HuffPo’s Sam Stein listened to Bill Press talking to Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison today, presumably because Stein has done something wrong and is being punished. Here is Ellison’s very stupid statement about Sarah Palin’s Facebook video yesterday:
“I think that the president’s message is going to prevail. In fact I think Sarah Palin may be looking at the end of her political ride. I think she may be at the end of her ride right now. If Sarah Palin would have said ‘you know what, I probably have been responsible for overblown rhetoric and I’m going to watch myself,’ that would be different. But she is completely unrepentant…”
Stein then adds this editorial comment:
This is, to borrow a sports metaphor, the equivalent of a showy touchdown dance in the second quarter. The idea that Palin is at the “end of her political ride” is a bit far-fetched, considering the role she will have (as candidate or kingmaker) in the upcoming Republican presidential primary. If anything, the backlash to Palin’s speech seems likely to only bolster her position in the GOP ranks — dependent, as she is, on feeding the notion of her political victim-hood.
Yeah, what’s up with her playing the victim? Who among us hasn’t been accused of guiding the hand of a demented killer, based on absolutely no evidence whatsoever? As Tim Carney puts it: “Honestly, why did Sarah Palin have to inject herself into this debate over whether she bears blame for mass murder?”
Although the more I think about the Magic Voodoo Map of Death, the more plausible it gets. It’s the perfect crime: Palin sticks a pin in a map, in a matter of speaking, and her evil sorcery causes somebody who lives at that location to do something awful. The beautiful thing is, her victim doesn’t even need to see the map. He doesn’t even know that’s the reason he’s doing it. He has no idea Palin is controlling his mind. She has complete deniability.
The fact that such an idea is completely nuts is just the capper: That’s what she wants you to think. There’s nothing this monster won’t stoop to.
See? Leftism is easy. All you have to do is stop thinking.