From Newsbusters: “Although it’s long been proved that Sarah Palin and so-called violent political rhetoric had absolutely nothing to do with January’s tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona, CNN’s Piers Morgan felt it was necessary to bring her up during Wednesday’s interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ (D-Ariz.) husband.
For his part, astronaut Mark Kelly was only too happy to take the bait and run with it.”
Some quick notes. One — If Jared Loughner — who shot Gabby Giffords in the head — wasn’t in jail today, he’d belong to the 99% of the Occupy Wall Street movement. He’s a psycho nut-job. He’s a zombie who belongs to the progressive bowel movement. He’d fit right in with the fleabaggers and the tent people. He belongs to the long tradition of knuckleheaded Leftists who shoot at the White House, take dumps on police cars, rape women, and invite pepper spray into their eyes.
Two — Piers is an a**hole for always instigating celebrities and his guests to answer questions they don’t know anything about or going places they don’t need to go. Sarah Palin has been out of the news. Why bring her up again? Every single chance these nutjobs get, they look for an opportunity to rail on Palin. It’s beyond boring or gauche. I would love to hate Sarah Palin, but you idiots in Hollywood and the media have made it utterly impossible for me. I end up admiring her more and thinking less and less of you psychos.
Hey celebs, do you want to know how to handle questions you don’t know anything about? Check out the way Mickey Rourke subtly tells Piers Morgan to go fly a kite on a Barack Obama question. Morgan is baiting Rourke as he does with so many celebs to declare themselves Obama loving progressives. He’s looking for an opportunity to bash conservatives. This ain’t the 1980s, Piers. No one in this country gives a damn what celebs think anymore. Because we know half of being a great actor involves them being blank slates, also known as Morons.
Third — Mark Kelly. You’re an astronaut. That’s awesome. Your wife is recovering. That’s spectacular and I’m so happy for the both of you. You’re on the Piers Morgan show promoting something. Fine. If you’d stopped there, we’d be square.
But then you had to humor Piers Morgan with the Palin bashing. You used Palin’s name in your book to sell your book. You’re basically using your stature in the media to make more and more middle-Americans hate on Palin. That’s your objective. You’re doing the bidding of the Democrat party. There’s no need for that and it actually tells me quite a bit about you. So you know what Mark Kelly? For shamelessly using Palin as your pinata, for cynically coarsening the political discourse, and for being a willing pawn in Piers Morgan’s game of “Doesn’t Sarah Palin Suck?”: You’re an a**hole of the week (and I also genuinely hope your wife’s recovery continues).
“PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Some interesting insights in the book into who, you know, walked to the plate and who didn’t, really, in terms of political colleagues and people that she had worked for and against. Sarah Palin doesn’t come out of this very well, I don’t think, because there was a woman who at the time had been putting these cross hair things on her website and stuff, including Gabby.
And in her haste to take responsibility didn’t even bother to pick the phone up, to write, do anything.
MARK KELLY: Yeah, we were never contacted by her.”
Riiiigght….and if she had called, you would have said, “Can you believe THAT woman had the nerve to call to apologize??” Why would she contact you? She had nothing to do with you people.
“MORGAN: I find that extraordinary.
KELLY: Yeah, I was surprised too. You know, certainly the targets that she put over Gabby’s and other people’s districts, in our opinion, was not the right thing to do. She is not the first person to do that. And it hasn’t always been Republicans that have done that.”
They were surveyor points. NOT TARGETS. So the guy admits the “targets” have been used before (see: Beckel, Bob), but then he acts all butthurt that he didn’t get a phone call from Palin. Your wife is in the hospital fighting for her life, and you expect me to believe that at some point you were expecting a call from Sarah Palin? (BTW, your wife was shot THIS year back in January. How did you have the time to come up with a book?)
So then the Royal Duchess of Doucheberry, not feeling Kelly had adequately burned the former mayor of Wasilla, instigates Kelly further…..
“MORGAN: I liked your line about it, which is if you had had the chance to talk to [Palin], and you were expecting to, you weren’t going to say that you were responsible. But you were going to say, you’ve been irresponsible.
KELLY: Yeah, that’s my plan. You know, this was no surprise to us. Gabby even spoke about it before January 8th, during the election cycle, leading up to the election, in an interview. I think it might have been on MSNBC or some other — another cable news network. She made is very clear that, hey, this is what’s going on, and this could ultimately incite people to do violent things. So it wasn’t a big surprise on January 8th that — you know, that we — you know, where we knew this map existed with the cross-hairs on it. Now, having said that, you know, Sarah Palin certainly is not responsible for what happened. But I think the angry rhetoric in an election year is not — it’s not helpful.”
This illustrates one of the fundamental differences between Leftists and the rest of us: Accountability. Some of us want to be responsible for our own individual behavior. We accept that life isn’t perfect or necessarily fair. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Evil does exist in the world (there’s no relativism about it and there’s no need to look for psychological explanations as to why people are crazy). We can accept that guns exist. Danger and risk are a part of the world. We accept our role in the world and don’t need to be protected from every little danger. Sometimes dodgeballs hit us in the face. It happens. We get right back up, find a ball, and throw it right back. It’s a part of the game, and nothing to cry about. We accept “target” symbols for what they are, and when the cosmic forces align such that Gabby Giffords gets shot by a psychopath, we have enough savvy about the world to not act like weasels, and blame Sarah Palin for every little thing.