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While we're sure there are A LOT of people out there who don't feel this way and will probably not be happy to read this, it looks like Barbara Walters feels bad for Sarah Palin.

Earlier today on The View, Barbara spoke about Palin's 'crosshair' ad campaign, and how she feels that Sarah isn't responsible for the shooting in Arizona (although she does admit that Palin was wrong for creating the campaign in the first place).

Here's what Barbara had to say about it:

“I’m feeling bad for Sarah Palin because I don’t think that’s what she should have said, and certainly crosshairs are very scary. This is a deranged young man. This is a Timothy McVeigh. Whether this happened because there is violence – too much commentary, too much violence as you say we’ve talked about. Sometimes we do it here we get so angry.”

“Whether that speared him on or whether he is just a very sick person, we don’t know. We don’t know what his motives are and we can hope that all the vitriol calms down. But to blame Sarah Palin as some are doing I think is very unfair to her. She issued a statement offering her condolences and hasn’t said more. But I don’t think this is the time now to start finding – you should excuse me – other targets to blame.”

As we said before, we think what Sarah Palin did was shameful and appalling.

What do U think?

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86 comments to “Barbara Walters Feels Bad For Sarah Palin”



  1. 1

    I agree 100% with Barbara. Where the hell were this kids parents? Where were these "friends" clearly people who didn't know him that were just class mates recognized there were issues! You can't tell me that his "friends" or his family didn't see ANYTHING wrong! Those are the people to point fingers at that didn't do any thing. Yes, Sarah's campaign was wrong, but no she is not to blame. If a person is unhinged they are unhinged, apparently this kids issues started well before this past years campaigns.



  2. 2

    The guy was psychotic. He picked Gabby Giffords to pick off back in 2007, way before Palin was even known outside of Alaska, and way before the Tea Party even came into existence.
    To try to insinuate Palin caused this massacre … demonstrates how low some people can sink to try to score political points.
    Of course Palin's crosshairs campaign was 'inappropriate' considering the history of political assassinations in America, but it's similar to what other politicians and pundits with opposing views to Palin have also managed to scrape up and put out there in the media, so basically, it's 'average'.



  3. 3

    SARAH PALIN MADE A MISTAKE… SHE FORGOT THE CROSS HAIRS BESIDE GABRIELLE GIFFORD'S NAME.



  4. 4

    Perez man, stick to Hollywood gossip. You're not a good reporter. You wrote: "Earlier today on The View, Barbara spoke about Palin's 'crosshair' ad campaign, and how she feels that Sarah isn't responsible for the shooting in Arizona.."

    Then you post Barbara's own words: “Whether that speared him on or whether he is just a very sick person, we don’t know. We don’t know what his motives are and we can hope that all the vitriol calms down."

    ^ So dude, she clearly said she has no idea if what Palin did was responsible or not. Don't try to report serious news.



  5. 5

    I think it's ridiculous to blame Sarah Palin. It completely takes any responsibility away from the man who committed the crime.



  6. 6

    I don't think Sarah Palin meant cross-hairs literally, Perez you idiot. Although I find your commentary funny sometimes, since you've become kinder and gentler, you have become over the top pc. From one extreme to the other.



  7. 7

    Perez you are an idiot. Sarah Palin made that a YEAR ago… What happened here in Tucson was at the hands of a 22 year old mental unstable boy. It was him and ONLY him. To say this was for political reasons is inappropriate and incorrect. Take a step back from your accusations and REMEMBER those and PRAY for those who are injured and who died…. we are all mourning here in Tucson and I'm sick of the pointing fingers when we have the man responsible IN CUSTODY.



  8. 8

    Blame Palin, blame Bush. Or blame Clinton, blame Obama. All of us are Americans and we need to make things work for ourselves - let us prove that are not a 2-party country stuck in a rut. Let's both sides come up with ideas and go forward with what's best for jobs, healthcare, etc… This kid that shot up a 9-year old(!) was SICK.



  9. 9

    Did Sarah Palin put the gun in the kids hands? Did she supply him the bullets? Did she drive him to the grocery store? Did she pull the trigger?

    NO!

    It's not her fault that there are some fucking crazies out there. And for you to even suggest that she had something to do with it is appalling.



