Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Urgent Rush Limbaugh White House Alito

I think this is a big deal.

Compare Howard Dean to Alito’s Casey opinion. Dean does not say the woman may choose abortion. Dean says the woman and her family choose.


RUSH: Two more bites here with Matthews and Howard Dean, and this is really good, because -- and I don't know what -- maybe Matthews is trying to regain some lost credibility after this Valerie Plame cliff that he went over, hoping for Fitzmas last couple weeks, but he continues to just bear down, bore in on Howard Dean on, "Why don't you just say it? Why won't you say that your party is pro-choice?"

DEAN: The position we support is a woman has a right to make -- and a family has a right to make up their own mind about their health care without government interference.

MATTHEWS: That's pro-choice.

DEAN: A woman and a family have a right to make up their own minds about health care without government interference, that's our position.

MATTHEWS: Why do you hesitate on the phrase pro-choice?

DEAN: Because I think it's often misused. If you're pro-choice, it implies you're not pro-life. That's not true. There are a lot of pro-life Democrats.

RUSH: Yeah. Are they allowed to say so? Name one. I'd like to meet the person. The last one I knew wasn't allowed to speak at the Democrat convention in '92, Bob Casey, who was the governor of Pennsylvania. So Matthews still keeps asking him, and he still keeps avoiding the question. So Matthews says, "Well, well, do you believe in abortion rights?"

DEAN: I believe that the government should stay out of personal -- the personal lives of families and women.



H.R. is saying, "I thought this was a winning issue for them. Pro-choice, pro-choice! They ought to be shouting in from the rafters, if the majority of the country is pro-choice. Why is Howard Dean so reluctant to use the term?"

DEAN: -- lives, that's what I believe.

MATTHEWS: I find it interesting that you've hesitated to say what the party has always stood for, which is the pro-choice position.

DEAN: The party believes the government does not belong --

MATTHEWS: I'm learning things about hesitancy I didn't know about before.

RUSH: I'm learning things here about hesitancy I did not know about before. Dean is probably flipping his wig here and is making plans to get even with Matthews as the interview ends....


Rush, did polls show that the public supports the PA law that Alito would have upheld in Casey?

In Casey, with some exceptions, the husband is notified, but he does not have the power to decide whether his wife gets an abortion.

Dean says the family decides. Not the woman.

Dean goes much farther than the PA statute. Way beyond. Dean puts Alito between Dean and the Supreme Court (which rejected the more limited PA notice requirement).

Is Dean more pro-life than Alito?

What is happening?


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