By Dave Andrusko
Karl Rove wrote an interesting piece for the Wall Street Journal today under the headline “Democrats Are Making Unforced Errors.”
None of the examples he cites directly relate to our issues, but the point he is making is loud, clear, accurate, and wholly applicable to us.
Pro-abortion former Vice President Joe Biden is a dreadful candidate, or, as Mr. Rove put in more delicately in his conclusion, “[T]he 77-year-old isn’t an imposing political talent—this will become clearer as the campaign unfolds—and he and his compatriots regularly provide ammunition for Republican attacks.”
He is the titular head of a party that is monomanically pro-abortion. In their desire to appease the Planned Parenthoods and NARALs of this world, they have come unhinged. A green light for abortion through birth and flashing amber for infanticide. If that weren’t enough, they are committed to picking your pocket to pay for elective abortions.
The truth is because Mr. Biden is having such a hard time sounding coherent, just how radical his proposals actually are get lost in the shuffle. In other words, sometimes it’s hard to take him seriously.
When it comes to abortion and religious freedom, that would be fatal. Here are two examples.
First, he naturally bashed the Supreme Court for recognizing the Little Sisters of the Poor’s right of conscience and religious freedom. That’s the Party line and no—no—deviation would be allowed, even if Biden were so inclined. (No evidence he is.)
Second, a colleague passed along the “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force” document. Here’s much of what it says about abortion.
“Like the majority of Americans, Democrats believe that every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion. We will restore federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides vital preventive and reproductive health care for millions of women, especially low-income women and women of color, and LGBTQ+ people across the country, including in underserved areas. Democrats oppose and will fight to overturn federal and state laws that create barriers to women’s reproductive rights, including repealing the Hyde Amendment, and will work to protect and codify Roe v. Wade. …
A hat’s off (and tons of money) to PPFA; a commitment to harass state legislatures that pass laws Biden and pro-abortion Congressional Democrats oppose; eliminating an amendment that has conservatively saved over two million lives; and a codification of Roe, which is AbortionSpeak for hollowing out any and all protections for unborn children and their mothers.
As many have noted, in a party that is racing to the far, far Left, Biden has positioned himself as the “moderate.” There are no moderates left, however. When Biden chooses his vice presidential running mate, it will in all likelihood signal his abject capitulation to the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren factions of the party.
They are the ones talking about “transforming” our nation, catnip to the likes of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez but discomforting in the extreme to most Americans. Biden echoed that language over the weekend. Rove wrote
There was also Mr. Biden’s Sunday tweet: “We won’t just rebuild this nation—we’ll transform it.” The former vice president won his party’s nomination because he seemed to be a mainstream Democrat. He draws support from independents and some conservatives for the same reason. He won’t keep it if he pushes “transformation,” the pet phrase of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Finally, because (as Rove wrote in the beginning of his column) “the mainstream media all but declares the 2020 election for Joe Biden,” the temptation is to get sloppy—or, better put, become more candid.
There is not an abortion Biden would condemn—no matter how late in pregnancy; no matter how undeniable the baby would endure unimaginable pain; no matter how frivolous the justification.