On April 26th, Sarah Palin attacked President Obama, via her Twitter account, for what she called blessing “-the followers of a racist eugenics campaigner.”
She, of course, was speaking of Planned Parenthood.
Her tweet came accompanied with a link to a post on her Facebook page, which began with her promoting her appearance at an unnamed pro-abortion resource center in Nevada.
“There’s no such thing as a coincidence,” Palin began. “Today I’m looking forward to speaking at a pro-life women’s resource center in Nevada. I intend again to remind women that we are strong enough and capable enough to choose life and work together to create a culture that empowers everyone to live to the fullest.”
A poor choice of words, given that the pro-life stance on the issue has been all about denying the choice altogether.
Palin also neglected to even mentioned the name or location of the resource center she claimed to be speaking at. Instead, she devoted the remainder of her post in its entirety to attacking President Obama and Planned Parenthood.
“How ironic that on the same day,” she continued, “President Obama will be headlining a gala event for the highly controversial and repeatedly discredited organization Planned Parenthood. He’s the first sitting president to speak to them, but then again he’s also the first president who is so radically pro-abortion that as a state senator he refused three times to vote in favor of legislation that would simply provide medical attention to babies born alive from botched abortions.”
To Sarah Palin’s credit, one of her facts is actually right this time.
Sort of. She neglected to mention that Obama’s opposition to the bill had been due to the bill’s poor wording, which he derided as a thinly-veiled ploy to outlaw all abortion.
Sarah Palin’s truth streak would end here.
“Considering the role Planned Parenthood has played in looking the other way while the mass murdering abortion doctor Gosnell butchered babies born alive from his horrific infanticide procedures and abused his women patients,” she continued, “it’s perhaps not surprising that this same president sees nothing wrong with allowing his name to be so openly associated with this organization.”
Sarah Palin is not the first conservative personality who has tried to directly associate Kermit Gosnell with the pro-choice movement, even though illegal “back alley” abortion clinics like Gosnell’s are precisely what legal providers like Planned Parenthood are intended to discourage. David Barton also attempted to link the two together, also to no avail.
Yet this was not even the lowest point in Sarah Palin’s rant.
She followed up by asking her followers to look at an excerpt from the book “Liberal Fascism” by Jonah Goldberg, “-for information about the racist and eugenicist origins of Planned Parenthood.”
The excerpt she proceeded to link to was a repeat of the same utter nonsense put forth by Pat Robertson earlier this week. Robertson in turn had stolen it from Herman Cain, who had been designated “Pants on fire!” (a label Palin is very familiar with herself) by PolitiFact for the remarks.
When will it finally get through to Sarah Palin that facts are not optional?