“Who cares about cause and effect. Why would anybody think that Loughner would rely upon Palin to form an intention to assassinate Giffords. That makes no sense. A violent person might rely upon anything when forming an opinion. But to think of Palin is to remember the horror in Tucson. Had she been leader of the free world, and a person who PROMOTES herself with violent terminology, the world might have been a far sadder place. The's got the wrong psychology for leadership, through and through.”
VioletDatura on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:56:07
“I don't think it's as black and white as that. Palin is a symbolic figurehead for a lot of people who are angrier than they have probably ever been in their lives. She spews hate, and they cheer. She, as a national figure, has set the stage, fostered an atmosphere on the world stage, and has given voice to their anger. She's not the only one; Beck, Rush, and a multitude of others make money off of pandering to the RWNJs and egging their anger on.
Without the cover from these Angry Right Wing Talking Heads, the average angry guy would probably keep it to themselves, or, (OMG!) go get help for their various pathologies.
Sarah Palin basically tells them don't bother changing. She inflames it, grows it, targets it.”