Sunday, January 09, 2011

Dems Targeting Republicans with Gun Sights

Once upon a time there was a man from Chicago running for President who explained to a Philadephia audience how he planned to vanquish his Republican opponents: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Remember? That was in June 2008. Now, just two and one half years later, this same man has the AUDACITY to blame others for using inflammatory speech and his lemming-like minions are right now blaming yesterday's assassinations in Tucson on Talk Radio, the Tea Party and Sarah Palin. Hypocrisy?
Obama Threatens Republican Opponents With a Gun.


Why are Liberals and the Media accusing Sarah Palin of being responsible for the assassinations yesterday because she used gun sights in political ads? Long before Sarah Palin came on the national scene, Democrats, including the Democrat Leadership Council, were using ads with gun sights to target Republicans. The Media never said one word against them. DLC Gun Sights Ads Against Republican Candidates

I know it is hard to believe after all the outrage at big game hunter Sarah Palin's use of gun sights, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) website also used gun bullseyes to target Republicans they were planning to defeat. Afterwards, the leader of that same DCCC rushed on MSNBC to denounce Sarah Palin for doing what he had already done. It is too precious. DCCC Bullseye Map

Here is another example of Democrats using Gun Sights targeting their Republican opponents, this time J. D. Hayworth of Arizona:
Gun Sight Ad against Republicans (Facebook Link). Here is the YouTube version: AZ Republic Endorses Harry Mitchell.

And Democrats have even targeted Democrats with Gun Sights for not being Liberal enough. In fact, in June 2008, the Liberal blog Daily KOS put a bullseye on Representative Giffords herself, because she was a Blue Dog Democrat (Conservative). DAILY KOS Bullseye on Gabrielle Giffords Two days before the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords the "lovely" Daily KOS made a post about her entitled DAILY KOS - "My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!". Immediately after the assassination attempt on Giffords' life, Daily KOS removed those posts from its site and began blaming Sarah Palin for the carnage in Arizona which was actually committed by a Leftist, anti-God pothead.
One veteran Democratic operative, who blames overheated rhetoric for the shooting, said President Barack Obama should carefully but forcefully do what his predecessor did. “They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,” said the Democrat. “Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people.” Another Democratic strategist said the similarity is that Tucson and Oklahoma City both “take place in a climate of bitter and virulent rhetoric against the government and Democrats.Politico
If history is prologue, expect a big speech from Obama (State of the Union?). Five days after the April 1995 Oklahoma City bombings, Bill Clinton delivered a speech in Minneapolis blaming conservative commentators with “loud and angry voices” who he said “spread hate” and “leave the impression ... by their very words, that violence is acceptable.
At the same time, Clinton political advisers privately embraced a ghoulish reality: The tragedy had been good for the president’s standing. Dick Morris, then Clinton’s top consultant, wrote the president a memo shortly after the bombing about how to maximize the advantage: “A. Temporary gain: boost in ratings. B. More permanent gain: Improvements in character/personality attributes—remedies weakness, incompetence, ineffectiveness found in recent poll. C. Permanent possible gain: sets up Extremist Issue vs. Republicans.Politico

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