Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The silence is deafening...

Remember when, less than two months ago, the former Governor of Arizona and current Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano came in for some rather vicious criticisms from Republicans and the right-wing echo chamber over the release of a study on the rise of right-wing extremism and the growing threat of right-wing-based domestic terrorism?

The wingers ignored the facts that the report in question was commissioned by the Bush administration while it was in office and that a similar report on left-wing extremism and possible domestic terrorism was done in January.

Even "responsible" and "professional" members of the GOP (i.e. - elected officials) called for her resignation.

AZ's Trent Franks called the report "disgraceful" and demanded an apology from Napolitano.

So, in light of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas by a member of extreme anti-government and anti-choice groups, the "responsible" Republicans must be reconsidering their previous outrage, right?

Look at all of the mainstream conservatives quickly jumping to condemn the violence and express their support of Secretary Napolitano -

...Yeah, I couldn't find any either.



Thane Eichenauer said...

I don't watch enough news short of Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to come across all that many minutes of mainstream televised conservatives but I do note normal conservative bloggers (no link at the moment) that make certain note of the issue that murder to prevent so-called murder (abortion) is not moral or ethical.

cpmaz said...

To be sure, there have been a few blanket condemnations from the RW, but too many are like Randall Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue. He said that murder was wrong, but that Tiller got what he deserved ("reaped what he sowed").