The Palin pile-on continues

So where's all this conservative hate the left is talking about?

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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?

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ssvenkata 01/13/11 - 01:09 am
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Conservatives spew hate all

Conservatives spew hate all the time: they prevent immigrants from entering their borders; they vote to deny children healthcare on a statewide and nationwide basis; and they routinely say vile things about black people and women.

But ACES really misses the forest for the trees with this one. Sarah Palin could have said something uplifting — she could have called for a more civilized discourse, or even to express her personal apology for putting the shotgun target over Gabby Giffords' district in AZ and saying that ridiculous "Don't Retreat, Reload" crap. Everyone knows that that kind of language — even Palin herself — is meant to rile a crowd and incite anger and rage. Moreover, Palin's use of the epithet "blood libel" — an anti-Semitic epithet — I don't think is meant to argue against the media and journalists but instead to villainize Giffords herself, who was the prime target of the shootings. Giffords, who was the first Jewish woman elected to Congress, criticized Palin, conservatives, and the Tea Party openly about their tactics, especially the target map, in the election.

Palin's video is just absurd. At best, it shows that she's self-absorbed and concerned not with the victims of Saturday's tragedy but instead will do anything to gain attention and seek the spotlight. At worst, it shows that she's anti-Semitic, capable of using divisive rhetoric that permits or even fosters violence.

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Austin Rhodes 01/13/11 - 02:26 am
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Uh oh...Palin may have been

Uh oh...Palin may have been too generous in her statements concerning her detractors. She better step it up.

Like President Obama said: "If they bring a knife...we bring a gun".

Listen to your President, dear. He is from Chicago, he knows about these things!

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Jackson 01/13/11 - 04:00 am
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I don't blame Palin for

I don't blame Palin for anything. It is true i don't care for her as a politician. She can be fairly tasteless. I don't need the media to tell me what she's thinking. I personally don't care for CNN or FOX news because of their bias. But then most media outlets have gone from reporting the news to making it.
I don't care for Palin because I don't think she has the smarts. Too folksy with the Hockey Mom and some other off the wall stupid buzz words. I want substance in a candidate. I want to know what this candidate stands for what their plan is and how they intend to make the country better. It's just too bad that candidates try to get elected by telling you how bad their opponent is instead of coming up with some real solutions to real problems. It's a shame we have no "thinkers" as public servants anymore. It's all about celebrity these days. 70 years ago America elected a man in a wheelchair. In this day and age that person wouldn't stand a chance just because of the wheelchair. We could have a person with a real vision for getting the country back to it's glory days but if they are fat or ugly or hadicapped they don't stand a chance. This country is al about celebrity and that is a crying shame.

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sjgraci 01/13/11 - 04:30 am
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She is done. The two speeches

She is done. The two speeches today prove that and could not be more contrasting. One from a non-serious self obsessed and truly ignorant "blood libel" beauty queen and the other by a Great Leader of a Great Nation who asked all of us to come together and heal instead of wound. Chronicle it is time you seriously took a little advice from our President.

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omnomnom 01/13/11 - 04:31 am
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Jackson you are too correct.

Jackson you are too correct. i too don't think Palin is culpable. if she said anything to incite anyone, i couldn't believe anyone would follow her call to action, beyond say, heating up some Rice-a-Roni. i can't take her seriously, and America will definitely get what it deserves if that farce is put into office. Honestly I can't believe this is still the main topic of discussion, who's meaner neener neener. Hasn't our country's collective ADD kicked in by now? Isn't there a kid floating in a balloon somewhere?

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sjgraci 01/13/11 - 04:40 am
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WOW! Mike Malloy got a

WOW! Mike Malloy got a mention in the chronicle! I didn't think you or most of your radical right followers ever heard of him. Yes, he is a true fire breathing Liberal - probably the only one on the national airwaves. But, he is far less caustic than even Austin Rhodes - or you chronicle.

sjgraci
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sjgraci 01/13/11 - 04:56 am
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"Palin's uplifting message

"Palin's uplifting message this week". Wow chronicle! You are as delusional as she is! "Where is she wrong?" You really have to ask that question chronicle!? Blood Libel? Are you as ignorant of the term as she is? I must say it is a beautiful thing watching the likes of both of you squirm as you play defence. You know what it is called? Karma.

Or for you Christian Conservatives who don't believe in "Karma", you are reaping what you sowed. It's got you.

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old49er 01/13/11 - 06:15 am
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How about the bullseye

How about the bullseye calendar that the democrats published a few years ago? Sarah Palin hasn't done anything except call for government that is more accountable to the people. In terms of self-absorption, she pales in comparison to the narcissist rock star we currently have in the oval office. The supposed "mainstream" media wastes no opportunity to demonize every statement she makes, but fortunately there are those of us that can think for ourselves.

