Now it’s payback time.
Via Washington Secrets:
Planned Parenthood, whose federal funding was threatened by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is taking credit for President Obama’s reelection by keeping independent women scared long enough about Romney’s agenda for Obama to win them over.
Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, on Wednesday said that the women’s health group, starting in June, focused on keeping the minds of independent women open to voting for Obama by warning how Romney would rob them of birth control and abortion. That, she said, gave the president enough time to convince women that the economy was getting better and that he was leading the recovery.
Ignoring women who had already decided how to vote, Laguens told an Emily’s List post-election analysis panel that “there was a whole group [of women] that, what it looked like we could do, is expand the amount of time they were willing to give the president and the economy to recover. So we could kind of hold them in ‘undecided’ by, in particularly in the presidency, by making Mitt Romney questionable in their mind on our set of issues.”