NYT: Say, that Planned Parenthood attack ad on Romney might be a bit unfair

posted at 12:41 pm on May 30, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Planned Parenthood has endorsed Barack Obama, ending that drawn-out suspense of this round in the endorsement battles.  (I’m certain that Team Romney is devastated to have lost the oh-so-unpredictable Planned Parenthood Seal of Approval.)  The national chain of abortion mills has also launched a new television spot warning that because Romney wants to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, he’s obviously aiming to enslave the wimminses, or something:

Even the New York Times throws a flag on this play, via Katrina Trinko:

“When Mitt Romney says, ‘Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that,’” the ad says, “Romney is saying he’ll deny women the birth control and cancer screenings they depend on.”

That statement can be misleading. Mr. Romney was answering a question about what federal funding he would target for elimination or reductions if he is elected. His campaign has said he wants to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood, not the organization itself.

You think?  Planned Parenthood wants to argue that they have a right to federal funding, which is a novel concept, especially for a private-sector business.  That’s the only way in which they can argue that Romney would act to destroy Planned Parenthood as President.  In fact, Romney hasn’t argued at all that Planned Parenthood should be somehow banned by government, but only that they should exist on their own income and not taxpayer funds.  Given the numerous occasions where their clinics have acted to evade or defy state laws on child abuse, Romney hardly has a fringe outlook on that point.

The same can be said about their argument on Roe v Wade, albeit with more nuance.  An overturning of Roe would not, in fact, make abortion any more or less illegal than it is now — at least not immediately.  It would end the preposterous notion that abortion is a constitutionally-guaranteed right and return the question of legality and regulation back to the states, where it belonged in the first place.  That would tend to give states more power to proscribe abortion or at least limit its availability, but it would also remove the question from the level of national politics — where Romney is running to be President.   In any event, Romney himself can’t overturn Roe (a point he was making at the time from which this clip was culled), and even more to the point would be less able to restrict choice as President in an overturned-Roe era.

It seems that Planned Parenthood is as honest in their politics as they are in their business.


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Didn’t know that Mitt was for screening females for abortion.

Lefties, you are China now.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

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ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Three per cent!

/sarc

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

“Do you want to vote for the man that believes women should stay home and be baby machines (with their sister wives)?”

Oh, look. A Mormon dig. How utterly original and wholly unpredictable.

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM

It seems that Planned Parenthood is as honest in their politics as they are in their business.

Deceivers deceive.

rbj on May 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Lame ad.

El_Terrible on May 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Oh, look. A Mormon dig. How utterly original and wholly unpredictable.

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM

It’s all they have left. That and the race card.

JPeterman on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

[Comment deleted, user banned -- Ed]

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Where’d they get the money to create and run that ad?

SouthernGent on May 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

The choice is clear for women. Do you want to vote for the man that believes women should stay home and be baby machines (with their sister wives)? Or do you want to vote for the man that promotes his wife’s career and supporters her through a responsible family plan?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

The choice is clear for women. Do you want to vote for the man who thinks women who choose to raise a family deserve no less respect than women who choose a career? Or do you want to vote for the man that promotes slaughtering and eating babies?

The Rogue Tomato on May 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

It seems that Planned Parenthood is as honest in their politics as they are in their business.

Well duh… Their entire business model is based on murdering babies, you expect them to be even a little bit honest?

SWalker on May 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

What about PP’s war on baby girls? Shouldn’t O have to repudiate?

Waiting….

LetsBfrank on May 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Translation: Women, do you need a man to take care of you because you are wholly incapable of making financial and life decisions for yourself or do you want a Republican president?

mankai on May 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

The choice is clear for women. Do you want to vote for the man that believes women should stay home and be baby machines (with their sister wives)? Or do you want to vote for the man that promotes his wife’s career and supporters her through a responsible family plan?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

You sow, with apologies to the clean baconey animals

Your conundrum – no matter what an etch-a-sketch Mitt is, your Obama will always be the Pimp of all Etch-A-Sketches.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

…(with their sister wives)?…

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Everybody should be able to marry whomever they wish!!! Except some people.

mankai on May 30, 2012 at 12:51 PM

If you are a Christian and vote for a politician that supports this genocide, shame on you.

crosshugger on May 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM

AKA the truth.

