Well, I have to chime in here. I was just watching a brief, channel-surfed moment of CNN and find some raging right talking head screaming about how the MSM may want to paint all the right with the same brush but none of them (the MSM) are going to respond so the people who are on his website screaming (in comments I presume because he showed a computer screen with giant type) for Sarah Palin’s head – literally.
Honestly, I don’t know of too many websites that allow a comment like that go through much less blow it up in type size and advertise it on TV. Basically, most people will either just delete a maniac’s comment or, if they find it credible, turn it over to law enforcement.
As a “left leaning blogger” I want to stand up and say: “No threat of violence against another human being is justified.” I do not care if you don’t like someone else’s politics…I certainly do not like Sarah Palin’s politics. I continue to think that she is unqualified for most jobs, but especially World Leader… whether that world leadership is as President of the US or just a talk show host. She has a right to her opinion just as I have a right to mine. She even has a right to be irresponsible in her choice of graphics on her website – I do not believe that the use of cross-hairs is a credible threat, I simply believe it is irresponsible of the un-coronated queen of the National Rifle Association to to put cross-hairs on a map of “targeted” seats. For anyone to blithely suggest that those cross-hairs were symbolic of a surveyor’s sight is disingenuous at best. We all know what the symbol meant and it was not that Palin, et. al. were surveying those seats. They were targeting the seats – the irresponsible part – because obviously they do not know how to evaluate responsibility – was that a maniac could look at that and think “kill”. I do not for one minute believe that Sarah Palin et. al. were advocating murder. Nor do I believe that the Maniac of Tuscon saw the cross-hairs and took it as a message – since his politics were decidedly leftist, he came to that conclusion without Sarah Palin or any other right-leaning talking head’s urgings.
What I want today almost three years after starting this blog is the same thing I wanted then: civility in politics, responsibility of action by our politicians, and for those politicians of both sides – or now – all sides of the aisle to remember who they work for… WE the People!