Well, not really. As promised, Obama overturned the ban on federal funding for international family planning groups that offer abortions or information about abortions yesterday. That’s the ban Bush signed as a sop to anti-choicers when he took office. Obama repealed that ban. Yesterday.
So what’s the problem? Obama failed to overturn the ban with sufficient alacrity to placate the PUMAs. See, they wanted him to sign it the day before yesterday:
“He failed to do this yesterday when it would have meant so much to the pro-choice Democrats (not just us wimmin’ folk) who helped elect his butt. His failure to act on this important issue yesterday on a day when it really would have meant something is a serious slap in the face to anyone who is fighting for women’s rights. Yet another signal that we’re expected to take a back seat on the Hope ‘n Change Express.”
Wait a minute – the people “who helped elect his butt”? That would be people like me, not the fucking PUMAs, who threw their support to anti-choice theocratic nutball Sarah Palin (with characteristic futility). And there’s that “slap in the face” thing again. Is anything not a slap in the face to these idiots? She goes on, idiotically:
“One day… I mean seriously – would it have killed him to show a bit of respect to the base of our party by signing this thing yesterday? With the stroke of a pen he could have lifted restrictions that suffocate life-saving work in the developing world. And yet he held back in order to kiss up to those would wipe out our basic human right of controlling our own bodies – our own fertility.”
Yeah, and if this person’s fellow PUMA jackasses had actually prevailed (for once), the “life-saving work” would have been delayed for at least four more years. But remember, Obama slapped these ninnyhammers in the face — not troglodytes like Palin. Because he signed it yesterday. Instead of the day before yesterday.
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