Wednesday, January 12, 2011


They're suffering from P.D.S. - Palin Derangement Syndrome

Not since the days of the George W. Bush administrations have we seen such a large segment of the left come unglued.

Following the tragic shootings in Arizona this past weekend, the left went into overdrive as it rushed to blame former Alaska Gov./GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin for the heinous crimes.

Pundits and pols rushed headlong to a verdict that had Palin guilty as an accomplice for having motivated a crazed gunman to kill and wound nearly two dozen innocent people - including a Democratic Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering in hospital from a bullet to the brain.

A collection of Twitter tweets calling for Palin's death and/or discomfort...
(LANGUAGE WARNING: Not safe for work, children or the easily offended.)
Twitter Users Wish Death on Sarah Palin from JoeKenha on Vimeo.

Political and ideological opponents whipped themselves into a frenzy, saying that her website - which had placed rifle scope crosshairs over Democratic seats contested in the then-coming November elections - had managed to push some sort of "Manchurian Candidate" type of buttons setting off the killer.

After a brief period, it was learned that the murderer wasn't interested in politics. He was merely a seemingly insane person who set upon the Congresswoman as she publicly met some of her constituents. The fact that she was a Democrat, that Palin had opposed her and that the former governor's website "targeted" Giffords' seat for the GOP had absolutely zero to do with the shooter's behaviors. He was a troubled young man who was able to obtain a firearm; he sought out an authority figure; and he did everything he could to kill that person...and it wouldn't have mattered one iota what Giffords did or didn't vote for in Congress.

Surely over the next few months, as Giffords and the other victims struggle to recover, as their families and the families of the murdered come to grips with last weekend's events, most of us will learn just how the killer morphed into the creature he became; and we'll continue to pray for all who have suffered.

What we will also continue to learn is not just how wrong many of the extremists were in projecting their beliefs and prejudices onto the tragedy, but also how difficult it is for them to deal with truth as they struggle to remain glued to their false narratives.

Strange, a certain shooter we've heard a lot about lately also had trouble dealing with reality...

Even the "pros" (aka: the media) have never been able to help themselves...

(For the record, I'm neither a Palin fan nor am I a detractor...just a disinterested observer.)

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