Kirsten Gillibrand: What Better Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day Than to Help Make Sure Others Don’t Become One?
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has been featured on a Mother’s Day-themed fundraising e-mail for EMILY’s list, a political action group that supports abortion.
The letter reads in part (emphasis mine):
This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better way to honor all the mothers in the country — past and present — than with a contribution to EMILY’s List. They’re the ones working tirelessly to elect the pro-choice Democratic women who are making sure that our freedoms are protected for generations to come.
So, this year, join me in commemorating Mother’s Day with a contribution to EMILY’s List to help elect the Democratic women who will continue to secure our rights.
On Mother’s Day, let’s get women involved and make sure they know who is truly fighting for them – the pro-choice Democratic women EMILY’s List is working each day to elect to office.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
We’re sure the irony is lost on Ms. Gillibrand, especially when she opens the letter with this sentiment:
I’ve said it before: as the mother of two young boys, finding the right balance between work and family isn’t easy. But we do it, we figure it out, because it’s our children — our nation’s future — that we’re all fighting for every single day.
Except apparently for our unborn children.
On a side note, here’s an interesting reminder about EMILY’s list, especially with the President’s recent gay marriage remarks. In 2008, the group funded a congressional campaign in Tennessee for Nikki Tinker. The Tinker camp refused to condemn or repudiate fliers that circulated about her opponent – a promoter of gay rights. The fliers were distributed by a group that “detest(s) the alignment of African-Americans with homosexuals and lesbians as being equal.” The fliers themselves were laced with anti-Semitic and racist statements.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote:
What does Nikki Tinker think about anti-Semitic literature being circulated that might help her unseat 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen in the Democratic primary next August?
A fair question, which Tinker declined to answer this week after a flier stating that “Steve Cohen and the Jews Hate Jesus” began circulating in Memphis.
The question goes to the character of the woman who wants to represent the 9th District, and 9th District voters deserve an answer. But Tinker declined to return a phone call about the flier.
So EMILY’s List had no problem funding a smear campaign that featured anti-Semitic, racist, and homophobic literature – as long as the candidate they backed supported the right to terminate the life of a child.
And now they’re using Mother’s Day to support that same right.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that pro-abortion groups have used Mother’s Day as a fundraising tool.
The Planned Parenthood abortion business is already jumping on the Mother’s Day bandwagon — days before families celebrate their mothers this weekend — with fundraising appeals seeking donations to further its pro-abortion agenda.
Planned Parenthood has exploited Mother’s Day in the past for donation appeals and, this year, the donation requests are centered on furthering Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda globally.
“We are proud to be taking the Planned Parenthood mission global in supporting partner organizations that share our goals,” the abortion business says in an online donation appeal. “Since 1971, Planned Parenthood has expanded its work globally to promote the reproductive health and rights of women and their families in some of the poorest places in the world. When women are able to exercise their rights and access health care, they are able to make informed decisions — free of discrimination, coercion, and violence.”
Planned Parenthood, of course, ignores the violence abortion causes women and children.
What is with the far-left and their War on Children? Does Gillibrand recognize the fact that one cannot celebrate Mother’s Day – if that woman did not choose life?
Yet another plain-as-day example of what is tolerated and shrugged off in the liberal media today. Had this been a clip of Bill O’Reilly or Rush Limbaugh from the ’80s, the left would have organized, protested, and marched until they were no longer gracing our airwaves. But the Reverand Al Sharpton? Nah, rhetoric like this is just some foolish slip of the tongue from his past. No big deal.
Other comments by Sharpton that are no big deal:
- “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house”.
- “White folks was [sic] in caves while we was building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”
- On Mitt Romney – “As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don’t worry about that; that’s a temporary situation.”
This post was originally published in December 2010. But since Politico published the video below as an exclusive today, I thought I would republish from the days it was my “exclusive”. With a bonus video of Sharpton calling Colin Powell Bush’s House Negro. Since the liberals are unsuccessfully trying to get Rush Limbaugh off the air, I wonder if they will do the same with Rev. Al…
… For us, though, the highlight of the the trailer for “Évocateur” is the brief time capsule look at Al Sharpton, then a rotund Brooklyn reverend with a prodigious konk. As seen above, during a commercial break–but while cameras continued rolling–the civil rights leader is seen yelling at an audience member who likely had commented negatively on Sharpton’s weight, race, bow tie, or affiliation withTawana Brawley. Perhaps all four.
Saying that he was “tired of them acting big,” Sharpton told the unseen audience member, “You ain’t nothing! You a punk faggot!” Gesturing for the Downey fan to come up to the stage and rumble, Sharpton added, “Now come on and do something.” Since becoming a respected leader, Rev. Al has dropped the term “punk faggot” from his fiery verbal repertoire, records show.
Watch the clip below, and read the rest here…