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Glenn Beck to Sarah Palin: An ‘attempt on you could bring the Republic down’
Daily Caller ^ | 1/10/2011 | Laura Donovan / Will Rahn

Posted on 01/10/2011 11:13:13 AM PST by markomalley

In the wake of Saturday’s Tucson, Ariz., shooting that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition, six dead and more than a dozen injured, former Alaska gov. Sarah Palin reached out to Fox’s Glenn Beck via e-mail.

“Sarah, as you know, peace is always the answer. I know you are felling the same heat, if not much more on this,” Beck wrote Palin in an e-mail, which he read on-air during his radio program Monday.

“I want you to know you have my full support,” Beck told Palin. “You are always in my thoughts and prayers.”

Concerned for her safety,  Beck urged Palin to protect herself and invest in more security because an “attempt on you could bring the Republic down.”

“There are nutjobs on all sides,” Beck said. “Tomorrow I am issuing a challenge to reject all violence. If people really believe Americans can become some version of al Qaeda, I will not stand in the shadows as too many overseas did after 9/11. Terror is terror. I don’t care if it’s for Allah or for your party, you are not a freedom fighter, but a killer. There is a difference between a hard-fought political battle and violence … It’s time for politics to stop and sanity to begin.”

Palin responded, “I hate violence. I hate war. Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence. Thanks for all you do to send the message of truth and love and God as the answer.”

Beck went on to say a few brief words about Giffords, who he had talked about on his show once before.

“I used her as an example of someone with some political courage,” Beck said.

Since Saturday’s massacre, both Beck and Palin have been criticized by dozens of pundits and bloggers. Palin has been accused of inspiring the incident for creating a map during elections targeting districts of several liberal lawmakers, including Giffords’s district, with the cross hairs of a rifle scope and instructing her followers, “Don’t retreat, reload.”

The full radio reading can be found at this link.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beck; freepressforpalin; giffords; glennbeck; leftchosis; loughner; palin; pds; sarahpalin; violentleft; waronsarah
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1 posted on 01/10/2011 11:13:17 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I hate to think what would happen if someone got to Sarah Palin. It would be very bad.


2 posted on 01/10/2011 11:16:55 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: markomalley
As our (formerly shared) culture and values are deconstructed; we seem to slide closer to a banana republic in many ways.
3 posted on 01/10/2011 11:19:46 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: markomalley

“......because an “attempt on you could bring the Republic down.”

I completely agree.


4 posted on 01/10/2011 11:19:49 AM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The leftists would be celebrating. The leftists media would say she brought it on herself for killing a caribou.


5 posted on 01/10/2011 11:20:25 AM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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To: markomalley
You had better believe it.

ineluctable

6 posted on 01/10/2011 11:20:41 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ('If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: markomalley
They'd better hope it never happens. It would make Fort Sumter look like a Kindergarten classroom.
7 posted on 01/10/2011 11:23:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: markomalley
Palin used surveyor symbols, not crosshairs

Note the date on this FR post.

8 posted on 01/10/2011 11:24:24 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think so to more than people could imagine. Prayers to her.


9 posted on 01/10/2011 11:25:23 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: markomalley

I agree with him, but would say the same for him or Rush. The right is very controlled. But, I am afraid the emotion of something horrific like that would prove Beck right.


10 posted on 01/10/2011 11:26:19 AM PST by Blogger
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To: Terry Mross

The bullet that would bring down a Palin or a Beck would be the first bullet in Revolution II, They would be Martyrs and heroes with their faces on the New Gold Backed Dollars. Lots of people would die and the nation ripped to pieces in the process. Lets pray this never happens to our great land. Still, I am starting to believe that this land needs to be purges of her sins, as in the Civil War. Let us work to heal the nation—not divide her more!


11 posted on 01/10/2011 11:27:59 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Terry Mross
The leftists would be celebrating.

Not for long...

