Sarah Palin Posters on San Francisco Street(s)

So much for  these words from Barack Obama last night at Tucson’s memorial service for those who died and were wounded in the shootings by Jared Lee Loughner. This poster is plastered along a San Francisco street, apparently appearing last night (maybe more by now). The following is a snippet from Barack Obama’s speech at the Tucson memorial, where he suggested that we should make certain our speech is healing – not wounding in this time of polarization.

But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds…

For the truth is that none of us can know exactly what triggered this vicious attack. None of us can know with any certainty what might have stopped those shots from being fired, or what thoughts lurked in the inner recesses of a violent man’s mind…

But what we can’t do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together. ~ Barack Obama

Who in San Francisco would object to an all-America success story: a mother of five, grandmother of 1, wife to a real dude who stands by her in an upright position as the crap comes flying her way, who hunts elk and moose with a deadly aim with her father, rides a motorcycle and a snow mobile, small government, wants to drill for oil in our country to pave the way for energy independence, stands firm for the sanctity of life and refused to give up her unborn son after a Downs Syndrome diagnosis. Who served as the mayor of her Alaska hometown, Wasilla and served as Governor of that beautiful state. Who would want to hurt a woman like that, and why in San Francisco?

  • Why do these people hatethis woman so much? This is an unhealthy obsession to destroy this woman. I get the impression that everyone on the left is totally insane.

    • findalis, she threatens their manhood.

  • Not surprising. The hatred of her has crossed into an obssession. I personally don’t want her to run for president, but it just amazes how much people hate her. I don’t get it.

    • Conservative Girl, I admire Palin in so many ways. I fervently hope she does not run. I don’t know who I want to be on the ticket, but I hope it is not Palin, and it has nothing to do with feeling she isn’t qualified.

      I absolutely believe it has to do with the fact that she’s a woman. Palin and Glenn Beck are a difference without a distinction to Liberals.

  • Rodney

    That poster pretty much sums up her tactics. That’s not hatred. It’s simply exposing what she does, knowingly or unknowingly. Criticism is not the same as hatred. This is criticism.

    • Rodney, you’re right, criticism is not hate speech. That’s a solid conservative position. The problem is, you are no citing any specific quotes to Palin. You’ve exposed nothing. She isn’t quoted. There’s only an opinion critiquing nothing.

  • San Franciso has always been one of the leftista regions of the Land of Fruits and Nuts (apologies to my conservative friends and relatives in California for my using that term).

  • Mark De Monbrun

    The ( supposedly) artistic work of Eddie Colla can in no way be compared to one who may or may not have presidential aspirations, although again it does show the culture of violence that is so prevelent in American society. Then again, so do any number of (supposedly) artistic works of today.

    Maggie…..as an American Leftist, you have no idea how much I hope that Sarah DOES run, although I seriously doubt it will matter who runs against President Obama. Try as they might, the Republicans of note will not be able to hide the fact that they are being bought and sold by big multi-national corporations that have no place in our political system. I mean dang, they don’t even try.

    btw, so far I really do enjoy your website. Wonder if you might want to compare today’s political climate to that of 1776. I’ve read some really off the wall (and rather uniformed) comparisons, and wonder what comparisons you would make.

    yours,
    Mark