It’s not a matter of FEELING pure and smug. Nice try—the old “you’re just a purist, I’m a down and dirty pragmatist.”
Look, I am arguing that both in terms of principle and pragmatism it was stupid to kill Tiller, if indeed it was done by someone opposed to his abortion business.
The Hutchinson case has nothing to do with this one—it’s a useless analogy—unless my opposition to killing Tiller was merely a matter of prissy purism.
But it’s not. It’s a matter of hard-headed realism about the struggle we are in. And hard-headed realism says killing Tiller was a stoooooooooppppppiiiiiiddddd for a prolifer to do.
Perhaps it wasn’t done by a prolifer. But even then it will be blamed on us. We lose no matter what. And drawing that conclusion is utterly realistic.
When you dial 9-11, to report a break in, do you demand that the officer that comes to your rescue be a devout, practicing Christian, faithful to all the Commandments?
Why do we Conservatives always demand that of our elected officials?
I want my cops to shoot correctly, at the perps.
I want my politicians do vote correctly.
End of story!