I want to say from the start that I do not disagree with radio personality, Neal Boortz on every issue. We both agree that the Federal government is too large for the country's good. Neither of us are Obama fans and I don't have a big problem with Boortz' Fair Tax idea - though it should do more to combat government spending.
The one issue on which he and I will never agree is abortion and it is on this subject that I believe him to be an ignorant, cowardly bully.
He is guilty of ignorance when he states that the overall supporters of restrictions on abortion are men who wish to control women's reproductive organs. The men I know who are pro-life are just that...pro-life. The notion that men want to control women's reproductive organs is absurd beyond belief. He claims that any emails he receives condemning abortion are exclusively from men. It's as if women are predominately pro-abortion. I personally know more pro-life women than I do women who are pro-abortion. Is that because he and I travel in different circles?
He is a coward because he refuses to allow any phone calls on the abortion issue. Any caller simply mentioning the word will be immediately cut off.
He is a bully because, although he will not allow callers to comment on abortion, he does not hesitate to tell us his opinion on the subject. Needless to say, his opinion is hardly flattering to pro-life Republicans.
Boortz believes that the Republican Party will no longer be a national party of consequence so long as Republicans oppose abortion. On the contrary; Boortz needs to realize that his beloved Libertarian Party will never gain national prominence so long as their platform is pro-abortion. Conservatives appreciate the Libertarian views on the size of government and the need to lower taxes and spending, but we don't like the Party's abortion stance.
Boortz' abortion views may go a long way to explaining why he will never reach the popularity of Limbaugh and Hannity among Conservatives.