Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Operation Rescue Founder Launches ‘Defeat Sotomayor’ Roadshow - Palin vs. Sotomayor

From: Think Progress

Randall Terry, founder of the right-wing extremist group Operation Rescue, has announced a twelve-city tour intended to convince senators that “[t]o refuse to filibuster [Sotomayor] is to bow in abject obedience to the Angel of Death.” The graphic depicted to the right is taken from a flier promoting the event, which claims:

“We must stop permitting this hypocrisy, cowardice, and treachery in our midst. Pro-life voters are calling on pro-life Senators to filibuster Sotomayor.

“A Senator cannot say, ‘I want to overturn Roe,’ and then vote to confirm a Supreme Court Judge that will uphold Roe. A vote to confirm Sotomayor is a vote to uphold Roe.

Many senators use pro-life rhetoric to seduce us; they get our money, our volunteer labor, and our votes. But once an election is over, they discard us like an embarrassing mistress. . . . Whether they ‘have the votes’ to sustain a filibuster or not, they need to fight to stop her, for the sake of the babies who will die under her judicial reign.

Sadly, such rhetoric is relatively tame by Terry’s extremist standards. Terry refused to condemn the recent killing of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, instead calling him a “mass-murderer” who “did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God.” Terry also once went on the radio to pray for a Colorado abortion provider to be executed; two days later, that doctor was found dead.

UpdateWednesday, Terry's anti-Sotomayor tour will feature a press conference, held at the late Dr. Tiller's former office, "[c]alling on Senator Brownback to lead the Filibuster against Sotomayor."

FROM: DAILY KOS "Palin vs. Sotomayor"
Mon Jul 06, 2009 at 09:14:52 PM PDT

So Sarah Palin can no longer abide attacks by political opponents. So she is unwilling to endure the unconscionable smears from the media. So it has become too much to ask her and her family to stand by idly as she is demonized and disparaged. All of these laments were included in Palin's resignation speech on Friday.

Her defenders in the rightist media concurred with her and launched a PR campaign to spin Palin's cowardly retreat as an unconventional response to an environment wherein she was mercilessly battered and besmirched. They condemned what they characterized as unfair attacks against the poor defenseless governor and conservative icon.

I wonder if they feel the same about the treatment of Sonia Sotomayor below.....

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I wonder if those same Palin defenders will now condemn Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, who is promoting a campaign to defeat Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor with the flier pictured here. The flier that this image comes from describes Sotomayor as "a radical supporter of child-killing." I wonder if they will consider it to be an unfair and disgusting personal attack. I wonder if they will condemn the rest of her far-right critics who have cast Sotomayor as a racist, or stupid, or Marxist, etc.

It is instructive to note how these two very different women respond to the slings and arrows of public life. Palin, who has a record of quitting when the kitchen gets too hot, is fleeing the scene and leaving the state she pledged to serve in the lurch. Sotomayor is soldiering on and will soon take her place on the nation's highest court.

The truth is that everyone in public life has had to dodge mud and worse. The only way Palin can expect to avoid getting hit is to stay out of the ring. Yet she seemed to imply that a higher calling compels her to further service on her country's behalf. Does she think that when she reappears there will be no one who disagrees with her policies or agenda? And when they do, as they inevitably will, is she going to quit again?

Hopefully the lessons learned from these confrontational days are that the real heroes are those who stand for something. The true role models are the ones who don't back down from adversity. In the future women, and all Americans, will be able to look up to Justice Sotomayor with pride.

And, in the best case scenario, we will look back at Palin and laugh.


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Vicente Duque said...

Abundance of Idiots and Ignorants, the Top Echelon of Evolution and Born Again Friends of God.

We do not visit the Websites of Idiots but they constantly visit ours and we continuously erase their Imbecility.

The Future of America is bright, but there are bastards and idiots tattooed with Swastikas.

The Future of America is bright with kind and noble people like most I know, and I am sure that they are the majority.

Before the Election of Mr Obama as President, Franck Rich, of the New York Times, said that Americans were not as Racist as portrayed by the Media and Networks like Fox News.

And that McCain, Palin et al had a strategy of persuading People that Obama was impossible as president because of Racism. So voting for Obama or the Democrats was a waste of Time.

Some Friends ask that we blog relentlessly against all these Bastard Racists of TV Networks, and Newspapers that hide the Depredations of the Minutemen, like killing children and threatening Kindergardens.

If a drunken Mexican hits someone with a car that appears for many days in triple AAA TV schedule. But if some Racist Coward Bastards kill children and threaten kindergardens, then that is not newsworthy.

The Racists in many blogs, perhaps all blogs, including this one of yours and mine, constantly write that World Opinion doesn't matter or that Africa or Latin America does not matter, or that Europe and Asia are Garbage and do not matter.

And that the "Third World" is garbage. But they are more "Third World" Rednecks and White Trash than all the slums of Africa or Latin America.

I clarify : They are perfect stupid and ignorant idiots.

And they have to visit our Latino Dignity blogs because we do not visit theirs. Why should we visit the Blogs of Imbecile Red Necks ??.

And they try to fill our Latino Blogs with their filth, dirt and imbecility !!

So let us continue informing about these Racist Scoundrels, Minutemen Cowards, that are no different from Shawna Forde and Gunny Bush killing children.

White Trash, failed lives, filled with inferiority complexes, and self inflicted shortcomings, so that they have to patrol deserts and stare at empty screens for hours in the hope of seeing something human, and ask for alms in the hope of becoming rich by preaching hate, instead of making money in Wall Street, in Industry, Commerce, Decent Work, etc ...

Or instead of being useful in "Community Organizing" like Mr Obama that reached the Highest Presidency of the World.

Meanwhile they drink the bitterest juices and liquors of anger, frustration, desperation and even poverty.

The only riches and fortune that they have is to believe that they are the Superior Race, the Mythic "Aryans", the Highest Echelon of Evolution, the Topmost in Narcissistic Beauty.

The Fat Tattooed Bastards, killers of children and coward threateners of kindergardens.

Only an idiot like them can believe that the outside World of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, does not know of their Imbecility, Cowardice and Bastardy.

We never visit the blogs and websites of the Tattooed with Swastikas, of the idiots that believe to be owners of "Western Civilizations" and despisers of the "Third World", the most idiotic and stupid concepts in their minds and that only deserve a Big Laugh !!!

Let them, only them, alone and lonely, in perfect solitude and loneliness, eat their own shit.

"Patriotism is the last refuge of the Scoundrel" - Samuel Johnson


Vicente Duque

Aurora said...

Hi Vicente,

keeping up the good fight, eh?

hey, thanks for visiting and the comment.

So much hate, what a pity because there truly are other ways.