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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Violent rhetoric leads to shooting of member of Congress

Sarah Palin ran an ad through her PAC targeting 20 people. Three of them retired. 16 were defeated. And the one who won?

She was just shot in the head by a lunatic with an automatic weapon.

This is not a coincidence. When people in positions of power use dangerous rhetoric to incite violence, there are people out there willing to carry it out for them.

As for Tea Party favorite Sharon Angle, who herself was narrowly defeated by Senator Harry Reid, her call was this:

"You know, our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. And in fact Thomas Jefferson said it's good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years. I hope that's not where we're going, but, you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around? I'll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out."

Hey, idiots: PEOPLE ARE LISTENING to this stupidity!


  1. I read and watched everything on the shooter's YouTube page, including his reading list which contained writing from Ayn Rand, Karl Marx, and Adolf Hitler, and I don't believe anyone is going to be able to make a cohesive claim that this guy belonged to any political group.

    I'm not suggesting that your assertion is wrong, that violent speech begets violent action, but it's pretty clear that this guy was a follower of no one but himself.

    In this particular case, it's seeming more and more like a coincidence.

  2. It seems to me that there are people out there that are trying to score cheap political points by blaming this tragedy on Sarah Palin. I think this comes straight from Saul Alinksy's 'Rules for Radicals'.

  3. From the mouth of Rep Giffords: "... we're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they have to real...ize that there are consequences to that action."

    Palin targeted her and literally put her in the cross hairs, and then she was shot down. Surely there is some blame in that.

    Then consider this:

    During his campaign effort to unseat Giffords in November, Republican challenger Jesse Kelly held fundraisers where he urged supporters to help remove Giffords from office by joining him to shoot a fully loaded M-16 rifle. Kelly is a former Marine who served in Iraq and was pictured on his website in military gear holding his automatic weapon and promoting the event.

    Help defeat her by shooting an automatic rifle?

    People should be held responsible for their actions, and this includes what people SAY because talking is an action.

    The media is currently calling the shooter "deranged." This is a common ploy to make such events easier for us to live with ("well you can't control what crazy people do"). But in fact, these things are being promoted by some sick, power hungry people like Palin who simply does not care what happens as long as she gains more power.

    Just my humble opinion of course. That plus two dollars gets you a cup of coffee.