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Posted by on Mar 23, 2010 in Politics | 21 comments

Palin: “Don’t Retreat, Instead RELOAD!”

Seeing is believing…


Er, okay. So I mosey on over to her facebook page:

With the president signing this [blah, blah, blah] takeover of our health care system [blah, blah, blah] We’re going to reclaim the power of the people [blah, blah, blah] We’re going to fire them [blah, blah, blah] thanks to their destructive government-growing policies. [blah, blah, blah] [blah, blah, blah] Come November, we’re going to print pink slips [blah, blah, blah] We’re paying particular attention to those House members who voted in favor of Obamacare and represent districts that Senator John McCain and I carried during the 2008 election. [blah, blah, blah] to make sure that those who replace them are Commonsense Conservatives. [blah, blah, blah] hold them accountable [blah, blah, blah] They are: Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1), Harry E. Mitchell (AZ-5), Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8), John Salazar (CO-3), Betsy Markey (CO-4). Allen Boyd (FL-2), Suzanne M. Kosmas (FL-24), Baron P. Hill (IN-9), Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL), Charlie Wilson (OH-6), John Boccieri (OH-16), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3), Christopher Carney (PA-10), John M. Spratt, Jr. (SC-5), Tom Perriello (VA-5), Alan B. Mollohan (WV-1), and Nick J. Rahall II (WV-3).[blah, blah, blah] [blah, blah, blah] [blah, blah, blah] Stand tall, America. Real change is coming!

Yeah, yeah. She’s targeting 20 in the house. The text is tame compared to the creepy tweet. But then there’s her target-strewn graphic putting those Dems in the crosshairs:


Salon’s Joan Walsh:

Reload, Mrs. Palin? Most (but probably not all) Palin supporters may insist the tuckered-out former Alaska governor meant “reload” metaphorically. But in a country where angry right-wingers carry guns to see the president speak, and spit on African-American congressmen, I thought it was a chilling statement. Will any Republican denounce Palin’s language?

Will any?

RELATED: I’m not finding anything new on Solly Forrell or Jay Martin, the two so angered by the passage of health reform that they tweeted a call for the assassination of President Obama. But the “window war,” anti-Democratic vandalism that a blogger in Alabama (questionably) claims to have started, is getting results. TPM’s Justin Elliott tallies the damage done in the “mini-epidemic of brick-throwing.”