Tagged: Planned Parenthood

Busy bodies

It’s fun to see the Sanders campaign in open war against Human Rights Campaign. Self-destruction apparently has no limits.

Shades of Bern in 2016, calling Planned Parenthood part of the Establishment when it endorsed Clinton rather than him.

This time, unfortunately, Bern is promoting an endorsement from Rogan, a high profile homo- and transphobe. Add this to Bern’s own endorsement of Cenk, and a pretty ugly picture comes into focus.

After the fiasco of his endorsement of Cenk, one would think Bern would be smarter than to accept and promote Rogan’s endorsement of his campaign. One wonders about his campaign staff: who is giving him consistently bad advice?

Walker Bragman’s whatabouts don’t distract from the real damage Bern’s promotion of Rogan’s endorsement does to his credibility as an inclusive candidate. The problem isn’t MoveOn or Obama or anyone else.

The problem is Bern.

What does Bern’s shift to the right mean for his “democratic socialist” credentials?

I wonder what AOC, Justice Democrats, and the international woketariat think about Bern’s online surrogates and extremely online broincels taking shots at Human Rights Campaign for daring to challenge the Vermont revolutionary’s embrace of transphobe Rogan?

I wonder how AOC feels — as a Bern surrogate — sharing the stage with Joe Rogan?

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Tulsi’s close ties to Putin will damage her frivolous lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. Even though it will never go to trial & she’ll never see a penny or ruble out of it, Gabbard would never want to submit to a deposition. Too many skeletons could fall out of her closet (e.g., Assad, Modi, etc.).

According to Jacobin magazine, the “libertarian moment” is over. Libertarians would certainly oppose the dictatorship of the proles. So come the revolution, they would be crushed by the Jacobins. But the libertarian moment is not over yet. As long as there are teenage boys whose libidinal urges fixate on Ayn Rand, there will be libertarianism in American.

Dementia-riddled President asked to apologize over his empty-headed comments on brain injuries. Can’t make this up.

Democratic convention, Act 2

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Roll call.

Utah, the beehive hairdo state! …

History made: Ms Clinton is the nominee, Mr Sanders departs the stage gracefully.

Cecile Richards’ appearance at the convention is a giant middle finger to Carly Fiorina and Fox News, and the Colorado Springs mass murderer who was inspired by both.

Lena Dunham and America Ferrara deal themselves in.

As this goes on, Berniebros are holding a cry-in at the media tents.

A Queens congressperson accuses Mr Trump of being a real life Bobby Axelrod (of Billions).

Howard Dean reenacts “The Scream” and appears tame compared to Mr Trump.

Bill Clinton spins an effective yarn, at odds with the meta-narrative of Mr Trump and Berniebros.

Glass ceiling smashed.

It’s over.

Colorado Springs

America’s promiscuous gun laws have claimed nine new victims (three dead, six wounded) in Colorado.

These promiscuous gun laws cause Americans to live in fear of terror at the shopping mall, the movie theatre, the elementary school, and the women’s health care clinic.

Promiscuous gun laws + anti-abortion extremism = domestic terrorism.

Symbolic violence is a gateway to physical violence. Hot anti-abortion rhetoric from public officials and Republican candidates (e.g., Carly Fiorina et al.) provides justification for morally unhinged, right-wing individuals and/or groups to act out violently.

Boum

The most recent attack on Planned Parenthood is simply good politics for Republicans (as is the bogus “religious freedom” issue). It allows them to pander to the social conservative base and the unborn. I’d expect it to be a prime topic at the first Republican primary debate, a chance for Huckabee, Santorum, et al. to burnish their social conservative bona fides.

For decades, Republicans and other conservatives have made it clear that they do not recognize a woman’s right to control her own reproductive health and reproductive decisions, and have often violated their proclaimed belief in “limited government” in favor of governmental intrusion (e.g., involuntary ultrasounds). In this case, it goes hand in hand with the strong anti-science current that runs through today’s conservatism.

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Ten more victims of the Second Amendment in Louisiana. The sad fact is many Americans love guns more than they love life.

The NRA won’t rest until every American family is touched by gun violence.