The Media and Democrats Vicious
Attacks on Sarah Palin
The above video is one of the many vicious attacks on
Sarah Palin. The venom in this attack is in response to Sarah
Palin's valid point that debt is like slavery. That point makes
the Obama regime look bad and since Martin Bashir is a devout supporter
of the Obama regime he made that an excuse to argue that Sarah Palin
should be defecated and urinated on.
It is 2014 as I write this paragraph
Sarah Palin's daughter was violently attacked probably because she was
Sarah Palin's daughter. The glee with which a left wing women at
CNN described it can be viewed
here. Bristol's version can be seen
here. Why in 2014 is there still so much hatred for Sarah Palin?
She's not running for office anymore. She just makes occasional
comments criticizing the left.
In 2008, after governor Palin made a speech
supporting Senator McCain
Democrats Photoshopped her head onto lewd bodies to discredit her.
Randi Rhodes, former Air America host insinuated that Palin could not be
trusted around teenage boys among other accusations and said that McCain
was well treated in North Vietnam because he traded propaganda
interviews for good treatment (wnd.com
9/14/2008). Heather Mallick in a column for the Canadian
Broadcasting Service (September 5, 2008)
wrote that John McCain’s running mate (Palin) “added nothing to the
ticket that the Republicans didn’t already have sewn up, the white trash
She proceeded to write that the Alaska governor “has a toned-down
version of the porn actress look favored by this decade’s woman, the
overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression.”
She also questioned why the Palins were allowing Levi Johnston —
17-year-old Bristol Palin’s boyfriend and father of her unborn baby —
into the family.
“What normal father would want Levi ‘I’m a f—-n’ redneck’ Johnson
prodding his daughter?” Mallick asked.
“I know that I have an attachment to children that verges on the
irrational, but why don’t the Palins? I’m not the one preaching homespun
values but I’d destroy that ratboy before I’d let him get within
scenting range of my daughter again, and so would you. … Turn your guns
on Levi, ma’am.”...
On the same day, Britain’s Guardian newspaper published another column
by Mallick in which she trashed Palin’s home state of Alaska as a
“frontier state full of drunks and crazy people.”
Josh Gerstein wrote in The Sun (Palin Pick Puts Many
Women on the Verge 9/19/08) about the reaction of New York women to the
selection of Palin.
"All of my women friends, a week ago Monday, were
on the verge of throwing themselves out windows," an author and
political activist, Nancy Kricorian of Manhattan, said yesterday.
"People were flipping out... Every woman I know was in high hysteria
over this. Everyone was just beside themselves with terror that this
woman could be our president... out potential next president."
Ms. Kricorian allowed that she was among those
driven to distraction, upon occasion, by Mrs. Palin's nomination. "My
Facebook status last Monday was, "Nancy is freaking out about Sarah
Palin yet again." the writer said.
A posting on a New York based Web site for women,
Jezebel.com spoke of unbridled anger. "What I feel for her privately
could be described as violent, nay, murderous, rage," an associate
editor at Jezebel, Jessica Grose, wrote just after the Republican
convention wrapped up. "When Palin spoke on Wednesday night, my head
almost exploded from the incandescent anger boiling in my skull."
Ms. Gross was not alone. More than 700 comments
poured in, many from women who said they were experiencing a visceral
hostility to Mrs. Palin that they were struggling to explain.
"When I see people crowing about her 'acceptable'
speech last Wednesday... I literally want to vomit with rage," a comment
from Anibundel said.
"I am shocked by the depths of my hatred for this
woman," another commenter, CJ Weimer, wrote.
"It is impossible for me not to read about her in
the newspaper in the subway every morning on my way to work and not come
into the office angry and wanting to kick things," a commentator using
the name ChampagneofBeers wrote...
"I am having Sarah Palin nightmares," an acclaimed
playwright and writer, Eve Ensler, wrote on the Huffington Post. She
said she was disturbed by the chants about oil and gas drilling during
Mrs. Palin's speech to the Republican convention. "I think of rape. I
think of destruction. I think of domination," Ms. Ensler wrote.
