Originally posted at The Blacksphere
At least when it comes to Obamacare, even the staunchest pro-choice liberals are suddenly pro-life.
Emanuel Cleaver, former mayor of Kansas City and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus in the 112th Congress, took to MSNBC in defense of America not aborting Obamacare. Mr. Cleaver even rationalized keeping the unmitigated disaster by making an apt comparison using his baby granddaughter as the example.
An enthusiastic defender of the unaffordable Affordable Care Act, Cleaver used hyperbole to stress the point that just because Obamacare has jettisoned five million happily insured Americans into the uninsured category, and just because the website doesn’t work, has no system installed for paying insurance companies, and has secret code embedded that says that those that log have “no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system,” doesn’t mean the law should be aborted.
Mr. Cleaver, who was senior pastor of Saint James United Methodist Church for 36 years, used his baby granddaughter as an example of how having “glitches” isn’t justification to throw something away.
Cleaver said: “I’ve got a one-year-old granddaughter, and on Thanksgiving Day she had a number of little glitches, but we’re not ready to throw her away because of a glitch here and there.”
First of all, Cleaver did not define what kind of glitches his baby granddaughter had.
Were the tot’s glitches diaper-related? Because needing a diaper change would definitely describe the overall Obamacare rollout.
Did the darlin’ grandbaby burp, whine, drool, take a tumble while trying to walk, or need a nap in the middle of dinner? If Grandpa Emanuel was referring to those types of glitches then yes, he could make the comparison between a one-year-old and Obamacare.
There is one problem though: this object lesson came from a pro-choice quasi-Christian who supports a woman’s right to “throw…away…a glitch here and a glitch there,” especially if the glitch happens to be conceived at an inopportune time, which definitely applies to Obama’s baby, the ACA.
So it’s a bit hypocritical to now argue that the American people do not have the right to choose to throw away a glitch. Moreover, if the mother of that granddaughter of his had exercised her Cleaver-supported reproductive right to choose, then the good pastor would have had to come up with some other lame example to convince America that ‘a couple of glitches do not a health care reform bill make.’
Defending Obamacare, Cleaver said, “Most things in the beginning stages are going to be difficult to pull off.”
How true! The problem is that when it comes to enduring Obamacare, Emanuel Cleaver and many other liberals are contradicting their standard rationale for justifying the disposal of unborn babies.
The question that needs to be posed to the left is: How come you’re now saying we don’t dispose of babies just because they have a few glitches?
And more importantly, why does a non-viable healthcare reform bill in its early stages have the right to grow, develop, and live even though most Americans want it aborted?