If polygamy were still legal, you know that Romney would have multiple wives. Of course, he can’t appear that way because he’s trying to win the presidency.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Remind us again who in this race had a father and grandfather who were practicing polygamists?

NotCoach on May 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Taxpayers should not be funding an abortion mill, nor should we be funding a partisan political organization. Planned Parenthood is both.

End tax subsidies for Planned Parenthood now!

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Someone noted in another thread that Romney has run a most unconventional campaign so far: down the middle in the primaries, to the right in the general. I admit to being surprised by the rightward general election tack so far, but Leftist extremism not only has made it easy, but the only option possible.

Besides, why shouldn’t Planned Parenthood be forced to pay for birth control services, like Catholic organizations are being required to do?

de rigueur on May 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM

As it is, Mitt Romney’s practically Jim Bob Duggar.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

As it is, you are a bigoted swine, except you make the good clean animals appear noble.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM

If polygamy were still legal, you know that Romney would have multiple wives. Of course, he can’t appear that way because he’s trying to win the presidency.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

This thread is about the abortion ad put out by Planned Parenthood.

Way to change the subject. Here’s hoping that Ed is paying attention.

JPeterman on May 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

If polygamy were still legal, you know that Romney would have multiple wives. Of course, he can’t appear that way because he’s trying to win the presidency.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

What’s your problem with polygamy?

Why are you so filled with hate?

mankai on May 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

See Obama’s family tree, you bigoted hyena. You have no shame, you leftie hypocrite.

You are never liberal or progressive. May you suffocate from pretending otherwise.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

If polygamy were still legal, you know that Romney would have multiple wives. Of course, he can’t appear that way because he’s trying to win the presidency.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Careful, your bigotry is showing.

But then, if this is the only thing you have worth talking about, I doubt he’s worried.

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

This thread is about the abortion ad put out by Planned Parenthood.

Way to change the subject. Here’s hoping that Ed is paying attention.

JPeterman on May 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

ElenaKagen doesn’t want to internalize the PP, via Obama, screen female babies for abortion, exactly like in China.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

As it is, Mitt Romney’s practically Jim Bob Duggar.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

People having large families is now an insult?

NotCoach on May 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Don’t lie, you swine. My comments haven nothing to do with Jews.

Don’t change the subject, you swine.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

If polygamy BLOW were still legal, you know that Romney OBAMA would have multiple wives SNORTS A DAY. Of course, he can’t appear that way because he’s trying to win the presidency.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Of course, we know Obama did cocaine whereas your speculation is based solely on your own personal opinion.

mankai on May 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Obama funds PP.
PP helps select girl babies for killing.
Therefore, Obama is pursuing a war on women.

a capella on May 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Classy. Compare a Jew to a pig, but don’t you dare put lipstick on Sarah Palin!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Plus, you bigoted oaf, dare to speak of “classy”.

Look in the mirror, you bigoted ugly fool.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Classy. Compare a Jew to a pig, but don’t you dare put lipstick on Sarah Palin!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Lol.

“Awesome! I found a convenient moment to claim Jew victimhood!”

NotCoach on May 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM

If polygamy were still legal, you know that Romney would have multiple wives.
ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Wow, she is like the Amazing Kreskin or something, quite the mind reader. And I just love the tolerant left! No bigotry in that statement, no sir.

JusDreamin on May 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Why don’t you just dump some Holy Water on me?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

While you need some, you’re so covered in shit that nothing will clean you.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Classy. Compare a Jew to a pig, but don’t you dare put lipstick on Sarah Palin!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Yea, right, I soooo believe you.

SWalker on May 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM

So Obama, the “gay guy,” is a closeted polygamist who has (only) two children (daughters) and supports his very independent wife?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Well, as long as we’re making up bullshit stories to denigrate the background of someone’s faith, I guess that probably sounds about as good as anything you’ve offered.

