A Fifth Avenue shooting

Donald Trump said last week that he wouldn't lose any votes even if he shot somebody in broad daylight on New York's FIfth Avenue.

Well, he's just done something nearly as dangerous: he's publicly defended Planned Parenthood with the Iowa Caucuses less than a week away, calling down upon himself the ire of the Susan B. Anthony List and pro-life groups generally.

Now, before I say anything else, let me acknowledge an uncharacteristically nuanced statement by the Trumpmeister. He differentiated between the work PP does in the area of abortion and what it does in providing birth control help and other legitimate services to women There's only one thing wrong with his reasoning: any funding, Federal or otherwise, that helps support PP's other work makes money available for it to spend on abortion.

Is this a "Fifth Avenue shooting?" Frankly, I'd be surprised if it caused a single Trump voter to bat an eyelash. Voting for Trump has nothing to do with logic or reason, and you can't reason somebody out of something they were never reasoned into in the first place.

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