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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

President Barack Obama ripped Republican-led efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, during a Friday speech to the women’s health organization’s annual gala in Washington, D.C.

Obama, who made history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president ever to address the group, offered a spirited defense of Planned Parenthood’s mission. Noting that one in five American women has turned to Planned Parenthood for health care services ranging from contraception to cancer screenings, Obama said “when politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you, but they’re talking about the millions of women who they serve.”

“And when they talk about cutting off your funding, let’s be clear: they’re talking about telling many of those women, ‘you’re on your own,'” he added. “They’re talking about shutting those women out at a time when they may need it most. Shutting off communities that may need more health care options for women, not less.”

The president cited North Dakota’s recently passed “fetal pain” bill as an example of a measure that makes people “want to check the calendar and make sure [they’re] still living in 2013.”

“There’s nothing conservative about the government injecting itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor” Obama noted, in a shot at Planned Parenthood’s Republican critics.

The speech was originally planned for Thursday evening, but was rescheduled so President Obama could address the memorial service in West, Texas.

Although many on the right have cited the Kermit Gosnell trial as a reason that Obama should cancel his appearance, the president declined to mention the case in his speech. He did take care to mention another issue that motivates his Republican critics, however: Obamacare. Obama focused much of his speech detailing the Affordable Care Act’s benefits for women — such as free preventative care and contraception coverage — and urged the audience to educate the public on the law.

“We need to get the word out,” Obama said. “We need you to tell your patients, your friends, your neighbors, your family members what the health care law means for them.”

In conclusion, the president vowed that Planned Parenthood’s opponents would not succeed in their plans to cripple or close the organization.

Planned Parenthood is “not going anywhere,” Obama declared. “As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to affordable, quality health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there, fighting every step of the way.”

Video of the president’s speech is below:

Photo credit: AP/Charles Dharapak

  • TOPEKA, KS—Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday the grand opening of its long-planned $8 billion Abortionplex, a sprawling abortion facility that will allow the organization to terminate unborn lives with an efficiency never before thought possible.
    During a press conference, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told reporters that the new state-of-the-art fetus-killing facility located in the nation’s heartland offers quick, easy, in-and-out abortions to all women, and represents a bold reinvention of the group’s long-standing mission and values.
    “Although we’ve traditionally dedicated 97 percent of our resources to other important services such as contraception distribution, cancer screening, and STD testing, this new complex allows us to devote our full attention to what has always been our true passion: abortion,” said Richards, standing under a banner emblazoned with Planned Parenthood’s new slogan, “No Life Is Sacred.” “And since Congress voted to retain our federal funding, it’s going to be that much easier for us to maximize the number of tiny, beating hearts we stop every day.”
    “The Abortionplex’s high-tech machinery is capable of terminating one pregnancy every three seconds,” Richards added. “That’s almost a million abortions every month. We’re so thrilled!”
    The 900,000-square-foot facility has more than 2,000 rooms dedicated to the abortion procedure. The abundance of surgical space, Richards said, will ensure that women visiting the facility can be quickly fitted into stirrups without pausing to second-guess their decision or consider alternatives such as adoption. Hundreds of on-site counselors are also available to meet with clients free of charge and go over the many ways that carrying a child to term will burden them and very likely ruin their lives.
    The remaining space is dedicated to amenities such as coffee shops, bars, dozens of restaurants and retail outlets, a three-story nightclub, and a 10-screen multiplex theater—features intended not only to help clients relax, but to foster a sense of community and make abortion more of a social event.
    “We really want abortion to become a regular part of women’s lives, especially younger women who have enough fertile years ahead of them to potentially have dozens of abortions,” said Richards, adding that the Abortionplex would provide shuttle service to and from most residences, schools, and shopping malls in the region. “Our hope is for this facility to become a regular destination where a woman in her second trimester can whoop it up at karaoke and then kick back while we vacuum out the contents of her uterus.”
    “All women should feel like they have a home at the Abortionplex,” Richards continued. “Whether she’s a high school junior who doesn’t want to go to prom pregnant, a go-getter professional who can’t be bothered with the time commitment of raising a child, or a prostitute who knows getting an abortion is the easiest form of birth control—all are welcome.”
    Nineteen-year-old Marcy Kolrath, one of the Abortionplex’s first clients, told reporters that despite her initial hesitancy, she was quickly put at ease by staff members who reassured her that she could have abortions over and over for the next decade before finally committing to motherhood. Kolrath also said she was “wowed” by the facility’s many attractions.
    “I was kind of on the fence in the beginning,” she said. “But after a couple of margaritas and a ride down the lazy river they’ve got circling the place, I got caught up in the vibe. By the time it was over, I almost wished I could’ve aborted twins and gotten to stay a little longer.”
    “I told my boyfriend we had to have sex again that very night,” Kolrath added. “I really want to come back over Labor Day.”

