From Rush’s show day before yesterday, where he thanks conservative columnist Rich Lowry for the piece he wrote declaring that Rush was right about Barack Obama being an “unabashed liberal” all along. Obama’s Second Inaugural Address made that abundantly clear.
Conservative Rich Lowry has an opinion piece at Politico that reminds everyone that while all the focus recently has been on the bizarre and indefensible remarks by Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin, it is the current President of the United States who is an extremist when it comes to the issue of abortion:
POLITICO – Rich Lowry with Guest Opinion: . . . From a strictly down-the-middle, neutral perspective, if one side of a debate is “extreme,” the opposite and countervailing side is equally “extreme.” It would never even occur to the media to apply this standard to abortion. Under the guise of upholding abortion rights, Barack Obama could favor denying legal protection to babies after they are born and the press wouldn’t bat an eyelash. In fact—he did.
In the Illinois legislature, he opposed the “Born-Alive Infants Protection Act” three times. The bill recognized babies born after attempted abortions as persons and required doctors to give them care. Obama’s stalwart opposition to the bill came up during the 2008 campaign, and his team responded with a farrago of obfuscation and distortions.
The bill was supposedly redundant. Except it wasn’t. Protections for infants who survived abortions were shot through with loopholes, which is why the bill was offered in the first place. (Abortion doctors were leaving infants to die without any care.) The bill was supposedly a threat to abortion rights. Except it wasn’t. Obama opposed a version that stipulated it didn’t affect the legal status of infants still in the womb.
About a year after his final vote against the bill, Obama gave his famous 2004 Democratic convention speech extolling post-partisan moderation. But he couldn’t even bring himself to protect infants brutalized and utterly alone in some medical facility taking what might be only a few fragile breaths on this Earth. Some moderation. The federal version of the bill that he opposed in Illinois passed the U.S. Senate unanimously. Some post-partisanship.
President Obama is an extremist on abortion. He has never supported any meaningful restriction on it, and never will. . . . Read More
Here is video of conservative Rich Lowry duking it out with ultra-liberal Rachel Maddow on Meet the Press over the fact that it is President Barack Obama who is cutting $700 Billion from Medicare in order to pay for ObamaCare. Maddow kept harping about the Ryan Budget, which uses the reality of those cuts as a baseline for how to deal with the nation’s debt – but seemed to have no problem with the fact it is Obama who has cut $700 Billion from Medicare! Lowry pointed out that Mitt Romney would roll back those cuts, while it is Obama who wants to keep them. Maddow never would try and defend the cuts. Lowry believes Republicans need to actually go on offense about Medicare, since it is Obama who is making cuts that actually affect current Senior Citizens.
Simply unbelievable. Even for a far-Left liberal like Alan Colmes.
Here is video of Alan Colmes on Fox News with conservative Rich Lowry where they were to talk about the surging campaign of Rick Santorum and how he has been covered by the media. Colmes took the opportunity to say that Santorum will now get more scrutiny and that he will begin losing support “once they get a load of some of the crazy things he’s said and done, like taking his two-hour-old baby who died after childbirth and played with it for a couple hours so his other children would know that the child was real.”
Rick Lowry immediately defended the Santorums, hammering Colmes with, “That’s a cheap shot, Alan.” Lowry went on to tell Colmes repeatedly that his trying to “mock” Santorum for the way he dealt with the massive grief of losing a child was “beyond the pale,” and “beneath you, Alan.”
The Santorums’ decision to take their baby home for a time after death as a way of dealing with their grief and helping their other children was deeply personal, and should not be fodder for attacks by liberals. It is a fact that actually seeing the deceased’s body is an important factor in helping people to process their grief and accept the reality of what has happened. The fact that the Santorums wanted their children to see their sibling at home actually demonstrates the kind of love and care they felt, not only for their child who died, but for their living children. Not everyone deals with grief in the same way, and people should be given space to do what they believe is best for them and their family.
Can you just imagine the media firestorm if a conservative tried to use something like this against a prominent liberal politician?
UPDATED: Here is video of Rick Santorum discussing the death of their son, Gabriel, and why they handled it they way they did:
The sycophant Obama media is about to lose it over the questions surrounding Obama and his Birth Certificate. Now, they are bringing it up when others are not!
Here is video from The McLaughlin Group of conservative Rich Lowry calling Obama’s Budget Speech last week, “classless” for inviting GOP Rep. Paul Ryan to sit on the front row of the audience, and then proceeding to spend the first half of the speech demagoguing Ryan’s Budget Plan.
Obama defender Eleanor Clift of Newsweek reacted angrily to Lowry’s statement, saying it was perfectly fair for Obama to do what he did. When Lowry persisted, Clift sarcastically said to him, “What else would you expect from a socialist born in Kenya who’s hiding his birth certificate?”