Monday, January 29, 2007

And people wonder why I hate the two-party system.

Yes, Rudy Giuliani Is a Conservative

That's pro-abortion ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, in case you hadn't realized.

The most insulting part comes right at the end of the piece:

And if social and religious conservatives fret about Giuliani’s more liberal social views, nevertheless, in the general election such views might make this experience-tested conservative even more electable.

In other words--"Hold your nose and bend over."

Could you see a piece like this being written about a pro-life Democrat? Of course not. Unrestricted legal abortion is one of the core beliefs of the Democratic Party; for all intents and purposes, there's no such thing as a pro-life Democrat--and that's the whole problem.

The Republican Party isn't pro-life because that position fits the party's core beliefs; it's pro-life because the Democratic Party is pro-choice. It can get away with expanding its platform like that because there are only two parties--and more importantly, that makes its pro-life stance one of the issues "moderate" Republicans can and do freely shed in the name of electability.

Why do I hate the two-party system? Because I'm pro-life, and the pro-life movement needs the GOP more than the GOP needs the pro-life movement--and the GOP and the pro-life movement both know it.