Well good golly, Miss Molly, the New York Times has a problem with social conservatives. Who’d a thunk it.
Actually, they’ve always had a problem with those of us who stray to the right of that bright line of ‘reason,’ the one that says women must be reduced to their common element: the desire to fill or empty their wombs according to their (and only their) desires.
Because, you know, that is the defining characteristic of an intelligent woman, according to the scribes at the Times and all the other newspapers that think they have a patent on rational thought. And according to the Gray Lady’s editorial page, Paul Ryan is among the idiots.
Here’s what they had to say about Mitt Romney’s running mate in Monday’s edition:
“A long history of social extremism makes Paul Ryan an emblem of the Republican tack to the far right.”
And then they go on to document that ‘social extremism.’
Ryan wants to eliminate the rape exception to abortion. But that’s consistent with his beliefs that all life is sacred (and his scientifically-based position that the natural result of an uninterrupted pregnancy is a human child.) Therefore, while rape is evil, the result of that rape is not. You might disagree, but you can’t call fault his reasoning.
Ryan also wanted to narrow the definition of rape so that poor women couldn’t get their abortions paid for through Medicaid. For those of us who don’t want public monies paying for abortions, that makes a lot of sense, too.
He also signed onto a bill that would have allowed employers to refuse to provide insurance coverage for birth control if it violated their religious or moral convictions, a ‘conscience clause.’ James Madison would be smiling at that, while waiving the First Amendment in our faces.
And he has also co-sponsored bills that would require women to obtain an ultra-sound before getting an abortion, something that some women’s groups called ‘rape.’ I’m assuming they were referring to ‘legitimate rape’ as opposed the Todd Akin or statutory kind.
The Times calls this ‘social extremism.’ Liberals call anything they disagree with extreme, while pretending to be advanced in their thinking, so rational and tolerant. Until the mask falls off.
Here’s a copy of an email I received in response to Friday’s piece on Todd Akin:
I'll go to bed with a smile on my face tonight. if only you had either been aborted, or impregnated via rape... sigh... that smile would be just a tad more wide... have a nice weekend. hugs and kisses
Nice to know the interns at the New York Times are fans.