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Thoughtful, On-Target Palin Responds To Attacks; Left Loses Last Grip On Reality

January 13, 2011

Originally posted at NewsReal:

I know, my use of the term on-target makes me a vitriolic, hateful rhetoric espouser in the eyes of some. It’s not conducive to the “new tone” we are all supposed to embrace for some unfathomable and delusional reason. Of course, this new tone doesn’t apply if one is speaking about Sarah Palin, who is apparently the cause of All Bad Things Ever, in perpetuity. Even here, we are on day three of no school due to snow. In South Carolina. Does Palin’s evil reach have no bounds?!

The Left and the media, as always concentric circles on a Venn diagram, attempted for days to spin a false and odious narrative placing blame for the shooting in Tucson on Sarah Palin and everyone like her. Because, vitriol. Or something. Days of vile political opportunism, on the backs of the dead. Days of disgusting smears the likes of which I’ve never seen before in my lifetime. Days of giddily and gleefully exploiting deaths, including those of a federal judge and a nine year old child, all in an attempt to score political points and to silence and demonize those with whom they disagree.

That the facts did not support such claims even one iota meant nothing. In fact, they absolutely ignored all evidence and truths and proceeded to just make stuff up. All focused on Sarah Palin, who miraculously manages to be a dumb old chick from the sticks and the most evil person alive. She’s kind of like George W. Bush that way, I suppose. Chris Matthews went so far as to put a graphic up during his show last night with Sarah Palin’s picture, reading underneath “Silent: On The Lam.” On. The. Lam. As if some fugitive, implying that she, along with the tea party, is somehow responsible for a massacre perpetrated by a madman.

Today, Sarah Palin released a video statement. It is a thoughtful, inspiring, dead-on (violent rhetoric!) response (the full transcript can be found here):

A pitch perfect response, both from the heart and smart. Naturally, that then caused the Left to lose whatever tenuous grip they had left on reality. See, Sarah Palin was bad for being “silent and on the lam” last night. But, today, she is super icky for responding and not remaining silent. After being accused for days of having “blood on her hands” and of being responsible for the acts of a madman. Who, incidentally, apparently did not even watch nor listen to the news and, therefore, likely did not even have any knowledge of the supposedly evil cross-hairs graphic. Or anything else for that matter.  It was clear almost immediately that the left was actually upset because her response was exactly correct. Based not just on emotion – actual heartfelt emotion – but on facts and reason. Pesky old reason! That does not suit. The new “in” thing is complete fabrications, mixed with a healthy dose of utter delusion. Therefore, the smears continued, predictably.

First came speculation from Ben Smith at Politico, and others, that Sarah Palin was ‘stirring the pot” with the use of the phrase blood libel and that the phrase must have been fed to her by someone who “got” the context. Oh, no, that dum-dum rube obviously doesn’t know the historical context and just somehow randomly came up with that phrase while prattling inanely and brushing her hair, soon to be distracted  by something shiny. History? That’s for boys! She was also decried for the use of the phrase itself, even though it’s been used many times by others and is a common phraseology in the political world. It is also absolutely accurate in this instance.

Next came Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)  in a desperate act of projection. He said:

“You know, Sarah Palin just can’t seem to get it, on any front. I think she’s an attractive person, she is articulate,” Clyburn said on the Bill Press radio show, according to The Hill. “But I think intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what’s going on here.”

I’d say it was a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but I”m sure that would be racist and political “hate speech”. Clyburn is good at inventing racist acts as well. Unfortunately, he is not intelligent enough to understand that lies are easily proven as lies when there are large groups of people around, all with some form of video capturing devices. Next came Adam Serwer, at the Washington Post who wrote the following drivel:

Now, mere days after the incident, with six people dead and Giffords still recovering, Palin is making herself the center of attention. It might please the audience for conservative talk radio or Fox News, but most people will be disgusted. As well they should be.

How does Serwer, and others like him, sleep at night? And what color is the sky in their deranged world? Palin is making herself the center of attention?  How dare she respond to continuous and constant claims that she be held responsible for mass murder!  Who does she think she is? And how dare she defend innocent people who are also being accused of fomenting a “climate of hate” – by merely voicing their thoughts and opinions – so pervasive that madmen bear no responsibility for their own actions. The depth and stench of  the manure the Left is shoveling is astounding. They made Sarah Palin the center of attention by attempting to blame her, on the backs of the dead, solely in a demented attempt to score political points.

