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The 'It's Different When We Do It Party' Strikes Again

Past performance is no guarantee of future results:

We do not yet know what prompted 22-year-old accused gunman Jared Loughner to allegedly shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and others, including a child and federal judge who died from their wounds.

But critics of Sarah Palin have already drawn a link between the shooting and the fact that the former Alaska governor put Giffords on a "target list" of lawmakers Palin wanted to see unseated in the midterm elections.

-- "Sarah Palin Criticized Over Gabrielle Giffords [sic] Presence on 'Target List,'" CBS News, January 8th, 2011.

Remember when liberals thought targets caused people to shoot other people with guns? Think back to the Gabby Giffords shooting when liberals in media stampeded to blame Sarah Palin’s target map.

Now they’re openly using the term target for political purposes.

From The Washington Post…

That has made the New Hampshire freshman an easy target for the gun-control groups as they seek to regroup after the loss on background checks in the Senate. As she travels the state, Ayotte has been confronted by signs that read, “We are the 90%!”

From The Politico…

Gun control activists disagree, arguing that nine out of 10 voters back the more expansive background checks that Ayotte rejected. And they warn that’ll be a problem for her in a state that has grown increasingly Democratic in the past 20 years, and where there are more female voters with liberal leanings. All of this makes Ayotte a ripe target.

From The Huffington Post…

Kelly Ayotte Targeted By Gun Control Activists

-- "New Tone: Liberals in Media Call Senator Kelly Ayotte a ‘Target,’" American Glob, today.

(Headline via Kathy Shaidle.)