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Why don’t you just dump some Holy Water on me?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Martyr much?

You (as leftists are wont to do) introduce an assumption based on your personal hate and intolerance and then try to cast yourself as a victim.

Pathetic.

mankai on May 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Lol.

“Awesome! I found a convenient moment to claim Jew victimhood!”

NotCoach on May 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Tactics of the oh-so ‘smart’ left.

Call us anything, racists, bigots, whatever, while they make first bigoted comment out of the gate.

See through them and help them go to Hades.

Such fools need to be mocked and sent packing.

Such transparency

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

If polygamy were still legal, you know that Romney would have multiple wives. Of course, he can’t appear that way because he’s trying to win the presidency. ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Obooba’s father had four wives, so apparently he wants four too. Thanks for the logic lesson.

Akzed on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

People having large families is now an insult?

NotCoach on May 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

The more people we have, the less bio-diversity we’ll hold onto. People should be responsible. Isn’t that the Republican party’s claim to fame? ha!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM

For gods sake then, quick, kill yourself and save mother Gaia… Yea, didn’t think so, all BS…

SWalker on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

So Obama, the “gay guy,” is a closeted polygamist who has (only) two children (daughters) and supports his very independent wife?

Yeah…

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Independent as in, “Gee, she was so damn good how do we ever find a replacement for her in this $200k+ fake job? Oh well, guess we’ll just leave the position permanently vacant.”

Remind us again who’s father and grandfather were practicing polygamists? You want to invent a narrative based on the past actions of already dead people, so who is it that is much closer to recently dead relatives who practiced polygamy?

NotCoach on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

The more people we have, the less bio-diversity we’ll hold onto. People should be responsible. Isn’t that the Republican party’s claim to fame? ha!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM

What if I were a Hispanic married to an Asian? Wouldn’t having more kids increase the overall bio-diversity of a plurality-white nation?

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

The more people we have, the less bio-diversity we’ll hold onto.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM

So, worshiping “bio-diversity” is the religion of the left?

Gunlock Bill on May 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

People should be responsible. Isn’t that the Republican party’s claim to fame? ha!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM

In a thread about ending somebody else paying for your irresponsible sexual activity (a program you support), you choose to attack a family that is self-supporting.

You leftists are such hypocrites.

mankai on May 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I guess my tax money should pay to make sure someone gets a boy instead of a girl?

I don ‘t think so. I think killing is wrong. So Elena, you go right ahead and pay for the murder of the innocent.

Leave me out of it.

petunia on May 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

You wouldn’t know antisemitism if a piece of bacon dipped in holy water hit you in the face.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Well, given that you cried anti-semitism when the only person in the entire thread who brought up your Jewish heritage IS YOU, then I’m willing to bet that is a mutual quality you share with him.

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

you should have seen mika and the president of pp defending their stance against mitt this am….
thank goodness for dan senor to jump in

cmsinaz on May 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Obama and ElenaKagan are for the helpless composite women, aka Julias.

Women, if you have the smallest of functioning brains, Obama and ElenaKagan really hate you.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM

It’s not as if you all don’t sit around b*tching about Obama snubbing Israel and how this is proof he’s an anti-Semite. Ha! You guys are full of it. You wouldn’t know antisemitism if a piece of bacon dipped in holy water hit you in the face.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Is face slapping bacon dipped in holy water antisemitic? I’ll remember that next time I see it done.

The more people we have, the less bio-diversity we’ll hold onto. People should be responsible. Isn’t that the Republican party’s claim to fame? ha!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM

The planet was given to us to exploit. But guess who wins in the end anyways? It ain’t the geniuses who poo poo big families and smug themselves out of existence.

NotCoach on May 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Sarah Palin and Ann Romney are martyrs. I’m an empowered woman!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Hey, congratulations on being empowered to say stupid things on the Internet and complain about imagined cultural slights while spewing several of your own.

I’ll bet everyone who marched for your empowerment would be damn proud to read that.

