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Sarah Palin's Crosshairs Map Still on Facebook

1/10/2011 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sarah Palin still has not removed the controversial target list map from her Facebook page -- the one that was posted back in March and features crosshairs all over a map ... and the name of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, among others.

Sarah Palin Crosshairs

Palin has been getting flack for the map in the wake of the Giffords shooting over the weekend. A Palin staffer defended the graphic, saying, "We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights ... It was simply crosshairs like you'd see on maps."

So we ask ...


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271.

Tom Camfield    

Looking back over the years, it seems it's more often Liberals who come under attack--and it's conservatives who are spouting most of the hateful rhetoric.

One has to wonder what it was that sent this dimwit off with his gun to this particular gathering. Something must have influenced him. Very possibly typical and repetitious fear-mongering aimed at convincing the simple-minded that Liberals are trying to steal something from them and distribute it some segment of society to which they should feel superior.

Limbaugh . . . Beck . . . Palin, whenever she manages to get the microphone . . .

1275 days ago
272.

me    

SarahPalin...

Grifter....really.

Political/Media GRIFTER (and family following in step)...who
thanks to John McCain, grabbed onto the gold-ring which pulled
her out of Alaska (which I'm sure she's eternally grateful for...got her out of any real responsiblilty politically)...and
her grifter instincts (and hiring good grifter PR companies) have done her well...PHD in grifting...playing the media game
which she plays both side...grizzly/victim....but it's all the
BIG GRIFT....I CAN'T BELIEVE PEOPLE SIGN ONTO THIS BS.

1275 days ago
273.

David    

Its not OK for any party to use this type of imagery to further their political aspirations. It is completely irresponsible and yes I truly believe could influence the "crazies" to arm themselves in this "Take back our Country rhetoric". It is inexcusable and negligent to use such violent symbols to try and influence citizens. No political party has the right to engage in such a "violent tone". Lets face it, when you see gun sites aimed at particular targets, your thoughts are to shoot that target. Its imagery that has no place in the political arena. I am not suggesting that this map had anything to do with the tragedy, but it brings to the surface conversation about the dangers of people, who have been given the opportunity to influence Americans via their popularity,to use symbols that invoke images of using weapons to "Take back our Country". Its obvious that this type of political rhetoric has no place in a society where peace is so very important. We can have an America that we all dream about, but it will never happen as long as this type of politics is accepted as the "norm". I am frightened at how we, as American citizens, are unable or unwilling to see the big picture- We are here for a brief moment, our priority should be the well-being of each other, instead we argue, fight and try to tear apart anyone with a different opinion then our own. How wonderful would life be if everyone wanted the same things for our Country- Eliminate poverty, health-care available for everyone, not just those fortunate enough to afford it, and peace. Why cant everyone see that? It is so very possible, but, unfortunately unlikely. How very sad for us.

1275 days ago
274.

nicole    

Why is this such a big deal? She has these states in her sites, so what?

1275 days ago
275.

nicole    

Wow I would say politically I am not for either side, but all of the finger pointing is outrageous! They are whack jobs on both sides!!! I can name a few of each... Alec Baldwin, Nancy Pelosi, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh... Get over yourselves people!

1275 days ago
276.

Harrier    

Palin is a disaster. Pretty, happy she is now rich to prove a better life for her family, but beyond that, she is a problem person that is difficult to repair

1275 days ago
277.

yankhadenuf    

You can report Sarah Palin's FaceBook page for violence-credible threat. It is vile that Palin leaves Congresswoman Gifford's name up on her gun sights crosshairs map while she lies in ICU!

1274 days ago
278.

evilhippo    

TMZ really needs to stick to celeb gossip.

1273 days ago
279.

Soi    

funny how repub's can make words like progressive def:A person who actively favors or strives for progress toward better conditions, as in society or government; and libral def:Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry, sound so bad. The opposite of this is Sarah Palin. Sarah, please stop the killing.

1272 days ago
280.

DRJ    

Stick a fork in her; she's done!

1271 days ago
281.

Alvi Mana    

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.” Obama made the comment in the context of warning donors that the general election campaign against McCain could get ugly. Some bloggers are trying to justify Palin's reprehensible actions by twisting this comment, which was said in fun and the audience responded to the levity. Get real, people!!!!

1271 days ago
282.

curth    

The marks on the map are surveyors markings, not targets like the ones on this map originally posted on the Daily Kos website. This was debunked way back in May of last year.

http://hillbuzz.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/demmap.jpg?w=397&h=355

This whole thing is just another failed attempt by the liberal media to smear the good name of Sarah Palin. Fortunately, most Americans are smart enough to see through it all.

1271 days ago
283.

Raeboy    

curth, most of the nation is not sophisticated enough to know the difference between crosshairs and surveyors markings. I do not believe that Sarah Palin actually decided to make a map and put crosshairs on it. This was super conservative Republican art. Today, Palin says that the Democrats had thier own map with crosshairs. BUT, there is a subtle difference. The democratic map showed districts that they wanted to win and showed the districts only. Palin's map had the names of all the dems that they wanted to defeat. It is a subtle difference, but it speaks loads about the difference between Republican and Democratic agendas and tactics. Democrats are trying to win seats, Republicans are looking to get rid of Democrats.

Democrats will at least give a person the opportunity to speak for themselves. Republicans speak derogatorially about what Dems have said. They don't really debate the issue, they just shake their heads and then scream louder that their way is right. Whats funny is that when they DO offer "proof", this proof is quickly and EASILY debunked. It's as if they are grasping at straws and hoping that their loyal followers will drink the kool-aid and not ask questions.
I saw a debate on Bloomberg television tonight that debated whether Congress should repeal Obamacare. First, a predebate poll was taken and the audience was already almost 50% pro-Obamacare. If this group can be considered a cross-section of America, then it already debunks what Republicans are saying, that Most Americans want a repeal and the recent elections gave the Republicans a mandate to do just that. The most telling thing was, when knowledgable people were actually given the chance to openly and honestly debate the topic, without policital slants, and with regular people given the ability to decide based on more than massive volumes of hot air, they chose to keep Obamacare almost 2 to 1 at the end of the debate.

1271 days ago
284.

tom     

Ldawg, everything you said about the kkk and slavery etc. are true,
except the democrats at that time was southern dixiecrats.Today they are republicans.And are just as racist as they were back then'


posted at 7:45 pm on jan 18 2011 by Tom

1270 days ago
285.

tom     

Ldawg, everything you said about the kkk and slavery etc. are true,
except the democrats at that time was southern dixiecrats.Today they are republicans.And are just as racist as they were back then'


posted at 7:45 pm on jan 18 2011 by Tom

1270 days ago
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