  10. 10

    How come no one mentions that the Democrats were actually first with a "target map?" In 04 they put out a map in areas W was vulnerable with bullseyes over the areas? Is there a difference that I'm missing between a bullseye and crosshairs?



  11. 11

    Perez, all the comments here have already said what I wanted to. What about when Obama said they bring a knife and we'll bring a gun…sounds a little threatening to me! Stick to gossip!



  12. 12

    of course people are gonna blame Sarah Palin….its only going to make her more popular.

  13. lmm05 says – reply to this


    13

    Have you read any of the reports on this guy? One of his friends said that he was very liberal. You should really do your research before you put things on your website. I believe that most people don't think that Sarah Palin was in any way responsible for what happened especially if they have read even a little bit of the news reports on this guys background.



  14. 14

    Sarah Palin's an idiot. It is a reflection of her low IQ not to have been able to imagine such a tragedy. And she did take the "innocent" map down, after the shooting occurred. The real question is does Sarah Palin feel bad about her poor choice of words and symbols? I wouldn't want my name on such a map, however it was intended, with six people killed.



  15. 15

    Perez, I really don't like Sarah Palin, but I'm not going to jump on the media bandwagon and try to link the two. This guy is a psychotic mess that targeted this poor woman. I really hate your manipulations of the facts.



  16. 16

    People who did not like her to begin with are blaming her. Sarah Palin can't be blamed for this idiots actions. Blame the guy that actually did it!



  17. 17

    lol well on the bright side, atleast we know palin wont be elected president. THANK YOU LORD



  18. 18

    Why are you blaming SP??? Is she the one who got the gun, and methodically planned the murders of innocent people? You can find allll kind's information on the internet. Does that mean that because of the information you have read, you run out and start shooting up people? HELL NO! He was a sick phuck, and he did a terrible, unthinkable thing! Get off your soap box….you say offensive things everyday of the world, so because of that, will it be okay when someone caps your ass, Perez???



  19. 19

    I don't blame Palin either but I do blame her for much of the toxic enviornment we live in today. A decent human being would look in a mirror and take stock of the words and imagery they have thrown out to the public. Unfortunately there is a segment of society that is mentally ill and some of those people take this garbage seriously. Palin's actions have come back to haunt her (fair or not).



  20. 20

    Perez, the Dems did the same thing!! This is all political talk that is common practice. Sara Palin had nothing to do with the psycho.



  21. 21

    Palin cannot be blamed for this.
    However, since she is such a hateful, heartless bitch I don't feel a bit sorry for her. The next time "lock and load" or any other disgusting gun talk is uttered or tweeted from her disgracefulness I will literally puke.



  22. 22

    I think it is pathetic when a man so deranged that his classmates had to sit near the door and be ready to bolt because they thought he might bring a gun to school gets linked to Sarah Palin or any other innocent person for that matter. this guy was clearly schizophrenic, many people knew about it, he should have been baker-acted long ago. "The government is controlling our grammar" was his pet peeve. enough said.



  23. 23

    I am NOT a Sarah Palin fan, there isn't one issue that she and I would agree on. That being said it's ridiculous to blame this tragedy on her. This man is a deranged lunatic that has had many warning signs over the years that he was unstable. It's completely hypocritical and contrary to what to what our country needs at this moment in time to politicize such a heartbreaking situation.



  24. 24

    I think you and anybody else who blames Sarah Palin for this tragedy is an complete idiot. The guy is a mentally deranged kook. It is irresponsible to even mention that Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, or Republicans had anything to do with this.



  25. 25

    Perez put your dress back on and stick to celebrity gossip. Stay out of politics and sports which you know nothing about. The shooter was deranged and it would have happened regarless of any political ads or agenda. Sad the parties have to use this incedent to smear the other party.Thats sick!



  26. 26

    Perez…you are the one who should be ashamed for inciting this kind of hatred with your readers. You shoukd follow Barbara's advice instead of Whoopie's. Unlike you and Whoopie, she is snart enough to know that no one is to blame for this tragic incident but the deranged killer..