Helen Thomas the White
House correspondent who
said Israeli Jews should go back to Poland and Germany
said that if Sarah Palin were to run for president "That would be a
tragedy, a national tragedy."
Noemie Emory at The
the liberal meltdown over Governor Palin via Power Line:
find it insulting to women, to the Republican Party, and to the
country," said Sally Quinn in a Newsweek/Washington Post blog. In the
Baltimore Sun, Susan Reimer found Palin's selection "insulting on so
many levels" that she barely could name them. Ruth Marcus, reading from
the same cue cards, sputtered in the Washington Post: "I found Palin's
selection . . . insulting." Google the phrase "Palin's pick is
insulting to women," and you come up with 943,000 entries...
Somehow, every element of her life--the dual offense of being a
beauty-queen and hunter; the Down syndrome baby who wasn't aborted; the
teenage daughter about to get married, whose baby also wasn't aborted;
the non-metrosexual husband working the nightshift; the very fact of
five children--touched a nerve on the liberal template, and sent the
whole beast into convulsions, opening an intriguing and somewhat
frightening window onto the turbulent id of the left.
I wonder if feminists who have
have a nagging element of guilt about abortion and so are angry at someone
who is morally above them and who keeps the child. Calling Palin's
appointment an insult to woman is very twisted, if McCain did not appoint a
woman that would be seen as sexist.
Lori Ziganto wrote the following
explanation for the left wing female hatred toward Sarah Palin.
Palin is the popular, pretty girl who doesn’t fit
the liberals’ ideological agenda nor their idea of what a woman
should be. I mean, she got pregnant and chose not to abort! She
managed to have a career and children! While they claim they want women
to “have it all,” that has been exposed as utter lip service. They
believe that there is a conflict between motherhood and self-fulfillment.
As such, they become insane with jealousy and rage when a successful,
conservative mother proves them wrong.
Here is a
link to a video in which
Bill Finlay gives his theories for the reason for leftist venom toward Sarah Palin.
during an interview with New York’s WCBS-2 television why Democrats seem
afraid of Palin’s popularity, replied: “You got to be kind to the
Hollywood savaged Palin. Journalists mocked her.
Liberal blogs slimed her. Opponents cursed her, Photoshopped her, hacked
her e-mail, hanged her in effigy, called her bigot, Bible-thumper and
bimbo, and attacked her husband and children. But nothing Palin endured
compares to the treatment she's receiving from these backstabbing
blabbermouths who worked on the same campaign she poured herself into.
Even after McCain was defeated and Obama was about to
enter the White House Palin was a constant topic of conversation and scorn.
Fascination, Scorn shows no Sign of Receding, 1/13/2009) One example of
this is the Huffington Post, which, on its Palin-bashing Web page, explores
"Sarah Palin Naked" and names her "The Dumbest Thing of 2008."
That may be partly because the Left still sees her as a possible nominee and
The sponsors of TeamSarah.org, a pro-Palin Web site
hacked by Palin foes, say the Alaska governor stirs fear and loathing on the
left chiefly because of her challenge to the established order.
"She really is the first woman of her kind to run for public office
on the national stage," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, with the Susan B.
Anthony List, a political action committee that supports anti-abortion
female candidates. "She's very traditional in her views, but at the same
time she's doing a very modern thing by blazing a trail for women like
her in politics.
"Now, young women can look at her and say, 'I can do that. I don't have
to be Gloria Steinem. You know, I don't have to be Jane Fonda. I can be
was the feminist Left so silent in witnessing the media treating a woman
It seems pretty obvious that it was because she was
obviously very pro-life and someone who actually lived that belief. But
I think it went further than that. I think the fact that she was a very
successful career woman, with five children, who still clearly loves her
husband, who kills her own food and who looks amazing doing all of it,
is a very threatening package for a lot of women. Unfortunately, Sarah
Palin makes a lot of women feel badly about themselves.
