It’s mind-boggling. Truly, it is. It’s bewildering, baffling and utterly puzzling in every way. Confusing doesn’t even begin to describe it. Oh, wait, you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. Allow me to elaborate.
The Republican Party — the so-called “conservatives” — have majorities in the House and Senate, and have the presidency as well, yet they can’t even manage to pass a spending bill that, at the very least, will defund the baby butchers at Planned Parenthood. Forget funding for the border wall. Forget repealing and replacing Obamacare. At the very least, they should be unanimous on completely cutting off funding for an organization that slaughters over 300,000 human children every year. But, somehow, for some unknown reason, they can’t even get that right.
Like I said: Perplexing to the point of sheer madness.
And it’s this horrific display of buffoonish inaction and unprincipled charlatanism that exemplifies perfectly why I haven’t considered myself a “Republican” for quite some time. So, I’m essentially a political orphan — sort of like the child of a broken home at Christmas time who doesn’t know whose house to go to. At times I find myself thinking about my old house, where there’s still some good memories, but it’s not recognizable like it used to be back then and I don’t feel welcome there anymore. And then there’s the new house, which I find to be even more unrecognizable and unwelcoming, even detestable at some levels. I’m caught somewhere in the middle, trying desperately to survive, wandering aimlessly in the desert like a nomad.
Anyway, as you’ve undoubtedly heard, the Republican squishes in Congress recently caved to the Left on just about every issue and agreed to a $1 trillion federal budget deal that doesn’t provide funding for the border wall, doesn’t slash funds from sanctuary cities, doesn’t offer a solid repeal plan for Obamacare and continues federal funding of Planned Parenthood. The latter is, at least for me personally, the most traitorous and intolerable part of this horrible excuse of a compromise (total capitulation, really.) Call me crazy, but I think there’s a serious problem when the so-called “conservative” party in America is suddenly fine with funding the mass murder of children. I say to hell with their flimsy excuses. To hell with Paul Ryan wanting to put “a really good down payment” on rebuilding the military, as if beefing up our armed forces is more important to us as conservatives than saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of unborn children. Ryan should not only be ashamed and do some serious soul-searching, but deserves to be ostracized for that line of thinking. This was not a “win” in the least for Republicans and for Ryan to float such a claim is nothing short of repulsive and laughable.
On the contrary, this was a massive loss in every way for conservatives, but what makes it worse is that it was a loss that didn’t have to happen. Again, Republicans have total control of the government. They won the presidency. They won the House and Senate. And here they are, completely and utterly unable to create the kind of government they say that they want. So, why are they even in Washington? What point or purpose do they even serve? I’m not sure if I can tell anymore. God knows that if the table were turned, it would only take Democrats about five minutes to churn out any type of regime they could dream up. They did it pretty well under Obama for eight terrible and burdensome years.
Speaking of which, can anyone really tell a difference between this budget and the type of budget that we would have received under an Obama or Hillary presidency? I sure can’t.
Regardless, one thing is certain: The hands of the Republican Party are just as stained with the blood of thousands of dead babies as those of the progressive liberals and Democrats who continue voting to funnel government money into Planned Parenthood. There is literally no difference between the two groups in this regard and that truth should infuriate any real conservative voter left in the country (a small minority, admittedly.) We should be indignant and outraged beyond restraint that the party which claims to be aligned with so-called “conservative” — i.e. moral, religious, family — values cannot and will not put an end to the corporate welfare payment of baby murdering fanatical groups like Planned Parenthood. There’s nothing keeping them from doing it other than selfish allegiance to special interests, political correctness and stupid negotiating tactics with Democrats, all of which are completely and utterly unnecessary right now.
Also, it doesn’t matter if Planned Parenthood offers mammograms, breast cancer screenings, STD testing or free pizza every Wednesday. How can anyone even possibly attempt to defend or justify the actions of any organization that executes babies? It doesn’t matter how “good” or “well-intentioned” or “noble” those other actions might be. I don’t care. No one should care. Why would we even discuss this? Don’t you get it? This organization kills children. Nothing else they do should even remotely matter. Besides, this sort of argument wouldn’t hold up anywhere else in the corporate or civilized world. If McDonald’s suddenly announced tomorrow that, as part of a new corporate rule, they were going to kill one employee or customer every 20 years, all of their restaurants would be shut down nationwide within days. No one in their right mind would tolerate a company senselessly butchering innocent human beings. And yet, when it comes to defunding Planned Parenthood, Republicans repeatedly find themselves lost in debates over the intricacies of “women’s health” when the real issue — the mass slaughter of thousands of babies — pales in comparison and is exactly what we should always be discussing.
Moreover, who would even be all that pissed off with a defunded Planned Parenthood? I mean seriously, think about it. Obviously, the radical feminists would be rioting in the streets. And the hyper-sensitive extremist progressives and Democratic politicians would be making angry speeches and shouting their opinions across the spectrum. And the liberal pundits and commentators on CNN and MSNBC would be vomiting up all of their usual pro-abortion talking points. But, these groups and these people do all of those things on a regular basis anyway! These people can’t stand Republicans or conservatives, so it’s not like we have any need or any reason to placate them in some way or suck up to them in the hopes that maybe one day they’ll magically convert and come over to our side. That’s not going to happen via politics. Ultra radical feminist ideology — and any ideology that condones the murder of children — is so demonic and evil that only Christ can transform a heart that has adopted such a belief system. The solution there is largely spiritual, not political. We need to pray for them, certainly.
So in the big picture, the Republican Party would have nothing to lose in defunding Planned Parenthood. Their voting base would be fine with it (in fact, most of them would probably be thrilled.) They would be acting on morals and principles. They would be contributing to the betterment of society. And they would be saving babies. It’s a win-win scenario.
But what do they do instead? They continue kicking the can down the road. "We’ll take care of that next time," they say. It’s always next time. There’s alway some lame-ass excuse. Some halfhearted, political-BS reason why they “can’t” or won’t stand up to the Democrats and make it happen.
And, meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of innocent human babies are being stabbed, crushed, dismembered and poisoned. They’re having their brains sucked out through tubes and being scraped out of their mother’s uteruses at Planned Parenthood clinics just like the one down the street from your neighborhood.
It has to stop. The invertebrates in the Republican Party have made it clear that they lack the political courage and moral fortitude to do it. And, sadly, I doubt they ever will.