Every Democrat votes to block pro-life measures. When it comes to the Senate, every single Democrat is in lock step with Chuck Schumer’s pro-abortion agenda. Yet this fact of life seems to get little attention. Most recently, Senator Rand Paul, a pro-life Republican from Kentucky lashed out at his fellow Republicans after the failure of a measure to defund Planned Parenthood. The measure would have needed 60 votes to pass, and two pro-choice Republicans voted against it. No Democrats voted to stop taxpayer funding of the abortion giant.
The United States is beyond only North Korea and China when it comes to our permissiveness with abortion. A measure earlier this year to join nearly all of Europe in banning abortions after 20 weeks, when the baby feels pain, was defeated on party lines. The United States is radically pro-abortion when it comes to federal policy.
So why don’t we talk about pro-abortion Democrats in pro-life states? Let’s start with the liars. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. All three claim to be pro-life. All three have failed to stand up for their supposed They have voted to keep funding abortion giant Planned Parenthood or skipped votes altogether. Bob Casey got a 100% score from NARAL for his pro-abortion voting record. While all three voted to join Europe in banning abortion after 20 weeks, they were the only Democrats to do so and the vote was meaningless without more Democrat support.
There are other Democrats who are up for election this November in solidly pro-life states, but they have voted consistently pro-abortion every time. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, Sherrod Brown in Ohio and Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota are extremely vulnerable this election year. All three are completely out of step with their states on abortion. This November these three seats could be flipped if pro-lifers use the issue to target them.
In other states, abortion is a 50/50 issue, but pro-lifers could turn out if they were more heavily targeted. Bill Nelson is in deep trouble, but he will be re-elected if pro-life voters listen to diatribes by Rand Paul and Matt Walsh about how both parties are the same when it comes to abortion. Both parties are not the same. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins don’t represent Republicans on abortion anymore than Joe Donnelly represents the Left. It can be a winning issue for Republicans. We saw that when millions turned out to keep the Supreme Court from being formed by Hillary Clinton.
Iran, in trouble with their people and staring down the barrel of new US sanctions, began a tweet war with Trump over the “mother of all wars”. Trump responded in all caps that Iran’s leaders would suffer consequences few others have. In the end it’s likely all blowing smoke. Iran doesn’t have nuclear capabilities and the US isn’t about to go invade another Middle Eastern country. But the developments continue to show that despite the rhetoric and narrative, Trump has been tougher on Russia allies than Obama was.
Rouhani warns Trump about mother of all wars
Speaking of rhetoric on Russia, Trey Gowdy had a warning for Trump administration officials that they should steer Trump to take Russia more seriously or consider leaving their posts. Gowdy has consistently chided the Trump administration for not being tough enough on Russia’s election interference, however he has also acknowledged the extreme prejudice shown by Obama’s intel apparatus. In addition to noting that James Comey, James Clapper, and John Brennan continue to show their anti-Trump bias in editorials, Gowdy recently took Inspector General Michael Horowitz to task over his failure to call out anti-Trump bias deeply rooted in the FBI. Texts from Peter Strzok reveled that the Russia/Trump collusion investigation was an “insurance policy” to “stop Trump”. But so far, nothing has actually tied Trump to Russia or proven collusion.
Anti-Trump bias in the FBI can’t be put aside
Speaking of bias, the FISA court warrant to spy on Carter Page and the Trump campaign has been released through a Freedom of Information Act request. This extraordinary release marks the first time a secretive FISA warrant has been released. It proves two things. The first is that Hillary Clinton’s paid for political propaganda dossier played a major role in getting the warrant. Second, that the secret warrant to spy on a US citizen during the Obama administration was obtained simply because there was suspicion that Russia was trying to recruit him. It’s also important to know that the warrant was issued after Page was no longer with the Trump campaign. Spying on a US Citizen because there is a belief that a foreign power might try to recruit them is likely a violation of the 4th Amendment.
For some good reading, here is Andy McCarthy’s argument why suspicion that someone is being recruited by a foreign government is not good enough to secretly spy on a US Citizen.
If you want to read through the FISA Warrant, you can do that here.
What do Sacha Baron Cohen and James O’Keefe have in common? Both used hidden cameras to expose the other side. It’s interesting to see how many lend credence to what Cohen exposes compared to those who dismissed O’Keefe’s videos out of hand because they felt he was using trickery or deceptive editing. O’Keefe’s undercover operations exposed massive Democrat voter fraud and routine illegal activities being carried out by Planned Parenthood. Cohen got a racist Georgia politician to drop his pants and shout the N word. I wonder if the Left will dismiss Cohen so quickly.
Sacha Baron Cohen gets former GOP lawmaker to make racist jokes