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Another Rhetorical Slaughter

by on April 11, 2011

We can agree to disagree while respecting those on the spectrum’s other side. Or we can be called murderous Nazis for suggesting that Planned Parenthood should pay its own way. Take Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s example of the latter, as she calmly and rationally accused those who want an infinitesimal cut in federal spending of being women-killers. Yes, women-killers:

“This is probably one of the worst times we’ve seen because the numbers of people elected to Congress. I went through this as co-chair of the arts caucus,” Slaughter said. “In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.”

Kill women? How did she ever find out? Democratic scientists must have broken the encryption on the Secret GOP Decoder Ring that they swiped from Dick Cheney’s pocket as he was getting outfitted with a werewolf heart. Or maybe she’s just tossing laughably hideous charges at anyone who thinks that Planned Parenthood’s fans should prove their allegiance by sending checks.

It’s a testament to Slaughter’s unique awfulness that her disgusting accusation is merely a contender for one of the stupidest things she’s recently uttered. For one, there was the time she flagrantly evoked a mystery elderly constituent’s alleged use of her dead sister’s dentures as justification for junking our health care system. Slaughter undoubtedly thinks bloodthirsty Republicans are after that poor unidentified old lady, too.

Her sob story was nearly as bad as her Constitution-affronting attempt to then force Obamacare through the House without a vote. In her defense, she clearly doesn’t care what that dumb old crinkly paper scribbled upon by old white men says.

As evidence, remember that her support for the Fairness Doctrine clearly demonstrates utter disregard for the First Amendment, enhanced by how she disgracefully used her colleague’s shooting as an opportunity to vaguely threaten talk radio.

As for Slaughter’s latest bout with shamelessness, the appalling choice of words is only slightly worse than her logic. She’s engaged in the classic two-pronged defense of Planned Parenthood. First, their backers claim that its has virtually nothing to do with abortion, which is like saying that people eat ice cream because they want the calcium.

Second, they get self-righteous about the abortions they say are irrelevant anyway, framing . They speak as if conservatives despise incest and rape victims while disregarding that the overwhelming percentage of terminations come about as a convenient form of retroactive birth control.

We should respect no less from a nasty congresswoman who thrives upon poisoning debate with unbearable histrionics. Such tactics come naturally to those who possess a fanatical determination to fund an organization that actually ends hundreds of thousands of lives per year. Someone as tone-deaf as Slaughter would never appreciate the irony.

The fact that the federal government isn’t supposed to fund abortions provides little comfort: taking money from this pile instead of that one fails to alter how chilling it is that an organization inexorably tied to abortion gets any non-voluntary contributions.

Slaughter would undoubtedly call me a Nazi girl-killer for accurately pointing out that her words are noxiously off the chart. I’d appreciate it, an not just because it’s something I could add to my résumé. It would constitute high praise from a representative who somehow keeps proving that she can sink lower.

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One Comment
  1. Ah, the dentures story. Good times.

    Is there any way this buffoon can be redistricted out of office?

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