Dana Milbank says the GOP should sacrifice the unborn for Asian-American votes

posted at 8:46 pm on May 31, 2012 by Dustin Siggins

In his column this morning, Dana Milbank says Rep. Trent Franks’ (R-AZ) bill aimed at preventing sex-selective abortions will alienate Asian-Americans. From the column:

Republicans long ago lost African American voters. They are well on their way to losing Latinos. And if Trent Franks prevails, they may lose Asian Americans, too.

The Arizona Republican’s latest antiabortion salvo to be taken up by the House had a benign name — the Prenatal Non­discrimination Act — and a premise with which just about everybody agrees: that a woman shouldn’t abort a fetus simply because she wants to have a boy rather than a girl.

The problem with Franks’s proposal is that it’s not entirely clear there is a problem. Sex-selection abortion is a huge tragedy in parts of Asia, but to the extent it’s happening in this country, it’s mostly among Asian immigrants.

To me, Milbank is headed out on a dangerous limb. It’s one thing to say that the GOP is targeting minorities to harm them, a common but often false liberal claim. It’s one thing to say Franks is going after a non-issue, another common (if generally false) claim by the left regarding pro-life legislation. However, here Milbank is basically saying the GOP should ignore the evidence that sex-selective abortions are taking place in mostly Asian-American communities for the sake of earning favor with a specific minority group. While neither party should be considered extraordinarily trustworthy when it comes to protecting the unborn (Washington did very little for the pro-life movement during the years when Bush and the Republicans held all the cards, for example, and we all remember the infamous Stupak PPACA cave), it seems odd that a pundit should expressly tell a party to abandon principle for electoral victory.

This encouragement to ditch principle is highlighted by the fact that at no point in his column does Milbank attempt to refute the idea that sex-selective abortions take place in Asian-American communities. However, he does say Franks’ “paternalism” is harmful to the Republican Party, and says “various Asian American legal and women’s groups opposed the bill. Franks’ pro-life principles, which include legislation to prevent the sadly high rate of abortions among black women in America from continuing, are hammered as “singling out minority groups to make his political point.” And while he does get credit for being a “principled and consistent opponent of abortion,” Franks gets portrayed as scattered and disorganized, and playing games as opposed to actually bringing forth legitimate legislation.

But, again, Milbank essentially admits that Franks’ concern is legitimate, both in his thesis and by focusing on electoral strategy instead of principle. I don’t think he has much choice in the matter, though, as there exists substantial evidence that sex-selective abortions are taking place in Asian-American communities. In my interview with pro-life activist Jill Stanek a few weeks ago we touched on sex-selective abortions, and Stanek sent me a link to evidence backing up her claim that this is especially common in Asian-American communities. When I e-mailed her about Milbank’s column, Stanek sent me the following response: “Does Milbank really mean to say let female gendercide continue unabated in America for fear of losing Asian votes? He’s apparently not too concerned about the female Asian vote.” Similarly, Ed has reported the White House opposes the bill, and notes the following political irony: “This is the same administration that’s spent the last few months crying about a “war on women,” right?  Well, here’s a fight in which females are taking real casualties, and … nothing.”

Franks’ bill is up for a vote today in the House of Representatives under suspension of the rules, meaning two-thirds of House Members must vote for its passage instead of the normal majority. I talked with Franks’ press secretary for the reason this was done, since this plays into Milbank’s insinuation that Franks is playing games with pro-life legislation and I wanted to give the Congressman a chance to refute the claim. Unfortunately, she had not gotten back to me with the Congressman’s answer by the time of publication. I also e-mailed Milbank regarding which Asian-American organizations oppose Franks’ legislation, as well as whether or not he believes sex-selective abortions are taking place in Asian-American communities, but he didn’t get back to me, either.

Update (Allahpundit): The House vote was held a few hours after Dustin posted this in the Greenroom and, as expected, it failed — 246-168, 30 votes shy of the two-thirds majority needed. Even so, the point was made. Said GOP Rep. Chris Smith, “It is violence against women… This is the real war on women.”

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Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable.

Philly on May 31, 2012 at 8:50 PM

O_o

Bishop on May 31, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Is Dana Milbank posing as Tom Friedman or something?

Rixon on May 31, 2012 at 8:54 PM

When people come to the USA they are supposed to assimilate and become “American.” We are the only true country on earth that looks at people and identifies them based upon a common belief system rather than their blood.

