Is Palin and The Rhetoric On The Right To Blame For Shooting In Arizona? Let's Play A Game Called Blame
January 8, 2011]-----The Tucson, Arizona tragedy is still painfully fresh, nerves are understandably raw and the rhetoric relay is on high speed.The game being played by everyone on the Left, is called blame. Those on the Right, are playing defensive tackle but the wind has been knocked out of them somewhat, for the 'blamers' have a pretty strong strategy and sufficient offensive tricks to last till next year on this one.
Many on the Left are playing this game extremely well and the blame is flying Right. Right to Alaska's ex-governor , Reality star and VP candidate, Sarah Palin's front door and the Right's staunch defense of the 2nd Amendment: The right to bear arms and their constant shrill anti-government rhetoric .
DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas, reportedly tweeted, "Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin." Referring to the critical shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday, in which 6 people were killed, including a Federal Judge and a 9 year old girl. 18 people were allegedly shot altogether.
He and others are blaming Palin because of that much talked about post on her Facebook page during the Primary, in which she urged voters to "don't retreat, re-load," along with cross hairs mapped over certain candidates districts, including that of Dem. Congresswoman Giffords, shot on Saturday.
The rabid rage that was simmering and erupted with the advent of the Tparty and festered throughout, was ratcheted up by the shrill pundits clogging the airwaves, television and podiums across America. No one on the Right spoke out against the escalating madness, not even when "Tpartyers" spat on a noted Civil Rights leader and Congressman. and called him the N-word.
TeaParty/Republican Senate candidate for Nevada, Sharron Angle, once said, that if the vote didn't take care of the Harry Reid, voters should use their "Second Amendment remedies." Doesn't that blatantly advocate violence?
It took two comedians, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, to say stop the insanity.
Was this violence today, the insanity that ricochet? That irrational, fear, rage and ignorance incited by opportunistic propaganda mongers, who made a living exploiting this atmosphere?
What do you think? Is this a fair assessment or a harsh, unjustified critique of Sarah Palin and the Right?
By Veronica P Roberts 1.8.11