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carcraft 01/13/11 - 06:42 am
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I watched ABC news last night

I watched ABC news last night and they denigrated Palin, with out once mentioning the fact that she was blamed, before any information was in, for the shooting of Gifford! That IS Blood libel. I continued to watch ABC and they had a portion of the show on amniocentesis. They STATED amniocentesis would be a thing of the past because they had a new test for downs syndrome. These morons at ABC news didn't know that amneocentesis is done for a lot of reasons besides birth defects. It was a very poor shody production. Maybe the piece about Palin was no more than their usual poor journalism!

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carcraft 01/13/11 - 06:43 am
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Oh, I was wondering, have the

Oh, I was wondering, have the oceans stoped rising since Obama was elected President? Has Obama cut the WORLD poverty level in half yet? Say has Obama even closed GITMO..LOL Self absorbed..Presbojangles is the poster boy...

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carcraft 01/13/11 - 06:41 am
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SJgracie- Alan Dershowitz

SJgracie- Alan Dershowitz among others say Palin was correct in her use of the term blood libal, to be wrongly accused of the sheding of innocent blood-similar to how the Wall Street Journal used it last week..

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carcraft 01/13/11 - 06:50 am
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I haven't heard much talk

I haven't heard much talk about the Comedian Sandra Bernhard talking about how she wanted some big black brothers to rape Sarah Palin. Haven't heard Much talk about how some other stupid liberal comedian said it is time to take Willow Palin down..Ah yes the peaceful ever calm never over the top left..keep drinking the koolaid and a few more tooks on the bong ....LOL

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NewHere 01/13/11 - 07:36 am
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Poor little Santa Sarah Palin

Poor little Santa Sarah Palin of Alaska...here is the aces to the rescue...give me a break

southernguy08
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southernguy08 01/13/11 - 07:42 am
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The left screams that Palin
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The left screams that Palin is toast, and yet, they continue to fire away at her. Wonder why? And JACKSON, regarding "smarts," you forget about our current president and his claim of visiting "all 57 states." Yeah, I'm laughing.

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getalife 01/13/11 - 08:43 am
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Great article, should be in

Great article, should be in every paper across this great nation. The shooter was crazy, that is why he killed. The demorats have used far more violent and unsuitable language than Palin. Why are they afraid of her, because she knows how to shoot a gun??

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bettyboop 01/13/11 - 09:05 am
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What is it about a somewhat

What is it about a somewhat attractive lady who is a wife and a mother who likes to camp and fish and to hunt.... that can send the left into mouth foaming teeth gnashing hair pulling fits of rage?...Is it because she is a woman?...A mother?...Or is it because for some reason she is capable of raising millions upon millions of campaign funds for the Conservatives?

Seems like there are more out there who "like" her than dislike....so just what is it?

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NewHere 01/13/11 - 09:07 am
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Where is the editorial about

Where is the editorial about the president's speech yesterday?

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soldout 01/13/11 - 09:20 am
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Strong, conservative, smart

Strong, conservative, smart women scare the media and the liberals to death. If she wasn't a force they wouldn't notice her. By the way; can we say that the democratic party promotes violent death to unborn babies all the time and call it freedom; certainly not freedom for the unborn. Are we going to close all the traget stores and stop land from being surveyed? The mind of a liberal must be an amazing thing,

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Southern_Patriot 01/13/11 - 09:26 am
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Sarah Palin has more class in

Sarah Palin has more class in her little toe than that cold bloodied megalomanic in the WH

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knighttime 01/13/11 - 09:29 am
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To see the Arizona tragedy

To see the Arizona tragedy used as a political pep rally was very disterbing to me. Obama has no shame and he proved it once again. The speech was more about "our greet leaders" than the fallen. He had to show up in Arizona because He still had egg on his face from Gov. Brewers lawsuit. It is just troubling to watch. Where was his great voice during the fort hood shooting. oh yea, he said dont jump to conclusions just becuase the shooter was a muslim..