  27. 27

    Re: Twoboys2 – Exactly!
    -
    Re: candiscando – Apparently you have not seen the video which is all over the news and internet of Rep. Giffords from last March expressing her thoughts about Palin and her cross hair map. That alone dictates the Democrat's map was not the same thing. They never had any of this NRA militia gun fetish talk around it either. NOT the same.
    The Teaparty's rhetoric is over the top and really has gone too far.
    Watch the video then come back and let us know what you think. As an American and a human being it makes me physically ill.



  28. 28

    People who use this tragedy to take a political hit at Palin, are showing their sad lack of character. How obscene! The sick young man has been obscessed with the congresswoman since 2007. Political lefties should wait on the facts before using a tragedy to spin their lies. Disgusting!!!

  29. Low says – reply to this


    29

    I was so mad I had to turn the show off!!!! Shame Barbara.



  30. 30

    Perez, you tool.. If this was a gay person, I am sure you would not even post anything about it. Or if you did, you would down play it. To all the liberals, and democrats. Are you not discusted on how your media is turing this into a political rant. How they are turning a tragedy into a political agenda for blaming the right wing. And FOx news is the one who is bias. How pathetic. I would be embarrased if I was a democrat. This crazy guy killed peeps and seriously injured others He was a whack job. VOTE INDEPENDANT ALL THE WAY!



  31. 31

    The only hate talk I hear is from the liberals accusing the Republicans of being haters and bigots. Bill O'Rielly has to have security to keep nuts on the left from doing something crazy. The crosshairs thing was just a figure of speech. Does anyone think Palin really wants someone shot? It's ridiculous!



  32. 32

    Leave it to the media to leave out facts (like the shooter was a hardcore democrat) and misconstrue information purposely to further their political agenda. This guy doesn't give a damn what Sarah Palin says, she had nothing to do with it. He is just psychotic. I'm a democrat and I find the tactics my party is using appalling. No wonder we lost so many spots during the elections.



  33. 33

    Hopefully some of you more hateful people will concentrate on the recovery of the victims and the heroic actions of others . Then focus on how we can prevent this type of mental illness. Your bias against palin at this time is disgusting . You have plenty of other chances to rally against her. Don't use a tragedy to bring down someone else.



  34. 34

    Sarah Palin is not responsible - but - she didn't help!
    As an aspiring leader Sarah palin should be more careful with her words & "bullseye maps."
    I truly hope Americans are smart enough to NOT elect Sarah Palin to any position of power again.



  35. 35

    Even though she did not put the gun in his hands, she did put a bulls-eye (cross hairs) on that congresswomen (and many others) and encouraged her supporters to not retreat but to reload. Although she may have been speaking metaphorically, make no mistake about it, she has blood on her hands, and so does Beck and Limbach (spell?) and Bachman and Fox News. Language is important, in fact it is everything. These people were warned many times not to use the language they were using and they didn't listen, could have cared less. I don't feel sorry for her or any of them. They all have blood on their hands. We, meaning us the voters have to take these people to task, by not tuning into their shows, or reading their books. We should shun them. Seriously, its the only way they will listen.



  36. 36

    Sarah Palin has consistently shown she has NO leadership quality whatsoever…this is a perfect example of it. Compare her with President Obama who ALWAYS tries to include the Republicans in with the governing process (they respond by wanting to shut the government down rather than co-operate!) and there is a remarkable contrast. Sarah has set the stage for her political demise as it gets harder and harder for anyone to find anything of value to support with her.



  37. 37

    Re: Wenchtits – no he isn't.. geez get your facts straight even all over the blogs they have said what he is.. i guess you don't read you just comment on something you obviously don't know or heard from an idiot..



  38. 38

    Hey Perez _ where was your outrage when the democrats used the same imagery? *crickets* Hypocrite.

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, for example, used red bull's eyes on a map to show the GOP candidates in its sights. Ryan Rudominer, a spokesman for the DCCC, told the Palm Beach Post over the weekend that the Democratic map was not threatening since it used an image that is also associated with Target, the national retail chain.



  39. 39

    How about THIS VITRIOL?!?

    “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
    “Don’t you think we’re not keeping score, brother?”
    “Bring it on”
    “Get ready for hand-to-hand combat with your fellow Americans”
    “I want all Americans to get in each others’ faces!”
    “You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun”
    “Republicans are our enemies"
    “Hit back twice as hard.”
    “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick. “
    Republican victory would mean "hand to hand combat"
    “It’s time to fight for it.”
    Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
    “I’m itching for a fight.”

