Women in the “crosshairs”

By BettyJean Kling- H/T HillBuzz

Daily Kos has scrubbed the graphic on the left – the Dems believe Sarah Palin’s Crosshair graphic (also scrubbed) should be utilized by the MSM to their advantage! I think you ought to know about both. You see the left eats their own too!

After scrubbing their site of the target they put on Gabby’s back they launched an all out attack on the all the  newspapers  that did not go after the so-called Palin crosshairs map.

UPDATE:: at 8:38 pm today – about an hour and a half after I posted this – the Washington Post posted an article that noted the issue of Sarah Palin’s “crosshairs” map, although the Post failed to note that Rep. Giffords was specifically “targeted” by Palin; nor did the Post mention Gifford’s own remarks about Sarah Palin’s “crosshairs” map: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/is-palins-crosshairs-map_b_806277.html

Palin’s crosshairs map, Kos points out is a death threat as it put Gabby in the crosshairs and although it is not directed at the Congresswoman by name or district , it sits clearly over the entire state of Arizona.

The Daily Kos, however, has a picture of Gabby, a target, arrows pointing from her face to her district and clearly has their target directly on Gifford’s back as shown on their graphic entitled “Daily Kos put “bulls eye” on Gabrielle Gifford’s back in June of 2008″ 

I find the rush to exploit the tragedy of the Arizona shooting for political grandstanding sickening. This has bugged me since yesterday- the damned finger pointing by the media and that partisan hack sheriff is beyond disgusting – isn’t his job to find out the facts? The partisan politics from her colleagues is repulsive. How can anyone use a horrific tragedy like this to promote their own agenda? Never mind – I know the answer! Kos – I am not letting you get away with this- and a hat tip to Hillbuzz!

Clearly this was not a political driven act, let’s face it this psycho is just plain nuts and could care less what party the victim belongs too. He does not seem to have a party affiliation.  According to his friends, this guy is , if anything, a left winger  and “The Communist Manifesto” and Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” were among the favorite reading materials of Jared Lee Loughner. His writings are schizophrenic at best, he is sick.

Congresswoman Giffords used to be a Republican, now a blue Dog Dem and this kid has problems that have nothing whatsoever to do with either party and probably nothing to do with her being Jewish either. Nothing to do with the other victims including nine year old princess Christina Green, or the 3 senior citizens who the media is absolutely ignoring, or Gabe Zimmerman who was about to be married or her friend the Federal Judge on his way home from Sunday mass. See the victims names at the end of this post and say a prayer for all the families not just the three famous families.

A friend of mine, Anna Belle over at peacocks and lilies http://peacocksandlilies.com/2011/01/09/first-thoughts-on-meet-the-press-and-political-violence-in-america/ has a take on this that I would like to share:

I appreciate the Congresspersons on Meet the Press today, and their unanimous opinion that it is vitriol on both sides that contributes to political violence in our culture.

I know a lot of my friends are leftists (I myself am non-partisan, with liberal inclinations) and they like to think this is all about the right. But now they must face the fact that Democrats and progressives spent two years alienating massive groups of people–starting with fellow Democrats–by insisting they were racists without any evidence. And the right will have to face that they too have alienated massive groups of people with rhetoric about socialism, killing government, etc, again without any evidence. Both of these groups contributed to the culture that created their bastard child, Jared Lee Loughner.

Both sides also need to deal with their internalized hatred of women, which is the main reason this happened. It’s not like this guy went after John McCain, Rep. Grijalva, the mayor of Tucson, or any of the other male politicians that Loughner could have targeted. He targeted her because as a culture we accept targeting women for violence, and we blame them for shit they can’t possibly be responsible for. We also hate them far more than we hate men for the very same actions, such as having different beliefs or having the gall to hold public office.

