Listen to Democrat Martha Coakley display the stunning indifference to religious freedom that marks the extremist when it comes to the abortion issue. The radio host Ken Pittman is pressing Coakley on the “right of conscience” provisions which the nation’s bishops are this very weekend urging their parishioners to demand from Congress so that Catholic hospitals and Catholic health care professionals do not have to violate their faith and assist with abortion. Coakley dismisses that concern, and in doing so, hopefully seals for the Catholics in Massachusetts that she has no time for their concerns or the concerns of their Church. “You can have religious freedom,” Coakley says, but “you probably shouldn’t work in an emergency room.”
On yesterday’s program Mark Steyn noted Coakley’s incredible lack of smarts, and it is painfully obvious in this exchange as it has been in many others that she is a very dim bulb, and an intolerant extremist to boot. Barbara Boxer might be cheering Coakley on so that someone else finally wins the “dumbest senator” award, but will Massachusetts voters really send such an embarrassment to the U.S. Senate?
The late poll showing Scott Brown ahead in the Bay State was taken before this latest in a string of Coakley pratfalls. Bill Clinton is flying in to try and resurrect Coakley’s fortunes, but Massachusetts voters, while very liberal, aren’t stupid, and they are increasingly likely to give Scott Brown a chance to represent Massachusetts while waiting for the democratic Party to give them a nominee who isn’t an intemperate, intolerant clown. Byron York provides some details on the emerging democratic spin on their incompetent candidate.
UPDATE FOR ANY MA VOTER STILL CONSIDERING MARTHA COAKLEY:
Really, if you are still even remotely thinking about voting for the spectacularly risible Coakley, read this very serious indictment of her abuse of her prosecutorial powers from the Wall Street Journal’s Dorothy Rabinowitz.