For all the attention the Republican Party platform’s abortion plank received last week (the GOP is against it), the liberal mainstream media has completely ignored what the Democratic platform says on the matter. MSNBC even claimed the platform “simply voices support for the legal protections established by Roe v. Wade.”
This is not true at all. The Democratic platform endorses “a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.” That last phrase, “regardless of ability to pay,” was not inserted by accident. This platform calls for taxpayer-funded abortions, a policy that almost three-fourths of Americans oppose. It is a fringe position. So where are all those “mainstream” reporters who made such noise last week?
On the economic side, the Democratic platform has nothing to offer but four more years of the same things that haven’t worked. More spending on high-speed trains to nowhere? Check. More bailouts for borrowers who took out loans they couldn’t afford? Check. Tax loopholes for favored industries? Check. Subsidies for failed energy technologies? Check. Higher taxes on energy producers and job creators? Check, check.