Saturday, January 08, 2011

Daily Kos Two Days Ago on Rep. Giffords: My CongressWOMAN Voted Against Nancy Pelosi! And Is Now Dead to Me!

Yep. The same Markos Moulitsas now blaming Sarah Palin for the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is founder of the site which only two days ago had a posting headlining that Giffords was "dead" to the post's author. (The unfortunate post was removed from the Daily Kos today for obvious reasons.)

Sheya has laid out the case against Moulitsas as well as pointed out that blaming an unbalanced shooter's killing spree on standard political rhetoric is both stupid and reprehensible.

In 2008 Moulitsas himself targeted Giffords in the 2010 elections by putting a "bullseye" on her and her district for having "sold out the constitution".
"Who to primary? Well, I'd argue that we can narrow the target list by looking at those Democrats who sold out the Constitution last week. I've bolded members of the Blue Dogs for added emphasis."
. . .
"Donnelly, Joe (IN-02)
Edwards, Chet (TX-17)
Ellsworth, Brad (IN-08)
Emanuel, Rahm (IL-05)
Engel, Elliot (NY-17)
Etheridge, Bob (NC-02)
Giffords, Gabrielle (AZ-08)
Gillibrand, Kirsten (NY-20)
Gordon, Bart (TN-06)

Green, AL (TX-09)
Green, Gene (TX-29)
Gutierrez, Luis (IL-04)"
. . .
"Not all of these people will get or even deserve primaries, but this vote certainly puts a bulls eye on their district."
[all bolding is original; emphasis added in bolded italics]
Moulitsas and his site have done a great deal more to incite personal opposition to Rep. Giffords than any of her political opponents--especially those who don't live or vote in Arizona. Unfortunately it's clear from Moulitsas' tweet today, he hasn't learned a thing about living in a glass house and throwing stones.

UPDATE: Verum Serum on Democratic "targeting" of Republicans way back in 2004 (not to mention in 2009 and 2010).

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