How dare Dana desire additional blood on our hands for a few more votes. She is despicable and typical of the Rockerfeller republican that only desires to split up power amongst the elite rather than wield it reasonably. She deserves a public rebuke for her disgusting words.

njrob on May 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Our society is becoming as barbaric as China’s. Aren’t we special?/

predator on May 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Sure, Dana. Compromise principles to pander to a voting bloc. We’re not Democrats where everything except abortion is negotiable.

Mitoch55 on May 31, 2012 at 8:56 PM

No. Crazy dutch bastards and all that….

Maybe the Democrats should sacrifice their militant feminist overlords for Catholic votes and continued viability. Not lookin’ so good for them right now…

Gingotts on May 31, 2012 at 8:56 PM

It wouldn’t work, anyway.

Woman has ultra-sound, verifies gender, decides to abort.

How can that be stopped – without banning abortion altogether?

OldEnglish on May 31, 2012 at 8:57 PM

How dare Dana desire additional blood on our hands for a few more votes. She is despicable and typical of the Rockerfeller republican that only desires to split up power amongst the elite rather than wield it reasonably. She deserves a public rebuke for her disgusting words.

njrob on May 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Dana Millbank is a dude, which makes his article all the more ironic to say the least.

SouthernGent on May 31, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Franks is racist!
He actually wants to save the lives of girls of Asian & African descent!

itsnotaboutme on May 31, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Said GOP Rep. Chris Smith, “It is violence against women… This is the real war on women.”

Yes, forget violence against actual real world women and men, worry about collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Er, maybe Franks is doing it because it physically sickens him?

John the Libertarian on May 31, 2012 at 9:01 PM

worry about collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Yeh exactly the same thing./

And they say the right does not respect science.

CW on May 31, 2012 at 9:02 PM

collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

So are you – like it or not!

OldEnglish on May 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM

As a white male who befriended many Koreans in high school, who still keeps company with many of them and ended up marrying a Hmong American woman, all of them just happen to be mostly Christian and prolife, I find this incredibly insulting.

jawkneemusic on May 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM

At the moment of conception, a male sperm unites with a female ovum. The single-celled entity formed by the sperm and oocyte (egg) is known as a zygote. At conception, the zygote has 46 chromosomes—23 from each parent, comprising approximately 50,000 genes—which combine to determine all of one’s physical characteristics, including sex, facial features, body type, and color of hair, eyes, and skin

Yep just a little more than a simple clump of cells.

You pro death freaks are sick .

CW on May 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM

This is exactly why RINOs need to be purged from the GOP.

Rebar on May 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM

collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

But, see, those cells are dividing and multiplying, which indicates life. Mkay?

John the Libertarian on May 31, 2012 at 9:04 PM

The heart begins to develop in the 22nd day after conception, or the fourth week of pregnancy, which is the beginning of the embryonic period.

Not so simple eh simpleton?

CW on May 31, 2012 at 9:05 PM

But, see, those cells are dividing and multiplying, which indicates life. Mkay?

John the Libertarian on May 31, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Science is hard.

CW on May 31, 2012 at 9:06 PM

O_o

Bishop on May 31, 2012 at 8:50 PM

that.

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Am I allowed to tell Dana Milbank to go to he11???

SWalker on May 31, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Next up on the ObamaGenda Item of Teh Weak?

War on Asians.

/oooga booga

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Science is hard.

CW on May 31, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Talk about an inconvenient truth.

John the Libertarian on May 31, 2012 at 9:08 PM

She is despicable and typical of the Rockerfeller republican that only desires to split up power amongst the elite rather than wield it reasonably. She deserves a public rebuke for her disgusting words.

njrob on May 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Er, I think Dana is a ‘he’

/can’t say for sure

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Yes, forget violence against actual real world women and men, worry about collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

We are all collections of cells if you’re interested in being technical.

Esthier on May 31, 2012 at 9:09 PM

This is exactly why RINOs need to be purged from the GOP.

Rebar on May 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Hold the phone, this assh–e isn’t a republican or conservative, he’s a flaming progressive.

Go peddle your eugenics where it would be appreciated, the babykiller party, the democrat party.

