I have to say that this situation has devolved into something utterly disgusting. Before going into that, I would like to post the newest video from Lee Doren at HowTheWorldWorks which discusses the hateful rhetoric being thrown around by those on the left.
The video Doren refers to, the one containing more then four minutes of Twitter posts which call for Sarah Palin’s death is this one.
Calls for her assassination? Demanding she be hanged? Praying that she and her family get cancer? Weren’t these supposed to be the tolerant and peaceful people? As usual, the media narrative is far from the truth.
It isn’t just this though, which has already past the point of disturbing. As Michelle Malkin reported earlier, Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, is demonstrating just how ghoulish he can be. Where is the civility? He doesn’t have any. Moulitsas is well-known for his disturbing remarking, as Michelle also pointed out in this post, referring to comments he made in 2004, cheering the deaths of four American civilian contractors. That sounds like inspirational hate rhetoric doesn’t it?
Hot Air’s Allahpundit posted on the continuing comments by Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik that Jared Lee Loughner’s actions is the result of harsh political rhetoric from the right, despite his own acknowledgment of the lack of evidence to back up this claim. Why else would the media continue dragging this disgrace in front of the cameras if not to smear Palin and others conservatives? What is even more troubling, as Allahpundit pointed out, President Barack Obama call Dupnik up to thank him for his efforts on this case. What efforts? In my opinion, he not only failed in his duties to prevent this tragedy, but this disgrace is now helping to build the case for the defense with his dishonest comments. As Michael Coren said on his show yesterday, this man should be fired.
This is ongoing and I will update this post as more of this disgusting rhetoric comes out. There is only one thing I can say about this fiasco; If, after all that has been said the last few days, someone does attack Sarah Palin, I personally blame those pointing the finger at her now. Will they accept blame in that event or simply scapegoat another conservative figure? Downright pathetic…
UPDATE: In a related story, Michelle Malkin has posted on the attacks by the Daily Kos and others like them on HillBuzz.org for not supporting their far-left politics. These radicals will even smear those on the left who don’t share their twisted views. I recommend my modest readership give this post a read.
UPDATE: Both Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey and Michelle Malkin, along with others, have posted about Sarah Palin’s response to these vicious claims that she is somehow to blame for the massacre in Tucson, Arizona. Suffice to say, she demonstrates far more character and restraint than those who pointed the finger at her following the tragedy.
With that said, however, some people just don’t seem to learn. Politico’s Ben Smith, as Morrissey mentioned in his post, points to comments made on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ that Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” is anti-semitic. National Review Online’s Jim Geraghty notes that those on the left, though attacking Palin for the use of this phrase, have had no qualms about applying it to Republicans, citing a Talking Points Memo post from November 2000 by Josh Marshall. Hypocrisy is one of their lesser crimes these last few days though.
Michelle Malkin also put out a column discussing the disgraceful Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. Aside from discussing Dupnik’s unprofessional conduct since the tragedy, she also makes mention of a point raised by others like talk radio host Mark Levin and RedState.com blogger Moe Lane; What did the Pima County Sheriff know about threats made by Jared Lee Loughner to Gabrielle Giffords? Loughner had a criminal record, police had been to his house on numerous occasions, so why wasn’t action taken earlier to prevent this tragedy? While there is no evidence to support Dupnik’s claim that heated political rhetoric from the right had anything to do with this disturbed individual’s actions, there does seem to be evidence mounting of the Sheriff’s incompetence in dealing with this matter.
It would be nice if the media would lay off Sarah Palin and start critically examining Clarence Dupnik. I believe his actions, or lack thereof, have far more to do with this tragedy than whatever the former Alaskan Governor has ever done or said.