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Will Abortion Kill ObamaCare? Part 2: A Fable of Compromise

November 17, 2009


Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of 2 in a series of posts by Rhonda Robinson regarding Hardball host Chris Matthews’ reporting on the fight over abortion and Obamacare. Click here for Part 1

Once upon a time there was a frog that lived on the riverbank. Life was good. The frog was full and happy; he worked hard all day catching flies. His life was satisfying.

One day a scorpion came up to the frog and told him of the wonders that wait for him on the other side of the river. At first the frog was skeptical, and a little afraid of the deadly scorpion, but then she began to whisper gently to the frog, “I have heard that on the other side there are bugs so fat and juicy they can hardly walk or fly.”

“Sadly,” the scorpion sighed, “I am not as lucky as you. I cannot swim. I will never see the land of Frog-utopia. At least that is, not without the generosity of someone such as you.”

The frog looked down, hardly knowing what to say. It didn’t seem fair really. He was so fortunate. Then the scorpion continued, “Would you consider letting me ride on your back across the water? Then we could both be happy.”

At first, the scorpion was eager for a chance to help. But then, realizing he was talking to a scorpion, fear struck him. “What if you sting me? I would die.”

“Silly frog” said the scorpion, “If I sting you, we will both die. I will drown and die alongside you.”

“Of course” said the frog, “it would be good for both of us to work together and get to the other side.”

The scorpion climbed onto the frog’s back, and out into the river they went. Soon, they could no longer see the shoreline.

Just as the frog’s legs were beginning to tire, he felt a sharp pain in his back. The pain melted into numbness, he could no longer feel his legs. They both began to sink.

“Why?” asked the frog. “Why would you take us this far, just to have us die in the water?”

“I’m a scorpion” she replied simply, “It’s my nature.”

On another far-off shore, Chris Matthews host of MSNBC’s Hardball, had a segment with Politico reporter Jonathan Allen, that painted a bleak picture for the possibility of compromise over the abortion issue.


“There’s a real values difference here. Some people don’t like the idea of anything that looks like a subsidy by the federal government for abortion even if it subsidizing an insurance plan which covers abortion…”


“…If these guys, if Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, and Bart Stupak and Diana Degette can get together and resolve this issue; President Obama should hand over the Noble Peace Prize that he got to them.”


“Cause it’s hard to do.”


“It’s impossible to resolve this issue. At least it has been to this point.”


“…when the conference bill comes back what’s going to change? I’m just asking, why will congress woman Degette win, and Stupak lose when that time comes?”

Allen concludes that all Pelosi has done is move the bill:

“She doesn’t have a solution for this…Somebody is going to be disappointed in the end because it’s an irreconcilable difference.

Disappointed? How about betrayed?

Jill Stanek, pro-life advocate asks the million dollar question, “Who did Nancy lie to, the Bishops or her liberal friends?” Stanek writes, “It is becoming clearer that while Nancy made an agreement with Catholic bishops to take abortion out of the health care bill, her liberal friends thought she intended to break that deal later…”

We shouldn’t be surprised.

I predict the Left will stay true to its nature; it will attempt to paralyze and destroy the opposition by demonizing and marginalizing Christianity.

NewsReal has already begun to document the Scorpion’s  first venomous strikes:

NewsReal Sunday: Chris Matthews says the Dumbest Thing In Television History

MSBNC Promotes Crackpot Theory that Christianity Caused Economic Crash

Leftists in Congress Wage War on Catholics

NewsReal Sunday: Behar Tells Churches to Shut Up and Play Bingo


We shouldn’t be surprised. It’s the nature of the Left, and so is paralyzing its enemy with venom to render it helpless.

I predict rather than letting go of the prize, the Left will stay true to its nature, it will attempt to weaken and destroy it opposition by demonizing and marginalizing Christianity. NewsReal has already begun to document the first venomous strikes.

  1. November 17, 2009 6:31 am

    There is little hope that pro-life advocates will win the abortion battle. There are too many vested interests against them; and many christians proved their support for the pro-choice option by voting for Okilla in the election.

  2. Janet permalink
    November 17, 2009 9:09 am

    There may be “many” christian congresspeople (and those who voted for him in the election) who will sell their souls, but if they should win this battle, wait ’til they see the backlash. Christian obstetricians in droves will stop practicing, nurses will rebel as well and Catholic hospitals will close their doors. Not everyone can be bought. And, in the long term this monster of a bill will be decided by the Court, and rightfully so, where it will be overturned.

  3. Elaine B permalink
    November 17, 2009 11:06 am

    Abortion and federal funding of it is a cornerstone of the ideology of the left. Christian’s who are on board with this holocaust seem to be arrogantly assured it will not affect their standing before God.

    I wouldn’t take it for granted that His mercy is greater than his perfect justice.

  4. David Thomson permalink
    November 18, 2009 1:17 am

    The abortion issue might be the number one reason why Obama will be unable to push his legislation through Congress. There is no middle position that can be reached to everyone’s satisfaction. Our nation’s growing debt ranks a very close second. Too many center-left individuals are greatly concerned about the horrific financial consequences. I predict that ultimately this madness will be put to the side to be eternally studied to death.

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