|Just How Hypocritical is The GOP Leadership?|
I don't know of any one word answer to that question. Maybe someone else can come up with one.
It is shocking to me that some can be and are so mentally narrow and shallow, particularly at the expense of the facts. It seems further "proof" that people believe what they want to believe and the introduction of opposing facts only makes them dig in deeper.
We have been on the receiving end of a relentless national GOP attack on Planned Parenthood. According to the GOP, Planned Parenthood is evil, evil to the point of collecting federal funds to pay for abortions (which has been proven false) and selling baby parts for profit (which has also been proven false, ).
It has been the very drumbeat of the GOP. That theme is such a dominant point held by the GOP that they have threatened to shut down the government (again) over it and All the GOP Presidential candidates have espoused No federal funding for Planned Parenthood at all. We've even seen a very rare coup of the House Speaker's position over it. In fact, some states have taken it upon themselves (illegally) to defund PP, effectively shutting them down ().
Yet we get this, after the CO PP killings: "Colorado shootings point to abortion debate dominated by extremes" / "The abortion debate is polarized by both sides, and the tone of that debate, when dialed up, can fuel extremism, experts say.",
From this piece: "The attempt to connect Friday's fatal attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., to harsh new antiabortion rhetoric is "so typical of the left," Ms. Fiorina said on "Fox News Sunday." It is a bid "to immediately begin demonizing a messenger because they don’t agree with the message."
"In the aftermath of the attack, in which three people were killed during an hours-long standoff, the president of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains said in a statement: "We've seen an alarming increase in hateful rhetoric and smear campaigns against abortion providers and patients over the last few months."
The continuing attacks by the GOP against women, minorities, religion and more are staggering and blatant.
This coming from the same mouth that blames Obama for cop killings. You just can't have it both ways.
There are some very sick puppies out there. The scary part is some of them actually have influence of one sort or another - but the really scary part is that there are folks out there that support this type of extreme and proudly demonstrate their ignorance on forums and boards ... like this one, for example.
With so many things needing fixing and attention that belong in a Presidential campaign, this is the best the GOP can do?
It only shows us just how low the GOP has fallen. I would never have dreamed of the depths of despair the GOP has embraced and the pain they would cause others. I thought they were there to help us, to provide vision, forward thinking, leadership, unity and a good counterbalance for the democrats.
Boy was I wrong.