I remember watching an episode of a news program once, something like 20/20 or 60 minutes, where they planted a small child, say 2 years old, in the middle of a busy shopping mall with a hidden camera on the child. The child was safe, being carefully watched, but the implication to those in the mall was that this child was "alone" - this child had somehow become separated from whomever was supposed to be caring for him. The experiment was timed to see just how long it would take before someone would come to this child's rescue. To everyone's astonishment, it was a very long time before anyone even approached this child. He was obviously alone, obviously distraught, but alas no one entered to help him.
What about a woman who is being attacked, say in a mall parking lot? Who among us would step forward and actually "do" something? Would we just stand by and watch as this woman is victimized? Well folks, many just have, and especially those in our GOP leadership. They've stood by as they watched Sarah Palin being thrown "under the bus," being blamed for the terrible events that unfolded in Tuscon. Where is our leadership? Why are they not interceding? Sarah Palin is far from helpless, far from the child in the mall, but nonetheless, no less deserved of defense than that child, or the victimized woman. Why have they not defended her?
Some GOP leaders, days after the event took place and Sarah Palin was libeled, took to the microphones and spoke in generalities about "rhetoric" and "targeting" and "crosshairs," but did one of them mention her by name and come out and defend her? While the "blamestream media" (according to Michelle Malkin) took Sarah Palin apart piece by piece, the GOP just stood by and watched. You know what they call that in legal terms? Being complicit. They had a moral obligation to say something and did not. How can we expect them to stand up for our rights on the floor of the house or senate if they can't stand up for one of their own against the media onslaught? This has been a wake up call on many levels. If you're a republican but not a Sarah Palin supporter, take a good long look at the person you support and ask yourself - where was your candidate? What did they say about this and when did they say it?
Rush Limbaugh discusses the lack of support for Sarah Palin from the GOP leadership while reading a post from Legal Insurrection titled We Just Witnessed the Media's Test Run To Re-Elect Barack Obama. He also predicts she will "wipe the floor with Obama" if given the chance. I hope he's right.
Please watch the video by clicking this link: Rush: Palin would wipe the floor with Obama