Thursday, 1 October 2015

Desperate Times, Part I

Squirming and Faux Outrage

Uh, oh.  Carly Fiorina, seeking to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States, has had it.  It's all over folks.  She has attracted the ire of a feminist icon, Gloria Steinem.  At least one New York Times reporter appears to believe that once any woman is attacked by Steinem, that's it.  The deity has spoken.  It's all over, Rover.

Gloria Steinem Eviscerates Carly Fiorina with Scathing Post on Facebook

The surging candidate’s remarks on Planned Parenthood drew Steinem’s ire

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem blasted Carly Fiorina in a post on her Facebook page, saying the presidential hopeful’s commentary on Planned Parenthood at the Republican debate last week “was a 100 percent lie.” “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes,” Fiorina railed during the debate. “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” Fiorina was referring to a series of “sting” videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress.

Steinem took to Facebook to criticize Fiorina over her rhetoric. “Trump’s greatest damage to women was to raise sympathy for Carly Fiorina by attacking her appearance,” Steinem wrote. “What she said about Planned Parenthood was a 100 percent lie — as fact checkers have pointed out — and she accused Hillary Clinton of lying when she was in fact telling the truth. If you thought Republicans could find no woman more damaging to the diversity and needs of the female half of this country than Sarah Palin, take a good look at Carly Fiorina and what she stands for.”

The famed feminist wasn’t the only one to lash out at Fiorina after the debate. Planned Parenthood shot back at Fiorina and asked her to stop repeating the “completely false” claims she made.
Oh, Carly is going to love this one.  What a glorious fight to have.  The video in question actually shows an eye-witness to the scene giving a blow-by-blow description of the murder of a newly born infant whilst in the tender embrace of Planned Parenthood staff.  Fiorina described that scene as the eye-witness had described it.  Steinem calls accuses Fiorina of a "100 percent lie".  Clearly poor old Gloria does not understand what "100 percent" means.

But it raises an interesting question.  Is Steinem, and Planned Parenthood for that matter, seriously suggesting that any re-stating of eye-witness testimony in a court of law as fact is actually a "100 percent lie" because it was mere eye-witness testimony, not an actual video recording of what the witness saw and was describing?  How bizarre.  Such a view of truth and evidence would put most convictions--and court cases in general--in the category of lies.  Can Steinem's conscience and sense of truth have become that perverted and bizarre?

The question remains for Steinem to answer: does Planned Parenthood traffic the body parts of children killed in the womb, or not?  Does Planned Parenthood kill--murder--infants born alive, having survived abortion procedures, or not?  And does Gloria Steinem support and endorse and celebrate these evil monstrosities?  These are the issues.

The rest is evasive hair-splitting.

If Carly Fiorina had not drawn the ire of Steinem and her coterie in this matter, it would be evidence that she had failed to make her point.  The fact that Steinem has her dander up and is evading the issues Fiorina is raising is evidence that Steinem and her mob are on the back foot. 


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