A speech that Sarah Palin was to give at the Patriots & Warriors Gala sponsored by the Sharon K Pacheco Foundation has been canceled because of safety concerns. The foundation said that "due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Gov. Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns." Apparently the gala was an awards banquet and fundraiser for military families. The SKP foundation had total assets of just over $2,200 in 2009, so it's evident that this was a small foundation which was attempting to expand their influence by inviting Gov. Palin. Many are speculating that they realized they were in over their head and canceled because of an inability to deal with the magnitude of a Palin attendance, as well as safety concerns. Others speculate that the event which was scheduled for May 2nd was canceled to free up Gov. Palin to take part in the republican presidential primary debate scheduled the same day at the Reagan Presidential Library. I discount the second speculation, because if Gov. Palin is leaning toward a presidential run, and wished to take part in the debate, that she could cancel well in advance, or that the SKP could reschedule their event if they still wanted Sarah to appear.
If indeed the cancellation was for safety concerns then maybe the SKP should provide either the FBI or local law enforcement as to the nature of the personal attacks. The foundation director points out that no direct threats have been made against anyone, but the recent increase in negative rhetoric against the former Alaska governor "raises concerns for her safety and the safety of others despite the call for civility in America." Is it not incumbent upon them to provide any voice mail messages or where the onslaught of these personal attacks were coming from to law enforcement? Since the Tucson shooting, death threats against Sarah have increased greatly and many even took to Twitter to express their desire to see Palin assassinated. I find it odd that there's been very little coverage of the left expressing their violent hatred toward the former Governor, when conversely the press went apoplectic in their attempt to unsuccessfully put the blame of the Tucson shootings on her. Apparently generic statements like "we don't retreat, we reload," and targeted congressional district maps that have been used for decades by both sides are dangerous and may incite violence, but tweets hoping for the assassination of Gov. Palin are not.
Once again the double standard is breathe taking. We all understand that the left's call for civility wasn't serious. It was a call and a strategy to paint the opposition as dangerous to civil discourse, when in reality it is the left that has perpetuated a climate of hate. It was an attempt to squash criticism of Obama and his left leaning agenda. Remember it was the left that vilified George W. Bush, to the point that Hollywood made a movie depicting an assassination attempt against him. And now the left has made Sarah Palin their new object of derision and hatred. It's clear they fear her, and understand her ability to connect with every day Americans is dangerous to their agenda. They cannot successfully debate her common sense approach to government, so they're left with only one option. They have to vilify and marginalize her. They spread lies, so the uninformed reject her out of hand. They paint her as dangerous to the country when in reality she's only dangerous to their agenda that is the REAL danger to all freedom loving Americans. I'm saddened that the mainstream media, which is supposed to be America's watchdog, has consciously determined to join forces with the left in their attempt to bring her down. It's an unholy alliance that should chill every American to the point of action. I for one, will do my part to expose the left for whom they are, and defend the principles this country was founded on. I've learned that determination from watching Sarah Palin soldier on in the face of relentless opposition and character assassination.
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