January 08, 2011

Shooter hits Palin's target

The story that dominated the news Saturday was the murderous attack by suspect Jared Lee Loughner on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Tucson). Not coincidentally, he targeted one of the liberal politicians on Sarah Palin's hit list:

Sarah Palin's PAC Puts Gun Sights On Democrats She's Targeting In 2010Sarah Palin is targeting--yes, with gun sights--House Democrats facing tough reelection fights who voted for health care reform.

Palin's Facebook page now carries a map featuring 20 gun sights, one for each of the Democrats targeted this year by her political action committee SarahPAC. Three of the gun sights, those where incumbent Democrats have already announced their retirement, are colored red.

Comment:  There's no truth to the rumor that Sarah Palin updated her website to say: "One down, 16 more to go."

Palin to Giffords: "We meant to target and shoot you only with rhetorical bullets. We want you to die and rot in hell only rhetorically."

No, what Palin actually said was this:

Sarah Palin issues statement on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting

What she probably meant to say was this:When I showed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a gun sight, I meant it metaphorically. But if real Americans exercise their right to bear and fire guns, that's okay too. Anyone who isn't carrying a concealed weapon runs the risk of getting shot.Hilarious that Palin took the offending graphic down immediately but there's supposedly nothing wrong with it. The hypocritical party of "taking personal responsibility" strikes again.

For more on Palin's hatemongering, see Racist Rhetoric Fuels Hate Crimes and Palin:  Racism Is a Ploy.

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