Unsurprisingly, the guy campaigning for an even more liberal GOP seems to be taking the side of the demagogues using George Tiller’s murder to savage and silence the pro-life movement. First, he uncritically links to a Gawker post characterizing Bill O’Reilly’s coverage of the Tiller case as a “holy war” and “jihad.” Then, he and the rest of New Majority’s editors lend credence to the pro-choice hate campaign, lecturing us that “a broader self-examination is called for if we wish to claim in good conscience that our hands are clean of the next victim’s blood.”
Sorry David, but my conscience is clean. I’m not going to accept blame for conduct that I’ve always opposed, that I’ve never presented as legitimate, carried out by a man with a history of antigovernment fanaticism and possible mental illness long before he ever saw an episode of The O’Reilly Factor. I’m not going to pretend abortion isn’t evil just because the Left demands it.
And neither should any other pro-lifers. This is not the time to cower in a hole and wait for it all to blow over. Because it will never blow over. This is what the Left is—hateful, lying, and tyrannical to the core. Deep down, most of ‘em know better, as my rundown of their blatant double-standards shows. They will use anything they can do delegitimize challenging speech and destroy those with whom they differ. Appeasing them (or their enablers like Frum) is an exercise in futility.
Instead, the pro-life movement should be turning the tables on their persecutors, making an issue of how disgraceful it is to blame millions of good-natured Americans for the actions of one man. The best defense, in this case, is a good offense, aided by the fact that we have the truth on our side.
UPDATE, 7/7/10: The old New Majority links have been fixed. They now link to the articles at FrumForum.