12 posted on 01/10/2011 11:29:07 AM PST by meyer (Obama - the Schwartz is with him.)
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To: markomalley

If ONE hair is harmed on Sarah Palin’s head, Glenn is right, it is the end of our republic..of course the leftist media would be celebrating, it would be like their favorite team won the super bowl. Since the moment we saw her in 2008, the leftist media has wanted someone to take her down, they don’t even hide it anymore, they say it everyday how whoever does it will be a hero


13 posted on 01/10/2011 11:32:59 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: markomalley

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2654442/posts

New Fears Over Sarah Palin’s Stalker


14 posted on 01/10/2011 11:32:59 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"...Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security..." In our journey to namby-pamby land, let us not forget whence we came.
15 posted on 01/10/2011 11:33:16 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: ASA Vet

March 29th 2010?


16 posted on 01/10/2011 11:35:07 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: markomalley

while we may feel this, I think this was a statement best left for the blogs and not a “major” public figure as Beck. Immature, imho.


17 posted on 01/10/2011 11:35:12 AM PST by llevrok (There is no such thing as the truth, only versions. - Arkady Renko)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

The ultimate insanity! The left have closed themselves up in cities with no food and no guns.

The right controls all of the food, all of the fuel, most of the water, and virtually all of the guns and the knowledge to use them.

Bad situation to initiate hostilities!


18 posted on 01/10/2011 11:37:33 AM PST by BillM
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To: llevrok

I agree. Let’s not let this descend into attempts to destroy our country.


19 posted on 01/10/2011 11:39:08 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ClearCase_guy
I hate to think what would happen if someone got to Sarah Palin. It would be very bad.

It would indeed be bad. For one reason only. Those on the left would engage in unrestrained celebration and would not be able to contain themselves. They would spew such hatred as we have little seen from them in the past. It would spawn open warfare between the two sides of the coin.

20 posted on 01/10/2011 11:39:53 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I hate to think what would happen if someone got to Sarah Palin. It would be very bad.

I'd personally make sure it would be.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

21 posted on 01/10/2011 11:40:42 AM PST by The Comedian (Puzzling puzzle pieces precisely proliferating panoramically.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
I have a feeling that what you've described is a best-case scenario.
Where is the horse and the rider?
Where is the horn that was blowing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like wind in the meadow.
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.
How did it come to this?
How… did it come… to this?

Théoden King: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

An apt metaphor for our times.

22 posted on 01/10/2011 11:43:32 AM PST by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: ClearCase_guy
I hate to think what would happen if someone got to Sarah Palin. It would be very bad.

The word, 'understatement' may not be strong enough to describe the weight of your comment. An attempt on Sarah's life would rip the country asunder.

If the White House hasn't already reached out to the Palins with an offer of Secret Service protection, it's going to look awfully bad for them in short order.

23 posted on 01/10/2011 11:43:40 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They'd better hope it never happens. It would make Fort Sumter look like a Kindergarten classroom.

Which I believe is exactly what hussein wants. He wants this country to self destruct into chaos. Then he flees back to where he came from. Wherever that is.
24 posted on 01/10/2011 11:44:03 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It sure would make it easy to determine who needs the most “attention”, now, wouldn’t it?


25 posted on 01/10/2011 11:45:08 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: markomalley
Heh...

I get a laugh every time someone says that “this or that” will “bring down the republic”... Like “the republic” as it stands is anything we WANT to keep functioning...

Personally, I desire an end to this socialist tyranny.

26 posted on 01/10/2011 11:47:22 AM PST by myself6
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To: markomalley

i agree, if something happened to sarah- it would be open war. the white house better send her some protection


27 posted on 01/10/2011 11:47:42 AM PST by chicken head
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If ONE hair is harmed on Sarah Palin’s head .... of course the leftist media would be celebrating, it would be like their favorite team won the super bowl.

