Bob Casey Jr. ran for the Senate seat he currently occupies as an ostensible pro-lifer, just like his dearly-departed and still popular father. Sadly, judging by the election results, many pro-life voters in Pennsylvania believed his rhetoric. Today, Bob Casey Jr. voted against the Mexico City policy on the floor of the Senate, indicating clearly that he is not only pro-abortion, he is pro-government funding of abortion. It’s a helpful reminder, for the 1,000th time, that the “pro-life Democrat” really is a mythical creature, at least in the Senate and the White House.
It seems like every election season, this lesson is forgotten, no matter how many times the Democrats drive it home. To express this axiom somewhat mathematically, as a Democratic politician’s career rises towards President, the probability that he will actually vote pro-life approaches zero. Many prominent Democratic politicians (Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Dick Gephardt) really do begin life as pro-lifers, but by the time they reach the Senate (and definitely by the time they run for President), they are invariably ardent pro-abortionists with their votes (even if, like Harry Reid, they prefer to say in public that they are pro-life). As we move forward in time from the date when the question of abortion was forcibly removed from the democratic process by the Supreme Court, the Democratic party has ever more successfully enforced pro-abortion orthodoxy upon those who hold offices involved with the selection of Supreme Court justices – i.e., Presidents and Senators.
And so Bob Casey Jr. becomes just the latest helpful reminder that any Democrat running for Senator/President who claims to be pro-life is a liar. What they really mean is that they will vote against any and all pro-life policies and Supreme Court justices, and then return and explain to you that they can’t actually vote their pro-life convictions. It’s also a helpful reminder to the hopelessly naive that when a Democrat running for Senate/President says they want to reduce the number of abortions, what they actually mean is that they want the government to pay for more abortions. There is literally no pro-life promise from a Democratic politician that should be believed whatsoever once that Democratic politician seeks office as a Senator or President. The Democrats have been busy proving this over and over for the last 20 years.
Thanks to Bob Casey Jr. for providing yet another reminder for the voters. Let’s hope this time that it sticks.