Tuesday, December 01, 2015

"Republican" Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry

There have been weaker and worse responses to the apparent terrorist act of last Friday in Colorado Springs than that of Mike Huckabee. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, he conceded "there's no excuse for killing other people." Of course, he then went on to compare Robert Lewis Dear and Planned Parenthood, even suggesting the latter is worse: "whether it's happening inside the Planned Parent headquarters, inside their clinics, where many millions of babies die,or whether it's people attacking Planned Parenthood."

See what the Slick Man of Hope did there? "Many millions of babies die" at Planned Parenthood compared to various unnamed people who are merely attacking Planned Parenthood.

More significantly, however, the former governor went on to maintain "I know of nobody who has ever suggested that Planned Parenthood be the target of some type of violent attack."

That technically is true, in the same way another slick guy from Hope once was asked by Jim Lehrer "You had no sexual relationship with this young woman?" (i.e., Monica Lewinsky) and the President responded "There is not a sexual relationship- that is accurate."

The sexual relationship had occurred- it was not occurring, in much the same way that nobody has said "go out and start shooting people at a Planned Parenthood clinic." A critic could argue that one or more Republicans has suggested such an action, given that Merriam-Webster gives as one definition of suggest as "to mention or imply as a possibility." Yet, that is not the main definition, so we give Huckabee the benefit of the doubt.

Nevertheless, one GOP candidate, at least, came awfully close to advocating a murderous attack upon Planned Parenthood.  At the September 16, 2015 debate hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina declared (video below)

As regards to Planned parenthood, anyone who has watched this vdeo tape,I dare Hillary Clnton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. To watch a fully formed fetus on the table. Its heart beating. Its legs kicking while someone says "We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain."

We're still waiting to see that video tape Fiorina swore exists, but seems not to.  We're waiting, also, to hear anyone say "we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain"  and are anxious to see the fetus with its heart beating and leg kicking (questioned by Chris Wallace, below). But never mind.  A presidential candidate and former CEO accuses Planned Parenthood of putting a fully formed fetus, with its heart beating and legs kicking, on a table to "keep it alive to harvest its brain,"   Then in a remarkable suspension of thought, she labels any linkage of incendiary remarks and violent behavior "typical left-wing politics."

And have I mentioned how loathsome Carly Fiorina is?

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