HAWKINS: Republican Party must remain for life, against abortion

Nov 23, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Free Republic

Not surprisingly, in the immediate aftermath of President Obama's win over Mitt Romney last week, many Republicans bared their fangs at the social-conservative wing of the party, either subtly or not so subtly, blaming the loss on those who vote our values.

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The last two-term Republican presidents were strong pro-lifers and strong advocates of social/moral issues. http://old.nationalreview.com/document/reagan... -- Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation

The last two GOP Country Club-approved nominees have been milquetoast, nicety-nice gentlemen afraid of taking strong stands for anything other than economic and foreign-policy issues. Moral-issue wimps finish last.

You're 0 for 2, GOP country clubbers. Time to get out of the way.

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Keep going down the rabbit hole GOP.. And be even more marginalized and irrelevant to the voting public..

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rhema wrote:
The last two-term Republican presidents were strong pro-lifers and strong advocates of social/moral issues. http://old.nationalreview.com/document/reagan... -- Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation
The last two GOP Country Club-approved nominees have been milquetoast, nicety-nice gentlemen afraid of taking strong stands for anything other than economic and foreign-policy issues. Moral-issue wimps finish last.
You're 0 for 2, GOP country clubbers. Time to get out of the way.
A heartfelt thanks to you rhema! Keep up the good work and read the following carefully!

Dear Republicans:
Thank you for your class warfare, for your bull-headedness on taxes, your contempt for the poor and middle-class, your racism, your bigotry, your cluelessness about gender politics, your sneering hostility toward immigrants and minorities.On this Thanksgiving Day, a personal request: Please don't change.

Please keep digging in your heels about not raising taxes on the top one percent even if it means sending the country into a second recession, so that the rest of us can see, once and for all, who your masters are, whose interests you really serve.

Please keep talking endlessly about the wealth-makers and the "small business owners," and never breathe a word about the waitress mom who works long hours at the small restaurant, the clerk who labors at the small insurance company, the teachers who work heroically in crumbling school buildings, the workers who toil in factories whose owners constantly threaten to take their business overseas. Keep doing this until people see, as they did in this month's election, that your loyalties are not with the workers who fuel our economy.

While you're at it, please keep pissing off women by talking about them in infantilizing terms, by not trusting them to make mature, adult, informed choices about their own bodies, by expanding your 40-year-old war against abortion into a war against contraception. Keep unleashing people like Akin and Mourdock onto the people, who are already scratching their heads, wondering if they have suddenly woken up in the 1950s -- in Russia.
Keep trying to convince us that a Republican who believes that abortion should only be legal in cases of saving the life of the mother or in cases of rape and incest, is a progressive Republican. That position will put you only slightly to the left of the Taliban.

Oh, and please don't forget to insult immigrants every chance you get by referring to them as "illegals," and talks of rounding them all up and self-deportation. Doing so will ensure that you stay out of power for at least another generation.

And remember, it is your birthright and solemn obligation to shun the reality-based universe and continue to exist in the world of your own making. In this world, unicorns exist and human beings and dinosaurs lived side-by-side and global warming is a hoax or a left-wing, anti-American plot, and the president is a Marxist Muslim who was born in Kenya and traipses around the world constantly apologizing for America, until foreign leaders plug their ears and please tell him to take his apologizing-for-America ways home.

And that's the polite version. In the more sinister version, the president is the anti-Christ or the Manchurian candidate, planted in the White House to destroy American from within.(I'm guessing he was dropped into the White House by those black U.N. helicopters that have haunted so many a Republican nightmare.)

Yes, please keep shunning reality because it will liberate the rest of us to live in 2012, where we understand that the way to improve our own marriages is really not by stopping gay couples from marrying, that just because of a clever marketing campaign coal doesn't really become "clean coal," and that speaking of dinosaurs, at least one political party in America seems about to become one.

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continued....Now, to quote Marco Rubio, the new Great Brown Hope of the Republican Party, "I am not a scientist." Still and all, I do believe in science. It's sort of like, I'm not a doctor but I do believe that T.B. exists. Because people who are doctors, have told me so. So I'm willing to stick my neck out and say, I believe global warming is real and that finding alternatives to fossil fuels seems like a pretty prudent and rational thing to do.

