Quote of the Day: “There is no male equivalent for abortion”

A pure and simple truth from Don Surber, in response to yet another ridiculous attempt by a “feminist” politicos at “gender equality” when it comes to “invasive medical procedures” mandated by government – usually all related to aborting an unborn child, of course. Story via the Florida Times-Union:

ATLANTA – Democrats in the [Georgia] legislature plan to show their disagreement with an anti-abortion bill by holding a hearing today on their own “anti-vasectomy bill.”

The press release from the House Democratic Caucus said the goal is to show what they call hypocrisy of a mostly male legislature passing a law on women’s reproduction.

Tuesday’s news release announcing it included an apparent tongue-in-cheek comment.

“Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies,” said Rep. Yasmin Neal, D-Riverdale, author of the Democrats’ bill. “It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly, while women’s ability to decide is constantly up for debate throughout the United States.”


Rep. Doug McKillip’s proposal, House Bill 954, seeks to outlaw abortions after the stage of development at which the fetus can sense pain. He said current research pegs that point at 20 weeks after conception, seven weeks shorter than the cutoff for abortion on demand set by the 1973 Roe v Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

McKillip, an Athens Republican, was not amused when he was asked about the Democrats’ stunt.

“I think it’s disappointing that they would make light of something as important as protecting life,” he said. “It’s just not a joking matter, and it’s a time for serious issues and serious discussion.”

And isn’t it the height of stupidity to try and suggest that an attempt to pass HB 954 is “hypocrisy” because it’s being done “by a mostly male legislature” – as IF THAT SHOULD EVEN MATTER? Of course, if the “mostly male” state legislature was trying to pass a bill making abortion MORE accessible, their sex wouldn’t matter and their opinions would be held in the absolute highest regard. In reality, all the GA Democrats have done in this instance is just to how how INTOLERANT they are of opinions that are different from their own. And don’t even get me started on the undercurrent of philosophical sexism at play here.

Feminists. They truly make me ill. Now excuse me while I go gulp down a couple of Extra Strength Tylenol and try to forget for five minutes about all the vile, selfish pro-aborts we have in this country.

Have I mentioned (recently) that Allen West rocks?

**Posted by Phineas

I’ve written before about the undeserved pass the Democratic Party has gotten for its dirty history on race in America and how the Republican Party deserves much more credit than it gets.

Not surprisingly, Allen West did it much better with a recent speech on the House floor in honor of Black History month:

Congressman West not only recounted the early history of the Republicans in defense of civil rights (Passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments; sending the first Black members to the House and Senate; and passing the landmark 1875 Civil Rights Act — all over stiff Democratic opposition), he also spoke of recent history:

In the 1990s, it was the Republican-controlled 104th Congress that passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. Then-Democrat President Bill Clinton signed it only after reluctantly having vetoed it twice.

This reform changed the face of welfare, ensuring that recipients who were able to work would be required to seek employment. No longer would government checks be seen as an entitlement. No longer would States have a financial incentive to add as many names to their welfare rolls as possible. Finally, there was an alternative to the cycle of poverty caused by years of misguided Democrat policy. And it’s been Republicans who have continued to fight for the underprivileged communities, even as we’re painted as the party of the white upper class.

In 2004, another Republican-controlled Congress under the leadership of Republican President George W. Bush signed an omnibus bill that included a voucher program for school children right here in the District of Columbia. Instead of being shackled to the failed public school system, thousands of students were able to use the first Federal Government vouchers to escape high-performing private schools.

Mr. Speaker, what Republicans have long understood is that poor communities are best served when they’re empowered to care for themselves. The more they come to rely on government checks, the less they learn to rely on their own ability and ingenuity.

Our party firmly believes in the safety net. We reject the idea of the safety net becoming a hammock.

Oh, and that voucher program meant to help poor children in D.C., largely African-American, help themselves? President Barack Obama, an African-American and a Democrat, killed it. Again.

There’s much more. Watch the speech or read the transcript. I guarantee you’ll enjoy it. (1)

RELATED: If you want to know more about the real history of the Democratic Party and race relations in America, have a look at Bruce Bartlett’s “Wrong on Race: the Democratic Party’s buried past.” It’s a thorough, detailed, highly footnoted, and altogether damning indictment.

(1) Unless you’re some sort of reactionary liberal or lefty who can’t handle the truth.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Quote of the Day: primaries edition

**Posted by Phineas

While writing about Rick Santorum’s and Mitt Romney’s struggles, Hot Air’s Tina Korbe quoted Milton Friedman saying something that encapsulates how I feel about this election:

I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or, if they try, they will shortly be out of office.

The candidates we’re left with are far from perfect by most any measure one chooses. Hence, as Friedman points out, we need to make it “politically profitable” for the winner to pursue the policies we want.

And that means “Operation Counterweight.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)