Two candidates endorsed by Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and Sharon Angle and supported by advertising produced by her political action committee made some statements which bear upon this issue. Michelle Bachmann said in March 2009: "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us 'having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,' and the people -- we the people -- are going to have to fight back hard if we're not going to lose our country." Sharon Angle, republican (tea party) candidate for Senate last year said some things BEFORE Palin has endorsed and campaigned for her. She told radio talk host Lars Larson in January 2010: "Our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason, and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. In fact, Thomas Jefferson said it's good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years. I hope that's not where we're going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies." In the same month she told talk radio host Bill Manders: "I'm hoping that we're not getting to Second Amendment remedies, I hope that the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems." Harry Reid was whom she would latter challenge in the Nevada Senate race. In May 2010, she told the Reno Gazette-Journal: "The nation is arming. What are they arming for if it isn't that they are so distrustful of their government? They're afraid they'll have to fight for their liberty in more Second Amendment kinds of ways. That's why I look at this as almost an imperative. If we don't win at the ballot box, what will be the next step?" Their 'Mama Grizzly' Sarah who's political action committee put cross hairs on Giffords district now says it is a ''blood libel' to point out her actions and the statements of persons she endorsed for public office. Has not Palin abused the term 'blood libel' which refers to a totally abhorrent lie used to target Jews, by trying to use it as a smear against those who point to the words of politicians she supports and the coordinated actions of her political action committee in support of their campaigns?
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from the article: Sarah Palin: Attacks on me after Giffords shooting are blood libel