But rationality is of course, a four-letter word in certain circles. And so, I beg you, please continue your campaign against President Obama. Please don't be embarrassed when your presidential candidate courts the blessings of that old, adorable mop-top, Donald Trump. Be brazen enough that your toes don't automatically curl with embarrassment every time the Donald opens his mouth. Keep referring to the president as a wild-eyed radical, a socialist, a Muslim, an atheist. And for heaven's sake, don't acknowledge the contradictions inherent in each one of these slurs.

Blithely ignore the fact that the rest of us see a mild-mannered, earnestly decent man who at times seems to be the only American left standing who still believes in bipartisanship. Or that we see nobility and grace in the manner in which he disregards racist insinuations; that this a man who is never mean-spirited or angry, who seems more interested in policy rather than posturing, a man who has run a mostly no-nonsense, scandal-free administration, a leader who has kept more of his campaign promises then any president in recent history. Unlike you, we see a man who treats his wife as his equal, whose affection and love for his children seems heartwarmingly genuine, who doesn't suffer from any of the dysfunctions and neediness that have marked so many of our leaders. Above all, we see a man who does not cause us to wince each time he says the word "nuclear."

You see, we do not think our president is leading us into permanent decline, or heading a nation of losers and takers. We refuse to disparage our fellow citizens who are on disability or Social Security or food stamps or Medicare or veterans benefits, as somehow sucking the country's coffers dry. We prefer to reserve those labels for the corporate raiders and bankers and unscrupulous mortgage lenders, who actually brought our country to the point of financial collapse.

On this Thanksgiving Day, I am so grateful that we can count on you to learn exactly the wrong lessons from your recent election debacle. I hope that you will continue down the path that you are on for a long time to come.

Oh, I know that this will not last forever. I know that at some point simple self-preservation will kick in and you will have to tackle the illegal immigration problem in a humane, civilized way that is worthy of the greatness of this country. I know the day will come when you will pretend that you were always on the side of marriage equity, that you always knew that discrimination against gay Americans was morally wrong. After all, it is very hard today to find a Southerner who would argue against the civil rights movement, or who would brag of his or her role in disenfranchising fellow citizens. This is the trouble with the arc of the moral universe -- it has this inconvenient way of bending towards justice.

Speaking of disenfranchising fellow citizens. Ahem. Please start raising money immediately from your billionaire supporters so that you can run more billboards in 2016 in predominantly African-American neighborhoods, reminding them that voter fraud is a felony. It was such a wonderfully visual reminder that the only way you can win national elections is by suppressing the turnout. Not to mention how much those billboards and other efforts by you pissed off black citizens, who were reminded anew of how precious their right to vote was -- and how much their elders had sacrificed to earn it.

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So, my dear Republicans. Happy Thanksgiving. Don't let me down. Remember, I am counting on you to stay wedded to the same myopic, ahistorical, mean-spirited, irrational, xenophobic, discriminatory policies and tactics that gave us the great presidential election of 2012.

Did you get all that????

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All that Morgan posted was plagiarized. Shame on you! At least give credit to the real author. Thought you'd get away with that? Lmao, liar.
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Keep going down the rabbit hole GOP.. And be even more marginalized and irrelevant to the voting public..
Yep, if they keep running backward-thinking fools like Romney, Akin, Mourdock and Walsh (to name just four of them), they'll keep LOSING elections.

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All that Morgan posted was plagiarized. Shame on you! At least give credit to the real author. Thought you'd get away with that? Lmao, liar.
Poor KayLayLousy....does the letter bother you? I am not getting away with anything, I am passing on an excellent letter sent to me. deal with it douchebag.

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kaylayossi wrote:
All that Morgan posted was plagiarized. Shame on you! At least give credit to the real author. Thought you'd get away with that? Lmao, liar.
Don't listen to a single word of this president. Listen to fox news business as they disparage the poor for food stamps and laugh while they do it.

Yes Kay.. Proclaim to be christian and then act as though the very meaning of the word is foreign to you.

Kay It is with a sadness in my heart that I must take a political opportunity to gain an advantage. That advantage is to see that social issues have real world answers to get accomplished.

So please Kay stay as bigoted narrow minded and above all sanctimonious for us all.

You are actually helping the process. As more people realize what fear mongering fools and hate filled bigots your side is allowing to shape their arguments.

The easier it will be for those of who what to see real change occur. So don't change. Continue to threaten your candidates and force them to sign a piece of paper tat is now only working against them. Get the most dullest tool in the box to explain what a rape mean and the difference between rape "legitimate" rape.

As president Obama has richly demonstrated in his campaign. We do not need to argue with you. Just proceed and keep right on telling the facts.