    • Idiot

      • Wait until all those closed Jiffy Lubes are used for drive-thru abortion centers. Just pull up, hang it out the window & whoosh, no more pesky fetus.
        Don’t miss the grand opeing with mother-daughter days, pay for one get the other free.

        • Sand_Cat

          I think you now have an admirer you’d be better off without.

        • JohnRNC

          I think the Mormons have got this whole thing figured out. Force the wife to stay home and pop out babies until she dies or her uterus falls out – whichever comes first. With so many kids, she can’t work outside the home – and if she tried then her husband can refuse to give her the secret password to get into the speakeasy they call heaven.

          Better yet – model the muslims and wrap ’em all in burkas and follow the directions above.

          And on a final note – make sure Viagra is free. Erections should last at least 4 hours to ensure conception.

          • Charles___Darwin

            “Pop out babies” Unfortunately the lower class is doing too much of that. It takes a village to raise THEIR children.

          • JohnRNC

            And your point is…..? Maybe if the Right would get out of their pulpits and allow Planned Parenthood to do its job, the “lower class” might have adequate access to contraception (and education) thus PREVENTING unwanted pregnancy and therefore preventing abortion. But somehow, it became an infringement of religious freedom for tax dollars to cover contraception. Now all the “lower class” has to work with is self control and the rhythm method. Sorry ladies, the government will no longer pay for an aspirin to hold between your knees.

          • Charles___Darwin

            I am for free contraception and abortion, especially for the poor. Should the middle class and wealthy pay? Of course, but in today’s world “entitlements” are “rights”. At the end of the day, it’s a good investment. Levitt proved that.

    • Great

    • latebloomingrandma

      Is this somethiong from the Onion or another satirical site, or did your quirky mind make this up on your own? Satires have a way of going viral until people think it’s the truth, because they read it on the internet, where we all know, truth is everywhere!

    • ObozoMustGo

      Zheet… that is PURE BRILLIANCE!!!! Nice work… either writing or finding this one. There’s always truth in the funniest things, isn’t there? Finally, a truthful commentary from PP.

      Have a great day!

      “Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.

      “I think you must agree … that the campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics … Birth control propaganda is thus the entering wedge for the eugenic educator.

      “As an advocate of birth control I wish … to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit,’ admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feebleminded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation.

      “On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.”

      — Margaret Sanger. “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.” Birth Control Review , October 1921, page 5.view , October 1921, page 5.

    • No child left behind …right ?

  • “God bless you” – That was a joke right ?

    • Lynda Groom

      Lets hope so.

    • Independent1

      Coming from someone who knows absolutely nothing about God!! Start learning what being a Christian is all about before you start asking God to bless someone. Faux Christians that worship the GOP are nothing more than the Devil’s helpers.

  • ObozoMustGo

    It’s absolutely disgusting to see how that piece of garbage in the White House is so closely connected with the primary organization promoting genocide. This is especially true considering the fact that the most dangerous place for a black child in today’s wold is in his mother’s womb. About 50% of all black pregnancies in America are terminated by the murderer’s… errrr abortionist’s… scalple.

    Here is a picture of PP’s founder, Margaret Sanger, speaking to the KKK women’s group. And read her quote below. And this is who Obozo is aligned with. I find that odd.

    Have a nice day!