More followed.  She was also demonized for not being apologetic by the LA Times in an article with the headline “Sarah Palin unapologetic after criticism related to Arizona shootings“.  “Criticism” must be the Newspeak way to say disgusting demonization. Further, why should she apologize? There is one person responsible for the murderous rampage in Tucson and that is Jared Loughner.  She was accused of “sullying” the nation with her very existence. Others claimed she has decided that she is one of the victims of the Tucson shooting.

The list goes on and on. The epically disgusting behavior of the Left during a time of tragedy cannot even fully be explained nor chronicled. It’s too much. One thing is clear; Sarah Palin scares them. And it’s not because she is violence foment-y or fosters a “climate of hate.” It’s because she is not afraid of them. It is because she is strong. It is because she will not let them silence American citizens. She won’t be cowed by their attempts to sneeringly dismiss a “little woman’s” intelligence. She didn’t run when they then moved onto attempts to outright dehumanize and demonize her. Is it also because her statement today showed real leadership? While the Left continues to odiously politicize tragic deaths, Sarah Palin is striving to help strengthen the country with comforting and emotion-filled words in a time of tragedy. She is choosing to stand up for, comfort and inspire her fellow citizens. She is not trying to pin the murderous acts of a lunatic on good, innocent people to further her own end.

My “new tone”? I’ll choose Sarah Palin.

cross-posted from RedState

 

40 Comments leave one →
  1. Michael R. Kulley permalink
    January 13, 2011 2:15 am

    Welcome back, I lost you for a for bit. glad you still have smoke if not the fire.

  2. Sarah Rocks permalink
    January 13, 2011 2:54 am

    Sarah is a great American and you will cause earthquakes with that bikini pic you hottie! [:-)

  3. January 13, 2011 8:42 am

    It’s just baffling the world we live in today. I for one am glad that the conservatives are not just going to roll over and take this abuse from the usual left and MSM this time. They have really gone over the top now in their desperate bid to blame any ills in the world not where they should be – which is right in their own good-intentioned laps – but on those that are simply disagreeing with their political policies. Unbelievable. If we think this is bad, wait until the 2012 presidential campaign heats up.

  4. January 13, 2011 10:20 am

    Adding you to my blog roll. I’d like to say it was because of the snark, but honestly: It was the boobs.
    😛

  5. January 13, 2011 12:32 pm

    Bull’s eye. You hit the target and in order to tell you, I’ll employ every incendiary metaphor that my right-thinking brain can dredge up. Dare I say your point is dead-on? It should echo through the nation: There is one person responsible for these killings and it’s not Sarah Palin.

    Thank you, Lori. Full speed ahead. Damn the torpedoes.

  6. January 13, 2011 12:34 pm

    And the aggravating thing is that they apparently don’t understand what the term “blood libel” actually means. It refers to an anti-semitic outrage; simply using it as an analogy isn’t anti-semitic in any way. The Left has all the self-knowledge and sense of perspective of junior high kids; it’s all hysteria all the time. Speaking of which, maybe have a look at my site, http://www.granitesentry.com. Love to make your list of sites!

  7. January 13, 2011 7:49 pm

    Let`s see now, Sarah Palin is a moron who could not find her butt with both hands if all ten fingers were flashlights. Nancy Palooka, Obummer, and Hillary are geniuses, ditto James Clyburn. Wow, what color is the sky in their world indeed?

  8. molten permalink
    January 14, 2011 6:51 am

    Sarah Palin once again playing the “victim card”

  9. SandStef permalink
    January 18, 2011 8:15 pm

    Nice pucker pose!

    LOL!

    • molten permalink
      January 20, 2011 4:53 am

      Thank you. If you want more LOL!, watch Jon Stewart take Sarah Palin (Americas Victim) down hard for her hypocritical blather on the Monday edition of The Sean Hannity Show.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/19/stewart-sarah-palin-victim_n_810870.html

      Priceless!

      • January 20, 2011 1:23 pm

        Your contrary proof is a Jon Stewart monologue linked by the Huffington Post?

        The cliche is complete. The house is filled with LOL’s. Filled, I say.

        • molten permalink
          January 20, 2011 5:31 pm

          Andrew the Noisy,

          I never said that it was proof of anything. I implied that the Stewart rant was funny, and a great take down of Sarah Palin.

          You can watch Stewart on the Comedy Central website if you can’t bring yourself to click on HuffPo…the video will be the same wherever you view it.

          If you’re a big fan of Palin, I wouldn’t expect you to watch anything that might challenge your perception of her. The truth hurts sometimes, I understand your fear.

          • January 20, 2011 5:45 pm

            You get all of your “hard news” from the Comedy channel?

