Saturday, July 25, 2015

Planned Out In Advance

It's almost like Republicans have been gearing up to destroy Planned Parenthood well before the doctored videos showed up.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started a fast-track process Friday on legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding in the wake of two controversial videos showing officials discussing delivery of fetal parts.

The Republican leader began "Rule 14," which will let the legislation skip the committee process and be placed on the Senate calendar so it can be brought up for a floor vote.

The move comes after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed McConnell during a blistering floor speech earlier Friday, suggesting the Kentucky Republican wanted to dodge a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood.

It's not that is matter unless the bill can get 67 votes.  But the pressure on what few Red State Democrats are left will be pretty strong.  We'll see how it goes, but let's remember that this is a snow job from the beginning, and that Republicans have been in on this the whole time.


michael said...

It worked with Acorn. And as long as the GOP propaganda delivery system, technically dubbed the "librul media", obfuscates this with bothsiderism, they'll probably get away with it and pay no price for their lies at the polls. I've seen this movie before.

doug r said...

I don't think it's worse. It's more out in the open, so now we can deal with it better. An analogy is that people also think crime is getting worse, when the crime rate keeps going down. It's just that on local news EVERY heinous story from EVERYWHERE gets reported now.

KenStarr said...

Cruz blistered McConnell?


July 18, 2015:

"You know I recognize that
folks in the press love to see Republican-on-Republican
violence, and so you want me to say something bad about Donald
Trump, or bad about John McCain, or bad about anyone
else, I'm not going to do it." - Ted Cruz

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