If I ever see a liberal use these words again, I am automatically accusing them of inciting violence.
- Battleground District
- Targeted Race
- Tactical Voting
- Collateral Damage
Here’s more from Howard Kurtz:
Journalists often use military terminology in describing campaigns. We talk about the air war, the bombshells, targeting politicians, knocking them off, candidates returning fire or being out of ammunition. So we shouldn’t act shocked when politicians do the same thing. Obviously, Palin should have used dots or asterisks on her map. But does anyone seriously believe she was trying to incite violence?
Yes, Howard: the left in this country who are trying to make this into a political movement when what we really should be doing is praying for the victims.
Also, lest we forget about the left’s use of the English language about their loyal political opponents, recall this post I put up a few weeks ago which had these examples from a liberal blog in Virginia:
Cuccinelli is a “Grand Inquisitor”
McDonnell is “Pat Robertson’s Manchurian Candidate”
Republicans are “Repugs”
A U.S. Senator is a “scumbag”
George Allen is “Orwellian”
I’ve been back to said blog, and I can assure you the tone hasn’t gotten any better.
Finally, I expect Jim Webb will no longer be “Born Fightin’.” We wouldn’t want to be violent, after all.