            • SandStef permalink
              January 21, 2011 4:47 pm

              And a self taken picture like a 14 year old girl in a bathroom facebook profile pic.

              Hard to take seriously.

  10. molten permalink
    January 22, 2011 7:26 pm

    ViolentIndifference,

    I don’t consider a former governor, Fox News political pundit, reality show star, and best selling author to be “hard news.”

    Sarah Palin is an entertainer. I consider her to be “entertainment news.”

    There is no one on the right who does what Jon Stewart does. I’m sorry that you can’t appreciate his humor and insight. I’m sure that “Red Eye” on Fox gives you everything you need in the comedy department.

    SandStef,

    I’m not here to be taken seriously by you. I really could care less what you think of me or my photo. Your insults are far more childish than any photo that I might post.

    • ant permalink
      January 25, 2011 3:25 am

      If Sarah Palin is “entertainment” news, all the libs little journalism heroes are then, by definition, nothing more than Joan Rivers-type gossip mongers because she is all they ever talk about.
      BTW, most conservatives are clever and witty so we don’t need the equivalent of a Stewart, the left does because, it’s my experience, most libs are angry, ugly,ignorant, deluded facists. The media right doesn’t have it’s John Stewarts and Colberts satirizing the news (although I’ve been told they are allegedly fair and objective humorists.Ha.) because, maybe, some things are just too serious and/or disturbing to be joked about. An incompetent, regulation-happy buffoon of a door-mat for China and the UN in the White House, for one example.

  11. molten permalink
    January 25, 2011 6:56 am

    ant,

    Your obsessive name-calling only proves that it is you who is “ugly” and “angry.”

    The fact that you can’t even spell the word “facsist” tells me that you don’t have a clue what facsism really is, and proves that it is you who is “ignorant” and “deluded.”

    Your rant is neither “clever” nor “witty,” which proves that while “most” conservatives may have those attributes, you are certainly not one of those conservatives.

    Nice try.

    • molten permalink
      January 25, 2011 6:44 pm

      I’m waiting..

    • ant permalink
      January 25, 2011 6:54 pm

      You spelled fascism wrong while admonishing my spelling of fascist. Now do yourself a favor and look up various soundbites from the likes of Pelosi, Boxer, Jackson-Lee, Pete Stark, Durbin, Murtha, Kerry, and even the messiah himself and tell me they are all intellectually superior to Sarah Palin or the average American.
      some para-phrased examples; “Unemployment checks are the best economic stimulus you can get.”, “Food stamps provide more bang for the buck than any other economic stimulus”,” Is that flag we planted on Mars still visible to satellites?”, “I was for the war before I was against”, “As far as I’m concerned, We (government) are permitted to do whatever we want”, “These doctors might charge 30..40.. 50,000. to cut off someone’s foot.”.

      • molten permalink
        January 25, 2011 6:58 pm

        Wow…you figured it out…good for you.

      • molten permalink
        January 25, 2011 7:20 pm

        By the way, these two “paraphrased examples” you give are from the CBO and Moody’s Analytics.

        1. “Unemployment checks are the best economic stimulus you can get.”

        2. “Food stamps provide more bang for the buck than any other economic stimulus”

        http://money.cnn.com/2008/01/29/news/economy/stimulus_analysis/index.htm

        Can you point to any studies that prove them wrong?

        • ant permalink
          January 25, 2011 7:25 pm

          The CBO works with what pre-formed ideas and misinformation they are given. Those quotes are from Nancy Pelosi’s mouth. If you are claiming it’s nonsense she read from CBO reports, it does not excuse her. It shows a lack of discernment and intellectual curiousity on her part.

          • molten permalink
            January 25, 2011 7:39 pm

            What about Moody’s Analytical? Not reliable either?

            I’m waiting for you to show me any study from anyone that disproves the stimulus value of food stamps and UI.

            I’m dying to see who you think provides reliable economic information.

            • ant permalink
              January 25, 2011 7:54 pm

              Moody’s is, besides being unreliable, also based on the position of the query,”Which is better? tax incentives or welfare payments for achieving immediate spending within the economy”. Both the studies and our brilliant leaders avoid the question; Which is better? Government getting out of the way so people can earn a living or providing government checks to the unemployed with money taken from those few still working despite the negative effects Washington’s interference has caused to the economy?”

  12. ant permalink
    January 25, 2011 6:42 pm

    Oh no! A typo! I’ve committed an unforgivable sin. Please have mercy. All my thoughts are now irrelevant because, we know those on the left never make mistakes in grammar and spelling. Does it help that I know how to pronounce “corpsman”? And I’ll stop insulting BO when he stops insulting me. Got it?

