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The Left Blames Palin for Giffords Shooting

By on 1.8.11 | 7:25PM

As Philip Klein has pointed out Paul Krugman wasted no time in trying to blame Sarah Palin for the shooting of Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

So too has Jane Fonda, The Daily Kos and John Nichols of The Nation. I am sure there will be more to come.

Their criticisms of Palin center on the SarahPAC map which targeted 20 Democratic Congressmen who had voted in favor of Obamacare with crosshairs. Amongst those Democrats was Gabrielle Giffords.

Do these people really think Sarah Palin wanted Giffords and those other Democratic Congressmen murdered?

Do these people actually believe Palin's political activity constituted a death threat to Giffords and the other Democratic Congressmen?

If so they why didn't they object when Democratic Leadership Council essentially used the same tactic against President Bush during the 2004 presidential campaign?

Do these people honestly believe Palin inspired Jared Loughner to commit murder and mayhem?

As of this moment we don't know why Jared Loughner did what he did today and we might never know. But if they believe in their heart of hearts that Sarah Palin was the catalyst for this heinous act then it says a great deal more about Paul Krugman, Jane Fonda, The Daily Kos and John Nichols of The Nation than it does about Palin.

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