Skip to comments.Byron York: Voters fret about economy, Dems focus on abortion
Posted on 08/24/2012 7:16:27 AM PDT by Random_User_250
"This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment," says former President Bill Clinton in a new ad released by the Obama campaign. Most voters would agree, at least if one believes countless polls that show the economy and jobs are the nation's top concern.
So why are Democrats planning to make their convention a celebration of abortion and gay marriage? The Obama campaign has given a new and prominent surrogate role to Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown law student and full-time lefty activist who achieved notoriety after Rush Limbaugh called her a bad name because of her energetic promotion of taxpayer-financed contraception.
This week, Fluke's role has been to attack Republicans over Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" statement. "Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tried to distance themselves from the remark," Fluke wrote in an Obama campaign email, "but the fact is they're in lockstep with Akin on the major women's health issues of our time."
Fluke is just one part of the Democrats' plan to target Akin and the GOP on abortion. The Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard writes that the Democratic convention is becoming an "anti-Akin affair," with party leaders lining up NARAL Pro-Choice America's Nancy Keenan, Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards, the actress Eva Longoria, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, in addition to Fluke, to highlight "women's issues" in Charlotte.
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I’m sure seniors have absolutely no problem with Obama stripping 700 billion from Medicare in order to give free contraception to promiscuous coeds.
They’re going to stay on this abortion strategy. They’ve got nothing else. The economy strategy won’t even work on their base. Fine, it’ll ruin them.
So now we see the Democrats want to push the abortion issue. They will have Sandra Fluke and others, such as the head of Planned Parenthood, speaking at the convention.
I think that the Todd Akin thing could backfire, as liberal comedians and serious politicians alike pile on. If they think that vast numbers will vote for Obama because Todd Akin said something stupid, they are very wrong.
Middle America is frustrated about a lot of things. People didn’t go en masse to Chick Fill A just because everyone suddenly had a craving for chicken sandwiches. Something else is happening in the country, below the radar of the liberals and the MSM.
The “D and C” convention.
Originally I thought they were going to focus on gay marriage at their convention which is no better. I think they added the Abortion after the Akin blunder.
Either way it’s not going to look good for them. Maybe they will split it up half for abortion and half for the homo movement.
Well it seems now their strategy is to run on abortion and Bill Clinton’s economy. Will voters fall for it?
Any LOGICAL position on abortion is absolute, it is ALWAYS or NEVER.
Abortion is a life or death issue and it CANNOT be finessed.
To say that you oppose abortion in all cases except in cases of rape, incest and life of the mother is SO dishonest because it is obviously a position came to not by PRINCIPLE but by POLITICAL CALCULATION.
Republicans can ONLY win on this issue with an honest position not a position like Mittens which attempts to cut the baby in half.
I unlike most on this forum like Giuliani because I see him as an HONEST POPULIST but he is reviled on this forum because of his positions on abortion and sodomists.
I think Rudy and Mittens have the same position, but Rudy is honest and Mittens is dishonest and Mittens is pretending that he opposes abortion with exceptions.
Conservatives biggest problem is that they like to be lied to when it comes the social issues.
Abortion CANNOT be finessed by political calculation and anyone who tries to have this issue both ways will likely lose.
Obama is the real extremist on abortion, but the media has buried that fact
The GOP should fight back on this issue instead of cowering in the corner about it.
They are trying to squeeze every last vote, dollar, and volunteer hour of the radical base, thus the never ending race, class, gender, warfare. Maybe the plan is to tone it down a bit after the convention.
Dems might want to be careful what they wish for. Romney/Ryan’s position on abortion is a whole lot closer to the mainstream of American voters then the extremist abortion on demand even after birth of the Obama/Biden campaign.
But, in order for Republicans to convince voters that such a claim is an outright fantasy, they must expose the fraudulent and tyrannnical, but appealing, ideology so well understood and hidden in the semantics of Obama's "I'll take care of you" message and the chattering class of so-called "progressives" who rave about him.
Romney and Ryan must do a rapid job of educating voters about America's founding principles which, understood today, would expose, rebut, rebuke, and avoid the tyranny of any "class warfare" or "redistribution" ideas which tyrants might use to enslave individuals.
For instance, on the "taxing the rich" meme, Democrats, under Obama, acknowledge the taxing power as useful for restraining motivation toward what they deem to be undesirable behavior.
On the other hand, they deny the certain fact that "taking," or taxing productive citizens also discourages and restrains motivation, innovation, creativity, productivity wealth creation, jobs, and plenty.
They now have endangered the liberty of millions yet unborn with their illogical arguments on behalf of "taking" and "redistributing" the earnings of hard-working Americans. They claim they are "taking care" of those who elected them. Their "taking care" amounts to enslaving every citizen, born and unborn, for generations to come.
Their claims would fall on deaf ears, if most citizens understood their Constitution's limits on the powers of government. Here what some of the Founders said about the policies of today's "progressive" Democrats.
"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39
"I deem [this one of] the essential principles of our government and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration:... The honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:322
"I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23
"[With the decline of society] begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia [war of all against all], which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:40
"Is it now high time for the people of this country to explicitly declare whether they will be free men or slaves. It is an important question which ought to be decided. It concerns more than anything in this life. The salvation of our souls is interested in this event. For wherever tyranny is established, immorality of every kind comes in like a torrent, it is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. - Samuel Adams
The utopian schemes of leveling and a community of goods, are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the crown. These ideas are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government unconstitutional. - Samuel Adams
Voters in November 2012 must, somehow, "conserve" these ideas on behalf of future generations, if liberty is to survive, and their candidates must use the next few weeks to speak as clearly and concisely as did the wise leaders quoted above!
Shame on you, Mr. Clinton, for using your voice to mislead "the People." We need former Presidents who, like Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and all the other Founders will warn citizens of the dangers of allowing their representatives in government to "take" (tax), spend, and reduce a once-free people to the "wretchedness and oppression" common throughout all the world.
This weekend I watched a documentary on Netflix about the Berlin wall. In the early/mid 80s the gdr regime loosened the restriction on meeting in churches , and people started meeting and talking openly against oppression and realizing they were not alone. So people would gather by the thousands at these churches. And a ground swell began. It reminded me of the chick-fil-a day. People realized they were not alone. I believe we have our own gathering storm and the libs have no idea what is about to hit
Although abortion is nothing to joke about, that was pretty funny.