Peggy Noonan Does Not Approve Of All This Abortion Talk

In a column which she complains about how mean and partisan and "extremist" Democrats have been this week, Nooners actually wrote this. The sheer strangeness of all the talk about abortion, abortion, contraception, contraception. I am old enough

In a column which she complains about how mean and partisan and "extremist" Democrats have been this week, Nooners actually wrote this.

The sheer strangeness of all the talk about abortion, abortion, contraception, contraception. I am old enough to know a wedge issue when I see one, but I've never seen a great party build its entire public persona around one.

Wow. Totally speechless.

And this is super classy.

What a fabulously confident and ingenuous-seeming political narcissist Ms. Fluke is. She really does think—and her party apparently thinks—that in a spending crisis with trillions in debt and many in need, in a nation in existential doubt as to its standing and purpose, in a time when parents struggle to buy the good sneakers for the kids so they're not embarrassed at school . . . that in that nation the great issue of the day, and the appropriate focus of our concern, is making other people pay for her birth-control pills. That's not a stand, it's a non sequitur. She is not, as Rush Limbaugh oafishly, bullyingly said, a slut. She is a ninny, a narcissist and a fool.

The spittle-inducing rage that Sanda Fluke inspires in wingnuts is just remarkable. (And for the millionth time, regulating insurance plans that people pay for out of their own pockets isn't the same thing as "making other people pay" for their birth-control pills. Geez.)

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