In the wake of the Alexandria shooting, the left — and, in particular, The New York Times — brought up a sick claim we thought was dead: that Sarah Palin had some part in inciting the shooting of Gabby Giffords.
The theory goes that since Palin’s PAC had targeted Giffords’ swing district as one that they could turn to the GOP side and released a graphic with a target over the district, Palin and Republicans were directly responsible. Never mind that the shooter had likely never seen it.
However, that strategy may come back to bite them now that a Democratic Leadership Council map has shown up that did the exact same thing — and it had a target directly over Virginia.
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According to The Gateway Pundit, the map was actually discovered on the DLC’s website. It shows states where George W. Bush won in 2004 by a margin of less than 10 points.
“The heartland strategy begins by choosing likely targets for Democratic gains,” read a report along with the map, adding that “by targeting these states and contesting them vigorously, Democrats would enhance the prospects of boosting their popular vote and sweeping more Senate and House candidates into office.”
Now, this sort of thing may seem profoundly unimportant, even with the target over the state of Virginia — the site of Wednesday’s attack. According to the London Guardian, the map was pulled off of the DLC’s website once it became apparent there would be a backlash. But part of the aftermath of the Alexandria shooting has been defined by The New York Times’ response to the tragedy — and their decision to dig up the Palin calumny yet again… [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]
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