Quote of the Day
Republican Alan Simpson takes on the social conservatives within his party.
SIMPSON: Who the hell is for abortion? I don't know anybody running around with a sign that says, "Have an abortion! They're wonderful!" They're hideous, but they're a deeply intimate and personal decision. I don't think men legislators should even vote on the issue.
Then they got homosexuality, you've got Don't Ask, Don't Tell. We have homophobes on our party. That's disgusting to me. We're all human beings. We're all God's children. Now if they're going to get off on that stuff - Santorum has said some cruel things - cruel, cruel things - about homosexuals. Ask him about it; see if he attributes the cruelness of his remarks years ago. Foul.
Now if that's the kind of guys that are going to be on the ticket, you know, it makes you sort out hard what Reagan said, you know, "Stick with your folks." But, I'm not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, moral values - while you're diddling your secretary while you're giving a speech on moral values? Come on, get off of it.
This is the type of message Democrats should be giving. Enough of the two sides to every view nonsense. Democrats will continue to get hammered if they don't come out strongly for abortion and gay rights.