Okay, it’s my turn to crow, to beat my breast, to confirm to all of you skeptics how smart I am. I gotta do this because after all of these years, I remain an insecure person who needs the kudos where I can get them. I need to claim victory when I’m right about something. I blame my shortcomings on my dead mother who for many years tortured me mentally by telling me how worthless I was. She also beat the crap out of me but, well, I digress. Let me get off of the couch now.
In my last post entitled “Shall We Dance?” I talked about how the pro-choice groups were in a state of panic because Randall Terry, the now totally emasculated founder of the now practically defunct Operation Rescue, had a meeting with the Chief of Staff of the incoming Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner. I told everyone to calm down, that such a meeting was par for the course and that Terry would sent on his way, thinking he made some progress when, in fact, nothing dramatic would happen.
So, this morning in the New York Times, there is a headline entitled “Push for Stricter Abortion Limits is Expected in House.” OMG! Terry has done it! They’re doing what he demanded – the end of legal abortion is in sight! But then I took the unusual approach of actually reading the article and what I discovered confirmed exactly what I predicted in my last blog (applause).
The article notes that Representative Joe Pitts will now head the subcommittee that considers much of the anti-abortion legislation. And, guess what he is going to do? He is going to assure that no federal dollars will be used to pay for abortions. How radical! What a guy! No doubt he is now Randall Terry’s hero and will soon receive a framed “Certificate of Appreciation” from Operation Rescue, assuming they can afford the paper and the frame.
Specifically, Pitts is targeting the new health care reform law and wants to insure that no one could use the
new system to get an abortion. Now, I don’t like this idea but my question is: is that the best you got? After all, no federal dollars have been spent for abortion for decades thanks to the late Congressman Henry Hyde. This is your “pro-life agenda?”
Now, I don’t want to hear from the pro-choicers about how unfair this would be to women. I get that piece, spare me the political rants. You just gotta face it, we don’t have the votes to stop everything. But if this is all they are going to do, then I say go ahead and waste your time on something that will hardly affect anyone. I mean, the fact is that the new health care centers will not even be offering abortion services folks. Just take this “defeat” and claim victory.
So, as I predicted, Randy Terry is probably telling his buddies how influential he is and, as I predicted, the new Congress won’t do anything that will curtail abortion rights in this country.
So, piss off, Mom.
I am smarter than you thought.