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Sarah Palin's Map
Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2011 | Neal Boortz

Posted on 01/13/2011 2:07:36 PM PST by Kaslin

In the wake of the Tucson tragedy the left has made quite the big deal of a map that Sarah Palin put on her website To listen to the media murmur you would think that Palin’s Map was the primary, if not the sole cause of the shooting of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six innocent people. The New York Daily News opined that Giffords' blood was on Sarah Palin’s hands because she put a cross hair over Giffords' Arizona district on her map. Today on virtually every broadcast and cable news show you will see talking heads referring to the cross hairs on Palin’s map.

OK … just what map are we talking about here? Several months ago during the heat of the 2008 midterm elections Sarah Palin put Giffords on her “target list” of Democrats in vulnerable districts who voted for ObamaCare. The list included a map featuring what the media and those on the left are calling telescopic sight images placed over vulnerable districts. Somehow, the liberals have construed that to mean that Sarah Palin literally wanted to “target” Giffords to be shot.

Were the symbols on Palin’s map really the crosshairs through a gun sight, as claimed, prior to the shooting, by Congresswoman Giffords herself? Palin’s office says they were not. They claim they were surveyor’s marks. So who’s right?

We’ll start our quest for the truth with an actual look at the map that was posted on Palin’s website:

OK … An argument could be made that those are cross hairs. But Palin’s office says they were surveyor’s marks. Can that argument be sustained? Here’s a link for you to peruse. The link leads you to a booklet from the U.S. Geological Survey titled “Topographic Map Symbols.” After you’ve clicked on the link start scrolling down the page. About halfway through on the right column you will see “CONTROL DATA AND MONUMENTS.” Now remember .. these are symbols for maps – as in “Sarah Palin’s Map”. The first entry under the title bar is labeled “Principal point,” and there you have it. Just to the right. Just about the exact same symbol that appears on the Palin map. Well, by goodness, it would seem that it is indeed a surveyor’s symbol! A map symbol! Just what you might expect to find on a …. MAP!

Crosshairs are placed on people. Map symbols are placed on maps. It’s a pretty simple concept, really.

But I know that this isn’t going to be good enough for many of you. There is, after all, a political advantage that can be gained by insisting that those are crosshairs on the Palin map. That’s why many in the ObamaMedia will continue to run with that “cross hairs” scenario. It works for them, so stick with it in spite of the facts.

Well, there’s not much we can do about that. Fine; but before we move on why not take a look at just two more maps?

The above map appeared on the website of the Democratic Leadership Committee back in 2004. Please make note of the use of the word “enemy” to refer to Republicans, as well as the phrase “ripe targets for Democrats.” You’ve already notice that on this map there are no surveyor’s marks. What you have are bull’s-eyes. Yup … bull’s-eyes. Clearly the type of bull’s eyes you would use for a target for shooting purposes. Ahhh .. but these are Republicans being “targeted” by Democrats. So, no harm, no foul.

Now .. another map:

This map was posted on the website of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee about a year ago. Do you see any surveyor’s marks or anything that could be mistaken for surveyor’s marks? Nope. But what DO we see? Looks to me like there are some bull’s-eyes there. Targets, pure and simple, plus a map legend that said the bull’s eyes represented “targeted Republicans.” You need to know that this week Democrat Congressman Chris Van Hollen was quick to make an appearance on MSNBC with Chris (of the tingly leg) Matthews to condemn the Palin Map. He said that it was really dangerous to try to make your point in that particular way. Christ Van Hollen was the leader of the DCCC when the above map was placed on their website.

Of course none of this makes any difference whatsoever to those of the leftist persuasion who are determined to seize on this tragedy for political gain. You, though, now see how phony, not to mention hypocritical, this “Palin’s Map” nonsense is.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freepressforpalin; obama; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 01/13/2011 2:07:37 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

A waste of breath. The state run media in America is no more interested in the truth than was Pravda under Stalin or the People’s Daily.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 2:11:11 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Kaslin
It's beginning to help me a lot to remember that these Cultural Marxists (CM) ("liberal so-called) are in the business of persecuting the right because they are basically wrong and the right is basically right.

Its been this way for thousands of years (since Cain and Abel, and Issac and Ishmael in the Bible). Our job is to treat these attacks as just that and move on to the real substantive issues that the CM's want to stay away from.

