Sarah Palin has now given a speech in which she said her campaign was all about taking personal responsibility and that she was NOT responsible in any way for what happened and that any one who says otherwise is committing "blood libel."
It was Sarah Palin's "I Am Not a Witch" moment.
How does a human being with any brain wave at all claim she is a victim because she is just exercising her Right to Free Speech when only a few days ago she was calling for the assassination by the CIA of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for exercising his right to Free Speech? This is insanity!
Conservative mouth pieces have scoured around and found a map that the Democratic Party put out and said it showed that Democrats did it first. The map did not have rifle sights on it and it was 6 years old. They also managed to find one instance of President Obama using the old saw about taking a gun to a knife fight. Metaphor is not a threat. This is not a call for somebody to shoot conservatives. These are two rather benign instances over many years and they are not equivalent to the incessant drumbeat by the Right for "Second Amendment Solutions" to political discourse.
Melissa McEwan writes:
Let's Get This Straight: There is No Leftist Equivalent to the Right's Violent Rhetoric
The shooting in Tucson was not an anomaly. It was an inevitability, and as long as we play this foolish game of "both sides are just as bad," it will be inevitable again.