I have never seen people more intolerant, threatening, or downright nasty than far-left liberals. I deal with these people on a regular basis as they pull out all the stops in their determination to silence the opposition by any means necessary. It’s what they do. It’s who they are. After all, they get their marching orders from Saul Alinsky. They stop at nothing to defeat the enemy. And they get help from their lover, the mainstream media. They are very calculating in their agenda.
They know that we, the American people, are disgusted that Washington completely ignored our pleas as they rammed through what they call health care reform. They know their time is limited because, as Governor Palin pointed out in a recent Facebook note, November is indeed coming. They know elections have consequences, and we will not forget. Yes, they know we’re counting the days–and they’re scrambling, which leads me to their newest desperate attack.
We’re paying particular attention to those House members who voted in favor of Obamacare and represent districts that Senator John McCain and I carried during the 2008 election. Three of these House members are retiring – from Arkansas’s 2nd district, Indiana’s 8th district, and Tennessee’s 6th district – but we’ll be working to make sure that those who replace them are Commonsense Conservatives. The others are running for re-election, and we’re going to hold them accountable for this disastrous Obamacare vote.
That was yesterday. Today the Left decided to play stupid. Today, in their desperate need to manipulate, they dug deep. They know Governor Palin has the ability to drive Americans to the polls in November to vote out the people who have refused to do what they were elected to do: represent their constituents. So what do they do? They pretend Governor Palin’s "RELOAD" metaphor was an actual threat to engage in physical violence against Democrats. Are you kidding me? As a 14-year veteran English Language Arts teacher, I could walk into my classroom, show my seventh graders the tweet, show them the map, and give them the Facebook note to read. I have no doubt that they would be able to tell you that she was speaking metaphorically. I could take the weakest student I have, and even he would tell you that there was absolutely no threat of physical violence. And though I often wonder about the brain power of anybody who would embrace a liberal worldview, the saddest part of this whole nonsense today is that this time they are playing stupid. There is not one person who actually believes the governor was recommending violence, but to pretend that she is serves their purpose. It aids in their obsessive need to paint conservatives as violent racists, it cooperates with their fear of Governor Palin’s influence, and it’s in keeping with their Alinsky tactics.
I know these tactics well. They did the same thing to me a couple months ago when I published, "Levi: When Lying Dogs Won’t Sleep." They knew good and well the entire post was laced in metaphor, but they feigned outrage and concern that I was some dangerous woman intent on murder. They then commenced to harass me, threaten me, mock my faith, and all the other loving, tolerant things people on the Left do. Pathetic really. Their accusation about Governor Palin is just more of the same.
Via the ADN, here’s a sampling of some comments that have surfaced:
Jed Lewison, Daily Kos: Of all the images to convey about her movement, it is revealing that Sarah Palin chose one associated with violence. Palin’s rhetoric comes amidst a surge in right-wing extremism, a time during which she should be urging cooler heads to prevail instead of fueling the most radical elements of her base. … I don’t care how much money Sarah Palin might want to make off her political celebrity, if she were the patriot she claims to be, she’d be doing everything in her power to rein in the rising tide of right-wing extremism.
Joan Walsh, Salon.com: Most (but probably not all) Palin supporters may insist the tuckered-out former Alaska governor meant "reload" metaphorically. But in a country where angry right-wingers carry guns to see the president speak, and spit on African-American congressmen, I thought it was a chilling statement. Will any Republican denounce Palin’s language?
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC: The armed and dangerous theme isn‘t just in the streets and at the protests. It‘s now the vernacular by which supposedly mainstream conservative politicians address their followers.
This next one gets to the heart of what these ridiculously asinine people are hoping to achieve (emphasis mine):
Margo Howard, The Women on the Web: I would not find it surprising if someone from the Department of Justice rang [Palin] up to advise her that what she is doing is inciting violence – which is a federal offense. As if it weren’t bad enough that people were spitting on legislators, yelling epithets and wearing sidearms into Starbucks, here comes Sarah Palin using the language of guns … and this in a country that has seen political assassinations in our lifetime. Hate speech, anyone? I would suggest to McCain’s Mistake that she, well, think before she speaks. Or better yet, just stop talking.
Ms. Howard, probably without even realizing it, exposes the real desire of the Left wing media: they just want to shut conservatives up, and who is the most powerful, most respected conservative today? Governor Palin. So she must be silenced–and they will stop at nothing to do it.
The calculated plan to paint the governor and conservatives as violence inciters made its rounds today. You can watch Chris Matthews’ interview with Rep. James Clyburn here, Matthews’ interview with Rep. Chris Van Hollen here, and the NBC Nightly News rendition here.
The problem, however, is these people are too busy playing their various and sundry cards to do any research. The Republican Party and Governor Palin have clearly denounced violence in our fight to take back our country. (Note to haters: I’m not suggesting a literal fight. It’s a figure of speech, which any third grader could tell you.) If there are morons shouting racial slurs, practicing violence, or promoting such behavior, they certainly do not speak for the conservative movement. They speak for themselves and their own twisted vision of the world. They are not encouraged, embraced, or in any way abetted by those of us on the Right. After all, we are common sense conservatives.
Just the other day, while on the Glenn Beck Show, Governor Palin spoke out against violence.
Today, House Republican Leader John Boehner also made it clear that violence is not condoned. He said:
“Well, there are a lot of angry Americans and they are angry over this health care bill. They’re angry about the fact that the Democrats here in Washington aren’t listening to them. But I’ve got to tell you that violence and threats are unacceptable. It is not the American way. Yes, I know there is anger, but let’s take that anger, and go out and register people to vote, go volunteer on a political campaign, and let’s do it the right way. I’m concerned about the amount of violence and anger that’s out there … it’s unacceptable.”
