“Don’t retreat, reload.”

These words, first uttered by Sarah Palin’s father, are making the rounds these days, in the aftermath of the Tuscon shooting. While this poor woman is struggling for her life, morons on the Left such as Markos Moulitsas and Keith Olbermann are pinning the blame on Sarah Palin. Even those who are not deranged, like Roger Simon and other commentators have piled on. They’re all idiots. They don’t know what they’re talking about. If anybody is to blame, it’s the shooter, an obvious leftist and pothead.

As for the “hate-filled eliminationist rhetoric,” one only has to go to turncoat Kathleen Parker, who bragged on CNN that she “led the assassination of Sarah Palin back in 2008” or Andrew Sullivan who thinks she should receive the same electrocution that Michael Vick applied to his dogs.

We on the Right have long had to put up with this nonsense. Back when JFK was killed, it was immediately put out that it was the hateful climate of right-wing hate that supposedly ran through Dallas. When it was found out that it was Lee Harvey Oswald, a loser and a Communist, Kennedy’s poor widow was reduced to saying, “it had to be a silly little communist who killed my husband.” Touche.

What hypocrites.

Fortunately, the Sarah Palin/Assassin meme has been fought back. And rightly so. We don’t need to concede anything to the Left. We are right, they are wrong.

Lesson learned: fight back, fight back harder. They will crumble.

And one more thing: don’t retreat, reload.


  1. Robert Mahoney says
  2. Nick Katich says

    George: The revisionists of history will soon start blaming Palin for the assisination of Kennedy and Lincoln as well as the crucifixion of Christ. Maybe even the assisination of Archduke Ferdinand and the start of WWI.

  3. It is ludicrous to blame certain groups or individuals for the recent Tuscon shooting by one sick individual. The entire blame for this tragedy must focus on the person who killed or wounded these innocent people, and not on any other individual or ideology.

  4. It is ludicrous to blame certain individuals or groups for the recent tragedy in Tuscon, Arizona. The entire blame should be placed on the person who shot these innocent people, and not on any other individual or ideology.

  5. I’m sorry to have to say that Sarah Palin opted to whine about her troubles on a day that should have been devoted to somber reflection of an American tragedy. And with the “blood libel” histrionic, she has shown that she did learn a thing or two from Glenn Beck. Her speech writer didn’t do her any favors by lifting that jewel from a WSJ column.

    “Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state,”

    It’s amazing how many anti-Semitic homicidal maniacs just happened to inhabit Germany at the same time in the 1930s-1940s. Orthodox faith, rather, is better reflected by Dostoyevski’s Fr. Zosima:

    “There is only one salvation for you: take yourself up, and make yourself responsible for all the sins of men. For indeed it is so, my friend, and the moment you make yourself sincerely responsible for everything and everyone, you will see at once that it is really so, that it is you who are guilty on behalf of all and for all.”

    • George Michalopulos says

      Luke, I truly enjoy the give and take and your challenging rebuttals. However, you are engaging in histrionics yourself at this point. Let us go down the list:

      1. Whining about her own troubles? Did she mention her name or the slanders leveled against her in the wake of this tragedy? No.

      2. The “blood libel histrionic” is a valid one. She did not say “the blood libel” but “a blood libel.” The indefinate article makes it clear that she knows exactly what she’s talking about. And for those who say that this slander can only be used in one historical context, they are being too clever-by-half. All historical allusions can (and have) become fodder for other contexts. Our political processes are filled with military metaphors: “target districts,” “battleground states,” and even the very word “campaign.” For certain professional victimologists to get all huffy because she used a metaphor ripped from the pages of anti-Semitism is special pleading and most sensible people can see right through it. That’s why an honest liberal (probably the only one left) like Alan Dershowitz came to her defense.

      3. A politician has speechwriters? Who’d a thunk it? She must be the first, and that’s because she’s obviously a conservative woman. Surely Madame Mao Tse-Clinton writes all her stuff off-the-cuff. (And let’s not forget how Imam Obama speaks without the help of his teleprompter.)

      4. I agree with Dostoyevski. I am responsible for all the sins of the world. I’ll go farther than that: had Adam not sinned, the world would have gone sinless until I came along. But really, what does this have to do with politics? Should Palin (or any politician) exposit on the Church Fathers? Let’s be serious, it’s not their job; America isn’t a monastery.

    • Michael Bauman says

      Luke, your post merely points to even more reason for the shooter not to have shot; even more reason not to connect his actions with any political rhetoric. His action was the epitome of projecting the pain in his own tortured soul upon others rather than facing his sins and torments and getting help.

      The political shots being taken since are similar. No one’s hands are clean, but the liberals are wallowing in it as they normally do. It is likely that the crosshairs were taken down from Palin’s site by aides wanting to protect her and their political cause from any futher phony criticism.

      Zozima’s declartion is not one of collective responsibility BTW but a declaration of the pervasiveness of sin and the fact that sin is only cured and overcome in personal union with God. No one else is responsible for my sin or the human condition in which I live. If the Democrats really wanted to follow that way, they would look at the effect their policies, philosophy of government and political actions have done to destroy the moral and cultural fabric of the United States.

      They won’t because after all, “everybody knows it’s all (fill in the blank’s) fault–we are on the side of the angels.”

  6. George,

    Well, if Palin doesn’t believe in any kind of corporate moral/ethical responsibility, as she says, it’s strange that she took down the crosshairs graphic almost immediately after the shooting. What do you suppose the motivation for that was?

    But again, the idea is of a decidedly Protestant spirit.

    As the president said in so many words, this kind of thing should not be an occasion for the nation turning against itself. Palin should not be blamed for the tragedy. Nevertheless, as a public figure whose fame and forturne is based on public persona and civil/political discourse, her actions and motivations must be held to account. When she places rifle crosshairs on opposition targets it should not be dismissed as insignificant. And I believe the reason she removed it is because she knows that.

  7. George Michalopulos says

    Luke, I see how Orthodox theology influences your worldview (i.e. we are persons, not individuals), but Palin was no more responsible for the shooting than the man on the moon. That she took down the crosshairs poster was regrettable and conceded way too much to the Left. I think she should have left it up. Regardless, it was a tactical decision she made, and cannot in itself indicate moral culpability. If a man chooses to cross the street because he sees a rabid dog, that only means that he chooses not to confront the rabid dog (a prudential judgment). He bears no blame one way or the other for the rabidness of the dog or the dog itself. In this case, the rabid dog is the liberal media.

  8. Robert Mahoney says

    I have an idea, next time a political person get’s hurt by a act of violence, let’s actually wait until we know something about the person committing the act before certain people of a particular political ideology start accusing people who had nothing to do with anything.

    Let us, from here on out regardless of the incident just treat the perp as the Ft. Hood shooter. We were all told by the POTUS on day one, (not 3 or 4 days after the event like this one) to not rush to judgment and to just wait until the facts came out. But, in this progressive America, only crimes committed by mad men on an Islamic Jihad get treated the way crimes should.

    ” It is likely that the crosshairs were taken down from Palin’s site by aides wanting to protect her and their political cause from any futher phony criticism. ”

    Yes, Sarah should use and endorse more tasteful items like the progressives at DailyKos.

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