Kevin McCarthy Screws Up Again By Admitting Planned Parenthood Attack Is A GOP Stunt

Kevin McCarthy/CNN The Lead
Kevin McCarthy/CNN The Lead

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is not quite ready to be Speaker of the House.

On CNN, the California Republican admitted that the Planned Parenthood hearings will serve the same partisan political agenda as the Benghazi probes.

Crowing about causing Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers to drop via the unprecedented length of the Republicans’ Benghazi hearings, McCarthy said the Planned Parenthood hearings will do the same thing. “So, if we really want to be able to show what this Planned Parenthood has done, you see a few videos, so there’s real question.”

Essentially, they are using doctored videos to change the public’s mind about abortion and defund Planned Parenthood.

Watch here:

Transcript via CNN:

MCCARTHY: Well, no, what you first have to do is lay out a plan. I’m willing to fight, but I want to fight to win.

So, it’s not just a policy. It’s also a media. And people have to join that. So, that’s why, within a select committee — think of this. When you look at poll numbers of Hillary Clinton, they have dropped.

TAPPER: Right.

MCCARTHY: Unfavorables pretty high, because people say they don’t trust her.

They don’t trust her because of what they found out about the server and everything else. Would you ever have found that out had you not gathered the information from the Benghazi Select Committee? So, if we really want to be able to show what this Planned Parenthood has done, you see a few videos, so there’s real question.

Have the select committee get all the information, all the hearings, so the public can see that. That’s what — you win the argument to win the vote.

Women who “assault” unborn children will be punished if it was unlawful action or emission.

This admission makes sense given that the Republicans worked with the activist group who made the videos, before they were ever released. The point of these doctored videos is to justify “hearings” which can dig into anything and everything, as we saw Republicans do during Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards’ testimony.

Both the Benghazi probe and now this Planned Parenthood probe are political stunts meant to get free air time for Republican propaganda, in order to change the minds of the voters.

It is absurd that Republicans are trying to defund the number one organization for reducing the actual abortion rate under the guise of caring about ending abortions, but that just reinforces the admission that this is all political.

Also, Kevin McCarthy is so not ready for this. Though he radiates the Republicans’ preferred aura of Eric Cantor-esque smug condescension and entitlement, he sounds like he’s reading talking points off of cue cards. Is he? He needs practice.

48 Replies to “Kevin McCarthy Screws Up Again By Admitting Planned Parenthood Attack Is A GOP Stunt”

  1. McCarthy: “Bottom up, and everybody gets a voice”. Why then, were the Democrats on the Benghazi Committee denied access, to even the transcripts, of the witnesses the GOP called to testify and then the GOP dismissed the witnesses when they did not confirm damning evidence to support the GOP’s case???

  2. …in effect McCarthy is sayin’ “And that’s how we in the Republican Party “Fk” America in the guise of HELPING America…of course the only people we want to help is us!”

  3. He didn’t screw up. The more I think about it what the head teabagger in charge is telling his lunatic base ” Look, we have listen to you and this is what we accomplished”

    Now the goobers don’t care if their wages are stagnated or their inbred pick ninnies are uneducated all they care about is their red meat. They will scratch their nuts and say see he got Hillary and them city harlots cant kill gods babies so we are winning.

    They are just that stupid

  4. Most of their IGNORANT supporters will be proud, pleased as punch, to know that all they need is a wild and crazy lie to trigger an investigation guaranteed to last long enough to dig up another red herring for another investigation for another….Thus ensuring that our elected officials never again devote even a minute to actual governance. Thus ensuring their individual freedom to pursue whatever their hearts desire with complete disregard for their fellow humans.

  5. Ahem!…”So full of artless jealousy is guilt that it spills it’s self in fearing to be spilt” Gotta’ love Bill Shakespeare…another reason to love bacon.

  6. I kid you not, my sister texted me yesterday that a mass shooting would probably occur to distract from McCarthy’s major fuk up and sure enough, Oregon campus news breaking now.

