Saturday, November 28, 2015


“While we still do not know the shooter’s motive, what is clear is that Planned Parenthood has been the subject of vicious and unsubstantiated statements attacking an organization that provides critical health care for millions of Americans. I strongly support Planned Parenthood and the work it is doing and hope people realize that bitter rhetoric can have unintended consequences.”

That's the statement issued by Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders about the terrorist attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs yesterday. Say what you will about Sanders, he doesn't cower under his desk when there's a controversy that might cost him a few votes. He does what's best for his country, not what's best for himself.

Below are the statements about the Planned Parenthood killings issued by my congressional delegation to Washington, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Martin Heinrich, Tom Udall, Ben Ray Lujan and Steve Pearce.


  1. The longer the campaign goes, the more Sanders stands out from not only the gop, but Hillary. One thing in the Democratic primary will have is a clear choice.

  2. Do you rate this as better or worse than the unanimous prayers all the Republican candidates issues on behalf of the maimed and murdered and their families in San Bernardino. On the hypocrisy scale I myself would rate the New Mexican response a tad more sincere.

    1. Good point. I had not thought of it that way. Thanks tb.

  3. “…For an analogy and an answer we have to go back to the slave-holding Democrats of the 1840s and 50s who were prepared to destroy the Union if necessary to protect and expand the brutal system of human slavery on which their economy and way of life were built. The extremism and polarization engendered made it impossible for politics peacefully to resolve the moral dilemma facing our country. If the Republicans – and the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln — had not championed and fought to preserve the Union and its government, the United States would have been no more.
    Now it is the Republicans who are willing to wreck the country to maintain the gross inequality that divides us – inequality which rewards the party leaders and their donors, just as slavery rewarded white supremacists. They would tear the Republic apart, rip to pieces its already fragile social compact, and reap the whirlwind of a failed experiment in self-government.”
    The GOP on the Eve of Destruction By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship (12/3/15)