Monday, August 3, 2015

Failed GOP theater, baby harvesting Dems frame Monday evening's Planned Parenthood vote

A pair of RedState articles this evening perfectly frame today's failed theater to defund Planned Parenthood. First, the GOP's Act 3 flop...
Imagine our surprise. The standalone bill that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 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 this bill having been attached to something else that the President had to sign.

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wanted to achieve exactly one thing with this bill, which was to give Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) cover back home for their pro-choice bona fides.

How incompetent and doomed to failure – both real and political – was this play? McConnell also gave cover to two Democrats – Manchin and Donnelly – to brandish their fake pro-life credibility to their conservative electorates back home. If the vote had been close, they would have voted the party line, of course, but since everyone knew it was not going to be, Manchin and Donnelly got a free boost to their general election chances.

Now mark my words, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is going to try to pretend like this was all he could do. He is going to forget that no money can be spent on Planned Parenthood or anything else unless it passes through the chamber that he allegedly controls. His head is so far retreated into his turtle shell from even the word “shutdown” – even as applied to even one government agency – that he will pretend that it is simply not an option.

If anyone brings it up to him, he will harumph and cough and say that he thinks we all learned our lesson from last time – you know, the last time we had a shutdown and the GOP gained a bunch of seats in the election immediately afterwards.

And he and the party apparatus that enables him will have the gall to come back to you, the voters and donors, and ask you to give them more money, more of your volunteer time, and more of your votes. They will lie and claim that doing so is necessary to achieve the goal that everyone definitely wants, which is defunding Planned Parenthood! Surely, next cycle, if Mitch has 57 Senators to work with, this won’t happen again! And so on and so on.

He’s counting on you to forget that he still has options. He’s counting on you to forget that just because a political play requires balls does not mean it’s implausible or even a bad idea. He’s counting on your willingness to be fooled and your dislike of Democrats to get you to fall in line.

It’s your choice whether you keep coming back for this performance or not.
Related link: Mitch McConnell Must Never Be Elected Again

...second only to the Senators who continue to force you, the taxpayer, to keep paying for Planned Parenthood's abortion harvesting business in the name of 'women's health'...
A radical pro-abortion minority of the Senate just voted to continue forcing you to fund Planned Parenthood’s abortion and baby harvesting business. You need to know who they are.

Despite a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate’s support for defunding the abortion giant (including Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-WV) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) ), these political pawns of Planned Parenthood filibustered to ensure the Culture of Death keeps getting its government handout.

Each of the Senators below voted to block legislation that would have stripped taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood – an abortion business that takes $500 million tax dollars, murders nearly 330,000 babies, and sells them for parts to pad its bottom line each and every year:
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE)
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
Sen. Christopher Coons (D-DE)
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Sen. Angus King (I-ME)
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT)
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
They must be held responsible for their vote. Planned Parenthood’s evil must not be subsidized by you and me – the taxpayers. The fight is not over.
Kirk and Collins and Mr. No-Show, Wanna-Be-President Lindsey Graham supply the so-called bipartisanship, per Cecile Richards. Remember them and all their Democratic cohorts listed above the next time they mumble about something being 'for the children'.

I submit to you that as long as these lackluster leaders continue to control Congress, the American People lose from womb to tomb. And today's political theater ensures those two locations are detrimentally the same.

Related link: Democrats Defeat Senate Effort to De-Fund Planned Parenthood After It Sells Aborted Babies

ADDENDUM: The truest solution lies within something one of my Anglican brethren shared with me this weekend...
You want to crush planned parenthood - start offering the Holy Eucharist outside its doors, praying the Litany for the dying and faithful departed, stand there ready to offer the sacrament of reconciliation to the broken, and pray the rite of exorcism outside the walls. Fight great darkness with marvelous light.

Our state will not do it - America loves evil. Only Jesus can make the knees of the kings bend...yes swords and votes might do it for a season, but ultimately reconciliation is found only in the greater Monarch.
There's the fight!

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