‘Bring It On, Ted!’: Elizabeth Warren Boldly Dares Cruz To Keep Attacking Planned Parenthood
Senator Elizabeth Warren is ready to take on Republicans who are willing to shutdown the government over Planned Parenthood. Turning to Ted Cruz, she made it clear that she would fight them until the end over the issue.
“We will not let Ted Cruz shut down this government over Planned Parenthood! He wants a fight over Planned Parenthood? My answer is, ‘Bring it on, Ted!” said Warren during a speech in Austin.
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Cruz is, of course, the lead inquisitor in the GOP’s latest round of “Whack-a-Vagina” in which Republicans try to keep women from having access to birth control.
What makes this challenge so brilliant is that Warren does not live inside the right-wing echo chamber where they’ve convinced themselves that the country supports defunding Planned Parenthood. By making herself a target alongside Planned Parenthood, Warren is sweetening the pot for Republicans. They won’t be able to resist going after two of the things they hate almost as much as they hate Obama: A strong progressive woman and an organization dedicated to helping low income women.
The problem is that, outside of the right wing echo chamber, the country does NOT support defunding Planned Parenthood. At all. On top of that, the country really REALLY does not want Republicans to shut down the government while trying to kill PP.
But with Warren waving a red flag in their faces, Republicans will have to double down on their attacks, shutting down the government and pissing off even a good amount of conservative voters. Their only other option is to back down, pissing off the remaining conservative voters that think defunding Planned Parenthood is more important than keeping America running.
Either way, they lose and Elizabeth Warren knows it.
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