Warning: This might step on some toes.
The healthcare mandate is great unless you want to be a business owner. Or you cannot afford insurance. Or if you enjoy freedom. Because if you cannot afford insurance you are fined - that fine does not provide health care for you either.
I always run into people who love Obama, but cannot say what about the man they like. Truth is they are just charmed by him and care not about politics of the man. They cannot defend, and usually do not bother, any of his policies - unless they are socialist. Which they usually are not - and democrats are just a scant distance from socialists. Even republicans sometimes drift that way, but it is more rare.
The party lines are not clear indicators of where on the scale of governing falls. Although if democrat was a religion, and I contest that it is, abortion would be a sacrament. A religion that superceded all others. To date 64 million abortions have been performed in the US since 1973. That is 10 1940s era holocausts. That is 64 million missing brothers sisters aunts uncles cousins, parents, and children. Artists, workers, inventors and preachers. All removed from life before they could draw a single breath. If you are a Christian - abortion is very wrong and you know it. I can give verses if you want. If you still feel this is just - just divert your mouse to block me. Luke 1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. There is one.
If you are not a Christian - you do not have any guiding ethic - at least not one that applies to all men. SO YOU cannot say what is right or wrong. You have no clue. No authority if you did have a clue. Your opinion, if it is not a codified God given law, is as worthless as your opinion about your favorite food. If you feel your opinion can be domineered over others - this is why the second amendment was enacted.
As a result of this unborn holocaust is the democrat guiding mantra, if there is one, is to be the 'hook up' party. Where the unborn catch the death if they are deemed unwanted by mother. It is wrong and it is also wrong to be Christian and support such a party. No matter how charming, well spoken, and sly the leader of that party.
*This was written by my DH. I just pasted. Everyone have a fantastic Wordful Wednesday.