  7. He said things that were never intended to be revealed outside the repug party. Not too bright. Furthermore,prior to his revelation about the truth of the Benghazi hearings, his openings statements were marginally incoherent. Much like Sara Palin. Made no sense.

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  9. Kevin McCarthy is as dumb as a door knob. I can’t his smug attitude. “Speaker sets the culture in the House” God help the House!

  10. California Republican? McCarthy? Issa and this piece of feces! Kentucky I understand, but California? Get ’em out!!!

  11. https://youtu.be/az7yl-UnsQQ

    Keith Olbermann’s The Nexus of Politcal Terror.

    Why is there always a mass shooting every time the GOP is in trouble?

    Call me crazy if you want to, but we’ve seen over and over just how extreme the rabid righties are and what they’re willing to do to be in charge and win.

  12. Last night on Rachel Maddow, she showed some clips of McCarthy speaking and it was word salad. He butchered the English language. Seems he’s not very educated or his speech writers aren’t and he can’t tell when he’s reading them. If you get a chance to see Maddow’s last night show, it’s a must see for that part alone.

  13. I saw it and it was as bad as some of Palin’s ramblings. I had never heard the word “untrustable” until yesterday.

  14. One thing is for sure the republicans is out doing the ones of 2012 so they can decide on who to blame if they lose the WH,the senate,and the house. But they will blame it on Obama again.

  15. He does the same thing in the video above several times. It is bushisms on acid.

    The best in this video is:

    “I’m not a polysci degree” but the real interesting quote was the one Tapper gave about him from a conservative talk host

    “McCarthy is Cantor with 10 less IQ points.”

    I also liked “give me a moment to show if I can govern and then come back and say if I did well or not.”

    Third in line for POTUS and he wants us to give it to him for a moment. OY.

  16. Rubio ADMITS the senate has done NOTHING…

    “It was a senator with no legislative accomplishments to his name whining about his own party’s lack of accomplishments, and making no effort to acknowledge the disjointed nature of the complaint.

    There was, in other words, a noticeable disconnect between Rubio’s record and his rhetoric. Last night, a similar problem emerged.

    Marco Rubio, a career politician, is trying to make the argument that he’s not an insider as outsiders Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina generate buzz.

    “Yes, I’ve worked in the Senate for four years. But I’m not of the Senate,” Rubio told Sean Hannity last night. Rubio said he went to the Senate because “I didn’t like the direction of this country” and that’s why he’s dumping the Senate and running for president.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/rubios-rhetoric-vs-rubios-record?CID=sm_fb_maddow

  17. McCarthy is just bragging to appease those who may not vote for him in the elections. He may have revealed the GOP worst kept secrets but he has bigger concerns to worry
    about.

  18. This guy admits planned parenthood and Benghazi are BS, but the good for nothing teatard wastes will continue like he never said it.
    People wake up, these asshats are going to continue until they can take away everything they can.

  19. Politics is dominated by marketing companies. Candidates are sold like cars. GOP candidates think they are on ‘American Idol.’ Only numbers matter.

  20. Now you know dj that there were no guns involved in this! The shooter er..THROWER actually THREW those bullets with his own bare hands! GUNS are somehow NEVER involved in GUN CRIME!! I’ll wager Wayne LaPierre and his board members are having a circle jerk right now! They LOVE THIS!! THEY MAKE MONEY FROM THIS! The NRA has BLOOD on it’s Hands and MONEY in their bank accounts! What I wonder is how long it will take these MONSTERS to blame Obama or “Liberal Policies” Less than 24hrs. I’ll wager.

  21. Paul Tincher I agree. I think this guy is nuts and unqualified….but not because he tells the truth. I think it is a very sad commentary on our country that because someone tells the truth that they are labeled as “unfit” or “not ready”. So, if he were a wickedly clever, GOP henchman….he would be fit for the job? Apparently. SMFH.

  22. What kind of “emissions,” nocturnal, carbon monoxide?

    We’re his remarks quoted from a written transcript?

    Hilarious !!!

