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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Here's Why Democrats Find it Hard to Win


Under mounting pressure from Republican Senator Arlen Specter (PA) and key Democrats, the abortion rights group Naral Pro-Choice America, has decided to pull its 30-second TV ad which sharply criticizes Supreme Court nominee John Roberts for the controversial friend-of-the-court brief he filed in the 1991 Supreme Court case of Bray v. Alexandria Women's Health Clinic. Roberts argued that the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, designed to protect slaves, could not technically be applied to abortion protesters who tried to blockade clinics because the protestors were against a process, abortion, not women in particular. The ad portrays Roberts as "one whose ideology leads him to excuse violence against other Americans." I can accept Specter turning on the heat. He's a moderate, pro-choice Republican who chairs the Judiciary Committee. He's trying to keep the Roberts confirmation process civil. What infuriates me are the namby-pamby Democrat apologists who are denouncing Naral's ad as well. People like former Clinton official Lanny Davis, who calls the ad "inaccurate, filled with innuendo and shameless" and urges liberal groups to denounce it. Or Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT) who said he wished Naral hadn't run the ad. There's such a political double standard today mainly created by the Left, which lacks the toughness to fight the GOP and its slick media spin machine. Democrats seem more concerned with being, reasonable, rational and politically correct than they do about winning. When's the last time you saw a Republican denounce an attack ad against Democrats? Can you name a conservative group that buckled under pressure from a leading Democrat senator? Can you name one prominent right-winger who opposedd the slanderous and shameful Swift Boat ads? Hell no. Because the GOP wants to win, ands they'll do whatever it takes to do so. And they saw the Swift Boat ads as extremely effective, and they reveled in it. Memo to the apologists: the GOP does not respect you or hold you in high esteem when you join with them to attack your own. Rather, they laugh at you and exploit you. Republicans are relentless in staying on message, and doggedly defend those who spread their gospel. Until the left recognizes this, and starts fighting like this is the life-threatening political battle that it is, we will win nothing. Andy

2 Comments:

  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger Bill C said…

    Can you name a conservative group that ran an ad that either party said was slanderous of Ginsberg or Breyer?

     
  • At 4:32 PM, Blogger Bill C said…

    One other thing, the reason that National Review had a cover with Dean's picture saying please nominate this man is because he would have gotten slaughtered in the General election. I think your national leaders recognize that the shrill rhetoric turns of swing voters. IOW, I hope the DNC listens to you.

     

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