Sunday, April 28, 2013

Planned Presidenthood

As Karen Handel pointed out, President Obama recently become the first president to address Planned Parenthood in its century-long history. Is anyone surprised? (No; the answer is no.) At one point while pandering to the militant abortion organization, the President remarked:

"No matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, there's one thing the past few years have shown us: Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere...As long as we've got to fight to make sure women have access to quality health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve got a president who’s going to be right there with you."

Well, for another three years anyway. Unless Obama is hinting at an unprecedented blockbuster third term?

Not to be outdone, Obama proceeded to tell another groaner:

"The fact is, after decades of progress, there's still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century...And they've been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women's health."

One thing I've noticed is that lefties and progressives absolutely despise the 1950s. In fact, I think that liberals believe the 1950s was the worst era in the history of human civilization. Nothing, for instance, turns a feminist more quickly into a snarling bitch than to say something nice about doo-wop bands and sock hops and chocolate malteds. They hate that stuff.

Of course, the 1950s was a sorry decade for a lot of people---women, blacks, gays, lots of other marginalized groups. But these groups had always been oppressed prior to the 1950s, too. It's not like blacks had a sweet deal in the 1940s only to get shafted in the 50s; they were always treated shabbily before and up into that decade (to say nothing, of course, of the horrors of slavery). And women were always pretty much sidelined members of American society, with some exceptions, up until the later half of the 20th century. So the 1950s were unremarkable in that regard. That means that not only is our president a pathetic panderer to the abortion lobby, he's also a terrible historian! Is this what an Ivy League degree gets you these days?

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