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Thu Aug 6, 2015, 08:47 AM

Quick Quiz: Who was Planned Parenthood's treasurer in 1947

If you said Prescott Bush, you'd be correct
That's right... Jeb's granddaddy was a founding member of 'The Birth Control League'.
The name was changed in 1942 to Planned Parenthood because of the controversy of the name.
And when Bush ran for public office the name Birth Control League would have turned off a lot of Catholics
Prescott was PP's treasurer for their first national fundraising drive in 1947

Just a little tidbit of history

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Reply Quick Quiz: Who was Planned Parenthood's treasurer in 1947 (Original post)
rpannier Aug 2015 OP
CTyankee Aug 2015 #1
leveymg Aug 2015 #2
ProfessorGAC Aug 2015 #3
leveymg Aug 2015 #4
ProfessorGAC Aug 2015 #5
leveymg Aug 2015 #6
ProfessorGAC Aug 2015 #7
rpannier Aug 2015 #11
Travis_0004 Aug 2015 #26
rpannier Aug 2015 #10
jwirr Aug 2015 #20
leveymg Aug 2015 #21
Raster Aug 2015 #23
leveymg Aug 2015 #24
Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 #8
rpannier Aug 2015 #9
snooper2 Aug 2015 #12
rpannier Aug 2015 #13
MiniMe Aug 2015 #14
malthaussen Aug 2015 #15
ToxMarz Aug 2015 #18
malthaussen Aug 2015 #19
hamsterjill Aug 2015 #16
dhol82 Aug 2015 #17
hamsterjill Aug 2015 #27
SoLeftIAmRight Aug 2015 #22
1939 Aug 2015 #25

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 08:55 AM

1. somebody should ask hiim about his family's support for PP.

He better had thought that through or it'll be "deer in the headlights" time...

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:04 AM

2. Don't mistake PBush's fascination with eugenics for feminism.

The Bushes, like the Rockefellers -- who were the major supporters of the BCL -- believed the general human population were like domesticated animals, and shouldn't be entirely self-selecting and freely reproducing. Spay and neuter. Better babies, and all that entails.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:06 AM

3. Politically, It Doesn't Matter

I completely agree with you, but this is a political grenade for Bush, The Slightly Less Stupid.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:10 AM

4. Yes, I was surprised he pulled the pin on that one. He's proving to be slightly less defective.

This whole generation of Bushes is defective. Something skipped a generation.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:16 AM

5. He's Less Stupid

That's a lot different than smart!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:25 AM

6. Compared to his GOP peers on the stage tonight, that makes Jeb a pillar of wisdom and intellect.

John Foster Dulles would simply let out a sigh smelling of Maker's Mark and rotting gums.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:29 AM

7. Terrific!

That's some funny stuff.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:40 AM

11. You know you're in trouble...

when Jeb and Kasich are the smart ones

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 09:00 AM

26. I don't think so

 

I'll hold jeb accountable for his political views. I think if people wanted to hurt Jeb, they would bring up his brother, that is more concrete in the eyes of public perception.

I won't even really hold jeb bush accountable for the actions of his brother. Jeb bush in not George bush. If he defends his brother, thats one thing, but I'm fine holding George bush accountable for Georges actions, and Prescot accountable for Prescots actions.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:39 AM

10. I'm not

It's all about politics and asking him how he feels about undermining something his grandfather was a part of
Especially since its original name would make today's reichties more upset than the ones from 1940

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:51 PM

20. Absolutely. And eugenics was big in the state they them represented. This was also why Prescott

got in trouble supporting Hitler. How this family ended up with 2 presidents and possibly a 3rd is beyond me. I guess we forgot about history.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 01:25 PM

21. Perhaps, because of rather than in spite of.

It seems that it was no liability to have rubbed shoulders with the Germans after Hitler took power and as World War Two was ending. In addition to PBush, the Dulles Bros., other notable Wall Street lawyers and bankers with corporate clients thrived during the Cold War along with their corporate clients despite their trading with the enemy and close Fascist ties.

It seemed that the Cold War excused just about everyone and everything.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 07:25 AM

23. The Bushes and Rockefeller's fascination with eugenics also led to their....

..."fascination" with German National Socialism. You know, that whole master race bullshit.

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Response to Raster (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:35 AM

24. Of course, who capitalized the NSDAP and the rearming of Germany?

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:36 AM

8. Does this mean we're supposed to like Prescott or go side-eye on PP?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:37 AM

9. Neither

It means Jebbie should be asked about it

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:43 AM

12. What is the chance Loser Kelly will bring that up tonight?

 

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 09:45 AM

13. That would be worth watching

but my guess is, if it is brought up it will be Trump that will do it
I don't think he's suckered Bush yet

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 10:21 AM

14. email her the info. It will make things interesting

If she is supporting Jeb, she won't go near the question. If she is supporting somebody else, it could come up.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 10:28 AM

15. Are you kidding? I didn't even know PP was around in 1947.

The counseling center where I volunteered in the early 70's had a PP clinic upstairs once a week where one could get BC prescribed. I'd thought it was a contemporary development.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 11:13 AM

18. Birth control pills were a contemporary development

If that's what your referring to. PP wasn't founded on the Pill.

Although the FDA approved the first oral contraceptive in 1960, contraceptives were not available to married women in all states until Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 and were not available to unmarried women in all states until Eisenstadt v. Baird in 1972.

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:00 PM

19. Yep, there was a definite aura of "plain brown wrapper."

One of the big points we were supposed to stress when making referrals to the clinic was the anonymity. Aren't you glad our Republican masters would like to take us back to those halcyon days... and before.

-- Mal

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 10:41 AM

16. Do you have a link?

Not because I need proof. I just want something to share with all my Repuke friends! Thanks in advance.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 11:32 PM

27. Thank you!!!

n/t

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 12:00 AM

22. don't you mean Rubbers Bush

 

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 08:44 AM

25. Planned Parenthood has changed their emphasis over the years

A PP representative came and gave a talk while I was in college (57-61). She told us about planning our family size responsibly and detailed pre-pill birth control methods which we could use like prophylactics, rhythm method, vaginal spermicides, diaphragms, etc. No mention was made of abortion as a means of "family control" to be used.

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