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Dear Mr. Obama,

You wouldn’t know antisemitism if a piece of bacon dipped in holy water hit you in the face. YOU SAT IN A PEW LISTENING TO IT FOR 20 YEARS.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

mankai on May 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM

You’re missing the point… I’m not a breeder anyway!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

You contributed positively, you didn’t procreate.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

You’re missing the point… I’m not a breeder anyway!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

So if having “too many” kids threatens the sacred rite of bio-diversity… how does having zero kids contribute to bio-diversity?

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

IIRC, biodiversity wasn’t exactly what the PP founder had in mind. I think it had more to do with eliminating a certain ethnic group.

a capella on May 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Sarah Palin and Ann Romney are martyrs. I’m an empowered woman!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

You are a bigot.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Which of Michelle’s “careers” are we talking about? The failed lawyer one? The crony fake hospital position? The traveling vagabond on the taxpayer’s dime one? The ever popular Gardener of the Whitehouse one? Sorry. I am a career woman and have more in common with Ann Romney (the “stay at home sister wife”) than I do Mrs. Obama.

waterytart on May 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

What? My religion wasn’t made clear, yet?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Socialism, with a good sprinkling of communism

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM

What? My religion wasn’t made clear, yet?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

You made it clear that you worship “bio-diversity”. What else do we need to know?

Gunlock Bill on May 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Be baby machines. Because umm, that’s all motherhood is to self-centered leftists.

kirkill on May 30, 2012 at 1:08 PM

For gods sake then, quick, kill yourself and save mother Gaia… Yea, didn’t think so, all BS…

SWalker on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

You’re missing the point… I’m not a breeder anyway!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

No, you are the one missing the point, you are calling for the deaths of other to allow you to enjoy a greater percentage of what you believe to be a extremely limited amount of resources. This is all about what you can gain at someone elses expense.

SWalker on May 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I’m not a breeder anyway! ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Thank God.

Akzed on May 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Spoken like a greedy conservative.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Yes, because communal freedom sure is greedy.

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Spoken like a greedy conservative.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Someone help me out here. Am I supposed to me mad? Upset? Indignant?

I am curious though, how long have you been a Jew? Five minutes? Ten? Go read the Old Testament and please find the passages that proclaim procreation and exploitation of the planet being sins. We’ll wait.

NotCoach on May 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The choice is clear for women. Do you want to vote for the man that believes women should stay home and be baby machines (with their sister wives)? Or do you want to vote for the man that promotes his wife’s career and supporters her through a responsible family plan?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

The choice is clear for women. Do you want to vote for a man who thinks you are voiceless, faceless ward of the state dependent upon it for your very existence? Or do you vote for the man who provides for his wife and children so well that they can afford to live in accordance with their values and interests?

Julia or Ann. Your choice, Ms. Kagan.

BKennedy on May 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Sarah Palin and Ann Romney are martyrs. I’m an empowered woman!ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

So was Michelle, right after Scooter became a Senator and passed a hunk of money to the University of Chicago Medical Center, which immediately created a new job opening. You’re not that kind of empowered, are you?

a capella on May 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Look its the funny, strange, plain lady. Lobster?

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Baby killers attack Romney, and a sex pervert runs to his defense.

Wow. Which side of that one does your average voter wanna find himself?

Akzed on May 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM

You’re missing the point… I’m not a breeder anyway!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Thank. God.

bigmacdaddy on May 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Spoken like a greedy conservative.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Written by a leftist on a shared computer at the local commune, no doubt.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM

… and I would have thought that aborting all of those out of wedlock babies runs counter to bio-diversity….

firegnome on May 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM

So Obama, the “gay guy,” is a closeted polygamist who has (only) two children (daughters) and supports his very independent wife?

Yeah…

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

1. Obama is the first gay president.

2. Obama speaks about his sons, twice.

3. No one said that Obama is a “polygamist”, but rather his family was/is. You claimed that Mitt is, when he isn’t, you just wish for him to be.

