Republican, Carly Fiorina, announced that she would be shutting down her beleaguered presidential campaign after getting demolished in both Iowa and New Hampshire – and Planned Parenthood couldn’t be happier.
Fiorina had repeatedly used the women’s health clinic as a punching bag for her anti-abortion smear campaign. During a presidential debate she now infamously lied about what she saw in the fraudulent videos released by an anti-choice group called Center for Medical Progress. When confronted with her massive lie, Fiorina refused to apologize. Instead she doubled-down.
I’ve seen the footage. And I find it amazing, actually, that all these supposed fact-checkers in the mainstream media claim this doesn’t exist. They’re trying to attack the authenticity of the videotape.
The tape doesn’t exist. In fact, what Fiorina described doesn’t exist on any footage. And yet the lies continued. She has, even now, never apologized.
So it was no surprise to see that Planned Parenthood, the organization most affected by Fiorina’s ugly campaign, was quick to rub salt into the once promising Republican’s wounds. The message was clear: So long, Carly. It sure was…something.
Farewell to Carly Fiorina. It turns out you can’t flat-out lie to the American people about Planned Parenthood.
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) February 10, 2016
Planned Parenthood has every reason to be feeling confident. Despite a relentless smear campaign and several pathetic witch hunts directed at them, so far not a single investigation has found them guilty of any wrongdoing.
Their opponents have fared much worse. Fiorina has watched her campaign go from “front runner” to “nonexistent” in under two months. The group, Center for Medical Progress, which Fiorina leaned on to support her anti-abortion claims has suffered a number of legal setbacks. It’s two bosses have been indicted in a Texas court for falsifying identification.
So Planned Parenthood isn’t far off when they say it does seem as if someone like Fiorina can’t build a campaign around lying to the American people and succeed. Politics may be bad, but the American people aren’t buying it. Republicans might want to rethink that approach.
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