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Powerhouse Planned Parenthood Charlotte rally draws paltry crowd
Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | Mary Katharine Ham

Posted on 09/04/2012 5:28:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A vagina costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap 20 yards from the stage at a Planned Parenthood rally in Charlotte Tuesday. The pink-clad crowd of women didn't come close to filling its unlikely venue in the plaza of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Abandoned vagina

The numbers stayed stubbornly low throughout a relatively star-studded event emceed by comedian and voiceover star of "Archer," Aisha Tyler, who introduced Newark Mayor Cory Booker, "House M.D." actress Lisa Edelstein, and the most famous woman ever to be incapable of a trip to the CVS— Sandra Fluke. Downtown Charlotte (Uptown to the locals) was papered aggressively with flyers blaring, "YES WE PLAN!" and "2012" in which the zero is a birth-control dispenser. Activists handed out anti-Romney/Ryan themed condoms.

Little crowd

Speakers hammered Republicans predictably.

"Put your money where your mouth is," Tyler said, declaring that declaring one's love for women, as Ann Romney did in her RNC speech, or highlighting one’s personal and professional relationships with women, as Mitt Romney did in his speech, doesn’t reach women like a subsidy does.

Booker went further down that road. Republicans saying they love women, he said, “is like saying I’m not a bigot because I have a black friend…I love Latinos because I go to Taco Bell every week.”

Speakers repeatedly equated the end of subsidies for Planned Parenthood with an attempt to ban the organization, its services, and contraception, as Tim Carney noted:

Tyler said Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan “want to make sure birth control isn’t covered by health insurance.” …Congresswoman Gwen Moore, D-Wisc., said Republicans are “trying to take away Planned Parenthood.” Moore added that one issue this election is “whether or not you can have contraception.”

This fabricated “extremism” forms a contrast with the Democratic Party’s actions. The DNC dais will boast a liberal mayor of a major American city who tried to ban a fried chicken joint because of its owner’s political and religious beliefs. The Democratic Party platform endorses taxpayer-funded abortions, which more than 70 percent of Americans oppose.

Awesome shirt

Fluke, who is not a naturally energetic stump speaker, apologized for forgoing the Pepto uniform and wearing green to the event before delving into a speech that ended with her “issuing a rule, that you can follow or you can ignore, but I’m issuing a rule— No sleep ’til November!”

That would seem to pose a bigger threat to women’s health than a Romney presidency.

I wasn’t the only one who noticed the paltry attendance at an event that was supposed to embody the passion behind one of the Democratic Party’s most reliable pitches. Exiting the rally, I came across an attendee in conversation with a visibly frustrated Planned Parenthood organizer. The organizer said she thought a security snafu had left part of the crowd stranded outside the event space, answering concerned inquiries from attendees about the numbers with “I have absolutely no info!” There were rumors of a small, impromptu rally being held elsewhere to accommodate those who didn’t make it to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

“As an organizer, that’s a lesson learned,” said San Diego-area delegate Maureen Sweeney, trying to cheer up the young Planned Parenthood volunteer.

Next time, they’ll surely leave no vagina behind.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; charlotte; plannedparenthood; rally

1 posted on 09/04/2012 5:28:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like 40 or 50 depressing lost souls.

“We’re mainstream!” Yaaaay!
“We’re the majority!” Yaaaaay! Whoooo!
“We’re normal!” Whoooo whooo!


2 posted on 09/04/2012 5:30:59 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My guess is that people don’t like ____ that kill their children and celebrate the crime.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 5:32:33 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Steely Tom
Looks like 40 or 50 depressing lost souls.

The massive crowd looks mostly white. This is Charlotte. Shouldn't there be more women of color in that crowd? Oops, forgot! Planned Parenthood made sure the women of color were never born. Part of their program of eugenics, you know...

4 posted on 09/04/2012 5:38:54 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SeekAndFind
Next time, they’ll surely leave no vagina behind.

Gotta love Mary Katherine Hamm's humor!

5 posted on 09/04/2012 5:40:34 PM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: SeekAndFind
Speakers repeatedly equated the end of subsidies for Planned Parenthood with an attempt to ban the organization

Huh? If the organization can't survive without government subsidies, what does that tell us about the organization's worth? About what mainstream society thinks of it?

No more FREE money, confiscated from unwilling donors, is an attempt to ban the organization? WTF?

6 posted on 09/04/2012 5:42:53 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: SeekAndFind

They just had Sandra Fluke on CNN at the DNC and of course they introduced her as “Sandra Fluke the guy Rush Limbaugh called a slut”. I love it, “Sandra Fluke”.. “slut” in the same sentence? LOL! “Say ain’t you that slut girl?”


7 posted on 09/04/2012 5:42:53 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind
"...A vagina costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap..."

An obvious metaphor for liberal women and feminists of all stripes. You cannot make this stuff up.

8 posted on 09/04/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind
A vagina costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap...

Mary Katharine Ham enters Bulwer-Lytton writing competition.

9 posted on 09/04/2012 5:48:25 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"...“Say, ain’t you that slut girl?”


