Friday, January 14, 2011
The American People Come Through
I was worried that the majority of Americans would buy into the whole 'Sarah Palin and the Conservatives caused this shooting' line being sold to them by the MSM.
I figured the average Joe wouldn't take the time to find out that Jared Lee Loughner was on a rampage since 2007...long before Palin was a thought in any of our minds. Or that he was a fan of the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf. Or that he was a major pot head that thought the government was behind the attacks on 9/11.
I don't know what your local print media is peddling, but the Philadelphia Inquirer is still praising Sheriff Dupnik. I was actually compelled to email this women my rebuttal...and I haven't done that in ages...
But, despite all the misinformation being disseminated... the American public isn't buying the left's line.
The latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll:
A 53% majority of those surveyed call that analysis mostly an attempt to use the tragedy to make conservatives look bad. About a third, 35%, say it is a legitimate point about how dangerous language can be.
And there is little sense that stricter gun control laws in Arizona might have averted the tragedy. Only one in five say they would have prevented the shooting; 72% say tighter controls wouldn't have prevented it. (SOURCE)
Those rushing to immediately enact strict gun restrictions should remember that Joseph Zamudio had the where-with-all and nerve to run to the scene and subdue the suspect because he was carrying a gun...
I feel like just his drastic change in appearance should have been a tip off...