pjbogart wrote:As other's have mentioned, the "after-birth abortion" controversy seems like a coordinated propaganda campaign, probably an effort to distract from so much of the embarrassing news coming out of the White House lately. I first heard about the new abortion outrage on Rush Limbaugh, predictably, and he had a lot of fake piety cued up to complain about Democrats murdering babies.
I suppose that is possible . . . but it could just as well be a dust up betwixt the two sides on the issue for the umpteenth time, on the other hand . . . even a dog & pony show . . .
speaking of the abortion issue in general, i am wondering if anyone knows of anyone who has moved from one side to the other based on a sincere reassessment of the whole thing. i don't think there are a lot of them as it is the most polarising issue of which i can think -- it was the only thing that the east german volkskammer actually split on at one point for crying out loud and it was an intractable issue in communist yugoslavia, poland, and czechoslovakia too; the roumanian case even more so . . .
of course there are flip-flopping politicians galore, and i think that if they look hard enough far enough back they can find trump statements which are both neutral and/or de facto pro-choice and outright pro-choice . . . not an exculpatory thing as far as i am concerned, but one which means that yes, he is a politician like a lot of the others, not a deep-thinking philosopher, and he is a disrupter only in name . . . the reason? well, he was mr establishment post-modern techno-industrial megastate all along, a democrat and a mildly liberal* one at that for many years then a perot-ventura-penny independent . . . remember all the trouble he had out west for divorcing multiple times and attending the opening of studio 54? and the p***y grabbing tape is not exactly moral majority-pat robertson-national affairs briefing-saddlebacking fare, yes?
Of course, no plans to help children or poor people.
and in other news, water is wet, naturally -- how can some people sleep at night?
* in both the u s democratic party and f d p senses . . .