Will Sarah step up?

In light of all the vicious teaparty rhetoric that lately seems to be escalating into actual violence (including, but not limited to, Monday night’s curbstomping of a young woman by a Rand Paul supporter), Media Matters founder David Brock is calling on Sarah Palin to distance herself from Glenn Beck.  Beck’s spittle-flecked ravings are the source of inspiration for much of the bad craziness and spiraling violence from the frenzied tea party constituency.  While Brock concedes that Beck is probably a hopeless case, as defacto leader of the tea party (and the GOP for that matter) and someone possibly positioning herself to run for President in 2012, Palin probably has more influence over the tea party and could put a leash on the rabid Beckweiler:

However, as one of Beck’s biggest boosters, is a respected leader in the GOP and conservative movement, and Fox’s own star contributor, we think Palin is well positioned to pull Beck back from his current course, to hold him accountable for his reckless words. Palin’s credibility as a leader relies on more than just endorsing candidates and an uncanny knack for making headlines. It requires a moral compass she repeatedly says she possesses to make this country a better, safer place to live for all Americans.

Brock discussed this issue on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show on Tuesday:

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Among Palin’s brainless internet gibberish, there’s been no mention of either the Rand Paul nor the Tides Foundation incidents, nor any unequivocal condemnation of violence.


UPDATE: Surprise!

5 Responses to “Will Sarah step up?”

  1. 1 J. A. Baker Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Yeah. I wish David Brock all the best of luck with that. I mean, this is Palin we’re talking about, after all. She probably believes (as does Brian, judging from his last few comments here) that every single Teabagger is just the picture of sweetness and light who would never harm a fly.

  2. 2 FFIB Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 8:33 am

    There are always casualties in a revolution, don’t you know.

    But once the elite socialists realize that they should either change their ways or keep their mouthes shut, this new populace movement of ordinary Joes, Steves and Robs will get the country back on track.

    God bless North America. God help us all.

  3. 3 J. A. Baker Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Told you.

    *SIGH* I hate being right sometimes.

  4. 4 Cornelius T. Zen Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Good morrow, all!
    FFIB: “Elite socialists” – right on! The business of America is business. You’re female? Fetch me my slippers! You’re black? Cut my lawn! You’re gay? Get back in the closet, and design my wife’s dress – after she fetches me my slippers! You’re Latino? Pick my fruit! And then go back to Mexico, you greaser!
    God bless the corporations. God bless outsourcing. God bless sending jobs overseas. God bless tax cuts for the rich.
    Good night, FFIB, and may your God go with you – CTZen

  5. 5 Peter Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    God bless North America? That’ll keep a few theologians up late.

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