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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Wing-Nut Alert!

Bret Schundler received an endorsement from the New Jersey Right to Life group on Monday. Apparently this is not good news, because as the Star-ledger reminds us “no abortion opponent has won statewide in New Jersey since the Supreme Court decided Roe vs. Wade in 1973.” [Are there abortion proponents? Never mind, we know what they mean.]

Every report we could find provided essentially the same insight into the group’s endorsement of Schundler - the endorsement by the “anti-abortion lobby” may have helped him win the Republican primary election four years ago, but observers say it contributed to his double-digit general election loss.

Our search on “Schundler” with Google news provided 18 hits and every one was a report on this latest endorsement. A representative sample of the reporting may be found here: Philadelphia Inquirer, Star-Ledger, Newsday, NBC, and 1010 WINS.

Each report chose to lead off, not with the name of the group providing the endorsement, but with an anti-abortion or anti-abortion rights group lead – ensuring the reader understood the negative implications of receiving the thumbs up from such an extreme group.

The not so subtle message - this endorsement may put Schundler over the top with the right-wing Republican nuts that vote in the primary, but will lead to sure defeat in a general election. Wishful thinking?

This is all very interesting and Schundler did receive the endorsement, but what do abortion rights have to do with the gubernatorial election? As the Star-Ledger pointed out, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe vs. Wade back in 1973 and last we checked the Governor of New Jersey has no authority to overturn that decision. Pro-life, pro-choice – a Governor can’t change the law of the land.

Call us crazy, but the abortion issue has absolutely nothing to do with this election, any more than a candidate’s opinion on drilling for oil in ANWAR is relevant to the governor’s race. Oh, and how many nominees for Governor of New Jersey have been pro-life since 1973 and lost election? One? How many pro-choice candidates have lost? Seven? What a revelation - we can see the headlines now.

Talk about a distraction. And the Democrats believe discussing corruption in New Jersey is a distraction from the issues? Pleeeze! If there is a "single issue" voting block out there that will make the difference in this election, somehow we think that issue will be taxes. Maybe the media could provide some non-biased reporting on something the Governor can influence. Now it's our turn for wishful thinking.

P.S. This post has been brought to you by a pro-choice, former Independent and soon to be, Republican primary voter.


At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't we find a moderate Republican to clean up this state? Schundler claims that he learned from mistakes he made in his first run but evidently not.

At 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And forget Forrester...between his backpeddling on reducing the size of government and his lawsuit, he is rapidly losing credibility...dammit, these guys just can't figure it out....the Democrats are just lucky the Republicans are so fumble-witted...

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny (at least to me)...msn hotmail just gave me the opportunity to classify Forrester's e-mails as junk which I did....I feel so much better now....now to look at some of the other Republican candidates...

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Enlighten said...

Must admit we're at a loss, what postions would a "moderate" Republican or Democrat hold?

At 7:07 AM, Anonymous roberto said...

Only Lifenews.com called the group "pro-life", everyone in the liberal MSM labeled the group "anti-abortion". You'll notice that Corzine's endorsements are from "women's rights" and "pro-choice" groups.

I've said at DynamoBuzz more than once, that if Schundler is the nominee the democrats will spend millions on ads labeling him a far right whacko and extremist. The top issues in NJ are property taxes, corruption, out of control spending, car insurance, job, the environment and urban sprawl. Abortion and guns don't make the top ten, but so what. Corzine and his allies in the MSM will make sure we never find out his stance on those issues, the debate will be about the social issues. That's how we got stuck with Boss McGreevey.

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