I am still under the weather, so this will be brief, but I wanted to mention two stories that highlight the old saying about “shooting the messenger.”
The first one is the recent Grand Jury decision from Houston indicting the filmmaker who exposed the deplorable actions of Planned Parenthood. That one of the prosecutors has been a fundraiser for and sits on the board of an organization affiliated with Planned Parenthood without recusing herself is an indication of how biased this process was from the get-go. She should not have been able to prosecute this case, in my opinion, and that she was able to do so shows a clear breach of ethics. More from The Federalist:
Months after the release of undercover videos detailing Planned Parenthood’s scheme to traffic aborted baby body parts, a grand jury has finally brought brought criminal charges. Not against Planned Parenthood, but against David Daleiden, the pro-life activist behind the undercover sting videos.
A grand jury in Harris County, Texas, returned two charges on Monday afternoon against Daleiden, the activist who planned and organized the undercover sting videos. Although the grand jury allegedly investigated Planned Parenthood, no charges were brought against the nation’s largest abortion provider, whose executives were shown in multiple videos attempting to sell trafficked organs and other body parts harvested from aborted babies. One Planned Parenthood executive, while haggling over the prices of aborted baby organs, noted that she needed to get the right price because, “I want to buy a Lamborghini.”
According to a press release from the office of Harris County district attorney’s office which was provided to The Federalist, Daleiden was charged with the purchase and sale of human organs, a misdemeanor, and with tampering with a governmental record, a felony. Sandra Merritt, one of Daleiden’s associates, was also charged with tampering with a governmental record. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Did you catch that? Daleiden was charged with the purchase of human organs. That begs the OBVIOUS question: who was the SELLER, and why wasn’t the SELLER charged? Of course, we know the answer to that question. It was Planned Parenthood, as all of Dadeiden’s videos showed clearly. But somehow, HE was charged with the sale of human organs while Planned Parenthood got off scott-free. Must be nice for Planned Parenthood to have prosecutors in their pocket, which they CLEARLY did with Lauren Reeder. Talk about a miscarriage of justice, and targeting the whistleblower instead of the organization engaging in such abhorrent behavior.
Next up are the responses Katie Pavlitch, a writer for Townhall and frequent Fox contributor, got after her involvement in the recent NRO edition, “Against Trump.” It wasn’t all bad, but wowie zowie, talk about shotting the messenger. From Townhall:
[…] I welcome civil discussion, disagreement and even tough debate, but I reject the idea we’re only allowed to have an opinion so long as it serves and satisfies a certain candidate, no matter who it is. That’s not how the primary process works.
It is important to note in the days since “Against Trump” was published, I’ve received far more substantive support for the piece, and my part in it, than negativity.
That being said, I should point out the impossibility of taking Trump’s supporters seriously when they hurl endless names through the internet: degenerate, cuckservative, RINO, establishment hack, c*nt, b*itch, two faced c*cksucker, maggot, part of an “unwise pig pile,” etc. Not to mention those who told me, and other authors of the piece, to commit suicide.
There is no doubt Donald Trump would be proud of this type of name-calling and incivility. After all, his supporters have learned from his “leadership.”
I’m not going to restate my case against Trump here, as it has already been done, but I will stand by what I said no matter how “offensive” some may make it seem. Further, I strongly reject calls for anyone who disagrees with Trump to “soldier up and get in line” simply because he’s winning in the polls. Votes aren’t bought and they certainly aren’t an entitlement. Votes are earned after trust, especially when a candidate’s decades long record is one of supporting big government, progressive ideology and liberal policy. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
How much does that reaction by Trump supporters remind you of Obama supporters? The horrendous, offensive things said to her for having the audacity to speak the truth about Trump is telling indeed. I know this is not a newsflash to many of us, but still – the reaction of “Trumpkins” (as Kenoshamarge calls them) is exactly the same as Obots to both Clinton and Palin.
Pavlitch is one classy young woman, though, and will not stop to the depths these Trump supporters have evidenced. The case made against Trump was compelling and, oh, yeah – ACCURATE, so she knows she is taking the high road. It is a real shame that Trump’s followers are incapable of doing likewise. It speaks volumes about them, and Donald (Mr. “I won’t be in a debate if that bimbo Megyn Kelly is moderating!) Trump. Wow.
Okay. That’s it for me. Feel free to discuss these stories, or anything else on your minds. This is an Open Thread.