Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Santorum and the Left's attack on America

The most convincing argument so far made for Rick Santorum was expressed in a recent column by Star Parker.  Titled “The Left Fuels Santorum Surge,” Parker's column touts Santorum’s consistency.  “Santorum stands out in the current Republican field in the clarity of his image and identity. There is little doubt about who the man is and there are no glaring inconsistencies between who he says he is today and his past behavior and positions…. So the issue with Santorum is whether you buy what he is selling.

Parker goes on to commend Santorum for his refusal to shy away from social issues.  The Left, she argues, engages in battle every chance it gets to mold our culture into what it wants. The courts found California’s Proposition 8, defining marriage as between a man and a woman, unconstitutional; the uproar that caused the Susan G. Komen foundation to reinstate its funding of Planned Parenthood; the Obama administration’s insistence that the Catholic church provide contraceptives to its employees.  

“The three high profile left wing victories of recent weeks all touch these key areas.
  • End the traditional institution of marriage as a bulwark of our society.
  • Continue to promote sex as recreation and relegate the life this activity creates as a trivial byproduct which we allow to be destroyed with ease.
  • Destroy the sanctity of private property so government can finance irresponsibility with other people’s money.

Rick Santorum, Parker says, is the only Republican candidate who has consistently fought against the Left’s deforming of America.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What exactly is Planned Parenthood's business?

 Planned Parenthood publicizes itself as a women's health organization. When the subject of abortion comes up, they (and their advocates) claim that abortion makes up only 3% of their services. However, ex-employees say that they were forced to push abortions because of their profitability. What's the deal?

In their 2008-2009 annual report, PP claimed revenue from their "health centers" of $404.9 million. That "3%" figure is out of nearly 11 million "total services," meaning just over 328,000 abortions. The price for a PP abortion ranges from $300-$950. Using an average price of $625, that's $205 million revenue from abortions out of $404.9 total revenue from PP "health centers" - 50.6%.

Does PP actually provide "health services" for pregnant women?
A pregnant woman enters PP. That woman will either a) Receive prenatal care to help her baby, making her a "prenatal client" or b) Receive help placing the baby for adoption; (These first two may overlap;) or c) Receive an abortion. 

info from Planned Parenthood, we find that in 2008 PP had 9,433 prenatal clients, 2405 aid with adoption clients, and performed 324,008 abortions. Of the 335,846 pregnancies, at least 96.5% ended in abortion.
Planned Parenthood is what it is, and the information above speaks for itself. Why, then, does PP act so coy about what is clearly a huge part of their business? It's as though McDonalds was bashful about saying they sell hamburgers.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Satisfying in so many ways

Recent headline from the Huffington Post: "Obama Wall Street Fundraising Evaporates as Donors Flee to Romney."  Apparently the financial world which gave so much money to Obama in 2008 is now investing in Romney. One passage from the story which is particularly satisfying:

"Why the world of finance is leaving Obama is a subject of some irritation among Democratic fundraisers. Wall Street executives, after all, have thrived under the Obama administration. The Justice Department has been notoriously slow in pursuing investigations of fraud. Ditto for the Securities Exchange Commission."

Why is this satisfying? It contradicts what so many Democrats have claimed, and confirms so much of what the rest of the world knew.

  • Obama received huge amounts of cash from Wall Street, even as he demonized them.
  • The Obama administration has paid back that fundraising with its quid pro quo practices.
  • The Obama administration uses the Justice Department and other federal agencies as political tools.

We can only hope that the Wall Street money is effectively used to oust Obama & Co.