11 posted on 09/04/2012 5:52:05 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like it was not all its cracked up to be.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 5:53:06 PM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: SeekAndFind

Ha! They can’t fill a plaza, right there at ground zero....that pleases me muchly.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 5:55:10 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: SeekAndFind

These women are so pathetic... even more so after seeing our beautiful, classy, intelligent, capable and contributing women in Tampa. I mean, who dresses up like a vagina? It is embarrasing, I just thank the Lord they are democrats and the only similarity is that we are the same gender. ugh...


14 posted on 09/04/2012 6:01:20 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: American in Israel

I would wager that even most pro-choice Americans don’t think it is something to celebrate.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 6:04:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

somehow NASCAR HOF doesn’t seem like a venue designed to attract ultra lib “females”


16 posted on 09/04/2012 6:08:12 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: SeekAndFind
A vagina costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap 20 yards from the stage...

They can't even give it away.

17 posted on 09/04/2012 6:16:04 PM PDT by TChad
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To: SeekAndFind

And here I thought feminist women wanted to be loved for their minds...


18 posted on 09/04/2012 6:41:10 PM PDT by informavoracious
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To: SeekAndFind
"Put your money where your mouth is," Tyler said, declaring that declaring one's love for women, as Ann Romney did in her RNC speech, or highlighting one’s personal and professional relationships with women, as Mitt Romney did in his speech, doesn’t reach women like a subsidy does.

Does that sound just a little bit like prostitution?

Tough sell, they couldn't even give it away.

19 posted on 09/04/2012 6:52:53 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: SeekAndFind
(Fluke issued) a rule, that you can follow or you can ignore, but I’m issuing a rule— No sleep ’til November!”

For someone who was lampooned for needing $300 a month for birth control, that was not a very well thought out statement.

20 posted on 09/04/2012 6:53:12 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (DNC: "Govt is the only thing we all belong to" MGM: I thought slavery was abolished long ago.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
A vagina costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap...

Mary Katharine Ham enters Bulwer-Lytton writing competition.

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), a vagina costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap...

21 posted on 09/04/2012 6:55:53 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: muleskinner
Mary Katharine Ham enters Bulwer-Lytton writing competition.

Wakefullness came slowly, painfully to him. He realized he was lying on the bare floor; that helped to explain why his mouth seemed to be full of mud. As his vision cleared, he recognized the detritus of another all-night creative session at The Politico. Tiny plastic bags littered the floor. A capless bottle of Jack Daniels lay on its side on the table; the smell of the puddle that had collected on the floor below did nothing to calm his slowly revolving stomach. What looked like a discarded vagina costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap...

22 posted on 09/04/2012 7:13:15 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: sickoflibs; Liz
A vagina costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap 20 yards from the stage...

I'm starting to understand why women are deserting Obama...

23 posted on 09/04/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“So, how long have you been a slut?”


24 posted on 09/04/2012 7:47:28 PM PDT by Clioman
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To: SeekAndFind
A vagina costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap 20 yards from the stage at a Planned Parenthood rally in Charlotte Tuesday...I wonder if we doused these vagina ladies with a high pressure fire hose and told them it was a free douche, would they be grateful?...just a thought......
25 posted on 09/04/2012 9:24:36 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe one of the old vagina customs can get together with the picture of Lurch in the condom suit to make Fluke happy.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 4:12:25 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: GOPJ; NYer; Mrs. Don-o; Cincinatus' Wife; Condor51; Grampa Dave
Planned Parenthood rally draws paltry crowd.....a "vagina" costume lay abandoned in a sad, pink heap 20 yards from the stage...

Who's got the video of the guy being hauled off by PP police for having sex with the costume w.i.t.h.o.u.t a (gasp) condom?

ROTFLOL.

27 posted on 09/05/2012 5:01:43 AM PDT by Liz
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To: GOPJ; sickoflibs

Serial fornicator Sandra Fluck apologized for not wearing the de rigeur pink Pepto costume——instead. she wore green.

Maybe Sandra was signalling that her vagina had turned green from all that non-stop sex she’s having?

Coulda been faulty PP condoms.

ROTFLOL.


28 posted on 09/05/2012 5:09:00 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

-——Maybe Sandra was signalling that-——

Pink is actually racist


29 posted on 09/05/2012 5:14:20 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Liz

It’s a vagina that thought the guy really loved her for her inner worth.


30 posted on 09/05/2012 5:35:39 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

VAGINA-A-GO-GO The article criticized Fluck-o for not being a dynamic public speaker.

But Fluck’s not concerned-—she can brag about her dynamic vagina.

LOL.


31 posted on 09/05/2012 6:13:01 AM PDT by Liz
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To: All

THIS JUST IN

Obama sends Army Medical Corps to PP rally armed w/ mega doses of federally-funded penicillin.

Seems the PP types got a virulent form of STD.....their nasal passages are infected with the clap.

Comes from PP sticking it’s nose up other people’s genitals.

(/Snix)


32 posted on 09/05/2012 6:19:45 AM PDT by Liz
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