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Clueless Komen Foundation Runs Up Against the Sacrament of Liberalism
Rush ^ | February 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 02/03/2012 12:06:37 PM PST by Kaslin


RUSH: The Susan G. Komen bunch, the Race for the Cure, whatever? They have caved big time to the feminazis at Planned Parenthood. It is stunning! Yesterday everybody was holding firm, and today Nancy Brinker who runs the Susan Komen group (I think it was her sister) made a big time cave. Biiiig time. Abortion is the sacrament to the religion of liberalism. Nobody is gonna mess with that money's flow. Nobody is gonna mess with that pile of money. Nobody's gonna mess with that at all.


RUSH: I want to talk about this Susan G. Komen flap with Planned Parenthood. This is a teachable moment. It is an interesting illustration. I'm gonna get myself in trouble with people here, but what is new about that? Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review Online, she's the editor of their blog The Corner, has a post titled, "From Pink Ribbon to White Flag -- The only thing that seems clear is that Komen is desperately trying to make the campaign to kill Komen to stop..." Planned Parenthood wants the Susan G. Komen people -- which is charity to wipe out breast cancer, raise money for breast cancer -- gone. And, by the way, nobody's talking about the relationship to breast cancer of abortion.

It's been medically documented. There is a relationship between abortion and breast cancer, and notice how nobody wants to talk about that. I don't even know if that's part of Komen's decision-making, the original decision making to defund Planned Parenthood or to stop donating Planned Parenthood. At any rate, the Planned Parenthood feminazis heard about this, and they went ballistic and they went nuclear because nobody -- particularly a female-oriented charity like Komen -- is gonna stop or interrupt the money flow to the pro-abortion mill industry. There's too much money being made with all these abortions taking place, and nobody's gonna get in the way and interrupt that.

So they went nuclear on 'em, and what Planned Parenthood was attempting to do was take Komen out. They were gonna kill it. So the people at Susan G. Komen said: We don't want to be killed here (by the venom that has been aimed at them from Planned Parenthood). But here's the truth, and Kathryn G. Lopez points this out: "Komen, of course, has never said this week: We will never do business with Planned Parenthood again (as [many people] would love them to do, but I was and am under no delusions). And in this statement [from Nancy Brinker who runs Susan G. Komen] they appear to be somewhat consistent there ... maybe: They have tightened funding guidelines and this Planned Parenthood did not look eligible, but that does not mean PP necessarily will not get grants in the future.

"As Ezra Klein," the wunderkind blogger at the Washington Post, "puts it: 'So they are, perhaps, backing down [meaning Komen]. Or perhaps not.'" But here's the thing: The people that run the Susan G. Komen Foundation "had no idea what they were in for, clearly." That is obvious. They had no idea. Here they are, a breast cancer foundation doing the Lord's work, raising money for research into breast cancer. They look at Planned Parenthood. They're tightening their guidelines on funding, and Planned Parenthood didn't look eligible, according to their own guidelines, so they pulled back. And all hell broke loose! Why? Because they don't understand liberals.

Now, Nancy Brinker -- you may have heard her name. Nancy Brinker is a Republican. Nancy Brinker was an ambassador during the Bush 43 administration. She was, I think, the protocol secretary for the last two years of Bush 43. Meaning, "What's the protocol when you have a state dinner, here? What's the protocol when Kim Jong-il comes?" She was the director of protocol. This group is made up of a lot of people across the ideological spectrum but they're not conservatives. They are establishment RINO Republican types. They were clueless! They had no idea what they were in for doing this. They had no ideological understanding or awareness of who and what Planned Parenthood is. I just find that fascinating! In this day and age.

I know this is gonna be reported as I'm ripping Nancy Brinker and Komen, and I'm not. I'm just making an observation. I'm stunned. I'm stunned, is all, that this kind of realization was needed; that they wouldn't know what they were in for by telling Planned Parenthood, "You know what? You may not fit our funding guidelines. We're gonna pull back and assess this." And a bunch of libs, who only know how to get money by siphoning it from other people, see a significant portion of their financial flow interrupted, and say, "Okay, time to take out that bunch." So hopefully it was a learning experience out there.


RUSH: You know, that's right, that's absolutely right: Obama honored Nancy Brinker in August of 2009 with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. That is the highest civilian honor that can be given. Nancy Brinker, who runs the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Obama awarded her the Medal of Freedom. Now today she's a Nazi! Now she's a Nazi, according to the people at Planned Parenthood. Now, the Komen people only stopped funding Planned Parenthood because they're under investigation. It's in their guidelines that they don't contribute to organizations that are under investigation. They didn't say they were pulling out as a matter of principle. They didn't say they're pulling out because they don't agree with abortion, 'cause I frankly don't think it's a problem with 'em. This is strictly they've got guidelines: We're not gonna donate to groups that are under investigation. So then Planned Parenthood puts Komen in the crosshairs and out to kill them, and the people at Komen's heads are spinning, not having the slightest clue -- which simply amazes me. But it's quite instructive, is it not?


