"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was among those who denounced yesterday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Act. Commenting on the decision, Reid said "A lot of us wish that Alito weren't there and O'Connor were there," indicating his desire that there has been a fifth vote to invalidate the statute, as Justice O'Connor had provided the fifth vote to invalidate Nebraska's partial-birth abortion ban in Stenberg v. Carhart.What is curious about Reid's statement, as NPR and some news outlets have noted, is not Reid's criticism of Alito -- Reid opposed Alito's confirmation -- but the fact that Reid supported, and voted for, the federal statute upheld in yesterday's decision. Reid was one of 17 Senate Democrats voting in favor of the bill in 2003. Reid also voted in favor of a ban on partial-birth abortion in 1999 (see here) and , as indicated in this "Meet the Press" interview, Reid was one of only two Democratic Senators to vote against a resolution reaffirming Senate support for the holding of Roe v. Wade."
Thursday, April 19, 2007
DEMOCRATIC HYPOCRISY - AGAIN!
Harry Reid is the embodiment of Democratic Party hypocrisy without any doubt whatsoever. Just read the following gleaned from The Voklokh Conspiracy if you doubt my word:
I'm curious - do these despicable clowns ever actually LISTEN to what's dribbling out of their own mouths? Or is Reid too senile to REMEMBER his vote for that statute?
It boggles the mind!