- Aug 21, 2007
Anti-choice? Okay. We'll call you guys pro-infanticide. And you guys aren't disavowing your pro-infanticide beliefs either.(CNN) -- This election is about the economy -- not social issues or other distractions.
At least, that's the mantra we've consistently heard from conservative candidates this election cycle. We heard the same thing during the "tea party election" of 2010.
But it's an odd insistence from an overwhelmingly social conservative Republican party. Because keep in mind, they're not disavowing anti-choice beliefs on abortion or opposition to gay rights or any other deeply held hot-button issues. They just don't want to discuss them loudly in an election year.
Good work. The work of death is not easily suspended.In 2011, 24 states passed a record 92 restrictions on abortion, including mandatory ultrasound legislation, waiting periods, insurance restrictions, and abortion bans after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The pace continued in 2012.
It seems to me that leftists have little problem with the right until the right actually starts getting its agenda passed. Then suddenly they are extreme.Likewise, when Republicans took control of the North Carolina state legislature, one of the first referendums they put on the ballot was a bid to ban same-sex marriages. It passed handily. In Iowa, three judges who ruled same-sex marriage was constitutional found themselves kicked out of office in 2010, and another of those judges is being targeted this election cycle, with former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal adding their voices to the effort.
Choose between the democrats' morality or the republicans', because you're getting one of them.Exactly right. This is why I don't trust the GOP to not start legislating their morality when they're in the majority.