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Amanda Marcotte: Hey, Let’s Blame Another Mass Murder on Conservatives

posted at 5:38 pm on January 21, 2011 by

Maybe you thought last week’s exercise in futility was going to be a teachable moment for the left. For some, it probably was. Even the NY Times made a half-assed admission of failure.

One week later, Amanda Marcotte is right back to the playbook, this time blaming the murders committed by pro-choice abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell on conservative pro-lifers:

That shady abortion providers get patients at all is something we can safely blame the anti-choice movement for. Most doctors in this country are pro-choice, and many would like to provide abortion, but as Slate‘s Emily Bazelon demonstrated in the New York Times, the stigma of doing so makes it that much harder to do.  Good medical care costs money, but very few women seeking abortion can get coverage, in no small part because of anti-choice initiatives like the Hyde Amendment.  If you’re seeking an abortion but can’t afford it, going to a doctor who provides substandard care on the cheap is certainly going to be an attractive option.

But she goes a step farther, suggesting that women were forced to go to Dr. Gosnell because a pro-lifer killed Dr. Tiller:

These particular charges involve late-term abortion, and all I could think upon reading the news story was, “I wish these women could have gone to Dr. George Tiller,” because he was renowned for the quality of care provided at his Kansas clinic.  But sadly, that wasn’t even an option, even for those who could afford it, as Dr. Tiller’s life was taken by an anti-choice extremist in 2009.

This obviously isn’t meant to be a logical response. Dr. Tiller has been dead a year. What about the other 30+ years Dr. Gosnell ran his clinic? What about the dozens of other clinics within half an hour of his site? What about the fact that many of the abortions he performed were illegal? Here’s her final line:

When vacuums are created, we shouldn’t be surprised when they suck in a bunch of junk.

Or in the case of an abortion center, a bunch of baby body parts.

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Someone apparently sucked the brains out of Amanda Marcotte and left her alive as a liberal zombie.

NNtrancer on January 21, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Evil, pure evil.

single stack on January 21, 2011 at 8:06 PM

That’s the same hard-hitting reporting she showed when she uncovered John Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter. Seriously, Marcotte couldn’t be more of a clown if she were riding in a tiny car with eleven other feminist bloggers.

justkevin on January 21, 2011 at 8:42 PM

This loathsome woman was John Edwards’ campaign blogmaster. She was handpicked by the late Elizabeth Edwards for the post.

Rielle Hunter must have been a breath of fresh air in comparison.

mchristian on January 21, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Where is the evidence that “most doctors are pro-choice” as she claims?

Cheesestick on January 22, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Where is the evidence that “most doctors are pro-choice” as she claims?

Cheesestick on January 22, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Indeed, the Hippocratic Oath they all take would make them all pro-life…if they kept their word.
Reminds me of elected officials who swore to uphold the Constitution but work against it.

itsnotaboutme on January 22, 2011 at 6:57 AM

Indeed, the Hippocratic Oath they all take would make them all pro-life…if they kept their word.
Reminds me of elected officials who swore to uphold the Constitution but work against it.

itsnotaboutme on January 22, 2011 at 6:57 AM

When dealing with a Democrat/Marxist/Progressive/Socialist, it’s important to remember that like truth is whatever they want it to be, and words can mean anything they want.

oldleprechaun on January 22, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Marcotte is an exceedingly vile leftist. I think it’s sick the way these people continue to call themselves “liberal” when there’s absolutely nothing liberal about them. They’re all about oppression and death.

darwin on January 22, 2011 at 9:36 AM

Where is the evidence that “most doctors are pro-choice” as she claims?

Cheesestick on January 22, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Indeed, the Hippocratic Oath they all take would make them all pro-life…if they kept their word.
Reminds me of elected officials who swore to uphold the Constitution but work against it.

itsnotaboutme on January 22, 2011 at 6:57 AM

This detail is omitted because the chant is the tonic to calm her of her own guilt.

ericdijon on January 22, 2011 at 7:08 PM

And then there’s this harridan.

ZK on January 23, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Her argument, logically, CANNOT be against mass-murder, but only against the technique of the murderer. She literally cannot help but defend the FACT of it, but she’s compelled by horror to condemn the METHOD.

Otherwise, her entire ideological edifice will come down.

So she has to deflect the blame to her “enemies” instead of the ally that committed the murders.

It simply doesn’t make sense outside her head.

Merovign on January 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

I really loathe this woman. She is scum. I hope she gets prosecuted in that whole John Edwards mess.

SouthernGent on January 23, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Once again, proof you can’t fix stupid……

Jasech59 on January 24, 2011 at 1:19 PM