Let’s see if we can count up the straw men offered up by Emily’s List in their attempt to co-opt the “Mama Grizzlies” label from Sarah Palin, an effort ridiculed by Tammy Bruce yesterday and featured at CBS today. Palin wants to eliminate “health care”? Check! Republicans want to completely eliminate unemployment benefits? Check! Outlaw gay relationships? Check!
Pro-abortion rights group EMILY’S List is today launching a campaign suggesting that America’s so-called “Mama Grizzlies” – a phrase coined by Sarah Palin to describe her supporters – don’t all come from Palin’s side of the political spectrum.
“Throughout this cycle, Sarah Palin has predicted a rising tide of mothers and women voters who will support her so-called ‘Mama Grizzly’ candidates,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a release. “Palin has made it her mission to defeat candidates who have worked hard to champion the rights of women and families across the country and replace them with conservative candidates who want to repeal health care, stand with big business, and eliminate a woman’s right to choose. So today, EMILY’s List is calling on women – and men! – to let their voices be heard and to reject Palin’s reactionary candidates and backward-looking agenda.”
The group, which focuses on getting candidates who support abortion rights elected, has put out a web video (watch it above) and is pushing a campaign called “Sarah Doesn’t Speak for Me” meant to appeal to Democrats, independents and “moderate Republicans who have no home.”
Moderate? Maybe if the Straw Mamas could come up with a coherent argument, they could succeed. However, Palin and her “Mama Grizzlies” don’t hold the ridiculous positions that these masquerading moms claim, as anyone with an ounce of sense and the ability to read can quickly determine for themselves. Republicans wanted to pay for an extension of unemployment benefits through previously allocated funds rather than incur more debt on grizzly cubs, or the cubs of the cubs and then their cubs as well, as Democrats ended up demanding.
As far as eliminating “health care,” as Emily’s List’s fuzzy logic claims, one would have to believe that “health care” was nonexistent in the US before Barack Obama took office. Maybe those who belong to Emily’s List really have been in hibernation their entire lives, but health care has been around a while. No, really, you can look it up. In fact, most Americans preferred the existing system before ObamaCare’s takeover of the sector. Speaking of hibernation, none of us really give a damn who shares the cave, but after watching this video, we imagine they must either have the same cognitive issues as these performers, or the same honesty issues.
Update: Speaking of banning “health care,” how do the Straw Mamas feel about the Obama administration’s attempt to decertify Avastin for breast cancer? (h/t HA commenter portlandon)