Janet M. LaRue

Republicans are giddy about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi becoming Minority Leader of House Democrats. It was her legislative agenda that got the Dems hammered in the election.

Republicans should seize the opportunity to drive a wedge between Pelosi and nervous Democrats who fear another drubbing in 2012: They should force a vote on spending cuts for abortion.

Apparently the historic election thrashing has reduced testosterone levels of House Democrats, except for 32 women backing Pelosi who share her abortion zealotry. Most of the male Democrats are behaving like Madame Bovary's lovesick husband, who remained loyal to her despite her unfaithfulness.

Rep. Heath Shuler (NC), a pro-life "moderate" Democrat, has announced that he will challenge Pelosi for the leadership position. But he admits that he doesn't have the backing to win. Is wussiness a preexisting condition included in ObamaCare?

Blue Dog Democrats lost their House seats after falling for a sucker play by Pelosi and President Obama. Despite their objections to the abortion spending in ObamaCare, several Blue Dogs voted for it after Obama issued a sham executive order "prohibiting" spending on abortion services.

They learned the hard way that Pelosi's loyalty is to her "keep your subsidies off my ovaries" base above all others. What else could be expected from the woman who ignored her Pope and backed abortion coverage after he rebuked her for abandoning Catholic doctrine on abortion?

It's why NARAL gives Pelosi a 100-percent approval rating, and why NOW and Emily's List are backing her as minority leader. The expressed "mission" of Emily's list "is electing pro-choice Democratic women to office."


Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.