“No one should be deterred from speaking up and speaking out in peaceful dissent, and we certainly must not be deterred by those who embrace evil and call it good. And we will not be stopped from celebrating the greatness of our country and our foundational freedoms by those who mock its greatness by being intolerant of differing opinion and seeking to muzzle dissent with shrill cries of imagined insults.”
Sarah Palin has yet again released a statement on the Arizona shootings, this time in hopes of deflecting any blame from herself, and to again question the allegiance to the state of anyone who dares to disagree with her or tie her insipid, anti-American views to the actions of a madman. But she needn’t have bothered, because she made her most honest statement when she removed within hours the target map from her website.
That’s all you need to know about Sarah Palin. She’s a rank opportunist, a creation of American culture who exists only in the rarefied air of the internet and Fox. “Shrill cries of imagined insults” basically describes her entire path to her ultimate destination, the White House. From her dribble on the campaign trail about Obama “associating with terrorists“, to the utter lie about “death panels”- of course, she hasn’t said a word about the actual death panels that have already claimed two lives in Arizona- Sarah Palin has made an industry out of basically nothing other than her ability to rile up the rubes. Who cares if death threats increased against Obama due to her questioning of his patriotism? As long as it kept Sarah Palin, Inc in the news, she cared not a whit about the aftermath.
And now, that the “lamestream” media that is her very oxygen has actually started to hold her to account for her words and actions- and effectively killing her deranged notion that she was actually electable in 2012- we’ll probably hear even more shrill pleadings from Camp Palin as she fades into Michael Vick twilight land. But Vick can throw a football, while Palin can only toss invective. It is certainly not fair to attempt to tie her to the actions of a madman in Arizona, but then again, she’s never played fair, so its pure, sweet fickle American justice that she’s suffering from the tragedy. If instead of releasing her “Who me?” bleating on Facebook she made a simple statement acknowledging that her poisonous rhetoric was ill-advised and wrong and apologizing for it, she might be seen as a figure of moderation, a person deserving of forgiveness, but instead she again insulted the majority of America by having her henchmen attempt to deflect criticism with the always popular “you’re too stupid to understand” defense.
Sarah Palin has fooled quite a lot of people into thinking she’s a serious person, and those people, well, they’ll continue to call her “Gov. Palin” on Facebook and defend her nonsense with cries of “We love Sarah! President in 2012!”. But the rest of us aren’t fooled. We weren’t two years ago when you surfaced, and we won’t be fooled now as you clutch at anything to keep from sinking. But by not accepting any responsibility for your actions, all the while acknowledging them in private, well, that doesn’t fool us. It sickens us. Palin and her co-conspirators- the Becks, the Limbaughs, they attempt to call their deliberate distortions of reality “dissent”, and puff themselves up by calling their actions patriotic.
Dissent is indeed patriotic. Lying is not. So if Sarah Palin is swept to the curb by a national media looking for easy answers and cheap ratings by holding her to blame for the actions of a lunatic, well, I call that justice. Bullshit created you, and bullshit will bury you.