Frank Szabo (the sheriff candidate that promised to arrest murderers) has apologized for offending leftists:
A sheriff candidate in New Hampshire apologized Thursday for saying he would “absolutely” do whatever it takes to stop abortions — including using deadly force.Frank Szabo, a Republican candidate for Hillsborough County Sheriff, prompted calls for him to drop out of the race after his comments Wednesday, WMUR-TV reported. It started when he issued a press release vowing if elected to arrest anyone performing an abortion, even if their actions were legal under state law. Szabo then took it a step further to say he wouldn’t rule out deadly force to stop one from happening in his jurisdiction.
Well, it should be no mystery why the GOP can’t seem to get any political traction anymore: all the party leaders are a bunch of nutless sad sacks, incapable of standing for even the most basic of human rights. Any time any candidate tries to stand up for a basic right, said candidate gets neutered or hung out to dry by party leaders. Pro tip for GOP party bosses: people don’t vote for spineless jagoffs, so quit making that a prerequisite for party candidacy.
Another pro tip for GOP party bosses: when you brand yourself as a shitty version of your opposition (as opposed to an actually different party that offers an actual alternative to the competition), don’t be surprised if you keep losing. The supporters of your opposition don’t want a shitty version of it; they already have the real deal. Your party supporters don’t want a shitty version of it, either; they’d much rather have an actual alternative. I swear, it’s like the GOP is intentionally trying to lose.
In further keeping with his recent recantation:
He told WBZ-TV, “Deadly force is the last thing that law enforcement should be using, if a citizen’s life is in danger they need to be protected….If there’s no other choice, that’s what’s needed to protect the citizen.” [Emphasis added.]
So, no one gets upset when the police violate their own rules and kill innocent adults, but suggest that they merely arrest mass murderers, and suddenly everyone’s up in arms about the police overstepping their bounds. This country is fucked up.
And then there’s this hilarious rejoinder:
Fellow Republicans criticized Szabo for his remarks, including New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who said Szabo’s comments “make it clear that he does not understand the constitutional role of sheriff in New Hampshire.” [Emphasis added.]
Well, I guess I didn’t realize that Republican politicians cared about rule of law these days. I can’t wait for them to lead the charge in prosecuting the banksters for their fraud and bringing the troops back from their unconstitutional wars in the Middle East.