I'm afraid their celebrations would be short lived. The traitorous left would come to rue the day that one of them dared to harm our nation's finest patriot.

28 posted on 01/10/2011 11:48:30 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: crosshairs

Then he flees back to where he came from. Wherever that is.


Hell.


29 posted on 01/10/2011 11:50:43 AM PST by unkus
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

ping


30 posted on 01/10/2011 11:55:40 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: markomalley
Beck urged Palin to protect herself and invest in more security because an “attempt on you could bring the Republic down.”

Jeebus H., have we become that much of a gawd-damned Banana Republic that if some crazy wacko does something like that, then it could "take down the Republic"???
If so, this country doesn't deserve to survive.. Wackos have made attempts on a lot of our "leaders" (e.g. JFK, RFK, MLK the Pope, Ronaldus Magnus, etc) and we, as a nation, have worked our way thru it.
Have we really changed that much that?????

31 posted on 01/10/2011 11:56:13 AM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: markomalley
she already being targeted by the dumbazz media....oh gawd they are so scared of Sarah... and some would like her dead
32 posted on 01/10/2011 11:56:46 AM PST by FreeperDoll
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To: markomalley

I pray we will never know the answer to this question. God protect her and her family.


33 posted on 01/10/2011 11:57:07 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Envisioning; ixtl

Ping


34 posted on 01/10/2011 12:05:28 PM PST by waterhill (Beef, its whats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.....)
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To: Riodacat

Judging by the posts in this thread, yes. Ironic that many conservatives would like to replace one cult of personality with another.


35 posted on 01/10/2011 12:08:24 PM PST by Domalais
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Yes, the balkanization of America being advanced by the progressives is pretty much complete.

It begs the question: Can a very UNcivil war be far behind??

Join me in praying that they’ll allow the forces of right and decency to reverse things in a peaceful manner.

Because it’s war they want, I’m not all that hopeful.


36 posted on 01/10/2011 12:10:19 PM PST by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: markomalley

...And what of Beck’s plea’s for peace?

Frankly, if it were to come to that, the Left wouldn’t give us an option but to defend ourselves. BUT, if something happened to a Palin, or a Beck, or a Limbaugh, and THEN Conservatives or Tea Partiers reacted violently, many would react negatively to that. They would see that as just revenge-seeking, and the MSM would paint the Conservatives into the “evil” corner. Of course by that point, things would deteriorate so fast, it just might not matter much.


37 posted on 01/10/2011 12:14:23 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: BillM
The left have closed themselves up in cities with no food and no guns.

But we have requested that the Oath Keepers NOT obey orders to keep them there when the SHTF...

38 posted on 01/10/2011 12:23:38 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: markomalley

Drama Queen Beck plants an idea in some kook’s head...


39 posted on 01/10/2011 12:24:11 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: markomalley
Glenn Beck to George Washington:

Give peace a chance.

But seriously. I generally agree with Beck about non violence and I certainly don't advocate its use. However, I can think of times in the course of human events that it is necessary.

The Revolutionary War comes to mind, as well as WWII and various other non peaceful but necessary "violence".

Beck needs to quit being so scared of the left. He is trying too hard to preempt criticism which will come anyway.

40 posted on 01/10/2011 12:25:15 PM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Riodacat

That’s a good question. I wonder if we could get through it without violence. Sarah Palin is beloved by conservatives. Her entry into the national political arena gave us hope that we will see another Ronald Reagan in our time. (This time in a skirt?)

Speaking for myself only, in the past two years, the far left has driven me to the edge numerous times. I’ve been ready to head to D.C. to remove them from office time and again. As a Texan, I have far less patience for their horsesh*t than most. I feel obligated to my children to preserve our legacy of individual freedoms. And if I have to do that by force, well, so be it.

Since the attempted assassination of President Reagan, the far left has advanced into our territory. They continue to take ground, continue to insert the government into our business in the name of social justice. I believe we have gotten to the point that an attempt on Sarah Palin would provoke a response.

