Peggy Noonan: Obama “Not Normal” Because He Doesn’t Agree With Me On Abortion
It wouldn’t be Friday around here without a good fisking of the latest Nooner. And she didn’t disappoint today, writing about how
foreign awful Obama was at Saddleback.
This is what it looked like by the end of the night: Mr. McCain, normal. Mr. Obama, not normal.
And why is that, Nooner?
…on abortion in particular, Mr. McCain seemed old-time conservative, which is something we all understand, whether we like such a stance or not, and Mr. Obama seemed either radical or dodgy…
As I watched I thought: How about "Let the baby live"? Don’t parse it. Just "Let the baby live."
Obama supports Roe, putting him in agreement with 63% of his fellow countrymen. And nearly 60% of the country disagrees with the Republican Party’s platform that abortion should be always illegal. Radicals!
As to the question when human life begins, the answer to which is above Mr. Obama’s pay grade, oh, let’s go on a little tear. You know why they call it birth control? Because it’s meant to stop a birth from happening nine months later. We know when life begins. Everyone who ever bought a pack of condoms knows when life begins.
If you want to argue whether legal abortion is morally defensible, have at it and go to it, but Mr. Obama’s answers here seemed to me strange and disturbing.
They would, Nooner. They’re reasoned and thoughtful, and well in the mainstream of America. Exactly what Republicans find strange and disturbing.