It never gets old with those in the Republican party: when you've got nothing, proclaim your shock and indignation, ignite a fire in your base, spend taxpayer money on "investigations"……..rinse and repeat. And if the target is something or someone you have been trying to eliminate for decades such as Planned Parenthood (those womenfolk don't need birth control or Pap smears anyway…especially the poor ones) any amount of deception will do. (Worked with ACORN, didn't it?)
"At a press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), stated that he could not discuss the video or he would “vomit.” Virtually every GOP presidential candidate and anti-choice organization took advantage of the controversy by sending out a flood of fundraising emails…"
Hmmmmm…wonder where their indignation was a month ago…..when they were first "aware of the video."
"Apparently, Congressman Franks was not “chilled” enough by the video to do anything about it when he first saw it at least a month earlier than it was released to the public, as he later admitted to. At least one other lawmaker is on record as having seen the video well before its release. Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) also admitted to having seen the video at least a month earlier. When pressed by as to why he did nothing about these explosive charges in the intervening time, Murphy cut off the reporter, saying: “This interview never happened.”
What they do NOT want to expound upon, since it would kill their narrative, is the fact that medical science depends on tissue (certainly not what they are trying to depict in their campaign, though) in all the great advances that have been made in fighting diseases….probably some treatments that have helped their families in some way. Remember Nancy Reagan's advocating stem cell research?
You may also be interested in perusing the tangled web of folks in Congress and questionable organizations…..as well as known liars and deceivers…..who are pushing this "outrage" (smear campaign) at this particular time. Shades of James O'Keefe and Bill O'Reilly's Jesse Watters. Well, since Obamacare seems here to stay, the Pope agrees with the rest of the world on climate change, and they certainly do not want to have a discussion on their racism or jobs…...
And this from the New York Times:
The Republican Party gives me a giant headache.