August 14, 2005


Dem silence is deafening (Michael Goodwin, 8/14/05, NY Daily News)

The rancid attack ad against Supreme Court nominee John Roberts shows, in a nutshell, what's wrong with the Democratic Party. Emphasis on nut. [...]

Sen. Hillary Clinton's earlier call for "common ground" on abortion would have more credibility had she condemned the ad's false claims.

Sen. Chuck Schumer would have proved himself more than a partisan had he done more than brush off Roberts' ads from both left and right as "just trying to stir the pot."

Neither Clinton nor Schumer even mildly rebuked a group that is part of their party's base. It took Pennsylvania's Sen. Arlen Specter, the pro-choice GOP chairman of the Judiciary Committee, to blow the whistle. He called the ad "blatantly untrue and unfair" and said it was hurting the pro-choice cause. It was then withdrawn.

But the damage remains to the sponsor, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and, more important, to the quisling Dems. Their silence puts them in lockstep with the demagogues driving the party over the ideological cliff. Instead of speaking up for decency and integrity, they chose appeasement, if not agreement. Shame.

What's left of the Party if they distance themselves from the pro-death lobby?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 14, 2005 11:47 AM

Their bet is that by Election Day next year, and definitely by 2008, most people won't remember the NARAL ad, so slience on the issue won't hurt them. In contrast, the NARAL folks have memories like a herd of elephants, and any heresy spoken now would be subject to retribution in the future.

Posted by: John at August 14, 2005 12:42 PM

It won't hurt them, no. But they missed a great opportunity to *help* themselves.

Posted by: Timothy at August 14, 2005 7:15 PM