The mainstream media makes much hay about conservatives being split between candidates but none whatsoever about liberals being split - particularly abortion proponents.
Most notably, Planned Parenthood affiliates are divided between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The rift was readily demonstrated in New Hampshire last weekend where the fight really took off over which of the two was more ardently pro-abortion. We even saw battling PPers in the same article. From the Concord Monitor, yesterday:
A glossy flier sent out over the weekend said Obama voted "present" instead of "yes" or "no" on anti-abortion legislation in the Illinois state Senate. Yesterday's letter - signed by leaders from state affiliates of Planned Parenthood... reiterated the criticism.
Obama launched an automated phone message from a Planned Parenthood official, defending his support for abortion rights Sunday....
The call was made by Wendy Frosh, chair of PP in Northern New England, who suddenly thereafter took a "leave of absence" from PPNNE and has issued an e-mail apologizing for "the confusion."
I also love the argument, much of which revolves around Obama's fence-sitting votes as Illinois state senator for the Born Alive Infants Protection Act....
Continue reading my column today, "Obama's 'present' danger," on WorldNetDaily.com.
Jill, can you comment on two related issues for the empty suit symbol formerly known as Obama?
1. There was a story early in the campaign which alleged that he a bill in committee in the Illinois Senate, which would have banned the practice of infanticide in hospitals, wherein children born in failed abortion attempts would be aborted outside the womb, i.e., murdered. The meme was that the practitioner was Advocate, whose regional board included his racist pastor Jeremiah Wright. This story has disappeared; do you know anything about it?
2. There was another story that I saw recently but cannot find now, showing the number of "present" votes by the Great Change Candidate in the U.S. Senate. It was astonishing. Prompted by your column, I did a search for "Obama votes present" and saw a blizzard of stories about the Illinois Senate votes, but none about the U.S. Senate, where he continues his complete failure as a legislator.
But it's out there. The guy is a complete nothing.
PS Your web site is bouncing the view down to the bottom of the page when I enter my commenter info.Posted by: Jerry at January 9, 2008 8:39 AM
"Obama's audacity of smoke."
Jill, you are very clever :)Posted by: Vegan at January 9, 2008 8:58 AM
Anyone who lives in IL knows he didn't do anything while a IL Senator. He is all smoke and mirrors. There is no substance. I wish he stood for something, but he stands for nothing.Posted by: Tara at January 9, 2008 11:13 AM
Obama's atrocious support of infanticide definitely needs to be exposed.
Unfortunately, the only man that is willing and (more importantly) able to do so is being actively suppressed from the view of the voters.
Alan Keyes is that man. If the GOP could discover that they fear a future with Obama more than they fear letting the voters know who Alan Keyes is and that he is a candidate for President, this could prove to be a win-win solution for everybody.
I encourage you to use your contacts to persuade anyone you can that putting a moratorium on suppressing Alan Keyes' campaign would be in America's best interest. In 2004, with only 86 days Alan Keyes gave an impressive effort to abort Obama's political aspirations in Illinois. He faced impossible odds, a hostile media, a pre-determined 'Senator-elect' mentality, the corrupt Daley political machinery and still managed to get 30% of the vote, in spite of the
GOP dropping their funding support for him.
So let's stop cutting off our noses to spite our face and give Alan some respect. We could start by acknowledging that he is a candidate for resident, add his name as a possible answer to polls, include him in the caucuses...and actually get around to counting those votes he garnered in Iowa (by write-in I might add).
Future debates should include him and commentators should stop getting angry over the fairness of including him and educate themselves on the qualifications for candidacy.
It would be nice for his name to start mysteriously appearing in the places that his name has previously been mysteriously absent. I won't hold my breath.Posted by: Don T. at January 9, 2008 12:27 PM
Actually, Don, Obama beat Keyes 70-27% in the biggest senate landslide in IL history. Dr. Keyes alienated everyone - friend, indifferent, and foe.Posted by: Jill Stanek at January 9, 2008 12:50 PM
Hillary is the epitome of evil and is truly a wicked witch, while Obama while being more likable is also evil.
It is a valid comparison to compare Hillary and Obama to Hitler and Mussolini because just as Americans' freedoms were at stake in World War II, it would be a fatal wound to the United States if either Hillary or Obama were elected president in 2008.
On the other hand, at least Christians would know that the end is near if either Hillary or Obama win the presidency in 2008.Posted by: Clay B. at January 9, 2008 12:59 PM
Yes, he lost a race that was virtually over before he entered it. Read again my post about the 86 days and the impossible odds he faced. It was not a fair race that he entered into and he knew it when he ran that he would lose. BTW, don't forget that he was replacing Jack Ryan who withdrew from the race 5 months before election day over scandalous allegations in divorce records. Did you really 'expect' him to win?
I wish that Alan had said no to the GOP who begged him to run in Illinois, but he did and now it opens him up to knee-jerk dismissal from those who don't recognize that 27% was an impressive achievement. Alan did accept the draft request in the end because of Obama's extreme position on abortion.
The way the GOP has turned it's back on Alan Keyes after he served the party in a battle that was impossible to win is IMO shameful. I am so thankful that Barry Goldwater wasn't disrespected like this. He took the bullet for a greater cause that IMO resulted in the eventual Reagan Revolution. We conservatives can be so short sighted sometimes.
Now, if Dr. Keyes alienated everyone, I am honestly interested in learning more about this. How did he alienate you? It is my understanding that he has stood with you in your fight for a long time, therefore I am very interested in specifically what you have to say...I don't want to support somebody that I shouldn't support and I am willing to listen. Convince me I am wrong to support him.Posted by: Don T. at January 9, 2008 2:10 PM
Dang. Clay, don't you think you're being a teeny bit overzealous?Posted by: Erin at January 9, 2008 3:26 PM
Hillary and Obama are like Hitler?
What a laugh! It's one thing if you are
opposed to them,but comparing them to Hitler
is really over the top.It makes no difference
whether either gets the Democratic nomination,
but we desperately need a president who will be
a bulwark against the religious right,the true
wolves in sheep's clothing.Hucksterbee must not
Robert, I largely agree with you, but I wonder... - Bush Jr. has pretty much done everything to set the table for a Democratic victory the next time around, yet still, is a woman or a black guy electable?
Prior to the last couple years, I would have said, "not yet," but now it's obviously in play.
I would be fine with Obama winning, and I wouldn't complain much with Hillary - I just have never liked her on some weird visceral level not really related to politics.
I think Huckabee has very little chance, despite his success in Iowa. Still, ya ne'er know..
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