Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has grown accustomed to serving as a lightning rod for perpetually outraged leftists. Virtually anything she says or does is castigated by those who hate the fact that she embraces the conservative principles that led to America’s greatness.
Combining her already reviled status among left-wing radicals and an unabashed endorsement of gun ownership resulted in a renewed outpouring of hate among a number of social media users this week.
As a way to promote her new Sportsman Channel program, “Amazing American with Sarah Palin,” she posted an attention-grabbing tweet about the one rifle that seems to irritate gun-grabbers more than any other: the AR-15.
Innovation found only in the USA! You know, an AR-15 makes a great gift – what more says, “I love you”? Eh, you… http://t.co/FJWdC1seLF
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) May 15, 2014
The response from opponents was swift and severe. While some of the responses contained profanity Western Journalism declines to repost here, the following offers a few examples of the rhetoric used against her.
@SarahPalinUSA you’re a sick, sick woman
— Jeff Mandell (@wheetbix) May 15, 2014
Of course, the conservative icon is no stranger to such personal attacks based on her deeply held values. Though any criticism of females by conservatives is deemed by the mainstream media as part of a phantom ‘war on women,’ there are conspicuously few willing to defend Palin against a relentless leftist onslaught.
Same media folks who butchered Sarah Palin now treating Hillary like a toddler in need of protection. Got hypocrisy?
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) May 13, 2014
If anything, though, the ongoing assault seems to only make her appeal among supporters even stronger. To be sure, Palin’s supposedly offensive tweet received plenty of approval by those who recognize her contribution to the conservative movement – and the importance of a robust right to bear arms.
@SarahPalinUSA my wife bought me an AR15 for my bday this year. Great gift! You r my kind of woman.
— Mario Moriarty (@206guido) May 15, 2014
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