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It's A Madhouse! A Maaaaadhouse!!

(I wrote most of this a day or so ago, so, it may be dated, but, I still stand by it. Useless Wizbang points for the first to guess where the title came from!)

You'd think I would learn by now that the liberal species knows no shame. Be it lefty politicians or their boot-licking media toadies, everytime I think they couldn't possibly scrape any more sludge to suck from the bottom of the intellectual barrel, they come down with a more advanced case of mental constipation. An extra-strength dose of Brain Metamucil is in dire need for these low-life blowhards.

As someone who the left tries to marginalize, Sarah Palin sure does live rent-free in their honeycombed minds.

For liberal politicians and pundits alike, the current bowl of creamed Palin consists of this nonsensical obsession concerning the use of target symbols to, well, target areas where political change is needed. Of course, the use of such symbols, right or wrong, was never questioned when it served their political means.  (Google the DLC.) 

And there has been no dearth of "rhetoric" coming from the holes under their many snort-prone noses. From the Pima County Sheriff/Democratic political hack Clarence Dupnick, to left-wing sewers like Daily Kos and The Huffington Post, to the failing liberal main-stream publication Newsweek, this display of manufactured outrage and disgusting political savagery reeks of blatant sophistry, festering from an ideology which offers nothing but gloom, desperation, and lust for power.

With their rejuvenated denunciations of the supposed heated "vitriol and rhetoric" existing in this country (which, apparently, is only practiced by the "Right-wing," and only occurs when Democrats get trounced in an election) placating their rabid base, they suddenly exhibit a newly professed, enlightened desire to "ratchet down" (As Arriana Huffington suggests) the recent political discourse. This comes from the tragically hypocritical party of unparalleled selective memory, who for 8 years of the George W. Bush Presidency belched up a visceral hatred for the man, decrying him as an election stealing war-criminal, routinely burning him in effigy, while liberal party members kept complicity silent as those on their side displayed images of Bush with a gun to his head.

(I decided against linking to any of the above mentioned known examples, as there exist too many from which to choose, and I don't want to pad their traffic. For those so blinded by ideology to NOT have fairly or historically acknowledged the well-documented existence of said examples, do the searching or linking yourselves. You may learn something.  But I doubt it.)

The use of targets as symbols to identify where political action needs to be taken against a politician or area has no hidden or nefarious meaning.  (This has been practiced by the far-left, Conservative-hating "Democratic Leadership Council."  Unsurprisingly, nothing critical was ever said about their actions by the same indignant media or liberal water-carriers.)  Arrows are used on signs and maps to indicate direction to a destination, sometimes down to a specific house. I don't believe anyone has ever taken that as a literal desire by the map, sign-makers, or township officials to shoot up someplace or someone with a crossbow.

Actually, I'm a bit shocked and disappointed in Sarah Palin for caving in and pulling her use of targets on her political maps. They do not suggest anything.  And her aide's attempt to liken them to "surveyor's symbols," while most likely not a statement approved by Palin herself, was very lame.

No matter. What ever she does, her detractors will find excuses to keep their boots on her throat. (One of those innocent Obama metaphors used to describe their enemy-de-jour.  Look it up.)

The reaction to her video statement yesterday offered proof of that bias. They slammed her as playing the victim card, being selfish for responding to their perverted finger-pointing that she is somehow linked to the motives of the shooter.

Predictably, if she kept silent, the leftards would claim she's hiding. If she said something in her defense, they'd say she's playing the victim.  Either way, she'd be skewered.

The media and their complicit brain-washed liberal blogs have parsed every word she's uttered, and are now attacking her for using the term "blood libel" to defend against their sick accusations.

"Blood libel" is a term used in the middle ages to describe the false practice by Jews of killing Christian children and using their blood for baking.

Pretty demented and archaic thinking to link that to what she actually meant.

Sheesh. I wish this was a bad joke.  Imagine the cry of outrage if this were determined to be an historically Muslim term used unknowingly to describe the current invective. 

I am a Christian. I've heard the word "crucified" used many times to describe harsh criticism or taunting by others, especially within the political arena. Should that be taken literally? Are we supposed to be offended by the use of that word? Does that exhibit some kind of disrespect or anti-Christian sentiment?

I'd rather have "heated rhetoric" in this country than the indisputable insanity of the left's faux-emotional, knee-jerk, putridly partisan attacks.

It seems they've regressed to a new low, as if they have finally bottomed-out to the pinnacle of soulessness, and self-absorption. They have nothing left. No ideas, no optimism, no respect, and no shame.

If they thought it would be politically expedient, they'd eat slime out of a dead dog's ass.

Bull's eye.

