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EXCLUSIVE: Republicans set to deliver
big statement on abortion

Washington Times, by Ralph Z. Hallow

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Posted By:Drive, 1/6/2014 8:29:34 AM

In an unprecedented show of opposition to abortion, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is delaying the start of the party’s annual winter meeting so he and other committee members can join the March for Life on the Mall, The Washington Times has learned. Mr. Priebus, a plain-spoken Greek Orthodox lawyer from Wisconsin, will join members of his party’s national committee and thousands of other abortion opponents in the annual right-to-life march scheduled for Jan. 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that declared abortion a constitutional right. “I saw that there was a real interest among a significant portion


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 1/6/2014 8:37:22 AM     (No. 9681350)

Some information is on the Event Wall of the Connection.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tangles, 1/6/2014 8:54:29 AM     (No. 9681365)

Mr. Priebus should not have an abortion.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/6/2014 8:57:19 AM     (No. 9681371)

The GOP should focus on issuing a statement on Obama for his unconstitutional actions, such as "Impeach Obama".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/6/2014 9:12:23 AM     (No. 9681394)

How about getting the federal government the hell out of the medical business?

In my family we don´t care for having abortions. We think that is immoral. Other families think differently. Perhaps it´s time to try mind our own affairs.

I can´t buy the kind of light bulbs I want. I can´t buy a toilet that flushes properly. I´ve got the NSA reading my Facebook page.

I want the feds out of my business.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/6/2014 9:16:30 AM     (No. 9681399)

Abortion and gay marriage should not be at the forefront of Republican comments.
STAY focused on the growth of government, the over spending, the debt, the deficit, the reduction in the military that leaves America vulnerable, gov´t spying and high taxes.. NOT the issues that divide us.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Redbone, 1/6/2014 9:28:14 AM     (No. 9681413)

There are probably a few legitimate case of ADHD like disorders, but the vast majority of treatments are just to pound square boys into round holes. Sure it improves grades, many young boys just weren´t built to sit quietly in sterile classrooms listening to female lectures and forbidden from running, playing, teasing and fighting.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/6/2014 9:29:54 AM     (No. 9681417)

They know their nasty comments about Tea Partiers are losing them the base. Is the base so stupid they will fall for this abortion deflection?

Trying to make abortion illegal hasn´t been such a great strategy for the GOP or for saving babies as we can see by how many unborn were killed just last year.

The key is education and winning back free speech so girls are taught young about personal responsibility and the science of the womb. The issue must be taken out of the hands of the politicians. They have been using pro-life all these years and we´ve had only losses in the long run.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 1/6/2014 9:33:41 AM     (No. 9681419)

Nice, but this action does not excuse his recent boneheaded "Happy Kwanza" message.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Redbone, 1/6/2014 9:35:00 AM     (No. 9681421)

Count me as one who agrees that the Republican party should drop the abortion and gay marriage rhetoric and focus on spending, jobs, foreign policy. Abortion is not going to be criminalized, drop it. While we´re at it, maybe we (Republicans) can float a presidential candidate that´s not going to get us in another war?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 1/6/2014 9:55:32 AM     (No. 9681459)

Roger that, #9 and most other posters. Abortion is a losing issue for Republicans. We can do nothing to reverse the current destruction of our country unless we WIN FIRST. And we cannot win with abortion as a litmus test or a platform.

It´s a suicide mission. Someone better rein Priebus in before he sabotages the next election.

The first priorities of the GOP should be the economy, national security and killing Obamacare dead.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ramona, 1/6/2014 9:59:56 AM     (No. 9681464)

Abortion is a losing issue for babies.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: radrelic, 1/6/2014 10:04:45 AM     (No. 9681475)

Should lead out with attack on Big Government. People will never go for total abortion ban and are more afraid of dictatorship from right wing fundamentalists than from the socialists who are now wrecking the country.

Take back the country one state at a time, one person at a time? Polls show Big government is greatest fear and Hitlary will lead off defining GOP as party of Big Government. Those who use the RTNO word will help her and the mantra that helps the dems "Both parties are the same".

Tell that to those who hate liberal judges adjudicating from the bench.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 1/6/2014 10:14:22 AM     (No. 9681490)

Some really sad comments on this thread.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: joew9, 1/6/2014 10:22:52 AM     (No. 9681503)

Here is the statement as the Republican Establishment should actually make it if they wanted to be truthful.

"We will oppose abortion in all our public statements and campaigns. But when it comes down to an actual vote to implement something that might actually reduce abortion we will chicken out and vote with the Democrats... As we always do."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: yuban, 1/6/2014 10:37:14 AM     (No. 9681522)

These posts prove the GOP has lost it´s soul. Didn´t think I would live long enough to see the GOP not care about the human rights of the unborn. I also didn´t realize how many in the GOP do not believe in Jesus and the Word. I will continue to fight for the unborn and I will continue to pray for those of you that are not willing to live by God´s Word. The selfishness of man will be his downfall.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 1/6/2014 10:40:14 AM     (No. 9681530)

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is what Republicans do best. Why should we expect anything different this time (2014)?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/6/2014 10:46:04 AM     (No. 9681534)

This may be a good "exercise." Maybe some of the RINOs will be weeded out.

