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While doing my late-night political junkie thing, I came across a PolitiFact "fact-check" about an ad released by Planned Parenthood, claiming that Mittens wants to get rid of Planned Parenthood. They rated it as "Mostly False". You can read their rationale for this here. The problem is, Mittens actually did say he wanted to get rid of Planned Parenthood.

So, is it just because he hasn't said that in the past 20 minutes that it was rated false? Come on, PolitiFact, it took me one Google search to find evidence to back up Planned Parenthood's claim. What's your excuse?

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  •  Tip Jar (14+ / 0-)

    I got this missile launcher to stop them damn kids listenin' to ZZ Top.

    by MalahkAngel on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 08:31:06 AM PST

  •  Gets even better (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Vatexia, avsp, rb608

    Today, the Richmond Times Dispatch quoted this silly statement so they could say both sides do it.

  •  Geez! (3+ / 0-)
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    avsp, pianogramma, Calamity Jean

    I got a robocall during the primaries (in Illinois) with Mitt Romney's voice declaring that one of the first things he would do would be to cut funding for Planned Parenthood...
    But don't forget, no matter what PolitiFact might say, the Romney campaign will not be dictated by fact-checkers.  So why bother with reality at all?

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by papahaha on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 08:43:07 AM PST

  •  If I produced a Right-Wing ad stating, "Yesterday (10+ / 0-)

    just after sunrise, Obama turned the country over to space aliens"

    --PolitiFact would rate it "Partly True" because the sun did indeed rise yesterday morning.

    "...it's difficult to imagine what else Republicans can do to drive women away in 2012, unless they decide to bring back witch-hanging. And I wouldn't put it past them." James Wolcott

    by Mayfly on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 08:46:11 AM PST

  •  Wow. Just wow. (1+ / 0-)
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    pianogramma

    One of the few positions Rmoney has been unambiguous about, one on which he's actually gone on the record, and they think he didn't say it?  I'm gobsmacked.

    You can't spell CRAZY without R-AZ. (and donate to Bill!)

    by rb608 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 09:26:05 AM PST

  •  He doesn't want to get rid of it (1+ / 0-)
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    verso2

    He just wants it to self-deport.

    From the PolitiFact piece

    Romney’s position is to eliminate federal payments to Planned Parenthood, but not to eliminate the organization.
    Of course, he really can't "eliminate the organization". He can only prevent it from getting Federal dollars. So would that effectively "end" PP?  They spend a lot of words trying to assess the financial impact, and finally conclude:
    Figuring out how much "government funding" could conceivably be eliminated by Romney if he wins office is mostly guesswork. But the hit to Planned Parenthood from Romney’s elimination could range from a 12 percent reduction in its entire budget to perhaps a 35 percent cut.

     Would cutting that amount of funding from Planned Parenthood’s budget effectively end the organization? That would be speculation -- but that speculation runs contrary to what Romney has said on multiple occasions.

    So, since MItt Romney has only said that he wants to so damage the funding for PP that it would effectively cease to exist as we know it, but has not said outright that he wants it to be shuttered, they find that he doesn't really mean to end it. Just one of those unintended consequences, apparently. Sort of like not "getting rid" of Medicare - just turning it into a privatized voucher program that they will still "call" Medicare.

    "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

    by Catte Nappe on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:06:38 AM PST

  •  Mitt Romney: Rich rat bastard against (0+ / 0-)

    all things beneficial to the common good.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:07:54 AM PST

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