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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:29 PM

21. Shouldn't be in bounds, but it is

Yet another instance where the political stance is abandoned when it affects them personally.
In a perfect world, this sort of thing would never be political, but it has been made political for 40 years. As much as we might want to rise above it, it is in bounds.
Pro-life is and has been a powerful wedge issue that the Right has utilized for electoral purposes. Those who vote pro-life must feel extra-stupid. The Right knows if they actually had put it up for votes during the darkest Bush moments, R v. W would have been overturned, but then what? They'd rarely win afterward because they might lose that element of the electorate. Rove cobbled together a successful patchwork of wedge issues to sway those who otherwise might think, and vote Dem. That patchwork must be torn apart.
Between now and early November, I will only bring this up to folks for whom pro-life is a trump card. THOSE folks need to know that this guy abandoned them when it was his son who might have an impaired child.

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