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In The Name of God?

Monday, Jun. 01, 2009 4:12 AM

Let's be honest. The shooting of Dr. George Tiller during the weekend is murder. It's not a valid protest against the sin of abortion, it's not free speech of any stripe.

And it's driven by people like Randall Terry, who founded Operation Rescue, and who remarked, "I am more concerned that the Obama Administration will use Tiller's killing to intimidate pro-lifers into surrendering our most effective rhetoric and actions. Abortion is still murder. And we still must call abortion by its proper name; murder."

Effective rhetoric and actions?

Terry will no doubt claim he was talking about peaceful protest, but as he begins his comments by dismissing the death of Dr. Tiller as justifiable, I'd argue he's speaking specifically to violence against abortion doctors.


Sen. Lindsey Graham says Judge Sonia Sotamayor isn't a racist, but nonetheless excuses the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, because they're 'entertainers' and have to play to their audience.

Funny, the media seems to think Gingrich is a former member of Congress and Speaker of the House, not a comedian. And the bulk of the GOP seems to think Limbaugh is so essential to the conservative message that there's a line of GOP notables queued up to kiss Rush's arse.

Mere entertainers? I don't think so.

Not far away from Graham's failure to criticize the mighty Limbaugh and Gingrich is Sen. Mitch McConnell, who excuses himself by saying he's not the speech police on the subject.

If you're not going to criticize these gentlemen, we can only conclude that you approve of their words.



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