Rebar on May 31, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Republicans long ago lost African American voters. They are well on their way to losing Latinos. And if Trent Franks prevails, they may lose Asian Americans, too.

Wishful thinking from a practiced Team O water carrier.

KS Rex on May 31, 2012 at 9:11 PM

… I find this incredibly insulting.

jawkneemusic on May 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM

.
Which part, exactly, is insulting, and don’t say “All of it” or I’ll be insulted.

ExpressoBold on May 31, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Yes, forget violence against actual real world women and men, worry about collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Haven’t heard that “collection of cells” thing in a while. Thought it was obsolete.

Abortion takes place in the real world.

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Dana Milbank, you and the rest of the minions will most absolutely, positively, without a freakin doubt burn in he!! for all of eternity along with your master, satan. *spit*

sicoit on May 31, 2012 at 9:12 PM

The bill did what it was intended to do. Democrats were put in a position of defending the indefensible. Win the argument and elections then actual policy changes can be made.

forest on May 31, 2012 at 9:13 PM

She is despicable and typical of the Rockerfeller republican that only desires to split up power amongst the elite rather than wield it reasonably. She deserves a public rebuke for her disgusting words.

njrob on May 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM

NJ Rob?

Mu.

Muhaha. Muhahahahah.
Read your post, dude. Geesh.

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I will point out that Ron Paul is one of 7 Republicans who had the courage to vote against this intrusive, big government-promoting legislative monstrosity.

Armin Tamzarian on May 31, 2012 at 9:15 PM

So the only difference between a collection of cells and a human being is a single first breath?

Bishop on May 31, 2012 at 9:15 PM

LIFE

For those who dare to click.

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:18 PM

LIFE

For those who dare to click.

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Life

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Abortion of a newspaper shills for the abortion party. No reason to pay attention to anything in the Washington Post outside of Dilbert.

NoDonkey on May 31, 2012 at 9:23 PM

So the only difference between a collection of cells and a human being is a single first breath?

Bishop on May 31, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Nah, progressives view breathing people as “collections of cells” too – if they think the wrong way 0- you know, people who hate need to be dealt with for the good of the collective.

The Jacobins got the really that ball rolling.

forest on May 31, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Calm down. :)

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I’ve met Congressman Franks on more than one occasion. He is solid on the life issue. Good man. Wish he represented my district.

To Obama and his desire to extinguish women: Par for the course.

KirknBurker on May 31, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Oops triple post.

Sorry

/Maybe not.

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Calm down. :)

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Shaddup asshat. My computer malfunctioned. Maybe for your own good.

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:25 PM

By Democratic standards, isn’t it racist to assume Republicans would lose an entire “ethnic voting bloc” because of this?

I mean, that would be like saying Republicans will lose the Arab vote for prosecuting terrorists.

MeatHeadinCA on May 31, 2012 at 9:26 PM

OverZealus MSM/Pressitutes single handly Alienating Hopey’s
other Voter Base…….Haha!!

Stupid J*ckass’s!!

canopfor on May 31, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Baby is created,like the egg meets sperm thingy,
like when the Nuclear Weapon does its nasty as
the atom crashing…….and Ka-Blewy….Conception!!

canopfor on May 31, 2012 at 9:31 PM

and Ka-Blewy….Conception!!

canopfor on May 31, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Does conception create a mushroom cloud? Just wondering.;)

predator on May 31, 2012 at 9:35 PM

One minor point of disagreement…

Washington did very little for the pro-life movement during the years when Bush and the Republicans held all the cards

Actually, in 2003 Congress passed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, which was then challenged in federal court and eventually had to be defended at the Supreme Court. (A similar law passed in Nebraska had been struck down by the Supreme Court in 2000.) Not only did the Republican Congress successfully pass such a law, but the solicitor general under President Bush (Paul Clement) defended it before the Supreme Court…and won (Gonzales v. Carhart, 2007).

Some might dismiss it as a small victory, given that partial-birth abortion was only one technique used to perform abortions (although it was a particularly gruesome and cruel technique). But given that it was a victory for the pro-life side in a Supreme Court case and given that such victories are rare (off the top of my head, I’m not sure if there have been any others), that seems like one heck of an accomplishment to me.

