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And so, like a good but weak soldier, Komen has essentially destroyed itself: hardline leftists will never forgive it; hardline rightists will never trust it. But feel a little sorry for Komen. They were trying to do the better thing, and they got mauled for it. They’re not cowards, they just weren’t strong. Not everyone can face the lions, especially if they’re being pounced on in their first steps.

In this, however, Komen has helped put panache on institutional bullying; it’s demonstrated that the one-two punch of the press and a mere calling out from DC is enough to buckle the knees. The press and the Democrats have made an example of Komen — with Komen’s permission: this is what we will do to you, if you dare step out of line.

– The Anchoress.  Read the rest.


  1. ron chandonia says:

    I think we will be seeing a similar “Take No Prisoners” approach on a number of other issues as we draw nearer to election time. These people have made it clear to all that they do not play. (Got that message, bishops?)

    But I await the response from Komen’s defenders, particularly the group’s Catholic defenders, the ones who were no doubt disappointed by the defunding decision. I’m sure we’ll be taken on a journey into Alternate Reality once again. Guess I’ll just keep an eye on the Commonweal blogsite.

  2. Of course I’m just a little guy, working at my little job, and understanding my little life. But I don’t understand what Komen had to loose by standing their ground. What’s the bottom line here?

  3. I wrote this over at Anchoress’s blog to this. Since there seems to be a different base between the blogs, I’ll rewrite it here:

    I had a feeling this would eventually happen (their decision was contigent on PP undergoing an investigation and that wouldn’t last forever) but I didn’t think this fast. Yes, obviously political pressure is being applied to Komen. If Catholics give Obama their vote, it’s like we’re saying that we are doormats and we don’t mind. It’s imperative of all Catholics, no matter what their political sympathies, to not vote for him in November. If you can’t bring yourself to vote Republican, then vote third party. But Catholics need to show their disatisfaction.

  4. Madame Catholic Pelosi has already added her two cents:

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the Susan G. Komen foundation’s retreat from its decision to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood is a victory for women’s health.
    “We certainly will be able to support them as we have in the past,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. But the extent of the public backlash, she added, is “a question of what other people in the country think about it.”
    “It was an unfortunate situation but it was dealt with in a short period of time, [and] I commend the Susan G. Komen foundation for seeing the light on this,” Pelosi added. “[It] just goes to show you, when women speak out, women win. Women’s health has a big

  5. This was a mess from day one. Pro-Life groups issued press releases saying the Komen had honored their request not to fund PP while Komen could not come up with a sane reason why they were doing it. It is not suprising they caved when they never had a real answer as to why they wre doing what they were doing.

  6. deacon john m. bresnahan says:

    All that voting for a third party will do is guarantee continuation of what is more and more appearing to be a tyrannical anti-Catholic, anti-Christian Administration. An administration that tramples on both religious consciences and religious institutions that won’t burn incense toward Washington, won’t lick boots they are ordered to, won’t kiss the ring of those in power.

  7. Also sounds like the administration that was in power 2001-2009

  8. Ridiculous. GWB probably had the most pro-religious administration in modern history.


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