By Gary P Jackson
This really hasn’t been a good week for democrats. They committed blood libel against Sarah Palin, accusing her, and Conservatives in general, of mass murder. By Tuesday after the shootings, polling already showed America wasn’t buying it. Even half the democrats weren’t having it! And this was a CBS poll. They are notorious for their left wing bias.
More polling came that showed America’s opinion of Sarah Palin had risen because of the way she handled things, showing actual leadership.
Now comes yet another poll that shows the democrats were really acting stupidly, when they went all in, blaming Sarah and Conservatives for mass murder. Quinnipiac University as part of a larger poll, asked those surveyed to weigh in on the Arizona massacre.
Saturday’s shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in which six people were killed, could not have been prevented, 40 percent of American voters say in a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
American voters say 52 – 41 percent that “heated political rhetoric drives unstable people to commit violence,” the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Liberals rather than conservatives are more responsible for such rhetoric, voters say 36 – 32 percent.
Now there is some good news for all of America. It seems when you get right down to it, America is rejecting the blame game altogether. Choosing to place the blame where it belongs, with the shooter:
“Americans seem to be rejecting the blame game for the Arizona shooting. By far, the largest number thinks this tragedy could not have been prevented,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Although a bare majority of voters say political rhetoric might drive unstable people to violence, less than one in seven blame it for the Arizona incident.“
More bad news for democrats though, Americans are paying attention, and will long remember:
The Arizona shooting captured the public’s attention, with 59 percent saying they are paying a lot of attention to the story and 26 percent saying they are paying some attention to the story.
“Those are unusually high numbers,” said Brown. “Clearly it has struck a chord with the American people.“
It looks like the democrats’ attempts to cash in on the tragedy in Arizona, using it to bash Sarah Palin and Conservatives, has been a dismal failure.
This renews our faith in the American people. Americas have always stood for fair play and decency, and in the past week the democrats have once again shown they are devoid of both.