Hey, don’t take my word for it. Take his:
Evidently when Dr. Paul practiced medicine, he just roamed the halls and entered operating rooms, uninvited. Just checking things out. So in one room, they were performing a late term abortion using some method that allowed the baby to be born alive. They put the breathing, crying baby in a bucket in the corner and proceeded to ignore it, waiting for it to die. Dr. Paul evidently shrugged and moved on to another operating room, where a large crew of doctors was desperately trying to save a wanted, premature baby.
I don’t really believe he calmly watched hospital staff put a baby in a bucket to die and did nothing. Though if that were true, what kind of man is he? That’s horrible. More so considering that he is claiming to be pro-life not just now, but then too. I assure you, there is no law, no custom, no hospital policy, no peer pressure from other hospital staff, no reasoning or argument that could entice me to walk past a dying baby and do nothing to try to save it. At the very least, I would take it from the bucket, wrap it up and try to comfort it while it died. How could any feeling person do less?
But does anyone believe that’s what really happened? I believe Paul – at best – twisted the truth here. Maybe he conflated some stories that actually happened to him or to others, or else maybe he invented it outright. Either he’s telling the truth and did something genuinely horrible (and isn’t bright enough to realize what he just admitted), or else he’s lying.
Evidently it’s okay to tell even obvious lies, easily easily catchable lies, in politics now. Obama was caught just last week brazenly lying about a teacher. The media collectively shrugged; everyone moved on. The #ows protesters were caught pulling a Pallywood – staging an event for the cameras. The odds that they’ll get away with it are pretty high, even with the efforts of some meddling bloggers.
As for Ron Paul – nothing is going to convince his die-hard supporters that he’s as cynical and dishonest as the rest of his colleagues. But to the rest of us, this campaign spot is a new low.