Sarah Palin loves being the victim. Dead and maimed bodies were piled up at a shopping center in Tucson less than two weeks ago, yet it was Sarah who was the victim. Poor, sweet Sarah...former local weather girl...all that is pure and virtuous about America. What a martyr!
"Don't retreat, reload!" wasn't meant to be taken literally. It wasn't an incendiary remark. It wasn't violent rhetoric. It just the way Mama Grizzlies talk. It was just a humorous one-liner that slipped from the mouth of a pit bull wearing lipstick.
"Blood libel," she whined after the Tucson Massacre. Remember Charlie Brown from the 1950's when he lamented, "Why is everybody always picking on me?" That's Sarah. She is just out trying to be significant - and hustle a few bucks off of the loony fringe of the Republican Party - but people keep picking on her. Why? It sure as hell couldn't have anything to do with what she says - or does - could it?
Sarah Palin is arguably one of the most divisive and dangerous politicians in America, not electorally dangerous - just plain, damned dangerous! Her famous gun crosshairs chart that targeted twenty members of Congress added fire to the fuel that ultimately engulfed Tucson. No, she did not pull the trigger, but she let it be known, loudly and proudly, that these Congresspeople needed to be taken out of Congress, and she marked their districts as literal targets. It was a graphic presentation that could have a negative influence on people - particularly mentally unbalanced people. But it was also cutesy - like Sarah - and it let America know how tough she was. Mama Grizzly, pit bull with lipstick, Don't Retreat, Reload! Build that image - sell those books!
Here is what Gabby Giffords had to say about the Palin terrorist graphic shortly after her office was attacked in Tucson:
"You know, for example, we're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is the way that she has depicted it is the crosshairs of a gun-sight over our district. When people do that, they've got to realize that there are consequences to that action."