Right-wing canard alert!!
Yesterday’s domestic terrorism incident at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs generated a cornucopia of right-wing canards (do not cook and eat them, they are poisonous!).
Here’s one! From a congressman who CNN decided they should have on LIVE while the terrorist was still active in Colorado Springs (“CNN: When we can’t be bothered reporting the news, we just make stuff up!!”):
[Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) had no problem] diagnosing the motives and influences of the shooter. “This is a person that has a mental health issue, that is to some level psychotic and crazy,” Kinzinger said. He also said the shooter could have had a “legitimate disagreement” with Planned Parenthood.
Aha! This kind of “legitimate” disagreement?
“We saw these barbaric videos, and that was something that many of us have a legitimate concern about,” Kinzinger said.
He demanded an apology from Planned Parenthood for even suggesting that the terrorist may have been inspired by the anti-woman jihadists in Congress:
We don’t yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this criminal action, and we don’t yet know if Planned Parenthood was in fact the target of this attack. We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country.
– Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
And it is that poisonous environment, fueled by right-wing lies and enabled by Republicans in Congress that has given people like the terrorist in Colorado Springs permission to kill. Maybe there is a mental illness, Congressman, Planned Parenthood Derangement Syndrome – PPDS, with its roots in centuries of misogyny and women as property and reinforced by this terrorist organization:
Own this, Republican Congressmen. You and your party have blood on your hands.
Meanwhile, the sounds of silence from the GOP presidential candidates is deafening:
Approximately 10 hours after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, only two presidential candidates have issued statements expressing support for either the three victims or the women’s health organization.
Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton
Today and every day, we #StandWithPP.
Bernie Sanders @BernieSanders
We proudly #StandWithPP of Colorado Springs and the brave law enforcement personnel who fought to protect it.
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