Three reasons to treat this as political kryptonite: Lila Rose, Andrew Breitbart and James O’Keefe. Pulling scams on one of the most liberal of liberals’ pets, Planned Parenthood isn’t the way to go, especially since they’re on to the antics of Breitbart and O’Keefe, especially.
The way to hit them hardest is to document the impact legalized abortion has had on the solvency of liberalism’s crown jewels of the social safetynet, which the rather creaky Paul Ryan grossly mischaracterized and slandered as a “hammock;” and I’m referring directly to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
This is one of Roe’s most damaging, albeit unintended, results since 1973. Yes, nothing can compare to the actual loss of the innocent children killed in abortuaries across the land. But a lot of elderly, disabled, widows, orphans and people relying on the two medical components of this safetynet have also suffered lately in terms of all the unnecessary worrying that these programs which they paid into will soon vanish at the hands of politicians with the souls of accountants ... Paul Ryan and his pals in Congress.
I’m very pro-life, but I’m also very much against the mean-spirited cheap attacks on the social safetnet and the good parts of the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010. I opposed it then, but now it’s the law of the land and bleeding it and other necessary components of this act and other programs designed to help mothers and poor families make the positive decision to bring their babies into the world must also never be sacrificed on the altars of Republican demagoguery about the need for “accountability, and personal responsibility” when their ideological donut hole resembles that of a gouged out hole in their Bibles and consciences where Matt. 25 should be.
I’m glad to see Planned Parenthood take it on the chin for once. But where the heck were all those bloviators and late-night opportunists who debated, or read their (very over the top descriptive) talking points ad nausem before when Planned Parenthood was picking our pockets for decades? We all knew the money was comingled, and yet when the Health Care Act was loudly debated, the issue of whether or not abortions would be funded was largely rendered moot thanks to the inattentiveness to what was already being funneled into PPF’s coffers as it had been for decades.
At least getting the Executive Order out of the most pro-abortion rights President in history might seem like slim pickings, but what did the so-called “pro-life” Representatives and Senators accomplish up to that point last March? Only one man, Henry Hyde, came as close. Barney Frank had so many “prolife” partisan bloviators in both parties and chambers nailed down when he said years ago that prolifers love the fetus before it enters the world, but then they have no compunctions in denying these children the health, nutrition, early education and other necessary programs to help them get fair shot in living healthier and fuller lives.
But Barney’s party is scared to death to admit what its slavish devotion to Roe has done to the programs these kids and so many members of the MOST SELFISH GENERATION are going to need eventually, what the GOP’s stingy “leadership” ... especially Paul Ryan, snidely referred to as a “hammock.” Hell of an example of a Catholic politician for our kids to look up to. Hell of an example, indeed.
And to think that the GOP couldn’t have come up with better strategies to argue their case against PPF in this most crucial of all domestic moral issues since ante-bellum debates over slavery, other than stale sound-bite talking points and relying on the skullduggery of Breitbart, Rose and O’Keefe. Hell of an example.