Skip to comments.Palin Plays the Victim Card
Posted on 01/12/2011 12:49:33 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
It's becoming increasingly clear that Jared Lee Loughner is mentally unstable. Sarah Palin's bullseye on Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords did not direct Loughner to shoot Giffords point-blank in the head on January 8, 2011.
Did the vitriol in political discourse, crosshairs and phrases like "Don't retreat, reload" (by Sarah Palin) or "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" (by President Obama) influence Loughren's state of mind?
Perhaps in an idiosyncratic way, according to Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University. "Political rhetoric provided some of the context for his thinking, the pretext for his actions, but the core reasons for his actions were his psychosis," Lieberman told National Journal.
Regardless of what motivated Loughner to pull the trigger, the tragedy in Tucson has put the tone of political discourse, and those who tend to inflame more than inform, in the spotlight.
Campaigning has often been rough and tumble and full of venom and half-truths since the founding of the country, but as Giffords told MSNBC on March 25, 2010, after her campaign headquarters in Tucson was vandalized, "In the years that some of my colleagues have served--20 to 30 years--they've never seen it like this."
In reference to her district being targeted with the image of a crosshairs gun sight by Sarah Palin, Giffords said, "We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, the way she has it depicted, it has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that they have to realize that there are consequences to that action."
But Palin doesn't seem to think that there are any negative consequences associated with her campaign words and images.
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More See BS.
THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!
SeeBS Sinks To New Low! Attacks Sarah Palin for defending herself against absurd allegations made by the Communists and Marxists.
So according to this leftie, Sarah isn’t guilty, but she’s still guilty. Leftists are all lying scum.
It's time for Palin and others engaged in the democratic process to stand back and consider the full impact of their words and images.
Un real. She was a victim in this. They made her a victim and now it pisses them off.
The leftists are very stupid in so many ways.
Dan Farber wears lacy panties. Bank on it.
All I can do now is laugh. hilarious and sad really
Its actually been pretty interesting watching this all play out. The media is going through all kinds of contortions to find an angle.
They accused them of causing this, but then attack them for defending themselves.
If their goal was to get my blood pressure up today they have succeeded, other than that I hope the sheeple see through their partisan reporting.
No it didn't asshat. The guy didn't even watch TV or listen to talk radio you moron!
Now they are taking OUR argument againt them, using it themselves, and then saying we are playing vitims because we are using it...or, something...
What do you mean you can't breath? Quit complaining - you're making my hands tired.
The MSM just needs to stop talking about this. They only embarass themselves more.
In other words...Shut Up. No standing up for yourself. No dissent. We (liberals) know what's best.
To state “What you did is wrong” is just a tad more adult than the left-wings “You hate me because I’m ______________” victimology card.
And the left can't handle that, ( hey, you are supposed to shut up and take it , who cares what the facts are!/s)
Well, well, the lefties had better learn right NOW to keep their political band aids handy. Times have indeed changed, and for the better.
In the best FR spirit, I proclaim Sarah so NOT GUILTY!
I’m starting to worry that out of the pool of leftists, more whack jobs may emerge. We might need serious liberal control. At least liberal registration is needed! These people are certifiable. Rush even quoted a congressman who felt that reading the Constitution in the House chambers might have triggered this weirdo.