    “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

    — Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America . New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.– Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America . New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

    • Thank you for telling the truth.

      • ObozoMustGo

        I am here to help!

    • Justin Napolitano

      Obozo the lying bastard his posted more shit than processed by every sewer plant in America. Obozo worry about your balls and where you might put your penis, if some woman were willing to accommodate and let women worry about their Vagina and whether there is something contained in there or not.

      You are a presumptuous assho who barely controls his own life but goes around wanting to control someone else’s.

      • That’s what the advocates of smaller government do.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Dommy… see my response to Nappy above.
          Have a nice day!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Lying… exactly what of my post above is a lie? Come on, tell me, Nappy. What of my post above is a lie? The FACT that Margaret Sanger founded PP? The fact that she was a racist who sought the anhialation of the black population through abortion? The fact that more than 50% of all black pregnencies end in abortion? The fact that Obozo supports the organization who’s founding was based upon elimination of blacks, or better yet genocide? Which of those FACTS are lies, Nappy?
        Here’s another quote of Sanger’s from her own book. You just don’t like the truth, Nappy. Dislike for truth is a common trait amongst the useful idiot set like you.

        Have a nice day!

        “Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying
        … demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism … [Philanthropists] encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant … We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”

        — Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization , 1922. Chapter on “The
        Cruelty of Charity,” pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library

        edition.

    • charleo1

      Well, well, are you GUYS having fun? You know why women see
      you as little sniveling pieces of dog poop? I didn’t think so. Know
      why you’re 40, and your sex life today, is exactly like it was, when
      you were 12? Why don’t you ask your girlfriend. Oh, I forgot.
      40 year old adolescents don’t have girlfriends.

      • Charles___Darwin

        Charleo, what got you cranked up? You’re normally the voice of reason and civility.

        • charleo1

          First, I have no patience for slime balls, that essentially,
          act like 15 year olds. In this case, 15 year olds apparently,
          just back from a weekend hate, fest, hosted by a
          skin head, motorcycle gang. Kinda like the 2 year old,
          that gets his hand in his own poop, and wipes his face
          with it. These would be bully boys, seemed clueless they
          were spouting fascist racial doctrine. Something that a lot
          of very fine men, paid a very high price to stop, not all that
          long ago. They also protected the Rights of cretins like
          them, to spit on their graves, and talk like a bunch of little
          nazis. But, when I see it, I never just let it slide. Gotta
          throw in my 2 cents. You know. For the guys that can’t
          tell them what fascism is all about. Because they didn’t
          make it back.

          • Charles___Darwin

            Fair enough. Remind me not to make you mad.

          • charleo1

            As far as I’ve seen, Charles. You comport yourself as
            an intelligent adult. And I always appreciate that in your
            posts, and conversations.

          • WoW! When you gays get angry watch out!

    • Stella

      Your words show your character…

      • ObozoMustGo

        Your support for infanticide shows yours! Maybe you think well of yourself because you agree with Margaret Sanger that blacks should be eliminated from the human gene pool. I find it odd that that a black prez would support an organization dedicated to the eradication of blacks. Don’t you?

        Here’s a picture for you…. [click to enlarge]

        Have a nice day!

        “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious
        appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

        — Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source:
        Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of
        Birth Control in America . New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

        • Stella

          You have a twisted mind. I am black and I support my President…And yes I support Planned Parenthood…This program supports bigger and broader things…It’s not all about abortion…It’s also about small children getting breakfast in the morning. It’s not just about blacks …It’s about all children that are going hungry….Mother’s who need babysitters so they can work…Free lunches for those who can’t afford it…It’s about a woman making decisions…Something you are trying to do for her…You have no right to judge…By the way…Stop using the Bible to hide behind…The true you…It’s not the Bible you and others are quoting…It’s what you have read in a time that you are trying to use for a different world. The words of the bible never change…But we must use his words to see today…God wants us to move forward as a society and not people who judge everything on their belief…I don’t think you will change your opinion…But leave people alone..

