Today we are going to look at the groups who don’t get it about the times we live in, or the opportunity we have to effect real change in the upcoming races for the House and Senate. Sure, these organizations talk a good game, but at the end of the day, they will obey their puppet masters and will take a mediocre position as to not offend the enemy, and then they will claim victory that should be credited to the tea party. Then the standard operating procedure for them will kick into high gear: they will fund raise, and obtain millions through fraud; taking credit for other’s work and then claim “We are winning this war, keep funding us”.
Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life has stated clearly “America will not reject abortion until America sees abortion”. Well, Fr. Frank and all the others who have held to this position are now getting their wish with Missy Smith. Now, Let’s see if they put their money where their mouth is, and follow through. So far Fr. Frank has endorsed Missy Smith, but my wife tells me that she posted a link on Fr. West’s face book wall, and it has been deleted. Fr. West is associated with Priests for Life. Also, April Klazema, Communications and blogger relations supervisor has contacted me in regards to interviewing Fr. Frank. I am currently attempting to set this up. The Susan B. Anthony list also contacted me and has inquired into my interest in linking blogs and information. So, I will be holding off any commentary on either of these groups until I hear (or don’t hear) back.
We will start with the National Right to Life. This group most recently supported pro death Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts, and have had questionable endorsements for years, if not decades. The National Right to Life is the most prominent pro-life group out there, and they have embraced and practiced incrementalism from the onset. This group, more than any other in the nation, has lead the pro life movement into the abyss where it continues to languish as a gutted and inconsequential movement, that only now looks like it has life because of the tea party. Again, taking credit for work done by others.
From the National Right to Life, we can look at many if not most of the State Right to Life organizations, which for the most part, tow the line with the National office. They sell their wares as if they are truly pro life, and end up endorsing the ‘lesser of the evil’ candidates and peddle this as pro life. Little accountability of those elected, and the elected congressmen and Senators have little to no fear of these groups. These groups, almost to a ‘tee’ do not use controversial and charged language, and downplay graphic images. They play softball with the enemy and try to sell this as the major league.
Then we have the press, which starts from the USCCB on down to the diocesan level, to the ‘ghetto’ press, the Internet presence, blogs and internet sites that want to claim to be the number one source of pro-life news. (I do have to give Kudos to Steve Ertelt and life news for covering Missy’s campaign, but we need to see more, a lot more) these are some of the same groups that gripe about ‘media blackout’ but are guilty of doing this to Mrs. Smith’s campaign. Please, don’t gripe in the future when the MSM does this to you in the future. This is called sowing and reaping.
This is an opportunity for the pro life movement to do something that will get the attention of the elite in this country, but those in charge of the organizations must understand that it will move them beyond their comfort zones, and ‘piss off’ the enemy. The way God wants it to be.