My question for you is, why does it bother you so that I commented on them after the fact? Were my comments so far off base? Did I cry out for her head on a platter? Did I call out for censorship?

Because now, after the fact, it is too easy to say she should not have used the crosshairs. Hunting and combat terms are used all the time in politics, and I don't think you can say the crosshairs were bad but the use of targets is OK. Google the term "taking aim politics" and see what comes up.

Do the right thing!