Newt’s willingness to challenge the Agenda Media’s David Gregory in this exchange isn’t just refreshing. It’s what’s needed to defeat President Obama. Here’s the first part of the exchange:
FMR. REP. GINGRICH: You know, David, I am astonished at the desperation of the elite media to avoid rising gas prices, to avoid the president’s apology to religious fanatics in Afghanistan, to avoid a trillion dollar deficit, to avoid the longest period of unemployment since the Great Depression and to suddenly decide that Rush Limbaugh is the great national crisis of this week.
MR. GREGORY: Mm-hmm.
FMR. REP. GINGRICH: There’s no debate about access to contraception. There is a debate, which Cardinal George of Chicago has pointed out, is a war against the Catholic Church. You do have this weird situation where President Obama apologizes to Islamic extremists while waging war against the Catholic Church. That’s the language, by the way, of the Catholic bishops. You have an issue here of whether the government can coerce the Catholic Church, not just into a contraception, but into sterilization and abortion, something I don’t find any reporter wants to talk about. You have a president who voted for infanticide as a, as a state senator, who represents the most extreme pro-abortion position in America. So if you want to have a dialogue about this, David…
First, here’s the text of Illinois bill SB1095, the bill that Speaker Gingrich is referring to. It’s certainly a mainstream bill, one that every mother in America would support. Barack Obama proved he isn’t a centrist by voting against this bill in this form. Here’s what he said on the Senate floor during debate:
Number one, when we define a previable fetus as a person that is protected by the Equal Protection Clause or other elements of the Constitution, what we’re really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the protections that would be provided for a child, a nine-month old child, that was delivered to term.
Where is David Gregory on this? Here’s the text of the last clause of SB1095:
(c) A live child born as a result of an abortion shall be
25 fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate
26 protection under the law.
Live child, as defined in this bill, is a baby that “breathes or has a beating heart.” I can’t imagine any mother that would call a baby with a beating heart or who is breathing as a “previable fetus.” Obama’s statement is utterly barbaric. Despite President Obama’s barbaric statement, David Gregory isn’t the least bit curious.
That says everything, doesn’t it?
That’s before getting into the fact that David Gregory and other far left pundits couldn’t care less about skyrocketing gas prices, much less about families getting squeezed from all sides as a result of those high gas prices.
Progressives aren’t the protectors of the downtrodden. They’re the creators of the downtrodden, just like Agenda Media hacks like David Gregory are protectors of the Left’s radicalism.