Both sides agree: Executive order on abortion could have been written on Charmin

Good news comes this morning that during the wee hours Senate Republicans were successful in finding 2 parliamentary problems that will force the House to revote on the healthcare bill. Keep what they did in the public eye. (These were 2 provisions in the reconciliation bill dealing with Pell Grants that violated the Byrd Rule. They will be stricken out.)

Before that Senate Democrats voted down 29 Republican amendments in an attempt to keep the House version pure so this wouldn't have to happen. Some of those votes will come back to bite Dems during election season, such as voting against an amendment to ban coverage of Viagra to convicted sex offenders.

Moving on, here's a very nice photo of President Obama surrounded by Democrat pro-life traitors watching him sign his pseudo pro-life executive order yesterday....

executive order signing obama stupak.jpg

And a USA Today piece reported today both sides of the abortion issue were "quick to dismiss" it...

Both sides in the abortion debate came to a rare agreement on Wednesday: The executive order on abortion signed by President Obama, they said, was basically meaningless.

"A transparent political fig leaf," according to the National Right to Life Committee's Douglas Johnson.

"A symbolic gesture," said Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards....

Obama agreed to issue the order to placate a group of House Democrats who oppose abortion rights, led by Rep. Bart Stupak, D-MI. They had demanded that the health care bill include specific language banning any use of government funds or tax subsidies for abortions....

Now, no one's happy.

Richards says the order only "codifies" what's already in the bill. Although she said she's pleased women can pay for coverage of abortions on their own, she regrets that a "pro-choice president" signed the order.

Johnson lashed out at Stupak and those who voted for the health care bill, calling them "lawmakers who in the end cared more about pleasing the powerful (House) speaker from San Francisco than their pro-life constituents."

The White House is looking to move on. Obama signed the order Wednesday behind closed doors, and Gibbs was reluctant to discuss the controversial issue at his daily news briefing....

[HT: Dougy; photo via the White House]


Comments:

This just in:

From the Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/24/AR2010032402122_pf.html

Lawmakers concerned as health-care overhaul foes resort to violence

By Philip Rucker
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, March 25, 2010; A01


"More than 100 House Democrats met behind closed doors Wednesday afternoon with representatives of the FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police. The lawmakers voiced what one senior aide who was present described as "serious concern" about their security in Washington and in their home districts when they return this weekend for the spring recess."

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One of our founding father said, "It bad thing when the people fear their government. It is good thing when the government fears the people."

Odd that no republicans reported death threats.

Why is is that only liberal/progressive/humanist democRATs are being lobbied by angry constituents?

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at March 25, 2010 8:44 AM


There are not two "sides". There is no debate, at most only a "debate", because opponents of unborn human rights cannot and will not allow a real debate. This is because they would quickly lose any real debate which they allowed.

Remember, the abortionists are asserting a "right" to kill all human beings, which destroys the foundation of all human rights and thereby destroys the very "right" which they are asserting. Asserting their contradictory "position" destroys it. They are trapped in contradiction and paradox.

This is why the abortionists are always intellectually dishonest, deceitful and evasive (because they have to be).

Posted by: Joe at March 25, 2010 9:08 AM


From the Politico

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34982.html

"A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat’s lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul."

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So what's the big deal?

One of the soon to be fomer congressman's considerate constituents was just providing him with an appropriate means to dispose of his political career.

The congressman provided the 'hammer and the last nail when he voted for B.O.'s hellth scare scam without even bothering to first read the bill.

"It bad thing when the people fear their government. It is good thing when the government fears the people."

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at March 25, 2010 9:34 AM


What else should we expect from people who use the Constitution in place of Charmin?

Posted by: fishydude at March 25, 2010 9:38 AM


From the Daily Mail:

Almost a quarter of Republicans think Obama 'may be the Antichrist' as 14 states sue over healthcare reforms

By David Gardner

Last updated at 10:23 PM on 24th March 2010

"Nearly a quarter of Republicans believe the Democrat president 'may be the Antichrist', according to a survey."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1260195/U-S-healthcare-reform-14-rebel-states-sue.html

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Nearly 75% of liberal/progressive/humanists democrats believe B.O. is the messiah.

Posted by: kbhvac at March 25, 2010 9:43 AM


A bit off topic here..

I realize the hot topic right now is the obama care vote but I cant help but wish that there are other articles posted here on the pro-life cause. It seems that every article posted recently has been political.
40 days for life is currently going on and is about to end we have not heard much about it.
Any good news about this event?

Posted by: M at March 25, 2010 9:44 AM


Wait, I thought there weren't any photographers of Obama signing the order? I mean, I guess there were, but...that's weird.

