Sarah Palin's Political Career May Be in Peril Over Gunsight Target Map


It is probably never a good idea to use imagery of a gunsight target map against people who have differing viewpoints. Now that someone has acted out in violence towards Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, it is safe to assume that it derailed any chance at Sarah Palin winning an election for the White House.

Palin endorsed Jesse Kelly, who ran against Giffords, who used the tagline:

"Get on Target for Victory in November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly."

It is hardly the most responsible thing to endorse a canadiate who uses overtones of violence in their election campaigns.

Making matters worse for Palin is her involvement with targets, in the form of crosshairs, of Congressional districts that were carried by the GOP in 2008 Presidential election with sitting members of congress who voted for the controversial health care bill.

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Please let this be the end of Palin.

Amen

From your lips to Gods ears

She should be held accountable for her remarks.

And its about time the Media quits reporting on her every move. We are not interested. They should also be held responsible.

Tea party terrorists. We need a crackdown on the crackpots extremests, right and left, muslim or christian.

I knew this was going to happen when she put out that map. She is the teabaggers Charles Manson. For the good of the country she needs to shut up and go away.

Bravo! I 2nd this!

The shooter was not associated with the teaparty. LOL!

Sow the wind, inherit the Whirlwind. For, as ye sow, so shall ye reap. And here is a rich harvest of despair and anguish.

True leaders don't bring their followers anguish and despair.

shut up

Limbaugh and Glenn Beck should also be held accountable for spewing so much bile and hatred. They remind me of Senator McCarthy in the 1950s, calling for a hunt of Communists. We live in a free country. People should be able to have opposing viewpoints without having hatred directed at them. And our President, regardless of your politics, should be respected and spoken of with respect. Not with the racist bile these folks keep spewing.

Time for lights out on the Tea Party.

Actually,

Let's keep the lights on; roaches love the dark.

You are calling for freedom of opposing viewpoints and also calling for silending a viewpoint opposed to yours. Who are you? Captain Kirk trying to defeat the logic robot in that sweet episode of Star Trek "Does not compute!"
Sounds like most liberals: you are all for defending free speech as long as it's what you want to hear. Think Olbermann and Maddow don't spew hate? If you don't think so there is no helping you.

What Olberman and Maddow speak is based and backed up by fact, unlike Palin and Fox.

I am sad for you left-ing wackos who pretend to be democrats. I'm a resgistered democrat and all of you are an embarrassment to my party for attacking someone other than the shooter. That's who did this - no one else. Sarah Palin din't incite anyone to shoot anyone. You are hopeless morons if you truly believe this.

But that is only slightly worse than believeing for a nano-second that MSNBC speaks the facts, and then also pretend to know what Fox News represents. Both thoughts come from your kool-aid drunkeness that has led YOU to spew radical rants such as those on this site.

Pay attention to the real world, not the one that is shoved down your throats on TV, radio and in print. Learn to think for yourselves.

whoa! well said!! there's a glimmer of hope! Thank you ;)

I am sad for you left-wing wackos who pretend to be democrats. I'm a resgistered democrat and all of you are an embarrassment to my party for attacking someone other than the shooter. That's who did this - no one else. Sarah Palin din't incite anyone to shoot anyone. You are hopeless morons if you truly believe this.

But that is only slightly worse than believeing for a nano-second that MSNBC speaks the facts, and then also pretend to know what Fox News represents. Both thoughts come from your kool-aid drunkeness that has led YOU to spew radical rants such as those on this site.

Pay attention to the real world, not the one that is shoved down your throats on TV, radio and in print. Learn to think for yourselves.

they have you under their spell! LOL! No facts...just propoganda. It's the New World Order committee and they will be stopped, once people start realizing what's happening to this wonderful country. Not sure why it's taking so long though. Pretty scary actually.

There is no helping you! You are too far gone.

You are right,both left and right are guilty. Americans have a right to voice their opinions but spewing venom does not help create a better society nor does it persaude anyone with intelligence to a certain point of view. The first amendment limits 'free speech' - as everyone knows one cannot yell fire in a crowded theatre and say it's their right to free speech.

Please list any and all quoted from Olbermann and Maddow advocating violence as a response to people who disagree with you.

Still waiting...

You doggone liberals, defending free speech until you hear something you don't what to hear - like yelling "fire" in a crowded theater, or white people calling black people "n-word," or a call to murder opposing politicians.

Next thing you'll say is that "my freedoms end, where other people's begin." You bunch of nazi communists. I hope you all get really sick and have no healthcare.

