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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Drama Queen Joe Manchin fakes pro-life

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is one of the most entertaining and least sincere politicians in Washington. He loves to pose as this Hamletian compromiser torn between two sides always seeking compromise -- on issues conservatives can never compromise without being a little bit pregnant. He is a liberal in West Virginia clothing. On abortion, free speech, religious freedom and gun ownership, there is no middle ground.

He is a poseur and his latest pose is as a de-funder of Planned Parenthood.

Drama Queen Joe said he will vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

So what?

The vote was meaningless, blocked by Senate leadership. And even if the Senate passed the measure President Obama would veto the bill.

The Democratic Party gave him a pass on this one. He can appear to be pro-life but deep inside he is as pro-choice as Nancy Pelosi and every other Catholic in the Democratic Party caucus on The Hill.

His statement: “Like many West Virginians, I am very troubled by the callous behavior of Planned Parenthood staff in recently released videos, which casually discuss the sale, possibly for profit, of fetal tissue after an abortion. Until these allegations have been answered and resolved, I do not believe that taxpayer money should be used to fund this organization; instead those funds should be sent to other health care providers, including community health centers, which provide important women’s healthcare services. While my vote is one that will prevent taxpayers dollars from going to Planned Parenthood, I will remain committed to ensuring that all women in West Virginia and America receive the health care services they need.”

Deeply troubled by the behavior on the video.

But not disturbed by abortion or the sale of baby body parts.

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