The radical left and their allies in the media have been working over time trying to blame the tragic mass murder in Arizona Saturday morning on Sarah Palin. The "smoking gun" they claim is the "Take Back The 20" campaign Sarah launched last year. This was an effort to defeat vulnerable democrats in congressional districts that she and John McCain won in 2008. It was a targeted effort.
Most ad campaigns for ANYTHING are targeted efforts. Doesn't matter if you are selling Coca-Cola or Ford Mustangs, advertisers target markets, or groups. Here Sarah was targeting districts and the voters, hoping to get the voters to chose the Republican candidate over the democrat. In all but a few districts Sarah's program was highly successful.
Now at the time, the left tried to make hay with this, and attack Sarah. Back then the lies from the left were countered with the fact those symbols on the map were not gun sights, but surveyor's crosshairs. Talking with Tammy Bruce Saturday evening, Rebecca Mansour confirmed as much.
Of course, those on the rabid and radical left aren't having it. Ignorance happens to be one of their greatest commodities.
With that in mind, I thought we'd take a little trip back in time, all the way back to 2004, and the presidential election. The lead photo is from an effort by the Democrat National Committee. If you notice, rather than use surveyor's crosshairs, as the graphics in Sarah's ad did, they use traditional bull's-eyes. the symbols for targets and target shooting.
Of course the radical and rabid left insist that Sarah Palin was inciting violence since she used "military terms" in her ads. Big whoop. Sarah is a championship basketball player. Most people in sports use military metaphors all of the time. Every basketball player dreams of "taking the winning shot" as Sarah Palin did to win the state championship for her team.
But let's say we sorta buy in to the left wing nonsense. The first three words in the DNC advertisement called "Targeting Strategy" are "BEHIND ENEMY LINES." [capitalized] Those are military terms too. It's interesting that Barack Obama also looks at anyone not on board within his agenda as enemies as well. As he stated in an interview with Univision before the 2010 elections:
If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're going to punish our enemies and we're going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's going to be harder.
Such is the mentality of the left.
Now back to the issue at hand. Clearly it's OK when the left uses "military language" and puts up actual bull's-eye targets in their advertising, but if Sarah Palin "targets" someone she's "inciting violence."
The hypocrisy on the left knows no bounds.
This is what the democrats use when they target and put a bull's-eye on their enemies:
Now let's look at Sarah Palin's advertisement:
Now to the sissies at the New York Times, and ignorant left wing bloggers, those symbols might look like gun sights, but they simply are not. As was explained to the radical and rabid left at the time, these are surveyor's symbols. Now of course, presenting facts to the left is usually meaningless, as they are indoctrinated from birth, so I figured some visuals were in order.
This is a surveyor's crosshair:
Amazingly, that looks EXACTLY like the symbol in Sarah's ad. Hmm.
This comes from the website Survey History and a page entitled: From A Treatise on Land Surveying, by W. M. Gillespie, New York 1870.
This shameless asshattery from the left is just disgusting. They protest the use of "military terms" by anyone but themselves.
Well, as yet another grand lie blows up in their faces, and once again they are hoisted with their own petard, maybe they should give up being pathetic and degenerate liars altogether.