Sandra Fluke, a student of inconsequential background, was not allowed to speak at a panel in Congress earlier this year because she was unqualified to address them. [The topic was the first amendment not contraception and she is not a first amendment scholar] Her topic was not relevant though she believed otherwise.
Now she is still unqualified but speaking for women anyway. Her cause is “free” contraception, abortifacients, surgical sterilizations and abortion.
Romney believes in abortion in cases of rape, incest and the mother’s health though you’d never know it from the Democratic speeches, especially hers as she outright lies and says his America would force rape victims to keep the baby.
Highlights from the Fluke speech:
Fluke criticized Romney for failing to defend her in the wake of being called a “slut” by radio host Rush Limbaugh for her promotion of insurance-supported birth control.
“Your new president could be a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence a private citizen with hateful slurs,” Fluke said before a charged DNC crowd. “Who won’t stand up to the slurs, or to any of the extreme, bigoted voices in his own party.”
After Limbaugh’s comments hit headlines around the country, Romney took a decidedly soft stance. ”I’ll just say this,” he told reporters at the time. “It’s not the language I would have used…”
“…A Romney-led America, according to Fluke, will be one “in which states humiliate women by forcing us to endure invasive ultrasounds we don’t want and our doctors say we don’t need. An America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it; in which politicians redefine rape so survivors are victimized all over again; in which someone decides which domestic violence victims deserve help, and which don’t…” [ultrasounds are completely noninvasive but I don’t think the truth is important to Fluke}
The Republicans put up Condi Rice by contrast and the following are highlights from her speech:
“And we have seen once again that the desire for freedom is universal – as men and women in the Middle East demand it…Where does America stand?…”
“…It has been hard to muster the resources to support fledgling democracies– or to help the world’s most desperate— the AIDs orphan in Uganda, the refugee fleeing Zimbabwe, the young woman who has been trafficked into the sex trade in Southeast Asia; the world’s poorest in Haiti. Yet this assistance – together with the compassionate works of private charities – people of conscience and people of faith— has shown the soul of our country.”…
“…And most importantly, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will rebuild the foundation of American strength – our economy – stimulating private sector led growth and small business entrepreneurship. When the world looks at us today they see an American government that cannot live within its means. They see a government that continues to borrow money, mortgaging the future of generations to come. The world knows that when a nation loses control of its finances, it eventually loses control of its destiny. That is not the America that has inspired others to follow our lead.”…
“…But the American ideal is indeed endangered today. There is no country, no not even a rising China, that can do more harm to us than we can do to ourselves if we fail to accomplish the tasks before us here at home.
More than at any other time in history –the ability to mobilize the creativity and ambition of human beings forms the foundation of greatness. We have always done that better than any country in the world. People have come here from all over because they believed in our creed – of opportunity and limitless horizons. They have come from the world’s most impoverished nations to make five dollars not fifty cents– and they have come from the world’s advanced societies – as engineers and scientists — to help fuel the knowledge based revolution in the Silicon Valley of California; the research triangle of North Carolina; in Austin, Texas; along Route 128 in Massachusetts – and across our country.
We must continue to welcome the world’s most ambitious people to be a part of us…”
“…And on a personal note– a little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham – the most segregated big city in America – her parents can’t take her to a movie theater or a restaurant – but they make her believe that even though she can’t have a hamburger at the Woolworth’s lunch counter – she can be President of the United States and she becomes the Secretary of State.
Yes, America has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect. But of course it has never been inevitable – it has taken leadership, courage and an unwavering faith in our values.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have the experience and the integrity and the vision to lead us – they know who we are, what we want to be and what we offer the world.
That is why this is a moment – an election – of consequence. Because it just has to be – that the most compassionate and freest country on the face of the earth – will continue to be the most powerful!
May God Bless You – and May God continue to bless this extraordinary, exceptional country – the United States of America.”