By Dave Andrusko
I only had time to skim the speech pro-abortion Hillary Clinton delivered today to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
The Fund describes itself as “an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.”
If euphemisms and insincerity were food stores, this would feed the entire population of the United States.
What can you say about the speech which you can watch at c-span.org?
As do all pro-abortion politicians, Clinton vowed not to allow Republicans in general, Donald Trump in particular, to “turn back the clock” on, guess what?, abortion. Okay. The never-enough-abortions-never-late-enough-in-pregnancy gene is part of her DNA.
Besides, PPFA hopped in in early January to endorse the former Secretary of State, the first time PPFA endorsed in a primary. So in addition to being soul mates, Clinton is indebted to PPFA whose political arm will spend a boatload of money in an attempt to make her the first female president.
[By the way, as you know, President Obama endorsed Clinton after she officially secured enough delegates to be the nominee. If you watch the video, it is, well, creepy.
[Also, Clinton met earlier today with Senator Elizabeth Warren, who lit into Trump. One of Warren’s roles will obviously be to be an attack dog for Clinton. There is talk of Warren as a possible vice presidential choice. I’d wager not.]
Having wrapped herself in the mantle of President Obama and moved well to the left in an attempt to assuage the concerns of the supporters of Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, it will be interesting to see how Clinton appeals to everyone else.
NPR ran a story on “All Things Considered” which dovetailed with Clinton’s appearance before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund: “Hillary Clinton Fights To Win Over Her Own Demographic: White Women.”
We tend to lump all “women” together and forget that while Obama won among all women, he lost by 14 points among white women. “Shrinking that gap is key to Hillary Clinton’s plan to win the White House, particularly to offset any potentially low Democratic turnout among young voters,” according to reporter Asma Khalid.
Khalid used Ohio (a key state up for grabs) as the focus of her story and two women in particular. This being NPR, Clinton was treated gingerly by the two women, Trump was eviscerated.
Until near the very end of the report. One woman, who was skeptical of Clinton, particularly over the burgeoning scandal over her use of a private email server while Secretary of State, said, hypothetically, she might vote for Clinton.
“If she took credit for everything she has screwed up on and everything she’s lied about and said ‘I am sorry and I apologize to my country and I apologize to my people for doing this and for trying to hide it, and here’s what I’m going to do so that I can begin to regain your trust,’ that would be huge,” said [Sarah] Minto.
But she’s highly skeptical Clinton would ever do that.