"Nazi communists"

This sums up the intelligence of the average conservative (in that it's nonexistent).

how juvenile, na-na-na-na-na-NA! Plz grow up before posting again.

Police your own party -- Keith Olberman and Bill Maher are the left wing versions of Limbaugh and Beck, if not worse. They had 8 years of spewing hatred against Bush before Obama took office. I can't stand you myopic dems and your "why can't we all just support the president" rants now that there is a democrat in office. And don't start with the race card -- that instantly disqualifies you from having any credibility or intelligence.

Excellent!

like the left was so nice when it came to Bush? OMG they even made movies about him being assasinated. How quick and conviently you forget. Bile is spewed by the left every second of every day from the top leaders on down. The democrats have a map for the same purpose with targets instead of crosshairs. BUT, what is all over the news? SARAH's map...I guess because it's Sarah's. You have to get a grip here. This whack job who shot people didn't target any democrat...he killed a republican and he was not a teaparty follower. His hero's were Stalin and Che...those are not admired by conservatives, only the far left! Come on, let's be fair here. This kid hated the government, thought the gov't was controlling him through 'grammar'. He was mentally ill and I'm betting you he never saw Sarah's map OR the democrats taget map. Sheeze, the lengths people will go to to slam conservatives.

Ms. Palin's irresponsibility has reached a crescendo and has now caught up with her. As a voter, I will do my part in seeing to it that this woman does not gain higher office. A child is dead, a congresswoman is in critical condition, innocents are in the hospital and in danger of losing their lives as a result of this deranged shooter's actions, and I hold Sarah Palin partially responsible for inciting the public through violent language and images. This irresponsibility in politics must stop.

you do whatever you like with yr vote but this kid was NOT a conservative Sarah Palin fan. Read people, READ! He KILLED a republican, his hero's were Che and Stalin, does this sound conservative to YOU? If anything he's a leftwing nut but you don't hear the right making this crap up about him doing this for the cause of the left, do you? I didn't think so. So quit pointing fingers wildly before you have facts. This guy though the gov't was using mind control on him through grammar...how will you twist this to be Sarah's fault also?

funny, yr president doesn't agree with this dribble.

WHO CARES about her "political career"???? Palin should be arrested and CHARGED with INCITING DEADLY VIOLENCE against a member of Congress!!!!

I agree 100%.

Ditto.

HA! you've got to be kidding! Go watch the shooter's youtube videos. He had NOTHING to do with Sarah, the teaparty, or conservatives at all. He was a nutcase who hated 'the government'. If anything, he was a lefty, not conservative in any way, shape or form. Don't just listen to CNN...do a little research for yourself. Maybe then you will see.

Somehow I feel that the neocons will find a way to make this Obama & the Dems fault.

Palin will wether this because her followers will only listen to her. Think back to the 30's and 40's in Europe. There was a person there who told their followers what to believe and they did what they were asked. You don't need to be smart just say what people want to hear.

Her followers are a complete bunch of brainwashed idiots.

They are doing so right now.

haven't heard one of them even hint at that. It's all been the left blaming Sarah and the teaparty which in reality is so bizarre since the kid was more of a commie than anything.

There is no evidence at this time that the shooting of Giffords was politically motivated, but it's grimly ironic that the candidate appeared on a map of House Democrats "targeted" by Palin in 2010.

It also seems oddly coincidental that Palin's fundraiser to help the candidate she supported for the republican party that ran against Congresswoman Giffords was to shoot an M16.

hello! Both parties had/have TARGET maps! Are you not paying attention here???

It appears Sarah Palin achieved what she was advocating, she should be held accountable. The irresponsible hate mongers (Limbaugh, Beck, Levin, Hedgecock, Palin, and others) are inciting this type of behavior. It must stop!

You are absolutely correct.

no, the destruction of the USA must stop. So far, we still have freedom of speech so let's get over Beck and Limbaugh. If you don't like them, change the channel/station but you have no right to try to silence anyone.

you are out of touch with reality.

Sarah is a phony
Sarah is a fake
Sarah is the evil spawn
Of John McCain's mistake

John McCain will be best remembered for unleashing this deadly monster upon us.

This senseless political violence makes me absolutely furious, and I'm a registered Republican. A very embarrassed registered Republican.

What the hell is happening to this once great nation?????

One should be very careful when advocating violence and hatred against others, it has a way of turning around and biting you in the backside!