Could Planned Parenthood have been targeted by Republicans for defunding because of the White House? Not the policies that come from the White House but the man sitting in the oval office.
Remember ACORN, it was targeted because Obama and his campaign worked with the organization. ACORN helped low income people, you know “the poor”. The poor is also interchangeable with black people and minorities and people on food stamps and people from the ghetto and illegals. The poor are viewed as parasites feeding off government handouts.
ACORN helped them gain access to services and register to vote and they were very effective at registering voters. Remember how quickly it all happened, approximately one year after Obama taking the Oath of Office, ACORN was defunct. Republicans attacked it and Democrats abandoned it.