Maybe women who have aborted
their children have a nagging feeling of guilt and should feel bad about
Haven't you ever wondered why, when someone on the
public stage radiates noble character, common sense and natural grace –
like Ronald Reagan did, or more recently Sarah Palin – he or she is
regarded by the "big media" with an inexplicable revulsion? Hatred is
almost too soft a word. It's because Reagan and Palin manifest the very
qualities of character that the jaded media elite lost long ago, and
since being thus reminded of their lost innocence is painful and
unwelcome, they feel compelled to attack the "reminder."
"Robin of Berkeley" – pseudonym for a Berkeley,
Calif., psychotherapist – wrote a poignant and meaningful column along
these same lines in American Thinker. Here's what she concluded:
"Leftists loathe Palin because she has retained something that was
stripped from them years ago: a wholesomeness, a purity of heart. People
on the left despise Palin because she shines a bright light on their
shame and unworthiness, which they try desperately to deny."
The fact that Sarah Palin's beauty had something to do
with leftist rage is supported by the fury the left showed to Miss
California, Carrie Prejean for saying that she believed that marriage was
between a man and a woman. Ann Coulter wrote an
about this. A
Let's call them by their true name. When an actress
calls for gang raping Palin, she's a sadist. When people torch Palin's
church with children inside, they are sadists. When bloggers call her a
c___t and scorn her disabled son, they are being sadists.
I think there is
a fundamental reason that leftists hate Sarah Palin which has been overlooked.
Imagine you're a young woman who got drunk had sex and found herself
pregnant and the last thing you want is a pregnancy. You might abort
the child. You might feel a little guilty about it. How are you
going to feel when you encounter a woman who is against abortion and who
kept her pregnancy even though her child had Down's syndrome. You'll
probably hate her for being better than you.
In the hours after Sen. John McCain announced his
choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the last
presidential race, members of an online forum called
Journolist tried to think of ways to discredit Palin. Suzanne Nossel,
chief of operations for Human Rights Watch, suggested: “I think it is and
can be spun as a profoundly sexist pick. Women should feel umbrage at the
idea that their votes can be attracted just by putting a woman, any woman,
on the ticket no matter her qualifications or views.” Mother Jones’s Stein
loved the idea. “That’s excellent! If enough people – people on this list? –
write that the pick is sexist, you’ll have the networks debating it for
days. And that negates the SINGLE thing Palin brings to the ticket,” he
After Sarah Palin criticized
mastercard account was hacked into and attempts were made to bring down
SarahPac. Ironically Wikileaks defenders say it is for free speech.
In January 2011 Jared Loughlin opened fire
on Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords. The Democrats used this
as an opportunity to attack Republicans by blaming it on Republican rhetoric
even though Jared Loughlin was a liberal. Over at the San Francisco
laid the shooting squarely at the feet of the Left’s favorite
whipping-girl: Sarah Palin. Apparently Palin’s “don’t retreat, reload” tweet
and the fact that the former Alaska governor illustrated targeted district’s
using cross-hairs was all that was needed to push Loughner over the edge.
A look at transcripts of CNN programs in the month
leading up to the shootings shows that the network was filled with
references to "crosshairs" -- and once even used the term to suggest the
targeting of Palin herself. Some examples:
"Palin's moose-hunting episode on her reality show enraged People for
the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and now, she's square in the
crosshairs of big time Hollywood producer, Aaron Sorkin," reported A.J.
Hammer of CNN's Headline News on December 8.
"Companies like MasterCard are in the crosshairs for cutting ties with
WikiLeaks," said CNN Kiran Chetry in a December 9 report.
"Thousands of people living in areas that are in the crosshairs have
been told to evacuate," Chetry said in a December 21 report on flooding
"He's in their crosshairs," said a guest in a December 21 CNN discussion
of suspects in a missing-person case.
