Liberals do not know the meaning of the word, 'compassion'

Regarding the following:

So, every child matters, says Michael Petit and backed by Rob Reiner and the Hollywood crowd. Hmm, sounds good to me - I'll buy that.


But wait - they mean as long as that child has been born. As long as the child is still in his/her mother's womb, he/she is fair game. They can be brutally killed right up to birth and suffer severe pain with no remorse from Michael Petit, Rob Reiner and their ilk.

They can have their arms and legs torn off their bodies; they can have their entire body delivered except for the head, otherwise it would be murder in anyone's book; then the back of the child's head is stabbed with a pair of scissors, a tube is shoved in the opening, and the child's brains sucked out with a powerful machine and then the skull is crushed, all the while the child suffers excruciating pain. Still not a whimper from these so called child protectors.

Have you ever seen a bigger bunch of hypocrites than these people who claim to be looking out for the health of children? The slaughter of 1.3 million children every year in the United States does not bother them. What health scenario can be worse than this? They are killed. They are not being deprived of treatment for an illness. They are far beyond that; THEY ARE DEAD.

After all, liberals who make up the bulk of the Democratic party, must make sure that their way of life is not tread upon. Legal killing of unborn children must be available to them, so they will not be inconvenienced. So much for true compassion of little children. As long as it does not interfere with their way of life, liberals will be gung-ho.

The only thing they have going for them is that when they arrive at the gates of hell, being the big shots they are, satan himself will give them a special tour.

Frank Joseph MD

Liberal Group: Santorum's Record Not 'Child-Friendly'
By Randy Hall Staff Writer/Editor

( - A Pennsylvania Republican known for his conservative, pro-family activism stands accused of having a record that is not "child-friendly" by a liberal group with close ties to actor/activist Rob Reiner, best known for his role in the 1970s situation comedy "All in the Family."

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) is fighting an uphill battle for re-election this year. A two-term senator -- whose support for everything from President Bush's judicial nominees to the Federal Marriage Amendment has received sharp criticism -- has a voting record that doesn't match his words, charged Michael Petit, president of Vote Kids, in a press release put out by the organization.

"He talks about family values, but after extensive research of his record, what we found are numerous votes against health insurance for every citizen, against child care for working families, against substance abuse treatment, against Head Start for disadvantaged children and against increasing the minimum wage," Petit added.

"At the same time, Santorum has voted for every tax break the Bush administration has pushed for the rich," Petit claimed. "This is not a child-friendly record."

Describing his organization as "focused on making children a priority in American politics instead of a political afterthought," Petit noted that "Vote Kids is conducting a public awareness campaign to spotlight Santorum's dismal voting record on children and families."

Virginia Davis, a spokeswoman for Santorum's re-election campaign, responded by telling Cybercast News Service that the senator "has been a champion for children in Pennsylvania."

Davis pointed to Santorum's work "on legislation like the School SAFE Act, increased funding for the Individuals with Disabilities ACT (IDEA) and Kids Accounts, just to name a few."

Santorum's campaign website also touts the senator's efforts in such areas as education and family issues, including work for Aimee's Law, which seeks to protect children from violent criminals, and the Project Safe Child Act, which provides $15 million per year to combat Internet predators who prey on children.

"It is obvious that this organization," Davis said, referring to Vote Kids, "cares far more about electing Democrats than electing those who will work to make children's lives better."

According to the May 2005 issue of Youth Today, Petit "served as deputy director of the Child Welfare League until 2001. That's when he formed two organizations: Every Child Matters, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advocates public policies favorable to youth, and Vote Kids, formed under section 527 of the federal tax code."

On Oct. 22, 2002, the Denver Post chronicled the efforts of Every Child Matters (ECM) to draw attention to the voting record of Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.), who was seeking re-election the following month.

In response to charges that Allard's record on children's issues was "one of the worst of the Senate," the senator's campaign manager, Dick Wadhams, told the Post that ECM "is largely financed by a filthy-rich Hollywood liberal who wants to impose extremist values on Colorado."

"That's Rob Reiner," Wadhams said.

The Post then stated that "Hollywood personality Reiner is an acknowledged major backer of the group."

The son of comedian Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner is best known for portraying Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law, Michael "Meathead" Stivic, on the "All in the Family" sitcom in the 1970s and has since directed several feature films.

Reiner has made a number of forays into California politics, including serving as a spokesman for the successful 1998 cigarette-tax initiative, campaigning for additional taxes on upper-income Californians to fund a universal preschool program and supporting a law allowing girls less than 18 years of age to have abortions without parental consent.

Attempts to contact Reiner seeking comment for this article were unsuccessful.

Also providing ECM with financial support are several labor unions, such as the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the National Association of Social Workers and the Service Employees International Union.

Following Allard's re-election, the ECW and Vote Kids launched a campaign in 2004 focusing on the record of Texas Rep. Arlene Wohlgemuth, who was accused of writing legislation that cut funding for education, child health and child abuse prevention programs in Texas by more than $1 billion.

Wohlgemuth, a Republican, lost 51-48 percent to Democratic Congressman Chester Edwards.

Also in 2004, Vote Kids made its first foray into presidential politics as the group joined three dozen pediatricians and social workers in attacking the Bush administration for allegedly leaving too many children without health insurance. The alliance endorsed President Bush's Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).

As Cybercast News Service previously reported, Santorum's bid for re-election has drawn national attention for the past year. While the incumbent Republican has trailed his Democratic challenger, state Treasurer Robert Casey, Jr., in polls by double digits, recent surveys show Santorum closing to within six points of his opponent.

The latest controversy in the race erupted on Tuesday, when Democrats went to court to try to remove Green Party Senate nominee Carl Romanelli from the Nov. 7 ballot, claiming that many of the signatures on his nominating petitions are invalid.

During a conference call with reporters that day, Abe Amoros, a spokesman for the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania, charged Republicans with helping Romanelli in an attempt to split support for Casey.

The court challenge "is not really about the Green Party," Amoros said. "It's about Santorum and his supporters being afraid to face Bob Casey in the fall."

Romanelli, who is making his first run for statewide elective office, called the Democrats' challenge "bogus."