Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sarah condemns the rhetoric with inspiring speech

Gateway Pundit has video of Sarah Palin speaking on the recent Arizona tragedy.

I agree with Mr. Hoft, this is one of her finest speeches. Listen to full 8 min speech here.

Some text:

"Like many, I’ve spent the past few days reflecting on what happened and praying for guidance. After this shocking tragedy, I listened at first puzzled, then with concern, and now with sadness, to the irresponsible statements from people attempting to apportion blame for this terrible event.

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.

The last election was all about taking responsibility for our country’s future. President Obama and I may not agree on everything, but I know he would join me in affirming the health of our democratic process. Two years ago his party was victorious. Last November, the other party won. In both elections the will of the American people was heard, and the peaceful transition of power proved yet again the enduring strength of our Republic.

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."

spot on Sarah


  1. Interesting, Palin believed there is nothing wrong in so called politic discourse which goes along the lines of don't retreat, reload.
    If it is political discourse why is she saying slam another mag in the rifle, what are the targets ?

  2. From what I've read, Sarah's father taught her the phrase "don't retreat, reload" during her life. It means don't give up when faced with a problem, try again or try it another way.

    You've never heard this expression before?

    Perhaps you also don't understand the difference between a wussy and a strong image either. This column addresses that:

    If you're so concerned about "violent" rhetoric, you must really condemn American lefist-liberals. Their marching orders come all the way from the current usurper:

    ** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
    ** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
    ** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
    ** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
    ** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
    ** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
    ** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
    ** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
    ** Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”

    I suppose no comment on TheWon's "violent" rhetoric, anonymous?!

  3. Don't retreat reload, her father was never in the US military, the command fifty years ago when he would have been serving if he had was Lock and Load,with the M14.
    Comments on stupidity yep have those, it seems the so called tea baggers are encouraging the Democrats to go out armed as often as they have been.
    It seems those very dumb tea baggers believe Democrats have not served.
    Since Palin and her tea baggers have not learnt a thing I would not be surprised to see a full on gun battle happen.
    A civilised country ?

  4. Everyone in USA politics uses "military" jargon.

    Where do you think the word "campaign" came from?

    Your comments are FUBAR anonymous.