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Democrats: our bullseye targets on House districts are not like Palinís crosshair targets (4/2010)
Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/8/2010 | George Bennett

Posted on 01/09/2011 10:39:18 AM PST by Qbert

Sarah Palin’s use of crosshairs to target Democratic House incumbents is dangerous symbolism, Democrats say. But a party spokesman says it’s “a stretch” to compare Palin’s imagery to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s use of red and white bullseyes last year to target Republican incumbents.

Broward County Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar played the Palin card this week when he condemned GOP congressional hopeful Allen West for urging tea partyers to make Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Klein “scared to come out of his house.”

Palin endorsed West last week. So Ceasar noted that the former Alaska governor and VP nominee also recently “unveiled a national political map using rifle crosshairs to mark the members of Congress across the country who supported healthcare reform.”

Klein isn’t on Palin’s map, but, Ceasar said, “West and his mentor Sarah Palin are shamefully stoking violent language and symbolism that threatens the safety of our leaders and public officials.”

Some in the conservative blogosphere contend there’s not much difference between Palin’s map and the Democrats’ placement of bullseyes on the districts of “targeted Republicans” who voted against the $787 billion stimulus bill.

Said National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Andy Sere: “We’re waiting with bated breath for an acknowledgment that all their recent outrage has been manufactured for political gain. In the meantime, we’re asking Merriam-Webster to add ‘D-C-C-C’ as an alternate spelling for ‘hypocrisy.’ ”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: az; ericcantor; freepressforpalin; gabriellegiffords; giffords; obama; palin; reichstagfire; sarahpalin
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To: Qbert
OK, so if we're not supposed to use surveyor marks or crosshairs to identify Democrats on maps, how about this:


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

21 posted on 01/09/2011 11:42:20 AM PST by The Comedian (Puzzling puzzle pieces precisely proliferating panoramically.)
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To: wtc911
The fact is that both the bullseye and the cross-hairs imagery is damned stupid. A few of us here called it such back when it first popped up. We knew that it would someday be used against Palin...not a hard prediction to make. And for that reason we considered it stupid. You never give your enemy a hammer to smack you with.

What is truly stupid is for normal people to dumb down their language and communications to avoid upsetting the limited intellect of the "progressive crowd" of Obama/Pelosi/Reid/DU voters.

English comprehension and anger management is their problem.

22 posted on 01/09/2011 11:47:16 AM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: wtc911
The fact is that both the bullseye and the cross-hairs imagery is damned stupid. A few of us here called it such back when it first popped up. We knew that it would someday be used against Palin...not a hard prediction to make. And for that reason we considered it stupid. You never give your enemy a hammer to smack you with.

Palin doesn't advocate violence.

Palin's image was that of a land surveyor's scope.

Even so, there isn't a shred of evidence that the killer saw Palin's image and there isn't a shred of evidence that the killer mistook the land surveyor's target for a gun target.

The truth is on the side of Palin.

When one walks on egg shells such as yourself, worrying about what lies and false accusations may be used against them, one as lost the battle.

Palin hasn't given the enemy a hammer to smack her with. It's her enemy who brings its own hammer and it's you who wishes to appease the enemy instead of standing up for the simple truth.

BTW, it's hypocritcal that you use the words "hammer", "smack" in describing a violent action against Palin, whilst you criticize Palin for using a land surveyors target, when she targets Democrats.

Of course I don't expect you to understand that.

23 posted on 01/09/2011 11:55:37 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Qbert

Thanks for the target maps from each side.
I’ve forwarded them to a number of liberals who are screaming about right wing hate speech being the cause of violence and murder.

These two maps completely negates their frantic attempts to link all violence and death to the right.


24 posted on 01/09/2011 12:05:50 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: FreeReign
Of course it was stupid for palin to use a cross-hair symbol (note that she nor anyone else called it a surveyor's symbol until the shooting).

The very fact that you are having to defend its use proves its stupidity.

25 posted on 01/09/2011 12:39:11 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911

When Fred Phelps protests at one of you families funerals, are you going to invite him in for tea?


26 posted on 01/09/2011 12:43:20 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: wtc911

It doesn’t need defending. People use metaphors like this all the time in politics, and a graphic representation of “targeting” an opponent’s district is rather mild.

I think it’s stupid for any of Palin’s people to describe them as anything other than cross-hairs. Defending it makes it sounds like it’s something that needs defense.

If I were her PR mouthpiece, (there’s a scary thought) any time it was brought up I’d say it was the printed equivalent of Obama saying “If they bring a knife, We’ll bring a gun”.


27 posted on 01/09/2011 12:47:53 PM PST by M1911A1
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To: wtc911; Qbert
You never give your enemy a hammer to smack you with.

True. But, the enemy has outdone themselves this time with their vileness. This hearkens back to when they blamed the OKC Bombing on our side.

28 posted on 01/09/2011 2:36:50 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: M1911A1
If it doesn't need defending then why are so many here doing just that?

My simple point is that it was stupid imagery and was so called then...the naked truth of this is borne out by the fact of this very thread and those like it.

29 posted on 01/09/2011 2:46:33 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Qbert

How silly can everyone be on both sides? Target sites and marks on a map didn’t persuade this kid to kill anyone. Both sides are so intent on blaming the other side with this silly notion of targets and cross hairs. The kid wasn’t that clever to take a hint, he was just nuts in the head.


30 posted on 01/09/2011 2:57:10 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Being awake is dangerous and silly.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Somebody who knows how, please send the two graphics to the Democratic Congressional idiots. You know, one with the Surveyor’s mark and scope crosshair, to show them the difference. I’m tired of seeing so many ill-informed people repeating the lie. At least they need to know that they are not fooling anybody.


31 posted on 01/09/2011 3:04:04 PM PST by WVNan
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Qbert.
All Democrats are Liars

32 posted on 01/09/2011 4:03:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: The Comedian
I prefer this:

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33 posted on 01/09/2011 4:49:20 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
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34 posted on 01/09/2011 4:51:50 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: The Comedian

Thanks for that. I needed a chuckle.


35 posted on 01/09/2011 5:41:13 PM PST by scramjet (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Not only that but those so called “crosshairs” look nothing like what I have ever seen in a rifle scope. They are more like “register marks” that I used to see on printing plates.

The bullseye looks real though and as you note the bullseye is what you shoot at, it has no other known function I am aware of other than as a target, if not for bullets then for darts, arrows etc.


36 posted on 01/09/2011 6:26:26 PM PST by RipSawyer
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To: icwhatudo; Cincinatus' Wife

Ping.


37 posted on 01/09/2011 6:29:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: The Comedian

38 posted on 01/09/2011 8:47:47 PM PST by rfp1234 (Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!)
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To: swamprebel
“Where are the adults?”

Unfortunately not in the current administration.

39 posted on 01/09/2011 9:04:24 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Qbert

This on top of the DLC in 2004 and Daily Kos targeting Gabrielle Giffords in 2008.


40 posted on 01/09/2011 10:37:15 PM PST by Steelers6
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