An Iraq War veteran, a patient escort and a police officer were killed in a terrorist attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Friday. Police say Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is the terrorist. He reportedly said, “No more baby parts” as he murdered three innocent Americans.
The GOP, which has painted Planned Parenthood as a state-sponsored Holocaust for profit, scrambled to distance itself from the tragedy, insisting no connection should be drawn between hateful Republican rhetoric and this hateful act.
Most disingenuous was presidential pretender Carly Fiorina, who at a September GOP debate claimed to have seen a video in which she witnessed “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.”
No such video exists. If it did, Fox “News” would run it round the clock. Ms. Fiorina lied. Her refusal to admit it doesn’t make her lie any more true. She is entitled to say any fool thing she likes, but not to her own “facts.”
Like the rest of the GOP field, Ms. Fiorina has gotten used to creating her own reality. She took to Fox “News” Sunday to reject any connection between the clinic attack and her repeated lies about a video that does not exist. Instead, she blamed “The Left.”
“This is so typical of the left to immediately begin demonizing a messenger because they don’t agree with the message,” Ms. Fiorina said. “The vast majority of Americans agree: What Planned Parenthood is doing is wrong.”
First, the “vast majority of Americans” can’t agree on the weather. Second, Ms. Fiorina’s “message” on the nonexistent video is patently false. “The Left” is not her problem; objective reality is.
Finally, to a deranged loser with a bunch of guns, the kind of garbage Ms. Fiorina and her cohorts have been spewing sounds like a call to arms.
Don’t bait a mad dog and whine when he bites.