Monday, October 6, 2014

Compassionate Conservatives

This guy makes Adolf Eichmann sound like a wuss.

The former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party is coming under fire for the novel solutions to the Ebola epidemic he is posting on Twitter.

The vehemently pro-life Todd Kincannon began by arguing that anyone who contracts Ebola should be summarily executed.

Well, it would save on medical bills.

And then there’s this dude:

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tried Sunday to defend the Texas anti-abortion law that shut down 13 clinics this week. But he avoided discussing what the law actually does.

“The issue for us is only one thing, and that’s whether you ought to use taxpayer money to fund abortion,” Priebus said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The law in question has nothing to do with taxpayer funding of abortion. It requires all abortions in Texas to take place in ambulatory surgical centers, or mini-hospitals, and requires all abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The law also bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and limits how doctors can prescribe medication abortions.

Since the first provision of the law went into effect nearly a year ago, all but seven of the 44 abortion clinics in Texas have been forced to shut down or stop offering the procedure.

Chuck Todd, the host of “Meet the Press,” asked Priebus why Republicans “don’t like a lot of regulations on businesses, except if the business is an abortion clinic.” He noted that the new law has effectively closed 80 percent of the abortion clinics in Texas.

Priebus dodged the question.

“The fact of the matter is that we believe that any woman that’s faced with an unplanned pregnancy deserves compassion, respect, counseling, whatever it is that we can offer,” he said.

So how much “compassion” and “respect” does it take to make someone drive seven hours to find a clinic?  No one needs that much compassion and respect.

2 barks and woofs on “Compassionate Conservatives

  1. Yup, compassion and respect includes forcing a woman to go through a pregnancy she doesn’t want. Just another example of paternalism.

    And Kincannon should be executed for not being human. See how that works? /snark

  2. This was so unbelievable that I “goggled” it to be sure it wasn’t seriously slanted or colored. Much to my surprise, he had tweets that were equally bad. This Kincannon fellow needs serious and intensive psychiatric or law enforcement intervention – or both. Good grief!

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