Skip to comments.When even the media thinks the Democratic Convention is an Ďabortion-palooza,í you know itís bad
Posted on 09/08/2012 6:22:55 AM PDT by NYer
When even liberals and the mainstream media think the Democratic National Convention has turned into an abortion-palooza, it must really be blatant.
Apparently even ideologically aligned reporters have their breaking point on abortion promotion. To wit
Pro-abortion New York Times columnist David Brooks, after Day 1:
The one cavil I will have is this speech has [it] reinforces something weve heard all night, which was how much the crowd goes crazy and how passionate they are about abortion and gay marriage and the social issues. And tonight has been about that.
And to me it should have been a lot more about economics, growth, and debt. And that better be the job of day two and day three because they did not do it here.
How crazy was the crowd for abortion?
Pretty sick. More from NBC News:
[P]erhaps the most surprising part of last night was that it had more talk about abortion rights than in any Democratic convention since 1992, the first of many self-described Year of the Woman campaign years .
Its clear Democrats and the Obama campaign were sending the not-so-subtle message that they believe the secret formula to capitalizing on the gender gap: talk about womens rights and womens choices. But that strategy also carries the potential risk of alienating Democratic voters who might oppose abortion rights.
And from the Washington Posts Melinda Henneberger:
I have NEVER heard this much about abortion as in that hall last night, even if you throw in every homily of my life. Every other event is sponsored by [Planned Parenthood] or EMILYs List. Then I moderated a panel for the outnumbered but undaunted pro-life [Democrats], where the panelists were asked by Salon whats not to love about abortefacients and by Red State how come they like the infanticide president so much. America is evenly divided on this issue, but are ANY swing voters watching speech after convention speech?
And an op ed posted at CNN:
But the constant reference to abortion rights Tuesday night was at risk of coming off too strong. Abortion is a complex, painful issue that touches upon faith, gender and class.
It is not a matter that lends itself well to electioneering. More importantly, theres a danger that in pushing the war on women, Obama may seem distracted from the real challenges facing America. Jobs, debt and health care are what matter most to voters in 2012. Its still the economy, Mr. President.
That was just Day 1. On to Day 2, when the DNC aportion-palooza featured Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and Georgetown birth control beggar Sandra Fluke. From ABC News:
Its impossible to understate the prominence that womens issues, in particular abortion rights, has played on the convention stage over the last two days.
Tonight Ill be surprised if abortion gets much of a mention. Democrat movers and shakers read the papers, too. If abortion is mentioned, it will likely be in code, reproductive choice, or reproductive healthcare, etc.
I think what were seeing is a perfect storm.
Democrats recognize abortion is no longer a winning issue, so they have panicked and are overreaching. If they say nothing, they lose. If they say only as much as theyve ever said, they lose. So they must say more.
In addition, so many pro-life Democrats have been weeded out of the Party, thanks to the political ramifications of Obamacare, there is no voice of temperance left to stop abortion proponents from pushing their agenda full throttle.
The consequences of the abortion push so far? According to Reuters this afternoon:
So far, U.S. President Barack Obama has not received much of a bounce yet in popular support from the Democratic National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.
The latest daily tracking poll found Republican Mitt Romney still clinging to a narrow lead of 45% to Obamas 44% among likely voters. Romney had led by 46% to 44% in Wednesdays poll.
Were not seeing a sort of glimmer, at this point, of a bump, said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark .
I do think we probably will see a small bump still . I think it will be very modest, Clark said.
And then what do abortion proponents do? Polls were showing before the convention the war on women meme wasnt helping Obama among women, it was, and, in fact, was hurting him.
Will they keep trying?
UPDATE 9/7, 7a: Further thoughts on the perfect storm
There are also those liberals who honestly fear they are going to lose the right to abort and that Republicans are going to ban contraception, and who honestly believe Romney is out to get rid of Planned Parenthood (when he meant defund).
Then there is Planned Parenthood, which has embedded itself into the upper echelons of the Democrat Party, and which was motivated to push abortion at the DNC simply by greed. Obama has literally become the gatekeeper of taxpayer funding to PP and has plans through Obamacare to open the gate wider. We can be sure PP helped plan the DNC. As The Hill reported yesterday, Abortion-rights groups have played a prominent role in the Democratic convention.
At least we know their plan for economic recovery now. They want to kill all the poor babies and then only rich babies will be born. Rich babies grow up to be rich adults, and then we can tax them to death!
It’s so simple. I hear that they’ve changed their party motto from “Work makes you free” to “Abortion makes you free”.
Abortion is the fulcrum issue for liberals that they use to leverage all the other things that they do to enhance their power. By keeping people scared that they would lose their abortion rights, the can keep them voting Democrat, which allows the Dems to continue to expand the nanny state.
But, make no mistake about this, the demographic that benefits the most from both legal abortion and subsidized birth control is young single men looking to score with no responsibility.
Baby murdering sodomites unite!
Lol. When did the Dems get the idea that the task of government is to legislate our health and our bodies and pregnancies? They’re so busy hyperventilating over “legitimate” rape and abortion and free condoms that they have completely lost sight of the big picture, and the actual role of government. Thank you, Sandra Fluk.
I have for years said that to the hard-core Dems, abortion is a religious sacrament. My message was dismissed or ignored. I hope the message is now getting through. From the Dem party’s point of view, someone who has had an abortion needs lifelong absolution and validation. She is always going to be a loyal, even fanatical supporter lest she might have to face the feeling she did something wrong. The more abortions, the more there are fanatical party loyalists.
Celebration of abortion and sodomy.
Rejection of God.
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I think the tide is turning.
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The tide is turning.
“DNC Convention 2012”
“Celebration of abortion and sodomy.”
“Rejection of God.”
That about sums it up nicely.
What could possibly go wrong?
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