So don't change, Kay. Do not grow up any time soon. There is much work to be done. Thanks.

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Don't listen to a single word of this president. Listen to fox news business as they disparage the poor for food stamps and laugh while they do it.
Yes Kay.. Proclaim to be christian and then act as though the very meaning of the word is foreign to you.
Kay It is with a sadness in my heart that I must take a political opportunity to gain an advantage. That advantage is to see that social issues have real world answers to get accomplished.
So please Kay stay as bigoted narrow minded and above all sanctimonious for us all.
You are actually helping the process. As more people realize what fear mongering fools and hate filled bigots your side is allowing to shape their arguments.
The easier it will be for those of who what to see real change occur. So don't change. Continue to threaten your candidates and force them to sign a piece of paper tat is now only working against them. Get the most dullest tool in the box to explain what a rape mean and the difference between rape "legitimate" rape.
As president Obama has richly demonstrated in his campaign. We do not need to argue with you. Just proceed and keep right on telling the facts.
So don't change, Kay. Do not grow up any time soon. There is much work to be done. Thanks.
Do you idiots bother to know what someone's religion is before you decide they are Christian? What a bunch of fools, as if only Christians are prolife...what a hoot you all are. Talk about blinders! Haha!

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Poor KayLayLousy....does the letter bother you? I am not getting away with anything, I am passing on an excellent letter sent to me. deal with it douchebag.
No, that would be poor Morgan, you were caught stealing and re printing someone else's words without giving credit. You're not too bright are you? I think from now on I'll just call you copy n paste. Lmao! Trying to look good with someone else's words, awwww sorry you're so dumb you feel the need to steal. Lmao! Caught!
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Keep going down the rabbit hole GOP.. And be even more marginalized and irrelevant to the voting public..
Whistling past the graveyard.

The states are where the real pro-life action is, and it's there that the proliferation of pro-life laws is causing a lot of hand-wringing among national pro-abort leaders.

Casey Martinson, a Planned Parenthood Director of Public Affairs, wrote in January 2012:
"... I’m sorry to say that the sky is falling on Roe v Wade. It’s been falling incrementally for the past four decades, and it fell further, faster, in 2011 than in any year before. According to the Guttmacher Institute, state legislatures passed 94 new laws restricting abortion in 2012. Not only is that a new record, but it shatters the previous record of 34 new laws passed in 2005 by a lot."

Rachel Maddow:“It has been a breathtaking year watching abortion rights disappear in the United States. There have been more rollbacks of abortion rights since the 2010 elections than in any time since Roe versus Wade was passed 39 years ago."

NARAL article headline:“…Report Shows State-Level Attacks on Choice Skyrocketed in 2011; Analysis Shows 2012 Could Be Even Worse…”

The news for pro-aborts will continue to worsen on the state level thanks to the re-election of many Republican governors and legislators in 2012.

[Politico] "Standing in stark contrast to the outcome of the presidential and U.S. Senate races, Republicans strengthened their control of state capitols on Nov. 6. The GOP went into 2012 with unified control of the governor’s mansions and legislatures in 24 states and will come out with full political control of 25 states. Democrats will head into 2013 with a disadvantage at the state level, having total control of just 13 states."

"In 2012, at least 60 new life-affirming laws, including at least 38 measures related to abortion, were enacted. Additionally, 16 pro-life state resolutions were adopted. This follows on the heels of 2011, when, 47 states considered more than 460 measures related to abortion, the overwhelming majority of which were pro-life. More than 70 of these life-affirming, abortion-related measures were enacted.

"These include prohibitions on government funding of or insurance coverage for abortion, legislation or resolutions related to pregnancy care centers, informed consent and parental involvement legislation, ultrasound requirements, restrictions on or regulation of abortion-inducing drugs and “telemed” abortions, and abortion clinic regulations."

The Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood's research arm, keeps track of the rapidly growing list of new pro-life laws: http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/updates...

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Go ahead GOP continue to be the party of the Spanish Inquisition.
Every loss for you is a win for America.

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Go ahead GOP continue to be the party of the Spanish Inquisition.
Every loss for you is a win for America.
We're patient, truth and morality will triumph. This is too much of an I want it now world...good things come to those who wait.

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Kathwynn wrote:
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Don't listen to a single word of this president.
Have no fear, I won't...

