Appalling behavior by Republicans that gave the lying left an opening to blame the Tucson mass murder on Republicans and conservatives
When Sarah Palin during last year’s campaign posted a map of the U.S. in which targeted Democratic Congressional districts were put in crosshairs, that was plainly inappropriate. To associate shooting in any way with a political election—to suggest, even metaphorically, that our side should “shoot” our opponents—was wildly immature and to be condemned.
The same is even more true of Jesse Kelly, Rep. Gabrielle Gifford’s Republican opponent in last year’s election. As was reported in the Arizona Daily Star last June 9:
Jesse Kelly, meanwhile, doesn’t seem to be bothered in the least by the Sarah Palin controversy earlier this year, when she released a list of targeted races in crosshairs, urging followers to “reload” and “aim” for Democrats. Critics said she was inciting violence.And here is an image of the Kelly announcement, from the blog firedoglake:
Paul K., who is a gun owner and is knowledgeable about guns, writes:
This incident reminds us once again that the thoughtless and immature Sarah Palin, who delights in the language of combat, may prove to be a real liability to the Republican Party. How could she be so irresponsible as to approve this graphic with its gun sight imagery?
In other versions of this graphic that I’ve seen, Giffords’s photograph was included with the image of the crosshairs.
June 22, 2011
I can’t stand it anymore. My heart is hurting from reading liberal websites and blogs and their never-ending obsession with the Palins. Palin is and has never been a traditional conservative. Palin is not a conservative. Narcissistic? Yes. Opportunist? Yes. Foolish? Yes. Neocon? Maybe. Libertarian? Maybe. Conservative? No. Liberal? Yes. It’s truly sick that she has injected a major Trojan horse into the conservative movement and how the liberal media continues, incorrectly, labeling her as “far-right.” I just wished she fell ill or something and get out of the spotlight. Why don’t Palin and Beck just run away with each other and leave everybody alone in peace. Sorry for writing you this rant. I can’t get Palin out of my head (her haters and her fans) after reading liberal websites and it’s disturbing. I will never again read liberal websites for long.
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