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Pew Poll: Republicans Have Convinced Republicans That They Suck

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Pew released a survey yesterday showing that the Republican brand has taken a serious hit since the beginning of this year. While voters are split on the Democratic Party, with a 48/47 favorable/unfavorable rating, only 32 percent of Americans view the GOP favorably, compared to 60 percent who hold an unfavorable view. At the end of 2014, 41 percent of voters held favorable views of the Republican Party:

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What’s more, the decline in favorability didn’t come from Democrats somehow holding more unfavorable views of Republicans than they already did. Instead, Republicans have accounted for the biggest share of Republicans’ favorability decline:

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While the two parties are seen as roughly equally capable of managing the government, voters have soured on Republicans for being less empathetic and more extreme than their Democratic counterparts. In other words, voters are willing to let putting climate change skeptics in charge of science committees go, but the GOP has gotten too dishonest, mean and uncompromising for them to tolerate:

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It doesn’t take a wild imagination to come up with some reasons why the Republican brand has tanked over the course of this calendar year.

The man currently leading their primary polling is a thrice-married, egomaniacal BILLIONAIRE reality show host whose campaign is focused on saying abundantly racist thingsabout our largest immigrant population and doxxing sitting US senators who disagree with him. And his opponents’ biggest knock on him is that he doesn’t bring the fire and brimstone hard enough when he rants about sweet baby Jeebus.

The man who everyone thinks should be leading their primary is the brother of arguably the worst president in the modern era, who has acknowledged how bad of a president said brother was by hiring a bunch of his foreign policy advisers. Everyone thinks he should be leading the primary because he’s supposed to be the “moderate,” “compassionate” conservative in the race — the same “moderate,” “compassionate” conservative who wants toend Medicare and considers marriage equality a states’ rights issue.

The party’s presidential candidates aren’t sure whether the Confederate flag is racist, and their congressional leadership is fighting like hell to keep it flying on public lands. It isn’t a crazy idea within the GOP leadership tochange or get rid of the Supreme Court when they make what would otherwise be straightforward, non-controversial decisions that enjoy broad public support.

This year, Republicans have:

And so on. Are we really that surprised that Republican voters are seeing what’s being done in their name and going “Woah. Hold up. Guys, we kinda suck.”

But with the Republican primary in full swing, nobody’s holding up.

Congressional Republicans are capitalizing on right-wing media’s phony outrage over the deceptively edited videos released by anti-choice conservative group Center for Medical Progress to push legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.

CMP Releases Series Of Deceptively Edited Videos 

Center For Medical Progress Releases Deceptively Edited Videos To Claim Planned Parenthood Profits From The Sale Of Fetal Tissue. In a video released on July 21, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) claimed to have recorded a Planned Parenthood official “haggling over” prices for fetal tissue donations and offering to change abortion procedure techniques “to get more intact fetuses.” A previous CMP video purported to show another Planned Parenthood official discussing prices for the sale of fetal tissue. Both videos have been deceptively edited — the full, unedited footage debunks CMP’s claims, showing the Planned Parenthood officials explaining that any change in procedure is done pursuant to medical advice without additional risk to the patient, and that the compensation being discussed was about legal reimbursement for costs associated with tissue donation. [Media Matters7/21/157/14/15]

Right-Wing Media Repeatedly Hype The False Planned Parenthood Smear 

Fox News Devoted 10 Segments In One Day To Hyping CMP’s Second Edited Video. On July 21, the day the second video was released, Fox News discussed the video in 10 segments across seven separate programs while mainstream media and fact checkers roundly discredited the video and its smears. [Media Matters7/22/15]

Right-Wing Media Figures Used Doctored Video To Liken Planned Parenthood To Nazis. Right-wing media figures used the deceptive videos to compare Planned Parenthood to Nazis. Rush Limbaugh and Erick Erickson both invoked notorious Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele who performed deadly human experiments on prisoners in concentration camps, while Sean Hannity claimed Planned Parenthood officials sounded like “high ranking official[s] in in the Nazi regime.” [Media Matters7/22/15]

