Yes, Crazy Old Zell Miller, the John Kerry bashing former Georgia Senator and Fox News loving Democrat is back in the headlines again. I guess he missed being in the spotlight, because, though he didn’t publicly use the exact words my title suggests, he might as well have:

It hasn’t gotten widespread play yet, but former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller made a little news this week in Macon when he declared that abortion has contributed to the military’s manpower shortage, the Social Security crisis, and the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

“How could this great land of plenty produce too few people in the last 30 years? Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention: We’re too few because too many of our babies have been killed,” Miller said.

“Over 45 million since Roe v. Wade in 1973. If those 45 million children had lived, today they would be defending our country, they would be filling our jobs, they would be paying into Social Security,” the former Georgia governor said. “Still, we watch as 3,700 babies are killed every single day in America. It is unbelievable that a nation under God would allow this.”

Truthfully? I hope his friends at the Fox network and the RNC push this meme hard over the next 19 and a half months before the 2008 election. I hope that other Republican candidates spout Zell’s talking points about how women who exercise their “freedoms” are to blame for all of our nation’s troubles. I can’t think of a better example of how little Republicans really think of women than Zell’s little snippet of hate speech directed squarely at Americans of the female persuasion. It would be so easy for Democrats to use it as proof that the GOP is the party of an extreme lunatic fringe which has nasty, dehumanizing and chauvinistic attitudes toward over half our population.

So, more power to you, Zell. This will only encourage scores of woman who’ve had abortions, and their families and friends, to vote Democratic in 2008. Keep blaming the women of America for our failure in Iraq, for illegal immigration and for every other problem we face. I dare you.

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