Sign of the times

SIGN OF THE TIMES…. As expected, far-right protestors in Washington yesterday brought a wide variety of offensive signs, placards, and flags. One, however, seems to have stood out above the others.


This gem was distributed widely in D.C. and was apparently produced by a right-wing anti-abortion group called the American Life League. It is, as Matt Yglesias put it, “the kind of pro-life organization that thinks that it would be terrible if people who get sick could have access to medical care.”

And as Amanda Marcotte added, this is the same group that, in the wake of Ted Kennedy’s death, had “a full-blown meltdown to find out that the Catholic response to one of their own dying wasn’t to boycott the funeral and pray that Kennedy is in hell.”

Classy bunch.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.