 (Just an observation:

I went to Target yesterday to find a replacement for my blown-out ear-buds. For those unfamiliar with the establishment, Target is a national chain department store.

Their logo is a bright red and white target.

It would surprise me not one bit if someone has complained to them that they find the logo offensive. Equally, it would not surprise me if someone in the company now worries they will come "under fire" for what has been deemed such a dangerous, suggestive logo.



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Comments (26)

Heh, Planet of the Apes! I'... (Below threshold)

Heh, Planet of the Apes! I'm a fan too.

Y'know, one would think the... (Below threshold)

Y'know, one would think the left set this whole thing up to invalidate SaraCuda in 2012 by the way they are acting?

And sadly, I believe some on the lunatic fringe would go that far to achieve control.

Just saying.

I have seen far too many co... (Below threshold)

I have seen far too many comments on other blogs( I won't say which), where people on the left foam at the mouth and wish Beck, Palin, Limbaugh, pretty much anyone on the right, the most horrible death. When I stop seeing those with such frequency then I'll believe that the left wants to tone the rhetoric down. Not going to hold my breath.

Curses be upon Chip and his... (Below threshold)

Curses be upon Chip and his fast keyboarding! I knew it was POTA, too, but wasn't here fast enough.

Curses be upon Chip and his... (Below threshold)

Curses be upon Chip and his fast keyboarding! I knew it was POTA, too, but wasn't here fast enough.

Yow. Sorry for the double p... (Below threshold)

Yow. Sorry for the double post.

I blame Sarah Palin. And Glenn Beck.

I keep saying this: it is n... (Below threshold)

I keep saying this: it is not an example of "both sides do it." The left has used the AZ shootings in the most disgusting, pathetic way to try to marginalize anyone they think disagrees with them and to gain political points. Both sides didn't do it, only the left.

The left used this to attack Sarah Palin. When she didn't respond right away (maybe out of consideration for the victims), the left complained. When she did finally respond, the left complained.

The left insisted that Obama use this tragedy to "look Presidential." And so he did, and so the media has responded. It's disgusting.

Now the left wants to complain about the level of "discourse." Fuck them.

Imagine a "memorial" for six slaughtered individuals at which there is cheering, applause, yelling, and free tee shirts. This is where the left has taken us.

A real leader would have told last night's crowd to stop cheering and to shut up, because, after all, the event was not about any particular speaker or idea, but was, instead, a memorial. That didn't happen, of course.

Funny how the leftists get ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Funny how the leftists get all up in arms about the term blood libel when they couldn't give 2 cents for Israel or the rise in antisemitism world wide. Some even complain about the Israeli lobby and its undue influence in DC. Odd how they would all of a sudden want to defend the Jews.

Doubly odd since they are constantly comparing everyone under the sun who disagrees with them to Hitler. Why is it that Sarah Palin uses the term blood libel and that is a crime and yet they can compare W to Hitler and that is somehow a reasoned critique of his presidency.

Really, it gets tiresome pointing out their hypocrisy.

Sorry OregonMuse, I'll try ... (Below threshold)

Sorry OregonMuse, I'll try and slow down my hunt and peck next time around.

Insanity is "toning down th... (Below threshold)

Insanity is "toning down the rhetoric" while doing the polar opposite. Talking of bi-partisanship. "Unifying the Country", "Thrive for the Jive" or whatever it was? And expecting the masses to buy your BS pontificated from on high.

I guess Barry is insane.

For what it's worth, congra... (Below threshold)

For what it's worth, congrats, Chip!

I saw the movie for the 50th time today, and thought the quote appropriate.

Nicely stated, iwog.

Last night was just another campaign stop on the Obama/Messiah Express.

Nothing more than opportunistic chicanery, considering the veracity of the source.


Good article.Just ... (Below threshold)

Good article.

Just for the record, Palin didn't cave and pull her target map. It was still there on her facebook this morning. "Take Back the 20", the website that was working with her to take back congressional districts, pulled the map. They didn't pull it in response to all the hysteria, they pulled it because the mid terms are over and they didn't realize it was still up, because they weren't even paying for the website anymore.

From the NYT's editorial pa... (Below threshold)

From the NYT's editorial page today:
"It was important that Mr. Obama transcend the debate about whose partisanship has been excessive and whose words have sown the most division and dread. This page and many others have identified those voices and called on them to stop demonizing their political opponents. The president’s role in Tucson was to comfort and honor, and instill hope…"

See, NOT their doing, NOT their fault.

Barry COULD HAVE called out the left - but he didn't. After all, they're doing his work for him. Keeps Barry "above the fray".