"This will be the first time your food will be actually in the
crosshairs of the FDA," business reporter Christine Romans said on
"The U.S. commander in the East has Haqqani in his crosshairs," CNN's
Barbara Starr reported on December 28, referring to an Afghan warlord.
"We know that health care reform is in the crosshairs again," CNN's Joe
Johns reported on January 3.
“With this, Palin can kiss any Presidential dreams goodbye,” Zennie62
declared, apparently unaware that Democrats have used bull’s-eyes to show
battleground districts for years. Even one of the women who helped disarm
Loughner blamed the shooting on Republican “job killing bills,” a truly
remarkable statement when one considers that Democrats have been in complete
control of the federal government for two years. When Nidal Hassan
opened fire on American troops the media cautioned Americans not to
conclusions but when a clearly deranged liberal killed another liberal
they tried to convince everyone that it was the fault of the Tea Party and
Sarah Palin. Following this anti-Palin propaganda campaign death
threats against her reached
Here is a video of comedienne Joan Rivers accusing Sarah
Palin of murder.
Here is a youtube video of some of the hate tweets of the left against her.
“Go to dictionary & look up The “C" Word,....next 2
the definition... you’ll see a Pic of Sarah PALIN ! NO...WAIT ...SHES
UNDER DUMB C WORD.
Palin’s father Chuck
said a man recently had sent the family photocopies of a
receipt for a gun he had bought, together with a photocopy
of a one-way ticket to Alaska.
family had laughed it off, but the man subsequently turned
up in the state and was arrested by the FBI, Chuck said.
“We sleep with the guns,” Palin’s father
Rahm Emanuel’s top cop
Garry McCarthy blamed Chicago's violence on guns and
institutionalized racism. He gave a speech in which he
said that after he returned home from a pair of shootings he
turned on the TV and saw "Sarah Palin's Alaska" being
“She was caribou
hunting, and talking about the right to
bear arms,” he said. “Why wasn’t she at
the crime scene with me?”
Garry is missing something here. If guns are the reason
for crime why isn't Sarah Palin who owns guns, shooting up people especially
the Democrats who harass her? Also Sarah Palin isn't for criminals
bearing arms any more than Gray is and it is criminals who are shooting up
people in Chicago. Finally there is plenty of mob violence in Chicago
not involving guns.
The same people who had blamed Sarah Palin for the massacre
at the Tucson Safeway and then taunted her for her "silence" were enraged
when she responded.
Last Tuesday, the night before Palin responded, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann
mocked Palin's silence throughout his show:
"And why is the ever self-promoting Miss Palin so quiet?"
"And it's quiet, isn't it?"
"It's too quiet."
"The silence is deafening from the great Northwest."
It was deemed an admission of guilt that she hadn't spoken about the Tucson
shooting or denied the accusations that she had inspired the shooter.
The next day, Palin posted a video response, and Keith immediately attacked
her for "the worst-timed political statement ever."
She called the attacks against her a blood libel and then was
pilloried for using Holocaust imagery by the left. Of course the left
uses such imagery to attack what they don't like all the time as Alan
Dershowitz pointed out in his article
centennial of Reagan's birth Sarah Palin gave a speech
honoring President Reagan and received a roaring
ovation, but Reagan's son told The Associated Press in
an interview that he doesn't see anything in common
between his dad and the former Alaska governor, who was
invited to speak by the event's sponsor, the
conservative Young America's Foundation.
"Sarah Palin is a soap
basically. She's doing mostly what she does to make
money and keep her name in the news," Ron Reagan said.
"She is not a serious candidate for
president and never has been," said Reagan, a political
independent whose politics lean left.
Months after Sarah
announced that she would not be seeking the presidency
the actor Orlando Jones said that"
American liberals want respect they better stop
listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin.
On October 5, 2011 Sarah Palin
announced that she will not run for president.
