The 2020 Democratic Presidential Field is like a Kindergarten. Twenty-Three children all vying for attention. Hands up (other hand holding that arm so it doesn’t dip while they wiggle it), Wide-eyed desperate look. Pick me, Pick Me! The end result of which is popcorn worthy conversation.
Enter Seth Moulton. He’s from Massachusetts. He’s not an old white guy but he is a white guy. And in the pecking order of kindergartners, he’s invisible to the RCP presidential polling results. If there were two tiers of debates he’d be in the fourth tier. He’s totally raising his hand here and acting out in search of attention.
So, we’ll give him some.
Rep. Moulton was on CNN in the lacuna between Biden’s first period of opposition to the Hyde Amendment and his second — and currently operative — period of opposition to the Hyde Amendment.
“I think it’s wrong,” Moulton said of the amendment. “It disproportionately attacks women who don’t have the private means to afford an abortion.”
“It’s sort of like saying, you know, ‘I support the troops but I don’t want to pay them,’” Moulton said. “That’s the analogy here, and I think it’s wrong.”
So, opposing government funding for aborting an unborn baby is the same as refusing to pay “the troops.”
Maybe Moulton could find a spot in the Defense budget for it. List it under man-caused disaster. And be sure to confirm the rules of engagement. Terminate with extreme prejudice up to and just after birth.
Or, maybe,t well-paid execs at Prevent Parenthood or the folks who fill the coffers at EMILY’s list could backstop this particular vision of women’s “health care” by directly funding it themselves.
I think, probably, more money is spent on candidates, advertising and lobbying than the actual cost of that one service.
They could cut out the middleman and those pesky taxpayers.
Unless of course this isn’t about women, or healthcare, but something else?
You know the answer to that, don’t you.