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The conservative agenda

From today's New York Times:

This lopsided investment in anti-abortion rhetoric has allowed Presidents Reagan, Bush and Bush to collect the votes of the anti-abortion faithful without paying much of a price among the electorate at large. But imagine what would happen if a Republican president actually honored the promise, explicit or implied, to engineer a court majority to overturn Roe. Republican opposition to abortion rights would no longer be theoretical. And moderate voters, who have learned to discount anti-abortion hypocrisy, would surely exact a high electoral price for the Republicans' new sincerity.

Unless President Bush is cut from truer anti-abortion timber than his two Republican predecessors, my guess is we'll discover down the road that he, too, has appointed at least one pro-Roe justice to the court and that the status quo endures.


Read the full article here:
Another Republican for Roe?

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houses7177
Oct. 6th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
Very interesting article. She makes me nervous as a choice of judge not on her views on Abortion rights (which are something I think are very important) but because she's fundamentally unqualified to be a judge. Cronyism got us Brownie. We don't need another one of those, that's for sure.
gilathief
Oct. 6th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
Agreed. See about three entries back. ;)
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gilathief
Oct. 6th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
I agree, see I think that the GOP is, and for a long time (since my beloved Reagan) has been better at recognizing the needs and wants of Joe Average American. This is why I have constantly followed up liberal claims that "Republicans stole the 2000 and 2004 elections" by saying, "No we didn't steal it, you guys let it fall off the back of a truck!" which is true. The Democratic base is not solidified enough.

As for hating pro-lifers, not at all. I ma married to one, I am the child of one... so no hate here. Now, if you go around killing abortion doctors...
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gilathief
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
well, why be a jackass when you don't have to be, right?
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gilathief
Oct. 7th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
no shit man!
word_herder
Oct. 6th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
This is precisely why my father unregistered himself as a voter, sent letters of protest to the White House on down to his state representatives, and has given up on politics.

The hypocrisy was starting to get to him. He was a registered Republican and is very anti-abortion (but not quite on level of Phelps).
gilathief
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
I can understand that, politics is usually a nasty mess.
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