Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rand Paul Running Away From Things, Ctd.

Republicans candidate for President and Ayn Rand Super-fan, Rand Paul, goes full greased weasel on the subject of abortion:
AP Interview: Paul won't spell out abortion ban exceptions
Apr. 8, 2015 7:16 PM EDT

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What exceptions, if any, should be made if the procedure were to be banned?

In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Paul would not say if his opposition to abortion rights includes an exception in cases of rape, incest or risk to the life of the mother.

"The thing is about abortion — and about a lot of things — is that I think people get tied up in all these details of, sort of, you're this or this or that, or you're hard and fast (on) one thing or the other," Paul said.

In the past, Paul has supported legislation that would ban abortion with exceptions, while at other times, he's backed bills seeking a broader bar on abortion.
Paul grew testy when pressed in the interview on the question of exceptions. "I gave you about a five-minute answer. Put in my five-minute answer," he said.

Later in the day, when asked after a campaign stop in Milford about the interview, which the Democratic National Committee had sent reporters, Paul said, "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?"

"You go back and go ask (DNC head) Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she's OK with killing a 7-pound baby that's just not born yet," Paul said. "Ask her when life begins, and ask Debbie when she's willing to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, come back to me."

In response, Wasserman Schultz said, "I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story."
As trolliticians (tm) like Paul are fully aware, capriciously "killing a 7-pound baby that's just not born yet" is not the "Democrat" Party position.

But you know who was cool with that position?

"An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn)."
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Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Who is John Galt?

Apparently, he's an idiot who's just going to stand on the railroad track and let the oncoming train, its headlight enshrouded by fog, hit him.

Randy Boy at least has enough good sense to run away from the train, though he'd do better to veer off at an angle.

Cliff said...

Well, that's one thing Debbie Wasserman Schultz has managed not to screw up.