(Note: I have a personal rule that I close the comments section after the fourth or fifth mention of Hitler.)
Democrats are all in a huff because Sarah Palin used crosshairs to show targeted districts.
Democratic officials and liberal Web sites are upset that Palin used an image of crosshairs in a Facebook post this week listing 20 vulnerable Democrats who voted for the legislation. She plans to target them this election year with money from her political action committee.
Three of the 20 districts are in Arizona; all three have were represented by Republicans a few years ago and all three have strong Republican challengers. In fact, Republicans see so much opportunity in those three districts that the Republicans challengers all face tough primary elections. I predict that at least two and probably all three districts will go Republican in November.
But I digress. Democrats claim that the crosshairs on a map are a call to violence. Really? I don't seem to recall the lefty bloggers or the Democratic party calling out Harry Mitchell when he put crosshairs on J.D. Hayworth's head and broadcast the image as part of a TV commercial.
Ironically, the Republic called J.D. a "bully" in that race. Some how they forgot about Harry Mitchell personally trashing Gary Richardson's political signs. (police found them in the dumpster behind Harry's house.) Naturally, the Republic was also silent about the image on the right.
Political intimidation and violence has been a key tool of the radical left since the days when Obama's mentor Saul Alinsky wrote the field manual on the topic. How may times has Ann Coulter had to cancel speeches because police couldn't guarantee her security?
So give me a break with the faux outrage. While it's nice to see the left finally codemn political violence. They are a little late to the party.