#DNC2012 theme turning into a pro-abortion, “GOP supports rape” fest

Paul Bedard at The Washington Examiner reports on how the Democrats, led by left wing shill, notorious lair/race baiter and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, are fine-tuning the theme of their convention in two weeks into an epic “GOP hates women” marathon:

With an eye on Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments and the GOP’s mad dash away from the sinking Missouri Senate candidate, the Democrats are turning their upcoming presidential convention into a pro-choice assault on the Republicans with the help of major abortion supporters.

Just as the Akin crisis was reaching a crescendo, the Democrats on Wednesday announced that three starlets of the pro-choice movement will be featured at the convention, an event that will now drive the liberal charge that the Republicans are anti-women.

Democrats said that they will feature Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parent Action Fund, Nancy Keenan, president of the NARAL Pro-Choice America and Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University student whose plea for federal birth control funding drew the ire–and a subsequent apology–from Rush Limbaugh.

What’s more, the Democrats are expanding their list of women ready to assail the GOP on women’s issue, adding Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski and actress Eva Longoria to the list that already includes Sen. John Kerry and Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

I’ve said before how deeply disturbing it is that the so-called “pro-woman” party routinely raises campaign funds off the backs of aborted children – millions of them being girl babies, of course. But it will go beyond disgusting in two weeks as this is their national convention, where the world will be watching, where campaign donations will be flooding into the party like wildfire … and primarily because the desperation of the Democratic party and their sickening demagoguery when it comes to pregnancy, rape, abortion, and other women’s issues they think they have a lock on.

Oh, didn’t ya hear? Because of Todd Akin, the GOP “supports rape.”  Because the GOP opposes the termination of unborn children, they want to take women “back to the dark ages.”  And GOP women are “clueless” and “subservient” to “the patriarchy” and have no ambition beyond staying home and being barefoot and pregnant.

SickI predicted the summer/fall campaign season would be particularly vicious, and unfortunately I was correct (it wasn’t a hard prediction to make, either).  Todd Akin unfortunately gave the Democrats a gift with his “legitimate rape” comments, but the way the left have callously responded in turn tells us a lot more about their character than Akin’s remarks tell us about him.   Todd Akin will spend the rest of his life atoning publicly for what he said, trying to make amends.  Democrats, on the other hand, will not for one second apologize for the decades of blood on their hands, and will keep on keeping on.  Why? Because”women’s rights” (aka the “right” to an abortion) is the number one issue the left hang their hats on, their cash cow, and they will try to continue to deceive the American public by playing word games — like saying “women’s rights” instead of “abortion” because they know a growing number of people – men and women alike – no longer support the brutal practice of abortion.  And if there ever comes a time when an overwhelming number of Americans no longer support this abhorrent “legal” procedure, the left will lose and lose big.

So within word games, trickery, and demagoguery on “women’s rights” lay the left’s future –  a future they stole from over  40,000,000 babies who never got a chance to be born and raised and become a productive member of society, because the so-called “party of compassion” found that winning elections was more important than preserving the sanctity and dignity of life for the most vulnerable in our society.  It’s a heartbreakingly sad yet maddening commentary on the modern-day left, and one anybody who believes social issues need to be moved to the back burner should think long and hard about.   Democrats will never stand up for the innocent.  If we don’t in turn,  no one will.

This may explain a lot about the Justice Department

**Posted by Phineas

Presented without further comment:

The PJ Tatler has obtained documents from the Justice Department detailing efforts to recruit attorneys and staff who are dwarfs or who have “psychiatric disabilities” or “severe intellectual disabilities.” On May 31, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez issued a directive to affirmatively recruit people with these “targeted disabilities.”

This DOJ policy does not merely involve prohibitions against discrimination, but rather the documents reveal deliberate recruitment efforts to hire as attorneys and staff for the Department of Justice people suffering from psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities. Moreover, applicants can “self-identify” their disability by means of the “Standard Form 256, Self Identification Disability.”

