On Black Friday, a right-wing Christian extremist — a deeply religious man who praised anti-abortion terrorists as “heroes” — by the name of Robert Dear ranted about “baby parts” as he succumbed to the feverish right-wing rhetoric regarding Planned Parenthood’s role as Satan’s “baby parts” mill, attacked one of the organization’s facilities in Colorado. The terrorist attack, which left three dead and nine others wounded, sparked a one-sided debate from the Right, who insisted that the shooter was a “transgendered leftist activist” who simply botched a bank robbery and ducked into the health care facility for cover. Unfortunately for our friends on the Right, reality is a thing, and those theories were quickly stamped out by people who aren’t mystified by the technical aspects of using a toothpick.
In their desperation to blame someone — anyone — but themselves, those responsible for the rhetoric have resorted to a favored right-wing tactic: blaming the victim. On Monday, Colorado State Rep. JoAnn Windholz said that Planned Parenthood — not the shooter, not the anti-abortion group that produced the fraudulent “baby parts” videos, not Republicans who consintued to spread the lies — was responsible for this act of right-wing terrorism.
“When violent acts happen at a Planned Parenthood facility, the left goes on ‘auto-pilot’ blaming eveyone in sight when they should be looking in a mirror,” she wrote. “Free speech has brought to light the insidious selling of baby body parts (pph has no shame),” she wrote, adding that “these facts and overall mission of the abortion industry would send anyone over the hill who wasn’t rational.” She added:
“Violence is never the answer, but we must start pointing out who is the real culprit. The true instigator of this violence and all violence at any Planned Parenthood facility is Planned Parenthood themselves. Violence begets violence. So Planned Parenthood: YOU STOP THE VIOLENCE INSIDE YOUR WALLS.”
Windholtz was, of course, referencing the fraudulent Center for Medical Progress video whose deceptive editing started the faux-outrage against Planned Parenthood and the “baby parts” rhetoric that spread through conservative media.
In another post, this surely God-fearing conservative woman joined Dear in his illogical hatred of Barack Obama, quoting Christian extremist Franklin Graham’s complaint that the President is ruining America for white people, calling it “well worth reading” and “sad but so true”:
The American Dream ended on November 6th, 2012 in Ohio .The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays , Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell ‘s America.
The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch, the Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky ‘s “Rules for Radicals” and Chicago shyster David Axelrod along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the “New World Order”.
This may seem off-topic at first glance, but the ending puts the Right’s willingness to embrace violence on full display. In fact, Windholtz seems to feel people like Dear are necessary in carrying out her hateful agenda:
It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.
Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and political correctness…
Zealots — zealots like Robert Dear, Dylann Roof, and the Millers — are necessary, according to her post, to “restore our beloved cuntry to its former status.”
Think about that.
Windholtz has since deleted her Planned Parenthood post — but you can still find her disgusting quote about how much whites are suffering.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.