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No, that would be poor Morgan, you were caught stealing and re printing someone else's words without giving credit. You're not too bright are you? I think from now on I'll just call you copy n paste. Lmao! Trying to look good with someone else's words, awwww sorry you're so dumb you feel the need to steal. Lmao! Caught!
Think whatever you like! The letter gets under your skin and I am thankful to however wrote it!! Truth hurts right KayLayLousy??

Mission Accomplished!!!!

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Think whatever you like! The letter gets under your skin and I am thankful to however wrote it!! Truth hurts right KayLayLousy??
Mission Accomplished!!!!
You go ahead and be thankful to "however" wrote it. Obviously, you're too stupid to think for yourself, and now you've shown everyone how honest you're NOT. You know, you could get in huge trouble for posting that...I'll have to find out what can be done about plagiarism. I won't be letting this drop snookums, you are a LIAR, an admitted one at that! I always knew you had no morals, and you've proven further with that post that you're nothing but a liar, thief, and an all around lousy person. Again...you've been CAUGHT, and it's killing you!

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Do you idiots bother to know what someone's religion is before you decide they are Christian? What a bunch of fools, as if only Christians are prolife...what a hoot you all are. Talk about blinders! Haha!
Kay from your profile on what you believe.:"god, babies and love." You did not in any way infer that you were a jew or islamic. As you use so much of the right wing christain religious talking points and rhetoric.

The mistake was not one of assumption, but of drawing on the rhetoric you use so willingly. Too many are faux christian. So you are either a faux jew or a fuax moslem.. Probably the former. But as you are once more making an @ss out of yourself. You just keep on being the same f@cktard that you have been.

You are helping by being on the sidelines where you belong.

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Deborah wrote:
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Whistling past the graveyard.
The states are where the real pro-life action is, and it's there that the proliferation of pro-life laws is causing a lot of hand-wringing among national pro-abort leaders.
Casey Martinson, a Planned Parenthood Director of Public Affairs, wrote in January 2012:
"... I’m sorry to say that the sky is falling on Roe v Wade. It’s been falling incrementally for the past four decades, and it fell further, faster, in 2011 than in any year before. According to the Guttmacher Institute, state legislatures passed 94 new laws restricting abortion in 2012. Not only is that a new record, but it shatters the previous record of 34 new laws passed in 2005 by a lot."
Rachel Maddow:“It has been a breathtaking year watching abortion rights disappear in the United States. There have been more rollbacks of abortion rights since the 2010 elections than in any time since Roe versus Wade was passed 39 years ago."
NARAL article headline:“…Report Shows State-Level Attacks on Choice Skyrocketed in 2011; Analysis Shows 2012 Could Be Even Worse…”
The news for pro-aborts will continue to worsen on the state level thanks to the re-election of many Republican governors and legislators in 2012.
[Politico] "Standing in stark contrast to the outcome of the presidential and U.S. Senate races, Republicans strengthened their control of state capitols on Nov. 6. The GOP went into 2012 with unified control of the governor’s mansions and legislatures in 24 states and will come out with full political control of 25 states. Democrats will head into 2013 with a disadvantage at the state level, having total control of just 13 states."
"In 2012, at least 60 new life-affirming laws, including at least 38 measures related to abortion, were enacted. Additionally, 16 pro-life state resolutions were adopted. This follows on the heels of 2011, when, 47 states considered more than 460 measures related to abortion, the overwhelming majority of which were pro-life. More than 70 of these life-affirming, abortion-related measures were enacted.
"These include prohibitions on government funding of or insurance coverage for abortion, legislation or resolutions related to pregnancy care centers, informed consent and parental involvement legislation, ultrasound requirements, restrictions on or regulation of abortion-inducing drugs and “telemed” abortions, and abortion clinic regulations."
The Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood's research arm, keeps track of the rapidly growing list of new pro-life laws: http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/updates...
All that means is that there is much work to be done. Not whistling past any grave yard. that is short sighted. There is much to be done. As the republican tea party if it is not willing to be part of the solution will find that what they have achieved will be rolled back.

At the end woman rights and Roe v Wade will prevail. This will be years in the works. Unlike the far right we are not concerned about time. Just the journey to getting there. We will make progress and with woman now becoming more aware of what has been lost and what is at stake.

You can believe this the republican party will either start to ignore the far right and help overturn these laws. Or be sidelined as these laws and regulations are overturned.

Not whistling in any way. Just what needs to be done. With a path to getting there.

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We're patient, truth and morality will triumph. This is too much of an I want it now world...good things come to those who wait.
It already has and the work has begun, but you stand on the side lines and be meaningless. It is better that way for every one.

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