Why don’t these people on the Left tell you about the GOP’s clear rejection of violence? Yes, why don’t they talk about the governor’s interview with Beck or Boehner’s strong stand? You know the answer as well as I: it doesn’t fit their agenda to do so. Honesty doesn’t help their cause. They feast off of lies. They crave an opportunity to point crooked fingers and accuse decent people of indecent motives. They long for it. They can’t live without it. It advances their cause among those who are simple minded enough to take what they say as law. They purposely twist, taint, and taunt–anything it takes. And they often expose themselves through selective, fabricated outrage.
The Left wingers and their media buds would do well to spend their time taking a stand against actual threats and hateful acts instead of playing their little games. They wouldn’t have to search far to find these threats, most often heaped upon conservatives–originating from liberals, of course.
Governor Palin has threatened no one. She has, however, been threatened. Where is the outcry from the Left and the lamestream media about this? Where is their outrage when Governor Palin faces real, not contrived, threats?
For example, recently Kathy Griffin openly stated she’d like to push Governor Palin down the stairs. This was after she trespassed her property. Where was the outrage then? Or is her threat overlooked because her agent just happens to be Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Ari?
During the Going Rogue book signing, I was personally hit with eggs when an anti-Palin loon barged in with a plan to blast the governor. Was that acceptable? What else was he capable of? The man was arrested but showed no remorse. In fact, he bragged about it later. Palin Derangement Syndrome sufferers said that Governor Palin deserved it as did I. Where was the outrage then?
Later during the tour, a man in Minnesota threw tomatoes at her and was arrested. What…no outrage then either?
It gets worse. C4P reported the following just a few months ago:
Perhaps most disturbingly, Zaki recently posted Governor Palin’s address, directions to her home, pictures of her home, and this message:
In the winter you can walk out onto the ice and walk up to the house through the back door.
She doesn’t mind visitors, just walk right up to the house and say hello!
This is a man who, along with his good buddy Jesse Griffin, regularly writes hate-filled rants about Governor Palin. Griffin has suggested, among other things, that her grandson deserves to be beat up because of his name and wishes she would snap her ankle. They provide directions to her home and encourage people to show up. What do you think he wants them to do once they get there? Yet no outrage from the Left.
Shortly after the 2008 campaign, someone set Governor Palin’s church on fire while women and children were inside. Investigation revealed that this was more than arson. It was attempted murder, as the phone, fire alarm, and sprinkler system wires were cut. And barely a word from the media. How is that possible? No one has paid the price for this. No one has been caught. And many have never even heard of it. Why?
Collins Report, which I highly suggest you read in its entirety, offers this analysis:
The facts speak clearly. This attempted murder was perpetrated by someone from outside of the Wasilla area, a hired assassin who went there to kill people because of what they believe.
Who on the Left, who in the media, condemned this outright violent act? They barely batted an eye. Again I ask, where was the outrage?
On page 138 of Going Rogue, Governor Palin shares an extremely disturbing threat against her daughter Bristol during the 2008 campaign, and I don’t remember any Congressmen, Chris Matthews, or Rachel Maddow being very concerned about this violent threat:
And during the VP campaign, among so many other threats, a guy from New Jersey wrote that he would "shoot her pregnant body from a helicopter."
Clearly, Governor Palin has endured real threats against her well-being and the well-being of her children, and the silence by some has been deafening. During this sensitive time in our country, when Americans are understandably angry, she has denounced violence, yet the haters are pretending she’s inciting it. This is their method of holding on to the little hope they have of keeping their seats in Congress. Pitiful indeed–and it won’t work.
The governor used Twitter and Facebook to encourage Americans to use their voting power to make a difference. As a hunter from the state of Alaska, she used a fitting metaphor to make a point. She used the same language her dad used when she resigned from the governor’s office. Mr. Heath said, "Sarah’s not retreating. She’s reloading." All of a sudden, they’ve forgotten this metaphor. The Left obviously has selective memory to go along with their selective outrage.
It’s time for the lamestream media to stop playing dangerous games. It is quite obvious that the governor was not inciting violence. Only a fool would actually believe that’s what she was doing. And only a liar would pretend.
I was in the crowd on July 26, 2009 in Fairbanks, Alaska when Governor Palin turned the reins over to Sean Parnell. I clearly remember her strong admonition to the media, and I applauded along with everyone else. Those words are just as appropriate today as they were that Sunday: "Quit making things up!"
(Thanks to many C4P contributors for help with links and video)
Update by Doug: The Left seems to have become unhinged (I know, what’s new?) by Governor Palin’s identification of 20 House Democrats for supporting the fiscal disaster that is ObamaCare. I suppose in their world it is somehow dangerous to target those who supported this nightmare for electoral defeat in 2010. These people are becoming more and more hilarious in their desperation. This latest bit if silliness seems to be based on the idea that she used a map with standard mapping symbols such as crosshairs and circles to pinpoint the location of Congressional Districs on a map. Maybe they want the location of congressional districts to be secret. Or, perhaps, crosshairs have never been used on a map before…
No, that doesn’t fly. Maybe it’s not the image of crosshairs on a map but the use of the word "crosshairs" on a map which is unprecedented…
No, that dog won’t hunt either. Maybe nobody else has ever used the word crosshairs in a political context. Let’s take a look…