Shut Your Cake Hole, Sarah Palin

Am I the only one who thinks this?  I’m really annoyed with Caribou Barbie. Well, more so than usual. She gives this 8-minute speech after the tragedy in Tucson railing the media for blaming her for the shooting. Even the semi-sane of us know it isn’t her fault.  But she IS responsible (along with other screaming heads like Rush and Hannity) for creating an environment that can cause an unhinged paranoid schizophrenic to go on a shooting spree targeting a Congresswoman.

Words DO have power. Ask Hitler. Am I comparing her to Hitler? No way. She just seems to spread hateful, angry messages. Constantly referring to the mainstream media as the “lamestream media.” “Don’t retreat. Reload.” Placing cross-hairs on a map to target people she doesn’t like. And we’re supposed to buy that those are “surveyor” symbols?  McCain’s former campaign aide nailed it when he said, “when you’re explaining, you’re losing.”

In that speech, she accuses people of “blood libel.” I had no idea what that meant.    I doubt she did either because she wouldn’t have used it. A phrase Jewish people finds offensive, and she uses it. And Congresswoman Giffords is Jewish. Brilliant.

Anything of value from that speech was negated by two words.  But it’s all good, right?  Words don’t really have that much power.

You betcha.


14 responses to “Shut Your Cake Hole, Sarah Palin

  • Dave the Sage

    Did you read or actually watch her statement? Very good, thoughtful, compassionate, and wise in comdenming the incredible nastiness from the Left basically stating she is an accomplice to mass murder. I wouldn’t have changed a word.

  • spinnyliberal

    I read the text. Her voice is like nails on chalkboard to me. It was great in the beginning. I was reminded of that quote from Miss Congeniality, “A brief, shining moment, and then that mouth.”

    This is how I would have ended it:

    They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election…Let us honor those precious lives cut short in Tucson by praying for them and their families and by cherishing their memories. Let us pray for the full recovery of the wounded. And let us pray for our country…May God bless America.

    Cut out all that blood libel, reprehensible, blah blah blah crap. That one line about the blame being squarely placed on the criminal spoke volumes in itself. Then end it with the true victims, the 6 who died and Congresswoman Giffords. It would have been more about them than “Poor Little Sarah.”

    • Dave the Sage

      When you are being openly called an accomplice to murder one must certainly respond to such merciless and heartless accusations. I admire her restraint in her response.

      Good luck with the blog by the way.

  • spinnyliberal

    She absolutely has a right to defend herself. The “accomplice to murder” accusation is as ridiculous as it is baseless.

    Thank you for the luckies. It’s been very interesting so far. =)

  • Terrance H.

    This is such baseless nonsense, spinnyliberal.

    I’m more than positive you chastised the liberals seething with hatred for President Bush when he was in office. I’m also sure you chastised President Obama for invoking violent imagery at a campaign event in Philadelphia.

    I’m…certain.

    The actions of Jared Loughner (politically left-wing) were not the actions of a liberal or conservative; they were the actions of a psychopath. He was too out of touch with reality to pay much attention to the “violent rhetoric” coming from BOTH sides; any implication to the contrary is nonsense.

    • spinnyliberal

      Why would I chastise them? I was one of them. Still can’t stand the guy. I agree that Loughner was a psychopath. The violent rhetoric is providing a nice, cozy environment for the psychotic to act out. Here in the Bay Area, a man was arrested for threatening to shoot people in the offices of the ACLU. He expressed anger toward the “Left.” He was stopped, thank God, because on his way to his dream shooting spree, he was driving erratically. Another one threatened Nancy Pelosi and her family because she voted for the Health Care Bill. He’s in jail. The loonies coming out of the woodwork are feeling right at home.

  • Terrance H.

    The violent rhetoric comes from both sides! You’re just being an ideologue if you won’t admit that.

    “Bush is a fascist!” “Bush is a Nazi!” Et Cetera…

    You talk about Right-wing extremists as if none on the Left exist. For every example of conservative violence you present me, I can give you three examples of Left-wing violence.

    Liberals hate facts, I’ve noticed.

  • spinnyliberal

    Nope. It does come from both sides, but I would argue that the Right’s is more violent. Saying “Bush is a Fascist!” “Bush is a Nazi!” is different than offering “2nd amendment remedies” to problems.

    I’m sure you’ll find 3 examples of violent Left-wing rhetoric for Angle’s comments. We could probably go back and forth, finding every violent thing both sides have ever said. Maybe we could tally them. Maybe there will be more from the Left. Maybe I’m thinking the Right is way more violent with their rhetoric because of the screaming that surrounds it. I don’t know.

    If you find that the Left “wins” with the most violent rhetoric (in degree and quantity), I will gladly accept that and admit that I was wrong.

  • Terrance H.

    I don’t know how you can claim the Right is more violent than the Left. The liberal fantasy of Bush’s assassination was turned into a movie and revered on a number of Lefty sites all over the world!

    The Second Amendment comment was stupid, but consistent with the way in which this nation was founded. Our Declaration of Independence lists overthrowing the government as a right of the people, when and if the government becomes destructive.

    Regardless, I don’t find it all that dissimilar from “If they bring a knife, we bring a gun!”

    Rhetoric coming from the Right – violent or not – sticks in your mind simply because the Left has controlled things for the past two years. If we were to rewind a little bit, back to when President Bush was in office and the Right controlled Congress, you’d find the same level of vitriol coming from the minority.

    The American people know that the Left is utilizing a tragedy to cast baseless aspersions on their opponents. Keep up the nonsense, because it’s only helping the conservative cause.

    • spinnyliberal

      Touche on the movie. I didn’t watch it. Wishing the POTUS dead is 100% unAmerican. I hated Bush with a passion. I didn’t want him to die, just go away.

      Maybe you do have a point that it has to do with who is in the minority and what they say to call attention to themselves and their causes.

      The American people also know that the Right provides the perfect atmosphere for such tragedies to occur. After all, they just love screaming it. It is the “gift” to Liberals that keeps on giving.

  • Terrance H.

    Spinny,

    You have yet to explain why only the Right provides said atmosphere.

    If you accept the point that minority parties spew the most vitriol, then it is true no matter who the minority party is.

  • spinnyliberal

    It isn’t only the Right that provides it. It’s their volume that makes it seem like they’re the only ones creating it. So, it’s not only deafening, it’s blinding people to the fact that the Left can also create such an atmosphere.

    Let’s face it. They’re not about to dial it down any time soon. Any vitriol from the Left now that the GOP controls the House will be drowned out by the pundits on the Right screaming about the Senate and President Obama. As I said before, the “gift” (irritatingly loud) that keeps on giving.

    Accepted. It doesn’t matter who the minority party is, Democrat or Republican/Left or Right. Both sides are guilty.

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