Obama Dashes Hopes of Pro-Lifers With Daschle Appointment
November 20, 2008 - 6:56 AMSo far, the new Obama administration has managed only to change the titles of the same old liberal leadership," a conservative group said after hearing about Tom Daschle's appointment to the Obama Cabinet.
“As majority leader, Daschle was a notorious opponent of every pro-life measure,” the Family Research Council said on Wednesday. “He blocked the partial-birth abortion ban, voted for taxpayer-funded military abortions, and supported a measure that would have forced Americans to pay for the distribution of the morning-after pill to young school girls.”
Aside from his “extreme” political ideology, the FRC finds it particularly troubling that Daschle lacks any expertise in the public health arena.
“To most Americans, who thought this election was about ‘change,’ these appointments must seem incredibly ironic. So far, the new Obama administration has only managed to change the titles of the same old liberal leadership,” the FRC said.
Obama’s Cabinet choices so far are “frightening,” the group said.