Sarah Palin’s Hypocrisy On Violence

Sarah Palin whined about being criticized for her hate speech, her use of crosshairs over Gabrielle Giffords, and her link to the controversial graphic with calls for supporters to “reload. Palin and the right wing Palin-apologists have repeatedly denied any relationship between Palin’s rhetoric and right wing violence.

Palin’s view has suddenly changed as she canceled plans to speak in Colorado on May 2:

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was scheduled to speak at an event for a Colorado nonprofit group May 2, but the event was canceled the day after it was announced due to “an onslaught of personal attacks” against Palin.

Palin was to speak at the Patriots & Warriors Gala at the Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale, Colo., which was billed as an awards banquet and fundraiser for military families in need and for a grief camp for children who had lost loved ones in combat.

But the event, sponsored by the Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation, was canceled Saturday, a day after it had been announced to the media. A press release posted on the sponsoring organization’s Facebook page reads, “Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Gov. Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns.”

The press release goes on to say that no direct threats were made against Palin, nor were any made against members of the organization’s staff, but in light of the shooting rampage in Arizona last month, the negative rhetoric “raises concern for her safety and the safety of others despite the call for civility in America.”

The saddest thing is that Palin very well might be too ignorant to even see the contradiction here.

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    BrettR4763 says:

    RT @RonChusid Sarah Palin's Hypocrisy On Violence–cancels appearance due to “an onslaught of personal attacks #p2 #p21 http://bit.ly/fG1mru

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    Jim Z. says:

    Here in Colorado, word on the street is that the organization simply hadn’t raised near enough money to cover costs for on the event.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the reason, but if she is going to come up with an excuse she should at least be smart enough to make up one which doesn’t contradict her last major public statement.

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    Terry says:

    Hypocrisy? You are quick to jump all conservatives for their supposed ‘violent’ tendencies, but you’ll turn a blind eye to this:

    http://www.mcgilltribune.com/news/student-investigated-for-hateful-tweets-1.2107216

    Liberal hypocrisy is legend!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Yet another example of conservatives using arguments which make zero sense and coming up with false equivalencies. Of course I haven’t said anything about someone I had no knowledge of and who I have zero connection to. There is no similarity between some random person I never heard of supporting violence and conservative leaders promoting violence. Of course I never accused all conservatives of violent tendencies, but conservatives just love those straw men arguments. However, while liberals certainly would not support people like the one in your linked article, conservatives have no problem supporting people like Sarah Palin.

    The only “liberal hypocrisy” here is that in the imaginations of unintelligent, unthinking conservative sheep such as yourself who don’t even understand what hypocrisy means and can only repeat right wing talking points as opposed to actually engaging in thought.

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    kritik1 says:

    Palin is a long time supporter of violence, she made a statement and called to hunt down Julian Assange.  She made irresponsible comments about Assange, calling him a terrorist.
     
    Assange is a publisher for the news media and the press. If he has done anything wrong then challenge him and I will give examples of his exemplary service to the press and to the whole world.
     
    Palin makes reckless remarks, and her words are full of lies and hatred.

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