It’s the economy stupid. That is what one very successful Democrat President once reminded people. He was the same Democrat President who worked with Newt Gingrich to enact the welfare reform Obama gutted and who helped bring about economic growth and a semi-balanced budget. By the way, he is also the President who backed off of Hillary care, enacted the Defense of Marriage Act, and at least gave lip service to making abortion “rare”. But I don’t think Obama is taking advice from Clinton these days.
Obama and the Democrats can’t run on the economy this time around. They are the ones who promised to fix it and made it worse. When Bush left office unemployment was below 8% and the debt was just under $500 billion. Democrats don’t even pretend to have the ability to get things back to as good as they were during the Bush years. We are in the “new normal”, which basically means Obama can’t fix it so let’s talk about something else.
Democrats have already alienated many of their voters by making sure changing the definition of marriage was an official party plank. Now they are working to alienate the third of Democrats who are pro-life by making sure they hold to a strictly pro-abortion stance as well. The platform will not include proposed language from pro-life Democrats that would indicate acceptance in the party of differing viewpoints or a desire to find common ground solutions to reducing unwanted pregnancies.
Part of the reason Democrats are pushing for such a pro-abortion platform, that includes taxpayer funded abortion, is that the Democrat President Barack Obama once supported an act that allows for killing babies after they are born if the mother intended abortion, and Nancy Keenan of Naral is on the committee writing the plank. By the way, if you think what Todd Akin said was controversial, try this one on for size:
“I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” – Barack Obama
Punished with a baby? Human life is a punishment? Or how about Barbara Boxer saying that Republicans hate their “moms and first wives”?
The DNC plank that requires pro-life Republicans to continue to pay for abortion and to expand their coverage to Americans (we already pay for abortion overseas) is not popular in a pro-life nation.
Democrats are up against a wall. Obama took away the economy so they can’t run on that. Their lies about Bain Capital and Romney’s taxes have been exposed or are irrelevant, so they can’t run on that. Can Democrats win running on government redefinition of marriage and taxpayer funded abortions of convenience? I think the polls will send them in another direction real fast. The country doesn’t agree with Todd Akin. But they sure don’t agree with Keenan and Obama either.
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