Sunday, August 07, 2016

Hey I think I just identified the next Right Wing freakout. Planned Parenthood is going to allow voter registration at their clinics.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

Planned Parenthood announced Friday that it will start registering voters at its clinics, on college campuses, online and at other locations, “regardless of their background, beliefs, or political ideology,” in an effort to get disenfranchised populations more involved in the political process. 

 The non-partisan campaign, called “My Vote, My Voice,” has the potential to reach a lot of people who don’t normally vote in presidential campaigns. Volunteers across 45 states will set up “action” tables outside of Planned Parenthood health centers and other locations in the community to sign people up to vote, educate them about voter ID laws in their states, and then remind them two weeks before the November election to vote. 

Planned Parenthood serves 2.5 million patients a year, and many of those patients are young, low-income, and people of color― the demographics that are disproportionately affected by voter suppression laws. 

 “If we can’t all participate in our government, we all get cheated,” said Anna Keene, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman. “We’re launching the ‘My Vote, My Voice’ campaign to help ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted in communities across the country. No matter what your political beliefs are, if you don’t or can’t vote, then you can’t elect officials who will keep your best interests in mind.”

Oh yeah this is going to make give the conservatives "splodey" heads for sure.

I mean sure women of all political stripes use the clinics, but in the minds of the Right Wing anybody who registers to vote in a Planned Parenthood clinic is DEFINITELY voting for Hillary Clinton.


  1. Anonymous6:23 AM

    The "reminder" part is good.

    I hope everyone reading this will be doing their share of the nuts and bolts of registering people and getting them to the voting booth...

    because if you had President Trump you might be wishing for President Palin instead.

    1. Anonymous6:41 AM

      Is there a difference?
      Peas in a pod from where I sit!

    2. Anonymous7:33 AM

      Anon at 6:41 am. I hope the "peas in a pod" that you mention are Trump and Palin, not the two actual contenders for the White House - Trump and Clinton.

    3. Anonymous7:56 AM

      Yep, Beaglemom! Can't see any difference.

    4. Anonymous5:47 PM

      A turd by any other name is still a turd. Trump/Palin same difference.

  2. That's funny!!
    But be careful. Republicans still have majority and might kill their funding. What's left of it.

  3. Anonymous6:45 AM

    I was looking for an update on "Michael Wildes trump green card" this AM, and it looks like Daily Kos had a story but pulled it:

    Unusual, no?

    1. Unusual? No. Expect to see this a lot. Threat of lawsuit? or bodily harm? Bribe? 93 days 'til election. Buckle up.

    2. Anonymous7:18 AM

      Well if the piece said the story was bogus, you'd think the Trump camp would like it.

      One of the disconnects for me is why is Wildes talking to Univision with this statement? Wildes is a Clinton supporter. Hope Hill doesn't get stuck with the blame for a supporter doing a dirty trick.

  4. GrannyMe6:52 AM

    Even if they get them to register, I hope they'll actually vote. I have worked in various social service agencies & invariably, very few of our younger clients would bother to vote, even in presidential elections. They just don't feel like it would make any difference, yet these are the very people who are most affected by the GOP agenda.

    Talk about frustrating. On the other hand, most of the ones I've talked to lately are Trump supporters, so maybe it's a good thing they don't plan to vote.

    1. Anonymous10:47 AM

      That's the great irony here. Many of those that depend on social services and Planned Parenthood are from very poor, conservative areas and often vote Republican.

      Democrats have always fought very hard for social services which predominately go to Republicans yet Republicans still abhor Democrats! Go figure.

  5. Anonymous6:54 AM

    OT In this link there is video of Trump targeting Somalian immigrants to persuade voters immigrants are terrorists because the two Boston bombers were immigrants.

    Trump lies that "hundreds of thousands" of immigrants are coming in without being processed or vetted. The real number is 7,900.

    Why is it wrong for ISIS to recruit potential murderers preaching hatred but acceptable for a presidential candidate to terrify citizens to destroy entire races and religions so he be in power?
    Why did Palin get a pass on her fabricated "death panels" instilling terror for their life in retirees just so they adore her as a false contrast?
    ISIS uses the same tactics.

    1. Anonymous7:31 AM

      He forgets that his brothel-owning grandfather was an immigrant (first to Canada and then to the US) and that mother was an immigrant from Scotland.

    2. Anonymous8:13 AM

      Oh, but you see that was different thing there, Beaglemom. Drumpf's forebears were of the whitish toned sort of immigrants... makes all the difference.

    3. Anonymous10:44 AM

      A bit further O/T:
      Read HuffPo's article about a Twitter cold burn dealt Clint Eastwood by Flea (redhotchilipeppers). Flea decided he's cool with being a member of Clint's so-called "pussy generation" as Flea seeks to "evolve beyond racism". Short article, good read, and about sums up how I feel about it.

  6. Anonymous7:03 AM

    This is great news as an example for other organizations to follow suit.
    Loser Palin will be all over this as she needs to keep the momentum of the front page of HuffPo. Obviously. Planned Parenthood is a no-no for the Palin/Heath tribe, so we can expect a shitstorm of Facebook speak.

    1. Anonymous7:23 AM

      Her Facebook screeds are caca with a capital C. I wouldn't have even known that she was on Tapper had I had not seen it mentioned here. Long gone her glory days where the media hung on her every word.

      Drone on, Dumb Dora!

    2. Anonymous7:53 AM

      That Tapper interview of SP on CNN was from several months ago. She's still holed up in Wasilla trying to figure out a way to get someone - anyone - to put her in the spotlight again.

  7. Anonymous7:32 AM

    Can we ask Sarah the proper spelling?

    Splodey, Splody, or Splodie?

    1. Anonymous8:11 AM

      Ask $arah correct spelling? It is to laugh!

    2. Anita Winecooler5:43 PM

      which kid is splody? I keep losing track, well not Track, he's lost already. FWIW, Frank Zappa picked better names for his kids.

  8. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Excellent idea. It would be a good idea for ALL social service agencies/entities to make voter registration available.

    How bout having governmental social services (welfare, job placement, unemployment insurance) requiring voter registration as a prerequisite for services? Won't make them vote, but will make them think about it.

    1. Anonymous10:55 PM

      I don't think they can legally do that.

  9. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Too Funny!

    USA! USA! USA!

  10. Anita Winecooler5:39 PM

    What a brilliant idea! And while they're there voting, they should learn all that PP offers. A little education is a good thing.

  11. Anonymous10:54 PM

    Well, since anyone that registers in a Woman's Clinic is likely a woman, then yeah, probably for Clinton.

    That would include Republican women.

    Not to mention if they're of child bearing age they are probably young voters too. That 18-40 demographic.

    The only way they can control the bleeding (LOL) is to deny women the right to vote.

    Interesting that there are fewer Republican women congresspeople than ever before. The few they have are slowly being replaced by men. Are we surprised?


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