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Posts Tagged ‘Nashville Tea Party’

Governor Palin: Do Not Let Us Have Our Heads Turned (Update: Obama Needs a Vocabulary Czar)

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 25, 2010

By Adrienne Ross –

Earlier I wrote about the ludicrous accusation that Governor Palin’s Facebook note was a call to arms–literally. The lie was easy to debunk, for the governor had been on Glenn Beck just a few days prior denouncing violence.

That recent appearance on Fox was not the only time she heralded civility and condemned acting out physically. It was one of many. Here are a few more examples, not that anyone with an ounce of common sense needs them. Nonetheless, we might as well continue making liberal heads spin as we show them to be the liars they are (emphasis added).

1. When George Tiller, the controversial Wichita abortionist, was murdered, C4P released a piece that included Governor Palin’s statement. She wrote:

I feel sorrow for the Tiller family. I respect the sanctity of life and the tragedy that took place today in Kansas clearly violates respect for life. This murder also damages the positive message of life, for the unborn, and for those living. Ask yourself, “What will those who have not yet decided personally where they stand on this issue take away from today’s event in Kansas?”

Regardless of my strong objection to Dr. Tiller’s abortion practices, violence is never an answer in advancing the pro-life message.

2. Following Tiller’s murder, the governor spoke out against targeting Planned Parenthood clinics for violence. The Juneau Vampire reported:

Planned Parenthood locations in Alaska, Idaho and western Washington haven’t beefed up security following the slaying of a doctor who performed late-term abortions in Kansas, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said violence should not be used in advancing the anti-abortion message.

3. At the Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Governor Palin spoke to an excited crowd, imploring them to stay focused on the issues and not to allow opponents of civility and decency to hijack the movement. She said:

We are now the keepers of an honorable tradition of conservative values and good works. We must never forget that it is a sacred trust to carry these ideas forward. It demands civility and it requires decent, constructive, issue-oriented debate. Opponents of this message seek to marginalize this movement. They want to paint us as ideologically extreme – the counterpoint to liberal intolerance, and outrageous conspiracy theories aimed at our own government, and unethical, shameless tactics like considering a candidate’s children ‘fair game.’ But, unlike the elitists who denounce this movement, I’ve traveled across the country and talked to the patriotic men and women who make up the Tea Party nation. They are good and kind and selfless and deeply concerned about our country. Today I ask only this: Let’s make this movement a tribute to their good example. Make it worthy of their hard work and their support. Do not let us have our heads turned from the important work before us. And do not give others an excuse to turn their eyes from it.

That speech appears to have been a prophetic glance into where we are today: far-Left loons becoming even more radical in their attempts to make tea partiers out to be just like them. (It’s called projecting.) Governor Palin’s words clearly indicate she is not at all like them, and she does not employ the tactics they have perfected in their quest for unlimited power, like the ones they have used against her.

Who needs to incite violence when you can inspire action where it matters–the voting booth? Governor Palin’s message remains the same. “Do not let us have our heads turned.” In other words, don’t get sidetracked. Get organized! November is coming.

Update: I just learned that “Today Show” host Ann Curry decided to get in on the nonsense.

CBS News reports:

On NBC’s “Today Show” Thursday, McCain was asked about what host Ann Curry described as Palin’s “incendiary language.”

“Ann, I have seen the rhetoric of targeted districts as long as I’ve been in politics,” he replied. “Please. This is — any threat of violence is terrible, but to say that there is a targeted district or that we ‘reload’ or go back in to the fight again, please…Those are fine. They’re used all the time.”


After a testy back-and-forth, Curry said, “I think it is the ‘reload’ and ‘crosshairs’ that’s caused a lot of people to be concerned, senator.”

“Maybe it has, and we condemn any violence, any threats of violence,” responded McCain. “But I’ve heard all of that language throughout my political career.”

Okay, so no one can use the term “reload” anymore without being accused of committing a federal offense? What about the expression “caught in the crosshairs”? That, too, is now off-limits? My goodness, maybe President Obama needs to look into getting a Vocabulary Czar to keep track of this government takeover of language to go along with his takeover of the car industry, the banking industry, and the health care industry.

In any case, ever the gentleman, Senator McCain found a way to tell Curry how ridiculous she was being without calling her a complete nut. So I’ll say it. She’s a nut!


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