The Corner

When Did Steny Hoyer Become a Mitch Daniels Fan?

This morning on Today, the House minority whip conveniently cited the Indiana Republican governor’s “truce” talk in defense of the long politically protected Planned Parenthood and other abortion-related spending on the budget-debate table. 

As it happens, though, his party’s position in the short term underscores why the truce talk doesn’t fly: On D.C. abortion funding, instead of supporting what has been long-term bipartisan policy, his party is insisting that the activism here is on the Republican side of the aisle. The supposed radical ideologues are simply seeking to keep taxpayer-supported abortion funding out of D.C. — mainstream position. Status quo. 

The Left isn’t in retreat on social issues, so why be foolish? Meanwhile, it’s a home-team talking point to use against House Republicans, however ridiculously disingenuously. 

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