Senator Tom Nelson (R-31/Lead) and Senator Deb Peters (R-9/Hartford) vote to kill babies. That's what South Dakota's Taliban want you to believe. Riffing on the South Dakota Right to Life primary voter guide, right-wingnut Ed Randazzo urges fetus fetishists across the state to protest Governor Dennis Daugaard's endorsement of Nelson and Peters by sending the Governor the following hyperbole:
Dear Governor Daugaard,
I'm appalled to learn that you have endorsed not one but TWO pro-abortion state Senators who are seeking re-election.
No matter what else they may support, how could it be right to help Senators Tom Nelson and Deb Peters win re-election so they can go right on voting to kill babies?... [Ed Randazzo, "South Dakota Governor Endorses Pro-Abortion Candidates," The Right Side, 2012.05.24]
Can we just stop the madness there? No one in Pierre is voting to kill babies. Randazzo and the desperate right wing are pulling their classic ploy: dismiss every other policy issue—you know, the complicated policy issues that their candidates don't know enough about to explain to voters or form a coherent opinion on—and focus everyone's attention on the fantasy that they are fighting baby-killers.
I'd be happy to see incumbent Republicans like Nelson and Peters thrown out of office. But unlike Randazzo, Bob Ellis, and the rest of South Dakota's theocrats, I won't shout lies about them to trick people into replacing them with less-qualified candidates... or, in the case of Deb Peters's opponent, outright loony paranoiacs.