Once again the GOP may try to defund Planned Parenthood by tacking language into a spending bill. Let’s see, the last time they tried this was 2011. So now, all recovered from that attempt at political suicide in the year before a presidential election, here they go again. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/government-shut-down-planned-parenthood-120787.html As usual, the charmless Cruz says he’s willing to shut down government over it. Meanwhile the Dems are saying no way. Nor will the WH sign it. McConnell must be getting really tired of working around Cruz. Marco Rubio has declined to comment. He sure is trying to thread the needle during the primary season. He and Bush both have the same approach, i.e. let the crazies fill up the quote banks. Smile, shake hands, make fundraising dates. Meanwhile as the piece in Politico sums it up for the Democrats: “I’m not going to tell you that there’s logic to what the Republicans” are doing, said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). Asked to respond to Republicans’ attempt to force Democrats to defund Planned Parenthood by linking it with a spending bill, she replied: “Not on my watch.” These guys should all be on vacation; a month without mischief would be nice.