RUSH: Austin, Texas, and great to have you. Welcome. This is Diane.

CALLER: Thank you for taking my call. I really appreciate it.

RUSH: You bet.

CALLER: Listen, I'm a three-year breast cancer survivor. I work. I've got four kids. I have a small business at a breast cancer space, so I follow all this very closely. So when the Komen announcement came out on Wednesday that they were gonna not fund Planned Parenthood because they were under investigation, I knew there was gonna be just a huge backlash. I'm on Twitter and I'm on Facebook, so I was heavily following it, and I just think it's ironic that some of the greatest outrage is from the people that are, I call them the Komen haters, and I'll probably get in trouble for saying that, but they've been very critical of Komen over the last several years anyway due to their fundraising and the money and the commercial things they do. And they're the ones that have been putting the most pressure I think on Komen the last couple days. So I'm really surprised that Komen would be surprised, given they've had all this, they call it pink lash, the last couple years against what they've been doing, their organization.

RUSH: Yeah. They're shocked. I mean they really could not believe the Planned Parenthood babes were out to wipe 'em out.

CALLER: Well, I understand --

RUSH: And I don't know how in the world they couldn't figure out that that was going to happen. The Planned Parenthood babes figure that another female charity, that they're sisters in arms or whatever. So this was a double --

CALLER: I agree.

RUSH: -- sellout, it was the sisters selling out the sisters, and they thought it was an ideological sellout.

CALLER: Or maybe, if I were a suspicious person, which I may be, this has been a great fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Maybe Komen got together with Planned Parenthood and said, "Okay, well, we have to do this because we've got a lot of people that don't want to support Komen --

RUSH: Look, what she's saying is there was a conspiracy out there and that the Komen people got hold of the Planned Parenthood people, and said, "Here, we're gonna sell you out, and that's gonna cause so much outrage that the pro-abortion people of this country are gonna flood Planned Parenthood with money to make up for what will not be coming in from Komen." The only problem, the published guidelines from Komen clearly say they will no longer fund organizations that are under investigation. Planned Parenthood is under investigation. According to guidelines, the bylaws, the Constitution of Komen, they had to pull their money. They never said they were gonna permanently pull out. They just said they couldn't do it at this time. But regardless, Planned Parenthood did get a lot of donations after this happened. And Komen did, too. I mean Komen got all kinds.

In fact, I will wager you this. I will wager you that some of the Komen people were shocked that they got big donations coming in when they announced they were pulling out of Planned Parenthood. You know who was giving Komen money at that point. The dreaded, embarrassing hayseed profilers. That's not my view, as you know. This is the sophisticated American view, the pro-life community. And so I'm sure the Komen people are sitting there, "Whoa, what's going on here?" 'Cause I don't think they had -- it's just a wild guess, but it looks like it -- I don't think they had the slightest ideological understanding of what they're dealing with in Planned Parenthood.

The Komen group is not a bunch of dumb people. Folks, that's the Republican establishment in large part there. (interruption) Isn't whose daughter? Is who Ma Richards' daughter? I don't know who's running Planned Parenthood. Is it Ma Richards' daughter? I didn't know Ma Richards had any kids. Okay, so Ma Richards' daughter is running Planned Parenthood, which, if you're wondering who's investigating them, Congress is. Congress is investigating Planned Parenthood. Now, Susan Komen is the sister of Nancy Brinker. She died of breast cancer at age 36. Nancy Brinker is a breast cancer survivor. She's 65, former ambassador to Hungary. She was the chief of protocol for Bush. She and her deceased husband were huge donors to W., huge donors, major donors and fundraisers. She goes back to Neiman Marcus. She met her husband at Neiman Marcus. It's Republican establishment there at the top. I don't think they had a clue. Planned Parenthood just didn't get mad. Planned Parenthood tried to wipe this bunch out.


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To: JrsyJack
It's how NGOs, 501c3s work. Planned Parenthood donates to political candidates, did you know that?
41 posted on 02/03/2012 4:27:19 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Kaslin

As much money as PP gets from all their other sources they just couldn’t get by without this funding? Give me a break.

42 posted on 02/03/2012 4:28:20 PM PST by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: cradle of freedom

More government is not the answer. The answer is for people to do their research before giving money to charities.

43 posted on 02/03/2012 4:35:51 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: SpringtoLiberty

Other posters are saying that Susan G. Komen has been giving to Planned Parenthood for years and that this was known among many Christians. This changes my theory about what has happened. I think now that there was perhaps an effort to *out* Susan G. Komen and so Nancy Brinker got out in front of the story to do damage control, trying to maintain the donations from many pro-life donors.

Here is a story from Forbes concerning what has been going on at Susan G. Komen. There had been a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood by Rep. Cliff Stearns. Karen Heindel is the senior vice president for public policy, she has advocated for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. It is possible that the pro-life staff of Susan G. Komen were threatening to reveal the Planned Parenthood connection, so Nancy Brinker felt that she had to go public to reverse the pro-Planned Parenthood policies. This scenario makes more sense than a recent hostile take over attempt from the left.