Oh, and by the way, since w... (Below threshold)

Oh, and by the way, since we're talking about the record, Obama's claim last night that Rep. Giffords "opened her eyes for the first time" shortly after he left her bedside is a complete lie.


She opened Her eyes for Him... (Below threshold)

She opened Her eyes for Him just like Christopher Reeves WOULD have got up and walked to the polo grounds. Complete and utter BULLSHIT from these people continually.

"It was important that M... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"It was important that Mr. Obama transcend the debate about whose partisanship has been excessive..." - NYT

Translated: It was important for obama to let us off the hook for our childishness, pettiness and hateful ignorance.

As for the eye opening thing, I'm willing to give barry a pass on that one. The doctors today said the difference was that it was the first time she opened her eyes without a direct stimulus or command. It showed that she is becomming aware of the environment around her.

Please note that Obama used... (Below threshold)

Please note that Obama used the words, "triggered" last night. It was an implication that, though the shooter was insane, it was the rhetoric of the right that ignited the "explosion."

Notice that, anyone?

"The doctors today said the... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"The doctors today said the difference was that it was the first time she opened her eyes without a direct stimulus or command. It showed that she is becomming aware of the environment around her."

That doesn't make sense.

If she could (and did) open her eyes upon hearing a command, then she was aware of that part of her environment. Right?

Now, if she is opening her eyes for new or different reasons, great. Good for her and I hope she continues.

But this 'she opened her eyes for the very firstest time' stuff is directly contradicted by the Jan 9 newspaper article. Someone is incorrect here.

Not that you people would h... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Not that you people would have noticed it, but Palinesque loaded language may have reached the tipping point with her wincing' blood libel' charge . Many thoughtful Jewish sympathetic bloggers, that were hitherto supporting her until now, must be having second thoughts about how she could ever be a national leader. It is not only liberal bloggers but John Podhoretz of Conservative Commentary in 'Palin and the Blood Libel': He isn't even lamestream, or " a boot licking toadie" but a neo conservative and former speechwriter to Reagan and George Bush Sr, and a enormous supporter of Israel and George Bush Jr. Here's his impressions.

But here’s the thing. Sarah Palin has become a very important person in the United States. Important people have to speak with great care, because their words matter more than the words of other people. If they are careless, if they are sloppy, if they are lazy about finding the right tone and setting it and holding it, they will cease, after a time, to be important people, because without the discipline necessary to modulate their words, those words will lose their power to do anything but offer a momentary thrill — either pleasurable or infuriating. And then they will just pass on into the ether.

If she doesn’t serious herself up, Palin is on the direct path to irrelevancy. She won’t be the second Ronald Reagan; she’ll be the Republican incarnation of Jesse Jackson.
Hey, she wants to be Rush Limbaugh's summer replacement that's one thing-the job is probably hers- but if she wants higher office or to be taken seriously ...

Podhoretz says that it if s... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Podhoretz says that it if she had known about the blood libel association with the centuries old oppression of Jews because it would be an "act of lunacy to open that can of worms for no reason". So the most charitable explanation is that she and her expensive conservative consultants are too lazy to read history or even 'google' or care if they hadn't know., In other words, she is a semi-nincompoop and has never heard of one of the principle reasons used to justify anti-semiticism through the ages, or she is a lunatic?. Which is it? You can only have two choices or is it a combination?

Not that you people woul... (Below threshold)
Andrew X:

Not that you people would have noticed it...

We noticed, we just happen to agree with it. It is an analogy/metaphor, not even as commonly used as the equallly "insulting"..."He's gonna get crucified by the press...." etc etc, but used enough (as has been lately link proven) that it stands as legitimate fair use. We are talking about a libelous accusation of blood spilled, accusing those innocent of having done so. Tout fini.

Many thoughtful Jewish sympathetic bloggers.... MUST be having....

Nice projection. Got any links? Otherwise. how 'bout letting them speak for themselves?

Podhoretz says...

Conservative Poderhetz thinks it out of bounds, liberal Dershowitz sees it as entirely reasonable, round and round...

Is she a semi-nincompoop.... or a lunatic...

No, she is a housewife and grandmother, and a titanic evil demon who obviously haunts the dreams and nightmares of the left, day and night, day and night, day and night, needling them with the tiniest of words, and then driving them nuts with her silence, dogging their every step, causing them to twist themselves up like Kirk and Spock wearing alien pain belts, just with the slightest crook of her finger, and we all happen to think it's pretty hilarious.

Not that you people would have noticed it.....

Dershowitz may be a liberal... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Dershowitz may be a liberal but often he is unpredictable. You remember he was an appelate advisor to OJ and wrote a book about it 'Resonable Doubts'. He also said he has used the term personally himself to describe "false accusations against the State of Israel by the Goldstone Report" on the alleged Isreali Defence Forces atrocities in Gaza during the conflict in Decmber 2008..

