Monday :: Jan 10, 2011

I Haven't Stopped Thinking About Sarah Palin's Part

by Oly Mike

in the Giffords shooting.

There is the offensive cross-hairs campaign map to consider first.

The Palin supporters have now claimed that these are surveyor symbols, not cross-hairs. You can try to run away from your part in the violence that you have incited, but if those are survey symbols, tell me the next big whopper: what did Sarah Palin really mean when she said, Don't retreat, reload. ??? Was she thinking of her stapler or the vending machines at the office?

All the gun rhetoric, all the violent language and macho bullshit that is so in vogue on the right end of the political spectrum should now stop. No more packing weapons either concealed or in plain sight to political rallies.

Sure, you may have the constitutional right to do so in some locales, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea or an image and action that should have any place in the campaigns and political rallies unless the folks organizing the rallies call for it. Can you imagine that? Do you see Sarah Palin and her friends welcoming weapons slung over shoulders at their political rallies? Maybe it has happened and I just missed it, but I don't think so. I think politicians share a certain distaste for seeing weapons in the audience when they step to the podium.

Here is what Gabrielle Giffords had to say about the cross-hairs map: "The way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gunsight over our district. When people do that, they have got to realize there are consequences to that action."

Is it time to take that stand? Is it time for Sarah Palin to apologize to the families who lost family members or sustained gunshot injuries? There are consequences to consider.

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