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Carly Fiorina won the GOP debate. As a result, her overall numbers in polls have skyrocketed. She is now close to the leader, Donald Trump. According to that reliable, fair and balanced news source, Breitbart News, Fiorina has had an astounding ascent in the polls from 3% to 10%. As a result of her impassioned claim, lying about the botched abortion, she has risen to third place. She is just two points behind the neurosurgeon who separated Siamese twins. Who knew that the focus of the 2016 Presidential election was going to be each candidates sensitivity, and history with babies, …unborn, aborted, miscarried, or conjoined!??
Carly Fiorina lied about an aborted fetus that had its heart beating, and its leg kicking, and the plan to harvest its brain. Fiorina is preparing for the next debate. There is actually no indication she is going to claim that Sarah Palin’s brain was harvested in a botched abortion…but it would be more believable than the lie she told during the last debate.
Ted Cruz is a domestic terrorist. To make matters worse, he is a U.S. Senator from Texas. Even worse, he is running for President of the United States. He is currently ranked 6th in the polls, and rising. The really frightening thing is that the general public doesn’t understand that he is causing more damage to America than any terrorist. In the first government shutdown, Ted Cruz was directly responsible for costing America 24 Billion Dollars. More importantly the effort of Cruz to defund Obama-care was clearly, predictably, and assuredly going to fail. In an attempt to gain publicity for himself, at the expense of the rest of America, Ted Cruz spent more than 21 straight hours railing against any government funding for Obamacare. Then after wasting that much time, Cruz actually voted in favor of that which he spent 21 hours arguing against. The rare 100-0 vote on a procedural step, meant that the spending measure, that would avoid a partial government shutdown, for an extended time in 2013 was passed. This show by Cruz came on the heels of the House of Representatives voting 54 times to defund Obama-care, and being defeated 54 times.
Now Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate, again attempts to focus publicity on himself. For one hour he dominated the time of the Senate as he railed against the plan to prevent a government shut down. Senators earn an average of $87.00 per hour, so for 100 Senators, Ted Cruz caused U.S. taxpayers to waste another $8700 dollars. However if there was actually something Cruz could have accomplished by this tirade, who could fault him for trying? The problem is that Defunding Planned Parenthood at this time is not possible, and Cruz knew that.
Let me explain. The current federal budget is 3 Trillion Dollars per year. Funding for Planned Parenthood constitutes 1/16 of 1% of the federal budget! However the current budget proposal only relates to spending that will take place between Oct. 1, and December 11th. ALL funding for Planned Parenthood during this period has ALREADY BEEN APPROVED. Even for next year, 90% of the funds for Planned Parenthood comes from entitlement programs, a.k.a. MANDATORY SPENDING. THAT MEANS THAT THIS FUNDING IS NOT PART OF THE APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS!!!!! Thus, even if you were an advocate of stopping abortions in America, this would not be the appropriate way to accomplish that. Ted Cruz is not an idiot. He knows that. This is all about self promotion, and has nothing to do with abortions, or the interest of the American tax payer.
The final house vote was 257 to 151, with 186 Democrats and 91 Republicans in favor of not shutting down the government. All of the “no” votes were by Republicans. Those 151 Republicans who voted NO should be removed from office. Whatever their political positions, their first obligation is to the American people, and shutting down the government is not in the best interest of anyone, except a terrorist.
In his landmark address to Congress, Pope Francis was clear that in his view,the death penalty should be abolished. The Pope explained that “I am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.” Certainly the Pope’s position on the death penalty is consistent with his view on abortion. Whatever you think about the death penalty or abortion, at least we can all acknowledge that at least the Pope is consistent. The same can NOT be said of Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz said that because of the “PRECIOUSNESS OF HUMAN LIFE” we should take a human life with the death penalty.
However when the life in question is a clump of cells, perhaps without a heart beat, and surely without ever having taken a breath, Cruz has reasoned that “without life, there is no liberty.”
To make matters worse, Ted Cruz has specifically stated that it is the job of the clergy to speak out about the right to life. He said, “Now more than ever it is the role of the church, as well as our pastors and faith leaders, to stand up and speak the truth with absolute clarity.”
Thus Ted Cruz believes it is immoral for a woman who was raped to terminate the pregnancy resulting from the rape. Yet it is appropriate for society to execute the rapist who might have been wrongly convicted. Studies have shown that 4.1% of people who have been put to death were innocent. According to Ted Cruz those lives are not worth protecting, but the fetus’ life is.??
Carly Fiorina demonstrated her ability to assert herself in debate during the GOP debate this previous week. The most memorable part of her performance was the passionate plea she made regarding de-funding Planned Parenthood. So that I could not be accused of misstating her words, here is the clip from the debate:
Here is a transcribed version of the relevant part of her tirade regarding Planned Parenthood:
“With regards to Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this video tape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes, watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain, this is about the character of our nation, and if we will not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us.”
We watched the hours of video of a representative of Planned Parenthoold eating lunch and discussing the cost to Planned Parenthood of preserving and transporting tissue for scientific study.
Yet for those of us who watched the videos, there was no fetus lying on any table.The lack of such a video, caused many of us to assume Fiorina was lying. We demanded that she identify the video to which she made reference. As of this morning, I have not received any response to my specific request for identification of the Planned Parenthood video to which Fiorina made reference. However, a horrific video has surfaced that was clearly designed inflame those opposed to abortion. While the video was clearly posted by
the Grantham Collection, there is no connection between this fetus and Planned Parenthood. Moreover it is not an aborted fetus! Let me repeat. IT WAS NOT AN ABORTED FETUS! It was a video of a 19 week old fetus that was stillborn, NOT aborted. Moreover, it was taken from the grieving mother’s blog without her permission.
A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, Erica Sackin, tells PEOPLE that the still image of the fetus shown in the video is actually of a 19-week-old fetus that was stillborn – not aborted. The website ThinkProgress reported that the Center for Medical Progress, the right-wing group behind the anti-Planned Parenthood video campaign, took the photo from the grieving mother’s blogwithout her permission and recycled it for the clip.
Fiorina is also clueless. She ended her tirade during the debate by indicating that we should stand up to Obama and demand that he VETO this bill. The funny thing is that the bill in question is a bill from the House of Representatives that actually had the effect of de-funding Planned Parenthood. While it is expected that the Senate will not approve the bill, if it were presented to President Obama pro-life advocates would NOT want President Obama to veto the bill. Fiorina demonstrated just how clueless she is by demanding that President Obama Veto the bill, when that is exactly what he will do if the bill should pass the Senate. Obama has declared that he will VETO the bill. It seems that Fiorina’s lack of experience in politics might in fact be a problem, as she seems to lack an understanding of what a “veto” means. If the House passed a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, she would NOT want the President to veto this bill. If you object to Planned Parenthood or abortion you would NOT want the President to veto this bill. You would hope that he would sign it into law.