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effete elitist liberal 01/13/11 - 09:38 am
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The political Left is taking

The political Left is taking a lot of heat for asserting in the wake of the Tucson shootings that the killer might have been inflamed by hateful Right Wing rhetoric. It should. The liberal response was clearly premature and irresponsible, and I say this as a committed liberal. As usual, however, in jumping on the liberal-bashing bandwagon, Mike "It's just sick" Ryan and ACES go ridiculously too far. This editorial is simply one more in a series in the AC that mindlessly perpetuates the "You did it," "No you did it" so-called debate over whether the Left or the Right is more guilty of hateful political rhetoric. ACES claims the "We won't brook harmful rhetoric from the right." I believe that claim is patently untrue. I challenge any reader to point to an ACES piece in the past year which has condemned statements from the Right as irresponsible, untrue, hateful, divisive. Just one, that's all, and I will be the first to acknowledge it. But Ryan and ACES haven't done that because they don't really believe--or won't admit--that such Right Wing statements exist. After all, in this very piece, ACES goes on to say after claiming that the liberal media blame conservatives for being hateful, ""Where's the proof?" Sounds to me as though ACES is implying there isn't any! So Ryan's claim that the paper is committed to calling out divisive conservative talk is not only misleading, it is a lie. I will be watching for any evidence ACES has even once clearly identified and condemned any comments from Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, or any other outspoken conservative. Step right up!

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nofanofobama 01/13/11 - 09:39 am
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palin has been very gracious

palin has been very gracious since entering the national political debate..she and her family has been ridiculed and belittled by the left..from incense to intelligence..yet i dont recall her ever savagely attacking the left who constantly ridicule her or her family..she has been far more gracious than i would be..several things i like to say to the left why the hate for palin and the attacks on her family...she is a self made woman who has a resume that no one here can touch..and she did it herself. and shes the idiot????? unlike the lefts hero hilliary who road in on bill skirt tail..and obama what is in his resume...wont reveal his birth certificate, school records etc...and he cant take political criticism without attacking it source..he said family should be off limits where is his condemnation of the left for the attacks on palins family..socialism is a fraud and those who support this belief have no moral argument no economical argument's to support their views so they attack the opponents integrity..they think they are doing it for the greater of society the state. but in a socialist state their are no individuals and therefore their are no rights..just control.. and THAT WHAT THEY ARE , ABOUT, THE LEFT...

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Nativeson1 01/13/11 - 10:03 am
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I guess Palin Derangement

I guess Palin Derangement Syndrome is kinda, if not identical to Obama Derangement Syndrome. The only difference in the two subjects of these diseases are the fact that one is the POTUS and takes abuse daily (justified or unjustified), and the other is a VPOTUS reject that takes every opportunity to make whatever situation about her being a victim. God makes no mistakes, and he certainly didn't make one by keeping this self absorbed whiny little girl out of the White House. Instead of focusing on the victims of this recent tragedy she and her minions (The Augusta Chronicle included) continuously try to play the victim....Disgusting and a shining example of the type of political rhetoric that has everyday Americans evaluating and classifying each other as either left or right...

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dani 01/13/11 - 09:58 am
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The last line of the article

The last line of the article says it all:

Or is it the sleeping conservative giant she helped awaken that scares these people.

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Nativeson1 01/13/11 - 09:58 am
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knightitme: Obviously you

knightitme: Obviously you didn't listen to the POTUS's speech with unjaundiced ears...Even FOX gave him kudos for keeping it clean and void politics...Not once did ne talk about "our great leaders" as you falsely claimed above...Think you could have done better? I seriously doubt it lol...

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Carleton Duvall 01/13/11 - 10:01 am
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And the beat goes on.

And the beat goes on.

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TrukinRanger 01/13/11 - 10:05 am
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The only thing Palin can be
Unpublished

The only thing Palin can be blamed for is her abandoning her job so that she could sell herself for special interests. After that- it's the media's fault. She was never a real polititian, just a pretty figurehead picked to stand at McCain's side to "try" and show some type of diversity. Man, THAT backfired!

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Nativeson1 01/13/11 - 10:10 am
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NewHere: You won't see an

NewHere: You won't see an editorial about the president's speech here because this is the AC, and to do so would confuse the minions who come her daily for their dose of paranoia and left bashing...I got 5 pages left and I'm outta here lol....

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knighttime 01/13/11 - 10:13 am
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native son. i didnt say obama

native son. i didnt say obama called himself a great leader. He was refered to as that by the pres. of asu as well as some of the other speakers. Call me crazy but when I see a service that is for the fallen in the great tragedy turn in to self-aggrandizing by our president it kinda makes me ill...

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rmwhitley 01/13/11 - 10:14 am
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Liberals are and always have
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Liberals are and always have been yellow cowards. They utilize innuendo and snide remarks as truth, never checking for facts. As I said yesterday, I have breakfast with an 81 year old gentleman who wouldn't know "Star Trek" from the space shuttle, yet, by virtue of age, declares everything spouting from his mouth comes from the great messiah obama. He can't tell you what happened in Marietta the past 30 days but can let you know the liberals have All of the answers. Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and the conservative right have not advocated an overthrow of America as the Liberals are doing. Liberals, you're not the solution, you're the problem.

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