In his book The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life, Ramesh Ponnuru explains how the leadership of the Democratic party shifted from a conglomerate of pro-life and pro-choice politicians to a party that is synonymous with across-the-board social liberalism, especially abortion “rights.” In 2006, Ponnuru predicted that if the Democrats continued on their current path towards more and more radical support of no-holds-barred elective abortion, they would begin to seriously alienate their base.
Look what happened last night.
Bart Stupak (D-MI) disappointed pro-lifers all over the country when he fell for Obama’s ridiculous executive order ploy. But according to this video taken last year in Cheboygan, he never planned to hold firm. Take a look here.
Note that his constituents were booing when the camera stopped filming.
Also, in a March 19 press release, Stupak revealed that his state had been the recipient of a $700K FAA grant. Just coincidence, surely. While the left-leaning media screams that there is “no proof” that Stupak took an executive bribe, and that many other states have also been awarded FAA airport improvement grants, a cursory glance reveals that Michigan got significantly more money than most, if not all, the other states.
But it’s probably just a coincidence.
In his book, which is highly recommended reading for all pro-life activists, Ponnuru devotes an entire chapter to an analysis of polls taken in the U.S. regarding abortion and other bioethics issues, and what he found is that Americans favor far more restrictive abortion laws than their pro-choice representatives in Congress, the White House, and the courts. Ponnuru’s analysis found that most people who favor legal abortion would restrict it to only the first trimester; some are even unaware that late-term abortions are legal on demand in this country.
Ponnuru’s hypothesis was proven last night when a Democratic majority in Congress enacted sweeping new legislation which, according to every major poll taken in the past several months regarding health care reform, is not desired by the American people.
This is grisly proof that Democratic politicians have gotten too radical for their base. They have moved further left of center than the average Democrat.
Come election season, a cold November rain is going to fall on representatives who ignored their constituents.
This blog was cross-posted to Eve’s Ransom.