"“I remember distinctly an image of--we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.” (David Brooks)
David Brooks is a national joke, with a national (government run) bullhorn on National Public Radio, Public Television in sync with his handlers at the Washington Post. You might call him Meiman Marcus brand of faux conservative.
Stephen Chapman who kind of looks like David Brooks, 'in distress,' to borrow from Joseph Heller's characterization of the cowardly and inconsequential Major Major Major in Catch 22, but there the resemblance ends. Stephen Chapman is the Dollar $tore brand of faux conservative.
Brooks is subtle and Chapman is flatulence at a crowded Mass, on an Easter Sunday.
Today, Stephen Chapman goes cautionary caustic.
For conservatives, abortion has become the last resort in rationalizing a vote for Trump. If Hillary Clinton makes one or more Supreme Court appointments, they believe, the chance of overturning its abortion decisions will be gone, perhaps for good. Trump, by contrast, has promised to name conservative justices, defund Planned Parenthood and ban partial-birth abortion.Really Stephen? Paraphrase Lord Acton's dictum concerning patriotism and scounrdels? Pro Lifers are anti-abortion, Stephen. That is it.
But the pro-lifers' allegiance to Trump requires a huge leap of faith. In the first place, why do they trust that he'd keep his word? In the 1990s, he described himself as "very pro-choice." This year, asked about abortion, he said, "At this moment, the laws are set. And I think we have to leave it that way."
Voting for the only carbon foot-print sprinting for the Oval Office to oppose abortion is not pretzel logic as Chapman oozes. We are well aware of Donald Trump's huckstering on Life. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit ( not the guarantee) of Happiness are what this country is all about and First Principles matter. If you are Okay with Abortion, anything else is fair game.
A vote for Trump is a betrayal of those values. He embodies every toxic force in the culture that pro-lifers hope to overcome. He is, by his very nature, not their friend."A vote for Trump is a betrayal of those values." Really? Let's support red-eyed abortionists and maintain our 'moral authority?' Jesus Christ on a crutch, Chapman, you one serious drivel merchant.
By making excuses for him and his malignant character, they are trading their moral authority, credibility and integrity for uncertain, short-term considerations. With that, they are dooming everything they cherish.
"By making excuses for him and his malignant character, they are trading their moral authority, credibility and integrity for uncertain, short-term considerations. With that, they are dooming everything they cherish." Apples and lug nuts Stephen, old son!
Abortions is evil. Vote against abortion.
Trump might, more than might, be the biggest boor, the nastiest sexist, xenphobic blowhard between the coasts, but he is not for abortion.
If Trump tongue kissed Jake Tapper and goosed Mika Brezinski on the same green room couch with the cameras running, he is still not for abortion. Hillary Clinton, CNN,the Chicago Tribune, the MSNBC clown car, all of the networks, and most of news outlets forget Dr. Kermit Gosnell, described in one newspaper account as "elegant,*" is Planned Parenthood in drag. Tim Kaine is Okay with that.
Life trumps, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Hillary Clinton, like Medea, has no prblem with the slaughter of the innocent in the womb, or in Libya, Syria, the Gulf, or K Street.
The Alliance with Moloch** ( Roe v. Wade) is the breakwater event that marks this nation's decline - if we will not defend the unborn, we will not fight to preserve anything, especially our Liberty and pursuit of happiness. Abortion is all about being a woman, according to its advocates. No Life; no liberty and no pursuit of happiness to the inconvenient innocents.
America has been an Unhappy country since 1973 and self-medicated on the drug of political policy.
Stephen Chapman's lame attempt to shame foes of abortion away from the only vote for Life is shameful - even for a Dollar $tore Dave Brooks.
* The Associated Press 'scrubbed' all traces of Mary Claire Dale's monstrously Goebbels-like report of Gosnell's day in court.
**Moloch, also spelled Molech, a Canaanite deity associated in biblical sources with the practice of child sacrifice. The name derives from combining the consonants of the Hebrew melech (“king”) with the vowels of boshet (“shame”), the latter often being used in the Old Testament as a variant name for the popular god Baal (“Lord”).