Civility Update: House Democrats 'Target' 19 Vulnerable Republicans

Within minutes of the tragic shootings in Tucson, the Left and their media minions were sure that violent rhetoric and gun imagery were responsible for inciting Jared Lee Loughner to that heinous act.

Now, just 23 days since that horrible event and after all kinds of calls for a toning down of such rhetoric, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has issued a press release entitled "DCCC Launches 'Drive to 25' Ad & Grassroots Campaign in Targeted Districts" (image courtesy World Net Daily:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) today announced it is launching a paid advertising and grassroots campaign to hold 19 vulnerable House Republicans accountable for choosing a partisan plan that will cost jobs and make America less competitive over the President’s common sense solutions to create jobs and get the economy moving again.  As part of the “Drive to 25,” the DCCC will be running radio ads, web ads, automated phone calls, live phone calls, and e-mails in targeted districts throughout the week.

The press release named names:

Lou Barletta (PA-11)

Charlie Bass (NH-02)

Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25)

Steve Chabot (OH-01)

Chip Cravaack (MN-08)

Robert Dold (IL-10)

Sean Duffy (WI-07)

Blake Farenthold (TX-27)

Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) *

Nan Hayworth (NY-19)

Joe Heck (NV-03)

Robert Hurt (VA-05)

Thad McCotter (MI-11)

Patrick Meehan (PA-07)

Dave Reichert (WA-08)

David Rivera (FL-25) *

Jon Runyan (NJ-03)

Joe Walsh (IL-08)

Allen West (FL-22)

The Washington Post reported the news at its website Monday with the headline, "DCCC Targets 19 With First Media Offensive":

In the first major media salvo of its effort to reclaim the House in 2012, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching an advertising campaign against 19 targeted Republican incumbents.

Hmmm. "Targeted Republican incumbents."

I guess it's okay to do this 23 days after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot, but it was completely inappropriate for Sarah Palin to do virtually the exact same thing months before last year's midterm elections.

But the Post wasn't done, for another headline at its website Monday read "Democrats' Ad Campaign Targets Hurt":

The 2010 elections happened just three months ago, but the 2012 ad battle is already heating up -- and Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.) is right in the middle.

The Post wasn't the only newspaper missing the hypocrisy Monday:

Well, I guess this kind of rhetoric is only violent when aimed at Democrats.

Go figure.

Readers are advised the above image came from World Net Daily and not the DCCC press release.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.