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Howard Dean would not allow pro-cancer Cliff Stearns to run unopposed

Posted by Charles II on February 4, 2012

In all the celebration over the Susan G. Komen Foundation flinching in the face of public disapproval, the real perpetrator behind this is going about the attack on Planned Parenthood and breast cancer screening almost unnoticed.

His name is Cliff Stearns. He represents, to that district’s shame, Florida 6.

And he is running unopposed.

My DK diary here.

2 Responses to “Howard Dean would not allow pro-cancer Cliff Stearns to run unopposed”

  1. Here’s why people should oppose Stearns — it was his bogus “congressional investigation” that gave his fellow Republicans at SGK the pretext they needed to defund Planned Parenthood:

    When the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced it would be end its relationship Planned Parenthood, it pointed to an investigation into the group launched by Rep. Cliff Stearns, chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The Florida Republican has a relatively low profile on the national stage, despite serving in Congress for more than two decades. That’s all changing now. While many expected Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to be a major thorn in Democrats’ and President Obama’s side, Stearns — long a quiet but persistent crusader for his chosen causes — has in fact been a bigger mover and shaker, and he now finds himself at [the center of] two of the biggest controversies in Washington.

    Makes me wonder if he’d been planning this from the start and had colluded with Ari Fleischer and his fellow Republicans at SGK to do this.

    • Charles II said

      It certainly does begin to look like an effort from the highest levels of the GOP.

      This is why I believe that focusing on Cliff Stearns is so important. If a challenger for his district could be found, it might well force him to back off from attacking PP. A commenter on DK said it reminded him of Chris Rock’s movie, Head of State, where the campaign slogan is “Is Mays Gilliam for cancer or against cancer?”

      I’d love to see Cliff Stearns have to face that campaign ad.

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