          • ObozoMustGo

            Stella, surely you know that PP was founded by Margaret Sanger, an unapologectic racist and eugenicist that sought to purge the world of blacks and jews and undesirables. You must know that. You must also know that greater than 50% of all black pregnencies are terminated by the abortionists scalple, a massive number of those being the PP abortionist’s scalple. So while you choose to keep your head in the sand and choose to be a continued sucker thinking PP is about lunch for kids, make no mistake about it, PP is all about abortion. Period. It’s that simple. They are an organization dedicated to infanticide. And you support the murder of innocent children and infanticide by supporting them. That’s on your conscience, hun, not mine.

            And yes, I do have the right to judge. The right AND obligation to judge between right and wrong, between good and evil. To not judge is to abrogate responsibility like the Germans who did not judge while Hitler marched 6 million Jews into the ovens. The only difference is that America has marched at least 54 MILLION babies to the abortionist’s scalple since Roe V. Wade. God forgive us for this please.

            Have a nice day!

            “Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying … demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism … [Philanthropists] encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant … We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”
            — Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization , 1922. Chapter on “The Cruelty of Charity,” pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library edition.

  • How come all the supportive comments are coming from our nations indoctrination centers —–schools.

  • Hypocrisy is alive and well in the GOP.

    On the one hand, they cry about States Rights. While on the other hand, they want to take away the rights of women to choose their own destiny on a NATIONWIDE basis.

    How is that NOT stripping a State of the right to govern in its own manner?

    • onedonewong

      HUH???? It was the Supremes who took away the states right to regulate abortion

      • onedumbwongs smalldingdong

        My uncle wong is a graduate of the Rush Limbaugh Centers for Advenced
        Studdies in Polytical Sciance, so he knows what the hell he’s talking
        about. He is fat and baldheaded, and has numbers and statistics to
        prove everything, and he’s not a blowhard!

  • So the Party that boo’d God led by a Preezy that supported live birth infanticide and who supports an organization with our Tax dollars that helps 43% of Black Pregnancies in NYC end in abortion also wants you to believe that the gun control debate is because they care about children ….Wow you really have to be a stupid person willing to usurp your own judgement and ethics to defend that level of hypocrisy and duplicity

    • Independent1

      And another fake rant from a right-wing wacko self-righteous hypocrit faux Christian!! Were you also one of the those faux Christians who stood up and cheered at the pre-election debates when Newt Gingrinch stood up and said:”You know what we do with our enemies?? We kill them!!” Yeah!! that’s real Christian isn’t it??? NOT!!! And were you also one of the millions of Republicans who were pushing to elect the world’s biggest poster boy of Worldly EXCESS!! MITT ROMNEY!! Another example of being Anti-Christian!! There’s absolutely nothing Christian about the mormon religion!! And were you also like so many Republicans!! Chomping at the bit to start another war at the drop of a hat when Mitt was pushing for it based just on another pack of lies so more GROWN UP BABIES!! can be killed in battle just so you and your mentally retarded buddies can stuff billions of taxpayer dollars in your pockets!! Yeah!! I thought so!! Why don’t you take yourself and your self-righteous hypocrital self back to Yahoo News posting where you’ll find more hyprocites like yourself to pat each other on the back!!

      • Are you retarded ? When Gingrich said kill our enemies he was talking about Muslim Terrorists …a group of uncivilized animals intent on killing us through the most cowardly means . You know nothing about me whether I’m Christian or not but like a typical Liberal think that you can make value judgements about me to try to marginalize me . You show the intolerance hate and closed mindedness that is becoming synonymous with the term Progressive . And if you want to compare what Romney did with his own money , and that of other private venture Capitalists to make companies whole… to the massive outsourcing of jobs Obama has done with OUR tax dollars you lose that argument about 15 to 1 K …Look at Gm they took billikons of those bailout dollars and refunded UAW pensions . It was more a bailout of their pensions then of GM . They then built 4 major plants in China to capitalize on their cheap labor …You should learn some facts before you make blanket accusations that are not only lies but make you look as uninformed as most Liberals …Now it seems like Obama may go into Syria …this after Libya …where he got led from, behind and you want to blast Romney who isn’t President ? What does he have to do with how bad Obama is ? Or is that all you have to argue with moron ?