Here is the story from Forbes. Beware: Barf alert!!

44 posted on 02/03/2012 4:49:11 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: allmendream

They could have funded breast cancer traveling mammogram vans instead of funding planned parenthood. A van can be driven around various neighborhoods where needy people can avail themselves of its services.

45 posted on 02/03/2012 5:00:46 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: allmendream

They could have funded breast cancer traveling mammogram vans instead of funding planned parenthood. A van can be driven around various neighborhoods where needy people can avail themselves of its services.

46 posted on 02/03/2012 5:02:03 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Mike Darancette

“Now People will say Komen? Aren’t they the abortion people?”

Another sad thing is that Susan Komen is dead and her legacy will forever be re-branded in a negative light by many. I would not be surprised if we see a steady decline in the involvement and contributions connected with the SGK foundation. This poor woman’s legacy is forever tarnished because her sister had to be politically correct. How sad.

47 posted on 02/03/2012 5:11:35 PM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: animal172

Don’t you know, it’s not just about the money it’s the principle of the thing. LOL

48 posted on 02/03/2012 5:13:07 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Cowboy Bob; Grampa Dave; thouworm; Mamzelle
Why is one non-profit “charity” giving to another non-profit “charity?”......the Komen Foundation has so much money they are giving it away, rather than spending it to “find a cure”.......

P/Phood announced it raised a million dollars in three days in the wake of Komen.

So why does PP need Komen's measly $700K? And why does PP need federal state and local tax dollars to operate if it can get so much money so easily?


REFERENCE----The IRS has targeted non-profits and foundations as money laundering, tax evasion machines. One known scam is a foundation writng a check to another foundation where its laundered back to the donor---the way "philanthropists" skim off tax-frtee dollars for themselves.

49 posted on 02/03/2012 5:18:03 PM PST by Liz
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To: Kaslin; JulieRNR21; randita

This is a dissapointment. The cut off was merely a suspension until the investigation had been completed. The Komen Foundation really did their noble cause a disservice.

50 posted on 02/03/2012 5:49:13 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Kaslin

Now the screaming banshee feminazis are doing everything they can to character-assassinate Kommen vice president Karen Handel.

They don’t care that Kommen caved to their demands. That’s not enough. They’re out for BLOOD!!!!!

Feminazis are as bad as the Stalinist communists. They richly deserve to be on my enemies’ list along with the New World Order, muslims, and “gays”, as they have been for several years now.

51 posted on 02/03/2012 5:51:05 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: stanne

“Been doing it for years, since I found out they were contributing.”

Glad to hear it!

52 posted on 02/03/2012 7:10:38 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All

“It’s been medically documented. There is a relationship between abortion and breast cancer,”

If only Komen would inform women of that, we might save TWO lives in many cases.

53 posted on 02/03/2012 8:00:48 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: rarestia

>> I cannot fathom how any organization could do this.

It’s the people that are put into power that make these decisions. The Pro-Kill crowd is currently in charge.

54 posted on 02/03/2012 8:05:02 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: SpringtoLiberty

“...and abndon its focus on just breast cancer.”

Maybe in private. But in public, the money will still be raised to support breast cancer research. But in reality, they already abandoned that focus in private when they made their first donation to the leading abortion provider in the United States.

55 posted on 02/03/2012 8:05:06 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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56 posted on 02/03/2012 8:10:08 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: Kaslin
thanks again, Rush, for nailing it again. Planned Parenthood is money machine on the order of the Mob. Has anyone from Komen had their kneecaps busted yet?

Can anyone say RICO? Oh, I guess that doesn't matter when the president of the country is your biggest cheerleader.

57 posted on 02/03/2012 9:06:54 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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To: All
Nancy Brinker, Founder and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, has served on the advisory board of Planned Parenthood of Dallas.

Komen wasn't deceived or coerced into continuing to fund Planned Parenthood: they are simply continuing to walk in lockstep with their ideological ally. PRO-LIFERS ARE WAY TOO EAGER TO BUY CONVERSION STORIES.

58 posted on 02/03/2012 10:31:56 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: cradle of freedom
The libs may have looked at the billion plus dollars that Komen takes in and then devised a way to get their people on the board waiting for the perfect opportunity to oust the founder.

The Founder of Komen is a former Planned Parenthood Board Member.

There goes your theory.

59 posted on 02/03/2012 11:21:59 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: TMA62
...half of the abortions Komen has financed via Planned Parenthood end with death of a woman.

Yeah, but at least it's not from breast cancer. Gotta give 'em that, I suppose.

Btw, if anybody is disposed to claim that the money Komen was giving to PP was for cancer screenings and not for abortions, I call their attention to those posters who have noted that money is fungible, and therefore giving anything at all to a major abortion house like PP for whatever purpose and pretending it doesn't facilitate murder is the same thing as trying to fill up only the shallow end of a swimming pool.

I am so using that one...wish I had thought of it.

60 posted on 02/04/2012 2:50:04 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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