Obama sticks with Planned Parenthood for 2012 campaign

posted at 5:45 pm on December 12, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

Recent polling news has indicated that even as Newt Gringrich has surged in North Carolina, Barack Obama is still in competitive position in the state whether he faces the former Speaker or Mitt Romney. With an eye toward the future, he’s already staffing up an office there for next year’s battle. It may be an odd choice, given the largely conservative nature of the state, however, since he selected Lindsay Siler to run it.

The Obama campaign hired Lindsay Siler, the former director of public policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, to head its efforts in North Carolina, one of the pivotal battleground states Obama took from the Republican column in 2008 to pave his way to the White House.

In 2007, Siler worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, Obama former Democratic rival turned Secretary of State, and now she is excited to help perhaps the most pro-abortion president since Roe v. Wade get another four years to force Americans to fund abortions and the Planned Parenthood abortion business domestically and abroad with taxpayer dollars.

“They were truly building a collective voice, the grass-roots organization we’ve all dreamt about,” she told the Charlotte Observer about what she saw in the Obama campaign in 2008 so, when asked to head up the North Carolina shop this time, she added, “there was no way I was going to pass that up.”

About her time at Planned Parenthood, she told the newspaper, her working for the abortion business was no surprise.

“Either I was born a feminist and was raised an activist,” she says, “or I was born an activist and raised a feminist.”

This would probably be a logical choice in a state like New York or California. (Then again, those aren’t states that the president is particularly worried about carrying.) But in South Carolina, even if the race manages to be a close thing, Republicans will be looking for every advantage they can nab. Highlighting the participation of Siler in local advertising seems like a rather easy and obvious play for the RNC.

South Carolina wouldn’t be an easy pick-up for Obama in the best of times. And given the state’s currently higher than national average unemployment rate of 10.5%, things only get tougher. Also, those poll numbers shouldn’t be alarming Republicans too much at this point. Historically, when the challenger’s party hasn’t settled on a candidate yet, poll numbers tend to skew down in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups with the incumbent. Solid numbers shouldn’t be expected until the GOP field has gelled significantly.


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You just can’t discredit Obama for his consistency in supporting child sacrifice.

tom daschle concerned on December 12, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Because Obama knows that even as a Fraud, he can be King Pimp at PPH!

upinak on December 12, 2011 at 5:49 PM

But I’m sure that Obama is personally opposed to abortion.

spiritof61 on December 12, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Is this North or South Carolina? Big difference.

earlgrey133 on December 12, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Slime attracts Slime.

lisa fox on December 12, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Has anyone ever seen Obama and Lucifer in the same room, at the same time?

If you or I were to leave a live baby in a trash bin to die, we would be charged with murder.

In the case of Obama, he wanted to make it legal.

turfmann on December 12, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Obama gives taxpayer money to PP and then PP launders that money back in to his coffers…..this act doesn’t surprise me.
His bundlers and hawala-routers always get priority

burrata on December 12, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Barry’s term in office needs to be aborted, it’s unwanted, unviable and it would be better for everyone if it no longer existed.

NoDonkey on December 12, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Democrats, and their pet obama, love the smell of freshly slaughtered babies.

Pork-Chop on December 12, 2011 at 6:06 PM

All politics are local, so we can make political hay of this here in Raleigh. Bring it…

SteveInRTP on December 12, 2011 at 6:07 PM

NoDonkey on December 12, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Thread winner and QOTD material.

chemman on December 12, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Isn’t it weird? Those of us on the right that oppose providing federal funding for abortions are excoriated for being either 1) morally bankrupt for not wanting to assist poor women who find themselves in trouble with an unwanted pregnancy or 2) morally bankrupt for putting our pocketbooks before the plight of poor women who find themselves in trouble with an unwanted pregnancy.

According to liberals you can’t argue on religious grounds or economic grounds because it shows you have no empathy.

But honestly the only reason Obama could be such an advocate for unfettered federally funded abortions is the campaign dollars it brings him. Unless he really really wants babies dead. So he gets a pass for either 1) taking money to increase the opportunity for abortion or 2) taking money to advance the cause of abortionists.

DanMan on December 12, 2011 at 6:10 PM

North or South Carolina? This posting has me confused.

ButterflyDragon on December 12, 2011 at 6:14 PM

You would think that Barry would consider that when even the woman who was “Doe” in Doe vs. Wade no longer supports abortion, it may not be a smart political move to be closely identified with the murder of the ultimate innocents.

joejmz on December 12, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Yes, the Liberal war against “the least of these” continues. And all justified by using Matthew 25. Evil.

Blue Collar Todd on December 12, 2011 at 6:17 PM

I saw the headline and thought,

Natural Born Killers.

orbitalair on December 12, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Wonder if O’bama would still support PP if he had read some of what Margaret Sanger said back in the early 1900s?