Posted by: Keli Hu at March 25, 2010 10:07 AM


I hope no one is condoning threats against Democratic lawmakers.

This is plain wrong.

Posted by: Phillymiss at March 25, 2010 10:11 AM


Phillymiss,

stop listening to the lying media.

Posted by: Jasper at March 25, 2010 6:10 PM


Here we go again.

The artifical flowers of political correctness have their passion pink panties all in a wad because the citizens have responded with justifiable outrage because liberal/progressive/humanist democRATs passed a 2600 page bill that will result in the expenditure of another trillion dollars and not one of the 'servants' of the people had read the entire bill before they voted 'yea'.

The same self serving liberals exempted themselves and their staff from having to comply with the laws provisions.

It was the 'we know better than you' liberals in congress who ignited this fire storm.

Now they are trying to blame conservatives for the blow back.

When I was child one of the famous quotations of the founding fathers we were encouraged to remember was, "Give me or liberty or give me death."

Note to progressives who have lost the ability to exercise independent thinking.

If liberty is worth dying for, then liberty is something worth killing for.

Or maybe Patrick Henry was just waxing eloquent and he was only being rhetorical when he said and wrote such things.

"I only regret that I have but one life to give."

This is not a wetting your pants submission to the government and freely volunteering your neck for the hangmans noose.

It is bare knuckels brawling and fighting to the death against those who would enslave you.

You liberals want us to believe that all this is inevitable.

You want us to submit without a whimper like a woman who is about to be raped being encouraged by the rapists accomplices to at least enjoy the sex.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at March 25, 2010 7:13 PM


"Wait, I thought there weren't any photographers of Obama signing the order? I mean, I guess there were, but...that's weird."

Posted by: Keli Hu at March 25, 2010 10:07 AM

Same here. Fox News' site showed the photo was by (the Chief Official White House Photographer,) Pete Souza. Apparently no outside media were allowed in the Oval Office for the signing.

Posted by: Janet at March 25, 2010 7:57 PM


Curious: if this Executive Order is essentially meaningless as most people say it is, why were we so concerned about his other EOs on the Mexico City policy and stem cell research?

Is there something different about this one that I'm not aware of?

Posted by: Chelsea at March 25, 2010 9:14 PM


Chelsea -

The difference is that it was written by a President Republicans oppose.

Obama could run into a burning building and save 5 people, and folks on this board would be enraged and slanderous that he didn't save 6.

Posted by: Ex-GOP Voter at March 25, 2010 9:29 PM


The difference is that it was written by a President Republicans oppose.
Posted by: Ex-GOP Voter at March 25, 2010 9:29 PM

You Dems ranted about the Patriot Act under Bush. Where was the outrage when Obama renewed the very provisions your side had been complaining about? Or is all ok now that the extension was done by Obama and not Bush?

Is there something different about this one that I'm not aware of?
Posted by: Chelsea at March 25, 2010 9:14 PM

The Mexico City and stem cell EOs were in keeping with Obama's ideology; this one is not. It's difficult to take an EO seriously when it contains no meaningful enforcement and can be rescinded or rewritten any time.

Posted by: Fed Up at March 25, 2010 10:55 PM


fedup - the patriot act wasn't an executive order - it was actual legislation.

Some of the more controversial provisions though have been altered, and a few weren't renewed when the rest of it was reauthorized.

You are right in general though - people go easier on their own party while criticizing the same thing from the other side.

Posted by: Ex-GOP Voter at March 26, 2010 7:14 AM


Posted by: Ex-GOP Voter at March 25, 2010 9:29 PM


Obama could run into a burning building and save 5 people, and folks on this board would be enraged and slanderous that he didn't save 6.

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RINO,

My you do have a vivid imagination.

Does the tooth fairy still pay you visits while you are sleeping?

B.O. would not show up till after the camera crews had arrived and the fire had burned the building to the ground and then after his teleprompters had been set up he would was eloquent and say something like:

"We are not bound to win, but we are bound to be true. We are not bound to succeed, but we are bound to let whatever light we have shine."

'I know that some of you will lose your lives in the struggle, but that is a sacrifice "'I'" am willing to make.'

And B.O.'s servile psychopant devotees will wet themselves in ectasy and some will faint from the immensity of the moment.

Meanwhile B.O. will strut away gloating like an emasculated peacock with the self satisfying knowledge that he deceived you yet one more time.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at March 26, 2010 8:32 AM


fedup - the patriot act wasn't an executive order - it was actual legislation.
Posted by: Ex-GOP Voter at March 26, 2010 7:14 AM

I am well aware of that, EGV. I was noting the hypocrisy of your comment about partisanship. It's nice being an independent. I don't have to defend the actions of either party :)

Posted by: Fed Up at March 26, 2010 11:00 AM