Monday, January 28, 2013
Hypocrisy Cubed - Sen. Dianne Feinstein Calls NRA 'Venal'
Here's Senator Feinstein on CNN Sunday:
"The NRA is venal. They come after you, they put together large amounts of money to defeat you," she said on CNN's "State of the Union." "They did this in '93, and they intend to continue it."
But what about another extremely venal group, a billion dollar plus organization that does exactly the same thing called Planned Parenthood?
Just last year, Planned Parenthood proudly terminated the lives of 333,964 Americans...one every 94 seconds. The overwhelming majority resulted from consensual sex.
A significant number of those abortions are late term, where an infant with a full nervous system fully capable of feeling pain has the warmth and comfort of the womb abruptly violated when the child is killed by having surgical scissors driven into his or her skull and then having the brains sucked out to collapse the head so the unwanted child can be removed.
Yet Senator Feinstein, like the president, would never refer to Planned Parenthood in the sort of terms they use towards gun owners or the NRA - because a big chunk of the $542.4 million in taxpayer dollars Planned Parenthood reports it received last year went right back into the campaign coffers of Democrats who favor abortion-on-demand, including the late term process I describe above. Like Senator Feinstein..who has undoubtedly received a nice chunk of change from groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL yet has the nerve to call someone else 'venal'!
At least the NRA, whatever else you think of it, raises its own money.
Needless to say, none of the talking heads at CNN or anywhere else would dream of mentioning this.
Since Roe V Wade, which somehow found a constitutional right to a taxpayer funded abortion 40 years ago, there are over 60,000,000 Americans who never lived to be able to pay the taxes to help fund the sort of cradle to grave ever expanding social welfare programs progressives like Senator Feinstein and President Obama want to foist on the country.
Ultimately, that means these programs will eventually go bankrupt, as the European social democracies are finding out. In this country, both MediCare and Social Security are already facing bankruptcy in the near future without serious reforms or unsustainable levels of taxation.
As someone who's not particularly an abortion hard liner (except when it comes to the process described above when the mother's life isn't in danger) but who merely wants to government out of the business, I find this kind of political profit on the blood and souls of the unborn to be uniquely evil. But the grimmest joke of it all is ultimately on the 'progressives' who profit by supporting it.