Friday, January 14, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 191

"Beyond the Pale" Edition

Calvin Freiburger at NewsReal Blog:
"In the wake of this weekend’s shooting in Arizona, the opportunists of the Left barely waited for the bodies to cool or for confirmation of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ fate before pouncing on what simply had to be the atrocity’s root cause: Sarah Palin... Of course, being Sarah Palin, she’s damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t, and so the Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz has panned her speech... People are arguing that Palin deserves a share of the blame for murder, despite all available evidence, and yet Kurtz speaks as if that’s not already 'escalated' obscenely beyond the pale."
Dan Calabrese at North Star National:
"The claim that the use of the term 'blood libel' was somehow beyond the pale was easily disproven... Let. It. Go. You morons have been making fools of yourselves all week, and it really would be OK – in fact, it would be great – if you would stop. Now. For your own good."
Victor Davis Hanson at NRO's The Corner:
"In short, we are asked to believe that Sarah Palin’s use of crosshair symbols is confirmation that trigger-happy Alaskan yokels cling to their guns and incite violence, whereas sophisticated liberals, with their campaign maps replete with shooting targets on Republican districts are at most 'edgy.' If a New England governor with perfect liberal credentials, like Howard Dean, M.D., blurts out, 'I hate Republicans and everything they stand for,' we are supposed to see that as the slightly over the top exuberance of a progressive crusader; if a Southern counterpart from the RNC were to say the same thing of Democrats, it would be derided as confirmation of violent red-state hatred and Bull Connor–era venom."
Neal Boortz at
"Crosshairs are placed on people. Map symbols are placed on maps. It’s a pretty simple concept, really."
Quin Hillyer at The American Spectator:
"Sarah Palin no more 'found a way to become part of the story' than Richard Jewell 'found a way' to be falsely accused of setting the bomb at the Atlanta Olympics. Palin already was part of the story; all she did was try to make the story right... It wasn't Obama whose was calumnized for four days straight. It was Palin whose name was sullied by vicious politics. It was absolutely proper for her to denounce the politics and defend her own honor -- in what actually was a rather dignified way."
Bobby Eberle at The Loft:
"If a woman spills coffee on herself, it must be the restaurant’s fault for making it too hot. If a man slips in front of a store, the store owner is to blame. And if a crazy man, shoots and kills people in a crowd, it must be the fault of Sarah Palin. Come on folks!"
Vasko Kohlmayer at American Thinker:
"I would like to ask my liberal friends these questions: How come that upon seeing this terrible tragedy, your first impulse was to gratuitously smear your political opponents? Why, instead of grieving and sorrowing -- which is what most normal people did -- you immediately began your sick scheming to extract political advantage from such a direful event? What's wrong with you?! As if this were not enough, liberals demanded that Sarah Palin respond to the events in Tucson. But when she did so, and eloquently, they denounced her as un-presidential and worse."
Lori Ziganto at NewsReal Blog:
"The depth and stench of the manure the Left is shoveling is astounding. They made Sarah Palin the center of attention by attempting to blame her, on the backs of the dead, solely in a demented attempt to score political points."
Ezra Dulis at Big Journalism:
"Only a literalistic idiot could find Palin’s 'target' map something that would inspire violence, and only a partisan idiot could think that Loughner, a fan of flag-burning, would be a big enough Palin fan to have ever seen that map. I find it extremely unlikely that someone can be inspired to violence through the words of a political leader unless it’s a direct order, which neither Palin nor Beck nor Rush have come anywhere close to saying. The people who claim that these three use 'coded language' to incite violence are as paranoid as Loughner; only crazy people see calls to violence in innocuous speech, such as John Lennon’s shooter claiming The Catcher in the Rye as his inspiration."
Jared H. McAndersen at The Looking Spoon:
"Those willing to be intellectually honest realize that Sarah Palin actually did many of the things Obama did, but she also worked in a defense of herself and a criticism of monkeys in the media who continued to fling their poo until Obama delivered his oratorical banana; naptime should start any minute now..."
Jonah Goldberg at NRO's The Corner:
"Palin did exactly what her detractors claimed she both must do and couldn’t do: give a grown up, mature statement. The timing was arguably ill-considered, given that it was bound to be overshadowed by the president’s remarks last night. But such criticism is hard to take from people who demanded that she speak up and then denounced her for doing exactly that. Likewise, the objections that she 'injected herself into the story' are hard to take seriously from the same people who insisted she was the cause of the story in the first place. If she had waited a day and released her statement today, she would have been twice as vilified for re-opening the 'wound' Obama the Healer had mended... And the criticism that she should have turned the other cheek and not defended herself at all strikes me as beyond absurd. The woman was being accused of being a willfull co-conspirator in murder. It is just unfair and flatly dishonest to expect her not to address that... As for the 'blood libel' flap... so much of the criticism of it is in bad faith. Her intent was honorable and her point was right."
Van Helsing at Moonbattery:
"Speaking of fostering political violence, death threats against Palin are through the roof since MSNBC and the rest of the liberal media establishment launched their grotesque campaign to pin the Tucson Massacre on her. The liberal media isn't just biased and irresponsible, it is poisonous."
The Virginian:
"For the past several days I have heard the media saying that Sarah Palin should stop hiding and make a statement. She chose today, to make what I consider an eloquent statement; giving her sympathies to the victims, encouragement to the nation, and talking back to those who try to lay this tragedy at her feet. What is the media response? From her so called friends at FOX News Steven Hayes, it was too long, from Krauthammer who treats her like a pesky fly, it was unnecessary. From her enemies, she shouldn't have made a statement because now she is injecting herself into this incident? My head is going to explode"
Erick Erickson at
"For a week, the left has blamed Palin, not Loughner, for the shooting. Then they attacked her for not responding. Then they attacked her for her response and using the phrase 'blood libel,' a perfectly legitimately use of it given what she and the right have been subjected to this week."
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:
"Sarah Palin has given her first extensive public remarks after the shootings in Tucson and the media attempts to blame the Tea Party and herself for the violence... Palin does an excellent job in making her point without lashing out in anger over the attacks, and underscores the importance of personal responsibility rather than group guilt in a free society, the priority of free speech as an underpinning of democracy, and the determination of Palin and the rest of the conservatives to defend those principles. It’s precisely what Palin needed to say, and precisely the manner and forum in which she needed to say it."
- JP

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