Wednesday, August 10, 2005

NARAL Ad Promotes Lie on Roberts

I have absolutely no problem with any group sponsoring an ad campaign to promote a cause, especially since that practice was outlawed prior to elections by ‘centrists’ with the help of the Supreme Court. That is, unless the campaign is a pack of lies.

NARAL Falsely Accuses Supreme Court Nominee Roberts

Announcer: Supreme Court nominee John Roberts filed court briefs supporting violent fringe groups and a convicted clinic bomber.

Announcer: Call your Senators. Tell them to oppose John Roberts. America can't afford a Justice whose ideology leads him to excuse violence against other Americans.

This is just pathetic. First, the left goes after his kids. Failing in that endeavor, they just plain lie.

NARAL said it plans to buy half a million dollars worth of airtime in coming weeks on national cable networks, as well as well as on networks in Maine and Rhode Island.

Notice they won’t dare put anything like this on in Red America. I hope those Northeastern politicians listen to NARAL and oppose the nomination. What better way to assure that the Dems take another pounding in ’06?

In words and images, the ad conveys the idea that Roberts took a legal position excusing bombing of abortion clinics, which is false. To the contrary, during the Reagan administration when he was Associate Counsel to the President, Roberts drafted a memo saying abortion-clinic bombers "should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law." In the 1986 memo, Roberts called abortion bombers "criminals" and "misguided individuals," indicating that they would get no special treatment regarding requests for presidential pardons.

Why let the truth get in the way. If we have learned anything, it’s that the accusation is what is important to the left. By the time the truth finds its way around, Democrats and the media have moved on. Think Karl Rove.

The ad contends that Roberts "filed court briefs supporting violent fringe groups and a convicted clinic bomber.

What Roberts argued was that a federal anti-discrimination law couldn't be used against abortion blockaders because they weren't discriminating against women – they were blockading men, too.

The ad uses the classic tactic of guilt by association, linking Roberts with "violent fringe groups" and a "convicted . . . bomber" because he made the same legal arguments as they did in the case. But, contrary to the ad's message, Roberts didn't argue in favor of them or their actions.

That, of course, matters not. The left wing loonies will lap this up like water in the Sahara.

But it is false to suggest that Roberts supported the actions of "violent" groups or clinic bombers because he argued that a law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan could not be used against those who blockade abortion clinics.

There is no shame, none at all. In any case, I hope this ad runs. What better example of the fringe left could there be. Democratic politicians will be forced to embrace this view, or run for the hills. Either scenario should be entertaining.

Of course, the main stream media is ready and willing to support the cause.

Abortion rights group presses Republican centrists on Roberts

The targets of the ad appear to be two Republican senators who are running for reelection next year: Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, whom NARAL has already endorsed, and Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine.

"We are not suggesting that Mr. Roberts condones or supports clinic violence," said NARAL president Nancy Keenan.

You think?

Repeat: Announcer: Supreme Court nominee John Roberts filed court briefs supporting violent fringe groups and a convicted clinic bomber.

Decide for yourself.

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