Now there’s something you don’t see every day: me agreeing with the former Speaker of the House. Alas, while the article starts off great with the headline (“Pelosi: GOP ‘out to get’ Planned Parenthood“) it quickly devolves into a desperate attempt by Nancy Pelosi to ignore the fact that she’s an unrepentant, knowing heretic* when it comes to abortion. Such is the life of a Catholic Democrat, these days; their own party won’t let them follow the dictates of their religion and they can’t even visibly show their discomfort with that.
But I know what you’re thinking: you’re thinking, But the GOP isn’t out to get Planned Parenthood! Wrong. What we have here is a disconnect between some – not all; some – of our politicians, and us. As a good, general rule of thumb it is safe to assume that the average Republican is sound on the subject of ending the practice of baby-harvesting for commercial purposes (or, indeed, any purpose at all). That certain of our legislators have not yet internalized that realization is, indeed, a problem; but thankfully it is one that can be resolved via the mechanism of going up to said legislators and screaming in their faces until they get the message.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*I understand that Holy Mother Church has a legitimate concern about even appearing to interfere in a nation’s domestic political affairs. It can be honestly awkward for the Church to do that. Fortunately, I am not subject to the same constraints, which allows me to make impolitic statements like Nancy Pelosi is extremely lucky that she hasn’t been formally excommunicated yet. In other words: feel free to think of me as one of Pope Francis’s monsters from the id.