For a while now, I've seen chatroom Democrats and faux liberals express a desire to go back to the 90s when Bill Clinton was President. To them, it was an ideal time when the economy was humming (which had nothing to do with Clinton), we didn't wage war (against those who want to kill us), and we had a handle on important issues (like where to get a hair style like Rachel from "Friends").
This past week, the Democrats got their wish. Two big issues, abortion and gun rights, that were white hot in the 90s came back into view. And they should want nothing to do with either one.
The first issue, abortion, came up in regards to a Supreme Court ruling that upheld bans on partial birth abortion. Regardless of how you feel about abortion, PBAs are absolutely brutal procedures where a nearly-formed child is killed in the womb and then removed. If it's done to save the life of the mother, I can understand that, but like with most abortions, it's often done by choice. That's unbelievable to me.
And abortion rights activists are trying to protect that to protect their "right" to an abortion? Please. I'm not a woman and I'll never bear a child, but I don't have to to see just how utterly barbaric partial birth abortions are. Even abortion rights activists should be leery of even talking about it in the contexts of the overall abortion debate.
Then there's gun control. In the light of the Virginia Tech shootings, the faux left has reintroduced the idea that the way to prevent future school shootings is with...more gun laws. Yeah, the ones on the books right now have really done the trick. Let's not forget Virginia Tech was a "gun free zone" and the shooter still managed to get guns on campus and kill 32 people. And another gun law is going to stop that from happening?
Why should Democrats stay away from these two issues? Because most people are burnt out on these issues. We went through these same issues in the 90s when Democrats and faux liberals beat the drum more than Neil Peart playing a solo, and we're tired. We've already thrown up our hands and said, "Enough already!" because we know neither one is going to be resolved anytime soon. Meanwhile, there are real issues that need to be addressed, like illegal immigration and the war on terrorism. These are issues we can and must address and should as soon as possible.
And Democrats want to bring up abortion and gun control?