That did not stop the attacks on her. On Feb 24,
2012, almost 5 months later John McCain
“The unrelenting merciless
attacks by the liberal left on Sarah Palin since the
day she was the nominee for vice president of the
United States is something that continues to
confound and frankly sadden me because it just
doesn’t stop... She is a fine and wonderful
person. She was a good governor of the state of
Alaska. I will always treasure her friendship
and the fact is she galvanized our party. She beat
Joe Biden in a debate and yet the attacks on her
continued from the liberal left, particularly the
feminists. I’ll never understand it.”
On CNN Sunday Morning (July 29,
a segment on Palin was introduced with a snippet from a song called
“Stupid Girls” by former pop star Pink because she came out in defense of
the embattled Chick Fil-A restaurant chain whose owner came under fire
because he believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. That
incident came on the heels of a comedy performance on the Bravo network late
last week in which ragingly hateful TV personality Kathy Griffin “joked”
that Palin’s daughter Bristol is “a dirty whore” whose 17-year-old sister
Willow is a future porn star. After former Vice President Dick Cheney
said in an interview last week that he felt choosing Sarah Palin as John
McCain’s running mate was a mistake, Cheney’s daughter Liz disagreed,
expressing “huge respect” for Palin and saying she was “more qualified than
Obama and Biden combined.” This brought on a
torrent of Twitter bile from the sexist left, who labeled Liz Cheney a
“blood-drinking cokehead” and “a cravenly insane right wing sack of lying sh*t”
for supporting Palin.
Halle Berry got a shock when she learned through a
genealogist she's related to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Berry recounted the story during a recent visit to Jay Leno's couch on "The
Tonight Show." You don't need a crystal ball to predict what happened next:
In the middle of their interview, Leno asked about this surprising
revelation concerning Palin. After scowling and shaking her head,
Berry said, “I mean, isn’t that the worst thing you can imagine?” When
the applause died down, Leno replied, “No, she’s a very nice lady.”
“I’m sure she is,” Berry countered, “but you know.”
The media reported in Sept 2014 that Sarah Palin and her
family were involved in a drunken brawl. The Huffington Post is an
example of a left wing outlet who tried to make the Palin family look as
ridiculous as possible. According to
"all of this emanated from an anti-Palin gossip
blogger who admitted she didn’t care about the truth and had no desire
to discover the truth.”
Even the writer of the piece (gossip columnist Amanda Coyne) said that
she had “little time to track down the details of the brawl. And even if
I did, I’d probably pass,” and that “the details are a little sketchy.”
As it turns out, the true story of the brawl is much less scandalous.
Apparently, an ex-boyfriend of Willow Palin became aggressive, and her
brother, and several others stepped in with the intention to defend her.
Regardless of what actually happened, the national media, including The
New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC jumped at the chance to take a bite out
of Sarah Palin.
Attacks on Trig
When Sarah Palin found out that she was
pregnant with a Down's syndrome baby she had a choice. She could do
the convenient thing and abort or she could commit her self to raising a
Down Syndrome child out of love and compassion. She chose love and
compassion over the abortion entitlement mentality of "if I don't want it
I'm entitled to kill it". The left instead of respecting her decision
even if they would not have carried it out attacked her.
celebrated his third birthday on April 18, and to mark
the occasion, Team Sarah posted a birthday poem to the
former Alaskan Governor’s youngest son.
unwarranted response to the gesture, the folks at
the left wing D.C. gossip site Wonkette questioned
Trig’s parentage, implied incest within the Palin
family, called the little boy a retarded political prop,
and recommended that he get drunk to deal with his
family that's even stupider than he is. The
comments following the Wonkette article were just as
nasty showing that extreme left wing hate is not
restricted to the wonks at Wonkette.
IRS Harrasses Sarah Palin's Father
Sarah Palin’s brother, Chuck Heath Jr.,
posted this note on Facebook on January 11:
"My father, who worked multiple jobs and faithfully
and honestly paid his taxes for fifty years, had never heard a word from
the IRS. In 2008, his daughter was tapped to run for vice president of
the United States. Since that time, he has been, in his words “horribly
harassed” six times by the agency. They’ve tried to dig up something on
him but he’s always operated above board."