4. You know nothing about his wife. We know novels more. See Jarrett, for starters.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM

To the mods here: why are you allowing an obvious troll to threadjack here? This makes hot gas unreadable and a waste of time.

karenhasfreedom on May 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Why are you so filled with hate?

mankai on May 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

ElanaKagen, aka Green Goddess, aka L.I.G. is Politico’s number one man hater. Especially if that man is a black conservative.

Isn’t that right GG?

I suggest you all just ignore her. She hates that almost as much as she hates “cons” and Justice Clarence Thomas.

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Just slightly OT. Maylon Mitchell – running for Lt. Gov in Wisconsin (to recall Rebecca Kleefisch) is in support of Planned Parenthood.

The bloggers are having some fun with his support of an organization that supports eugenics, gendercide, Medicaid abuse and child abuse.

http://www.jsonline.com/newswatch/155673985.html

Daisy_WI on May 30, 2012 at 1:19 PM

karenhasfreedom on May 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Pretty sure based on the handle ElenaKagan is actually a conservative parodying the left. It’s just the left is so far beyond parody that you can’t tell when they’re serious or not (like the PP threads where people resort to pretzel-logic about children in utero not being individuals or comparing then to hemmorroids).

You just can’t parody the left anymore. By standard operating procedure they’re that stupid/duplicitous/ignorant.

BKennedy on May 30, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Sarah Palin and Ann Romney are martyrs. I’m an empowered woman!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Are you even for real?

Bobbertsan on May 30, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 1:16 PM

You’re right. And she’s suddenly silent. Must’ve run out of quarters for the library computer she’s using.

waterytart on May 30, 2012 at 1:20 PM

You wouldn’t know antisemitism if a piece of bacon dipped in holy water hit you in the face.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

To your chagrin Israel knows who loves her.

———-
Michelle’s husband enabled the 450,000/yr job she had…within which she wrote the document on how to illegally dump patients from the hospital. Now that job is held in place by a big Obama bundler. You’re fooling none of us.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM

You wouldn’t know antisemitism if a piece of bacon dipped in holy water hit you in the face.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Well, given that you cried anti-semitism when the only person in the entire thread who brought up your Jewish heritage IS YOU, then I’m willing to bet that is a mutual quality you share with him.

The Schaef on May 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

She’s probably just claiming it’s anti-semitic due to her screen name (the real Kagan is Jewish). Myself, if a piece of bacon hit me in the face, I would eat the tasty morsel. That Jews refrain from pork just means there’s more bbq for me.

More to the point: I do find it hilarious that she has successfully changed the subject from Obama’s much more proximate polygamist relatives. Including his own father who passed on his dreams to him. I’m not one to lay the sins of the fathers on their children, but Obama actually admires his polygamist one!

Fenris on May 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

..hahahahahahahahah…you’re a potted plant…and as nuts as your namesake!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM

1. Gallup: “Pro-Choice” Americans at Record-Low 41%:

Americans now tilt “pro-life” by nine-point margin, 50% to 41%

http://www.gallup.com/poll/154838/Pro-Choice-Americans-Record-Low.aspx

2. Americans’ Views on the Morality of Abortion:

51%: Morally wrong

38% Morally acceptable

3. Circumstances Under Which Abortion Should Be Legal:

52%: Legal under certain circumstances

25%: Legal under any circumstances

20%: Illegal in all circumstances

4. Trend in Self-Identified Position on Abortion – Based on Democrats:

Pro-Choice: 58% (down from 68% in 2011)

Pro-Life: 34% (up from 27% in 2011)

5. Trend in Self-Identified Position on Abortion – Based on Independents:

Pro-Choice: 41% (down from 51% in 2011)

Pro-Life: 47% (up from 41% in 2011)

6. Trend in Self-Identified Position on Abortion – Based on Republicans:

Pro-Choice: 22% (down from 28% in 2011)

Pro-Life: 72% (up from 68% in 2011)

“Pro-Choice” Americans at Record-Low 41%

Resist We Much on May 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM

I’m an empowered woman!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

…a potted plant!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 1:23 PM

You’re not that kind of empowered, are you?

a capella on May 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM

She’s the kind of “empowered woman” who rails against corporatism, while operating her own beauty shop, having no problem taking money from conservative women while also voicing the opinion that it would make her quite happy if all “cons” dropped dead.

