Where are the liberal handwringers who went ballistic when Sarah Palin "targeted" Dems for defeat?
Remember when Sarah Palin launched her effort to target Dems for defeat who voted for Obama Care? She used a national map with what the Huffington Posts breathlessly described as "targeting -- yes, with gun sights House Democrats facing tough reelection fights." TPM went further and linked Palin's ad to what it claimed was an increase in violence directed at Democrats.
So what do all those gun nanny ninnies think of this ad by Democrat Joe Manchin, Governor of West Virginia and candidate for U.S. Senate in this fall's election?
Manchin appears with a high powered rifle. Stops to load it with a bullet and then takes aim and fires at a copy of the Cap and Trade global warming bill.
The TPM report on Manchin's ad was matter of fact. No question of Manchin promoting violence. Same deal at Huffington Post. Had Sarah Palin or ANY Republican run a similar ad, the left would go more berserk than usual!
And what of Manchin's promise to be an independent voice for West Virginia if elected to the Senate? Well, just look at the Washington Post Votes Database. Nearly every Democrat,in the Senate, including the late Robert Byrd whose seat Manchin hopes to fill, voted with Harry Reid and the Democrat party line over 90% of the time.
If the people of West Virginia want to send someone to Washington to vigorously oppose the worst of Obama's excesses, they need to send Republican John Raese. Rifle or no rifle, Manchin or any Democrat will be a rubber stamp for Obama!