Since the shooting of the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic that left three dead, including a police officer, the right has been scrambling to deny any sort of responsibility.
They are claiming that their graphic rhetoric about Planned Parenthood selling body parts has nothing to do with it, despite the fact that Robert Lewis Dear ranted about body parts as he was setting down his gun.
The other tactic, as is their norm, is to paint the murderer as a Democrat. Ted Cruz went so far as to say Dear is a “transgendered leftist,” because Dear’s voter registration might have listed him as a woman.
Neighbors, though, have the real story and few on the left will be surprised to learn that he “was a loner who was known by his neighbors for his right-wing views, brushes with the law and for exhibiting strange kinds of behavior.”
He was the kind of person you had to watch out for,’ one person said according to The Washington Post. ‘He was a very weird individual. It’s hard to explain, but he had a weird look in his eye most of the time.
Dear was once married to Pamela Ross, who described how they had a happy family for a while as Dear held a job as an art dealer. Ross ended up putting his early criminal history on record in 1997, when she accused Dear of domestic violence and various periods of violent anger. Ross said that even back then, Dear held conservative political and religious views, owned guns, condemned abortion, but she told the New York Times she did not think he had any particular obsession with these issues.
You can watch the interview with neighbors here:
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