  13. molten permalink
    January 25, 2011 6:54 pm

    Too funny…I gave you a chance, ant, and you didn’t have the brain to take it.

    Anyone?

    • ant permalink
      January 25, 2011 7:20 pm

      You never did answer the question from “violent indifference”. Do you get all your news from Comedy Central? If Sarah Palin is irrelevant “entertainment news”, what,exactly, are you doing here?
      As far as you’re little “gotcha” moment, nice try, but criticizing anyone’s typing skill or occasional misspelling is not something I waste my time on. It detracts from the heart of the matter, but obviously you’ve really got nothing important to say so there is no substance to debate. Just you’re dislike for Palin, I suppose. Hardly anything new for liberals and nothing that requires objective thought.

  14. ant permalink
    January 25, 2011 8:06 pm

    To make it clearer, molten. Basically what that study is saying is, Well, if people are gonna be out of work because the Fed isn’t smart enough to get out of it’s own or anybody else’s way. Then money provided directly to the people is going to be spent (and POSSIBLY act as stimulus) sooner into the economy then some slow-moving tax-incentive ( where benefits of such may or may not show until later). Which does not translate into UC or Food Stamps are best. Jobs and paychecks are best and anybody with half a brain knows government does not create jobs independent of relying on tax -revenue for sustenance. Pelosi, then, is content to embrace a temporary solution with unwanted consequences as long as she gets to continue the status quo and grow the strength and influence of an over-bearing nanny-state instead of what has been a truly unique exercise of freedom and the consent of the governed that has not been seen in human history. But, hey, let’s go back to man’s “natural” state of living under despotism because Sarah Palin sucks.

  15. molten permalink
    January 26, 2011 12:46 am

    Nice rant, ant…but let’s try and stay on topic here, ok?

    We all know that you’re a patriot, and that you’re forced to share your country with a bunch of tyrannical fascists that are hell-bent on destroying America…We just want to see you prove that what Pelosi said about “bang for your buck” stimulus was wrong.

    Ant says:

    “Then money provided directly to the people is going to be spent (and POSSIBLY act as stimulus) sooner into the economy then some slow-moving tax-incentive ( where benefits of such may or may not show until later). Which does not translate into UC or Food Stamps are best.”

    To make it clear, ant. Basically what that study is saying is that if the enonomy is in the shitter, and people are desperate to pay bills and feed their kids, then they’re going to spend their unemployment benefits and food stamps quickly. That money directly stimulates the local economy. There is no “POSSIBLY” about it. Food stamps and unemployment benefits are the most cost-effective temporary stimulus because they target the needs most likely to channel money back into the economy.

    This seems like a no-brainer to me. I don’t see how you can claim otherwise. It’s just like when you say “jobs and paychecks are best”… Well duh, of course they are. But that’s not what we’re discussing here.

    Let’s go back to your original rant for a minute..

    “some para-phrased examples; “Unemployment checks are the best economic stimulus you can get.”, “Food stamps provide more bang for the buck than any other economic stimulus”,” Is that flag we planted on Mars still visible to satellites?”, “I was for the war before I was against”, “As far as I’m concerned, We (government) are permitted to do whatever we want”, “These doctors might charge 30..40.. 50,000. to cut off someone’s foot.”.”

    Now, I know politicians and pundits say stupid things on both sides, but the first two statements you list above are true. I’m asking you to show me how they are not true. Can you do that without spouting ideological bombast?

    Then you go on to say:

    “Pelosi, then, is content to embrace a temporary solution with unwanted consequences…”

    What unwanted consequences? Economic stimulus was always supposed to be a temporary solution. That’s why they called it a stimulus, and why there was a finite dollar amount attached to it.

    Regardless of your opinions about the Fed, the government, Nancy Pelosi, overbearing nanny states, freedom, despotism, and Sarah Palin, the fact remains that the two best temporary actions to stimulate the economy during a sharp downturn are food stamps and UI.

