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Monday, June 1, 2009

Obama 'Shocked and Outraged'

There have been hundreds of murders in this country since President Obama was inaugurated. Heck, in Obama's adopted hometown of Chicago there were seven murders this weekend alone. However, all of a sudden Obama thought it necessary to express his outrage about one recent murder.
Mr Obama said in a statement: "I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr George Tiller. . .
Tiller should not have been murdered. However, his murder is no more shocking or outrageous than any of the other murders that occur daily. Honorable hard working people are killed during robberies and no expression of shock or outrage is issued by the White House. Yet, a reprehensible character like Tiller is murdered and a statement is issued right away. Says a lot about his priorities.

Tiller's murderer should be fully prosecuted and spend the rest of his days behind bars, but don't expect me to shed any tears over Tiller himself. He lived a long life and had ample opportunity to repent. My biggest concern going forward is how the Obama administration will use this crime to advance their political agenda. Keep in mind, every high profile shooting is used to attack the Second Amendment. Additionally, a favorite tactic of the left is the marginalize their opponents through ridicule. So, you can expect this to be used to paint Pro-Lifers as crazy fanatics. Problem with that argument is Tiller was not killed by a Pro-Lifer.

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