Duh, we don't kill babies, we kill them and eat them
Hi, my name is Donna and I'm unable to explain my positions
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Brazille: I'm Not Good Enough To Convince My Own Family
If you want to know why Democrats keep losing, maybe it is because we keep hiring political "professionals" who can't even explain our platform positions to their own effing families.
"Even I have trouble explaining to my family that we are not about killing babies."
Gore-Lieberman campaign manager Donna Brazile, in the New York Times, on the Democratic Party's stance on abortion.
I mean, this is not rocket science. Democrats support women being able to choose when to have children, ensuring that all children are wanted and cared for. The ability to choose means that 1) women get to choose when and with whom they have sexual relations, 2) are able to choose from a full array of birth control options to avoid becoming pregnant if they do not want become pregnant, and 3) as a last resort access to a safe and legal abortion only up to viability or to protect the life of the woman.
Our position is properly called pro-choice, because it is about having the ability to make the choices necessary to control when and how to have children. It is not pro-abortion, because if the first two parts of choice are guaranteed then the number of abortions will be reduced dramatically.
The opposition is improperly called pro-life because they are simply not. The vast majority -- and I would hazard to say all on the right wing -- of the anti-abortion crowd also support the Iraq War regardless of the number of women and children who have died, and support the death penalty. These people do not care universally about life; they care about denying women access to birth control and abortions.
And if Donna Brazile can't explain that to her family then she should not be in the political game.
Wow, I'm not the only one who thinks she's both incompetent and an idiot. If she can't explain a core belief of the people who pay her, then why the fuck are they paying her?
She is simply not competent at her job and no one will say so.
posted by Steve @ 3:26:00 PM