By Dave Andrusko
Day Three of the Democratic National Convention will be remembered for many signal events, including the speeches of pro-abortion President Obama, pro-abortion Vice President Biden and pro-abortion Hillary Clinton’s Vice President, pro-abortion Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. But for those who were paying attention, there were the astonishingly tin-eared (even for her) comments of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.).
Obama’s speech was a kind of apologia sua vita as president. You may have been falsely told times are rough and dangerous, but that’s only because you took your eyes off of (you guessed it) me. It is reassuring to see that two terms as President have only confirmed Obama’s modest opinion of himself.
Biden gave his usual folksy stem-winder, which always goes over well with the Mainstream Media. (Biden and pro-abortion former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg vied for the title of chief basher of Donald Trump. It was a photo finish.)
Kaine offered a painfully lame impersonation of Trump but assumed the traditional role of attack dog with good humor. He also threw in a few religious references and called for audience participation.
This prompted commentator Juan Williams to liken Kaine’s approach to “call-and-response,” which is such a part of the worship style of many African-American churches (e.g., “Can I get an Amen?”).
But “Donald Trump is the worse human being on Planet Earth and Hillary Clinton is Mother Gaia–can I get an Amen?” would seem to be a stretch of call-and-response. While I understanding that politics is a full contact sport, those were pretty vicious remarks.
We will talk about the personal celebration of abortions in a separate post and further reflections on just how eager Hillary Clinton is to make the world over in her pursuit of limitless abortion in another post. Here let me just talk about Rep. Pelosi’s remarkable comments last night to PBS commentator Judy Woodruff.
You don’t have to like–you can even actively dislike–Donald Trump and wonder whether these stereotypical remarks from a woman who is a stereotype of the liberal pro-abortion West Coaster will help Mrs. Clinton.
The backdrop is that Clinton is hemorrhaging support among white males in general, but particularly white men without college degrees. So Woodruff asked Pelosi how can Clinton counter this?
PELOSI: With an economic agenda to create jobs, good-paying jobs, increasing paychecks. The economic agenda is what is really — it’s about the economy, you know that statement, it’s not a cliché, it’s a fact.
Nothing wrong with that. The economy is always important in any election. Then Pelosi, who is forever touting her Catholic faith and “educating” her church’s leadership about abortion, added this zinger:
PELOSI: And I think that so many times, white non-college-educated white males have voted Republican, they’ve voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s, God being the woman’s right to choose.
Three quick points about what was quickly dubbed the “Three Gs.” That’s my background. Neither my dad nor my wife’s dad went to college. They were cradle-Democrats. The party not only used to have room for them, they were a core constituency.
Second, the formulation is eerily similar to Obama’s. In 2008, then candidate Obama opined that Americans “get bitter” and “cling” to “guns or religion” to “explain their frustrations.”
Third, consider what Hillary Clinton said last year to the “Women in The World Summit” in New York City.
“Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half but far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth. All the laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed [applause]. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century, and not just for women, but for everyone — and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.”
The message was impossible to miss: to bring real “reproductive health care” to the ends of the earth (Hillary and Bill Clinton are anti-life missionaries), a lot that means a great deal to billions of people must be jettisoned.
Imagine what a President Hillary Clinton would do.