By DOUG IBENDAHL • April 15, 2011
Legislation that would have ended federal funding of Planned Parenthood passed overwhelmingly in the U.S. House on Wednesday.
But the defunding bill was then defeated in the U.S. Senate – despite the fact that only five Republican Senators voted to keep federal funds flowing to Planned Parenthood.
One of those “Republican” Senators siding with Planned Parenthood and voting with the Democratic majority was Mark Kirk.
Frankly no one should be surprised.
But Republicans, take note. It’s certainly true that Mark Kirk has no problem saying he’s pro-choice (yeah no kidding, as a U.S. Congressman he even voted in favor of partial birth abortion).
However on multiple occasions during last year’s campaign he would add a caveat to his otherwise 100% pro-abortion stance. Kirk repeatedly said he opposed federal funding of abortion.
So score yesterday’s vote as just one more lie by Mark Kirk. Add it to the list of countless dishonest things Kirk has said over the years in order to keep gullible voters and reporters in his camp.
Someone please remind me again, what was supposedly the difference between Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias?
Oh that’s right, I remember. Both are very liberal – Kirk arguably more so.
But Mark Kirk brings that liberalism into our Republican Party – combines it with a rather disturbing inability to tell the truth – and continually undermines and dilutes the GOP brand from within.
Yeah, thank goodness the Democrats didn’t elect their “mob banker” Giannoulias.
Doug Ibendahl is a Chicago Attorney and a former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party.