Certainly if Sarah Palin or any of those other politicians come to Australia, for whatever purpose, then we can initiate a private prosecution, and that’s what we intend to do.
Robert Stary, Julian Assange’s lawyer “Palin to be prosecuted for inciting violence if she visits Australia,…” - StumbleUpon
I would be happy to purchase a one way ticket for her. (thysilverdoe)
Wow, I guess everyone has their standards.
I will continue to speak out. They’re not going to shut me up.
Sarah Palin, “Sarah Palin’s first post-Tucson interview” - War Room - Salon.com 1/17/11
Um, Sarah? I hate to tell you this, but your own persecutionist fantasies notwithstanding, no one is trying to shut you up. Out of pity, we might wish you did, but no one is trying to infringe upon your free speech. We’re only trying to exercise our own. You should expect that. This is America, after all (still). In so doing, we will continue to point out the ample funding your bully pulpit receives.
Anyway, I think the reason that many people are going to be criticizing right-wing rhetoric in particular in the wake of the Giffords incident is not for what people like Rush and Sarah Palin say openly, but precisely because their underlying message is suspect. I think it’s pretty clear that in many cases, and especially with people like Beck, their hottest rhetoric is delivered with a conspiratorial wink, as in, “I’d be more explicit about the threat your political enemies pose, but I can’t. But you know what I’m trying to say about them, and about what has to be done.” Beck in particular gets his market share by going further in that direction than his competitors.
The longtime opponents of what they mockingly termed “the culture of victimhood” now revel in every perceived slight. Republicans accused of unethical behavior make great martyrs.
In May 2009, just a few months into the Obama administration, President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney gave dueling speeches on national security in Washington, with Cheney accusing the president of making Americans less safe.
20 months later, Guantanamo is still open, the CIA agents accused of Bush-era torture are still free, and Obama is conducting covert air wars in at least two countries. And an ailing Cheney has now changed his tune and is actually praising Obama on foreign and national security policy.
Justin Elliott, “The latest Obama cheerleader is … Dick Cheney?” - War Room - Salon.com 1/17/11
It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to widen the rift between Obama and progressives which was somewhat narrowed by the Tucson speech and all the good feeling surrounding the King holiday.