  23. Tapper is horrible, he just let that PP video business slide.
    THAT is why Republicans continue to abuse their power because our LAME media just lets their LIES slide.
    Months and years pounding Hillary over using a private server. (so does Kerry, right now, and so did Powell and Rice) and ((8)) investigations and we still have not seen a plan from the GOP for something like Benghazi not to happen again.
    This has been a taxpayer funded smear campaign for the GOP and a fundraiser for them as well.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nrcc-takes-down-benghazi-fundraising
    With House Republicans vigorously protesting that their Benghazi probe was not politically motivated, their campaign arm on Thursday took down a webpage that used the probe to solicit political donations.
    The National Republican Congressional Committee took down the page not long after the top spokesman for the Hillary Clinton campaign noted on Twitter that the NRCC was still using the fundraising page.

  24. If there is a gang of ex-con Bank Robbers getting out of Federal Prison in California or New York. Please, do a America a great big favor take him this knucklehead with you guys on your first job. Have him do all the jobs below…

    Drive the getaway car and he will get the car towed.

    The look out Man and he will tell all passers by the Rat Pack is coming out the bank to give a cash.

    Have him right the Bank Robbers note for the teller. The list will included all the gangs names, addresses and phone numbers.

    He is more hilarious than the Three Stooges wrapped up into one Gigantic Stooge.

  25. I totally agree!! He seems to be incredibly stupid. Apparently, he compensates by being very affable. Hard to believe that anyone would seriously consider him as “speaker” material.

  26. Republicans have consistently (and loudly – helped by America’s mass media) wailed and whined that these were legitimate investigations and that they have nothing to do with playing politics.

    People with more than half a working brain have always known they were LYING.

    Now, we are vindicated.

    The GOP have been playing politics with serious issues (and wasting precious taxpayer dollars) in order to throw out red meat to their ignorant base just to gain power in gov’t for their moneyed masters.

    Strange that the so-called liberal media like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, print and broadcast are MUM about this. Were McCarthy a Democrat, you can bet that this would be all over the news, ad nauseam.

  27. The Republican party’s motto: “The end justifies the means”. If people are injured or killed while carrying out the “means”, it doesn’t matter, and the “end” currently is: The complete elimination of the Federal government (except military).

  28. Bill….Just Called the Number and Gave the Poor Guy a DOSE OF HOOD…!!!!!!….Between the Stammering of this individual…I DO BELIEVE HE GOT MY MESSAGE…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….People PLEASE DO THE SAME…!!!!..and GO HILLARY…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…SICK OF THESE FU^CKING ASS CRETINS…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. he radiates the Republicans’ preferred aura of Eric Cantor-esque smug condescension and entitlement,

    To a reslug it’s ALL about appearances, think george W., experience / knowledge be damned!

  30. The same can be said of the NSA “scandal.” Has anyone bothered to ask why “progressive” Glenn Greenwald is touring college campuses exclusively in the company of Koch-funded organizations and white supremacists?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70ZUSd43NEk

    Yes, every single one of the people on that stage with Greenwald is a white supremacist affiliated with the Tea Party and Koch front groups.

    Tell me that Greenwald doesn’t know this:
    https://www.academia.edu/9716371/CHAPTER_20_OATH_KEEPERS_NETWORKS_WITH_TEA_PARTY_AND_PATRIOTS

    He’s been trying to sell white supremacist Ron Paul to progressives since 2007.

    Now ask me about the other Libertarians on that stage with him… manipulating elections, racism, and “privatizing the NSA”:
    http://shameproject.com/profile/radley-balko/

  31. now out yourself on the 61 times you jerks have wasted more taxpayer money trying to repeal the ACA. it is about time the Teabagger/Republicans pay out of their paychecks all of the wasted money spent on all of this political BS, current and future issued checks, with interest until the entire debt is paid back.

  32. In his last talk to the Sacramento Press Club before going to Congress, he bragged that the CA GOP were a ‘big tent’ having supported a candidate who is “PRO CHOICE”. Did not say who, but was adamant that the party in CA embraced such a person and wasn’t that wonderful of them.

    It’s on video. He cannot back out now.

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