Apropos of expressing faith in the liberal blogosphere’s reluctance to shill for Obama, Megan Carpentier has the most right-on post I’ve read yet expressing the liberal disappointment over the last three weeks:

Seriously, given that you got attacked from the left for appearing a little squishy on abortion during your time in the Illinois legislature and you’ve still got Hillary supporters to court, it probably wasn’t the most prescient time to say this:

I have repeatedly said that I think it’s entirely appropriate for states to restrict or even prohibit late-term abortions as long as there is a strict, well-defined exception for the health of the mother. Now, I don’t think that "mental distress" qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term. Otherwise, as long as there is such a medical exception in place, I think we can prohibit late-term abortions.

Baby, that ain’t what we need to hear. I miss the days when you used to whisper sweet nothings in my direction, things about that timely Iraq withdrawal and supporting a woman’s right to choose. I’ll admit my heart beat faster hearing you yell "Yes we can," and "We are the change that we have been waiting for." But, Barry, baby, "as long as there is such a medical exception in place, I think we can prohibit late-term abortions" is a total lady-bonerkiller.

And boner-bonerkiller. Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.

Spencer Ackerman

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