Politicizing Child Torture?
Unbelievably, Atrios tries to make the story of the couple arrested for torturing and starving their children into a Red State-Blue State thing, commenting on the story only with the title “Bobo’s World.” Ranting ensues in the comments section.
Do we really want to go down this road?
Certainly, exploiting crimes against children for political gain is nothing new. A decade ago, Newt Gingrich infamously used Susan Smith’s murder of her children to argue that we needed to get Democrats out of office. It’s certainly a vile and disengenous tactic, though.
Error in original corrected.