Sunday, October 10, 2010
Governor Palin's life was threatened, necessitating intense security for her appearance in San Diego last night. She was there for a Combat Veterans for Congress event, where she was to introduce Alaska Senate candidate, Joe Miller.
These types of things baffle me to no end. Which principle does the Governor espouse that would subject her to death threats? Is it her cry for fiscal responsibility? Is it her love for the military? Might it be her stand for a culture of life? Would her dedication to energy independence put her in harm's way? Her desire for Americans to keep more of what they earn? Love for the Constitution? Which perspective is deemed so evil that she deserves threats upon her life?
The truth is she has taken the necessary stands to better this country. They have been tough stands. They have been uncompromising stands. But they have been the right stands. For this she ought to be applauded, not threatened. The unwavering courage and patrotism she personifies are what America needs in a leader.
As I see it, the lamestream media is partially responsible for the threats she endures. They distort what she says, accuse her of racism with not a shred of evidence, and fail to report the truth once their lies have been exposed. When I was hit by eggs after the Going Rogue book signing in Rochester, NY, by a man who said he was set off after watching coverage of her on television, I wrote:
The media needs to get its act together. Many in the mainstream media have done their best to demonize Governor Palin. They have painted her as anti-women, anti-books, anti-animal rights, anti-Black (MSNBC loves that one), anti-everything. They have said she is a liar, dangerous, and a religious nut. In my mind, their vile, biased, and demonic attacks against her hold some responsibility for the egg-attack. So-called journalists need to return to what they were hired to do--fairly report facts not push an agenda--or they will find they have caused more damage than some books and clothing splattered with yolk.
Then, of course, there was the man who was arrested for trying to hit the Governor with tomatoes in Minnesota. Here, I highlighted both the lamesteam media's lies and deafening silence when Governor Palin faces real threats upon her life. Not much has changed since those days. In fact, things have gotten progressively worse, as they continually paint her with the biased brush they shamelessly use. But this is no game. Security would not have been beefed up to the degree it was had not the threat been deemed credible.
A graduate school professor once told me, "Responsibility simply means the ability to respond." With Governor Palin, however, too many people react rather than respond with common sense and decency. Yes, this is irresponsible, unwarranted, and dangerous--and it's led by a media that is itself threatened by the power she wields, the accomplishments she boasts, and the impact she's having on the direction of America.
Governor Palin did not disappoint, in spite of the threats. Security was in place, and she took the stage to introduce Joe Miller--and then blasted the lamestream media, as well she should have.
AM 600 reported:
Sercurity [sic] was tight as the former Republican vice-presidential candidate spoke to a political fundraiser sponsored by Combat Veterans for Congress Saturday night.Below, see the video news report, retrieved from PalinTV:
On the eve of a major Tea Party event in Oceanside Sunday and amid tight security after a reported death threat, Palin spoke at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina on Harbor Island. A Tea Party movement favorite, Palin delivered a fiery speech to the crowd and introduced her fellow Alaskan, Republican Senate and Tea Party candidate Joe Miller at the event.
Palin said the “lamestream media just doesn’t get it and when they don’t believe what perhaps your message is so they want to belittle you and mock you and treat you with much disdain, you know, I think, well they can do that to me, that’s fine, because I know truth.” Palin added, “You know what, you can say whatever you want to say about me but I raised a combat vet and you can’t take that away from me.”
Among the local congressional candidates attending were combat veterans Republican congressman Duncan Hunter and Republican congressional candidates Nick Popaditch, who is running in the 51st District, along with Michael Crimmins, who is running in the 53rd district.
The Union Tribune reported there had been a threat made against Palin’s life before the event which caused organizers to increase their focus on security. At a news conference, Combat Veterans for Congress Chairman Joseph John said the group was “very concerned about about her security.” Sheraton hotel manager Warren Nocon said the hotel had already planned to have a security presence at the event.