Carly Fiorina was not the shooter at the Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, last week. Fiorina did not fire at the 3 people who died or the 9 others who were wounded.
Fiorina did not give the shooter his gun, but she supplied him with all the ammunition needed to foment yet another mass shooting in America.
Speaking of ammunition, why is it so easy for crazy people to get their hands on lethal weapons?
This particular event is so laden with irony, hypocrisy and twisted religious values that it makes a mockery of the 1st and 2nd Amendments and smudges the ink on a few that follow, as well.
If you've visited this space before, you know that I'm a bit of an atheist. For those who profess deep religious conviction, however, I offer the following from Proverbs 21:23:
"A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness."
There's actually some good stuff in the Bible, if you don't take it too seriously. I might even send that one to Donald or Ben or Ted.
The point is, Carly Fiorina is an ugly woman, and I'm not referring to her looks. Maybe I am, a little. But she is ugly inside, where it actually makes a difference.
You may have heard the one about beauty being only skin deep, while ugly is to the bone. Fiorina's ugly is bone deep.
Fiorina lied about her business acumen, her running of Hewlett-Packard (into the ground) and her meeting with Vladimir Putin, to name a few of her prevarications. The truth behind those lies is well documented, but insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
It's for our well-informed (oxymoron alert) electorate to decide whether or not they want to give Fiorina the benefit of the doubt. If she ever applies for a job, judgement of her veracity would be up to any prospective employer.
The stuff about Planned Parenthood, abortion and body parts, though is another story. If Fiorina doesn't know that there's a lot of disturbed individuals out there who could easily be moved to violence by her vitriolic assaults on Planned Parenthood, then she's an idiot.
I don't think she's an idiot. I think she's a calculating, manipulative liar who would say anything for a vote.
The abortion video that Carly Fiorina described at the 2nd GOP Presidential Debate does not exist. She made it up and then she dared Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to view it. And she did it while shaking her pointy little nose at the camera in super moral indignation mode, daring everyone else to challenge her.
In defending her lies, Fiorina tells us to "rest assured." She says it's happening in America, human lives are being harvested, baby parts are being sold.
This secretary/corporate executive-turned-politician from Austin, Texas is telling us to trust her. If you do, please call me. I need to sell a car that I only drove on Sundays. One way.
Carly Fiorina's incendiary rhetoric is no different than if she stood up in a crowded theater and yelled, "Fire." That makes her culpable for the actions of those she incites.
The fact that she is lying just makes her part of the one-sided narrative created to prey upon the fears of those most vulnerable.
What makes her an asshole is her appearance on Sunday morning talk shows saying that blaming her for the shooting in Colorado Springs is a Left Wing tactic.
That she should issue such a call to arms and then deny responsibility is outrageous. A carefully delivered slap in the face might not adjust the attitude much, but it would be worth it, all the same.
It's no secret that the GOP has declared war on Planned Parenthood. They declare that war as often and as loudly as possible.
When you declare war, you have to expect that some whacko jihadis will take up arms and charge ahead. Is it any surprise that the Colorado Springs shooter repeated Fiorina's exact words about baby parts?
Florina is not alone in the lying department, but it's starting to look like there aren't any other departments in their store. Everyone from Rupert Murdoch to Donald Trump to the Koch Brothers will spend whatever they need to spend and say whatever they need to say to drive their relentless recruitment. Whatever you're afraid of, whatever you need to feed your spiritual needs, they will find it and exploit it.
The GOP likes to pretend that they're the real supporters of our police and our veterans, yet a member of each fell victim to the Fiorina jihad. Among the 9 injured, 5 were police officers.
If you're not asking yourself how it is that so many crazy people have such terrific access to lethal weapons, you're probably wearing an NRA hat (or lapel pin).
I don't even know what to say about the fact that Pro-Lifers find it appropriate to exterminate those who disagree with them.
Between Fiorina and Trump, it should not surprise anyone to see more of the kind of violence we saw in Colorado Springs last week. They may be a bigger threat to us than any Syrian refugee.
Perhaps it's Trump and Fiorina who don't belong in this country.
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