Courtesy of Andrew, I just read that abortion doctor George Tiller was murdered inside his church this morning. This was the second time he'd been shot. Andrew has the info on all of this--including the role that an odious Bill O'Reilly (he accused Tiller of running a "death-mill") played in this. I couldn't even bear to watch the first O'Reilly tape, where he interviews one of Tiller's ex-patients. I've been thinking so much this past week about the right's rhetoric, in relation to Sotomayor--especially toward the end of the week when Rush Limbaugh said the following:
How do you get promoted in a Barack Obama administration? By hating white people or even saying you do, or that they're not good or put 'em down, whatever...make white people the new oppressed minority and they're going right along with it because they're shutting up. They're moving to the back of the bus and I can't use that drinking fountain, okay. I can't use that restroom, okay.
Anyone who knows anything about American history knows what lies at the end of this kind of rhetoric. Anyone who knows what "Redemption" is all about knows where this goes. We don't have the luxury of thinking about these bilious hate-mongers as loonies running off the lip. People are dying. And these shameless goons are cashing checks. Disgusting. I'm sick over this.