Planned Parenthood just delivered Carly Fiorina's failed presidential campaign the best send-off ever

Sorry Carly, "it turns out you can’t flat-out lie to the American people"

By Sophia Tesfaye
February 12, 2016 3:53AM (UTC)
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Carly Fiorina's presidential ambitions failed to launch. After disappointing bottom tier finishes in both the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, the former HP executive finds herself as just another also-ran this week.

Fiorina announced the end of her campaign on Wednesday, and her campaign's biggest target (aside from Hillary Clinton), Planned Parenthood, greeted the news with a perfect send-off tweet that encapsulates what we are all feeling:


“Everyone would like you to believe that Planned Parenthood is about women’s health,” Fiorina said last month, continuing her disingenuous crusade to propagate the Planned Parenthood hoax videos. “You see, Planned Parenthood is a political operation."

“In a President Fiorina budget, there will not be a dime of funding for Planned Parenthood, but there will be plenty for women’s health,” she told voters in New Hampshire. “So I hope all of you who are here know that there has not been a more outspoken advocate for life and against Planned Parenthood than Carly Fiorina.”

Despite a short-lived bump, brought on by her blatant lies during a GOP presidential debate last fall during which she claimed to have seen "a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain," Fiorina's campaign never seemed to gain traction in the crowded Republican field.


Of course, Planned Parenthood wasn't the only group to get in on the Fiorina mockery:

Christie and Fiorina Pull Out of Republican Race

Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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