The Right Wing of America is Deranged and Deadly

I was going to post something light hearted tonight but then I read the horrible news out of Witchita. Seems another right wing militant decided to play God and shot a doctor who performs abortions. What's worse, he shot him at church where the doctor was serving as an usher. Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors who still performs late term abortions, had suffered years of harrassment and a previous attempt on his life. His clinic only performed these procedures when the life of the mother was in danger, something that any rational doctor should be willing to do. In every case, the health of the mother is always much more important than that of a fetus. There is simply no debate about that, save for on the right.

As Digby rightly says, these fools are nothing but terrorist. She also asks, when's the last time we had a left wing terrorist killing in the United States? Can't remember? That's because those of us on the left don't do stupid and deranged shit like kill people that we disagree with.


Some Hippie Chick | June 2, 2009 at 2:00 PM

I agree with you that this was a senseless and terrible tragedy. What kind of rationalization did this pro-life perpetrator make to justify taking the life of another person (even if he believes "it saves unborn lives")? It was an execution, plain and simple. As far as your question, I think it's important to remember that there are bad, kooky people on the left and right sides. The recent shootings and murder of the soldiers working at an Arkansas recruiting center comes to mind. Healthy dissent on both sides is vital to our democracy, but these extremists are just criminals.

JACQ | June 3, 2009 at 9:12 AM

You know, just the other day I was driving to a neighboring county and saw a homemade banner that read, "Palin, 2012". Not only extremists, but STUPID too!

Kelly | June 3, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Point taken Erin.

Jacq, unfortunately many of our fellow Americans are just that, stupid.

Craiggers | June 12, 2009 at 2:31 AM

I could not agree with Hippie Chick. There are morons all over the place on both sides.