The whole way the right wing people and their media, Fox News, have been handling the shooting in AZ would be laughable – if a nine year old wasn’t dead. I love how the very first thing the Palin camp said was that there wasn’t a target on Congresswoman Giffords’ district – they were cross hairs, like you would find on a map, according to SarahPAC staffer Rebecca Mansour.
While Mansour is correct that cross hairs are “common in optical instruments used for astronomy and surveying”, they are “Most commonly associated with telescopic sights for aiming Firearms,” according to Wikipedia. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see cross hairs, I think of gun sights.
Anyway, while the right (and especially Palin’s camp) claim that their violent rhetoric had nothing to do with sending a mentally disturbed person off the deep end, I decided to try an experiment that some might consider in poor taste. Below is my hit list of people who should be eliminated from the public eye. After all, according to the right wing, I can’t be blamed if a mentally unstable person takes my words out of context, right.
- Sarah Palin
- Rush Limbaugh
- Glenn Beck
- John Boehner
- Michelle Bachmann
- Scott Walker
- Rebecca Mansour
Feel free to comment below to add to the list. Because we’re just enacting our freedom of speech and there’s nothing wrong in doing so.