Uh-oh. More divisive, dangerous rhetoric from that Sarah Palin!
In a Facebook posting, she called for healing, for unity and for being better than the finger-pointing we've seen since the Tucson shooting. She used the usual inflammatory code words: "respectfully embrace our differences in a positive manner" -- you know, seditious stuff like that.
You know how she is.
Or at least how the liberal media have made her out to be.
The frothy hatred of Sarah Palin in the liberal, formerly "mainstream," media has become a psychosis of its own: Palin Derangement Syndrome. Otherwise seemingly functional members of the liberal media jumped to conclude last weekend that Sarah Palin was partly responsible for the shootings in Tucson -- reporters and commentators for formerly respected brands such as CBS, NBC and CNN.
Even faced with Palin's uplifting message this week, the media zeroed in on her use of the term "blood libel" to describe the media's assault on her and other conservatives. Ooh! She said "blood"! Well, yeah. But where is she wrong?
It's just sick, is all.
There won't be any accountability for the slander and the libel. No one will be fired or reprimanded. No one in the media will send Palin one of those "I'm So Sorry I Wrongly Accused You of Stoking a Mass Shooting" greeting cards.
The only accountability may be Americans continuing to vote with their eyes and ears -- as well they should.
We won't brook harmful rhetoric from the right; we would likewise ask our liberal friends to take a principled stand against the left-wing hate speech that is polluting this nation, and which we've repeatedly documented here.
It was MSNBC's Chris Matthews, after all, who fantasized on-air about someone killing conservative talker Rush Limbaugh. The same network's Keith Olbermann has featured a "Worst Person in the World" segment, always demonizing conservatives in the harshest tones. Liberal radio host Mike Malloy also hoped for Limbaugh's death: "I'm waiting for the day when I ... pick up a newspaper or click on the Internet and find out he's choked to death on his own throat fat or a great big wad of saliva or something."
MSNBC's Ed Schultz likewise pined for Dick Cheney's death: "Lord, take him to the promised land, will you?" Montel Williams encouraged conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann to "slit your wrist. Go ahead! I mean, you know, why not? (O)r, you know, do us all a better thing: Move that knife up about two feet. I mean, start right at the collarbone."
But according to the liberal media, it's conservatives creating a climate of hate? Where's the proof -- and how long are they going to ignore the verifiable bile flowing right under their feet from the left? When are they going to take on the mad dogs of the left?
And why the bizarre hatred of Sarah Palin? Other than lacking in East Coast refinement -- and, oh, other than being a rock-ribbed conservative who's unwilling to lick the liberal media's boots -- what has Sarah Palin done wrong? Where has she threatened anyone, wished for their deaths or in other ways stooped to the level of MSNBC or other liberal flame-throwers?
What, exactly, is the nature of the danger she poses to the republic?
Or is it the sleeping conservative giant she helped awaken that scares these people?