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August 05, 2015

Jeb: I'm Not Saying The GOP Is At War With Women But Do We Need To Spend So Much On Their Healthcare?

Area GOP Establishment oozing electablity lacks message discipline of Donald Trump.

Talking about defunding Planned Parenthood Jeb Bush, the presumptive GOP nominee, went just a bit off message about the whole baby parts for sale in violation of federal law thing and mused....

“The argument against this is … it is a war on women and you are attacking women’s health issues,” he said. “You could take dollar for dollar—although I’m not sure we need a half a billion dollars for women’s health issues—but if you took dollar for dollar, there are many extraordinarily fine organizations, community health organizations that exist.”

Emphasis mine and everyone elses.

DUDE. NO! BAD JEB! BAD!

So the GOP actually had a reasonable plan, this wasn't about budget root canal and saving a few bucks, it was about not funding illegal and immoral acts, even indirectly. And hey, we're going to send this money to decent and honest places that actually, you know, help improve women's health.

Pretty solid for the GOP.

But instead, Jeb for some reason thought this would be a good time to toss out there the idea that he, and by extension the party he seeks to lead, really just want to stick it to poor women.

Fantastic work!

Well, he did issue a statement saying that's not what he meant. I'm sure Hillary and every Democratic candidate will be sure to include that correction in the four million ads they're going to run with the, "although I’m not sure we need a half a billion dollars for women’s health issues" sound bite. So no big whoop.

Oy.

Mitch McConnell meanwhile takes a page out of Obama's Iran negotiating handbook and preemptively announces there will be no so-called "shutdown", which means Planned Parenthood is safe.


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