Commence Act 3 of the GOP’s Planned Parenthood Failure Theater
Imagine our surprise. The standalone bill that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% promised as a sop to the dumb pro-lifers failed, exactly like everyone knew it would, exactly as it was designed to do. There was literally no way McConnell was ever going to get six Democrats to sign on to the bill, or to get it past an Obama veto, without | Read More »
The Curtain Rises Today on Act 2 of the Planned Parenthood GOP Failure Theater
Now you’re looking for the secret, but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. By now the way the GOP does pretty much everything in the Senate has become as formulaic and predictable as a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. In Act 1, some Republican Senator – usually | Read More »
Even In Politics Not Everything Is Political
I have seen a number of Republicans and even some Christian evangelicals in the past seventy-two hours make the case that the Republican Party should avoid a government shutdown to stop Planned Parenthood. In fact, a few have said the fight against Planned Parenthood is just another ideological fight and government does so much more and depriving Planned Parenthood of any money will not stop | Read More »
Would you believe it? The judge who blocked the @PPact videos is an Obama guy!
I know. I was shocked, too. Via Mollie Hemmingway at The Federalist (if you don’t have a fainting couch, you may need to invest in one before reading this): A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has | Read More »
Don’t Fear The Shutdown… well, it *kind* of scans.
very little that happens with a shutdown in Congress this year will have any effect on the national elections next year
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From the Mailbag: Dear John
From the Mailbag: Dear Mr. Erickson: How irresponsible and stupid for you and other right-wing media types and tea party Congress members to be calling for another government shutdown over Parent Parenthood — you drama queen will try to shut down the government over anything — the last government shutdown orchestrated by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% cost taxpayers $24 billion — once again, it would be | Read More »
Pro-Lifers, Be Wary of Mitch McConnell on Planned Parenthood
I saw Al Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary tweet out this link earlier today. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% is calling on Planned Parenthood being defunded. I hope McConnell will stick with this, even at the risk of President Obama shutting down the government in the fight. But we should remember that we are at this point because of legislation | Read More »
The Stammering Non-Defense of Planned Parenthood
Because they are the favored ideology of the American legacy media, liberals are not often called upon to mount a strenuous intellectual defense of their institutions and beliefs. As a result, they are spectacularly bad at doing so, on the rare occasion that one of their institutions actually faces a grave threat. Never has that been more apparent than during the current Planned Parenthood scandal. | Read More »
StemExpress Gets “Fully Intact” Babies
StemExpress got a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress. The order prevents CMP from releasing more video footage. What are they hiding? David Daleidan, the man who spearheaded the undercover operation, went on CNN to tell the world. StemExpress gets fully intact babies from abortion clinics. “In a meeting with their top leadership, they admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses | Read More »
Do Or Do Not. There Is No Try.
Republicans in the Congress are beginning to use the word “try.” They will try to defund Planned Parenthood. But the President has a veto and they do not have the votes to override the veto. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 44% has moved from try to “can’t.” He says Republicans cannot defund Planned Parenthood because of the President’s veto. This is really, really | Read More »
The Center for Medical Progress and Our Broken Rule of Law
The ongoing Planned Parenthood scandal is a fascinating story that has a lot of facets that illustrate many disturbing aspects of American society. Although it is difficult to do so, I’m going to ask readers here to set aside the horrifying aspects related to abortion and the sale of baby parts for a moment to focus on one particular aspect that has largely gone unnoticed. | Read More »
Shut Down The Government. Now.
Your taxpayer dollars are being used to subsidize an organization that extracts children, weeks from birth and capable of feeling pain and hearing, from their mothers’ wombs. The organization inserts instruments into the soft part of the child’s skull, rips it open, and extracts its brain. It then crushes the head and pulls it further out of the womb. From there it extracts the child’s | Read More »
Hey Scott Pelley (@ScottPelley) and Steve Capus (@SteveCapus), Why Cecil and Not Cecile?
Cecil the Lion died in Africa and Scott Pelley of CBS News and his Executive Producer, Steve Capus, made sure the world knew. But here at home, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood is leading an organization that is crushing the heads of children, harvesting their brains, hearts, lungs, livers, and other viable organs, and selling them for a significant amount of money. Planned Parenthood has | Read More »
Hey Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) and Patrick Burkey (@PatBurkey), Why Cecil and Not Cecile?
Cecil the Lion died in Africa and Lester Holt of NBC News and his Executive Producer, Patrick Burkey, made sure the world knew. But here at home, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood is leading an organization that is crushing the heads of children, harvesting their brains, hearts, lungs, livers, and other viable organs, and selling them for a significant amount of money. Planned Parenthood has | Read More »
StemExpress obtains a restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress
According to Fox News, StemExpress (the company that Planned Parenthood has been selling baby parts to) has obtained a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress preventing them from releasing any more video for the time being. LOS ANGELES – A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal | Read More »