By Any Means Necessary?

I'd like to believe that people who are impassioned by what they believe is a right and true cause, would use every legal, honest, legitimate means to advocate their cause. Not because they are such righteous people but because they wouldn't want their cause unduly smeared by their own actions. Right? Wrong.

I never cease to be amazed by the audacity of extremist abortion rights advocates in this manner. This time NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) has paid to run an add on the air on some cable news channels. (There are unconfirmed reports that Fox News will run the ads. I will not address that report now. If they are, that will be a completely separate post. )

CNN is airing an add that claims that Judge John Roberts defended a man who bombed an abortion clinic. Check out the facts, everyone. He did no such thing. What he did was make an argument about the laws regarding blocking the clinic. That neither women nor men should be blocked from getting into a clinic. THAT was the role he played in the case.

I hope that NARAL has just overplayed its hand. May this outrageous and reprehensible ad discredit them (as they ought to be) for discrediting Judge Roberts and for misrepresenting their own.


At 8/10/2005 08:50:00 PM, Blogger mlwhitt said...

I heard on Sean that they are actually claiming now that Roberts drove one of them to an Abortion Clinic. They just keep on making up stuff. Luckily the only ones that will believe the story are the left wing nuts that wouldn't change their mind if given the truth anyway.

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At 8/10/2005 11:34:00 PM, Anonymous KO said...

Go to www.themediareport.com/ppviolence.htm and check out the ultimate hypocrisy from these pro-choice groups. It also has a huge tie in to yesterday's post on the media bias.

At 8/10/2005 11:46:00 PM, Blogger Layman said...

Its times like these when the liberal media bias is so harmful. Not because they will believe the story. Indeed, many liberal outfits, such as Salon.com, have already said its misleading (at least). But because you will not have, for example, Brian Williams pressing Hillary Clinton about the ad to get her to denounce it. You can bet Scott McClellan would be having another bad day with the press had a right-wing outfit with which it was allied had come out with a comparatively bad spot.

This allows Dems to maintain close ties with such groups, taking their money and free advertising, but also appearing more moderate to the public at large. If they had to denounce such groups and perhaps ask that the ads be taken off the air, a wedge might be driven between the Dem mainstream and the left's radical elements.

Of course, it could be that the only people being fooled by the "distance" between the Dems and hate-speech groups like NARAL is themselves.

At 8/10/2005 11:47:00 PM, Blogger Poison Pero said...

"I'd like to believe that people who are impassioned by what they believe is a right and true cause, would use every legal, honest, legitimate means to advocate their cause. Not because they are such righteous people but because they wouldn't want their cause unduly smeared by their own actions. Right? Wrong."

Wrong. You must remember, politics isn't about decency......My twist on Clauswitz theory holds true:

"Politics is the continuation of War by other means" - Pero

That said, the Judiciary Committee needs to make Roberts its #1 priority, as soon as the recess ends.

They can't allow this insanity to go on, and must force a vote.....Even if it means they get filibustered.

In fact, I hope they do get the filibuster, so the American people can watch the craziness on TV.....Roberts is perfect for handling this assault, and will show very well, while Biden, Boxer, Kennedy, etc., look like a bunch of insane morons.

But the (R)'s must force the vote!!!

By the way, I can't beleive the (D)'s would be stupid enough to filibuster, knowing the "Wobbly Republicans" won't go for it on Roberts......The Nuclear Option is something the Dems can't have at this time.

If they do, they know Bush will pick the most hard-line Conservative possible for Renquist's spot, and will be able to force this person down their throats, without having to worry about a filibuster.
FORCE THE VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!

Call/Write/Email your Senators!!

At 8/11/2005 12:40:00 AM, Blogger tugboatcapn said...


Actually, I am not surprised by this type of Ad coming from a group like NARAL... What DOES surprise me a little is CNN running it.
Either CNN as a group agrees with the objective, and are willing to support it "by any means necessary" (I LOVE that quote in this context, Lores...)Or there are some Capitalists over at CNN who are going to take the money and run.
Apparently, credibility is not a very big issue over there...

At 8/11/2005 02:09:00 AM, Blogger Poison Pero said...

CNN = Credibility Not Necessary.

They knew what they were doing, and gladly took the money too......It shouldn't be surprising to anyone.

At 8/11/2005 03:25:00 AM, Blogger Mark said...

NARAL proved their agenda when they sponsored the "screw abstinence" event.
There is big money in abortion and they want as much of it as they can get their geeedy little fingers on.

But listen to their ad. The only people that would believe that crap about Judge Roberts are incredibly naive, stupid people, and those kind of people don't normally vote anyway. Taking the time to go to the polls would take them away from Oprah and their "stories".

The senators who conduct the confirmation hearings and then, vote, won't believe it, and the ones who will say they do, namely Schumer, Kennedy, Byrd, Durbin, etc., will lie, and there's not enough of them to make a difference.

At 8/11/2005 04:37:00 AM, Blogger eric cumbee said...

I listened to that on hannity this afternoon, i just about ran off the road laughing.

At 8/11/2005 05:43:00 AM, Blogger Jaymeister said...

Did you feel just as strongly about the Swift Boat ads?

At 8/11/2005 05:58:00 AM, Blogger Layman said...

"Did you feel just as strongly about the Swift Boat ads?"

Ah, yes. The Alan "Republicans Do it Too" Colmes Defense.

Or should I say, non defense.

I take it you have nothing to say in defense of the NARAL ad?

At 8/11/2005 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Jaymeister said...

As a matter of fact, I'll surprise you - I think the NARAL ad stinks. Anything dishonest like that should be thoroughly vetted. There's a difference between being "Borked" and being "Swiftied".

Now your turn - should the Swiftie ads have been aired?

At 8/11/2005 03:03:00 PM, Blogger Layman said...

Now why couldn't you have just said that to begin with?

I don't think there is any comparison to the Swiftie Ads. Did Kerry throw his medals away? Ooops, nope. It was someone else's medals. Or perhaps it was only his ribbons, not his medals, that he threw away. He was disgusted enough with them to throw them away but cherished his own political career so much that he kept them to show off to reporters.

At 8/11/2005 11:29:00 PM, Anonymous Perkins said...

The difference I see between this and the swift boat captains is the situation. There were swifties on both sides of that, each offering their opinion of Kerry's character. What's more, Kerry started it by bringing up his rather dubious record, and then changing his story every other day.

Roberts, on the other hand, is being attacked with some of the most despicable twisting of the facts I have ever seen. I wouldn't be surprised to discover that CNN will not only continue to run this ad, but that they won't accept any that refute what it says for any price. Thank God for the internet. (And Al Gore as well.)


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