Can you guess the answer Debbie Wasserman Schultz came up with? Here’s the background on the story first.
It seems that the major media have crawled out of their hole where they’ve been comfortably snoozing for most of the past six years. It was to be expected, we’ve got Republicans running for President.
Rand Paul was in New Hampshire last week and faced questions on abortion. This can be a problematic area for Paul because hard core Libertarians are typically pro-abortion. They frame it as “choice” but a baby – or 50 million of them – end up dead either way.
The Associated Press did their best to corner Paul on the issue.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What exceptions, if any, should be made if the procedure were to be banned?
In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Paul would not say if his opposition to abortion rights includes an exception in cases of rape, incest or risk to the life of the mother.
“The thing is about abortion — and about a lot of things — is that I think people get tied up in all these details of, sort of, you’re this or this or that, or you’re hard and fast (on) one thing or the other,” Paul said.
In the past, Paul has supported legislation that would ban abortion with exceptions, while at other times, he’s backed bills seeking a broader bar on abortion.
Campaigning in New Hampshire, Paul told the AP that it’s his conviction that “life is special and deserves protection.”
The reporter kept hammering at Paul on the subject of exceptions and he finally noted, ” I gave you a five-minute answer. Put in my five-minute answer.” Here’s his answer in full.
At a stop in Milford, NH, where the Democratic National Committee made sure there were reporters prepped with the Party line, Paul finally came up with a response that should have been his first response, and should be the response of every Republican when asked about exceptions.
“Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?”
“You go back and go ask (DNC head) Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a 7-pound baby that’s just not born yet,” Paul said. “Ask her when life begins, and ask Debbie when she’s willing to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, come back to me.”
That’s point. The Press is working for the Democrats and for the next year and a half they’ll be working overtime. It’s long past time our candidates stopped treating these idiots like “reporters” and started treating them like the partisans they are.
Schultz rose to the challenge. Here’s her answer.
In response, Wasserman Schultz said, “I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story.”
In other words, of course we support murdering a 7-pound unborn baby. Especially if it’s a black baby, but Debbie won’t be pushed to go there.
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