The “pro-life Democrats” showed the depths of their convictions yesterday by voting for the largest expansion of federal funding for abortion in our nation’s history. Of course, they were reassured by the most pro-abortion president in decades that he wouldn’t implement the abortion provisions of the law … Even if that were a reliable promise (and I’ll hold out hope it was), how long does it last? The law is in place for essentially a federally guaranteed right to an abortion with taxpayer money.
When Obama talked about a new period of politics, I thought he had some form of bipartisanship or Clinton-triangulation in mind. What a joke — new period as in damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead with a hardcore, left-wing, statist agenda. He and the Dems have greatly increased the polarity of our body politic. These are not healthy times for our country.
Symbolically, the websites of the late William F. Buckley’s publication, National Review, responds today with this message: Service Unavailable. Mr. Buckley and NR proudly state that their mission is to stand athwart history yelling “Stop!” Looks like they’ve lost their voice today. Speedy recovery!