GOP tripped up by new abortion fight

GOP tripped up by new abortion fight

There are 92 comments on the Politico story from Aug 24, 2012, titled GOP tripped up by new abortion fight. In it, Politico reports that:

Republicans have been taking ground in the war on abortion for years, putting Democrats on the defensive on specifics like "partial-birth" abortion and parental rights.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Politico.

Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#21 Aug 24, 2012

“Space, Physics, Religion”

Since: Mar 12

Upper Marlboro, MD

#22 Aug 24, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention scarync!!! You sound like you are shopping list for a new car instead of simply standing for the well being and the future of your country. Let's cut the chase...Your choice is between the Americanism of Mitt Romney or the anti-Americanism of b. h. obama.
Don't attack me. I am a girl and I cry easy. You truly don't think I've been paying attention? I have since before I could vote. I have pretty strong opinion. I don't "fit" neatly on a side. I choose republican now as I always have. I am registered unaffiliated. I have no other responsible option. Am I middle class? Yes. Well I was, 65K might be considered wealthy any day now. Am I educated? Yes BS Comp Sci. Not History, or Pshcy, English. I am employed. I was before I graduated. I have never had an issue there.

I think we agree. Am I wrong?

Redwood City, CA

#23 Aug 25, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
Republicans are tripping? No. One accidental candidate, Akin, belly-flopped on rape,
The GOP upcoming shindig platform on abortion and recent attempts to chip away at abortion rights is more than one "accidental candidate".

Akin spoke outside the repub coloring lines and showed the gopher party up for what they are.

Redwood City, CA

#24 Aug 25, 2012
JBH wrote:
Thus, Romney does not have to give more tax returns, other than the most recent one he will be releasing.
Other candidates have shown more than they need "to give".

This is relevant to RMoney because there is a trust and character issue with him and this tax issue feeds into this.

Odessa, TX

#25 Aug 25, 2012
Where's Vera Baker?

Redwood City, CA

#26 Aug 25, 2012
WVB wrote:
Vera, Jane, Mary and Sue are watching the repubs as they constantly "trip" on their backward thinking on "legitimate rape" and women's reproductive rights.

We are watching, we are watching and we are watching ....

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Sanford, FL

#27 Aug 25, 2012

Only a JACKASS would make up stories about abortion then claim they're a campaign issue to 30 Million Unemployed Americans.

Obama is DUmber than a rock and the most incompetent totus of All-Time. Even Bill Clinton said "Obama is an Incompetent Amateur!"

The Truth is Obama's Worst Enemy.

It's time to End the Obama ERROR.

Romney 2012!!!!!

Bakersfield, CA

#29 Aug 25, 2012
1. It's the ECONOMY!

2. It's JOBS!

3. It's the HIGH PRICE OF GAS!

4. It's the HIGH COST OF FOOD!

5. It's America's DEPENDENCY on foreign ENERGY!

When you're sick you don't go to your general practioner you go to a SPECIALIST who KNOWS how to make you HEALTHIER!

That is Mitt Romney. If ever there was a need. It is NOW.

Romney/Ryan in 2012

and RECLAIM that Senate = no votes for Democrat Senators

A NEW president and Majority in the Senate WILL override ObamaCare.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#30 Aug 25, 2012
Why doesn't someone ask just exactly what the Democrat platform on abortion says, does it say anything about partial birth abortion, does it say that a living abortion should be set in a dark room to die? Maybe it's time to see why they endorse the deadliest form of murder for blacks. Abortion kills more black babies than any other race. And the dems. are all for it. Makes you think, doesn't it.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#31 Aug 25, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Other candidates have shown more than they need "to give".
This is relevant to RMoney because there is a trust and character issue with him and this tax issue feeds into this.
You seem to be the only one with a character issue. Maybe you need to clean up YOUR act and quit obsessing on Romney's wealth. He earned it honestly, he paid all the taxes he was legally bound to pay and people like you would rather obsess about seeing 10 years of the same type of tax reports than have an honest debate about why Obama can't create jobs, why the deficit is so high, why entitlement spending is rapidly approaching the deadly levels they have in Greece and why business does not trust him. Those would be good things to discuss, but you just whine about a tax return.
God Is The Only Choice

Akron, OH

#32 Aug 25, 2012
Nobody has mentioned Joe Bidens constant gaffes. He's embarassing even to the president. They were speaking of firing him. So, one loon speaking idiotically about rape, is just a loon. Biden is the VP of the United States Of America. What a disgrace.


Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#33 Aug 25, 2012
"WHEN Mitt Romney was governor of liberal Massachusetts, he supported abortion, gun control, tackling climate change and a requirement that everyone should buy health insurance, backed up with generous subsidies for those who could not afford it. Now, as he prepares to fly to Tampa to accept the Republican Party’s nomination for president on August 30th, he opposes all those things. A year ago he favoured keeping income taxes at their current levels; now he wants to slash them for everybody, with the rate falling from 35% to 28% for the richest Americans.

All politicians flip-flop from time to time; but Mr Romney could win an Olympic medal in it ..."
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#34 Aug 25, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention excrement!!! You are a deranged sandusky skid mark licker who gave obama/ayers a pass. Now add to that disgrace your nerve to say the word America much less try to position it in the direction of marxism...News for you pluckheaded punk...America is going with Romney/Ryan and that's a much needed turn towards the US Constitution. Insane perverts like you had your days with b. h. obama and you have proven yourselves to be totally incompetent sleazebags not worth spit. GFY.
“Skid mark”? Wow…is that what you refer to the wounds suffered by a rapist? You disgust every decent human being.

You are Personality Disorder #2: The Tourrette’s Sufferer.

Your opinion means sh*t you disgusting piece of sh*t considering you hold a rapist of little boys Sandusky to a higher regard than the President of the United States of America. You disgust me and every decent human being.

JohnInLA wrote:“Attention con artist!!! You get bent out of shape with sandusky yet where's your outrage when it comes to b. h. obama's associations with the likes of bill ayers? The fact of the matter is bill ayers is worse than sandusky”


Topix Index to the Message Boards and RINO Party Members:

(You’re guaranteed to run across one of these personality disorders.)


1) The Habitual Liar: Bluebonnets-Thistle

2) The Sandusky Lover Suffering from Tourette’s: JohnInLa

3) The Sandusky Loving Off-Topic Frenchman: Le Jimbo

4) The Sandusky Loving Spammer: The Laughing Liberal

Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#35 Aug 25, 2012
carync wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't make assumptions. I am not a registered Republican. I an registered unaffliated. I am debating the very critical choice that we must make as a nation. I'm libertarian. So any regligious affiliation is a negative in my mind. But we can't get away from that. It is expected, you have profess some version of Christian faith or you will never be elected. I hope that changes.
I have just picked the lesser of two evils? The one that is most aligned with my views, I don't know if I trust Romney. I can't just any politician. I trust he will do less damage.4855
What assumptions? They're facts. Both Mormon Rich Money and Paul Ryan are Progressive Republican RINOs. Rich Money supported government healthcare and raised "fess" on businesses. FACT. Ryan voted for TARP and the auto bailout. FACT. Both support abortion in some cases. FACT. No assumptions. They are progressive in their thinking.

If you were a true conservative libertarian you would vote for Gary Johnson. NOT the "lesser of two evils". Especially when you ARE given a clear ideological choice. America IS left of center. Sorry.....

For examply, Larry Craig can't have sex with men and claim he is 100% straight. Would you claim he is?
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#39 Aug 25, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
shovel ready jobs...disgusting
wassername schultz lies again.... ...

Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08


#40 Aug 25, 2012
America Is Not The Same wrote:
Obama's NEW America
Movie now out that Obama tried to block
2016 is now playing all over the US
watch the trailer at
The film makers could not possibly have an agenda.....could they? I think what we have here is religious nut cases who are not exactly pro freedom outside of religious chains.

Gerald R. Molen

Molen was born in Great Falls, Montana, the son of Edith Lorraine (née Meyer) and Gerald Richard Molen.[2] He grew up in North Hollywood, California, after moving from Montana, with a number of younger brothers and sisters. His mother ran a diner, "The Blue Onion", which was located across from one of the major studios. Molen got his start in the movie business by changing tires on studio trucks.
Molen has appeared in cameos in several of the films he produced, including Rain Man, Days of Thunder, and Jurassic Park. The name 'Molen' can be seen painted on the front of a large black cauldron in the movie Hook as the camera pans across the pirate docks in Neverland.
Molen is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3]
In 2012 Molen was prohibited from speaking to high school students in Montana by the principal who described him as a "right wing conservative." The cancelation of his presentation resulted in widespread criticism of the principal. The school district superintendent regretted the principal's decision saying, "...that’s not how we treat people."[4]

