Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood’s Bad, Bad Night
Posted on 04/26/2012 3:59:31 PM PDT by NYer
An untold story today following yesterday’s Pennsylvania primaries is what a bad, bad night it was for Planned Parenthood.
In Pennsylvanias 134th House district, they spent an eye-popping $100,000 on a TV ad campaign trying to sink the candidacy of Republican Ryan Mackenzie by linking him to ultrasound legislation that was before the legislature.
As Politico noted, this was seen as a trial-balloon of sorts:
Most state legislative races and ad campaigns dont necessarily have any larger resonance, but Democrats have been working to make the ultrasound bill the kind of liability for Republicans in Pennsylvania that a related proposal became for Republicans in Virginia.
That trial balloon popped when MacKenzie cruised to victory by an 18-point margin, 59 percent to 41 percent.
Meanwhile, in Pennsylvanias 31st district, former Planned Parenthood CEO and board member, Republican Helen Bosley, lost in the primary to a pro-life Republican woman, Anne Chapman. Thanks to the help of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, abortion played a central role in the race and again, it was no contest. Despite Bosleys endorsement from the Bucks County Republican Committee, pro-life Chapman won with 63 percent to 37 percent a commanding 26-point margin.
And on the Democratic side, they didnt fare much better. In the tightly contested primary between Reps. Jason Altmire and Mark Critz, Altmire relentlessly attacked Critz in TV commercials, in the mail, and in debates — for voting to defund Planned Parenthood. Altmire went down by four points, despite leading in most polls leading up to last night.
More failings of GOP-e Ping!
“Planned Parenthood CEO and board member, Republican Helen Bosley, lost ... Despite Bosleys endorsement from the Bucks County Republican Committee”
I’m dumbfounded. There is no major party left in America that will stand up for life it seems. If we won’t stand up for the most basic principle of nature’s, man’s and God’s law, then what will we stand for? God help us.
This is my district. As soon as I found out about Bosley’s background, I mobilized as many people as I could to vote for the pro-life candidate.
From what I hear, the endorsement was sped through at the county level without any vetting and without the establishment knowing about her background as a Planned Parenthood board member. It was a big embarassment for them.
He did, she lost. This is a prime example of what happens when we fight inside the GOP for our conservative candidates. An important win, keep up the fight; this is how we win.
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Well, this has lifted my mood. Ever since Tuesday, I’ve been mooing around half pissed & half depressed that PA handed Newt’s butt to him and voted overwhelmingly for Mittens. Blah.
This piece of bright sunshine does make me happier. Thanks!
Should say moping around. Not mooing. I could stand to lose 5 or 10 lbs, but I hardly moo.
But it’s either Bosley or the democrat.....just like Romney or Obama.
It never ends.
Well, it does with this election. Top deserves to go down in flames if they are just going to be Liberal-Lite.
Damn auto-correct. GOP not Top.
What I get out of all three of these incidents is that the Leftists are out of touch with mainstream America's pro-life tendencies. They gave the pro-life opponent free advertising by emphasizing the opponent's support for the unborn. The pro-death crowd tends to sit around agreeing with each other, so it's not surprising they would make a major tactical blunder like that. In these cases, the unborn babies will benefit.
Well, my comment was not so much about this individual race. The fact that the Republican party establishment tried to push, not just a pro-abortion candidate, but a PLANNED PARENTHOOD candidate, is what really stuns me. I’m glad she lost, but she’s just a symptom of the problem. We’ve got to clean house and build a whole new power structure in the GOP somehow.
Well, better incompetence than malice I guess. Still, I would bet that part of the reason nobody at “HQ” knew about this was because there are a quite a few squishies hiding out there who don’t want to bring up the topic if they can avoid it.
Any night that is bad for PP is a good day for America.
They definitely deserve to go down, but personally, I’m still up in the air about this election. We have got to either retake the GOP, maybe with a stronger shadow party, or just start over. If conservatives bail en masse this time, we screw the GOP but don’t really achieve much else, since we have no consensus and no structure in place to throw our support behind. We’ve definitely got to have a plan ready long before 2016 though.
what is GOP-e ? elite ?
Uh, looks like it's time to dismantle the Bucks County Republican Committee...like TOMORROW morning, and blacklist them all from future GOP politics.
Well I must admit that since going Independent after the 2011 primary I was not able to vote in this year’s PA primary. But that was actually a relief this year.
Missed you at the St. Gianna Sodality talk in Greensburg Tuesday night Surroundedbyblue. It was a well received talk.
Thanks for the ping.
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