        • Charles___Darwin

          Outstanding!

        • Independent1

          Sorry, he was not referring to individual muslim terrorists, Newt was referring to the possibility of making a preemptive strike on Iran to prevent them from supposedly building a nuclear bomb. So suddenly the nation of Iran is reduced to “Muslim Terrorists”.

          And it’s okay for you to call anyone who doesn’t agree with your viewpoint on abortion “you really have to be a stupid person willing to usurp your own judgement and ethics to defend that level of hypocrisy and duplicity” but it’s not okay for me to call people like you: self-righteous, hypocritical faux Christians. Sorry but I think that’s a valid exchange of terms.

          But let’s look at your selective comments on the auto bailout
          which has been an unquestionable success despite what you think about GM building 4 plants in China. Here’s an excerpt on that from an auto industry publication called: theTownTalk:

          Socia (a GM rep) said the automaker and its joint ventures in the world’s largest vehicle market plan to devote $11 billion to capital spending through 2016. He said GM’s not concerned about accumulating unused production capacity.

          “That’s not true for us,” he said. “Our plants are running near maximum capacity. In fact we’re adding capacity to keep up with the rising demand for our products.” GM, whose China sales rose 11% last year to 2.8 million vehicles, made the announcements at a press conference near the Shanghai auto
          show.

          The automaker also said:

          –Its exports from China to other markets will rise from 77,000 units in 2012 to 100,000 to 130,000 in 2013. Socia said GM expects export sales to reach about 300,000 in 2015, fueled mostly by emerging markets like South America and Egypt.

          –Its Shanghai-GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling joint ventures will add 1,000 dealerships in western China, which is poorer than the wealthy east coast but is enjoying rapid growth, by 2017. The company has 700 dealers in that region today.

          GM expects to add 400 dealers in China in 2013 for a total of 4,200.

          So you see Michael, although GM has not ruled out that it may ship cars to the US at some point, I’m sure that is only if the
          4 plants in China create so many excess vehicles that they cannot be sold in China or other foreign countries. The
          development of these plants is not intended to replace existing US workers as GM has not only reactivated many production plants in Michigan and Ohio, it has added thousands of American jobs over the past 4 years (since it wasn’t allowed
          to go belly up like Mitt wanted: and if you can’t see why Mitt wanted the government to let the companies go belly up, you’re not very creative thinking – Mitt wanted GM and Chrysler to founder so he and his hedge fund buddies could leverage
          buyout the two companies and send even those American jobs to China (see another post on how wonderful Mitt made a bundle by the leverage buyout of Delphi and the shipping of thousands of American jobs to China.)

          additional info on that from a publication called: theTownTalk:

        • Independent1

          You say: Compare what Mitt Romney did with his own money: Wow, you really believe Mitt used his own money?? Sorry, but he set up Bain using money borrowed from his Daddy and remember, with leverage buyouts, you don’t use your own money, you used borrowed money to buyout companies, more often than not that don’t want to be bought out, just so you can rework them, strip them of their assets including quite often all their pension funds and then destroying the company in America and shipping what were American jobs overseas to places like China and Mexico. Mitt Romney is by far a greater American job destroyer than he ever was an American job creator. But here’s an article associated with the auto bailout time you might find of interest from The Warm Southern Breeze – an Alabama publication where Delphi, which was originally Delco, was headquartered:

          Not only did Mitt have his dirty hands in the mix of pirating Delphi (previously known as Delco), he also was part of a dirty deal where the hedge fund owner that did the leverage buyout which was one Mitt’s close buddies (Singer), tried to hold GM and Chrysler hostage by demanding an unconscionable price for some shares that were part of the buyout deal – he threatened to let GM and Chrysler go bankrupt if he wasn’t paid the price he wanted. (See another response for just how big of a lowlife Singer is)

          Here’s the article from the Warm Southern Breeze:

          It was one of North Alabama‘s LARGESTemployers – with emphasis on “was.”

