By Irene F. Starkehaus -
Being seen by all the very best people supporting the nation's only worthwhile woman's issue and establishing for once and all that he isn't one of those crazy "life" advocates… this is what we must surmise was the strategy of Bruce Rauner based on decisions that our Republican gubernatorial candidate made over the last week with regard to abortion advocacy.
By now we've all been dutifully reminded that Bruce Rauner never actually hid his support for a woman's right to kill her preborn child, so don't panic, conservatives. Remember the mantra. Bruce Rauner is the only Republican candidate for governor who can get Illinois back on track…Rauner's a moderate. He's not an extremist. He has no plans to make abortion an issue because the state has more pressing matters to which it must attend.
With all this practicality in mind, you obviously would never have seen Rauner at the Illinois Right to Life celebration that took place on May 8, 2014 featuring Mike Huckabee as the evening's keynote speaker. After all, any moderate will tell you that people who identify specifically as prolife come off as extreme to the average independent thinker, and it's not the message a sensible candidate would want to send to the voters of Illinois.
So the state's leading social moderate instead decided to emphasize his temperate leanings by attending the ACLUs Bill of Rights Dinner on May 10th with keynote speaker Jan Schakowsky:
"Congresswoman Schakowsky spoke with confidence that reproductive freedom will continue to be protected throughout the states," Ed Yohnka (communications director for the ACLU) said, alluding to ACLU-Illinois' success in warding off attempts to restrict abortion in Illinois."
I'll just bet she's confident. Do you know why Jan Schakowsky spoke with such affirmation about the ever expanding, unaccountable abortion rights in the United States? Because the Democrat Party isn't telling Jan Schakowsky to shut up every time she speaks on the subject of preborn baby killing. Her party staunchly supports her as she stands proudly for unrestricted abortion rights as if this is a conventional conversation to be having in very modern, very moderate Illinois politics.