Video: Sarah Palin in 3/10 – WE KNOW VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER

Okay, so…believe it or not, there are still reputable  liberals out there who are doubling down on the Sarah Palin blood libel even though Jared Loughner is clearly mentally ill, and left-leaning, if anything. Even though he has been obsessed with Giffords since 2007, before Sarah Palin was on anyone’s radar outside of Alaska.

Howard Fineman, speaking to Chris Matthews on Hardball, tonight, was still not willing to cut Sarah Palin any slack for her rhetoric:

“That was dog whistle politics,” liberal columnist Howard Fineman said of Sarah Palin’s “reload, not retreat” comment. “She darn well knows what she’s doing”

See RCP for video.

Listen to Sarah Palin in her own words,  back in March 2010, commenting on “the B.S. coming from the lame-stream media” . This was around the time she was getting hit hard for her election map:

‘When We Take Up Arms, We’re Talking About Our Vote’


Is that clear enough?

I’m guessing, no.

Because we are up against tacticians who know darn well exactly what their doing::

How Do You Say Something You Know Isn’t True And Avoid Getting Called On It? Let The Media Show You!

Suppose I want to say “Jared Loughner was inspired by a steady diet of Rush Limbaugh, episodes of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and Tea Party rallies.”

What is the defect in that? Well, if you’re a leftist, it’s perfect in every single way: It connects a shooting to your political enemies and gives you an advantage you can’t get via your policies. But the one problem with it — which isn’t a problem so much as an obstacle — is that it’s simply not true.

But it’s so wonderful! It should be true; the fact that is not is more of a defect of reality than a defect of this wonderful sentence you’ve written in your head. Your ideology is perfect in its precision; it’s reality that’s messy, disordered, and off-message.

So there’s this sentence. Gorgeous, really. It deserves to be written. It deserves to be carved in ten foot tall white marble megaliths.

But you can’t write it. Because of that one little problem obstacle. If you write it, you will immediately have it fact-checked, and facts being stupid things, you will be forced to state it is not, in fact, true.


See, assumptions and implications can’t be fact-checked. You didn’t actually say them, so no one can claim you said something untrue. You didn’t say it; you just implied the living f*** out of it. But there’s no such thing as an implication-check, now is there?

Watch Newsweek do this. Look at the headline, then look at the picture.

Keep reading at AoSHQ.

JackStraw notices them doing this on Hardball; I’ve been noticing it too. This is the new normal of “journalism.” Which JackStraw describes as:

This is the new technique. Don’t explicitly connect the dots, just put the dots an inch apart and let the viewer connect them.

Here’s how Genius Envy does it:

Just edit out inconvenient filler to make the dots closer together.

Videos via Breitbart TV.

Hat tip: Charles.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio Weighs In On Tucson Tragedy – Says Dupnik Should Shut Up

Newsmax tracked down  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to get his take on the Tucson tragedy, and as you can imagine, he had some stern words for the way Sheriff Dipstick has been politicizing the case:

“I think we have to very careful about what we say, especially law enforcement officials or government officials. I think right now I think we ought to shut our mouth and let the justice system take its course.”

He went on to say, “Let’s just twist this around…say it was me...that made those statements – I would be blistered by the Justice Dept., by everybody – no one from the government is talking about Dupnik.  They’re not criticizing him. Isn’t that interesting? But if it was me…What do you think would have happened? I would probably be investigated and everything else like I already am”.

Video at Newsmax.

What I’m sure Arpaio didn’t know at the time, is that the President  actually called Dupnik today, to thank him for the great work he’s been doing down there.

As Ace says:

Thus underscoring a tactic of Obama’s which is all too well-known by now: Speaking loftily and assuming the false image as above petty politics while encouraging his supporters to stick the knife into every warm body around.

Just when you thought you couldn’t be any more disgusted by all this…


Arpaio appeared on O’Reilly, tonight, too: Gateway Pundit:  Sheriff Joe Arpaio Responds to Leftwing Threats: “I Will Continue to Work Hard… They Can Put That in Their Pipes & Smoke It” (Video)


Which Democratic Congressman Said Of GOP Gov. Rick Scott: ‘They Ought To Put Him Against A Wall And Shoot Him.’

You don’t know because you never heard about it, did you?  Because when it was said, the MSM collectively yawned.

While Paul Krugman and other liberal commentators continue to exploit this weekend’s tragedy by making hay out of supposedly extreme rhetoric on the right, perhaps they would do well to examine some of the rhetoric that has come from the left. On October 23, The Scranton Times reported that Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., said this about Florida’s new Republican Governor Rick Scott:

“That Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida,” Mr. Kanjorski said. “Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him. He stole billions of dollars from the United States government and he’s running for governor of Florida. He’s a millionaire and a billionaire. He’s no hero. He’s a damn crook. It’s just we don’t prosecute big crooks.”

I don’t remember a media firestorm erupting after Kanjorski engaged in this vitriolic rhetoric, or when JD Hayworth was targeted by sniper crosshairs in an opponent’s campaign ad, or when the DLC marked Republican districts with targets on their election maps. I only remember a media firestorm when Sarah Palin placed location crosshairs on her election map last March, a firestorm that erupted with renewed vigor immediately following  the tragedy in Tucson. The criticism last March, was laughable. Now, it’s so enragingly hypocritical, shameful, and opportunistic it amounts to blood libel.
As others have pointed out, Sarah Palin wasn’t the only one to have targeted Gifford’s district on a map. The moderate Democrat was “targeted” by the far left  Kos, as well.
Of course there’s nothing alarming about targeting  political opponents’ districts during election seasons. Nothing at all.
But as Andrew McCarthy says, there’s no point in debating any of this.
Two years ago, we were still being told dissent was the highest form of patriotism; now it’s the root cause of murderous rampage. Modern leftists are tacticians. They’ve convinced themselves of the rightness of their cause, obviating the need to be consistent or faithful to facts in any single episode. For them, it’s all about how the episode can be spun to help the cause. That’s worth understanding, but not debating.

Second, can we forget that Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn’s atrocities transformed them into icons of the modern Left — respected “educators” still passionate about “social justice”? Barack Obama didn’t say, “I’ll have nothing to do with unrepentant terrorists who dedicate books to deranged assassins.” He chose to hold his political coming-out party in their living room and cultivated relationships with them, just as he cultivated a relationship with other hate-mongering radicals.

It is as stupid to claim that rhetoric causes violence as it is to claim that normal people can be entrapped into terrorism. What vitriolic thing would someone need to say to you, whether the vitriol could be cast as right-wing or left-wing, that would get you to pick up a gun and start spraying bullets at people with whom you disagreed, however vigorously, about some political or social issue? It wouldn’t happen. It couldn’t happen.

If wanton violence has a cause other than mental illness, it is a culture that lionizes the savages. That culture is not the culture of the Tea Partiers so despised by the Left.

See also:

See if you can spot the made up quote. It won’t be hard.

Unable to avail yourself of either confession or penitence, you are trapped, shackled to your “now infamous” lie.

You are a liar and a fool, Markos Moulitsas. And now everyone knows it.

Mission accomplished, indeed!

Newsbusters: Media Reality Check: While Media Indict Conservative Speech, Left’s Lunacy Is Ignored

Dan Riehl at Big Government: I’m Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille
Legal Insurrection: Hijacking A Massacre

The Daily Mail: How America’s elite hijacked a massacre to take revenge on Sarah Palin

Linked by The Other McCain, thanks!