          The men & women who made careers there, whose labors enabled their children to attend college, provided their families’ clothing, groceries, housing & healthcare, and provided for their own retirement, and which was a union shop, was shuttered several years ago.

          Most of what news I recall about it centered around how corporate traders, not unions, were wanting even more & more profit when they were already profitable. Time and time again, the workers took cuts in benefits & pay to keep their jobs for as long as they could… all to no avail. There are no taxes paid to Limestone county, or to nearby Decatur, Athens or Huntsville, or to Alabama for roads, schools, police & fire protection. But there is an even greater issue, one which is exceedingly more weighty and sorrowful. As a result of it all, there is no hope, there are no jobs, and there is no future. Here’s the even more disturbing part: Mitt Romney had his hand in that pie.

          Of the twenty-nine Delphi plants operating in the United States when the hedge funders began buying up control, only four remain, with not a single union production worker. Romney’s “job creators” did create jobs—in China, where Delphi now produces the parts used by GM and other major automakers here and abroad. Delphi is now incorporated overseas, leaving the company with 5,000 employees in the United States (versus almost 100,000 abroad).

          • God you are retarded and cant read to boot . I said Romney did with his own money and other private investor . Romney unlike Obama earned his own fortune and reinvested it . The American way .

        • Independent1

          You wanted some facts. Here are a few more about these wonderful people who ruin people’s lives just to stuff money in thier pockets:

          Mitt Romney’s opposition to the auto bailout has haunted him on the campaign trail, especially in Rust Belt states like Ohio. There, in September, the Obama campaign launched television
          ads blasting Romney’s November 2008 New York Times op-ed, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” But Romney has done a good job of concealing, until now, the fact that he and his wife, Ann, personally gained at least $15.3 million from the bailout—and a few of Romney’s most important Wall Street donors made more than $4 billion. Their gains, and the Romneys’, were astronomical—more than 3,000 percent on their investment.

          It all starts with Delphi Automotive, a former General Motors subsidiary whose auto parts remain essential to GM’s production lines. No bailout of GM—or Chrysler, for that matter—could have been successful without saving Delphi. So, in addition to making massive loans to automakers in 2009, the federal government sent, directly or indirectly, more than $12.9 billion to Delphi—and to the hedge funds that had gained control over it.

          Singer, whom Fortune magazine calls a “passionate defender of the 1%,” has carved out a specialty investing in distressed firms and distressed nations, which he does by buying up their
          debt for pennies on the dollar and then demanding payment in full. This so-called “vulture investor” received $58 million on Peruvian debt that he snapped up for $11.4 million, and $90 million on Congolese debt that he bought for a mere $20 million. In the process, he’s built one of the largest private
          equity firms in the nation, and over decades he’s racked up an unusually high average return on investments of 14 percent.

          Other GOP presidential hopefuls chased Singer’s endorsement, but Mitt chased Singer with his own checkbook,
          investing at least $1 million with Elliott through Ann Romney’s blind trust (it could be far more, but the Romneys have declined to disclose exactly how much). Along the way, Singer gained a reputation, according to Fortune, “for strong-arming his way to
          profit.” That is certainly what happened at Delphi.

  • onedonewong

    Yea a MILLION babies murdered every year and barak wants even more That’s the ticket

    • onedumbwongs smalldingdong

      MILLION babies. I have the numbers here in my fat fingered hands to prove it. One Million is pocket money for us republicans! I Love Rush Limbaugh!

    • Independent1

      When are right-wing wackos such as your self going to get off the self-righteous, hypocrital trip??? Ranting about stopping abortions of a FETUS!! not a baby!!! While being more than willing to start a war at the drop of a hat for any made up pretext, just so thousands of “grown up BABIES!!’ can be killed in battle, while you and your ilk stuff billions of taxpayer dollars in your pockets!! The only reason you right-wing wackos are so up in the air about abortion is because it’s not something you can make billions of dollars on!! Is that being self-righteous and hypocritical or what!!! And don’t give me any crap that you’re ranting because of morality!! Because the GOP is the most anti-moral, anti Christian organization on the planet!!! Everything the GOP does has to be about MONEY!!
      And in going all out for stuffing as many worldly things into your lives as is possible!!! Which is clearly ANTI-CHRISTIAN!! The GOP is much closer to being the DEVILS’s workshop than anything related to being Christian!!!

