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'All Murders Aren’t the Same'

What did Democratic state Rep. Jan Schmidt of Nashua mean when she wrote that comment about the comparison of Newtown and the Gosnell trial?

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others,” – Orwell.

“Yes, that is correct… All murders aren’t the same”, responded Rep. Janice Schmidt (D) Hillsborough 27 – Nashua to a comment asking her about the comparison of the killings in Newtown and those in the Gosnell trial.

She wrote this on a comment to my last blog. The subject of the blog noted how the media covered, or didn’t cover, the two killings.

For those that still do not know about the Gosnell trial, it’s finally breaching the news coverage with its gory and lugubrious details, so I’ll sum it up quickly: it’s about an abortionist, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who allegedly killed women and delivered babies only to, again allegedly, impale them with scissors and snip their spinal cords. The Grand Jury Report stated over the years there were over “hundreds of snippings.”

My blog’s point was that the lack of coverage of the Gosnell trial, especially when juxtaposed with the media gusher of the Newtown tragedy, is the product of extreme liberal media bias.

Apparently, I piqued compassionate Janice and she did what Janice does, and sounded off. It occurred on the Patch, so naturally others called her on it. The following is a comment in response to Janice’s initial comment and her glib reply:

Proud Conservative

So, according to Jan Schmidt the liberal democrat, there is a huge distinction between the types of murders. A crazed man shooting kids in a school is a horrible tragedy deserving of immediate legislation that restricts lawful gun owners’ rights, while a doctor murdering young, innocent, defenseless babies is such an insignificant event that it doesn’t even warrant news coverage. Way to go Jan!!! Better to kill the kids before they get to school age, eh?

Jan Schmidt

Yes, that is correct… All murders aren’t the same

Stunning. What does she mean by that? And why aver so cavalierly?

Obviously, as with fingerprints, the fine details of every murder are unique. Duh, the victim is always different so of course “All murders aren’t the same” in that sense, but that’s a distinction without a difference and too inane even to be Janice’s intent. So, what did she mean?

Let’s look at her initial comment and see if we can dig out any clues as to her real meaning behind that awful statement. Please ignore her tone; she’s addressing me and she really doesn’t like my stuff; she even puts me in the same category as Dr. Gosnell. I wonder if she occasionally thumbs through Abortion Today articles penned by postpartum puncturing practitioners while on the commode… Anyway, that’s for another day.

Here’s her initial comment on my blog (emphasis mine):

Jan Schmidt

Can it be that creating a false equivalency is all you’re trying to accomplish?

Because the man who is breaking the law and butchering women is doing it under the guise of being a trusted person, he is abusing women for money and should be retired to his own hell for eternity.

He’s not a mentally ill boy with a mother who supplied him with not just the means to kill, but the training and the tools. He doesn’t belong to an organization that uses his tools of the trade to kill… His club is pledged to heal.

The case is sickening, but equating it with Newtown is truly disturbing, and demanding the press cover it like a mass murder of living breathing adults and their charges? I think this puts you in the same category and the doctor.

Doing something despicable for your own advancement., yet again.

OK, now we see her distinction:

  • One is a man who breaks the law, butchers women, and doesn’t belong to a killing organization*, and Jan implies that his case shouldn’t have press coverage like the other.

  • The other is a mentally ill boy with a mother that supplied him with the means and the training to kill and he did to “living breathing adults and their charges,” so he deserves press coverage.

First, notice her vulgar elision of newborns being killed by the case she intimates is less worthy; they must not count. She also cunningly didn’t mention “children” in the Newtown case either and used “charges” in its stead but did single out “living breathing adults.”

Which brings us to what I think she means by “All murders aren’t the same”.

Look at the breakdown of her words used to distinguish the two trajedies. I think any honest reading would conclude that at least both should be covered. But not to her because the Gosnell case shines a ghastly light on an extremely unpopular and controversial abortion procedure that has the potential to hurt Democrats/Liberals/Progressives politically. And that. Won’t. Do.

That’s what she means by, “All murders aren’t the same.” She means some murders are politically beneficial or expedient, so exploit them (e.g., anything that can help the anti-gun movement; see also “never let a serious crisis go to waste”, whether the crisis in manufactured or not). If they are politically beneficial ignore them, like with the Gosnell case or with black on black crime plaguing Democrat controlled cities. There’s really nothing to be gained by doing anything about them so. Move on. (Oh look, now I know what that means.)

Now it makes sense. I don’t agree with it and think it’s pathetically shallow and twisted, but I understand it.

I need to thank Janice because she did provide empirical support (in the very same blog no less) to the overarching point of my last blog. That is if there’s nothing to be gained politically for the liberals/Democrats. They’ll ignore it. The converse is also true.

Oh, and one more thing. Note to Jan’s husband Atlant: it might be advised that you periodically stay abreast of where husbandicide falls on the politically beneficial murder chart, wouldn’t want you to be caught off guard.

* A quick note on: “He doesn’t belong to an organization that uses his tools of the trade to kill.” This is just factually incorrect, see the Jury Report. The antecedent to “He” in her sentence is the abortionist. The entire trial is about him using tools of his trade to kill women and newborns. Hey, Nashua, nice job on picking your State Rep!

You've just read Democrat State Rep. Janice Schmidt: All murders aren’t the same" by Scott Morales originally posted at GraniteGrok.com (Home).

