Sarah Palin Responds to Gabrielle Giffords Tragedy; Decries "Mindless Finger Pointing"

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In a new video, Sarah Palin has decried the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, along with the finger-pointing she believes has made her a scapegoat of sorts.

Slamming critics who say she bears blame, she says "We must reject the idea that [when] a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker."

Check out her full video response here and comment below:

Sarah drew criticism after it was discovered that Rep. Giffords was targeted in Palin's crosshairs map of GOP takeover opportunities released last fall.

Palin says media figures "manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible."

Pointing fingers at finger-pointing, the former Governor adds: "We are better than the mindless finger pointing we endured in the wake of the tragedy."

What do you think? Is Sarah Palin partly to blame?

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There is a wide difference between the politics of Mrs. Giffords, and the attention seeking words thrown out there politics of Sarah Palin. Mrs. Giffords was out at the local store making herself available to find out about the needs and concerns of the people of her district. Sarah Palin holds no political office in this country. Her book titled Going Rogue speaks for itself. Sarah Palin is a woman who craves the spotlight.There is nothing that she can offer to anybody,except the special appearance of those who want to look at her up close and personal. For Sarah who has amassed a fortune in the past few years, everything is about her and listening to her negativities and accusations as if we don't know our own truths. Sarah Palin is a self absorbed narcissist who always think that she has something to say,and usually end up saying nothing!!

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She did not mention the victims and their families once! Protecting her persona is far more important. No class, no humility, no enlightenment - SHAME ON YOU SARA PALIN!

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR $arah, this Arizona thing must be awful FOR HER!!! BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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Liberal bull crap train rolling through....hike up your pants, Junior. They are ready to drag this nation through a sea of bullcrap. Stupid liberals....blame race, blame gun laws, blame thatlittel bluebird on that tree limb, whatever you think works for ya. It still won't hide the desperation and hateful way you are behaving. Go attend another memorial pep rally and get your free Obama t-shirt, that will be the first official change you get....a change of clothes. Obama is a joke, nothing to to with anything but his lack of ability to do the job. EVERYONE is aware of this, stop looking for excuses and blaming this fact on other people...it is called responsibility. OWN IT...

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I BELIEVE SHE IS GRAND STANDING AGAIN EVEN IN THIS TIME OF TRAGEDY.
IT IS SO LIKE HER TO THINK OF HER SELF AND GO OFF AND TALK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND THE ELECTION NEXT YEAR . WHAT IS SHE THINKING . I AM ONE WHO BELIEVES THAT WHEN TRAGEDY HAPPENS I ONLY THINK ABOUT THAT AND THE FAMILY'S. I REALLY HOPE THAT THIS COUNTRY THINKS ABOUT WHAT SHE HAS DONE NOW AND REALIZE THAT SHE HAS REALLY PUT HER FOOT INTO THIS TIME.

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The election of Presdient Obama, a Black president, triggered outrage among racist conservatives who refused to accept change. Obama's racial identity was and still is under attack. Hateful anti-black opinions and threats have become acceptable and the norm on the internet and conservative media. With the recent controversy around gay marriage and immigration, hateful anti-gay and anti-Mexican opinions and threats have become the norm on the internet and in the conservative media. And the conservative media, the Tea Party, palinites, and Sarah Palin never speak out against this hateful campaign against Blacks, gays, Jews, Mexicans, etc. Instead they add fuel to the fire. They feed the HATE. The backlash to all of their hateful rhetoric is Terrorism in America.

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CONSERVATIVE AGENDA = DOMESTIC TERRORISM The conservatives (Tea Party, Palinites, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, etc.) are encouraging Terrorism in America. If you read the posts on the internet, you will read hateful and violent comments written by conservative followers. These posts are anti-semetic, homophobic, and violently racist. The hateful posts surfaced after President Obama's election and after the Tea Party surfaced. Some web sites have deleted their sites due to the disturbing hateful anti-semetic, homophobic and racist comments. Domestic Terrorism is on the rise and we have the conservatives to thank for it. We should take our troups out of the Middle East and bring them home to fight the terrorism in the United States.

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Palin should take the responsibility for her conversation which in fact is what she condemns the media for. She is the one who is responsible for the conversation "...that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence [SHE] purports to condemn. That is reprehensible."

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As the country mourns during the aftermath of the senseless bloodbath that occurred in Arizona; whatever inane rhetoric Sarah Palin and her ‘Tea Party’ constituents offers as any consolation is nothing more than nonsensical drivel! Along with freedom of speech comes responsibility, and Sarah Palin and her right wing conservatives are as guilty as if they themselves had pulled the trigger. As Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has so eloquently pointed out; “The way that she has it depicted has the cross hairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they have got to realize there are consequences to that action.� As far as I am concerned, Sarah Palin is a perpetrator herself, and an accessory to the crimes which were perpetrated in Arizona. The anti-Semitic sentiments advocated by Palin et. al. are no less reprehensible than that advocated by Adolf Hitler.

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