    ANYBODY GOING TO HOLD OBAMA ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS WORDS…after all words mean something… :-/



  40. 40

    Re: supersongbird – Exactly.Somewhere a coven is missing it's head witches.My apologies to nice witches.I know you're not hateful



  41. 41

    Re: sayswho – Agreed.Funny how a lot of the conservatives on this site are being hateful while trying to defend someone who's hateful.



  42. 42

    Re: WatcherOne – Robert Lowry, a GOP candidate who ran against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) in Fla. at a rally shot actual bullets at a target labeled DWS. Wasserman-Schultz is a good friend of Rep. Giffords.
    You of course do agree it's time to stop all of the "gun worship" talk in our political discourse, right? I see no reason on this earth to bring loaded weapons to politcal events, do you?
    -
    Your thoughts on Rep. Giffords' video/comments (March 2010) regarding being targeted on Palin's Pac map?



  43. 43

    Re: Irvinegirl – Don't you know the classic double standard. A black liberal can basically say anything he or she wants , where as a white female conservative gets raked over the coals for just about anything. Gottal love how the left thinks, when in doubt blame a republican.



  44. 44

    I don't feel sorry for that self-serving bitch. She's out there throwing out violent rhetoric and when it actually happens, she goes and hides under Glenn Beck's skirts. She is always a victim and can never take responsibility for her own actions.



  45. 45

    Re: princessnikki36 – She is not the one to blame. BUT she does use gun Rhetoric and language when promoting herself and others. Remember what she said when Dr. Laura was using her mouth? Look at a lot of the language she uses when she's talking and you'll see why people are upset. This kid is just a sick individual who needed help. Sharon Angle was the one who said to use 2nd Amendment Remedies if needed. The tea party may not be responsible for what happened, but their language is at least getting questioned



  46. 46

    Re: Wenchtits – The shooter wasn't a hardcore democrat (bad use of words). He is an anarchists. He had read books from all sides. from Marx to Hitler. He was basically anti-establishment



  47. 47

    i agree with Barbara. did you also know that Obama did his own map like that during the elections? It may not have been in great taste, but Sarah Palin didn't tell this man to get a gun and shoot her, that was his own decision. Sarah Palin didn't encourage this and his motives aren't known yet, lets not jump to brash conclusions. We don't even know if he's seen this map!

  48. barb says – reply to this


    48

    what ever Barbara is so rightous lately anyway. Now that it's over their are so many to blame. Who's knows what the cause but the results a horrible.



  49. 49

    Re: Irvinegirl – Deflect much?
    Every politician, Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Obama, Kennedy etc… says stupid shit-especially in the heat of campaign some metaphorically "violent". The knife/gun statement is a particularly dumb thing for Obama to say.
    We could go back and forth-he said this and-he said that all day but…
    Is THIS a metaphor?
    "I hope that's not where we're going, but you know if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around? I'll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out." –Nevada GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, floating the possibility of armed insurrection, interview with right-wing talk radio host Lars Larson in Portland, OR, January 2010
    Because I kinda took that literally.
    The gun related rhetoric of the tea party is OVER THE TOP-including Palin.



  50. 50

    Hey Ba Ba Wa wa, Palin in her own words!

    ““Your leaders will be in the enemy’s crosshairs­­. You never win
    playing defense, get on offense! The crossfire is intense, so
    penetrate enemy territory. Use your weapȏns. Shȏȏt with accuracy; aim
    high and remember it takes blȏȏd, sweat and tears to win. No matter
    how tough it gets, never retreat, instead relȏad!”

    ~~ Sarah Palin (Biography­­, America by Heart)”



  51. 51

    by blaming the twat you keep her name in the headlines.



  52. 52

    sarah palin is going to be the next president of usa i could feel it



  53. 53

    You should be ashamed, Perez. Being a new celebutard has gone to your head, Perez. You don't speak for all of us. I've been a loyal fan for years, but your over the top opinions are just turning me off. I like the entertainment news you bring, but your comments are so far off from the rest of the world. A cross-haired diagram isn't something Sara should be ashamed of. That is like saying porn stars should be ashamed because someone that watches it gets HIV.



