The ever-controversial lightning rod that is Planned Parenthood announced Monday that it will be supporting Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election, and what’s more, has already earmarked $20 million smackeroos to advertise for the presumed Democratic candidate going forward this year.
That’s what happened. Is it surprising? Not at all. Hillary and PP go way back, and they, like the Republicans, seem to have already decided to make Planned Parenthood a major issue in this election, despite the fact that there are a myriad of actual real issues that could demand that attention. If you are a Hillary supporter, sounds good. If you support Bernie or that other guy, you still fundamentally agree with their stance on things. If you’re on the other side, it’s just more money being poured out to kill those poor innocent babies. But why should all of you be offended by this announcement?
Well, let’s see. The big controversy across the country is that the Republicans want to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a scandal about presumed selling of fetus parts for profit. That means that Planned Parenthood is funded at least in part by taxpayer dollars. So this announcement basically means that Planned Parenthood is planning to use money to support a political candidate on only one side that it got at least in some form or fashion from taxpayer dollars. That is frightening.
The National Rifle Association is another lightning rod where the shoe is on the other foot. Now, the NRA is not federally funded, but imagine for a second that it was. Can you imagine the outrage if they announced they were taking taxpayer dollars to support the Republican and presumed pro-gun candidate for President?
It’s real simple. You can’t do that. You shouldn’t be allowed to do that. It’s taking the concept of buying government to a whole new level, and while it’s not Hillary’s fault, if she cared an iota about the country’s principles and philosophies, she would candidly express her appreciation but encourage them not to use taxpayer dollars in political matters.
Will she? Of course not. She couldn’t be happier about what Planned Parenthood is doing on her behalf. But what if the shoe were on the other foot? The thing about matters like these is that the shoe will be on the other foot, eventually, and while you might be on the right side of things this time, wrong is wrong.
Want to know how you can tell how wrong it is? The Republicans won’t point out any of these things. Why? Because they know that somewhere down the line they will be using the same flawed logic to help themselves. Remember that no matter how much they seem like enemies, at the end of the day they are all in bed together, and no one is going to get too mad or jeopardize their ability to waste the money of the people as they see fit.