Thursday, April 19, 2007

And the 2006-2007 award for Cognitive Dissonance goes to ...

Harry "I routinely vote for legislation that I feel is unconstitutional and downright evil" Reid. His statement on the decision handed down yesterday:

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was among those who denounced yesterday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Act. Commenting on the decision, Reid said "A lot of us wish that Alito weren't there and O'Connor were there," indicating his desire that there has been a fifth vote to invalidate the statute, as Justice O'Connor had provided the fifth vote to invalidate Nebraska's partial-birth abortion ban in Stenberg v. Carhart."

Reid's vote on this bit of legislation that he clearly seems to think violates the constitution? He voted for it ...


Orrin Johnson said...


Truly a great day in the fight against judicial tyranny. Reading Stenberg v. Carhart gave me a hard shove to the pro-life position. Fortunately, the American people agreed, as did half of the Democrats in Congress.

Interesting that this represents a terrible slipery slope to the destruction of "fundamental rights" cut from whole cloth, but those same folks who make that argument demand "reasonable restrictions" on the ACTUAL Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Derek said...

That is ludicrous, and indicative of the problems that people have with politicians. I will say that on this issue, Republicans have generally been much more forthright.

There's no restriction on the right to an abortion. It only restricts what is at times the safest way to complete the abortion.

The fact that the federal government feels they have the ability to legislate in this area at all, is a travesty. I missed the section of the constitution allowing for the congress to legislate abortion procedures. Maybe it is in a penumbra somewhere.