  54. 54

    Sarah Palin is the pied piper for the crazy, stupid masses out there who are afraid of evolving. She knows she is egging them on and I expect her to continue this. Let's face it, she and the Tea Party are about one step away from suggesting "camps" for those of us who don't fit their agenda. Just wait and see….



  55. 55

    Re: nicky45 – Leave it to you to bring race into this-
    DUMBASS.



  56. 56

    Wow! Shocking the Republican sentiment on here. I thought Perez's demographic was young and gay. Republicans oppose Government recognition of same sex unions, and support "Don't ask don't tell". Surprised Perez prints your comments! And "liberal" is not a dirty word, look it up!



  57. 57

    Re: GothamGirl – #56
    What a lib-tard you are
    1. DADT was STARTED by a democrat president
    2. Your DEMOCRAT President has said that he does NOT believe gays should be given rights to marry. And in 2yrs he hasn't done squat to help with civil unions
    ——————————————–
    As to this event, the Ariz shooter listed his heroes on his profile: Chavez, Castro and OBAMA (not Palin)
    The difference between the Right/Left is that the Right would never blame Obama for the psychotic actions of another man. Of course making people take personal responsibility is not exactly a familiar concept for liberals



  58. 58

    sara should go hunting with dick cheney

  59. uyeah says – reply to this


    59

    You're a complete idiot Mario. There are scores of instances where Dems use 'targeting' and anything and everything that Sarah or any other politician has done. Don't you YET realize that the traitorous liberal media hides everything the libs do and tries as hard as they can to demonize the right? There have been numerous death threats, outrageous calls for murdering Palin and other Repubs that get no ink. Pull your head out of your ass and don't be such simpletons. The hate speech is overwhelmingly from the left who get a free pass.

  60. uyeah says – reply to this


    60

    Re: Peachie – You clearly can't think for yourself. Stay in school and don't be a simpleton repeating what you've heard. The left, including you, are the most hateful persons on the planet. Only your type would politicise, stupidly, this tragedy, and use it as a reason to use juvenile baseless taunts.



  61. 61

    Re: Jenny2 – Oh, really? Aren't you the 'TARD who swore Obama would never repeal DADT? Yep, that was you. And where did I say Palin is to blame for this-I didn't! Otherwise, I have a right to my opinion same as you.
    -
    No shit, Clinton started DADT. He also has stated many times why and how much he regretted enacting the policy. Alot has changed in 17 years. Clinton also came out FOR gay marriage and Obama says his feelings about gay marriage are "evolving" just like a good little politician should with the Christian right also as constituents. Right after the lame duck session he made a speech concerning his intentions for gay rights-weren't you listening? Obama has past more legislation for gay equality than any other President-that is FACT.
    Shall I list them all?
    What is your source of info that says the murderer was an Obama supporter?



  62. 62

    Re: Jenny2 – Guess Sorker and I are "libtards"! What are you 12? If you love Sarah Palin, that's fine, water seeks out it's own level…no need to get nasty…Oh I forgot, you love Sarah Palin, "don't retreat, reload"!



  63. 63

    Re: GothamGirl – 62
    1. Sorry not 12..Actually 35yro, married, cardiac nurse.
    2. I actually thoroughly dislike Sarah Palin. I just don't think her actions promoted this psycho's murder spree
    3. I actually support Gay rights AND I'm a republican. I pointed out the hypocrisy that you generalized Republicans were anti gay rights/DADT when it was the democrat president who started it and your messiah president's office is the one who tried to BLOCK through the appeals court the repeal of DADT



  64. 64

    Do you live in your own fucking bubble of stupidity Perez?? What am I saying, of course you do. Sarah didn't "create" that campaign, the DEMOCRATS DID! They created it during their targeting of Republican states during the Obama election. Sarah recycled it as a crack on them OVER A YEAR AGO! Not to mention the shooter was a LIBERAL. You are the biggest dumbass out there. If this had gone the other way and Republican had been shot while the Dems were running this "crosshairs" thing, you'd say nothing at all about it. Hypocritical, left-wing, biased douchbag.



