Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter on superhero abortion doctors and the need for more babies

I'm trying to focus on an oral argument tomorrow, but this was too good to keep to myself.

Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter (R - Burnsville) recently opined about the new restrictions on abortion created by HB 1390, which was designed to close Mississippi's only abortion clinic.  There's some real gems in the video posted below (thanks, Alcorn County GOP, for composing this video and posting it to YouTube).

First, this, beginning at the 41 second mark:
These doctors, y'all, I learned alot about this this session. Three doctors perform abortions in the State of Mississippi. They fly in from Birmingham, they wear a mask to the clinic in their cars so nobody can see 'em, they go in the back door of the parking garage.... (The Alcorn County GOP edited something out here)
Apparently, what Rep. Carpenter learned is that Batman is performing the abortions in Mississippi.  Actually, Rep. Carpenter, if they wear masks, it's because folks like the ones you're speaking to in that room have been known to loose their minds and kill doctors who provide abortions.

And then this, at the 1:27 mark:
And of course, there you have the other side, they're like, "Well, the poor pitiful women that can't afford to go out of state are just going to start doing their own with coat hangers." That's what we heard over, and over, and over, but hey, you have to have more babies and you have to start somewhere and that's what we decided to do when this bill came along.
Yeah, screw those poor women.  Who cares about them anyway?  And we "have to have more babies"?!? Why? So you can continue to ignore the poor ones?

Here's the illustrious video:


James said...

"it's because folks like the ones you're speaking to in that room have been known to loose their minds and kill doctors who provide abortions."

Comeon, CM, don't you think that's just a little over the top - EVEN for you? The folks at the Alcorn County GOP meeting are likely to kill doctors? Just because it is Alcorn County (home of Sheriff Bufford Pusser, who may have killed a bootlegger or two up that way) or just because it is a REPUBLICAN function - accusing them of killing doctors is a little much.

Maybe you thought it was in Leflore County - where some people might team up with doctors to kill lawyers. Now that's an idea! And might could find a piece of a lawyer/blogger to come defend oneself then.

Cottonmouth said...

LIKE the ones, James, not THE ones. Sorry your hero made a fool of himself.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

"You have to have more babies" does this clueless idiot even realize that Mississippi has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the NATION!