Also, the appointments of Justice Alito and Chief Justice Roberts to the Supreme Court shouldn’t be discounted as meaningless to the pro-life movement. If nothing else, they are at least turning out to be the sort of justices who are not likely to craft new abortion rights from “penumbras” (like Justice Blackmun) or rely on meaningless contemplations regarding the “mystery of human life” to support abortion rights (like Justices O’Connor, Kennedy, and Souter).

butterflies and puppies on May 31, 2012 at 9:36 PM

These are the same people who support the Lily Ledbetter gender equality pay issue, yet they want to commit the ultimate gender bias – infanticide of females.

Philly on May 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Until now, I’ve been totally pro-life. But if Dana Milbank says we should should be pro-choice, that settles it. Right?

Don’t know how I even got this far through life, without Dana Milbank.

listens2glenn on May 31, 2012 at 9:42 PM

If nothing else, they are at least turning out to be [...]

butterflies and puppies on May 31, 2012 at 9:36 PM

This is why I don’t agree with the life-time appointment arguments. The Court should not be like a box of chocolates.

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 9:44 PM

*not that I’m complaining about happy surprises, or in your examples, sighs of relief.

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

. . . . . . wait a minute . . . . . . WHO THE (expletive) IS DANA MILBANK ? ! !

listens2glenn on May 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

absolutely sickening that people are actually defending the killing of babies based on their gender. and yes a lot of it’s happening to GIRLS. how in the world can any sane person defend killing someone just because they’re a girl, and then at the same time claim that they are all for women’s rights?! i am naive i guess, i am surprised by the people who are unafraid to speak out in favor of sex-selective abortions. you’d think they’d feel shame or embarrassment for supporting gender discrimination and violence.

We are all collections of cells if you’re interested in being technical.

Esthier on May 31, 2012 at 9:09 PM

exactly. i don’t get the whole “they’re just a lump of cells” argument. we all are made of cells…

Sachiko on May 31, 2012 at 9:47 PM

. . . . . . wait a minute . . . . . . WHO THE (expletive) IS DANA MILBANK ? ! !

listens2glenn on May 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

You’d make a terrible progressive, L2G. You don’t do the “appeal to authority” thing well at all, and you ask too many questions. :)

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 9:53 PM

here Milbank is basically saying the GOP should ignore the evidence that sex-selective abortions are taking place in mostly Asian-American communities for the sake of earning favor with a specific minority group.

Yep. This is the same crowd that decreed through that the HHS Mandate that sluts at Georgetown Law should not have to pay for contraception. Now a leftie like Milbank is claiming that the GOP should just ignore sex-selective abortions if they want to get votes.

Mr. Milbank, I am a lifelong Republican but will leave the party if they start acting like you liberal scum.

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2012 at 9:55 PM

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You have already proved you are ignorant of history now you prove you are ignorant of biology. Why do those of you on the left hate science and history?

chemman on May 31, 2012 at 10:11 PM

If the GOP takes up such a position just for the sake of holding a demographic, we don’t deserve to win.

T-Rav on May 31, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Monstrous.

rayra on May 31, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Yeah and we know Milbank always only has the best interests of the GOP at heart. Mm hm. Nothing to do with exerting any marginal leverage to promote abortion in any way, shape or form. Unh uh.

curved space on May 31, 2012 at 10:20 PM

worry about collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You ought to put those bags of cells chemicals between you ears to work. Maybe you won’t sound so foolish when you post.

chemman on May 31, 2012 at 10:21 PM

exactly. i don’t get the whole “they’re just a lump of cells” argument. we all are made of cells…

Sachiko on May 31, 2012 at 9:47 PM

It’s always easier to kill someone when you can look at them as something less than human. Just ask the Nazis.

(Yeah, I went there. Godwin can cram it.)

CurtZHP on May 31, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I love life! lester is just a collection of cells. ; )

Bmore on May 31, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Yes, forget violence against actual real world women and men, worry about collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

…hey!…no need to worry about those two cells in your brain!

KOOLAID2 on May 31, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Yes, forget violence against actual real world women and men, worry about collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Try not to be too much of an ass. Seriously, if it were only a collection of cells, you couldn’t tell it was a female, could you?