Dinesh D'Souza
Known for Christian apologetics,
political commentary

Early life and career
D'Souza was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to Goan Catholic parents from the state of Goa in Western India.[17] He arrived in the United States in 1978, originally through a Rotary International program, attending Patagonia Union High School in Patagonia, Arizona, and then Dartmouth College, where he graduated with a B.A. in English Phi Beta Kappa in 1983.[18][19][20]
While at Dartmouth, D'Souza became the editor of a conservative monthly called The Prospect. The paper and its writers ignited much controversy during D'Souza's editorship by, among other things, criticizing the College's affirmative action policies.[21] He first became known as a writer for the Dartmouth Review, an independent student publication subsidized by alumni and organizations not affiliated with Dartmouth College.
After his time in Dartmouth, D'Souza moved to Washington, D.C., where he served from 1985 to 1987 as an editor of Policy Review, an influential conservative journal then published by the Heritage Foundation (and since acquired by the Hoover Institution).[19] In "The Bishops as Pawns," D'Souza theorized that U.S. Catholic bishops were being manipulated by American liberals in agreeing to oppose the U.S. military buildup and use of power abroad and actually knew very little about these subjects to which they were lending their religious credibility, writing: 'Souza
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#41 Aug 25, 2012
America Is Not The Same wrote:
<quoted text>
These idiots don't understand to run for president you DO NOT have to release ANY tax returns, Romney did release his past 2 years., but Obama still has all his past sealed records, but the movie 2016 Opens some of Obama's past and his vision for America
As Clinton said on national media Obama can't run on his record he has to create a diversion.
Romney's tax returns is just one diversions for the Jackasses.
They can't discuss the real issues because they don't have solutions
These Liberal/Marxist Scum,know that! Its just desperate
attempts to keep off the Jobs,Economy Wreck Of Oblamer..
So just laugh,and ignore those ass kissers..There whole
agendas reeks..
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#42 Aug 25, 2012
Sorry typo their,not there...

Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08


#43 Aug 25, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
These Liberal/Marxist Scum,know that! Its just desperate
attempts to keep off the Jobs,Economy Wreck Of Oblamer..
So just laugh,and ignore those ass kissers..There whole
agendas reeks..
The Rapepublicans will be asked further questions on womens reproductive rights and they will HAVE to answer them. The voting public and the women of this country deserve to know the depths of the Rapepublicans backward beliefs such as expressed by Akin for an informed electorate. You wish to change the debate and hide your archaic beliefs pertaining to women but it will not be allowed to happen, and why should it, why would they choose to hide their true beliefs?

The Rapepublican theocracy fascist scum are desperate to hide their true agenda and take the country by surprise, or so they believe.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#44 Aug 25, 2012
CNN’s Anderson Cooper crushes Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Debbie Wasserman Schultz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper engaged in a heated exchange Thursday night when Cooper charged that the Florida congresswoman “misquoted” the Los Angeles Times in a letter that the anchor also said misrepresented Mitt Romney’s stance on the Republican Party’s abortion platform plank.

The segment, which has gone viral in the conservative blogosphere, features Cooper, on his CNN show “Anderson Cooper 360,” pointing to a fundraising email Wasserman Schultz signed. He said that a quote she used from the Los Angeles Times in the appeal was taken “completely out of context.”

The DNC chairwoman calls out Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for saying they don’t entirely agree with that plank,” Cooper said.“And here’s how she backs it up…’But guess what?‘The Los Angeles Times’ reported yesterday that the platform was, and I quote,‘written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.’

But Cooper said the quote “was ripped, in fact, out of a sentence,” saying that the real piece read,“Delegates for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney are voting down substantive changes to the platform language that was written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.”

“Do you at least acknowledge that the quote that you gave from “The L.A. Times” is completely incorrect?” Cooper asked, after a back-and-forth over Romney’s record on allowing for abortions in certain instances, like rape.

The answer is shocking for those acknowledging known truths....

"No, I don’t acknowledge that. I know that is what you’re saying,” Wasserman Schultz shot back. When he started to read the quote, she interrupted,“Anderson, what I’m saying is, it doesn’t matter!”

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