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Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Conventions Begin

The Conventions Begin

          We are finally on the eve of the Republican National Convention.  Looking at the schedules of the two conventions, the contrasts could not be more clear.  Outside of speeches by the presidential and vice-presidential nominees, the RNC will feature New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Ann Romney, and others.  The focus will be mostly on stimulating our struggling economy and reinvigorating the nation.
          The Democrats, unfortunately, have decided to take a different approach.  I say unfortunately because they seem to have decided to focus significant attention on their fictitious “war on women.”  Featured speakers will include Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards, NARAL President Nancy Keenan, and Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who publicly embarrassed herself by demanding free birth control from her Catholic college, and has sadly become one of the faces of the administration’s wicked HHS mandate. 
Highlighting the party’s anti-life platform and hostility toward religious freedom?  This is a sad state of affairs for a once proud party that does still have legitimate things to say, albeit on a shrinking number of topics.  Will the Democrats’ strategy work?  One political commentator responded, saying, “The Democrats’ strategy will work if women are idiots.”
I know it’s anecdotal evidence, but I know a great many women, none of whom I would classify as an idiot.  This may prove bad news for the President’s reelection efforts.

Note: In order that the tone of this post not be misconstrued, please understand that the point the commentator was making was that the DNC is greatly insulting women by the focus they are choosing for their convention, and that is true.  Neither she (I assume) nor I intend to actually call people who support Obama idiots.  Also, the women mentioned who will be speaking at the DNC are in need of our prayers, not our scorn, especially Ms. Fluke, who I believe is being exploited due to what might be termed youthful ignorance.