(From our sister-blog, Red Green and Blue)
Why did a crazy person shoot at Democratic Elected officials? Is it just because he’s crazy?
Or could it just possibly be because Republican elected officials call Democrats tyrants, power-grabbers and traitors, and talk about taking up guns and doing something about it?
Responding to an earlier incident, Congresswoman Giffords spoke to MSNBC.
“People really need to realize that the rhetoric, firing people up… for example, we’re on Sarah Palin’s ‘Targeted List’. She has the crosshairs of a gunsight over our district. When people do that they have to realize there are consequences to that action… in the years that some of my colleagues have served, 20, 30 years, they’ve never seen it like this. Leaders – community leaders, not just political leaders – when things get too fired up can say ‘Whoa, let’s take a step back here’.”
At that time, Sarah Palin responded to criticism of her crosshairs graphic with more rhetoric: “Don’t retreat. Instead — reload!”
Now, her spokesperson is backpedaling, claiming they weren’t crosshairs, they were surveyors marks, and it’s “disgusting” to insinuate Palin had anything to do with inciting violence (while at the same time, Palin’s sites are being scrubbed of the most incendiary material; TakeBackThe20.com is completely offline as I write this).
But here’s what Palin was saying right after the election:
Remember months ago “bullseye” icon used 2 target the 20 Obamacare-lovin’ incumbent seats? We won 18 out of 20 (90% success rate;T’aint bad)
There were only two Democrats left from Palin’s list. One of them was shot yesterday.
(Read the full article at Red Green and Blue)