Fox Correspondent Peter Doocy Parroted CMP’s Bogus Talking Points That Planned Parenthood Sells “Fetal Baby Parts. On the July 21 edition of Fox News’ Special Report correspondent Peter Doocy echoed debunked allegations from the deceptively edited videos to claim he searched Planned Parenthood’s website for “fetal baby part prices,” but didn’t get any results because the sale is a “well-kept secret.” [Fox News, Special Report7/21/15]

Republicans Capitalize On Smear To Introduce Legislation To Defund PPFA, Hurt Veterans In The Process

TDS_PlannedParenthood_13statesGOP Lawmakers Respond To Video With Calls For Investigation, Despite Having Seen The Video Weeks EarlierThe House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce committees announced congressional hearings to investigate Planned Parenthood after the first video was released, despite the fact that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), the chairman of the Energy and Commerce committee, and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), a member of the Judiciary committee, viewed the video weeks earlier. [CQ Roll Call, 7/16/15]

GOP Presidential Candidates Fundraise Off Of Right-Wing Media’s Phony Outrage Over The Manufactured Scandal. GOP presidential candidates capitalized on right-wing media’s phony outrage with calls to defund Planned Parenthood and attempts to fundraise off of the right-wing media frenzy. In fundraising emails, Mike Huckabee and Sen Rand Paul (R-KY) urged voters to “chip in a contribution” to defund the organization. [Media Matters7/16/15]

Congressional Republicans Introduce Legislation To Defund Planned Parenthood. After the release of the second video, congressional Republicans introduced legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. Rand Paul introduced “an amendment to the tax code that would strip Planned Parenthood of the federal dollars it receives annually for a range of women’s health services.” Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, that would “place an immediate one-year moratorium on support” for the organization while it was being investigated by Congress. (Investigations that stem from the deceptive video.) Republican leadership is additionally weighing a variety of maneuvers to strip federal funding to Planned Parenthood:

Sen. Rand Paul, a GOP presidential contender, introduced an amendment to the tax code that would strip Planned Parenthood of the federal dollars it receives annually for a range of women’s health services.

And in the House, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, which would place an immediate one-year moratorium on support for Planned Parenthood while Congress investigates the organization’s practices.

These are the legislative efforts to defund the organization since two videos, showing Planned Parenthood officials allegedly discussing the sale of fetal organs and tissue, were released starting last week by the California-based Center for Medical Progress.

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A group of House Democrats sent a letter requesting that Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala Harris launch an investigation into whether the Center for Medical Progress violated any state or federal laws when it recorded the Planned Parenthood executives while posing as representatives from a fake company.

Reps. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Zoe Lofgren of California, and Jerry Nadler and Yvette Clarke of New York also raised questions over whether the group coordinated its efforts with any Republican lawmakers in Congress.

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Republican leadership is weighing a handful of maneuvers to strip the federal dollars that Planned Parenthood receives. Some are considering attaching an amendment to the highway transportation bill, which could come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this week. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy also signaled that a defunding measure could become part of the debate over a government spending bill this fall. [Politico7/22/15]

Republicans Derail Veteran’s Health Bill To Attack Planned Parenthood. Republicans derailed a bipartisan veteran’s bill that would “help wounded veterans have children” in order to target Planned Parenthood. According to The Washington Post, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) pulled the Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act after Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) attached an amendment that would ban Veterans Affairs from working with organizations that “take human aborted babies’ organs and sell them,” a clear reference to the smear campaign against Planned Parenthood:

The burgeoning controversy over Planned Parenthood’s fetal-tissue practices may have claimed its first victim: a bipartisan bill to help wounded veterans have children.

The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act, a bill authored by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that would require fertility treatment and counseling for “severely wounded, ill, or injured” military members or veterans, had been expected to proceed through the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday. But Murray said she has asked that the bill be pulled thanks to proposed amendments from Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) — including one that would have, in Tillis’s words, prevented the Department of Veterans Affairs from working with “organizations that take human aborted babies’ organs and sell them.”

That was an unmistakable reference to recent criticism of Planned Parenthood’s efforts to harvest fetal tissue for research purposes, a practice that has come under close scrutiny from conservatives after antiabortion activists published undercover videos that they say shows evidence of unethical and potentially illegal activities by Planned Parenthood executives. [The Washington Post7/22/15]