Boy did she ever nail that one! We have POTUS telling people to destroy their enemies meaning all the Republicans i.e. half of the electorate, yet not a soul is bringing that up. Instead, because the victim happens to be a Democrat, the left is going after Palin – a woman. For example, from the Daily Beast:

Giffords was one of 20 Democrats on the target list that Sarah Palin posted before the election, which featured the crosshairs of a gun site over each member’s district.

The Sunday shows are rife with the same kind of Rhetoric for example:

I also saw media pieces trying to link the Tea Party to this without a shred of evidence. This is what turns citizens against citizens unneccessarily

I can’t help but wonder why not one of the myriad of media hounds or Sunday shows brought up this piece written directly against this Congresswoman from the Daily Kos. After the shooting, Daily Kos removed that post from the site but if the right could find it and I could find it the media could have found it. When will the media help the people get a straight story so We the People stop fighting on another! That is where the real problem lies!  God forbid the media also and in addition tells the people that Kos also had a target on this woman for voting according to her conscience!

“The first vote she cast in this new Congress as one of some 20 Democrats opposing Nancy Pelosi as minority leader drew a Daily Kos screed titled “My Congresswoman voted against Pelosi, now she’s dead to me.”  Daily Kos has a long history of scrubbing things like this, so those are the screen grabs above for a hit piece Kos ran on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Thursday January 6th, 2010.

It is shameful that we have a President who came on to the scene claiming to unite Americans and instead has incited racial tension setting black/white relations back 50 years in my mind, and who has told his  followers- to fight with their neighbors but the left has not problems with his words and ever since – this country has been fighting and in each others faces.

“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.”

Our esteemed president WARNED his audience that if the republicans took control of congress after the election this November, then the result would be “HAND-TO-HAND” combat on capitol hill.  He has said:

If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’

In June of 2008

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”

Truth be told- everyone needs to calm down and stop using these tragedies for their own benefit, POTUS needs to grow up and stop dividing the country just because  it is the right thing to do , politics has gotten so damned nasty the best thing to happen is We the People, tea party , coffee party Independent Party. We need to clean out the barn, send them all home and start all over again- take back our country and get back to loving America instead of hating the other party!

That Tucson Sherriff needs to be fired as I write this – he is still a left wing nut case who cannot do his job because he is tilted too far left! He talks of vitriol by using left wing vitriol.

 When will anyone understand you cannot be on one side or the other and expect peace. Unity  brings peace not divisivness. We don’t have to agree on all issues but this state of the union is deadly and I don’t mean in the sense of the Arizona Shooting! We are dying as The United States– a more perfect union!

And while we are at it- how about we have the media spend a little more time talking about all the victims here:

Christina Taylor Green, 9
Dorothy Morris, 76
U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, 63
Phyllis Schneck, 79
Dorwan Stoddard, 76
Gabe Zimmerman, 30


2 Responses

  1. Well said, BJ. I have also been bothered by the rush to exploit this for political ends, especially by the left. The defensiveness on the right isn’t fun to watch either, but at least I understand it.

    The truth as I see it is that both sides have been barking like mad dogs at each other since at least the 1960s. Back then, baby boom teenagers started yelling at their parents, and they have never stopped yelling at the prototype–those they identify with their parents. It must be exhausting to live that way.

    As for the right, it has been in defensive mode since Tricky Dick, at least, probably the Civil Rights movement if we’re honest. Even when they have had success, as in the Reagan Revolution, they were so stuck in defensive mode all they could do was in-your-face crowing about it, when they should have been using the opportunity to try to persuade people.

    And that’s really what’s lost here. Our founders created a system where persuasion was the tool and compromise the end, and every single day we refuse to honor those ideas. Every day brings another fruitless attempt at political domination. One of the many reasons we need more women.

  2. And it still goes on – they are also still talking about all the famous victims too! I guess ageism is still alive and well:

    Christina Taylor Green, 9
    Dorothy Morris, 76
    U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, 63
    Phyllis Schneck, 79
    Dorwan Stoddard, 76
    Gabe Zimmerman, 30

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