One of the most irritating things conservatives and Republicans have been doing in this election season has been saying that with the economy in the state it's in, candidates must focus on economic issues, and put social issues on hold "for a while". Nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved is a perfect example of this.
These people never say just exactly when we'll know the voting masses will be able to handle social issues so that the pro-lifers can come back out of the closet. Is there some magical GDP number that means we can start protecting unborn children from genocide?
The absolute ridiculousness of this whole position has been starkly demonstrated here in Washington State with the ideological bender that our leftist Democrat legislature has been on lately. In the middle of yet another budget crisis, did the Democrats say to themselves: "You know, with this economy and the budget shortfall, and spending problems, we have to focus on economic issues"???
NO! They decided to push through one of the most radical pieces of social engineering in state history by redefining marriage. Well, then surely they said: "That huge social agenda item is enough non-economic stuff until we figure out the budget"???
NO! They've decided to try push through a highly controversial and frankly completely bizarre bill for the abortion industry. If you haven't heard, this legislation would force all health insurance companies to treat killing babies by abortion as morally equal to giving birth. They can't even tell you if there are any insurance companies that don't cover abortion already, and we are already the most pro-abortion state in the union.
So how is it that Democrats can walk and chew gum at the same time, but the brain trusts in the Republican Party tell us that we can't talk about abortion during a recession? No, it's time to put that argument to bed once and for all.