Ted Cruz Deflects Planned Parenthood Criticism by Linking Democrats and Violent Felons

Politicians will do just about anything to avoid talking about certain subjects. Like, for instance, when a domestic terrorist uses convenient lies about Planned Parenthood that were perpetuated by politicians as possible justification to kill three and wound nine. Obviously, no politician who had any part in propagating those lies is going to want to admit they screwed up. So what do they do?

If you’re Ted Cruz, you deflect all criticism by saying the Democrats are the real fans of violent offenders.



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Conservatives Must Acknowledge How Dangerous Their Anti-Abortion Rhetoric Really Is

It’s time we acknowledge — and time for conservatives to acknowledge — that the radical rhetoric of the pro-life movement isn’t just hyperbolic; it isn’t just dishonest; it isn’t just fanatical; it’s dangerous.

When presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina misleadingly says she “watch[ed] a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain’,” that’s dangerous. When politicians like Mike Huckabee suggest that abortion is worse than the Holocaust, that’s dangerous. When people like Ben Carson equate abortion to slavery, that’s dangerous.

Why? Because some people take those lies, those exaggerations, that extraordinary rhetoric seriously.



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Joshua Feuerstein: Let’s Punish Planned Parenthood; Abortion Doctors Must “Be Afraid for Their Life”

It was only a matter of time before a video like this came to light.

Joshua Feuerstein, who gained notoriety this month for complaining about Starbucks’ red cups, apparently once encouraged his followers to go after doctors who provide abortion services.

To be clear, this video was made long before this weekend. It appears to have been posted about two weeks after the first anti-Planned Parenthood video came out this summer. Still, what Feuerstein says is appalling and it’s nowhere to be found on his own social media accounts as far as I can tell. (It wouldn’t be the first time he’s deleted a video that spurred backlash from even his own followers.)



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Ted Cruz Says Planned Parenthood Shooter Was “Transgendered Leftist Activist”

One of the few things we know about Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear is that he told police officers “no more baby parts” after he was captured, suggesting that he believed a myth that the Right has been perpetuating for several months now.

But Ted Cruz doesn’t buy that explanation. Or at least, he’d like people to stop paying attention to that four word phrase because it would implicate his own conservative base. So he offered a different motive for Dear’s rampage to reporters in Iowa today:



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No Republican Has Requested We Shut Down Evangelical Churches or Create a Pro-Lifer Registry

This is a powerful reminder of what we’re not doing after the Planned Parenthood shooting, courtesy of Chemi Shalev at Haaretz:



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