The profound intellectual and moral vacuity of Kirsten Gillibrand

On the hustings in Iowa in search of the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) recently gave an interview with the Des Moines Register in which she held forth on the Progressive Left's position on abortion.  Headlines in the blogosphere say Gillibrand compared being pro-life with being racist.  While that kind of analogy can be found in what Gillibrand said, there was something else in what she was driving at that tells us much about the intellectual vacuity of the modern Left. Gillibrand has taken the position that as president, she would require a pro-abortion litmus test for her selections of federal judges.  When asked about this, she replied: I think there's some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side (of the issue) is not acceptable.  Imagine saying that it's okay to appoint a judge who's racist or anti-Semitic or...(Read Full Post)