Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oh, for heaven's sake


Determined to Stifle Arizona Violence Debate, Palin Claims She's the Victim... of 'Blood Libel'

It's by John Nichols whom I respect very much.

Here's how the article get started:

Echoing the new battle cry of the right, Sarah Palin has come out of hiding to accuse those who suggest over-the-top rhetoric and a volatile political climate might offer some explanation of Saturday's gun rampage in Arizona of manufacturing a “blood libel” against her.

Desperate to defend herself after being called out for placing the crosshairs of a rifle over the home district of a congresswoman, who was then the victim of an assassination attempt, the former governor of Alaska scrubbed her website of the offending imagery and then portrayed herself as the victim. To describe her predicament, Palin
used a term for false and aggressively anti-Semitic claims that Jews murder children as part of religious rituals.

The wounded congresswoman, Arizona Democrat Gabrielle Giffords, is Jewish.

Here's a comment I found elsewhere on Common Dreams:

"Today has been set aside to honor the victims of the Tucson massacre. And Sarah Palin has apparently decided she's one of them." - Josh Marshall

Now that is outstanding snark.
UPDATE: Here's a comment I found to the above article:

Anyone care to guess what the rightwingers would be saying if it were some liberal website showing Sarah Palin and their other heroes in the 'crosshairs'-- then Palin was gunned down?


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