Sarah Palin Twitters in Support of Dr. Laura Don't Quit Re-Load
In comments posted on her Twitter page, Sarah Palin is encouraging Dr. Laura not to quit her syndicated radio show.Here's an sample of two posts: Dr.Laura:don't retreat...reload! (Steps aside bc her 1st Amend.rights ceased 2exist thx 2activists trying 2silence"isn't American,not fair")Dr.Laura=even more powerful & effective w/out the shackles, so watch out Constitutional obstructionists. And b thankful 4 her voice,America!
Sarah Palin is trying to convince us that poor Dr. Laura is having her 1st Amendment freedom of speech rights infringed. To the contrary, what is happening here is that Dr. Laura has made a personal decision to quit her radio show at the end of her contract. Rather than stand up for her 1st Amendment rights Dr. Laura is taking the easy way out. She's quitting in the face of a strong backlash by critics that merely pointed out the obvious
In a response to Palin's comments, Salon's Joan Walsh commented: It's scary to think we just had a vice presidential nominee who doesn't understand the Constitution, who thinks Schlessinger's First Amendment rights "ceased 2exist" because she was criticized for haranguing a black woman who called for advice, using the word "nigger" 11 times. Again, Gov. Palin, the First Amendment protects us from government infringing on our speech rights; it doesn't take away other Americans' right to criticize.
I don't know about you, but it seems to me that whenever conservatives get themselves in trouble by doing or saying something stupid, they play the victim in the affair. All this happy talk about taking personal responsibility, is just that. Happy talk.
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