Lightswitch on May 31, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Yes, forget violence against actual real world women and men, worry about collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

The abortion debate is about so much more than abortion itself. It’s in fact only a very small part of a far larger value that should have been plain to see for anyone who lived through the last part of the twentieth century. Humanity, and therefore human life, is whole and integral and indivisible….and profoundly sacred.
Once you begin to parse it out into segments and slices, whether by races or genders or religious faiths or social status or developemental stages, you’ve taken the first soft step down the gentle slope to a far destination more hellish than your ghastliest nightmares. You travel the very same path the German intellectuals of the nineteenth century walked when they coldly dismembered humanity into races and religions and economic classes to analyze and explain the Brave New World they saw around them, and laid the groundwork for successors who described competition between the segments so defined and eventually assigned different qualitative weights to the different parts they so coldly considered. From there it’s not much of a slide to begin considering which classes and segments could be sacrificed to save the rest when the inevitable “emergency” comes upon them, or perhaps which of the differently weighted classes might be behind the emergency itself. And finally, the entire intellectual accumulation, so carefully assembled by the best and most well-meaning intellects of their time, inevitably comes into the hands of a cynical pseudo-intellectual “Leadeship” class, fully prepared to use it in some real or conjured “emergency” for the purposes of power and control.
“It’s only a lump of cells” should be right up next to “Arbeit Macht Frie” as the twin anthems of Progressive Intellectualism. The two phrases mark the beginning and the end of the soft easy slide into depths of depravity.

Lew on May 31, 2012 at 10:37 PM

LIFE

For those who dare to click.

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Man, I just love that kind of stuff.

Cleombrotus on May 31, 2012 at 10:43 PM

the sadly high rate of abortions among black women in America

Margaret Sanger would be proud, not sad.

It’s exactly what she wanted. Ironic that so many black politicians, including our current president, are happily leading the fight to continue Sanger’s sick and racist legacy.

AZCoyote on May 31, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Lew on May 31, 2012 at 10:37 PM

This mindset of the progressives reminds me of a line from Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, a book about the production of food, no less:

“They confuse knowing what they can know with all that there is to know.”

Cleombrotus on May 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM

You travel the very same path the German intellectuals of the nineteenth century walked when they coldly dismembered humanity into races and religions and economic classes to analyze and explain the Brave New World they saw around them,

Interestingly, Pollan’s description was in reference to the German biologist Liebig in the nineteenth century, who discovered that plants needed three primary elements to grow, Potassium, Nitrogen, and Phosphorous, and then went on the synthesize them from petroleum, neglecting the symbiotic process which God designed for the healthy production of food, and thereby introducing pathologies into the food production cycle that then needed more chemical intervention to counter their negative affects.

Weird that the same process of thinking infects so many levels of human existence.

Cleombrotus on May 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

…hey!…no need to worry about those two cells in your brain!

KOOLAID2 on May 31, 2012 at 10:29 PM

You’re always so nice and generous.

Kudos.

CW on May 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Cleombrotus on May 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Exactly. It’s a kind of gently arrogant self worship practiced by the nicest people you’ll ever meet. They’re filled with the urge to improve the world for all the rest of us poor benighted peasants, but they inevitably end up crushing us when we can’t quite see the wisdom and virtue of their revelations.
I’m sure the good doctor who ran the Gosnel Clinic in Philadelphia was the kindest soul you’ll ever meet, filled with a sense of mission and noble purpose, but the result of all his careless kindness and merciful arrogance was a charnel house of body parts and dead black women.
As it almost always is!

Lew on May 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I”ve long suspected that Dana Milbank and Maureen Dowd are really the same person in a Mr. Hyde/Ms. Hyde kind of way. I would have included Dr. Jekyl, but neither one of them is that decent,though both are willing to say whatever it takes to get their feet under the ‘right’ dining table.

thatsafactjack on May 31, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Dana Millbank is a dude, which makes his article all the more ironic to say the least.

SouthernGent on May 31, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Yeah, but that’s since the surgery.

trapeze on May 31, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Hey, lets decide not to prosecute or go after honor killings either; maybe we can get some of the Muslim vote.

And if I need a /sarc tag after that I don’t know what to say.

gekkobear on May 31, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Yes, forget violence against actual real world women and men, worry about collection of cells.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

It isn’t just the babies that suffer in abortion. The women who have been fed the line that it is just a “clump of cells” and it is no different than getting a mole removed suffer too. There are whole charities devoted to these women. They are silent testimony that liberals only care about their agenda. They certainly don’t care about women.

melle1228 on May 31, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:08 PM
SouthernGent on May 31, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I’ve never watched Milbank before because everything mentioned shows how liberal HE is yet HE claims to be a republican. I figured he was a she like the Maine twins… “repubs” that worship at the altar of abortion. Can I call him a eunuch instead?

njrob on May 31, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Key West Reader on May 31, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I take back my thanks. You decided to be a tool by repeating the same thing over and over again instead of looking at the words written.

