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What does that have to do with Gosnell's murder trial, again? The Born Alive bill was a matter of congress, and it became such because people keep dragging abortion into politics. Gosnell committed crims and saints willing, he'll pay for it. Obama's opinion on the trial, his actions or the verdict have NOTHING TO DO with running the country. Nothing at all. I say again that the president has other things that he (or she, as the case may be in the future) should be prioritizing to run the country. One man's murder trial is the last thing he needs to be concentrating on at a time like this.
The There are people still homeless from the recent storms. I would rather see the president put his energy towards helping those people. I don't want the leader of my country making speeches about murder trials and abortions when there are people going without shelter or jobs.
Part of the reason this country is falling apart is because politicians are too damned busy posturing for political groups to focus on their actual duties.
This President is farther to the right in his actual policies, than his electorate realized. He has taken the Patriot Act and run with it, authorizing the NSA to troll our every electronic keystroke, and is a better friend to Wall Street than any President in history...but he also doesn't believe the bedrooms of citizens are the purview of the President.
Obamacare is a reality, because the so-called 'pro-life' faction of our Congress and Senate have set the precedent for government to be involved in our health care. Their constant inroads on access to legal safe abortions, have given us the Gosnells, who prey on women unable to exercise their rights in a timely fashion.
As long as citizens of this country are in a froth to get government INTO the decision making process, they will reap what they sow....and Obama's abstention, on the vote highlighted in the article we're discussing, was an attempt to avoid that very thing:
Leaving the decision to take heroic measures, on babies born in spite of an abortion, up to the doctors and their patients, was the whole point of his vote...I just wish he, as a Senator, would have had the balls to go ahead and vote 'no'.