Double Standard? Democrats use Target Maps and Militant language as well

Terms Like ‘Battle Ground’ and  ‘target’ have been part of political strategists vernacular  as far back as the Eisenhower presidential campaign.  Hunting or war symbolism has been used metaphorically since the Time of Christ. One example is the word ‘Sin’. Sin is an Archery term meaning, “to miss the mark or target”.  By today’s standards, Christ could be accused of  inciting violence when he called the political leaders of the day, “a brood of vipers”.   So when the media attacks Sarah Palin use of  Bulls-eyes in her congressional maps,  they are being disingenuous as they are aware that these graphics and terminology and have  been used by all sides of the political spectrum for years.

A couple of Bloggers did a little research and found a Democrat target list that looks quite similar to Palins.

So whats the problem? The Media once again holding a double standard for the Right.   Verum Serum blogged about this yesterday morning (h/t Gateway Pundit):

The map appears on this page of the Democratic Leadership Committee [sic] website (dated 2004 during the Bush years). I guess we could argue over whether the DLC counts as “senior party officials” but they’re certainly as much a part of the party as Palin who, after all, currently holds no elected office.

Granted these are bulls-eyes instead of gun-sights, and the targets are states not individual congressmen. But we’re really splitting hairs at this point. This map and the language it uses (Behind enemy lines!) are, if anything, more militant than what Palin used in her Facebook posting.

But wait, there’s more!

via Another Media Double Standard: Dems Also Use ‘Target Maps’ for Election Fundraising |

Update: 1/11/2011 – We all know the Left never says Hateful things

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