The Democratic Party has problems.
Ever since Democrats suffered major, unexpected losses in the November election, political commentators have been speculating about why. One of the biggest reasons pointed to is the party’s disconnect with rural, religious and pro-life voters.
On Friday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough broached the topic with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
“How do they reconnect with a middle America who feels like [Democrats] look down on them?” Scarborough asked.
Pelosi emphasized that Democrats are people of faith, but she said they may need to work harder to make that clear. Later in the interview, Pelosi accused Republicans, who by and large are pro-life, of “exploiting” their religious beliefs for political gain, and claimed that their actions do not line up with their beliefs.
“They pray in church on Sunday, and prey on everyone the rest of the week,” Pelosi said. “And while we’re doing the Lord’s work by ministering to the needs of God’s creation, they are ignoring those needs, which is to dishonor the God who made them.”
Later, she added, “We don’t exploit that because we don’t think we’re supposed to, but maybe we have to make it clear.”
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As a pro-abortion politician and a self-described Catholic, Pelosi arguably has done the exact opposite. On the abortion issue, she has voted repeatedly against her faith’s teachings about the value of human life, beginning in the womb.
What the Democratic Party made clear last year was that it supports abortion to a radical degree. In July, Pelosi and her party adopted the most radical pro-abortion platform ever, calling to force taxpayers to fund abortions, support the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and embrace abortion on demand up until a baby’s birth.
To many religious Americans, including many Democrats, unborn babies are part of “God’s creation” and deserve protection – but not to Pelosi. In 2013, she put her foot in her mouth during a press conference, calling the battle to keep late-term abortions legal “sacred ground.”
Her stance on abortion is radical in most Americans’ eyes. Polls consistently show that most Americans oppose most abortions. Just a slim percent of Americans want abortion to be legal up until birth, and very few want their tax dollars to pay for abortions.
In contrast, the Republican Party adopted a strong pro-life platform that recognizes unborn babies as human beings who deserve rights and protections under the law.