Democrats lost seats in the House of Representatives and lost the Senate to pro-life Republicans in the mid-term Congressional elections earlier this month, but that didn’t stop House Democrats from unanimously re-electing Nancy Pelosi as their leader.
On a voice vote this morning, Democrats installed the abortion champion as the House Minority Leader for another term.
In comments after the election, Pelosi claimed Republicans won a victory because of “voter suppression.” She said the chief message she took from Tuesday’s election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is that voter suppression was a problem.
“To succeed, we must inspire, educate and remove obstacles to participation. Only by changing our political environment and broadening the universe of the electorate can we build a strong sense of community and an economy that works for everyone,” she said.
In January, Pelosi received the Margaret Sanger award — the top honor given out by the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
In the Senate, pro-abortion Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will lose his post next January as Majority Leader to pro-life Sen. Mitch McConnell after Republicans won enough seats to take over the Senate, but he plans to stay on as the Minority Leader and top Democrat. However, one report indicates he may not have as much support as he had had int he past from his pro-abortion caucus.
Reid has done pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s bidding and ensured that abortion-funding Obamacare was passed through on a party-line vote, with not a single Republican voting in favor of the legislation. Reid made sure that no pro-life bills received a vote in the Senate — including measures to stop taxpayer funding of abortions and a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, when unborn babies can feel pain.
With Republicans winning the Senate, pro-life advocates will have control of both the House and Senate and a real opportunity to pass pro-life bills or put pro-life language in must-pass legislation in a way that would force pro-abortion President Barack Obama to either sign the bills or veto them and face intense pro-life opposition.
If there is one main takeaway from Tuesday’s mid-term elections, it’s the fact that the phoney, baloney “war on women” is over. Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and their pro-abortion allies have desperately tried to tag pro-life groups and candidates with the anti-woman tag by claiming the oppose women by virtue of the fact that they oppose abortion and being forced to pay for abortion-causing drugs.