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The War on "Obama Defectors"

tpeters Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 9:42 AM
Peer pressure is an incredibly powerful inhibitor for independent human behavior. Members of our national media, for example, may actually recognize that our current President is incredibly incompetent, but they will not dare to give voice to such sentiments our of terror that it would mean career suicide.

NARAL Pro-Choice America is targeting what it calls "Obama defectors": female voters who supported Barack Obama in 2008 but now are considering voting for Mitt Romney.

Defectors? That's a term usually reserved for Syrian troops who go AWOL or adults who escaped the yoke of authoritarian regimes. The left's unabashed use of the word "defector" suggests a feeling of ownership -- as if, having voted for Obama once, female voters are conscripts, property of the (all kneel) Democratic Party.

Democrats usually are masters at co-opting language. This year, under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration mandated that...