Byron York has a blog post up which must be one of the most idiotic things I have read in a long time:
“This election, to me, is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment,” says former President Bill Clinton in a new ad released by the Obama campaign. Most voters would agree, at least if one believes countless polls that show the economy and jobs are the nation’s top concern.
So why are Democrats planning to make their convention a celebration of abortion and gay marriage? The Obama campaign has given a new and prominent surrogate role to Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown law student and full-time lefty activist who achieved notoriety after Rush Limbaugh called her a bad name because of her energetic promotion of taxpayer-financed contraception.
Is this Byron’s first round of national elections? It seems so.
Has he not paid attention to the House since Republicans took control in 2010? Apparently not.
A vast, vast majority of legislation by the John Boehner led House has had nothing to do with the economy. Instead they voted 33 times to repeal all or part of the healthcare act, knowing it wouldn’t pass Senate or a veto pen. They spent times debating on things like “one nation under God” and other bills that have absolutely nothing to do with the economy.
And every election cycle for the past several decades the GOP has pushed abortion out there. The problem this time is that the GOP’s real views have been pushed out front by Todd Akin, and good little foot soldiers like Byron are upset about it. They are made that Democrats now control the debate on abortion and it has gotten so bad that even Mitt Romney is refusing to take questions on it.
But there’s even more to this. The Republican Convention starts next week and they will unveil their new platform. The big issue on it? ABORTION!
So nice try at a strawman there Byron. Maybe your readers are dumb enough to buy into it, but unless someone has just awoke from a coma, then they already know who makes abortion the issue and why the Republicans are losing out on that debate right now.