Carly Fiorina “won” the debate by lying. And that really pisses me off.

17 Sep 2015 06:05 am
Posted by: Donna

The CNN GOP primary debate Wednesday night was a truly bizarre spectacle, wherein eleven(!) candidates tried to outdo each other in dog whistles and warmongering. Three hours of it! Three. Hours. It was clear from the beginning that this was orchestrated by the “establishment” of the GOP (which does not actually exist, since they’re all kookoo for cocoa puffs) to take down Donald Trump. Which may or may not have happened. We’ll see from the polls.

The lone female candidate in the GOP Clown Car, Carly Fiorina, was believed to have given the best performance. I’ll leave it to the theater critic pundits to determine that. I don’t care. What I do care about was one of her loudest applause lines, which was a complete lie:

“I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain. This is about the character of this nation!”

“And if we will not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us.”

This is complete bullshit, as Sarah Kliff, who watched every single stitch of the videos, explains:

There are two Planned Parenthood sting videos that were shot inside Planned Parenthood clinics (other videos exist, taped at conferences and lunch meetings). One was taped in Louisiana and the other in Colorado. And in both videos, Planned Parenthood employees do work with the fetal tissue, showing the pro-life advocates posing as tissue buyers the different parts of the body.

But the things Fiorina describes β€” the legs kicking, the intact “fully formed fetus,” the heart beating, the remarks about having to “harvest its brain” β€” are pure fiction.

So, Carly Fiorina is a fabulist, that much is obvious. One wonders if her untrue tale will be treated in the same manner that Al Gore’s “took the initiative in creating the Internet” (which not a lie, by the goddamn way).

Ha ha, no! Fiorina is punching down on women who can’t fight back in her tirade against Planned Parenthood. Therefore her statement will be entered into the annals of the things that never threaten the powerful but just seem to stick to the powerless and anyone trying to help them. Move along, folks!

Grr.

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