  65. 65

    Re: Jenny2 – Obama expanded hate crime laws to include against gays by passing the Matthew Shepard Act.
    Obama appointed over 100 openly gay people to government positions.
    Obama passed the patient's bill of rights to include gay partners full rights while in the hospital.
    Obama would do alot more-probably ending the ban on gay marriage which was ruled uncontitutional but for the Republican Congress. Oh, no they will never go for that. RIGHT?
    As for the rest of your BS you have zero credibility since every prediction you have made about Obama has been WRONG!
    -
    Why don't you be the first conservative to answer this since I have posted it all around and no one does; What do YOU think of Sharron Angle's irresponsible gun happy rant? What do YOU think of Rep. Giffords reaction to Palins' PAC map last March? You're online now so go watch it and get back to us!



  66. 66

    A NINE YEAR OLD IS DEAD AN YET PPL STILL FIND THE TIME TO USE THIS AS A POLITICAL PLATFORM FOR LEFT VS. RIGHT! sarah palin aside, this man was a hair brain lunatic and there will always be these types of people around. Perez you should be ashamed!



  67. 67

    Re: AprilB – you are a dumbass.. If Sarah Palin's intentions for creating that map were to perpetuate violence among those supporting the Tea Party/ Right wing conservatives, then she is partially to blame. She is not just some random individual stating her opinion, she is a public political figure with power. She needs to be sensitive with the words that she chooses to use. Using words like "reload" and creating a map with targeted individuals to "remove" with markings that look like gunshots.. is completely fucking idiot on her part. Sarah Palin is a leader among a small group of "tea party" followers. She may not be committing the acts herself, but she needs to be responsible for her choice of words and the influence that she has over her followers.. Granted the guy was a psychotic scitzoid with many issues, her words could have very well set him off. We don't know. Not unless the guy confesses that he was following what Sarah Pallin was putting out into the world or whether or not he had seen this map



  68. 68

    Re: supersongbird – 65
    1. Obama had a COMPLETELY democrat CONTROLLED Congress/Senate for 2yrs–why are you trying to blame him not being able to do anything about Gay marriage on Republicans?? they just took control of the House last week and still don't have the Senate. You guys had total keys to the kingdom: White House, House/Senate x2yr–you have NO ONE to blame but yourselves for any legislation that was not passed
    2. Please google Daily Kos 6/25/08 blog where THEY highlight Rep Giffords as one of the "Blue Dog" Democrats they want to replace in the primary. Their wording "Target List" and "Bullseye".
    3. I thought this was about Sarah Palin–what are you bringing Angle in this for? Do I think Palin's Map was in any way wrong–NO. Just as I think the Daily Kos had a right to political strategy mapping.
    4. I made no "predictions" regarding Obama. To predict would be to prophecy or guestimate. What I did is point out what he said during the presidential debates–he does NOT support gay marriage. If he chooses to flip flop on that–whatever. I am just restating what the man claimed as his stances while campaigning. If you want to presume he is the type of man who says one thing but really believes another–that's fine.



  69. 69

    ***************
    Re: supersongbird – 65
    1. Obama had a COMPLETELY democrat CONTROLLED Congress/Senate for 2yrs–why are you trying to blame him not being able to do anything about Gay marriage on Republicans?? they just took control of the House last week and still don't have the Senate. You guys had total keys to the kingdom: White House, House/Senate x2yr–you have NO ONE to blame but yourselves for any legislation that was not passed
    2. Please google Daily Kos 6/25/08 blog where THEY highlight Rep Giffords as one of the "Blue Dog" Democrats they want to replace in the primary. Their wording "Target List" and "Bullseye".
    3. I thought this was about Sarah Palin–what are you bringing Angle in this for? Do I think Palin's Map was in any way wrong–NO. Just as I think the Daily Kos had a right to political strategy mapping.
    4. I made no "predictions" regarding Obama. To predict would be to prophecy or guestimate. What I did is point out what he said during the presidential debates–he does NOT support gay marriage. If he chooses to flip flop on that–whatever. I am just restating what the man claimed as his stances while campaigning. If you want to presume he is the type of man who says one thing but really believes another–that's fine.



