Pat Buchanan Calls on Sarah Palin to “Tone Down Violent Rhetoric”

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Following the Saturday shooting at a neighborhood meet-and-greet between Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside a Tucson supermarket when a gunman killed six people, including U.S. District Judge John Rolls and a nine year old girl, and wounding 14 others, MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan called on Sarah Palin to “tone down the rhetoric” and steer clear of violent metaphors.

Rep. Giffords, a conservative Democrat representing Arizona’s Eighth District, was among those injured. She survived a single gunshot to the head fired at point-blank range. Buchanan said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe:

“I’d give everybody the advice to tone down the rhetoric and to get away from the military or the armed metaphors.”

The host, former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL), asked Buchanan whether outspoken conservatives ought to apologize for the violent imagery they’ve used in the past.

Buchanan replied:

“Those conservatives ought to be more careful in the future.”

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10 Responses to Pat Buchanan Calls on Sarah Palin to “Tone Down Violent Rhetoric”

  1. Rachel says:

    I think this awful event in Tucson is the beginning of a sea change in American politics. The media and politicians will be more responsible and the career of Sarah Palin and her rumored desire to run for president? I think not. If she even tries to run, the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will always be a campaign issue she will have to address. Palin thinks she’s smart and tough — she’s neither. Palin is a harpie and an opportunist.

  2. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    Pat Buchanan used a lot of fiery rhetoric over the years. He’s as bad as Palin, or Glenn Beck, or Michelle Bachmann, or Ann Coulter.

    The difference is, he gets a paycheck now from MSNBC/GE so he’s had to moderate his views. But under the surface he’s still a southern loon and if he ran for president again, I’m sure he would do it as a Tea Party candidate.

    It just looks to me like 98% of the men and women who run for office today are off the chain. What happened to the normal politicians?

  3. Tiny Dancer says:

    Thanks for the image of Palin in a bikini. I just threw up a little in my mouth. Ewwwwww.

  4. DMason says:

    When conservatives begin to turn on the Queen of Wasilla and hold her feet to the fire, then something is in the air. Can you imagine Pat Buchanan and Roger Ailes telling these wackos to tone it down before Tucson? The sad thing is, now Americans will think all of Tucson is insane when in fact, the city of Tucson is much more liberal than Phoenix.

  5. Pechanga says:

    Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN): “It’s unfair to say anything mean about Sarah Palin.” – FIXED News, Cavutto, 01/11/2011.

    And so begins FOX’s rehabilitation of Tea Party Queen, Sarah Palin.

  6. KayInMaine says:

    Mr. Christopher, of COURSE, you can use the picture of Beck and Mini-Beck I used on my blog, because I “stole” it from Joe.My.God’s Facebook page! 😆

    Only in 2011 America would Sarah Palin become the “victim” after 6 people are killed and a US Democratic Congresswoman is gunned down and injured along with countless others! Spit. I hate her!

  7. Jolly Roger says:

    And I thieved it from a Facebook friend, and immediately put it to work 🙂

  8. Jolly Roger says:

    When Buchanan tells someone to tone it down, it’s bad. I guess Pat isn’t getting the same kind of thrill from the Tea Party Massacre that Mama Grifter and her worshipers are enjoying.

  9. Hi Kay,

    When I didn’t hear back I looked on Google and found it there.

    Ain’t America a pip? How did we reach a point when Sarah Palin deserves protection from the media and the politicians while she’s free to advocate gun violence against judges and elected lawmakers?

    Let’s hope Eric Holder get off his butt and acts. If Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can get shot, who is next?

  10. libhomo says:

    Christopher: Holder’s inaction is reprehensible. One question keeps going through my mind. It’s like a big purple elephant in our national discourse?

    Why isn’t Sarah Palin in prison?

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