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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Some Words Worth Repeating

In his weekly (weakly?) radio address, president Obama said that Republicans should stop playing politics with the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General.  That nomination has been held up while the Senate tries to pass a bill to help the victims of human trafficking which is being blocked by the Democrats.  As usual, the Obamacrats are trying to blame the Republicans for mischief that the Democrats themselves are causing.

What is worth noting, however, is that unlike the usual situation, Obama and his party do not seem to be getting away with the ploy this time.  Here is the first paragraph of an editorial which appeared in the Washington Post today.  That's right, I said the Washington Post, one of the two bastions of liberal Democrats in the newspaper industry.

DEMOCRATS WHO have been filibustering the Senate’s consideration of legislation to combat human trafficking cited concerns with language they claimed would greatly expand the reach of Hyde Amendment restrictions on abortion. But when John Cornyn (R-Tex.), chief sponsor of the trafficking bill and Senate majority whip, offered a compromise that would seem to answer their stated objections, it was rejected out of hand. Perhaps Democrats thought they could score political points, or maybe they didn’t want to anger their traditional allies in the abortion rights lobby. Either way, it became depressingly clear that what they weren’t thinking about was the needs of vulnerable people, mostly young women and girls, who are the victims of sex trafficking.

For once, even the Washington Post is not buying the garbage being put forward by the Democrats to justify their attempt to gain a political advantage at the expense of the women and girls who are the victims of sex trafficking.  My guess is that with the Post taking this position, we will se the Democrats in the Senate back down on this point within the next two weeks.


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