HopeTracker| Republican Tea Party leader Sarah Palin has accused critics of “blood libel” in suggesting that the tone of American politics, talk radio, her use of gun metaphors like “reload” or crosshairs on her targets of Congress members she wants replaced, contributes to a culture of violence in America. Her comments have been posted on her Facebook page. via Reuters
Specifically, Palin writes on her Facebook page:
As I said while campaigning for others last March in Arizona during a very heated primary race, “We know violence isn’t the answer. When we ‘take up our arms’, we’re talking about our vote.”
At least one noteworthy Republican ‘The View’ co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck — who campaigned with Palin in 2008 — labeled Palin’s map “purely despicable’ on March 25, 2010, writes The Washington Post.
Hasselbeck added: “The names that are next to and being highlighted by those crosshairs, I think it’s an abuse of the Second Amendment. I also feel as though every single person on here is a mother, a father, a friend, a brother, a sister, and to take it to this level is—it’s disappointing to see this come from the Party, and I would hope that leaders like Sarah Palin would end this.”
A new map is surging the Internet, this one promoted by Dan Savage and Aaron Huffman for Seattle’s The Stranger. The map highlights political assasinations in America. Red indicates the person dies; white the individual lived.