Del Dolemonte on December 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Jazz, there is the North and there is the South. Clarify.

DrStock on December 12, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Why shouldn’t Barry stick with them. He’s perfectly comfortable with a live, aborted infant being left to die alone in the janitors closet. Out of sight. Out of mind.

One can only HOPE that CHANGE will occur in 2012 and Barry will be out of sight and out of mind.

GarandFan on December 12, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Typical liberal thinking.

It’s okay to murder the innocent, but wrong to execute the guilty.

Hard Right on December 12, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Planned Parenthood gives a new and sickening meaning to “No Child Left Behind”.

curious1 on December 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Recent polling news has indicated that even as Newt Gringrich has surged in North Carolina, Barack Obama is still in competitive position in the state whether he faces the former Speaker or Mitt Romney

But in South Carolina, even if the race manages to be a close thing, Republicans will be looking for every advantage they can nab

Which state?

herm2416 on December 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

South Carolina? Obama?

Boeing and NLRB. Nuff said.

prodigalson on December 12, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Ms. Siler has to get an early start, needs to build some shelves for the partial birth abortions and make some “Dont Let Your Daughters Be Punished By A Baby” banners….

hillsoftx on December 12, 2011 at 6:29 PM

bho sticks with pp, seiu, acorn, and any other snakes that we taxpayers pay for. Funds from us, who actually pay taxes, are seeing to it bho goes his evil. The sad fact, will OUR in dc do anything? Methinks NO.
L

letget on December 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

South Carolina? Thought the article was about North Carolina.

mbquinn on December 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Isn’t it sad that abortion is equated with activism?

BKeyser on December 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

I’m not going to forget for this election that Obama, who campaigned on Hope, Change, and Unity (and that he wouldn’t be like George W. Bush) violated the Unity aspect of his platform by, one of the very first things he did, rescinding a Bush-era anti abortion provision, and that was was one of the FIRST THINGS he did in office. If he was truly for Unity, he wouldn’t repeal a hot topic so fast, but he did, and it goes down hill from there, so grill him, GOPers. Start with that.

The Nerve on December 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM

I guess his mother did not have that ORGANIZATION as an option, when the x and y chromosone were developing into the WON, back in the day.
Things could have been different.

KOOLAID2 on December 12, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Back when I was a younger woman, Planned Parenthood was a place one went to for information on how to PREVENT pregnancy before it ocurred. They provided counseling and free or low cost birth control options short of abortion. One would think that the main purpose of Planned Parenthood would be to educate women on how not to get pregnant so they wouldn’t have to go through the trauma of an abortion. Now that they have arguably morphed into the Wal-Mart of the abortion industry, I guess they must not be doing that great of job of educating their clientele.

So why should any of my taz money go to an organization that is so inefficent let alone contributing to infantcide?

susandiane311 on December 12, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Should be “occurred” and “tax” in my previous post.

susandiane311 on December 12, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Is Planned Parenthood now a 100% abortion-only service provider or do they perform any other functions?

CorporatePiggy on December 12, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Life begins at conception. When you make a conscious decision to terminate it, you must bear the ultimate responsibility. Except in a few rare circumstances, it is entirely avoidable if it is undesirable. If people would act responsibly, we would not have this problem.

Elric on December 12, 2011 at 8:25 PM

As someone on a previous post shared about their trials about their addiction to porn and how with God’s help they are battling it, so shall I share that 25 years ago I had an abortion. I have not and will not forgive myself for this although as a Catholic I have confessed my sin many times and am told i am forgiven i hope that God and my baby will forgive when we meet again. Although my reasons seemed rational enough at the time, In retrospect they were and still are insignificant when compared to taking the life of an innocent. I love babies and children and my penance will be the fact I will never have a child of my own as I am past the age of child bearing. Abortion not only murders the baby it kills the soul of the mother. Even though the baby was only 6 weeks in my womb I knew I had life inside me. Anyone who tells you differently is simply lying.

I loathe PP for making it so easy to do this and I despise the fact our government is funding the mass murder of innocents.

FLconservative on December 12, 2011 at 8:41 PM

The Nerve on December 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM

But still, he isn’t like Bush.

listens2glenn on December 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM

As a past resident of North Carolina (35 years) I was always amazed that the electorate kept putting Liberal Democrats in office at the local and state level but went Republican in the national contests. However, this tim around I don’t believe that ODumbo has a chance in either North or South Carolina. His radicalism has doomed him to failure in these states. I especially think this is true in South Carolina where the NLRB has obstructed the Boeing relocation denying jobs to the people of the state. Also, the Democrat National convention is in Charlotte and they are hiring union labor from out of state because of right to work laws in NC. Hence, it won’t matter whether planned parenthood, ACORN, or any other foolish liberal organization tries the voters in these states will not be fooled in November.

