Obama Still Does not Support the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act”

September 24, 2008

I know that the issues that seem to be driving both the Obama and McCain campaigns right now are mostly economic related. The instability of the world markets, bail-outs that could potentially carry a price tag pushing a trillion dollars, and the question of what to do to prevent something like this from happening again.

With economic issues taking center stage many social issues seem to have been pushed to the back burner. In my opinion, the issue of abortion is one that should stay front and center. I think it is Obama’s stand on this issue that disturbs me the most about him. His failure to support a bill that would grant infants who survive abortions medical care and basic human rights is frightening and disturbing. His politically expedient answer at the Saddleback forum where he said issues of life are “above my paygrade.” Where do you draw the line, Sen. Obama? If a living, breathing infant is not worthy of basic human rights, where do we draw the line about when a person becomes worthy? Have we really become so hardened as to ignore the cries of a living baby all in the name of freedom of choice? What kind of freedom is that?

It is a very sad statement about our society that we have become so selfish that we would murder in the name of of convenience. That is why issues of life will always be on center stage for me when I choose a candidate, and that should also be the case for the rest of America.

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Sarah Palin Interviewed on Hannity and Colmes

September 18, 2008

Here is the video from Gov. Palin’s interview with Sean Hannity. The final portion of that interview will air on the program this evening.


Gianna Jessen on Hannity & Colmes

September 16, 2008

I am not a Hannity and Colmes fan. I don’t like any of the “talking heads” shows that yell at each other, and pit “right” and “left” against one another. With that said, check out a clip from last night’s show (Monday): it’s a brief visit with Gianna Jessen. I read Gianna’s story as a young teenager, and between it and the Atonement Child, I have never thought about different position on abortion: there isn’t another one to be had. Gianna is an amazing young woman and a huge part of the pro-life movement. How can anyone look at her, and still believe that abortion is killing tissue and that knowing her medical history (she has cerebral palsy–as a result of her botched abortion), that abortion isn’t painful or harmful. She’s right: “if abortion is about ‘women’s rights’ … what were mine?” Please watch.

Oh, and I just found this, in looking for a link to the TV ad that prompted Gianna’s interview. The news media can’t even get her story right, because getting it right means that they have to face the truth. Why can’t people wake up to the reality of what abortion really is? I know we’re facing serious problems with the economy, with health care, with our tax system, with foreign policy, with spending, but what about the least of these? Those who can’t even protect themselves? Gianna’s story shouldn’t sit easy with anyone on the fence on abortion. Please, at least look into her story, before you write it all off as another part of the crazy right-wingers.


Interview with Sarah

September 16, 2008

Here’s a two-part radio interview with Sarah Palin yesterday (Sept. 15) and also brief section with “the First Dude”. Discussed: Rumors, the non-book banning issue, and a FANTASTIC section on energy policy — she knows her stuff, and yet comes across so down to earth.

Check it out yourself. Part One. Part Two.


Sarah Palin = Pontius Pilate; Barack Obama = Jesus

September 12, 2008

This takes the cake as one of the most ridiculous things to come out of this election cycle. I am sure Rep. Cohen is kicking himself for this one and also for not combing his hair when he woke up.


Hillary Clinton for President: 2012

April 30, 2008

This is an interesting opinion piece from Fox (Dick Morris and Eileen McGann) that opines about why Hillary has stayed in the race despite the math that seems stacked against her. The article also has an interesting comparison between her dogged determination to stay in the race and Mike Huckabee’s hanging in the race until McCain had the nomination sewn up. (link)

FOXNews.com

Is Hillary Preparing to Run in 2012?

Friday , April 25, 2008

By Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

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Obama among elected delegates? No way. The math is dead against her and she’s a realist. Even after Pennsylvania, Obama still leads by more than 140 in elected delegates. They’ll likely break even in Indiana and he’ll win North Carolina where one third of the vote is African-American. After that? If she wins Kentucky, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico by 15 points and they break about even in Guam, North Dakota, Montana, and Oregon, she’ll still trail him by at least 130 votes among elected delegates.

Does she believe she can persuade super delegates to vote for her? Again, probably not. Obama has steadily eroded her edge among super delegates and now they are almost tied among committed super delegates. And the prevailing sentiment among those that remain is not to overturn the will of the voters.

So why is Hillary still running so hard? Why is she especially focused on pushing up Obama’s negatives?

Until the last vote is counted on June 3rd, we can chalk up her persistence to determination, courage and sheer obstinacy. But if she persists in her candidacy after the last primary, we must begin to consider whether she has an ulterior motive.

Does Hillary want to beat up Obama so that he can’t win the general election in November, assuring McCain of the presidency so that she can have a clear field to run again in 2012? Obviously, if Obama beats McCain, Hillary is out of the picture until 2016, by which time, at 69 years old, she might be too old to run. But if McCain wins, she would have to be considered the presumptive front runner for the nomination, a status which she might parlay into a nomination more successfully than she has been able to do this year.

Every day that she stays in the race and punches Barack Obama, she must realize that she is decreasing his chances of getting elected in November. Each time that she waves the bloody shirt and says that only she is strong enough to fight the war on terror, she obviously raises doubts about Obama’s strength and leadership. Every time she criticizes him for not switching pastors or for saying downscale white voters are bitter, she raises issues that are very destructive to Obama should he win the nomination.

When does fighting for the nomination in 2008 end and seeking to sabotoge Obama’s chances in November to keep her options alive for 2012 begin? Doubts about Hillary’s motivation are going to keep on growing with each inconclusive primary. After she loses North Carolina and fails to carry Indiana by any significant margin (North Carolina has twice as many delegates as Indiana), people will begin to wonder out loud about why she is staying in the race. And if she remains obdurate after the last votes are cast on June 3rd, it will become an increasingly accepted presumption that she is running a campaign of sabotage against Obama.

There is a way to run without waging a scorched earth campaign. Mike Huckabee continued to fight for the Republican nomination until McCain reached the magic number to clench the battle and did not attack McCain. He waged a positive campaign and exercised his right to stay in the contest as long as it was undecided without hurting the party’s chances in November. Obviously, Huckabee could have attacked McCain and drawn more votes for his candidacy, but, in the interests of party victory, he chose not to do so.

Why isn’t Hillary making the same choice?

In 2004, it is pretty obvious that Hillary did nothing to help John Kerry beyond giving a speech at the convention and waging a token campaign on his behalf. Bill did even less. Their goal was obvious: they wanted Kerry to lose to Bush so that Hillary could run in 2008. Is she playing the same game now? Only time will tell.


Mike Huckabee GOP Debate “Gates of Hell”

January 11, 2008