Saturday, January 8, 2011

Our girl!

Getting people killed! No, wait, that's a poor choice of words. Kind of as poor as if someone had created this graphic ...

.. and then tweeted this:
Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: "Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!" Pls see my Facebook page.

One of those targeted districts was the Arizona 8th, where Gabrielle Giffords had twice been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Giffords somehow managed to win without getting shot, although she didn't dismiss the possibility:
The way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district, when people do that, they have got to realize there are consequences to that.

Today, a 22-year-old Arizona man shot Giffords in the head, and killed six people, a list that included one of Giffords's aides, a federal judge, and a 9-year-old.

In Las Vegas, you could place a bet that Palin would not only fail to accept any responsibility for this, but would attack the media for even suggesting a connection, but that bet now has been taken off the board.

If there's any positive slant on this, it's that it hasn't yet happened to the president, despite all the rhetoric to that effect that has come from scumbags like Palin.

3 comments: said...

Is this an extension of Palin's stupidity or do you consider this a malicious and potentially evil act?

troy said...

What an excellent question. I lean toward stupid. I like to think she's a little bit scared right now. Unfortunately, that same stupidity means she'll never learn.

I suppose if I think she's more stupid than malicious, 'scumbag' is a little harsh. But it's the unwillingness to take accountability or to change, the doubling-down entrenchment into her stupidity, that makes me that angry.

troy said...

I'm remembering when Palin the candidate was asked to name a SCOTUS decision with which she disagreed. I'm surprised she didn't cite Schenck v. United States.

No, wait, thast's right, I'm not surprised at all.