During Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention proceedings, a point of contention came not from a speaker but from a video. The tribute to late Sen. Ted Kennedy drew ire from some Republicans, notably the RNC chairman, for its political nature (re: health care reform).
Kennedy championed the cause of health care reform, and the video made sure to juxtapose that passion with President Barack Obama‘s eventual achievement of health care legislation. It further used footage from a 1994 debate, wherein Kennedy criticized Mitt Romney‘s position on abortion using a memorable line: “On the question of the choice issue, I have supported the Roe v. Wade. I am pro-choice. My opponent is multiple choice.”
Among other critics was RedState.com’s Erick Erickson who tweeted, “I’m not upset D’s used Ted Kennedy to attack Romney. I’m upset they declared the GOP has a war on women and celebrated a guy who killed one.”
Responding the negative reactions to the video, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein sarcastically dismissed the immediate outrage:
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