Libtalkers: How Do We Know Bachmann, Palin Haven't Had Abortions?
Libtalk Smear Campaign Breaks New Ground
If this were from a Monty Python skit, it would be called the Ministry of Making Crap Up. But today's political world is far more deranged than anything cooked up on television 40 years ago.
For instance, how do we know our opponents haven't had abortions? How do we know our male opponents have stopped beating their wives?
Or kicking cute puppies and kittens?
But if we put these damaging thoughts out there, they just might stick and that's all that really matters, right?
For an infamous past example, see this Randi Rhodes clip from 2008.
From the Stephanie Miller Show:
STEPHANIE MILLER (Wed 15 June 2011 16:46): Speaking of crazy right wing newspaper columns in the Washington Examiner, syndicated columnist Cal Thomas claimed that Palin along with Bachmann get a lot of media attention because they represent everything the liberal media hate.
They are attractive women who are married to the same men they started with. He went on to write in Palin’s case she and her husband have a Down Syndrome child who she refused to abort. Right there you have to offend pro-choice feminists who treat abortion as a sacrament.
PRODUCER: Oh! There’s so many things wrong with that piece.
MILLER: Yeah, where do you even start? We hate them because they haven’t been divorced or had abortions, which apparently [Sparks interrupts]
HAL SPARKS (GUEST): No, that’s why Newt Gingrich hates them.
PRODUCER: Yeah, Michelle Obama hasn’t been divorced and hasn’t had an abortion. As far as we know.
MILLER: Yeah yeah. I don’t hmm…
PRODUCER: And how do we know that Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann have never had an abortion.
PRODUCER: Do we know that? I think Cal Thomas is making a giant assumption there.
Get ready for an UGLY campaign season out there.