Consider yourself a democrat? Don’t want to kill babies? You now have to make a choice. Tom Perez, the new head(ache) of the DNC is ready to excommunicate you from the party. Perez says that there is no room in the democratic party for anyone who doesn’t love seeing the blood of babies flowing. It’s even worse if you are a democratic politician who is pro-life. If that’s the case, the DNC will cut you off from their fundraising and funds. So what does Perez want you to do if you are pro-life and a democrat? He wants you to go to the polls and vote a straight democratic ticket, then go home and keep your mouth shut until it’s time for you to vote again.
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez became the first head of the party to demand ideological purity on abortion rights, promising Friday to support only Democratic candidates who back a woman’s right to choose.
“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Perez said in a statement. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”
“At a time when women’s rights are under assault from the White House, the Republican Congress, and in states across the country,” he added, “we must speak up for this principle as loudly as ever and with one voice.”
If the Democrats want to weed out every single candidate across the nation who opposes abortion they will be driven further into the wilderness than they are now. Pro-abortion speeches sell really well in the coastal cities where Democrats hold large majorities and raise most of their money, but there’s an awfully large swath of the country in between where that’s not going to win you an election. I get that Perez needs to appease his base during the tumultuous transition they’re currently going through, but if he’s actually interested in doing the job he fought so hard for he needs to start delivering some wins. And you don’t do that by letting the most extreme wing of your party write all of the rules.