WALSH: The Republican Party's Greatest Betrayal

Senator Rand Paul rightly blasted the leadership of his own party this week when they blocked an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. The government will continue handing hundreds of millions of dollars to a company that executes over 300 thousand human children every year. As the Republicans are in charge of the government, and have taken active measures to prevent the severing of the abortion industry's tax payer pipeline, it must be said that the Republican Party is funding Planned Parenthood. The Republican Party is taking money out of our pockets and giving it to the blood-soaked hands of baby killers. This is no longer just a Democrat initiative.

The Republicans are idiots as well as cowards, so they are also funding the Democrat Party while they fund abortions. Planned Parenthood, despite being a publicly subsidized organization, is somehow allowed to funnel millions back into the coffers of Democrat campaigns. This alone is enough reason to defund them. Though the millions of dead babies should be an even more pressing concern.

It's true that Trump partially defunded the organization a few months ago. By changing certain Health and Human Services rules, Planned Parenthood will be deprived of 50 million tax dollars every year. That's fine, but it's not even a drop in the bucket. It still leaves about half a billion dollars on the table. Trump did about as much as he could on his own. Congress needs to act on the rest, and it has not. We gave Republicans total control of the government and they have not even managed to stop the insanely unethical practice of funding abortion conglomerates.

Defunding Planned Parenthood should have been square one. A truly "pro-life" party would have gotten that done within the first week that it had the power to do so. But the Republican Party is not pro-life. Neither is it pro-small government or pro-financial responsibility. It would only need to fall into one of those categories to defund Planned Parenthood. It claims to fall into all three, despite rarely providing evidence on any count.

The Republican Party's subsidizing of the abortion industry is the greatest act of political cowardice and betrayal I have seen in my lifetime. What makes it worse is that I am not at all surprised. I expect nothing less from such a collection of empty suits, liars, and pushovers.

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