Republicans have chosen to double down on defunding Planned Parenthood, even by shutting down government, if necessary. But is their crusade yielding the desired result? Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina just found out the hard way that, as media strategist Shawna Vercher put it, “Lying matters more to people than anyone thought.”
Author and commentator Anita Finlay agreed, stating that “Fiorina has been caught lying about Planned Parenthood via videos, that, despite her ghoulish claims, have nothing to do with that organization. As a result her campaign bump is gone. She’s back down to single digits. Rep. Jason Chaffetz just lost his chance at being House Speaker for similar behavior.”
Vercher further states, “While the issue of choice is an important one, it does not weigh more than every other issue. Republicans are betting the farm on making villains of Planned Parenthood. Poll after poll shows this is not a winning issue for them.” In fact, a recent poll showed that Planned Parenthood is more popular than Congress or anyone currently running for President.
Finlay asks, “Regardless of where you are in the political spectrum, how do you feel about candidates inventing facts or your elected Representatives using taxpayer dollars to stoke misinformation?”
Join us and weigh in on the latest episode of Dare We Say.