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JPF36 April 22, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Jan, I am an honest man. When I make a mistake. I apologize. It's as simple as SAYING "I AM SORRY".
JPF36 April 22, 2013 at 03:25 PM
As Far as I am concerned you have hit the nail squarely on the HEAD.
Andrew M. Zuba April 22, 2013 at 03:32 PM
I no longer read The Patch for several of the same reasons Jan says she will no longer participate in The Patch forum(s) in the future. I have not followed the controversy but I do feel that it is a shame that she will no longer be participating, for good or ill. Although Jan is a member of my party she does not, in large measure, represent me. While I have disagreed w/much of what she says I have, on more than one occasion, defended her choice to voice her opinions on this forum.
Andrew M. Zuba April 22, 2013 at 03:33 PM
PS W/all of the anger and vitriol on this site I can not say as I blame Jan for hitting the bricks. Quite frankly who needs that crap. No one.
Cheryl April 22, 2013 at 05:32 PM
That pretty much says it all Andrew.
Hilltopper April 22, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Mr. Zuba, Check. Can't blame Jan either. What su*ks is that we will miss a fine dedicated, intelligent human being . Godspeed Jan, I'll miss ya
Apljak April 22, 2013 at 06:05 PM
When and where did Jan announce she was done with Patch?
Cheryl April 22, 2013 at 07:02 PM
@Apl-it's on the Nashua Patch under a Simple Goodbye
Apljak April 22, 2013 at 07:10 PM
SoxPats, Thanks for the heads up. What a sad day for Patch! Jan was always professional. As most know, she was typically on the opposite end of where I see myself, BUT she was mostly respectful...Lashing out at those only when they were deserved it. Jan, if you're reading this, I would would my lighter metaphorically in the air and ask that you reconsider and come "play some more!" If not, I wish you well (and of course come to your senses politically... :-) lol ) We shall meet someday and I look forward to introducing myself to you. Your friend in Bedford, Apl
Cheryl April 22, 2013 at 07:12 PM
@Jan- Good Luck Jan. I will miss your comments, your honest perspectives, and your fairness.
Seamus Carty April 22, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Note that she did not allow comments on her "final" blog... Final is in quotes as I doubt she will be able to stay away.... My guess is that she will be reading this site every day and then telling her campaign manager, Atlant Schmidt. how to respond.... She may be at the Nashua Telegraph where she has been for years. She used to post as "Tesha" before she ran for office and decided that everyone should use their real names....
Seamus Carty April 22, 2013 at 08:15 PM
So, all murders are not equal? But if all people are created equal, then how is it that the taking of people's lives would differ?
Seamus Carty April 23, 2013 at 01:59 AM
Given her comments on this site, she should not come back if she wants to be re-elected next year. She wants to raise the gas tax. She supports every gun restriction legislation that comes along...
Proud Conservative April 23, 2013 at 09:37 AM
Jan is a typical liberal. When confronted with a situation where they are unable to defend their position, they run and hide. Good riddance!
JPF36 April 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM
As Far as I am concerned Jan only recently made one mistake,. she didn't take her Husband with her when she left.
Carol Robidoux (Editor) April 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM
JPF36 and Atlant: Please refrain from continuing this back and forth here.
JPF36 April 23, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Carol, I am looking for an apology based upon Atlant's unsubstantiated rant about blame for the Ricin attacks. It's a pretty simple request, since it never should have been allowed on Patch in the first place.
News Flash April 24, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Does Obama think all murders aren't the same? He's keynoting a planned parenthood fundraiser. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/23/obama-keynote-planned-parenthood-fundraiser/
News Flash April 24, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Are all murders the same? Great question to ask every democrat and republican running for State and Federal Office from NH in 2014
Carol Robidoux (Editor) April 24, 2013 at 06:35 PM
News Flash thanks to your persistence, I've reread this blog post several times. Scott Morales should have directly interviewed State Rep Schmidt rather than trying to get from point a to point b through a string of Patch comments to create an opinion piece. I don't see Schmidt saying that there shouldn't be coverage of the Gosnell trial. I don't see her saying what Gosnell did illegally in the state of Pennsylvania is OK. And if you want to get technical, even our legal system breaks down murder into degrees, and categories, ie manslaughter, homicide, euthanasia, infanticide. Are all murders the same according to our legal system?
News Flash April 24, 2013 at 07:00 PM
@Carol. Then ask every politician the simple question. Are all murders the same. Election season 2014 is sooner than we think. It is an excellent question to ask when Patch asks people running what they think about different issues. Whole lot better than boxers or shorts don't you think.
Proud Conservative April 24, 2013 at 08:34 PM
The legal definition of murder is: The unlawful killing of another human being without justification or excuse.
Kelly Black April 25, 2013 at 04:39 PM
I just am horrified by Jan's words. I realize that before 24 weeks gestation a human being is at the mercy of their mother and can be legally snuffed out without anyone ever knowing that a life started....... But for a doctor to do this in such a horrible way should not be tolerable in this soceity. Murder is murder in my personal opinion, apparently not in everyone's opinion, but to act like what this doctor did was no big deal is disgusting. I just think people love to act like they care so much about children when others are in view or when it is politically correct but the real mentality is who cares about the unborn baby they won't buy political correctness for anyone. Just a horrible mentality to have.
C Barry April 25, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I'm with you Kelly
JPF36 April 25, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Swamp Fox May 01, 2013 at 11:25 PM
Has Schmidt apologized yet?????????????
JPF36 May 01, 2013 at 11:45 PM
The Almighty Atlant Scissorhands Schmidt STILL has refused to apologize.
Michael Cole May 21, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Atlant and Jan will not be posting here again until they return from Washington, D.C. It is "all hands on deck" to help the current Administration with IRS, Benghazi, and Associated Press document shredding duties.
Riley Reid May 21, 2013 at 10:17 PM
@Michael Cole,,,,that's funny!
C Barry May 21, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Don't forget the Nashua and Concord problems that democrats are having. They probably don't know which way to go.


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