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"White House Leading Attack on Religious Liberty" was the title of an article by Jim Towey, President of Ave Maria University, a Catholic liberal arts college located just south of Immokalee, Florida. The article appeared in the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times) last Saturday.
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The chairman of the Republican National Convention Reince Priebus recently compared women to caterpillars when he was confronted by Al Hunt on Bloomberg TV that polls show a huge margin among women for Democrats. Mr. Priebus Responded by saying: Read more
Among the many promises from the GOP candidates, Gingrich’s “grandiose” promise to make gas $2.50 didn’t resonate with southern voters as a result of the Mississippi and Alabama–and Hawaii–primaries. Santorum took Alabama with xx percent and Romney took Mississippi with xx percent.
A third of Tea Party (a big deal!) voters went for Santorum and women voters faired the same. The unapologetic social conservative defied the Left who predicted his focus on reproductive health would turn women away. Read more
I’m pinching myself to be sure I’m actually not dreaming as I watch the Republican Party hand over the 2012 election to us Democrats.
Back in 2010, Republicans took over the U.S. House of Representatives and state houses across the country. They did this on a platform of providing jobs and opposition to the new law on the books; the Affordable Care Act. But nowhere was there any talk about social issues, such as abortion and especially not contraception. Yet here we are; Republicans are introducing and passing laws all across the country to block abortions and funding for contraception for women – it would seem they had a secret agenda that they predetermined wouldn’t help them get elected. Read more
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It’s been obvious for a long time now that Republicans are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. You’d be hard pressed to find a Republican lawmaker to say anything negative about old Rush. Rush has for a long time held a lot of clout over Republican politicians, with Republicans kowtowing to Mr. Limbaugh in fear that Rush will bash them on his popular radio show. Read more
When Romney wins a state, he's quickly criticized:
he should have won by more, he spent too much,
it was his to lose & the next one will be tougher.
When he wins a debate, vulture analysts swoop in
to pick at him for winning by flip-flopping positions
or for being too aloof, then becoming too aggressive.
When he wins a news cycle, it's never to his credit:
it's due to his Super PAC, or support from GOP elites
or the absurd extremes of his radical right-wing rivals,
& everyone just waits for his next Richie Rich gaffe. Read more
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Anti-abortion "personhood" bill clears Oklahoma senate
The bill offers no exceptions in the case of a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest and could mean some forms of contraception such as the "morning after pill" would be unavailable, she said.
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Right-wingers call themselves "pro-life," but what's life-affirming about fighting against affordable clinics & family planning support?
The religious radicals say they want fewer abortions but crusade against all contraception, an effective way to reduce unwanted pregnancies.
They pray for American's physical & spiritual health while chipping away at healthcare options that are comprehensive, accessible & vital.
Since when did calling yourself "pro-life" put you so firmly on the side of anti-health?
It's the GOP candidates whose health and lives are both going to suffer as they follow extremists out of the mainstream, out of reality...and out of a job.
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Why Rick Santorum Won't Be President? It's all in his words!
2/12/12 The Catholic Health Association, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and Catholic Charities USA all support President Obama’s compromise on requiring contraception coverage. Yet Republicans appear hell-bent on opposing Obama’s plan to ensure that women receive health care coverage for contraception. Buoyed by the U.S. Read more
I, like many Americans, never thought I’d see the day that we’d be arguing over birth control – I thought this had been settled long ago. Surely, most women have used birth control in their lives, mainly so that they don’t go having a pile of children they can’t take care of and yet still have an enjoyable sex life; this includes even married women so it’s not about promiscuity but about controlling the number of children one wants to have and when they want to have them. Read more
The President calls for a fairer tax system
while a GOP multi-millionaire candidate
pays a low tax rate, says $350k "isn't very much" Read more
1/4/12 Mitt Romney comes out of Iowa as a very weak front-runner with 75% of his party wishing for another nominee. Rick Santorum emerges as an un-vetted potential conservative challenger. Read more