Thank you Southern Gent.

njrob on May 31, 2012 at 11:57 PM

and Ka-Blewy….Conception!!

canopfor on May 31, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Does conception create a mushroom cloud? Just wondering.;)

predator on May 31, 2012 at 9:35 PM

predator:Lmao,oh boy,well,git real low,the Shock-Wave can be
a beautiful thing….hehe!:)

canopfor on June 1, 2012 at 12:34 AM

To me, Milbank is headed out on a dangerous limb.

I don’t think [H]e has[n't got] much choice in the matter…

This is not a highschool personal response essay.

Tzetzes on June 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM

. . . . . . wait a minute . . . . . . WHO THE (expletive) IS DANA MILBANK ? ! !

listens2glenn on May 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

.
You’d make a terrible progressive, L2G. You don’t do the “appeal to authority” thing well at all, and you ask too many questions. :)

Axe on May 31, 2012 at 9:53 PM

.
Flattery will get you no where. : )

listens2glenn on June 1, 2012 at 1:13 AM

The DIMocrats are doubling down with this “abortion based on sex of the fetus” strategery…

Not gonna work… too much “over the top” on this one…

This, and the assault on the Catholic church, may prove to be FATAL in NO-vember…

And I say “GOOD!” to that…

Khun Joe on June 1, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Am I allowed to tell Dana Milbank to go to he11???

SWalker on May 31, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Nah, just put him in charge of liming the ocean*, that should take him awhile.. Then he can take full credit for saving the planet and therefore be forgiven for his support of gendercide.

See, a liberal solution for a liberal thinker.

*Dana wrote a column awhile back with suggestions for combating climate change: lime the ocean, paint the clouds white, and cover the desert in aluminum foil. After I stopped laughing and pissin’ my pants, I stopped listening to anything he had to say.

I do however, have see him in my minds eye in a rowboat, stacked with bags of lime, and dumping them into the ocean. It’s how I maintain my sense of humor….

kringeesmom on June 1, 2012 at 1:52 AM

So kind of Dana to think of others.

pat on June 1, 2012 at 1:58 AM

1) Have the Dems figured out yet that “selective abortion” will solve the gay marriage conundrum?

2) Why are Chinese men going to Russia to find brides?

growl on June 1, 2012 at 2:16 AM

2) Why are Chinese men going to Russia to find brides?
Blonde hair and decent boobs. A great educational system, and as rapacious, unlike the drunken louts they might be stuck with.

pat on June 1, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Do progressives really despise women so much… or value them so little that they would condone sex selective abortion? This stance they’ve adopted on this issue puts a sword through the heart of any pretense they might ever make about being civilized or wanting to promote ‘women’s rights’ or ‘human rights’. The phrases become meaningless in the face of embracing sex selective abortion. The words must turn to ash in their mouths as they speak them. That anything so barbaric as sex selective abortion should be so much as ‘debated’, let alone supported, in this nation is so far beyond the pall that words like ‘despicable’ or ‘reprehensible’ fail.

thatsafactjack on June 1, 2012 at 2:45 AM

If this bill failed then what kind of bill will pass? I hate to think.

Fuquay Steve on June 1, 2012 at 6:19 AM

It’s one thing to say that the GOP is targeting minorities to harm them, a common but often false liberal claim. It’s one thing to say Franks is going after a non-issue, another common (if generally false) claim by the left regarding pro-life legislation

What is with this hedgy language? It concedes that these things do happen. When? When does the GOP target minorities to harm them? When are these pro-life efforts about non-issues? Rather than trying to sound conciliatory, how about calling those out for the vicious lies they are?

DrMagnolias on June 1, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Who suffers the most…women. In most cases the sex selective perps are looking for a boy. Crazy stuff man.

tomas on June 1, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Yes, forget violence against actual real world women and men, worry about collection of cells unborn human beings.

lester on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM

All fixed now.

bmmg39 on June 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM