After running a Fortune 500 company into the ground and then running an embarrassingly dishonest Presidential campaign which promptly collapsed, Carly Fiorina can now add something far more disturbing to her legacy of failure. She spent her campaign loudly spreading vicious lies about the group Planned Parenthood in the hopes of winning over the support of the mentally unstable conservatives who believe that the rights of fetuses are worth killing for, and now she’s responsible for eleven people getting shot, including five police officers. In other words Fiorina is now, in the textbook definition of the word, a terrorist.
Before dealing with Fiorina’s ventures into terrorism, let’s first clarify something: yes, this shooting was domestic terrorism. When violence is carried out against an arbitrary group of people for ideological reasons, it’s terrorism by definition. The fact that he was likely a white conservative Christian, and not a stereotypical Muslim, has no bearing on the fact that this was a terrorist attack against the United States. Now let’s deal with the larger issue: yes, Carly Fiorina was responsible for this attack on our soil, to the point that by all rights she should be facing federal charges.
By repeatedly and intentionally stirring up hateful sentiment among a group of disturbed and armed individuals who think fetuses are worth killing over, and by spreading lies about Planned Parenthood in particular, Carly Fiorina knowingly attempted to incite them to violence against the entity. She is many things, nearly all of them distressing, but she is not stupid. She knew what she was doing. Fiorina might as well have pulled the trigger and shot those five cops themselves.
Fiorina will of course not face any criminal charges. But she’s now made her bed with the likes of others who have intentionally encouraged disturbed individuals into murdering Americans for imaginary political causes so they could strategically benefit while sitting home. And now the only thing Fiorina should be remembered for are the words “domestic terrorism ringleader.” Because at this point that’s all she is. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution: