Thread: Has anyone noticed?
June 7th 2010, 02:08 AM #1
Has anyone noticed?
Well GOP stands for, the "Grand Old Party" A nickname for the Republican Party.
So if you want to know what "moderate GOP." stands for, it means that I'm a moderate Republican.
anyway since the Republican Primary election is coming up. in my state. I'm researching and candidates for the state governors office and U.S Senate. And I noticed something very interesting. It seems that most candidates for the Republican Party don't have a Pro-LIfe stance listed in their priorities section of their website. It's either in an obscure part of their website or it's not listed altogether. And for some candidates they don't say anything about abortion unless they're bashing their opponents less than perfect anti-abortion platform in the debates or in negative t.V ad's.
Most candidates are talking about the deficit, cutting back on spending and repealing the health care overhaul, the usual points you hear from fiscal conservatives but for some reason I'm finding squat on their viewpoints on abortion. Which is weird because two years ago you would find Republican Candidates viewpoints on abortion in their top five, Now you have to pull it out of them to get an answer. Has anyone noticed this?
June 7th 2010, 09:10 AM #2
Re: Has anyone noticed?
Video to Get You Started
Sarah Palin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z75QSExE0jU
June 8th 2010, 12:10 AM #3
Re: Has anyone noticed?All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost;
the old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost.
just because you can't see him, doesn't mean he isn't there!
even steel must be put to the flame, else it will remain weak and easily removed.
i find it amazing that a person who requests another to demonstrate that they are not terrorists by some small action like making the claim they are not terrorists, becomes terrorized himself, and not by the terrorists or even the proposed terrorists; but by those who seek tolerance and understanding. i believe that fits the definition of ironic doesn't it?
August 11th 2010, 03:14 PM #4
Re: Has anyone noticed?
Here's the thing: antiabortion folks are by and large part of the Republican base. So some pandering to them becomes inevitable in Republican primaries. But among independents and moderates the issue is a trap. Most vaguely oppose abortion but want it to be legal. The Republicans have exploited the issue for decades but never have any intention of stopping abortion because then they'd lose the votes of the antiabortion people. Not that they ever could stop it anyway; one may as well pledge to repeal the law of gravity.
In most races the issue will not hit the radar and certainly won't be addressed in general election campaigning.
It will become a common topic in the California Senate race, but only because Barbara Boxer is such a stalwart pro-choicer. The pro-choicers already know this, so Boxer's opponent, Carly Fiorina, knows better than to seek their votes. But she hesitates to emphasize the issue because it's a loser in the electorate overall. But very, very few other races will be as affected by the issue at all and this is not surprising at all.
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