying, “Palin has found a way to make it a story about her.” AP sees the problem with attacking Palin for defending herself, but then blames Palin supporters for making the story about her, when the blame clearly lies on the people doing the smearing.

tom on January 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

redfoxbluestate on January 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Let’s be honest. You’re a leftard cockroach who came scurrying over from a lefty hate site sewer such as Kostard-land or Huffing glue to make an inane, vapid, brainless comment that would get lost among the countless fecal matter brain droppings over there.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

redfoxbluestate on January 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

what a bunch of bullsh*t.

Because in your world everyone likes to have to take time from thier days to defend themselves from the charge of murder.

Take your talking point and go somewhere that believes it.

unseen on January 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM

The ObaMaobots are taking umbrage over the term “blood libel”? The must have gotten their marching orders from Media Mutters, Think Progress, Journolist, the Kos Kids, or some of those other sewer-rat muckrakers.

onlineanalyst on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

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