Halfinch on December 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM

NoDonkey on December 12, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Thread winner and QOTD material.
chemman on December 12, 2011 at 6:08 PM

I second the motion.

That’s really good!

listens2glenn on December 12, 2011 at 8:46 PM

If the RNC were smart they would run ads in black precincts showing the disproportionate number of aborted black babies, democrat opposition to school choice and democrat hostility to Christianity and traditional marriage. I realize many (most?) of them have been programmed since birth to be democrat voting machines, but it seems like this could be a very effective message, especially in southern states like NC with lots of black voters.

If I were a GOP presidential candidate, I would make it a point to go into black neighborhoods and take that message to them – even if you get some boos and jeers. I would ask them why I’m there campaigning but Obama never stops by. I would ask why they keep electing democrat politicians but their neighborhoods never seem to improve.

We need to start thinking outside the box in order to make inroads with traditional democrat voters if we’re to achieve the goal of relegating the democrat party to permanent minority status.

The Count on December 12, 2011 at 9:42 PM

I’m going to go break some bald eagle eggs and go to jail for killing them.

Meanwhile, abortions killing babies occurs legally.

If people only understood how much harm abortion does to society…

Gatekeeper on December 13, 2011 at 1:46 AM

If people only understood how much harm abortion does to society…

Gatekeeper on December 13, 2011 at 1:46 AM

The level of selfishness required to decide to kill your baby overrides one’s ability to think about the larger society. The “us” doesn’t matter when the “I” is all you care about.

Extrafishy on December 13, 2011 at 5:30 AM

Considering the Obumma is such a pro-choice advocate, what the **** was that catholic (I am Catholic and practicing) University inviting him and giving him a prize ?

What was that all about ?

How embarrassing is that, that the man with the Plan (ObamaCare) does not even have any restrictions on federal funding on abortion, and he gets a prize ?

From a Catholic U ?

Huh ?
Over ?

Just flabbergasted is all…

take care
JMG

Gauthijm on December 13, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Let’s call it what it is. Planned Parenthood does not offer “health services” they offer the ability to kill off innocent life. That Obama would ally himself with baby killers should come as no surprise. I would hope that the NC GOP makes it clear just what an offensive evil and vile human being is running Obama’s campaign.

Happy Nomad on December 13, 2011 at 8:05 AM

It’s all about the money. Without the funding provide by us the taxpayer, this evil monster know as Planned Parenthood, would dry up and fade away. Truley Evil People. PP is nothing more than murderous b@stards. Is it no wonder they support him, and vice versa.

D-fusit on December 13, 2011 at 9:53 AM

FLconservative on December 12, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Thank you for speaking the truth so well, and I am sorry for your pain. Though I do not share your experience, I share your loathing of PP. I have seen the damage it does to women, and for pro-abortionists to deny it only compounds their crimes/sins. God have mercy on them. And I wish you peace. I don’t imagine anything will take away the regret you feel, but do not doubt the unfathomable mercy of the Lord. He gave us His word.

Amen I say to you, that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men,…

…He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them;

I thank Him for the gift of the Sacrament of Confession.

Deo Gratias!

pannw on December 13, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Terrific plan, O-buma-h. Stick with an organization whose founder was a racist, euganacist NUTCASE adored by two groups of ultra-rightwing monsters (KKK and the Nazis), and makes fundies froth at the mough by using their tax dollars to pad the budget. What could possibly go wrong?

MelonCollie on December 13, 2011 at 12:36 PM

As someone on a previous post shared about their trials about their addiction to porn and how with God’s help they are battling it, so shall I share that 25 years ago I had an abortion. I have not and will not forgive myself for this although as a Catholic I have confessed my sin many times and am told i am forgiven i hope that God and my baby will forgive when we meet again.
FLconservative on December 12, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Thanks for your refreshing honesty. I too share your loathing of PP, and have proudly gone to jail many times back in the day when rescuers were not guilty of violating the RICO statutes for doing such things.

I want to be quite clear with you that God DOES forgive you and HAS forgiven you. There is no sin too great for God to forgive. And if the Greatest Power and Person in the Universe can do that for you, surely you can forgive yourself. I will pray for you to receive the balm of Gilead, the cleansing of the Holy Spirit so that you can finally get the peace that surpasses all understanding. I too have struggled with a habitual sin that almost consumed me for years and only after I accepted God’s forgiveness and more importantly forgave myself did I finally reach a place of peace. Repentance is concept foreign to the world, but true repentance brings healing, peace and a closer relationship with our God.

MJScanlonOH on December 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM