Sunday, May 30, 2010

George and Lanny

Fox News Democrat Lanny Davis:

Ms. Maddow also failed to elicit from Mr. Paul, much less credit him, with clearly liberal positions on the major issues, also consistent with libertarian principles, such as the fact that he is unambiguously pro-choice (“government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration”); pro-civil liberties (“we oppose reduction of constitutional safeguards of the rights of the criminally accused … the Bill of Rights provides no exceptions for a time of war”); and pro-decriminalizing victimless crimes, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes.

Rachel Maddow did fail to credit Rand Paul for being unambiguously pro-choice. I wonder why?

I am 100% pro life. I believe abortion is taking the life of an innocent human being. I believe life begins at conception and it is the duty of our government to protect this life.
I will always vote for any and all legislation that would end abortion or lead us in the direction of ending abortion. I believe in a Human Life Amendment and a Life at Conception Act as federal solutions to the abortion issue.
Perhaps Ms. Maddow perceived an ambiguity.

Or perhaps she didn't confuse Randal Paul with the platform of the Libertarian Party, where Davis's quote comes from. Even for a FoxDem hack, writing on a Tucker Faye Carlson website, this is fairly pathetic.

p.s. Ta-Nehisi Coates has already covered this ground.

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