At a FoxNews Town Hall on Sunday, Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg raised eyebrows by telling a pro-life woman voter, in essence, that the Democratic Party doesn’t take her kind. Take a look:
Reaction against Buttigieg’s comments came in many forms. One FoxNews contributor highlighted the irony of Buttigieg, in the name of defending the Democratic Party’s “pro-woman” platform, telling a Democrat woman that she didn’t belong:
Today, that pro-life woman—Kristen Day—took to the pages of USA Today with her own op-ed piece to express her views on the matter, writing:
Buttigieg likes to talk about “future former Republicans.” With his extreme stance on abortion, though, he is doing precisely the opposite: building an army of future former Democrats….
The pro-life movement today is more inclusive than ever. The Democratic Party and its presidential candidates — less so.
Indeed, the slate of candidates the Democrats have trotted out this year represents probably the most extreme views on abortion even within the party. Whereas according to Gallup nearly 60% of Democrats want some restrictions on abortion, Politico describes 15 of the 19 Democratic hopefuls as advocating for “few limits, if any;” and, as Day cites in her article, recent research indicates that 20% of Democrats nationwide say they are only comfortable voting for a pro-life candidate!
It makes one wonder what exactly the Democratic leadership’s strategy is, alienating such a large part of its voter base. But then, a look at the candidates they’ve lined up for voters’ selection indicates that strategy might be pretty thin on the ground. The truth is that the party is in a tug-of-war of values between trying to maintain some tenuous grasp on its base, while at the same time jumping through hoops to place extreme leftists, LGBT radicals, and elitist cronies funding their coffers. And it’s clear which side of that tug-of-war is winning.