    • Charles___Darwin

      Look at it this way; that’s X fewer votes for the Dems in 18 years.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Chuck… you’re on to something there… perhaps we should require DemonRAT women to abort their babies at an even higher rate than they do now. Hmmmmmmmmm…. definitely on to something there.

        Have a nice day!

        • Charles___Darwin

          Natural selection; let them destroy themselves.

  • charleo1

    I noticed facebook poster, “marie” She seems to think we’re causing
    our own problems. No, it’s not Paul Ryan’s plan to end Medicare. Or,
    anti-government kooks are running wild in the halls of Congress. No,
    it’s abortion, and open homosexuality. To her credit, she urges,
    non-violence, and using, “The Truth, as we fought gun control”
    See, it was the truth, that narrowly prevented criminals, from being
    forced to pass a background test.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Charlie… you are so uninformed and ignorant that it boggles the mind of any thinking person who knows the truth. Here is the truth: we already have multiple laws on the books that so-called “prevent” criminals from getting guns LEGALLY. However, in 2011, more than 44,000 attempts were made by convicted felons to get guns. Do you know how many the Justice Department(s) of feds or states prosecuted? NO, you don’t. Fact is only 44 were actually prosecuted. Yes, you read that correctly. ONLY FORTY FOUR. The basic fact that you leftist freaks refuse to acknowledge is that ONLY CRIMINALS DON’T OBEY LAWS. No matter how many laws you make to control guns, the only ones being controlled are the law abiding citizens in the first place, you moron,

      Have a nice day!

      “The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” -Thomas Jefferson

      • charleo1

        You want to know something? I’ve found the people who’s
        minds are most often boggled by the ignorance of others.
        Are usually the goobers, and the half wits, that go thru life,
        thinking they are the smartest humans alive. You bore me.

  • Unfortunately, most Republicans focus only on the issues that are important to them, and reject or ignore the good deeds that organizations like Planned Parenthood do for a large segment of our population. For them, the fact that PP provides abortion counsel, which should not be confused with encouragement, is enough to ignore the fact that some of its most important services is to help uninsured and women living in poverty get mammograms and other types of screenings critical to their ability to survive. They ignore the fact that caring for those who are alive is as important as caring for the unborn, and that those who deny the living the right to live a healthy life are just as guilty – morally speaking – as those who opt to abort for convenience. I support abortion when the life of the mother is at stake, and in cases of rape and incest, but not for professional or social considerations. If nothing else, because there are plenty of contraceptions available to prevent conception.

  • Charles___Darwin

    Thank goodness for Margaret Sanger. She foresaw the future.
    Read Levitt’s work on the effect on the crime rate due to abortion.
    .
    http://www.nber.org/papers/w8004.

    Abortion should be legal,even encouraged for the poor and those unable or unwilling to raise their own children.

    • Independent1

      You really think outlawing abortion is going to stop it?? If a woman doesn’t want to bear a child, she’s going to figure out some way to stop the pregnancy. The only difference between now and before Roe vs Wade is that women were dying far more often from trying to stop pregnancies in a blackmarket type situation where more unscrupulous practitioners were luring women into disasterous abortion situations. All Roe vs Wade did was legalize a practice that was going on then and will continue even if states ban abortion – it’s just that more women are going to end up dying as more states ban it. Abortion is not something that can be legislated – women are not going to carry a child to term just because the law says abortion isn’ legal. And who is the government to demand that a woman do that when it’s been shown that raising a baby to 18 years old costs over $250,000. Are states going to pick up that tab??

      • Charles___Darwin

        I am pro-choice/ I agree with you.

  • You people think you have the right to tell others what to do, What gives you the authority to tell others, You are not God or Jesus, you are associated with the false religion of this world and have no jurisdiction over anything or anyone. Planed Parenthood is for womens health not a abortions clinic. Sorry your information is flawed so get it straight.