Saturday, January 24, 2004
There have been a lot of complaints lately about Bush "stiff-arming" Pro-Lifers. I wonder if this might have any bearing on explaining that. Excerpt:
"Stephens also states that later in the evening Mr Bush had been embarrassed by his wife. Laura Bush had made it clear that her views on abortion were a great deal more liberal than his. "
If Laura Bush is Pro-Abortion (Pro-Choice is a lie; you had your choice before, and it's necessary to realize that choices have consequences), then Dubya would obviously be reluctant to strongly denounce abortion.
Let me be clear. I think that abortion is pretty close to the most evil thing in the world today. I don't think I would ever vote for an openly Pro-Abortion candidate. Mark Shea has several excellent takes on this subject, calling the Democrat party (yes, I know what I'm doing with capitalization) the "Evil Party," with its GOP counterpart being known as the "Stupid Party. The former is because of their support for abortion, while the latter is...well, shouldn't it be fairly obvious? It's hard to think of a group that has held more power and done so very little with it than the contemporary Republican Party. He also compares abortion to the worship of Moloch, which is actually a startlingly apt metaphor (if it's even a metaphor). For those who don't know, some of the ancient peoples the Israelites ran into had a tradition of throwing their babies into the fire in order to obtain Moloch's blessing on themselves. Sound familiar?