UPDATE, 12:31p: My own rabid pro-abort representative, Debbie Halvorson, who I famously tangled with during the brief moment in time when mandating the HPV vaccination to preteen girls was the cool thing for legislators to do, is on the GOP’s micro-target list of 13 within its larger target list of 70.
Halvorson, who supports socialized healthcare, has thus far refused to hold a townhall meeting during summer recess. Tomorrow Thursday (August 13) I’ll take part in a “We want a meeting!” protest at Halvorson’s office at 116 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL, from 11:30a-1p. If you live in my district, consider joining in?
I was just thinking this morning it has been awhile since I received an email alert from Planned Parenthood (July 24) or NARAL (August 3) on the healthcare debate. I wondered if there was a connection to Obama’s glaring omission of abortion on his new Reality Check website….
I’ll have more on that omission in my WorldNetDaily.com column tomorrow, but my thought today was perhaps pro-aborts have decided to stop talking about abortion in hopes of making the conversation go away.
Or perhaps they’ve shut themselves down because protesting too much is and will come back to bite them. If mandated abortion coverage isn’t in the plan, why fight amendments specifying abortion coverage won’t be in the plan?
So then I got the following email from EMILY’s List and see that healthcare in general, and likely the abortion chatter, is hurting pro-aborts (click to enlarge):
Indeed, according to Politics Daily, August 3:
The National Republican Congressional Committee has identified 70 Democrats to target for the 2010 election, according to an email obtained by AOL Politics Daily….
The email sent from an NRCC staffer to Republican PACs says that “we have the opportunity to focus on many more districts and some unusual districts that haven’t been targeted in a long time.”…
Currently the GOP has 178 seats, so the party would need to win 40 more to regain the majority, but Republicans see the momentum moving in their direction. “Many Democrats are on the defense in their districts now,” said the NRCC’s eCampaign Director, John Randall….
The list of 70 districts includes many freshman and sophomore members, as well as a large number from conservative districts, where polls show low support for government handling of the economic recession and health care reform….
Keep up the pressure!