In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren embarrassed the entire GOP for their highly coordinated efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
August 5, 2015

Elizabeth Warren has been awesome ever since she headed up the CFPB, the agency she created to protect us from the Wall Street grifters, so when you have pro-life yahoos (which is basically all the Republicans in Congress) going to town over heavily-doctored undercover videos attacking Planned Parenthood, trying to fulfill their lifelong desire to destroy it, who you gonna call to defend them the best?

“Do you have any idea what year it is? Did you fall down, hit your head, and think you woke up in the 1950s or the 1890s? Should we call for a doctor? Because I simply cannot believe that in the year 2015, the United States Senate would be spending its time trying to defund women’s health care centers. You know, on second thought, maybe I shouldn’t be that surprised. The Republicans have had a plan for years to strip away women’s rights to make choices over our own bodies. Just look at the recent facts.”

For decades now, piece by piece, the Republican party has turned themselves over to their right-wing fringe radicals because they needed the votes. After they infused the party with the televangelist voters beginning in 1980, and continued this trend up until they turned over the rest of the party apparatus to the Tea Party of 2009.

Enter Elizabeth Warren, who in seven minutes completely embarrasses these radical fools right down to their core.

Digby writes: Elizabeth Warren is the badass America needs: Why her amazing Planned Parenthood speech proves how important she is

If anyone still wonders why progressives are so inspired and motivated by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, all they have to do to understand why is watch her speech on the Senate floor yesterday, taking the Republicans to task for their inane crusade against Planned Parenthood. She is a natural-born orator, which is a surprisingly rare gift among politicians. But even more unusual is the fact that she is also a leader who sounds remarkably like a normal person expressing the confusion and outrage the right engenders with its repeated destructive tactic..

[...] Most of the presidential candidates (at least those with any sense at all) would undoubtedly prefer not to have to sign on to a government shutdown, but they have no choice. This is no longer about some arcane debt ceiling vote or a “fiscal cliff.” The activists have cleverly managed to bring together the fiscal warriors with the anti-abortion crusaders, and there is no room for deviation in the Republican Party when it comes to either issue.

From the sound of her voice and the passion in her language it’s clear that it’s the GOP’s combination of cynicism and fatuous sanctimony that stuck in Sen. Warren’s craw, just as it sticks in the craw of everyone who sees through their devious strategy. It’s infuriating that they routinely get away with these dishonest tactics, chipping away at necessary services for women (and inevitably delaying desperately needed life-saving research) solely to serve their cruel, antediluvian agenda.

Elizabeth Warren proved once again that you don’t have to be a bully or a billionaire to “tell it like it is.” All you have to do is be willing to confront these zealots with the truth about their phony crusade. Sadly, it’s not something that most public officials are willing, or able, to do.

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