Sarah Palin: Why Do People Assume My Gun-Related Language and Imagery is Meant to Incite Violence?
The image on the right, from Sarah Palin’s Facebook page, shows rifle scope crosshairs fixed on Congressional Democrats Palin says she wants to “fire.”
Writes the Quitter,
We’ll aim for these races and many others. This is just the first salvo in a fight to elect people across the nation who will bring common sense to Washington.
And here’s a recent tweet.
Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD!”
Crosshairs, aim, fire, salvo — RELOAD!
All just a harmless coincidence.
Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine released a sharply-worded statement Wednesday night accusing several Republican leaders, including Palin, of inciting dangerous behavior.
“Republican leaders are themselves engaging in actions and rhetoric that previously would have been limited to fringe elements of the Republican Party,” Kaine said. “Sarah Palin has invoked health care ‘death panels’ and has now placed gun sights on 20 Members of Congress who supported reform.”
An adviser to Palin responded by pointing to several instances in which the former Alaska governor has urged supporters to focus their energies on civil debate and action at the ballot box – not extremist activities.
How generous of her.
At a time when elected Democrats are receiving death threats, Democratic offices are literally under attack, and the FBI has to be called in because Democrats fear for their families — this would be pretty disgusting behavior coming from some wingnut blogger or radio blabbermouth.
But the Republican Party’s most recent vice presidential candidate?