You have to give it to presidential hopeful Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., for making the most repulsive comment of campaign 2020 — equating pro-lifers to racists
Gillibrand’s insensitive comment shows she has no understanding of Americans’ views on the issue and how desperate she is for attention.
She should be ashamed and should apologize!
Since Marist and Gallup polls show that 47 percent of Americans call themselves pro-life and that there is a 48 percent to 48 split among Americans when asked if they were pro-life or pro-choice, respectively, Gillibrand has insulted nearly half of the country.
As Chrissy Clark writes in the June 11 Federalist:
“Comparing pro-life views to racist, anti-Semitic, or homophobic views is nuts. Not that Gillibrand ever had a chance at becoming president, but after this interview her chances are looking even more grim.”
So here we have Gillibrand, a liberal white female, saying that black pro-life advocates, like Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King — and my Newsmax Insider colleague — and black anti-abortion crusaders such as those highlighted in this space, are racists!
In addition to her racism remarks, Gillibrand is also a good example of the flip flopping for political gain of many in the current crop of Democrat presidential hopefuls — and why many Americans have so little respect for politicians.
While in the House, she embraced a conservative brand of politics, supporting gun rights and a crackdown on illegal immigrants. She also opposed amnesty for illegal immigrants and voted to increase funding for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to work with local law enforcement on deportations. Of course, she has flip flopped and now wants to abolish ICE.
Gillibrand is not the only candidate doing flip flops.
Let’s start with former Vice President Joe Biden — the King of Flip Flop.
On China , he went from believing that “…they’re not bad folks… they’re not competition for us” to: “We are in a competition with China... They are a serious challenge to us, and in some areas a real threat.”
And then there is the granddaddy flip of them all — reversing his support of the Hyde amendment which bans using tax payer funds for abortions.
As Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights wrote in his Newsmax “Culture Watch” blog, Biden blundered, “morally,” “politically,” was “dishonest” concluding “It makes him look weak… shows no leadership.”
Next is Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. She went from defending and supporting ICE and corporate PAC donations to reversing positions stating that “we need to probably think about starting from scratch” on the former and on the latter that she had “thought about it.”
Harris’s views on marijuana have changed as well.
From opposing it in 2010, moderating her view to support medical marijuana five years later to supporting recreational pot today. In a laughing and giggling-laced radio interview, she admitted that she had smoked pot a "long time ago," "did inhale" and that “it gives a lot of people joy and we need more joy.”
Does America need that kind of “joy” Senator?
How about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. After voting in the Senate Banking Committee in support of advancing former presidential candidate Ben Carson to be HUD Secretary, flip-flopped and voted against his nomination on the Senate Floor after criticism from progressives and "searing anger from liberals."
Kowtowing to liberals was more important than confirming the distinguished pediatric neurosurgeon and only black member of the Trump cabinet.
That liberal hypocrisy pales in comparison to her career long charade of pretending to be an “American Indian” which she used to advance her academic and legal career. When results of a DNA test showed that her Native American heritage was negligible, she had to flip-flop and apologized to the Cherokee Nation.
Bringing up the rear of this crop of flip-flop notables is Beto O’Rourke. His flip-flop on reparations was exposed by black conservative writer and commentator Deneen Borelli.
She pointed out that O’Rourke told Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference in New York that he would “absolutely” sign a bill to study reparations for blacks.
However, when in Iowa, he "was not in favor of traditional reparations" according to Fox News, and in New Hampshire said he didn’t “believe…that [reparations] should be the primary or initial focus of conversation.”
The question for these and the other candidates is: What will they believe in and stand for tomorrow — if anything?
Clarence V. McKee is president of McKee Communications, Inc., a government, political, and media relations consulting firm in Florida. He held several positions in the Reagan administration as well as in the Reagan presidential campaigns. He is a former co-owner of WTVT-TV in Tampa and former president of the Florida Association of Broadcasters. Read more of his reports — Go Here Now.
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