Attacks on Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann is another conservative
woman who the left attacks. Andrea Peyser
wrote that Bill Maher said he hoped that Michelle Bachmann and Sarah
Palin, "split the MILF vote." That means "Mothers I'd Like to Fuck".
Chris Matthews derided Bachmann, a Tea Party stalwart, as a "balloon head."
Keith Olbermann suggested on
Current TV that Bachmann was a pig and Fox News' Chris Wallace
asked Bachmann if she is a "flake." The house band for NBC’s Late
Night with Jimmy Fallon talk show
introduced guest Rep. Michele Bachmann with a song called “Lyin’ Ass
Newsweek did a
hit piece on her, plastering a maniacal "evil eye" photo of her
on the cover and headlining it "The Queen of Rage." Bachmann is
one of the most gracious and genuinely caring ladies I've ever
met. Indeed, caring for a couple dozen foster children, as she
and husband Marcus have done (not to mention five of their own)
takes love – not rage.
Attacks on Jane Pitt
Jane Pitt the mother of Brad Pittwrote a letter to the editor for Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader.
In that letter Mrs. Pitt responded to another reader who argued that
Christians should not support Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith.
Arguing for interfaith tolerance, she praised Romney’s “high morals” and
“business experience.” The celebrity mom urged “prayerful consideration”
from fellow Christians before voting for Obama — “a man,” she pointed out,
“who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public
ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports
the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.” Here is some of
venom spit at her.
“BRAD PITT’S MOM WROTE AN ANTI-GAY PRO-ROMNEY EDITORIAL. KILL
“Brad Pitt’s mom, die”
“F*** you, Brad Pitt’s mom. The gay community made your kid a star, you
“Brad Pitt’s mother…what a brainless old b***h…”
“Brad Pitt’s Mom Slams Obama, Gays. That stand makes her a deluded, dumba**
“I hope Brad Pitt has been supporting his mother and decides to cut her off.
What a b***h.”
“Brad Pitt’s mom can choke on a (redacted).”
Gays like to portray their relationships as that of love but
this sure doesn't sound like love to me.
Attacks on Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash a black actress posted a picture of herself on
Twitter with an American flag and the accompanying tweet, “Vote for Romney.
The only choice for your future.” The Twitter response was swift and
ugly. She was called “house Negro,” “Uncle Tom,” “race traitor”
and “Oreo” (black on the outside, white on the inside). Twitterer
Blackbuda2K12 wrote, “Stacy Dash is an oreo, white man dik hopping uncle tom
ghetto gagger may she get cancer twice and die once.” Another, who goes by
JPVanity tweeted to Dash that Romney “don’t give a sh*t about you or ANY of
us colords.” Dash replied, “That’s ignorant. So you’re voting for [Obama]
‘cause he’s black? Real smart.” The moronic JPVanity went on to warn other
blacks that Romney “finna put ALL Y’ALL in concentration camps.” To another
conservative on Twitter he threatened, “Shut up u republican piece of sh*t
ill shoot ur kids in the face.” Here is a
list of comments against her.Here is a video of an
interview of Stacey Dash about this.
Attacks on Tamera Mowry
Tamera Mowry is a black woman who
married a white man. She was called a “White man’s whore.”
and told “Back in the day, you cost $300, but now, you’re giving it
away for free.”
One of the worst comments, Tamera said, involves her twin sister, who
married a black man.
“They say, ‘Oh, Tia’s a true black woman because she married a black man,’”
Mowry-Housley recalled. “Oh – I’m less of a black person because I married
Mowry-Housley grew up in a biracial family. She said:
“My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man, and I
grew up seeing a family."
Attacks on Jan Brewer
Jan Brewer in her book Scorpions for
Breakfast wrote that Arizona was a state in crisis. Ranchers living on
the border were being murdered. She wrote:
We're dealing with a crisis caused by drug dealers,
human smugglers, generic criminals, and the sheer volume of people
pouring over our unsecured border. Innocents are being victimized.
