Much of the Democratic National Convention has focused on women and portraying Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as hostile to the health care choices of women. But the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List says President Obama is the real radical on abortion. The group is airing ads in multiple states showcasing a young woman who survived an attempted abortion. The woman also reminds viewers that Obama voted four times in the Illinois State Senate against rights for babies who survive abortions. Dannenfelser says that is as far out of the mainstream as one can be. She also tears into the Democratic platform, which calls for access to abortion throughout a pregnancy and advocates paying for them with taxpayer dollars. The descriptive language has also changed according to Dannenfelser, who points out that Democrats used to advocate for abortions that were “safe, legal and rare” but no longer use the word “rare”. Of course, GOP nominee Mitt Romney was strongly pro-choice during his 1994 U.S. Senate campaign and 2002 gubernatorial bid. He later changed his position, and Dannenfelser says she believes it to be sincere. She also touches on the firestorm the erupted last month around Missouri U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Akin and his reference to “legitimate rape”. Dannenfelser says those comments were unfortunate but the electorate is back focusing on the big picture now. SBA List has already been airing its ad about Obama’s abortion record in the Show Me State.
Archives for September 2012
Three Martini Lunch 9/6/12
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Daniel Foster of National Review shudder as the Democrats fight over mentioning God and Jerusalem in their party platform but are glad the true views of many in the party were exposed. They also discuss the impact of Bill Clinton’s speech and whether the Democratic base is more energetic for Obama than Republicans are for Romney. And they scratch their heads as Chris Matthews follows Clinton’s speech by discussing how easily the former president could reproduce with martians.
The Real War on Women
Much of the first night at the Democratic National Convention was designed to paint Mitt Romney and other Republicans as anti-woman and President Obama as the advocate for progress among women. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is having none of it. He says he is appalled by Democrats saying we all belong to the government, rather than the government belonging to the people. When it comes to the war on women, the congressman says he’s much more horrified by gender-selective abortions that kill baby girls in the womb than opposing a birth control mandate on all employers. Gohmert also marvels that Democrats are offering no plan to reduce the deficit despite our national debt climbing above $16 trillion. On foreign policy, Gohmert says Americans should be outraged that deaths and injuries among Americans in Afghanistan are far higher in three and a half years of Obama’s leadership than under seven and a half years under George W. Bush. The mission itself is also a thorn in Gohmert’s side, as he unloads on Obama for impractical rules of engagement and having no strategy other than getting out in 2014.
Three Martini Lunch 9/5/12
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Dan Foster of National Review are relieved Ron Paul decided not to help the Obama campaign by endorsing Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. They also wonder why part of Michelle Obama’s speech sounded like it was at the GOP convention and other parts were complete fiction. And they smirk as the Democrats cite the threat of lightning for moving President Obama’s convention speech from a 73,000-seat football stadium to an arena with 50,000 fewer seats.
Israel Sets Attack Timetable
Israel sees Iranian nuclear weapons as an existential threat and plans are in place to carry out strikes to cripple the nuclear program by the middle of next month. Middle East expert Dr. Mike Evans says his discussions with top Israeli officials this week suggest there is a strong likelihood the attacks will take place between September 15th and October 15th. Evans estimates a 75 percent chance that strikes will be carried out in that 30-day window. Dr. Evans says high-ranking Israeli leaders also tell him they have a secret weapon they intend to deploy for any strikes, but they would not tell Evans what that weapon is. He believes the likely weapon is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which would cripple Iran’s power grid. Evans says he’s not surprised that the Obama administration is telling Israel and Iran that the U.S. will not back any Israeli attacks. He also reports that CIA Director David Petraeus and other American officials are strongly pressuring Israeli leaders to hold off on attacks before the U.S. elections. Evans explains what sort of ironclad promises from President Obama could convince Israel to stand down temporarily.
Three Martini Lunch 9/4/12
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Dan Foster of National Review Online cheer a new poll from The Hill showing Americans across the board disapprove of President Obama’s performance in office. They also discuss whether the lack of a convention bounce for Romney is cause for concern. And they examine the curious possibility that hip-hop rapper Nicki Minaj might be endorsing Mitt Romney.