August 21, 2008
Yes, Obama did support infanticide
In his own words:
Posted by Darleen at August 21, 2008 05:30 PM
WHen it's a Dem who is "pro-choice" (a disgusting term, BTW), it's "infanticide"; when it's a Repub, OTOH, it's political expediency:
"I think that the pro-life position is one of the important aspects or fundamentals of the Republican Party," McCain said. "And I also feel that--and I'm not trying to equivocate here--that Americans want us to work together. You know, Tom Ridge is one of the great leaders and he happens to be pro-choice. And I don't think that that would necessarily rule Tom Ridge out."
McCain's comments came in response to a question about comments he made to several reporters during the Republican primary season. During that exchange, McCain was asked whether New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg would make a good running mate. McCain offered strong words of praise for Bloomberg but said that Bloomberg's position on abortion--he is also pro-choice--would make it difficult to choose him as a vice presidential candidate.
In the interview this morning, McCain suggested that Ridge would be more palatable to social conservatives than Bloomberg.
"I think it's a fundamental tenet of our party to be pro-life but that does not mean we exclude people from our party that are pro-choice. We just have a--albeit strong--but just it's
a disagreement. And I think Ridge is a great example of that. Far moreso than Bloomberg, because Bloomberg is pro-gay rights, pro, you know, a number of other issues."
See Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/406glxpt.asp?pg=1
Posted by: Mark In Irvine at August 28, 2008 04:22 PM