Thursday, November 01, 2007

The best reason I've heard so far to support Ron Paul, the ass-clown

Yesterday I was listening to Sean Hannity's show when Bill Bennett came on as a guest. Both Hannity and Bennett are Roman Catholics who have made their opposition to abortion very clear in the past. However the likely prospect of ardently pro-choice Rudolph Giuliani gaining the Republican nomination had them both backpeddling as fast as they could.

The two hypocrites vied with one another to see who could blow off the issue the fastest.

This is not an isolated phenomena on the right either. On his blog Michael Medved posted an entry called Abortion's shades of gray where he said this:

Candidates and voters should properly answer two questions about abortion:

* Are you pro-abortion or anti-abortion?

* Are you pro-choice or anti-choice?

On this matrix, all the Democrats would count as both pro-choice and pro-abortion: They consider "a woman's right to choose" a sacred guarantee in the Constitution, they work closely with strident "abortion rights" organizations, and at the last Democratic Convention hundreds of participants wore T-shirts declaring their pride in their own past abortions.

Most important, Clinton and her colleagues may decry abortions as a "tragedy," but they still favor the use of taxpayer money to pay for the procedure. In other words, they not only back government sanction for abortion, but also (unlike Giuliani) government sponsorship.

On the other hand, nearly all the Republican candidates are both anti-abortion and anti-choice: They not only characterize abortion as immoral, but they also want legal bans on the procedure except in special circumstances, such as threats to the life of the mother.

Among the major candidates, only Giuliani stands in the middle: identifying a position that is, in fact, simultaneously anti-abortion and pro-choice. He backs policies designed to discourage or even sharply limit abortion, and he opposes the use of public money for abortions, while leaving final decisions to women and their doctors in most circumstances.

Bill and Hillary Clinton both say that they regard a woman's decision to obtain an abortion as tragic. Most elected Democrats since Roe v Wade have said that they want abortion to be "safe, legal and rare". Pro-life people have always said that position was, pardon the vulgarism, bull shit. You either believe that an abortion kills an innocent human being or you don't. Pro-choice/pro-abortion is a distinction without a difference.

Religious conservatives like practicing Catholics Bennett and Hannity and observent Jew Medved used to understand this. The truth is they still do but now there is a pro-abortion presidential candidate to protect.

It would seem that support for the unborn runs a mile wide but only an inch deep in some conservatives. Because - they say - the war on terror is the "real" issue. That is what we need to base our vote upon.

This is what makes me (almost) wish for the Ass-Clown to win the Republican nomination. It would be so much fun to watch these same Republicans (I will no longer call them conservatives) have to flip-flop back and explain why we must elect the pro-life but anti-war Republican over Hillary, who says that we need to keep troops in Afghanistan and even some in Iraq in order to fight al Qaeda but supports partial birth abortion.

Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.