Here's the copy from an e-mail I received from them (not sure how I'm on the mailing list) regarding the recent right-wing push to block Kathleen Sebelius (the baby-killing, Planned Parenthood-worshiping dragon lady that she is) from being promoted to Director of Health and Human Services. Being one of those "crazy right-wingers" who sent letters to my Congressmen urging them to not elect her, I was not surprised to find SEIU's position on the matter to be, well, liberal hypocritical spin.
Check it out. By the way, the italics and bold here are theirs, not mine:
Remember when Republicans tried to block Hilda Solis?
Well, they're at it again. It began when a Republican committee member put a last-minute "hold" on the confirmation of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to be our next Health and Human Services Secretary. And now, while Sebelius awaits a final vote in the Senate, extremist outside groups are demanding that Senators block her confirmation.
The HHS oversees everything from protecting our nation's food supply to funding hospitals and immunization programs. It's also a key agency in fixing health care. But right now, a George Bush-appointed accountant is running Health and Human Services. (You don't have to be an expert in the Bush administration to know that this is bad news.)
Opponents of health care reform would like nothing more than to see the HHS Secretary's office remain empty. Ever since President Obama's inauguration, they've done nothing but offer blanket opposition to his agenda-many boasting a 100% filibuster record this Congress.Unfortunately, we know this is just the beginning. Those invested in the status quo will do whatever it takes to see that health care reform fails."
Now, it seems to me there's a MAJOR conflict of interest in appointing a pro-abortion rights lobbyist to a position that would oversee, amongst other things, the reproductive choices for thousands of women. It seems so obvious it's laughable. Gee, I wonder if someone who threw a party for a pro-abortion doctor in her home state, which was co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood, has any stake in pushing abortion over family planning and adoption efforts?
Nah. I'm just imagining things. I will now go back to my fantasy land. La la la la la!