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Ben Carson took his turn to swing the Idiot Stick at that fake story about Planned Parenthood running a Fetus-Parts Thrift Shop. Not only did he repeat the usual nonsense about how terrible it is that Planned Parenthood is forcing women to have a legal surgical procedure they can't possibly want -- what woman could ever want an abortion? -- he also added an Extra Bonus Lie: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Planned Parenthood, and for all we know, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus are all in on a massive conspiracy to "eliminate black people," just as Margaret Sanger planned from the start.


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In an obligatory chat with rightwing Iowa radio talk show host Jan Mickelson, Carson got very, very upset when Mickelson played a blasphemous clip of Barack Obama saying "God Bless You" during a speech to a Planned Parenthood conference -- from 2013. Never mind that it was part of the standard "God bless you. God bless America" closing that presidents routinely close speeches with, or that speech focused not on abortion but on the organization's role in providing a range of health care services: The main thing was that Obama blessed murderers. Not just murderers, but actual genociders.

Mickelson was simply aghast, saying "I find it kind of odd that a sitting president would invoke the blessings of god on the death industry." What with all the death industry pap smears and the death industry contraception and the death industry STD tests and the death industry breast cancer screenings that PP does. But yes, some 3% of the group's services involve providing abortions, too.

Carson wasn't surprised, given Obama's clear ignorance of the true mission of Planned Parenthood:

“You wonder if he actually knows the history of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger, who was trying to eliminate black people,” he said. “That was the whole purpose of it.”

Oh, great, this again. Shall we just link to the debunkings of that bullshit done by both the Washington Post and by FactCheck.Org when Herman Cain told the exact same lie -- even though it's not a lie if you really believe it -- back in 2011? It's a claim that's been made so much by the anti-choice crowd that it's achieved the status of Indisputable Truth, even though it's complete bullshit largely based on quoting Margaret Sanger not just out of context, but chopping off half of a quote in a 1939 letter. Sanger wrote that a black minister and doctor should be included in efforts to bring birth control to black women in the South, to prevent exactly the kinds of lies Cain and later Carson have seized on:

The minister’s work is also important and he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.

Hey, take out a big chunk of that, and suddenly she's admitting a cover-up: "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population." And so a cautious attempt at avoiding ugly rumors became "confirmation" of those ugly rumors. (Nerds can also read up more on this at the Margaret Sanger Papers Project, because you love history, yes you do.)

Mickelson also played a clip of Hillary Clinton praising Sanger for "her courage, her tenacity, her vision," which of course means that Hillary wants to genocide blacks too. Mickelson got quite the chuckle out of that, wondering how it is that we can get rid of the Confederate flag but liberals still love Margaret Sanger, "one of the most outspoken racists who ever lived," and who just loved nothing more than 'bortin black babies. Carson can't wait to use the recording of Hillary praising Sanger against her, once he's the Republican nominee, although he may be too busy dodging all the flying pigs to actually use the tape. Also too Saul Alinsky, whose connections to Hillary are virtually unknown, and so people need to be educated about that as well. Yay! Nothing gets Americans excited like a good lecture on Saul Alinsky! We're looking forward to Carson's endless blatherings on that, as well as on how Obamacare was forced on America illegally, because when Congress votes for a bill, the president signs it, and the Supreme Court rules in favor of it twice, that doesn't necessarily make it a valid law.

And then Carson was back on the misleadingly edited video, which he figures will make women stop wanting to have abortions altogether and accept a ban on the procedure:

We can also use this then to help women understand that they are being manipulated. They’re being told, "if you can’t kill your baby then somebody is against you," when in fact the woman is the protector of that baby, this is one of the sacred relationships of humanity.

Frankly, we're just surprised that Carson didn't top it all off with some observations about how it's his Christian duty to always tell the truth, which may vary from situation to situation depending on who he thinks is an evildoer.

[RightWingWatch via Addicting Info / The White House / WaPo / FactCheck.org]

Doktor Zoom

Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.

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