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The conservative agenda

From today's New York Times:

This lopsided investment in anti-abortion rhetoric has allowed Presidents Reagan, Bush and Bush to collect the votes of the anti-abortion faithful without paying much of a price among the electorate at large. But imagine what would happen if a Republican president actually honored the promise, explicit or implied, to engineer a court majority to overturn Roe. Republican opposition to abortion rights would no longer be theoretical. And moderate voters, who have learned to discount anti-abortion hypocrisy, would surely exact a high electoral price for the Republicans' new sincerity.

Unless President Bush is cut from truer anti-abortion timber than his two Republican predecessors, my guess is we'll discover down the road that he, too, has appointed at least one pro-Roe justice to the court and that the status quo endures.


Read the full article here:
Another Republican for Roe?

Comments

word_herder
Oct. 6th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
This is precisely why my father unregistered himself as a voter, sent letters of protest to the White House on down to his state representatives, and has given up on politics.

The hypocrisy was starting to get to him. He was a registered Republican and is very anti-abortion (but not quite on level of Phelps).
gilathief
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
I can understand that, politics is usually a nasty mess.

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