Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has colour but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
- The Dhammapada, Buddhist Collection of Moral Aphorisms (c. B.C. 300)
For many on the left, “liberal tolerance” doesn’t extend to those who don’t march alongside them in a political lock-step, but even knowing this, I was still taken aback by the incredible level of blind hate required for those who tried to blame the former governor of Alaska for a shooting in Arizona.
Absolutely ludicrous that they would try to ignore their own beloved president saying things like “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun” while trying to pin the Arizona lunatic’s actions on Palin’s rhetoric, which was far more tame by comparison.
Thankfully, by a large 38-point margin and 64% majority, most Americans don’t buy into the hateful anti-Palin blame game the moonbats were trying to push.
Driven mostly by Democrats, 26% of voters overall think Palin is at least partially responsible for what happened in Arizona, while 64% still say she is not. Democrats break just narrowly, 45-43, toward giving her some share of blame, but 87% of Republicans and 64% of independents disagree.
Source: Public Policy Polling
I think we saw it with Bristol Palin’s incredible showing on Dancing With the Stars as well, the more people on the left go batshit crazy, allowing themselves to descend into an orgy of hateful smears against Sarah Palin and her family, the more the middle majority feels sympathy for the Palins and the more Sarah Palin seems sane by comparison.