In a new Facebook rant posted Friday, Sarah Palin called President Obama “a special kind of stupid” for calling or a ban on assault rifles, writing that “Enough is enough, Mr. President. There’s no ‘due respect’ due you after pulling this stunt.”
Obama’s offending words – his “stunt” in Palin’s world – were simple common sense to anyone but the NRA. Speaking in Orlando Thursday, the president said:
“Those who defend the easy accessibility of assault weapons, should meet these families and explain why that makes sense…and why it is they think our liberty requires these repeated tragedies? That’s not the meaning of liberty.”
In that special kind of tastelessness that is Sarah Palin’s alone, she included an image that, given her party’s position on women’s right to choose, is particularly offensive:
Enough is enough, Mr. President. There’s no “due respect” due you after pulling this stunt.
Exploiting a sick, evil, ideological-driven attack on Americans to further your twisted anti-Second Amendment mission is disgusting. Today you’re demanding an “explanation” from law abiding gun owners, but not demanding the same from followers of Islam, the religion behind this terror?
If the demented Orlando terrorist doesn’t represent all Islamic followers, then why do you insinuate he represents all gun owners?
And why, after any shooting, do you always want to take away firearms from the innocent people who didn’t do it?
Forget your asinine gun control, do your job and engage in Islamic terrorist control.
Notice, she has no concerns about right wing domestic terrorism, let alone controlling it. Or the fact that more Americans are killed by children with guns than by “Islamic terrorists.”
Of course, if you can follow what she claims is her logic, you will immediately note that the president did not say the Orlando shooter represent all gun owners. Or that he wants to take away “firearms” from innocent Americans. And her attempt to conflate gun owners with a religion says more about her own views on the subject than Obama’s.
“Yes, it’s a special kind of stupid to demand we explain ourselves. But if you really want them, get ready for our explanations. Here’s mine:”
Here she links an article about Obama’s Orlando visit. Palin said we must explain ourselves, but there is really no explanation that can be found for Sarah Palin, or her inability to see that in the world we have, her own stupidity is of a very special kind indeed.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.