Sometimes one must draw a line and stand firm. The Founders knew it. They drew a line. Where is our line?


41 posted on 01/10/2011 12:27:43 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: FrankR

I agree with your statement. I can’t stand to listen to him for more than a few minutes if ever. We are home for a snow day today and had the radio on. He really shouldn’t have made that statement. The melodrama he spouts we can do without.


42 posted on 01/10/2011 12:30:45 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Domalais

It really isn’t about replacing one ideology with another, at least not for me. It’s about drawing a line in the sand. We don’t have billionares sinking money into projects to put conservatives in key elected offices. The left does. They take and take and take, usually by fraud. I’m tired of giving ground to them.


43 posted on 01/10/2011 12:33:14 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BillM
The ultimate insanity! The left have closed themselves up in cities with no food and no guns.

The right controls all of the food, all of the fuel, most of the water, and virtually all of the guns and the knowledge to use them.

Bad situation to initiate hostilities!

Funny how God fights and wins the battles for the righteous without us having to lift a finger, eh?

3 days without the products of the right, and the left will start eating itself. 2 weeks later, the planet is quiet, and the 37% of the population that thinks Obama is doing a great job are in need of mass eulogies.

"Oh Lord, we commit these thankfully-suicided vermin to the scorched earth from which they oozed. They're your problem now. Amen."


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

44 posted on 01/10/2011 12:34:50 PM PST by The Comedian (Puzzling puzzle pieces precisely proliferating panoramically.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Have we experienced a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same object of reducing us under absolute despotism?

Perhaps, but we’re still in the time of being disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right ourselves by altering and abolishing those forms to which we are accustomed.

(wow, those guys could write, now, couldn’t they?)


45 posted on 01/10/2011 12:36:45 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: waterhill

I would suggest everyone choose their words carefully, and yes, Obama this especially means you.


46 posted on 01/10/2011 12:36:51 PM PST by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: MrB

Agreed. That’s why I’m in Texas instead of D.C.

Not only could they write but also they could reason.


47 posted on 01/10/2011 12:41:50 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: markomalley
“Tomorrow I am issuing a challenge to reject all violence."

I reject that premise. It has often been noted that for "Evil to triumph, all that is necessary is for good men to do nothing". I paraphrase of course, but the idea stands firm. Retaliatory force is NECESSARY. The distinction must be made clear. We do not attack, but by all the Gods we hold holy we MUST fight BACK.

Further, our own Founding Fathers believed in retaliatory VIOLENCE as a means of final redress.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry

And if the 19th and 20th Centuries have taught us anything...

Except for ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, war has not solved a thing

We are already at war. A war of threads being tied around us with each passing year. No one of which would be worth "taking up arms" against. Taken together, they are choking the life out of us and we do NOTHING to stop it. Nor will we as we abhor violence.

What we are seeing now is an "end game" of the Leftist ideology. As both sides radicalize more and more, the fringe elements will start popping off like evil little fireworks. More so from the Left side of the spectrum as their ideology is predicated upon a mental instability. Being nuts to start with puts you closer to that "tipping point". As the government attempts to clamp down, the abuses people put up with will be multiplied adding to more and more people going off.

We could stop it all now. We don't have the willpower. Not collectively. The FedGov needs to be shut down, rebuilt on the firm footing of the Constitution, and all of the decades of judicial and legislative trickery used to circumvent it done away with. Only then will all of the "ills" of our society find their respective "cures".

As it is, I don't see this ending well for any of us.

48 posted on 01/10/2011 12:42:04 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: MrB

Agreed. That’s why I’m in Texas instead of D.C.

Not only could they write but also they could reason.


49 posted on 01/10/2011 12:42:09 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: MrB

No one talks like that anymore. Sigh.

BTW...love your tagline!


50 posted on 01/10/2011 12:42:44 PM PST by Spudx7
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