    I’m supplying you with links to some of the multiple studies that show that you are wrong about this. If you have data that disputes these economic studies, now is the time to show them, or admit that, like you told me earlier…”obviously you’ve really got nothing important to say so there is no substance to debate.”

    http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/117xx/doc11706/08-24-ARRA.pdf

    http://www.economy.com/mark-zandi/documents/Final-House-Budget-Committee-Perspectives-on-the-US-Economy-070110.pdf

    • ant permalink
      January 26, 2011 2:12 am

      You’ve said exactly what I stated. That these measures are considered to be a quick method to put money into the economy. They are not a solution. They are not even a quick fix. Putting a piece of cardboard over a hole in your roof is not a “fix”. Because Pelosi can regurgitate an excerpt that someone read for her does not make her competent. And you’ll have to explain to me how this fix is better then letting business and the marketplace amend itself despite the economic problems CAUSED by over-bearing,meddlesome government. Explain to me how Food stamps and UC which is taken from taxes and not produced through supply and demand is a solution. You take money from a shrinking tax-paying base, it goes to someone in desperate need to pay the rent,for example, and is passed on to some landlord in desperate need to pay his mortgage. Where are the jobs created in that scenario? Where is prosperity and consumerism encouraged in that scenario? You miss my whole point, you criticize conservatives like Sarah Palin and yet you have complete faith in a ruling Party that has neither the wit or wisdom or, maybe even, the want to improve a situation with over 2 years at the helm. If you cannot see that our government is no longer led by the consent of the governed, then we’ll have to agree to disagree, but, truthfully as you have stated I really don’t see how both sides can ever come to an agreement on what is best for the country. It has gotten to a point where we are completely different animals.

    • ant permalink
      January 26, 2011 2:19 am

      I also feel I should add concerning the “finite stimulus as temporary relief”. That begs the larger question, who, exactly, is benefiting from 878 billion dollars? Besides being a ridiculously large sum that will cause more problems for us in the long run. Why is this money going to Unions or University research? Why do we give MILLIONS to Pakistan and the UN? Why can’t this money be given directly back to the taxpayers? Why must people suffer through hard times while all this money goes to banks and foreign entities or inflated government salaries and pensions? Where is the compassion of the so-called “working peoples” party while some hide their foreign -built yachts from the tax-man?

    • ant permalink
      January 26, 2011 4:12 am

      Despite what you and Pelosi believe, rebranded or borrowed tax money is not going to lift the economy out of it’s hole. And constantly feeding the worry of businesses that large and looming regulations and taxes are always coming over the horizon isn’t productive either. More people in America are signed up for benefits than are paying income tax. This is not an admonishment on my part of those people who need help but it is a joke to define this as a tool for economic recovery. But I would expect nothing less from the people who brought us “Cash for Clunkers”. This debt will have to be paid and once food stamps are spent on food, both are gone. I don’t think China is going to accept a half-eaten doughnut as collateral.

    • ant permalink
      January 26, 2011 2:32 am

      There is no point in me providing links. I’ve been at this party before. You would just claim they were conservatively biased and be done with it, you probably dismiss Congressman Ryans plans out of hand.
      You are obviously well-gifted at providing links, but you are missing my point and we should probably avoid hijacking this thread. I don’t comment a lot here, and it may be something Ms. Ziganto wouldn’t appreciate.

  16. molten permalink
    January 28, 2011 8:03 am

    “There is no point in me providing links. I’ve been at this party before. You would just claim they were conservatively biased and be done with it..”

    Try me. As long as your links contain data that proves that food stamps and UI are NOT stimulative to the ecomony in the short term, I’ll take them at face value without considering the source.

    I don’t think that you can give me even one single link that conclusively proves that these two statements are false..

    1. “Unemployment checks are the best economic stimulus you can get.”

    2. “Food stamps provide more bang for the buck than any other economic stimulus”

  17. ant permalink
    January 28, 2011 6:03 pm

    And keeping tax rates the same as they’ve been for 10 years is a tax-cut. You have too much faith in information you are fed, molten, if all these measures are the best that “smart power” can apply, where is the economic improvement? The CBO greatly under-estimated the budget deficit for 2011 just a few months ago, the economic ‘stimulus’ was supposed to keep unemployment below 8%, but you go ahead and keep swallowing their tripe. Maybe if everyone is eventually laid off and surviving on food stamps gifted by our gracious lobster-eating, wine-swilling leaders the economy will ‘magically’ rebound and we can all live happily ever after and ride fast choo-choo’s while being waited on by gentle, educated illegal immigrants.

  18. ant permalink
    January 28, 2011 7:24 pm

    Did Nancy Pelosi say “Food Stamps will should provide temporary relief and put some money back in the economy”? No, she said “Best”, it is not best. Maybe you could, at some point, have the common decency to answer a question once in a while, which so far you have failed to do.
    I’m still waiting to know, why, if Sarah Palin is “entertainment” news, the left cannot stop talking about her? and how someone out of work getting UC to get by with the bare essentials is supposed to create a stimulative effect?

  19. February 14, 2011 6:01 pm

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