You remember the nursery rhyme don't you?
Sticks and stones may break my bones
but words will never hurt me
What is it about certain people that have no regard for other people's feelings and just spout off at the mouth?! I can't begin to try to understand it.
I suppose some people just feel like they're smarter than everyone else in the room and that what they have to say is so important that it just has to be said, regardless of what's being said and how its being said. They just don't care. Their vast, expansive knowledge and self-importance trumps all of the rest of us mere mortals so we are just privileged to hear what they have to say. Because, again, they are so vitally important to the rest of us.
We all know what happened in Tucson, whether the MSM ever gets it right or not, we don't need them to tell us what happened. Six people died, including a precious 9-year old little girl. Many, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords were shot at point blank range at the hands of a likely paranoid schizophrenic who was fond of such literary works as Mein Kampf and The Communist Manifesto.
Before the spilled blood of victims had dried on the pavement in the Safeway parking lot, Sheriff Dupnik, the presiding law enforcement officer over the case, began the narrative that this was an act caused by heated political rhetoric courtesy of the Tea Party. From there the political hot potato was carried by the likes of The New York Times, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC but shifted more specifically to Sarah Palin who was instantly made into Public Enemy #1 because of a map produced by her political action committee during the most recent election cycle (the same kind of map created by Democrats on numerous occasions). That became her "Scarlet A" and had every liberal talking head's finger pointing in her direction as the ultimate cause for the rampage that occurred. As Markos Moulitsas (founder of The Daily Kos) so eloquently quipped via Twitter, "Mission Accomplished Sarah Palin".
And not to be outdone, progressive sympathizers have littered the social media universe with pleasantries like:
"When will the crosshairs fall over Palin?"
"Sarah Palin and her family are the #1 choice to get dic* cancer this year"
"I hope Sarah Palin dies an ugly death..."
"Sarah Palin's website kills people; I hope she dies gnashing her teeth"
"I hope Sarah Palin dies and gets cancer in the next two years"
"Got your wish bitc*. Join us in praying to God that Sarah Palin contracts cancer and dies!"
"My hatred for Sarah Palin continues to grow. I think this woman should be assassinated."
"I hope Sarah Palin dies a slow and painful death. That c*nt has blood on her hands."
"She's gonna get gang-raped by my big black brothers!"
Ding dong the witch is dead!
And despite all of this, Sarah Palin still exhibited grace, dignity and restraint in the face of absolute cruelty and vile. Despite the fact that there isn't a shred of evidence remotely linking anything Sarah Palin has done with the Tucson shooter, still the MSM falls short of setting the record straight to absolve her of any responsibility. They smear, gawk and libel her without remorse because of their utter contempt for her.
The progressives and MSM don't seem to understand, while held hostage by their own arrogance, that Sarah Palin connects with the rest of us in a way that they simply can't. Besides grow up in a small town in Alaska, play high school basketball, win a beauty contest, marry her high school sweetheart and have 5 kids together (and actually decide to give birth to a child she knew would have Down's Syndrome), graduate from college, join the PTA, become a city council member, get elected mayor of a small town, become governor of Alaska, take on big oil and corruption even within her own party, receive the Republican VP nomination, run a successful fishing business, pen a couple of best-selling books and challenge the establishment by standing for her convictions, what great evil has she perpetrated to warrant such venom?
What we've seen happen to Sarah Palin is on par with nothing we've seen in the history of modern politics. It's precisely the reason why she is uniquely positioned like no one in the field of candidates today to take up the mantle of leadership for our country during this crucial moment in history. It is this kind of leadership that will be necessary to restore our position in the world in the face of growing threats on our borders and elsewhere. She won't bow in deference to others, she won't shy away from the tough decisions whether it be concerning social security or budget discipline, she won't play political games at the expense of people's livelihoods and she will use her words...wisely.
Because few people in modern history know the distinct impact of words like she does.
Sticks and stones.