People are living in fear. ..
When I was
secretary of state, I attended many meetings with the ranchers on the
border. Illegal immigration was the number-one topic. Families told me
that they were under siege. People were afraid to let their kids play
outside. They were walking around their homes armed with guns.
She also wrote about what happened when
California took measures to block illegal immigration.
The result was dramatic...Federal and local
officials ... reported that rapes, killings, and other violent crimes
On the afternoon of April 23rd, Gov.
Brewer signed SB 1070 into law. SB 1070 creates a state penalty
for what is already a federal crime: being in the United States illegallyThe mob surrounding the State house
hanged her in
effigy, calling her “Satan’s whore,” “Hitler’s daughter” and various
other things she is too gracious to repeat. I have heard more than one
acquaintance tell me that Jan Brewer hates immigrants. This is what
she wrote about immigrants:
for the most part, for those of us who have lived,
worked and raised families in the Southwest, our Mexican neighbors are
people like us. Most of them want what we want: to provide for
their families and live in safety and security.
But a few years ago, Arizonans began to notice a
change in the character of many of the people crossing the border.
Although most illegal aliens were still just looking for an opportunity
to provide for their families, another, more sinister type was now
haunting the border. As usual, it was the people who live along
the border itself, like Rob Krent, who noticed it first.
The cattlemen told us that more and
more of the illegal aliens they saw on their land were no longer wearing
their traditional clothes. Now they were wearing black- they even
painted their water jugs black- to be less detectable at night.
And instead of carrying circle K plastic bags with their shoes and other
personal items like they used to, more and more were carrying automatic
weapons. Homes were being broken into. Women at home alone
during the day reported menacing men staring at their houses and
refusing to leave...
Up in the interior of the state,
we realized that things had changed for the worse when violence spiked
in places like Phoenix. In 2003 alone, we had a 45 percent rise in
homicides that the police traced to fighting among gangs smuggling drugs
and illegal aliens and a 400 percent rise in kidnappings, home
invasions, and extortion linked to illegals...
I vividly remember the crisp November morning in 2003
when we got one of the first of many wake-up calls about this new and
very frightening level of violence. I was at my office in the
Capitol when reports started coming in that Department of Public Safety
offices had come upon bodies scattered along the median of Interstate 10
southeast of Phoenix.
This was the result of rival gangs opening fire on each
other with automatic weapons while speeding on the I-10 freeway for more
than 30 miles. Jan Brewer wrote about horrific drop houses in Phoenix
in which Mexican criminals hold illegal immigrants hostage and demand ransom
from their relatives over the phone while beating them so that their cries
motivate their relatives to send money. Over 600 of these torture
houses have been found. Governor Brewer wrote about the brutality
of the smugglers and how police entered an apartment in Chandler and found a
head in one room and the body in another. She wrote about Mexican
spotters who squat in primitive caves for month s at a time with high
powered weapons including in at least one case shoulder fired rocket
launchers. They have night vision goggles to monitor smuggling routes.
Home invasions occur in places like Phoenix. Drug gangs target the homes of
other smugglers where they believe large amounts of cash (or drugs or
weapons) are stored. During the attacks,
residential neighborhoods have been
sprayed with hundreds of rounds of automatic-weapon fire. Jan Brewer wrote:
It's easy for federal officials
with political motives to sit in Washington D.C. and tell us we're
exaggerating the criminal threat coming across the border and insinuate
that we're racists and xenophobes. But we see it every day.
We live it every day. And we have had enough.
Attacks On Sarah Palin from the Right
One of the most insane and
tragic phenomenon are the attacks from conservatives on Sarah Palin.
Insane because Sarah Palin probably is the best chance the conservatives
have of winning the White House. Tragic because Sarah Palin represents
conservative values and she has stood up against corruption in the
Republican party when she was in Alaska and because she was an excellent