“Sling mud when facts are in short supply” seems to be the mantra of leaders in the Democratic Party. Taking a page from the favored Democratic National Committee playbook, today President Joe Biden said that those supporting former President Trump’s conservative initiatives are part of the “most extreme political organization” in the nation’s history.
It is likely the president’s handlers became alarmed when Biden began to give unscripted comments in response to a reporter’s question regarding the recent leak of a preliminary Supreme Court “opinion” indicating the probability of overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
On Tuesday, an aggravated Biden said that repealing Roe v. Wade would be a “radical decision” and argued that the opposers of abortion, mainly Republicans, are stripping Americans of the right to privacy (obscurely referencing the 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut ruling).
It should not surprise that the Biden administration has been accused of profound mixed messaging when Biden himself maintains great elasticity in his positions. Regarding abortion:
– In 1976, Biden voted for the “Hyde Amendment,” which bans federal funding of abortions.
– In 1981, Biden introduced the “Biden Amendment,” which prohibits foreign-aid funding of biomedical research involving abortion.
– In 1982, Biden voted for a constitutional amendment allowing states to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Townhall reports that yesterday, Biden falsely claimed that “all religions” agree there is no determination as to when life begins, intimating that therefore abortion should be sanctioned and funded by the State.
“Roe says what all basic mainstream religions have historically included, that the existence of a human life and being is a question,” Biden said. “Is it at the moment of conception? Is it six months? Is it six weeks? Is it quickening?”
On Wednesday, recalling an exchange he had with Robert Bork, Biden told reporters:
“This reminds me of the debate with Robert Bork. Bork believed the only reason you had any inherent rights is because the government gave them to you. If you go back and look at the opening comments when I was questioning him as chairman, I said, ‘I believe I have the rights that I have not because the government gave them to me, which you believe, but because I’m just a child of God, I exist.'”
Many have pointed to the irony of Biden’s statements who, on the one hand, claims inalienable rights based on being a “child of God” but, on the other hand, states that children have no rights.
Somehow, as Biden talked with reporters, he connected the SCOTUS leak and his claim that women are about to lose their “right to privacy,” his fear that LGBTQ children will be excluded from classrooms, and his political difficulties with the “extreme” conservative initiatives associated with former President Donald Trump.
“The idea that somehow there is no right to privacy …” Biden said. “What happens if you have [a] state changing the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in a classroom with other children? Is that legit under the way the decision’s written? What are the next things that are gonna be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history, in recent American history.”
In recent weeks the Biden administration has harshly criticized Florida for its “Parental Rights in Education” bill that “prohibits classroom discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in K-3 classrooms” and Texas for criminalizing the practice of giving children hormone therapies, puberty blockers, and gender reassignment surgeries.
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