Yesterday, one of the last of this season’s election flyers arrived at my Post Office from the GOP. It read:
SCOTT BROWN HAS A
STRONG RECORD OF FIGHTING
FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.
SCOTT IS PRO-CHOICE & SUPPORTS
ISSUES IMPORTANT TO WOMEN.
Now Scott Brown is certainly “pro-choice”, as is his right. It hasn’t been a big part of his campaign – he got a lot of traction from immigration, and from Jeanne Shaheen’s abysmal debate performances – and realistically, whatever one feels about abortion, today’s election results won’t make a whit of difference on the issue. Still, I’d have no objection to Mr Brown sending out campaign literature bragging about his position.
But this flyer came from the New Hampshire Republican State Committee.
The official position of the State Committee is that it is opposed to abortion. You can read the platform here:
We believe that life is sacred, from conception to natural death and that we cannot diminish the value of one category of human life without diminishing the value of all human life.
In addition the NH GOP is committed to…
Support the unborn child’s fundamental right to life and implement all possible legal protections
Encourage individuals and organizations who provide alternatives to abortion by meeting the needs of mothers through adoption, support, counseling and educational services
Now maybe that’s all squaresville, uptight social-conservative stuff, and not where the party needs to be in 2014. Nevertheless, it’s the official position, and the base has been disinclined to change it. So when a pro-life State Committee sends out leaflets boasting about being pro-choice, they’re telling you that those two bolded words “we believe” are meaningless when uttered by a New Hampshire Republican official. Why would what they claim to “believe” on Obamacare or debt or foreign policy be any more reliable? When a man tells you his word is bullsh*t, take him at it.
Pro-lifers: I hope somebody who loves you will do an intervention in your unhealthy abusive relationship with the GOP. How many times does he have to beat you up and then promise you he really loves you before you develop some self-respect and leave the guy? Your worth does not come from his empty promises to make you powerful. It comes from God and the rightness of your cause. Mr. GOP doesn’t care about you. He only cares about using you.