Howard Dean’s Abortion Subterfuge
Boy, with great ideas like this one, Howard Dean is guaranteed to take the Democrats straight to the top!
“The new chairman of the US Democratic Party, Howard Dean, cautioned his party members to avoid using the term “pro-choice” when referring to themselves, in order not to alienate potential conservative voters.
Dean, making the comments Thursday at the Democratic National Committee meeting, said, “I don’t think we should use ‘pro-choice’,” because it brands Democrats as too pro-abortion, according to a New York Post report.”
I’m not sure which is more obnoxious, the idea that Democrats should hide what they believe from the voters or that Howard Dean thinks anyone is dumb enough to actually buy the idea that the Dems aren’t pro-abortion. Consider that,
— The Dems last candidate for President, John Kerry, received a a 100% rating on his voting record from pro-abortion groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
— Fear that conservative judges will strike down Roe V. Wade is often cited by Democrats as a reason to oppose Bush’s judges.
— One of Howard Dean’s competitors for the DNC Chairmanship, Tim Roemer, by his own account, faced “vigorous and unrelenting” “(o)pposition to (his) candidacy” because he was pro-life.
— A large majority of liberals strongly support just about any legislation that makes abortions easier to obtain and rabidly oppose any bill that makes it tougher to get an abortion. Heck, Democrats even voted against a ban on partial birth abortion almost 2 to 1 in the Senate.
But, if Democrats just don’t say the words “pro-choice,” nobody will figure it out, right Howard?
Come to think of it, a better question is: if Democrats are overwhelmingly pro-abortion, and anyone who follows politics knows that they are, isn’t it dishonest to try to hide that from the voters? Let me answer my own question: Yes, it is…
*** Update #1 ***: From the comments section =D
“It’s almost as if he’s admitting that the Democrat Party’s primary problem is that people are accurately perceiving their true nature.” — Christopher_Taylor
I love that. I wish I’d said it…