Saturday, January 15, 2011
What are people saying about Governor Palin since the Arizona shooting tragedy a week ago? You have obviously heard much of the nonsense, but there are some voices of reasons, as well. Michael Savage, Dennis Prager, and Rev. Franklin Graham speak up.
Michael Savage, whom I usually listen to only in small portions, makes a statement about her leadership in this situation and compares it to that of others who are considered 2012 hopefuls. Clearly, Governor Palin's video address about last Saturday had nothing to do with 2012; however, Savage's comments on her leadership merit a listen (courtesy of PalinTV).
Dennis Prager, a Jewish American, discusses the "blood libel" on his radio show. He, of all people, understands what a blood libel is--and he knows that she used the term correctly. He also discusses the irrational hatred people have for the Governor. Prager passionately takes apart the idea that she needs to offer an apology, as some have demanded--including a Congresswoman. He captures how utterly insane this is. Governor Palin has been accused of being responsible for murder and bloodshed, and she is supposed to apologize?! He calls the response to her and the treatment she endures "gratuitous hatred," "over the top," and he says it "puts morality on its head." He adds, "They owe her an apology."
In Prager's appeal for moral honesty, he discusses that the Left engaging in this blame-game either hate Governor Palin, are a bunch of liars, or both. I say both! Hey, disagree on the issues, yes, but with the Governor it runs deeper than that--always. Prager states, "I don't care if you like her or not. I care whether you like virtue or not, whether you like moral standards or not." These people absurdly blamed her for the shooting. Then when she spoke up, they picked apart her words where she called them out for using this tragedy to engage in disgusting political posturing, assigning the term "blood libel" to it. So they follow that up with labeling her anti-semitic. These are further examples of their moral depravity and their diabolical hatred, as if anyone needed more evidence. The bottom line, as explained by Prager: "She has been lied about with regard to murder. That is a blood libel!"
Listen to Prager's broadcast:
Rev. Franklin Graham discusses Governor Palin's character as well as the inappropriateness of using death and destruction for political gain. David A. Patten reports:
“I have been shocked at the reports from those suggesting that former Governor Sarah Palin has some level of responsibility for the horrific shooting in Arizona,” Graham said in the statement posted Tuesday on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) website.
“I got to know Governor Palin when she served as governor of Alaska,” stated the younger Graham, who is BGEA’s president and CEO.
Graham went on to praise Palin as “a kind and compassionate, God-fearing woman who believes with all her heart that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Graham’s statement strongly suggested that he views political attacks based on the tragedy to be highly inappropriate.
“Whether you agree with her politics or not, it is outrageous to suggest that her political opinions encourage violence toward anyone,” Graham declared.
"Hasty accusations have already been made before much information is known and an investigation has occurred,” he stated. “I believe this is counterproductive and could in itself incite hatred."
Of course, the reverend is correct. The Left's reactions do incite hatred, and Governor Palin has been dealing with a plethora of death threats--even more than she normally has to contend with. It's insane. Earlier this week, I posted a YouTube video which was a compilation of disgusting threats and death wishes directed at the Governor. Interesting, YouTube decided to remove the video in the name of privacy protection or something. No, we need to unmask the hateful souls who publicly called--and are still calling--for the death of Governor Palin.
On this issue, I turn to Big Journalism:
As you can imagine, after the video first posted to YouTube, viewers were disgusted. In fact, quite a few from both the right and the left were sickened enough to let some of those Twitter users know that their behavior was reprehensible. And when the heat got to be too much for one user, she complained to YouTube about her precious privacy. Because she was “just voicing anger” in a public tweet and doesn’t want anyone “attacking her” back on Twitter.
This of course after publicly wishing death on a public figure.
Read the full report about that here.
The video is still out there because someone else posted it. It can be seen here. The hatred is intense and real, and who's going to do something about that? Will the far-Left radicals come out on this? Point fingers on this? Work to stop this? Or are they too busy demanding an apology from Governor Palin for simply existing? Sadly, we already know the answer.