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

The choice is clear for women. Do you want to vote for the man that believes women should stay home and be baby machines (with their sister wives)? Or do you want to vote for the man that promotes his wife’s career and supporters her through a responsible family plan?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Only for those women who are too stupid to understand how government works (here’s a clue: the POTUS is head of the executive branch) not to mention the difference between federal & state governments.

But alas, facts matter little to the bigoted and ignorant.

Dark Star on May 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Abortion mill endorses an abortion of a president, shocking.

NoDonkey on May 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM

This is a very low-quality troll, jes’ sayin’.

Easy to ignore.

Bob's Kid on May 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM

AKA the truth.

If polygamy were still legal, you know that Romney would have multiple wives. Of course, he can’t appear that way because he’s trying to win the presidency.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Bwahahahaha! You wouldn’t know the truth if it stood up & slapped you. Romney’s grandfather left the compound in Mexico precisely because he rejected polygamy.

But again, facts matter little to the bigoted & ignorant.

Dark Star on May 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

By the way, I know for a fact that Obama eats babies. I heard him say, “They taste like dog.”

The Rogue Tomato on May 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

…a potted plant!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 1:23 PM

A rotundus maximus one

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Sarah Palin and Ann Romney are martyrs. I’m an empowered woman!

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Are you even for real?

Bobbertsan on May 30, 2012 at 1:19 PM

I don’t think it is. It’s someone having fun stirring up the thread.

Rakshasa on May 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM

The choice is clear for women. Do you want to vote for the man that believes women should stay home and be baby machines (with their sister wives)? Or do you want to vote for the man that promotes his wife’s career and supporters her through a responsible family plan?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

….or do you want to vote for the democratic party that praises and is led by leaders like Ted Kennedy that left a woman to drown while he slept off his buzz.

………or vote for the democratic party that is abandoning millions of women in Afghanistan to be tortured,sexually maimed,and treated like goats.

The choice is clear.

Stand for the rights of women to actually have a successful future to look forward to by voting Republican….
………….or vote for the nanny state democrats that praise misogynist far and wide.

Baxter Greene on May 30, 2012 at 1:32 PM

By the way, I know for a fact that Obama eats babies. I heard him say, “They taste like dog.”

The Rogue Tomato on May 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Are they polygamist dogs that make their slavemaster owners pay for their birth control? (I know, that makes no sense)

Fenris on May 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Because Planned Parenthood is the only place where you can obtain a breast cancer screening if you’re a woman with limited resources

blammm on May 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

So little Bammie’s administration gives PP $500m in funding, and PP uses some of that money to produce and buy TV ads to help reelect little Bammie. How does this not qualify as prosecutable corruption?

slickwillie2001 on May 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Or do you want to vote for the man that promotes his wife’s career and supporters her through a responsible family plan?

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Does that include killing your grandchildren?

dominigan on May 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM

We as conservatives understand the distinction. But the people who support PP also believe that health care should be government funded anyway.

lwssdd on May 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

If polygamy were still legal, you know that Romney would have multiple wives.

ElenaKagan on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM

And if I had wings I’d be able to fly. Since neither is the case, what’s your point?

Trafalgar on May 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

ElenaKagan won’t be back.

Ed Morrissey on May 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

That statement can be misleading. Mr. Romney was answering a question about what federal funding he would target for elimination or reductions if he is elected. His campaign has said he wants to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood, not the organization itself.

Lol. You want context in the fraud of a political system we have in this country? A political system controlled by a powerful 1%? This kangaroo political system? Lol. Good luck with that man.

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Because Planned Parenthood is the only place where you can obtain a breast cancer screening if you’re a woman with limited resources

blammm on May 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Ummm…except for the fact that Planned Parenthood doesn’t even offer cancer screenings.

Trafalgar on May 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

whelp, looks like the wise queertina got the boot.

tom daschle concerned on May 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

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