Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dems Are Worried About Obama's Ill. BAIPA Vote

Peter Wehner writes at The Corner on National Review Online that the Democrats are beginning to understand just how explosive Sen. Obama's vote against the Illinois version of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act could be:
If you want to understand just how potent the issue of abortion can be in this campaign, take a look at this segment from Hannity & Colmes last night. Sean Hannity laid out for Bob Beckel — in a specific, careful, calm way — the fact that Barack Obama opposed legislation protecting children who had survived an abortion attempt. (For more on this issue, go here, here, and here).

... Regardless of what Obama’s personal beliefs on the matter are, he voted against legislation that would have protected the rights of children who survived an attempted abortion. That fact is so stunning, and the implications so brutal, that Beckel and Colmes simply could not process it. They assumed it had to be impossible. But it’s not only possible, it’s true. Obama cast the vote he did. And it’s clear from last night’s exchange that Democrats understand how explosive this issue can be.

While a state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama cast the most extreme vote imaginable on abortion, worse even than supporting partial-birth abortion. Children who had been targeted for abortion but were born alive were still not safe; in Barack Obama’s America, they still do not possess rights or the protection of the law. Obama’s effort to explain his vote away is in the process of collapsing. And the gap between him and McCain continues to close. For the first time in this campaign, Obama is on the defensive, a bit rattled, and worried. He has reason to be.
(emphasis added)

My Comments:
No amount of attacking the messenger can change the facts.

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At 8/20/2008 6:13 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

They should be. The position of Barack Obama on the killing of born infants, makes him the most extremely pro-death candidate ever to run for office.
Americans are more prolife than not, and won't stand for this. This is the beginning of the end of Obama.

At 8/20/2008 6:44 PM, Blogger Christopher said...

If McCain could hammer this point home with Obama, and show a genuine "about face" on ESCR, I think he could really get an edge over him in this campaign, particularly with Catholics.

At 8/20/2008 7:34 PM, Blogger Donald R. McClarey said...

It is heartening how abortion and infanticide are moving front and center in this presidential campaign. Obama has always been an ardent abortion advocate. Partial birth abortion? He has used his opposition to banning that disguised infanticide to raise funds. Protecting infants who survive abortions? No, because it is an indirect assault on the holy of holy for pro-aborts Roe. It is ironic now that a position he has used for political advantage, may well lead to the end of his presidential aspirations.

At 8/22/2008 10:02 AM, Blogger Tito Edwards said...

He is a monster plain and simple.

At 8/22/2008 3:56 PM, Blogger Terry said...

If the Republicans/McCain campaign would point out that pro abort stalwarts such as Clinton, Boxer, Feinstein, Kennedy, etc. voted for the federal version, and that NARAL didn't come out in opposition to it, it would demonstrate he's not pro-choice, but pro death as leticia points out.

At 8/22/2008 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Democrats are *just* getting this?

At 8/22/2008 10:07 PM, Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

It is heartening how abortion and infanticide are moving front and center in this presidential campaign.

I couldn't agree more!


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