Sunday, October 12, 2008

She is bringing authenticity and talent

On Saturday, I linked to a blogpost about this Palin speech. I later took it down b/c I intend to go light on politics for a bit.

However, I'm putting this video up because I support life, as Sarah Palin does, and I ought to be very public in saying so.

Further, Barack is extreme on this issue: he supports partial birth abortion; and he opposed, in Illinois, mandated medical care for babies who survive abortions and are born alive. These are extreme positions even amongst persons who support access to abortion. Barack was the only person in the Illinois Senate to vote against medical care for babies who survive abortion. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a Born Alive Act which featured identical language to the Illinois act which Barack opposed.*

Partial Birth Abortion is difficult to fathom, and difficult to look straight in the eyes of, but this is what happens: the doctor pulls the baby(usu. 6-9 months gestation)'s feet and legs out of the womb, then sticks a long instrument up the birth canal and pierces the back of the baby's skull until death. Those facts are hard to look at, yet that is Partial Birth Abortion. Barack supports women having access to this procedure. Most persons who support access to abortion consider this procedure to be murder.

Sarah Palin says: "It's about time that we called him [Barack] on it [his extremism]." She is exactly correct.

Finally: notice how good Governor Palin is - really good. It's true she is reading a teleprompter. She has the advantage of speaking about her true beliefs. She's instinctive about the crowd. She has timing. Sarah Palin has talent.

The left/media were unable to kill off her national career during it's earliest, most vulnerable moments. Now Sarah Palin is coming for them. She is also coming for them in four years and in eight years. She is coming. She is bringing authenticity and talent.


* Barack, as he is wont, lied about this - claiming the language of the Born Alive Act was different from the language of the Illinois act. In fact, the language of the relevant portions matched up word for word.

Media, as they are wont, covered for Barack by reporting his claim about language, then mostly failing to report his claim was a lie. As a result: voters mostly don't know about Barack's extremism on this issue, and voters mostly don't know Barack lied about this issue.

There's a lot which Barack and media are hiding from voters, and there's a lot which Barack is lying about, and the finish line is in sight.

from Governor Palin's speech:
Most troubling, as a state senator, Barack Obama wouldn’t even stand up for the rights of infants born alive during an abortion. These infants – often babies with special needs – are simply left to die.

In 2002, Congress unanimously passed a federal law to require medical care for those babies who survive an abortion. They’re living, breathing babies, but Senator Obama describes them as “pre-viable.” This merciful law was called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Illinois had a version of the same law. Obama voted against it.

Asked about this vote, Senator Obama assured a reporter that he’d have voted “yes” on that bill if it had contained language similar to the federal version of the Born Alive Act. There’s just one little problem with that story: the language of both the state and federal bills was identical.

In short, Senator Obama is a politician who has long since left behind even the middle ground on the issue of life. He has sided with those who won’t even protect a child born alive.

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