How about we shoot ourselves in the other foot?
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels April 22, 2010 - 11:27am
This from Politico: "Anti-abortion groups are poised to launch a multimillion-dollar offensive against a collection of former allies House Democrats who also oppose abortion in an effort to discredit their credibility with anti-abortion voters and oust them from office.Four separate campaigns are in the works, aimed at anti-abortion House Democrats who voted for the health care bill and designed around the notion that those Democrats signed on to legislation that lacked restrictions ensuring that federal funds would not be spent to provide coverage for abortions.Some of the targeted members largely, though not exclusively, vulnerable and junior Democrats voted for the bill after Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) cut a deal with the White House that President Barack Obama would sign an executive order ensuring that the bill would not provide such funding. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36173.html#ixzz0lqKZMcNrActually if you add up the amounts mentioned in the story multi-million dollars seems a stretch. Now that the Democrats have gotten the news that they have pro-life politicians in their midst and pro-life voters, it would be nice if the DNC and the rest of us came to the rescue of some of these folks. My particular favorite, not mentioned in the story, is Tom Perriello (VA-5th District)
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Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages and blogs at dotCommonweal.