On this day 71 years ago, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Over 2,400 Americans were killed. While President Obama has yet to acknowledge today’s significance via Twitter, Sarah Palin sent out a message honoring the men who lost their lives in the attack as well as all veterans and troops currently serving:
But, sadly, Palin’s heartfelt tribute couldn’t escape the attention of liberal trolls. This conservative Twitterer predicted a barrage of insults:
Oh look, Sarah Palin misplaced a quote and made it look like a scare quote. Quick, Liberals: troll her! Troll!
— Jay (@OneFineJay) December 7, 2012
Ask and you shall receive. Lefties seized on Palin’s quotation mark placement:
— Hubis (@MickHubis) December 7, 2012
Love those quote marks. Yeah, "infamy", pfft! RT @SarahPalinUSA Never forget those who died on this day of “infamy” at Pearl Harbor…
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) December 7, 2012
— Bucking Donkey (@BuckingDonkey) December 7, 2012
Are you KIDDING ME? "infamy"? RT @SarahPalinUSA: Americans will never forget those who died on this day of “infamy” at Pearl Harbor
— Dan Gilmore (@danhgilmore) December 7, 2012
“@SarahPalinUSA: Americans will never forget those who died on this day of “infamy”<< you don't know how to use air quotes, do you?
— Paulos (No, For Real) (@PaulSaysNothing) December 7, 2012
@SarahPalinUSA aw you don't know what "infamy" means, do ya?
— Ben Shore (@Ben5hore) December 7, 2012
And gleefully got downright nasty:
Paul Revere warned japan, right? RT @SarahPalinUSA: Americans will never forget those who died on this day of “infamy” at Pearl Harbor
— Ruben From Deep (@RubenFromDeep) December 7, 2012
Can you see it from your house? RT @SarahPalinUSA: Americans will never forget those who died on this day of “infamy” at Pearl Harbor
— Real Kaplan (@real_kaplan) December 7, 2012
— Marlon Inverdale (@marloninverdale) December 7, 2012
@SarahPalinUSA Very courageous to take a stand against Pearl Harbor Sarah.
— Jay Bigman (@IAmNotPossible) December 7, 2012
Is there ever a day you don't use the dead for self-promotion? @SarahPalinUSA
— akrazyrunner (@akrazyrunner) December 7, 2012
Please. That’s Obama’s forté.
— Truck Fump (@Rahvyn311) December 7, 2012
Those who know what civility looks like thanked Palin for her tribute:
@SarahPalinUSA I can't even imagine what they went though 71 years ago. Such brave souls to live through it and then go fight for freedom.
— David Doucet (@DavidDedoucet57) December 7, 2012
@SarahPalinUSA u r the only one i follow that mentioned it.. thank u USN Chief Ret.
— Curtis Davis (@StinkyCurtis) December 7, 2012
Indeed. God bless all who have served and continue to serve.
Obama finally acknowledges Pearl Harbor Day in a tweet. It’s a link to his presidential proclamation.
"Out of the ashes of conflict, America rose more prepared than ever to meet the challenges of the day." http://t.co/OWVsd2Ws
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 7, 2012