Much has been made of Planned Parenthood's Big Annoucement that it plans to spend $10 million on the 2008 elections. ABC News has a story on it today:
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is promising to spend $10 million this election cycle - three times more than the organization has spent in any previous election.
Look, making these Big Announcements to attract friends and scare enemies is PP's modus operandi. Words, words. It's all a scam. PP is just going for the media splash. That's its endgame here.
PP doesn't expect anyone to check back after its media splashes. Well here's 1 person who does.
Does the following sound familiar? In 2002, our old friend Steve Trombley and Planned Parenthood of Chicago promised to spend $1 million in the IL governor's race, as quoted by Crain's Chicago Business, June 24, 2002 (click to enlarge):
And this is what PP actually spent, according to the IL State Board of Elections website...
$42,500, less than 5% of what PP boasted it would. In total, PP spent $67,500 on the 2002 governor's race, less than 10% of its claim. PP didn't even spend all Trombley said donors had earmarked for it.
PP lies. The 1st thing anyone should think when PP says anything is, "This is a lie."
Still, it's nice PP senses such a threat. Love it. I was surprised by this in the ABC story, although "defending itself" portrays PP as the victim:
Planned Parenthood is defending itself against a range of civil and criminal complaints in several states, and critics charge that the organization is trying to buy influence in Congress.
[HT: reader Kristina]
Personally, I'm glad they didn't waste all that money on that idiot.Posted by: Edyt at March 27, 2008 2:13 PM
The record shows that Jim Ryan was easily defeated in that race, so I would not expect anyone to waste a lot of money campaigning against him.
But don't let facts stand in the way of yet another paranoid rant against PP.Posted by: anonymous at March 27, 2008 2:20 PM
yawn and double yawn. Is this news?Posted by: Hal at March 27, 2008 2:28 PM
Lie? Oh gosh. They didn't lie. They just... uh... re-evaluated the situation... and, like... changed their minds 'n stuff. Yeah. I bet you that's what Planned Parenthood did.Posted by: Cranky Catholic at March 27, 2008 2:36 PM
They are non- profit, why can PP spend my tax dollars on political campaigns?Posted by: Anonymous at March 27, 2008 2:48 PM
I love how PP gets our tax dollars, but then some "PP Action Fund" which is run by the same people can fund pro-abortion political candidates... who in turn reward PP with more tax dollars. If elected president, would Barack Obama put an end to that practice? After all, he doesn't take money from "special interests"! Ha, ha, ha!
Can you imagine if the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops started a "Pro-Life Action Fund", to fund pro-life candidates? The pro-aborts in Congress would howl with anger, and demand that the Catholic Church be punished.Posted by: John Lewandowski at March 27, 2008 3:51 PM
They are non- profit, why can PP spend my tax dollars on political campaigns?
Posted by: Anonymous at March 27, 2008 2:48 PM
They're not. Their PAC is a separate entity.Posted by: Hieronymous at March 27, 2008 4:39 PM
Thanks for the update on the real PP actions. Typical. It would actually be news if they ever were honest. ABC is bit late to the news on the $10 million. The Wall Street Journal and others carried the piece a couple of months back.
PP is funded by over $300 million/annually by taxpayers. It would seem a good investment if they could turn 10 mil into 1.2 billion by helping to elect supporters for a four year term (the aim here is self survival) so it wouldn't surprise me if they did go ahead and spend the money after all.
Thank God for Planned Parenthood, despite any and all nay-saying.Posted by: Pap Taylor Gang at March 31, 2008 5:27 PM