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SARAH PALIN’S & DEMOCRATS’ MAPS WITH CROSSHAIRS, TARGETS, BULLSEYES

Posted by FactReal on January 11, 2011

MILITARY METAPHORS IN AMERICAN POLITICS ARE NOT NEW
Liberals’ hypocrisy is only matched by their malice. They are using the Arizona tragedy to advance their agenda. The liberal media and Democrats claim that warlike metaphors used by Sarah Palin and other conservatives incite violence like the Saturday’s shooting in Tucson, Arizona. But these leftists intentionally fail to mention that both parties use military analogies and warfare metaphors in political campaigns and debates, e.g., “being in the crosshairs”, “bull’s-eye” map, “targeted districts”, “battleground states”, “targeting for defeat”, “air war”, “campaign”, etc. Who can forget “Clinton’s War Room” or “Obama’s War Room” referring to their campaign centers.

Caustic rhetoric and imagery are a tradition in American politics:
– John Adams called Alexander Hamilton “the bastard brat of a Scotch peddler.”
– Lyndon Johnson was regularly hanged in effigy.
– George Washington was sarcastically called “Saint Washington,” accused of overdrawing his salary, and compared to Nero and “a common pickpocket.”
– Andrew Jackson was regularly called “King Andrew” and accused of seeking to establish a monarchy.
– Abraham Lincoln, in an 1863 political cartoon, was depicted as a monkey handing the Emancipation Proclamation to a minstrel-show stereotype of a black man.

Saul Alinsky (Obama’s hero) and his Machiavellian book Rules for Radicals is full of warfare metaphors:
– Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
– You can miss the target by shooting too high as well as too low.
– Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
– Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.
– The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

PALIN’S MAP with Cross Hairs Symbols
FROM SARAH PALIN’S FACEBOOK PAGE
The text accompanying the map is clearly about elections. The “cross hairs” map was part of Palin’s “Take Back the 20” campaign in the 2010 elections, in which she urged Americans to vote out of office 20 Democrats who voted in favor of ObamaCare.

DEMOCRATS’ MAPS with Bullseyes/Targets Symbols
FROM THE DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:
(http://www.dlc.org/ndol_ci.cfm?contentid=253055&kaid=127&subid=171)

FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE (DCCC) – Recovery for America:
The DCCC has been deleting their “TARGETED Republican” map, but here is an Archived version.
(The original links: http://www.dccc.org/content/recovery,
http://dccc.org/blog/archives/dccc_announces_12_house_republicans_targeted_in_major_grassroots_campaign/)

The DCCC announcement of their “TARGETED Republicans” map stated they were “targeting Republicans who opposed President Obama’s economic recovery bill.” “We will hold accountable those Republicans who continue to vote in lockstep against President Obama’s economic recovery plan for the American people…The site includes an interactive map that illustrates the job creation and tax cuts by state, information about targeted Republicans…”
(http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_announces_12_house_republicans_targeted_in_major_grassroots_campaign/)

Each red target represents a “Targeted Republican” like these ones:

VerumSerum found their Recovery for America Facebook page and saved a screenshot:
Maps via VerumSerum, HotAirPundit, Sweetness & Light, RedState

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