By Dave Andrusko
Later today National Right to Life will begin providing real-time updates to our website to track the key races targeted by National Right to Life. You can catch those updates at www.nrlc.org.
If you have not voted, be sure to go to nrlpac.org/endorse-states.htm to find out which candidates will use their elected position to vote to protect unborn babies and vulnerable citizens. This is an important day for them.
We’ve written dozens and dozens of stories leading up to today. Here are a couple of additional thoughts about the mid-term elections that might help put what is happening in perspective.
Many of us here at National Right to Life brought a toothbrush and a change of clothes. With a very competitive Senate seat up for grabs in Alaska, we may not know whether Republicans made the net gain of six seats which would remove pro-abortion Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as Majority Leader until after midnight. Of course, if a race or two, such as Louisiana or Georgia, is so close a runoff is needed, we might not know until next month, or even January.
Republicans, almost all of whom are pro-life, are expected to increase their majority in the House of Representatives. So much attention has been given to the Senate, currently a roadblock to all pro-life initiatives, we forget the significance of beefing up the ranks in the House.
There are already lots of these stories, typified by an article in the Washington Post this morning, headlined, “Where did Obama go wrong?” The explanations include many of the usual factors (some of which are spot on) but simply downplay how out of the mainstream many of President Obama’s proposals actually are or the impact of his own personality.
For example, it is comical for Juliet Eilperin and David Nakamura to suggest that when the President was re-elected he and his advisers were “convinced that they could pursue big, bipartisan deals to cement an Obama legacy.” President Obama doesn’t do bipartisan anything. The story itself shows (a) his inattentiveness to legitimate Republican concerns, and (b) the reflexive instance that it was exclusively the Republicans’ fault that these “deals”—large or small—never came to fruition.
It’s going to be a long day (and night). Be sure to vote and join us at www.nrlc.org