Everyone should be opposed to abortion.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: billp, 1/6/2014 12:05:14 PM     (No. 9681635)

#4, I disagree. We all know what is ´moral´ and what is not. If we are to have a cohesive society, we must ALL pretty much agree on our moral code. Do you suppose those involved in the porn industry ´just think differently´ than the rest of us? Of course they don´t, they KNOW what they do is outside the norm, otherwise they couldn´t make money marketing it. Islamic terrorists think cutting another´s head off is moral and right. You accept that and just move on? We all know certain things are wrong and sometimes, we still do them, but we should never normalize or accept them as a new norm. This is what has happened in ´Roe vs Wade.´ The left has attempted to FORCE a new norm on us (as a nation) and, while the struggle has been long, the tide may be turning and as such, this may be the right time for the Republican party to be pushed back into line on this and other matters as well.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/6/2014 12:24:21 PM     (No. 9681663)

#15, are you saying that there is no room in the GOP for conservative Jews? It´s true that they do not accept Jesus as the Savior, but Judaism enjoins its practitioners to "walk in the way of the Lord."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JoniTx, 1/6/2014 12:36:10 PM     (No. 9681675)

The fact that the March for Life is scheduled at the same time as the start of the Republican meeting is what this story is all about.

~Mr. Priebus also decided that the RNC will charter a bus to and from the march for those among the RNC’s 168 members who wish to attend, he said.~~

and....~~In an email circulated among other members, Alaska RNC member Debbie Joslin said, “I have served under a number of chairmen and not one of them ever made any opportunity for us to attend the March for Life, and they always scheduled critical meetings for the same time as the March for Life. Big thanks to Reince for standing up for the unborn!”~~

Sounds like a good call!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Geelabeela828, 1/6/2014 1:03:09 PM     (No. 9681702)

"A" bus for 168 members?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/6/2014 2:37:39 PM     (No. 9681834)

For those eager to dismiss the bitter clingers who insist on making noise about the abortion issue:

1. It is a federalism issue: The Establishment Rockefeller Bush Rove antiReaganists--- we all know who you are----
the idea of a government where all social policy flows through Washington by way of K street, we don´t need a one size fits all policy on anything, much less abortion. If Massachusetts liberal republicans want to pay for every abortion and do so behind the local Human Society, they should be free to do so. But they shouldn´t expect people in Missouri or Louisiana or Texas to follow suit.

2. It is a big government issue. Forcing others to pay for your girlfriend´s abortion is as repulsive to others as making the government pay for her boob job. And yet, liberal republicans continue to support the bake sales of planned parenthood and any other pro abortion group that advocates for more of us, less of them. Fun Fact: The Bush family were charters members of Eugenics America, a group that found appeal in the profundities of Margaret Sanger and Eugenics movement of Nazi Germany. Fun Fact number 2: Mrs. George Romney ran in 1970 for the US Senate as a pro abortion Republican before Roe V Wade. That was her issue. She lost.
Learn how to articulate the positive message of Pro Life and stop listening to NPR.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/6/2014 2:40:22 PM     (No. 9681844)

3. While the establishment talks about Hispanic outreach and cynical ways to increase the Hispanic vote, it does so by overlooking the obvious: Hipsanics are Churchgoers, just like T partiers. The little they have in common with the Country club republicans who like it when Paco cuts their grass or fills their water glass, but doesn´t make eye contact, isn´t expanded by promoting abortion and demanding silencio from those with a prayer book in the front seat of their 2000 Buick electra.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/6/2014 2:51:41 PM     (No. 9681862)

I abhor abortion as much as anyone, BUT it did not drop out of the sky overnight!
The progressives succeeded incrementally..and that is how we will stop abortion, incrementally.
Focus people ! We cannot rally forces unless we find common ground, and that is jobs, economy, national defense and Obamacare.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: yuban, 1/6/2014 3:49:03 PM     (No. 9681946)

Jews believe in the Old Testament, not the New Testament, that is true. Regardless, if they believe in abortion then they do not "walk in the way of the Lord".

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/6/2014 6:30:15 PM     (No. 9682218)

with all due respect, abortion as a major issue did not happen because free citizens petitioned their governments for redress on this issue. You know, the way they used to teach in a Civics class. Back when such things were taught to all.
Abortion as a national issue came about because some slimeball bums on SCOTUS, notably Potter Steward and Harry Blackmun, (spit, spit), went case shopping because they were determined to issue a ruling in such a way, IN SUCH A WAY, as to take the matter out of the hands of the citizens and our elected representatives at all levels. And invented the "right" to abortion for any reason and at any stage, and in any state or district. This was by no means a ´gradual´ move of the society, it was as naked an application of top-down dictatorship as this nation has ever seen.
Not only was it a requirement for immorality on an industrial scale, it was also yet another instance of "obey, serfs! salve, sclave!" from the self-anoiinted ´superior men´ in D.C.
For the RNC to address both aspcts of the issue is not A Bad Thing, Should have happened about 40 years ago.
BTW, find, please, the SPECIFIC grant of power in the Constitution for the courts at ANY level to issue diktats like this. I don´t see it enumerated anywhere.

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The last rancher in southern Nevada has won his battle to graze cows on public land after a week-long stand off with federal agents. The Bureau of Land Management today said it would stop trying to seize the cattle of Cliven Bundy after armed militia members today continuing to gather in Nevada in a confrontation with federal agents. BLM Director Neil Kornze said: ´Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of

Obama Begins to Say Good-Bye
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National Journal, by James Oliphant    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:20:56 AM     Post Reply
Because you can find anything on the Web, you can easily search and pull up a running clock that tells you just how long, to the second, Barack Obama has been president. It moves in real time. It only feels like it´s speeding up. Constrained by crises over which he has little power to impact events, hemmed in by a divided Congress more interested in scoring points with voters than in legislating, and watching as his potential successor assumes more and more of the political spotlight, Obama may be receding into history more quickly than either he or his aides ever anticipated. It was impossible to listen to the president's speech Thursday

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