  70. 70

    PEREZ YOUR A FUCKING IDIOT. SARAH PALIN DID NOT WALK INTO THAT BUILDING AND SHOOT THAT POOR WOMAN IN THE HEAD. what that young man did was vile and evil and absolutely horrifying. but to blame one person who did not pull the trigger is not fair perez. AREN'T YOU THE ONE ALWAYS BITCHING ABOUT FAIRNESS FOR YOUR FELLOW HOMOS??? then start opening your eyes to the real issues in todays world. all of them. not just the ones YOU think are important. i uses to be a really big fan of yours but ever since this "revolutionary change" you supposedly made, you are starting to really piss me off and get on my last nerves.



  71. 71

    Mario, you are so WRONG! This has nothing to do with Sarah Palin's campaign; this has to do with a deranged child who was dismissed by multiple people. This could and should have been taken care of prior to escalating to this . . .

    Again, Mario, you (again) are WRONG! Sarah Palin ROX



  72. 72

    Re: Jenny2 – Republican party leaders overwhelmingly oppose government recognition of same sex unions. Individual Republicans, I am sure, have varying points of view. I have not claimed that Sarah Palin caused this tragedy, only that I would not want my name on a map such as hers, given the violence that ensued. And Obama is not my messiah.

  73. @v@ says – reply to this


    73

    Diplomacy is not Palin's long suit.



  74. 74

    Re: Jenny2 – Now that the Congress is controlled by the GOP there is not a snowballs chance in hell of gay marriage becoming a reality and you know it.
    If you are so for gay rights why are you vehemently defending the homophobic party? Lemme guess you were one of those people who called Obama a failure the day he was elected. I already expressed what I think is going on with Obama and gay marriage. John McCain if elected instead of Obama likely would have VETOED DADT repeal. That is going by his determination to filibuster the repeal at every turn.
    -
    Nice going dodging my inquiries about the violent gun rhetoric that is oh so prevalent in your party of choice btw (typical of a conservative when confronted with the truth). And for having the guts to watch the video where Rep. Giffords comments on being in Palin's crosshairs- which made my blood run cold-then sharing your opinion of it. Until you do I'm not googling anything.



  75. 75

    Re: GothamGirl – Sorry, I was multi-tasking at work and thought Jenny2 called me a "libtard". Didn't mean to get involved by answering your post. :)



  76. 76

    Barbary Walters is a huge kiss-up.

    Sarah Palin is sick, irresponsible and extremely unprofessional. Just because she didn't pull the trigger doesen't mean she should get a pass for her disgusting actions.



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    Re: supersongbird – #74
    1. Once again you are BLAMING the GOP when the Democrats had control of White House/Senate/House x2yr. If there is a "snow ball's chance" of them passing anything to forward GLBT issues now–then they shouldn't have sat on their asz for 2yrs when they had free reign.
    2. I was at work before & youtube is blocked so I could not watch said video. Did so now… While Rep Giffords is in my prayers–this interview was a partisan one. Now, please check MY suggestion of googling the Daily KOS 6/25/08(one of the main liberal blogs) where they put Rep Giffords on the same type of political map with the word "target" & "bulls eye" on it. Sarah Palin targeted her for being a democrat. Daily Kos targeted her for not being a liberal enough democrat and wanted to replace her in the primary. NEITHER individual/organization & other political strategists are to blame for the murderous actions of another man.
    3. You claim my party has a "violent gun record"–what because we believe every day citizens have a constitutional right to bear arms? Let's not forget it was your DEMOCRAT President who stated at a townhall mtg regarding warring with the GOP "If they bring a knife to the fight–we'll bring a gun".
    Do I believe that political rhetoric has becoming increasingly verbally malicious & violent–absolutely. But I believe that goes for BOTH sides of the aisle.



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    Re: supersongbird – No worries supersongbird.



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    Re: Jenny2 – The Obama administration achieved more in 2 years than any other with the Democratic congress including heath care reform-something every presidential candidate promised for the last 40 years- which I'm sure you HATE -shall I list all of the rest of those accomplishments? And I have also explained how the President (not the "Messiah" so stop it) has done more for the GLBT community than any other. I have also explained his stance on same sex marriage-he is seeking re-election in a country with a huge Christian base. So moving on-
    FAIL on your "partisan"comment on Rep. Giffords as she is a Democrat speaking her feelings about being a target on Palin's Pac map. Palin is busy hiding behind Glenn Beck right now so don't even bring "partisan" up. Why was that map pulled off her website the day the shooting occurred? Second amendment does not mean it is wise nor proper, but dangerous to interject "Second Amendment remedies" to take out members of Congress as part of our political discourse!
    PALIN IS NOT A FUCKING VICTIM HERE!



