Political reactions to recent protests in Dallas

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com, or follow me on Twitter.

Interesting the way some people see broad conspiracies in what is probably a small terrorist plot:

Walsh gained a reputation while in office for aligning himself with a group of politicians who showed themselves to be rape apologists just before the 2012 election (which Walsh lost to Rep. Tammy Duckworth). Walsh, who is pro-life without exception, also somehow misinterpreted science so grossly that he stated publicly that it was virtually impossible for a woman to die from a pregnancy.

“This is an issue that opponents of life throw out there to make us look unreasonable,” he said, of abortions that are necessary to save the life of the mother. “There’s no such exception as life of the mother. And as far as health of the mother, same thing. With advances in science and technology, health of the mother has become a tool for abortions any time for any reason.”

He also wondered aloud in an interview why everyone was piling on Todd Akin for his comments about “legitimate rape,” and said that reproductive rights activist Sandra Fluke should “get a job.”

And now he has tweeted a very telling statement that the President is not considered part of Joe Walsh’s “real America,” which we must then infer (as he certainly is not considering women here) consists only of white men. What a place that country must be!

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