Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gingrich hits Obama, elite media on infanticide

Last night, during the Republican Presidential debate Newt Gingrich blasted the elite media for not questioning Barack Obama's votes against legislation to protect children who survive abortion after John King was about to ask a question on contraception.

Text from the transcript:
GINGRICH: But I just want to point out, you did not once in the 2008 campaign, not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide. OK? So let's be clear here.


GINGRICH: If we're going to have a debate about who the extremist is on these issues, it is President Obama who, as a state senator, voted to protect doctors who killed babies who survived the abortion. It is not the Republicans.

Alexander Burns of Politico attempted to debunk Gingrich until readers pointed out he had no clue what he was talking about and he backpedaled.
A couple of conservative readers suggest that I may be wrong in razzing Gingrich on this, as his point likely referred to this legislation specifically, rather than late-term abortion in general. Obama may or may not have been asked about that during the 2008 race.

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