You wanted a list. I will give you a couple,

The Daily Beast, Howard Kurtz writes

Had Palin scoured a thesaurus, she could not have come up with a more inflammatory phrase.

As someone who has argued that linking her rhetoric to the hateful violence of Jared Loughner is unfair, I can imagine that the former governor was angry about how liberal detractors dragged her into this story. But after days of silence, she had a chance to speak to the country in a calmer, more inclusive way. She could have said that all of us, including her, needed to avoid excessively harsh or military-style language, without retreating one inch from her strongly held beliefs.

"Instead she went the blood libel route".

.And from Simon Greer, president of Jewish Funds for Justice:

Sarah Palin did not shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Only the perpetrator can be found guilty for this act of terrorism. But it is worth pointing out that it was Rep. Giffords herself who first objected to Ms. Palin's map showing her district in the crosshairs. "We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, the way she has it depicted, it has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that they have to realize that there are consequences to that action." According to Ms. Palin's logic, Rep. Giffords statement was a blood libel against the Fox News host. The fact that Rep. Giffords is Jewish and Ms. Palin is Christian makes the accusation even more grotesque.

Ms. Palin clearly took some time to reflect before putting out her statement today. Despite that time, her primary conclusion was that she is the victim and Rep. Giffords is the perpetrator. As a powerful rhetorical advocate for personal responsibility, Ms. Palin has failed to live up to her own standards with this statement.

She certainly shouldn't have appropriated the term..way way over the top..like the perpetrator inference of Greer's.

"Y'know, one would think... (Below threshold)

"Y'know, one would think the left set this whole thing up to invalidate SaraCuda in 2012 by the way they are acting?

And sadly, I believe some on the lunatic fringe would go that far to achieve control.

Just saying."

Astute analysis, 914.

Discredit, distort, and overexpose now to purposely make the public tired of seeing or hearing about her.

Sort of like the over-saturation of Obama, except that's his own narcissistic doing.


Not that you people woul... (Below threshold)

Not that you people would have noticed it, but Palinesque loaded language may have reached the tipping point with her wincing' blood libel' charge . -Crickmore

Why? Because partisan libs like you and the media say so?

The fact that some "neo conservatives" or Jewish pundits have talked about it and agree it was somehow inappropriate is irrelevant. It just shows they fell for the hype. They've completely missed the point that there is no point. This "outrage" over her use of the term "blood libel" is completely manufactured for the sole purpose of invalidating her politically. Unless you or they realize that, then you've been willfully duped, and you will operate within these dubious parameters.

How many times has the term "witch-hunt" been used by politicians?

Should we condemn its use or the person using it due the outdated original meaning?

Own up to it, Crick. The only reason you and the thousands of other hypocrites are critical regarding this is solely ascribed to your dislike of the woman, and your group mentality helps to justify your thoughts.

You're just one in a herd of cattle infected with "mad-cow" disease. Safety in numbers doesn't help them, though.


Good stuff Shawn.r... (Below threshold)

Good stuff Shawn.

re: "The reaction to her video statement yesterday offered proof of that bias."

They are simply not used to a conservative fighting back. Really. I cannot think of another major conservative figure in recent memory that has struck back at the LSM. Bush never did. Romney? McCain? Nope.

And we all wished they had. Well Palin does and they cannot tolerate it. No doubt the LSM is obsessed with Palin (as is Crickmore) but they're so used to firing away with impunity that they cannot allow rebuttals by their intended victim to stand.

I'd like to second a great comment by iwogisdead:

"Now the left wants to complain about the level of "discourse." Fuck them."

Shawn, you're right, the de... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Shawn, you're right, the debate has moved on. There are more casualties about what is appropriate language. Rush Limbaugh, who takes no prisoners, on or off his meds, is now slanging the neo-conservatives, (the architects of the Iraqi invasion) right and center.


"They were slobbering over it for the predictable reasons," he said. "It(obama's memorial speech) was smart, it was articulate, it was oratorical. It was, it was all the things the educated, ruling class wants their members to be and sound like."

On Thursday night's "Special Report," host Bret Baier played the Limbaugh clip and asked Krauthammer--who had called the speech "quite remarkable and extremely effective"--for his reaction.

"As one of the three slobberers...I find it interesting that only the ruling class wants a president who is smart articulate and oratorical in delivering a funeral oration," Krauthammer said. "It's an odd and rather condescending view of what the rest of America is looking for in their president.

An extra-strength dose of Brain Metamucil is in dire need for these low-life blowhards.

Who have you been listening to? Was that a quote from Rush?






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