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    Re: Jenny2 – PS Post 49 I already answered the gun/knife question.
    ALSO the Democratic Congress and Senate passed everything they did DESPITE a record number of filibusters from the GOP Senate members. I'm not explaining that to you again either-look it up!
    THE TEA PARTY'S GUN RHETORIC IS OVER THE TOP AND OUT OF LINE-ESPECIALLY NOW
    Don't you think?



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    The use of crosshairs or bullseyes and phrases like "don't retreat, reload" have been used by the DNC, The Boston Red Sox and countless others. Try to get some perspective here. I'm going to stop coming to this site if you keep reporting nonsense.



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    there are always consequences for bad behavior. Sarah Palin doesnt get a pass….



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    Re: supersongbird – #79
    1. So YOU avoid my question & request for comment regarding the Daily Kos posting the same type of political mapping on their article on 6/25/08 in which they put Rep Giffords as well with the words "target" & "bulls eye" (talk about avoidance–embrace hypocrisy much?)
    2. Sarah Palin did nothing wrong. She did the same thing that both democrat & Gop strategists have done for yrs. And once again I would like to point out–I don't personally like the woman. I was a Republican for Hillary. But, this is about making individuals take personal responsibility for their crimes.
    3. Do not use Obamacare as an example of his "accomplishments". I work in health care–this is my turf & I can assure you that this bill does NOTHING to improve health or access to care. It just brings more govt & less doctors/nurses into the mix. Let's not forget that over 60% of Americans oppose it & a judge just ruled that parts of it are unconstitutional (p.s. Go Ken Cuccinelli, Va AG who won suit)



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    Re: supersongbird – #79
    1. So YOU avoid my question & request for comment regarding the Daily Kos posting the same type of political mapping on their article on 6/25/08 in which they put Rep Giffords as well with the words "target" & "bulls eye" (talk about avoidance–embrace hypocrisy much?)
    2. Sarah Palin did nothing wrong. She did the same thing that both democrat & Gop strategists have done for yrs. And once again I would like to point out–I don't personally like the woman. I was a Republican for Hillary. But, this is about making individuals take personal responsibility for their crimes.
    3. Do not use Obamacare as an example of his "accomplishments". I work in health care–this is my turf & I can assure you that this bill does NOTHING to improve health or access to care. It just brings more govt & less doctors/nurses into the mix. Let's not forget that over 60% of Americans oppose it & a judge just ruled that parts of it are unconstitutional (p.s. Go Ken Cuccinelli, Va AG who won suit)



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    Re: Jenny2 – Oh please your claims about "Obama care" are such bullshit. Where do you live/work again?
    The entire Democratic party including Obama have stated the bill is not perfect and was passed for something to build on. The Republican party was horrified by the thought of the public option as part of the plan so leaving it out was one of Obama's famous compromises. He wants ideas from Republicans and Democrats on how the bill can be improved-said it many times.
    At this point insurance companies cannot deny coverage for pre existing conditions, parents can keep their children on their plans until age 26 which is great because most entry level jobs have no coverage for young people. Most of it has not even kicked in yet!
    And 2 other judges so far, NJ and Judge Moon in Va. dismissed the suit and say it is constitutional. Obama was a constitutional law professor. It's likely going to the Supreme court so…
    Many Americans are sadly misinformed and the percent of people who oppose or approve vary depending on which poll you look at. Many say it did not go far enough.
    Funny how the mandate is a Republican idea and now all of a sudden it is "Marxist"
    If events had taken the turn where Romney was elected President no one would utter a peep if he passed this.



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    Re: Jenny2 – I can't even find which map you are referring to. And since you cannot answer my questions, I quite frankly don't give a shit about yours.
    Palin is not responsible for what this horrendous murderer did. She is also not being victimized here. The tea party gun related rhetoric in our political discourse is disgusting, irresponsible and unnecessary ESPECIALLY now. Get real!