Truth will out … count on it

For your amusement, one of the really pathetic attempts by a spelling-challenged liberal to save the rapidly disintegrating IT”S ALL SARAH PALIN’S FAULT!!!! meme, via The Jawa Report:

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Incredibly, after several people commented on “Tuscon”, a “corrected” version of the same fake screenshot soon appeared, but apparently the crowd had already moved on, looking for something better.

And when Barbara Walters leads off the discussion of the Tucson shooting on “The View” by saying, “I’m feeling very bad for Sarah Palin,” it’s pretty clear that the thrill of a once-assumed major political victory is now gone.

Finally, this post by Bookworm is well worth your time.  It caught my attention because her experience closely parallels my own, as I was commenting on several Facebook threads throughout the weekend.  I must confess that I really didn’t “shut down” those threads, but there were few direct responses to my straightforward illustrations of abusive language and combat metaphors from prominent liberals, and the fact that those incidents had always met with zero resistance from the Left.  Bookworm writes:

Because of my sadly homogeneous Blue, Blue, Blue political milieu, I
tend to be rather low key in my views (hence the outlet that is this
blog).   There is no mileage for me in offending neighbors, car poolers,
educators, clients, etc.  I could not let these lies go, however.  I
spoke up.  But I didn’t speak up with ill-considered insults.  Instead, I
used social media to introduce people to facts readily available on the
internet.

I explained without heat that Barack Obama has long had a tendency
towards violent and inflammatory rhetoric (guns to knife fights;
punishing enemies; forcing people to the back of the bus), but no one
was calling him out on his words.  I pointed out (with links) that,
because politics is a bloodless battle, but a battle nevertheless,
operatives on both sides of the aisle repeatedly use war metaphors, such
as target, cross-hairs, victory, defeat, War Room, etc.  I politely
asserted (with concrete evidence) that George Bush was on the receiving
end of the most violent imagery and desires in known political history
but that, fortunately, he had the Secret Service at his back (and front
and sides).  I noted the irony that Keith Olbermann, a man who routinely
dehumanizes his political opponents by referring to them as “the worst
person in the world” is a peculiar spokesperson for civility.  I
tut-tutted, peacefully, about the fact that no one seemed to be upset by
the fact that Obama’s pastor was renowned for his blood-thirsty sermons
or that Obama counted amongst his friends a bomber who cheerfully
admits that he has no regrets about his many efforts to kill American
citizens.

Always polite; always backed up by the power of the internet, which forgets nothing.

What was gratifying about my little efforts was that there was no
push back.  In each case, my politely fact-based observations shut down
the thread entirely.  No one piled on.  No one challenged me.  How could
they?  I owned the facts.  And I owned the facts because, while
Progressives are engaging in 1990s spin, I was engaging in 21st century
information gathering and dissemination.

When this whole episode has passed, it will be obvious that, in their hysterical attempts to launch a damaging blitzkrieg against Sarah Palin, a number of prominent liberal talking heads succeeded only in shooting themselves in the foot.  And yes, I thoroughly enjoyed freely using those metaphors.  

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  • in their hysterical attempts to launch a damaging blitzkrieg against Sarah Palin, a number of prominent liberal talking heads succeeded only in shooting themselves in the foot.

    Sounds like they went of half-cocked. A true case of Ready, Fire, Aim. Guess they should’ve set their sights higher.

  • Hank

    This whole thing has been a disgrace, using a tragedy to score cheap political points. And above, someone actually went to the trouble to “fake” the idiots voter registration?

    Sadly, many on the left simply have no shame.

    Also looks like a new version of Journolist survives somewhere. What other conclusion can there be after seeing all of the LSM using the same talking points over the weekend.

    Sure, the truth will out, but first impressions often carry more weight. Besides, we often find “corrections” buried or simply ignored. The Left and the LSM have accomplished what they wanted. They’ve further poisoned Sarah Palin’s reputation and to a lesser extent, conservative talk radio.

    God damn them all.

  • jim m

    The left doesn’t know how to deal with facts. That’s why they try to fabricate them for the purpose of smearing their opponents.

    Fortunately for the rest of us they are too ignorant to spell correctly and trip themselves up in their incompetence.

    Perhaps if they dealt with facts they would have an easier time of it, but then they wouldn’t be leftists if they paid attention to facts.

  • jim m

    I for one am glad that the left has done this.

    They have shown the nation that they are amoral, unsympathetic and uncaring for their fellow man. Other individuals are not valuable as persons, but are merely tools to be used for their cause and then discarded. Tragedy is not something that calls for them to support the victims but to exploit them. For all their talk about hateful rhetoric their actions have revealed them as hateful callous monsters without any feeling for their fellow man.

    They hoped for a tragedy that they could exploit for their political gain and they jumped on this one. Unfortunately for them the result was not a political gain but a display of malice and greed for the whole world to see. They have lost ground in their attempt to manipulate the pain and suffering of others for their own profit.

  • WildWillie

    This whole episode “blew up” in liberals faces. They went down with a bang. But really it was like shooting fish in a barrel. ww

  • Jeff

    Now is the time to put the left out to political pasture.
    They have stopped being a useful part of the political debate about the direction of the country.
    In the past they championed some great things but sadly for them they won those debates and now find themselves with no real causes of consequence to champion.
    They have forgotten their freedom loving roots and now are simply desperate to maintain some sort of relevance.
    The ridiculous coalition of special interest groups that now make up the Democrat party is simply a house of cards that will come crashing down should they lose the votes of any of those distinct parts and they know it.
    They have become the party of ignorance and hate and they refuse to engage in pricipaled debate on any issue before us today.

  • GarandFan

    “…a number of prominent liberal talking heads succeeded only in shooting themselves in the foot.”

    And living in the hypocritical world that they do, they didn’t even notice the wound.

  • Jeff Blogworthy

    Liberal columnist Jonathan Alter insists that “liberals view [tragedies]as opportunities.” I couldn’t agree more.

    Conservatives like to argue that these are isolated incidents carried out by lunatics and therefore carry no big lessons (unless the perpetrator is Muslim, in which case it’s terrorism); liberals view them as opportunities to address various social ills.

  • Eric

    It’s easy to fall for this kind of hoax. But any bloggers who posted and promoted this hoax have a responsibility to update the post and declare it a hoax. Flushing it and wishing it goes away is wrong. And even worse is continuing to promote it as real even though it’s been debunked.

  • I’m surprised no one has said it yet:

    “Fake, but accurate!”

  • GaryL

    The progressive left and their media pals are all STUCK ON STUPID… and I don’t think that is going to change any time soon. I also don’t think them trying to re-enact the OK City bombing scenario (this time with Tucson)… ala Clinton (now Obama) is playing with the majority of the public at all. This is not 1995.

  • 914

    They need something to distract from the failure that “OBAMA” has been. Could they possibly have replaced “Bush did it”?

    Highly doubtful. Come on 2012!

  • David Spence

    The libtards can’t shoot themselves in the foot since they don’t know which end of a gun to use. That means they will probably shoot themselves in the head by mistake. And how do these gun-hating fools now know so much about guns that they can positively identify the crosshairs of a gun scope to the absolute exclusion of any other type crosshairs-such as found in the US Geological Survey symbol for a survey position. They wouldn’t know a gun-scope from a bottle of scope.

  • WildWillie

    Ah! The Dan Rather method of reporting. ww

  • PZ Myers (the “P” stands for “politicize the hell out of this situation”) fell for the forgery:

    Another datum for our armchair psychoanalyzing

    Too funny!