Forget that ObamaCare is hurting seniors by the $716 billion in cuts to Medicare. Forget that you, your wife, a relative or neighbor may be close to losing their house because they've been with out a job for over a year. Forget how food and gas prices are going through the roof. Forget that Iran is near the point of developing a nuclear weapon or how the radical Islamist Taliban is making headway into Afghanistan. No, abortion is the winning issue (Legal Insurrection).
There is something sickening over the Democratic National Convention turning into an abortion-fest, a celebration of the right to kill one’s own unborn child. It may be a right, but it’s a curious right on which to orchestrate a national convention.
The DNC is turning into an abortion-fest because of Todd Akin’s comments about women who do or do not get pregnant as a result of rape. John Hinderaker (via Instapundit) notes:
The Democrats apparently think they have hit the jackpot with Todd Akin’s moment of stupidity, but I’m not so sure. How, exactly, are they going to take advantage of Akin’s blunder? By talking ceaselessly about abortion.
In order to capitalize politically on Akin, the Democrats are happy to expose the extreme extremism of their party and their leader, who of necessity would allow the killing of even fully viable fetuses late in a pregnancy in order to be consistent with their view of autonomy of decision:
It's beyond the infanticide known as "partial birth abortion." Obama argued as an Illinois State Senator against a bill that would have provided medical care to a baby who survived a botched abortion.
Here's the audio, found by John McCormick at the Weekly Standard.
As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure, that, in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if that fetus, or child - however way you want to describe it - is now outside the mother's womb and the doctor continues to think that its nonviable but there's, lets say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they're not just out limp and dead, they would then have to call a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved. Is that correct?
Obama's view on abortion is so extreme that he thinks the life of a child who survived a botched abortion should not be protected. Think about that.
Liberals complained about Pat Buchanan's "Culture War" speech at the 1992 GOP Convention, during a time when America was coming out of a recession, yet they are the ones who are taking the culture war to a new level...celebrating a culture of death by sugarcoating it as a "choice" in order to scare women voters.
My friend Tabitha Hale had a great response to this in her post "My uterus is not a political tool."
The problem with this is that it’s blatant manipulation and a completely transparent pander to women. Even more offensive than a man ignorant of the effects of rape on my body is a woman who believes that my vote can be bought with shrieking rhetoric about how Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney want to be all up in my uterus.
Do Democrats truly not believe that women care about other issues? Women have been, far and away, more impacted by this recession than any other demographic. Unemployment, the national debt, education, health care… these are all issues that directly and significantly impact women and their families. There are many women who do not vote with their uterus. It’s insulting to assume that we’re just dumb enough to be terrified into voting against our own interests. It’s how they continue to enslave the black community. And the Hispanic community. And the gay community. No group is only impacted by one issue.
Bringing Romney and Ryan into this was a cheap political ploy with absolutely no relevance. The big picture issue is that government funded birth control and abortion access do not equate women’s health care. Wal Mart sells birth control for $4, and many of us would never have an abortion. If we did, there are plenty of places that would provide that procedure. There are no plans to shut that down. Unfortunately.
Seriously, Democrats don't care about women's health care, because (to parrot the line used by the pro-abortion crowd) if a health-decision is supposed to be between a woman and her doctor, then why is the government, via ObamaCare, getting in between women and men of all ages and their doctors? It's all a ploy to scare certain demographics. More importantly, it's a hell of a distraction from Obama and the Democrats' disastrous record of 40 plus weeks of eight percent and higher unemployment and the lowest labor force participation than the Carter years, plus an out of control spending and national debt.
If making abortion the front and center issue to distract from the Obama Depression isn't bad enough, there's the fact that the DNC is embracing radical Islamists at their convention (Dan Riehl at Breitbart.com).
The first Muslim to deliver the daily prayer to the U.S. House of Representatives was black convert Siraj Wahaj in 1991. It was an artful prayer, though he would deliver a very different message elsewhere just one year later. His ideas of what he really wanted as regards our federal government were fairly clear,ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us."
Later, in 1995, he was a character witness for Omar Abdel Rahman, or blind sheikh, who was found guilty of conspiracy to overthrow the American government. The U.S. attorney for New York even listed Wahaj as an "unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators" in that case.
Yet, none of that seems to matter to Democrats intent on focusing on Islam as part of their party's upcoming national convention with an event, "Jumah at the 2012 DNC."
The Democratic National Convention will open with a focus on Islam. 20,000 Muslims are expected to attend according to the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), the national Muslim American non-profit coordinating the two days of events they claim are non-political.
As noted by M. Zuhdi Jasser here, the leaders of Jumah at the 2012 DNC are Jibril Hough and the same Siraj Wahhaj. "They are radicals," writes Jasser. "These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies."
Jasser also writes:
If that is who the DNC is consorting with then all Americans, Democrats should be concerned. There are many patriotic Muslims who are part of both parties, and when radical ideologues like this do a demonstration of “solidarity” in the name of our faith and choose an imam like Siraj Wahhaj who I saw with my own eyes in 1995 seditiously say it his duty and our duty as Muslims to replace the US Constitution with the Quran- then we need to speak up!
Their jummah (group) prayer is supposedly against the Patriot Act, the NYPD, and Islamophobia and is actually NOT about our democracy but about empowering their Islamist and MB sympathetic groups into the very fabric of the political system so that Americans become anesthetized. We need American Muslims to speak up and marginalize these radicals. The DNC needs to understand and reject them because of their radical history and ideas.
If this is what the Democrat Party of 2012 thinks will keep them in power, then they are the ones who should be marginalized, and deserve a rebuke in November that is even worse than the drubbing they received in 2010.