An excerpt from Palin’s statement on Facebook in response to the DemLeft’s repugnant behavior after Jared Loughner’s massacre of innocent people in Arizona:
……President Reagan said, “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” 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, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election.
……Vigorous and spirited public debates during elections are among our most cherished traditions. And after the election, we shake hands and get back to work, and often both sides find common ground back in D.C. and elsewhere. If you don’t like a person’s vision for the country, you’re free to debate that vision. If you don’t like their ideas, you’re free to propose better ideas. But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.
The shameful expoitation of an atrocity committed by a lone wackjob, sets a new low for leftwing douchebags. I expected nothing less.
Andrea Mitchell and Howard Kurtz just wet themselves over Palin’s accurate “blood libel” verbage.
Since they’re so stuck on the phrase, they should visit James Taranto’s Facebook page. He’s accumulated a list of historical examples where leftie nutbags used the term freely:
Josh Marshall: “You don’t just toss around charges that the possible next president of the United States is conspiring to take the vote away from American soldiers overseas. Given the volatility of the moment and the divisions already existing in American society it really is almost like a blood libel. Almost.”
“I mean, almost a blood libel by the Republicans towards Al Gore, saying that he was trying to stop men and women in uniform that are serving this country from voting.”–Rep. Peter Deutsch, Nov. 21, 2000
“‘…almost a blood libel.’ That’s pretty strong stuff. Strong, but not too strong. Because it’s true.”–Josh Marshal…l, Nov. 22, 2000
”Paladino speaks of ‘perverts who target our children and seek to destroy their lives.’ This is the gay equivalent of the medieval (and Islamist) blood-libel against Jews.”–Andrew Sullivan, Oct. 12, 2010Paladino’s Rant – The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
Washington Post, 1991: “New York Newsday columnist Jim Dwyer, who published an interview with Accomando Friday, said the notion of so many bystanders watching a child being raped should have been treated more skeptically. ‘It’s a blood libel against New York,’ he said. ‘It’s the kind of thing that feeds on everyone’s w…icked view of the city.'”
”Blood Libel Against the United Nations”–headline on a Washington Post letter to the editor in 1996 rebutting the charge that 500,000 Iraqi children had died as a result of sanctions (presumably for reasons unrelated to Passover)
“Racism can explain part, but not all, of why the welfare state’s equivalent of the blood libel stuck.”–Samuel G. Freedman, reviewing “The Myth of the Welfare Queen” by David Zucchino in the Washington Post, 1997.
NYT book review, 1989: “During the yellow fever plague a form of blood libel is imposed on the blacks in Philadelphia; they are said to be both responsible for and immune to sickness because of the color of their skin.”
Books of The Times; Dozen Tales of the Black Experience – New York Times
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Abe Rosenthal, NYT, 1990: “We are not dealing here with country-club anti-Semitism but with the blood libel that often grows out of it: Jews are not like us but are others, with alien loyalties for which they will sacrifice the lives of Americans.” Granted, that’s specific to Jews, but it’s not THE blood libel.
ON MY MIND; Forgive Them Not – New York Times
‘There are only two groups that are beating the drums for war in the Middle East – the Israeli Defense Ministry and its amen corner in the United States.”Patrick Buchanan delivered that message on……