3 posted on 01/13/2011 2:14:02 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Kaslin

Someone should start a thread naming all the causes the government and media have blamed this mass murder on.. Feel free to add anyone or group I might have missed.

1. White People.

2. Afghanistan veterans.

3. The GOP.

4. Conservatives.

5. The Tea Party.

6. Gun owners.

7. The NRA.

8. Independent voters.

9. People that display American flags.

10. Rush Limbaugh & talk radio.

11. White people who are sane, but faking it.

12. Maps/bulls eyes/cross hairs.


4 posted on 01/13/2011 2:14:51 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Kaslin

5 posted on 01/13/2011 2:17:19 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: skeeter

Bingo! ALL TV, all Hollywood and all of the media support him. Fox is only marginally better and Neil Boortz is an anti-birther. TV will do their best to destroy Plain.

Americans monthly cable and sat TV payments enable the people destroying America.


6 posted on 01/13/2011 2:23:35 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: skeeter

If Palin had used check marks, the left would be screaming that these were merely proxies for gun sights.


7 posted on 01/13/2011 2:27:26 PM PST by sand lake bar
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To: All

What could Sarah Palin do to hurt her enemies the most?

Run as an Independent.

It is time for a reckoning.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 2:39:59 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Kaslin
Yeah, but none of those are on Rep. Gifford's district.


SCOREBOARD!


/sarc
9 posted on 01/13/2011 2:42:21 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: roses of sharon

Yeah, but many of those who claim they are independent are really democrats, but are ashamed to admit it. What party do they attack? The GOP, not the democratic party and that is a fact


10 posted on 01/13/2011 2:49:14 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe she could run in a Conservative, Patriot, or American Party.

Anything she wants.

As long as she gets away from the GOP, and destroys them like they are destroying her.

It would be a beautiful thing to see.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 2:53:00 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Frantzie
Oh no, there you go again with your anti TV rant. If you don't want to watch TV that is your privilege, but you have no right to tell others they can not watch television.

You are not any better then a liberal who tells other law abiding citizen that hey can not have a gun, because she or she doesn't like guns. Or tell others what they can eat

12 posted on 01/13/2011 2:55:27 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: sand lake bar

If she ever creates a similar map, she could use poppies! No, that won’t work - then they’d accuse her of promoting heroin production.


14 posted on 01/13/2011 3:22:15 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: Kaslin; Frantzie

I do not get from Frantzie’s post here that he’s in favor of telling ANYONE that they CAN’T watch TV. I believe, as should you, that Frantzie believes in a free country; so do as you wish. But I do support Frantzie’s calls to stop feeding this beast called Media. I have been without broadcast or cable TV for more than 12 years and I would recommend it to anyone. Notice I did not say, I expect everyone to do the same; and neither did Frantzie to my eyes.

There is very little doubt to me that what empowers the Media to wage this constant and one-sided battle against conservative ideas and to sell the Liberal mantras is their massive revenue from cable, satellite, and lucrative advertising $$ which sells products to the masses, including YOU. If we want to cut off the Liberal message, we would be WISE to cut the Cable. It’s not mandatory to do so, but a WISE choice none the less. IF it can be done in numbers approaching an effective ‘boycott’ level, then I think Media will either hurry up and die OR change their message to be more representative of ALL American values.

And even if that’s not the result, the smaller numbers of eyes on their daily mind numbingly stupid so-called news, information, and entertainment would at least result in a better more awake country and informed public through other means.


15 posted on 01/13/2011 3:36:34 PM PST by ri4dc (Cut your cable, Break Wind for the TSA, Flush Twice in 2012, and STOP ROTUS Now!)
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To: Kaslin

TV & the Saudis are to Franztie what the Jews/Bolsheivism were to Julius Streicher.


16 posted on 01/13/2011 4:01:31 PM PST by j-damn
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To: Kaslin

Because the leftist word police have officially linked the word target with mass murder I now shriek in horror every time I drive by my local Target store.


17 posted on 01/13/2011 5:17:35 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: Kaslin

Good post...


18 posted on 01/13/2011 6:30:13 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Kaslin

The nutball shooter was registered as an Independent. It sounds like he had supported Gifford. I doubt that he was on a mailing list or anything where he would have even SEEN that campaign postcard of Palin’s.


19 posted on 01/13/2011 6:35:32 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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