Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Pro-Life = War of Terror?
After Arlen Specter's "Extreme Makeover: Senate Edition" attitude adjustment, he toned down his rhetoric to the point of saying he would be more than happy to approve all Bush court nominations, even those who would support overturning Roe vs. Wade.
Good boy, Arlen. Here's your treat, fella, fetch!
While that was a nice gesture on the part of Arlen, the Senate GOP leadership knows better than to leave him to his own devices. In post-election committee reshuffling, two fresh GOP senators are being placed on the Senate Judiciary Committee, while two existing GOP members from the committee are being assigned elsewhere.
The new committee members are unabashedly pro-life. I found the following summary in the Liberal Washington Post rather entertaining. Note the wording applied to the various viewpoints on abortion:
Antiabortion groups hailed yesterday's appointments, while advocates of keeping abortion legal expressed dismay. "The color code for potential threats to the Constitution just went from orange to red," said Ralph G. Neas of People for the American Way. "It's hard to believe the Judiciary Committee could go any farther to the right, but it just did."So, according to the Post, those crazy, zealot, "antiabortion" people think the appointments are good. However, the "advocates of keeping abortion legal," legal scholars and social supremists that they are, find fault with the appointments.
Let's rephrase that first sentence:
"Advocates for the protection of innocent, unborn babies conceived through consensual sexual relations hailed yesterday's appointments, while pro-abortion zealots lacking souls expressed dismay."That's better. Now, let's take a closer look at the rest of the quote:
"The color code for potential threats to the Constitution just went from orange to red," said Ralph G. Neas of People for the American Way.Did you catch this reference? Ralph has likened the pro-life emphasis of the Judiciary Committee to a terrorist attack. That's not the only disturbing comparison made by the Left:
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said: "It appears the far right is massing troops on the border of Roe v. Wade."Massing troops? Indeed, wars are fought to protect life and liberty. In this case, the GOP is massing troops to protect the life and liberty of unborn, innocent children conceived through consensual sexual relations.
The title of the above article is, "Two Opponents of Abortion Are Tapped for Senate Judiciary Panel: Democrats Question Effect on Supreme Court Nominations".
Let me answer the question for the Democrats: It will have an effect on Supreme Court Nominations. And if you guys ever want to win another national election, you might consider aligning your views with those of the Average American.
With that I return to my capitalist endeavors.