CNN Contributor Whacks Pro-Life Group for Criticizing Portman's Gay-Marriage Support

GOP strategist Ana Navarro is a CNN regular and self-proclaimed "big tent Republican." Now she's ripped a pro-life group for being "incomprehensible" in opposing Sen. Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) support of gay marriage.

Navarro is so much a "big tent Republican," she lectured opponents of same-sex marriage back in March to "get into the 21st century."

The pro-life group Cleveland Right to Life (CRTL) had criticized Portman's turnabout on same-sex marriage after his son came out as gay. The group's mission statement, released later, defended a "culture of life" against not just abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide, but also same-sex marriage.

Explaining their broader mission, CRTL said they would "promote the rights of the child to be nurtured and grow up in the best and most stable environment possible which is in a stable home with a mother and father who are committed to each other and their children through the recognized societal contract of marriage."

So CRTL asked whether Portman would also change his mind on abortion if his daughter decided to have one. Navarro, reacted to this by calling their "Comparing gay marriage & abortion" "dumb."

"Comparing gay marriage & abortion is dumb. How a pro-life group can take issue with @robportman is incomprehensible," she tweeted on Wednesday.

As a GOP strategist, Navarro is no conservative stalwart. Liberal comedian Bill Maher was astounded by her generosity toward Obama last month: "You disagree with everything the Republicans do but you are one of them. I don't understand."

Back in March Navarro also mocked those Republicans who make their opposition to gay marriage a "banner issue": "They have to wave goodbye to the GEICO caveman and step out gingerly and carefully into the brave new world."

She also gaffed when talking about stay-at-home moms last month, suggesting that what they do is "lean back...on a rocking chair with a mint julep."

-- Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center