Let me start this by telling you about my neighbor. My neighbor is a Republican and she’s on disability (which I think shouldn’t happen, but there it is). She’s a good Christian woman, who suffered through an intolerable childhood and never married. She worked, before her illness, in the Health Care field. She offers advice, even when you don’t need it or want it. My neighbor knows every thing that goes on in our neighborhood and I mean every thing. I’ll be she’ll know about this post before I finish writing it and before I even post it. Even when she was working, she knew every thing.
In the old days, we would call her – unkindly – the neighborhood gossip or busy buddy. And, perhaps, that’s what she is. But, she’s always kind, very giving and the kind of neighbor you can call when you need help. For example, when we were having our biggest trouble with Oliver, she would take him every single day. She helped train him and I think he’s more well-adjusted now than he would’ve been without her daily care. Only her illness stopped her from continuing to watch him, but she’s never stopped loving him.
Over the weekend, she stopped with her little dog for a visit. We had a nice time, even though I have no manners and forgot to offer her a drink or something. Anyway, she told me that she was going to vote for Romney in the Presidential election. When I asked her why, since it is clear she doesn’t like Romney, her answer was abortion. Republicans are against abortion. She’s against abortion, so she’s going to vote for Romney.
And, that is why I’m writing this. The anti-abortion stance in the Republican Party is a lie. Mark my words: There will NEVER be a Federal Anti-abortion – I mean make it back like it was – law EVER. It doesn’t matter if the Republicans hold Congress, Senate and the White House. It didn’t happen during Bush’s eight years (where they had all three for more than 4 years) and it will never happen.
Because abortion is an issue that keeps voters voting Republican. A Federal Ban would mean that the voters would have to look for something else. There are plenty of voters, like my neighbor, who is a one issue voters. She doesn’t want abortion to be legal. She doesn’t realize that the Republicans don’t really want to outlaw it because maybe she might start looking at their other issues.
So, if you’re a single issue voter and abortion is your issue and that’s why you’re voting for Romney – you might want to think again. And, you might want to see what else Romney has in his bag of issues.