Those with “targeted disabilities” may be hired through a “non-competitive” appointment. That means they don’t have to endure the regular civil service competition among applicants, but can be plucked from the stack of resumes and hired immediately instead.

So much starts to make sense, now…

Read the rest at PJMedia.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

#MOsen The Senate situation post-Akins fiasco – with a glimmer of hope, even there

**Posted by Phineas

So, let’s face it. The mess in Missouri is depressing, with Rep. Todd Akin putting his personal desires ahead of the good of the nation and his party. (1) Most observers expect the next Senate to be closely divided, even if the Republicans do gain control, and that was before Mr. Akins turned what had been an almost sure win into, at the outside best, a toss up with his ignorant comments about rape and biology. As Jim Geraghty wrote in this morning’s Jolt:

In a race where a right-leaning ham sandwich could win, Akin leaves us yearning for the common sense, message discipline, and far-sighted vision of a right-leaning ham sandwich.

With the developments in Missouri, the goal of undoing ObamaCare and the other Democratic legislative and fiscal atrocities seemed more like a fading dream.

Or maybe not. In a later article, Geraghty surveys other Senate races and sees signs of… hope for conservatives?

All they have is Nebraska, where State Senator Deb Fischer holds an 18-point lead over Democrat Bob Kerrey in a seat where incumbent Democrat Ben Nelson is retiring, and North Dakota, where Rick Berg is up 9 on in a seat where incumbent Democrat Kent Conrad is retiring…

and Montana, where Rep. Denny Rehberg has a small but consistent lead over incumbent Jon Tester…

and Wisconsin, where Tommy Thompson has an increasing lead over Tammy Baldwin to fill the Senate seat occupied by the retiring Herb Kohl…

…but they have to make up the likely loss in Maine, where either a Democrat or Democrat-leaning Independent are likely to replace Sen. Olympia Snowe… they need to keep Sen. Scott Brown in office in Massachusetts where the latest poll has him… er, only up by 5…

… and they have to hold Indiana in a presidential year, when Rasmussen has Mourdock slightly ahead… and make sure that Sen. Dean Heller keeps his consistent lead in Nevada…

There’s more, so read it all. Aside from the above, Jim also sees decent-to-good prospects in Connecticut, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida. And he fails to mention Maryland, where Dan Bongino is very impressive. If we ignore Missouri and assume Democrat-leaning Independent Angus King wins in Maine, but otherwise run the table, the Republicans could net eight or nine seats. (2) That would put us at 55-56, and leave self-serving squishes like Lisa Murkowski helpless to hold the party caucus hostage by threatening to join the Democrats.

I doubt we’ll win that many, though; the odds are awfully high. But 4-6 seems not unreasonable.

So here’s what we do. Unless Akin comes to his senses and seeks a court’s permission to withdraw (Or switches races? See this Daily Caller article for an intriguing possibility), let’s concentrate our efforts on these other, more promising Senate races. While the loss of a sure thing in Missouri is discouraging, we shouldn’t get permanently depressed. Pick a candidate, volunteer, and donate.

All Senate races are national, and too much is at stake.

PS: If I can toss in a longshot, my own state’s Elizabeth Emken has a chance, albeit a small one, of defeating Democratic incumbent Diane Feinstein. I think she fits California well and would make a good senator. Her position papers are solid, and she is gaining in the polls. But California is a tough, expensive market for a Republican: statewide candidates start off in a registration hole (Democrats have about a 20% edge), and the major media markets are expensive. But it can be done! Elizabeth’s donation page is here. If you’re in a safe Republican state, consider sending a donation our way. Who knows, we just might really steal one from under the Democrats in November.

PPS: Looks like ST and I are on the same wavelength.

(1) No, I don’t think Akin has a serious chance against McCaskill. If he committed this big a faux pas this early, there are surely more coming.
(2) We’d need at least four, if -gulp!- Obama wins reelection.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)