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Roger Perry
02-01-2010, 08:29 AM
updated 6:46 p.m. ET, Sun., Jan. 31, 2010
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts says he opposes federal funding for abortions, but thinks women should have the right to choose whether to have one.
Brown tells ABC's "This Week" that he disagrees with his party's position that the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion should be overturned.
Brown says the abortion question is one that's best handled by a woman, her family and her doctor. He also says more effort needs to go into reducing the number of abortions in the U.S.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35169343/ns/politics-capitol_hill/

Could Scott Brown be the next republican hopeful for President?

BonMallari
02-01-2010, 09:23 AM
There are plenty of Republicans that are pro choice , just like there are Democrats that are pro life....its a morality issue not a republican-democrat issue except that people like yourself want to think that ALL republicans are pro life

I used to think I was pro choice until I had a son...now there is no doubt I am pro life for me...but I respect anyone with a conflicting opinion because thats a choice they have to make for themselves

Julie R.
02-01-2010, 09:47 AM
Ahem Roger,
Have you missed all the posts lately where everyone, left and right, GOP, Dems, "Independents" etc., whatever label they're using, agrees that part and parcel of partisan bickering is labeling all those in a party as of identical mind on every single issue?

I'd guess you were just trying to stir dissent with this post about the new GOP poster boy. Who were you trying to incite? Personally, I like Brown better now I know he doesn't want the goobermint to fund something that so many people are fundamentally uncomfortable with regardless of his personal feelings on that issue.

Oh and earth to Roger: guess what? From abortion, to gun control, to the death penalty, there are Republicans, Democrats and Independents that fall on either sides of these incendiary issues. Name a single "hot button" issue for either party and you can find some party members, even prominent ones, with philosophical differences that support their party generally but not over that issue.

See, that's the wonderful thing about a free country. You can make one issue the deciding factor in who gets your support. Or not.

Franco
02-01-2010, 11:32 AM
The government is too big when it gets involved in issues such as abortions. This is a personal issue and not one the government needs to get involved with other than to protect the laws of the land!

My advice to the Republicans is to stay away from this issue or they will alienate many female voters.

ducknwork
02-01-2010, 11:53 AM
Abortion...hmmm. I thought we all right the right to 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'...

Nothing like taking rights from someone who can't fight for them regards,

dnf777
02-01-2010, 01:19 PM
Ahem Roger,
[FONT=Garamond]Oh and earth to Roger: guess what? From abortion, to gun control, to the death penalty, there are Republicans, Democrats and Independents that fall on either sides of these incendiary issues.

Gee, funny to hear that. I love all this backpeddaling. I've been labeled everything under the sun liberal for some comments I've made. Its been made clear to me that I'm not welcome in the republican party because I happen to be pro choice as a matte of public policy (don't want government telling folks what to do with their bodies) while maintaining a personal pro-life stance.

I'm about to take a major shaft from Obama and his new budget for 2011, and would consider a republican vote, if there's not someone who tell me I'm not welcome or my views are wrong, un-American, or un-Christian. I'm sure now that the republican party is WANTING to be more tolerant and open, but the truth is, it just isn't.

Marvin S
02-01-2010, 01:42 PM
but the truth is,

I find it entertaining that U would talk about truth, when the majority of your posts say U are unable to recognize same.

But on the original subject, I believe the newly elected Senator stated something to the effect that during the early stages of pregnancy the choice is B/T the patient & their doctor, but during the later stages their is ample evidence to say aborting becomes more serious. Just as the majority of Americans believe, except for those on both fringes of the subject.

dnf777
02-01-2010, 02:08 PM
I find it entertaining that U would talk about truth, when the majority of your posts say U are unable to recognize same.

But on the original subject, I believe the newly elected Senator stated something to the effect that during the early stages of pregnancy the choice is B/T the patient & their doctor, but during the later stages their is ample evidence to say aborting becomes more serious. Just as the majority of Americans believe, except for those on both fringes of the subject.

Nothwithstanding the personal insult which I will give the consideration it deserves...none...your medical opinion is amusing. YOUR party wanted late-term abortion bans EVEN WHEN THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER IS IN DANGER. What do you mean by "becomes more serious"?? Is abortion EVER not serious? Your words are confusing at best, totally devoid of any meaning at the worst.

In any case, I'm glad to see at least some republicans distancing themselves from the extreme religious right. That's a move in the right direction, and maybe partly why Brown saw so much success.

Hoosier
02-01-2010, 03:06 PM
Nothwithstanding the personal insult which I will give the consideration it deserves...none...your medical opinion is amusing. YOUR party wanted late-term abortion bans EVEN WHEN THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER IS IN DANGER. What do you mean by "becomes more serious"?? Is abortion EVER not serious? Your words are confusing at best, totally devoid of any meaning at the worst.

In any case, I'm glad to see at least some republicans distancing themselves from the extreme religious right. That's a move in the right direction, and maybe partly why Brown saw so much success.

I think Brown was successful because he wasn't a democrat. People saw what the extreme left was trying to do to them, and thought "oh shit". Voters had a chance to let congress know that they were tired of having Obamis' agenda shoved down their throats, and the spoke loud and clear.

Marvin S
02-01-2010, 06:13 PM
Nothwithstanding the personal insult..............................your medical opinion is amusing.

Doc, U're really pretty easy ;-) :snipersmile:, U let your superiority complex rise without recognizing U're going there. :)

Were U something other than a sawbones come lately, U might know a little more of the history of those who participate on this forum. We are a fairly diverse group who have accepted each other for the occasional insights presented, some being more consistent in that process than others. We are for the most part somewhat diverse in our thoughts, to which I believe I can honestly state "with the exception of those from the left (yourself included) who appear to be devoid of a rational thought process".

dnf777
02-01-2010, 06:26 PM
Sorry Marvin, I guess I don't know you well enough, other than you are guilty of the same complex I am, gauging by your last response!

There are some issues I am to the left on, others, to the right. If keeping government out of people's bedrooms and personal decision making with doctors is LEFTIST, then guilty as charged!

ducknwork
02-02-2010, 07:15 AM
Is it constitutional to take away the rights of one person in order to give more rights to another?

Hew
02-02-2010, 07:20 AM
I'm about to take a major shaft from Obama and his new budget for 2011, and would consider a republican vote, if there's not someone who tell me I'm not welcome or my views are wrong, un-American, or un-Christian. I'm sure now that the republican party is WANTING to be more tolerant and open, but the truth is, it just isn't.
If Sigmund Freud were alive I believe he'd have to expand the id, ego and super-ego to include the DNF MEGA-EGO.

Hey, all you Republicans out there, DNF is considering voting against socialism. So stop being mean to him and stop disagreeing with him! We drove him out of the party when he was 9 years old...it has been too long...it's time to welcome him home again. So stop being all conservative and Republicanny whenever addressing him and maybe...just maybe, he'll deign us with his vote. Oh, please, DNF. PLEASE!

dnf777
02-02-2010, 11:02 AM
If Sigmund Freud were alive I believe he'd have to expand the id, ego and super-ego to include the DNF MEGA-EGO.

Hey, all you Republicans out there, DNF is considering voting against socialism. So stop being mean to him and stop disagreeing with him! We drove him out of the party when he was 9 years old...it has been too long...it's time to welcome him home again. So stop being all conservative and Republicanny whenever addressing him and maybe...just maybe, he'll deign us with his vote. Oh, please, DNF. PLEASE!

ROTFLMFAO!!

You can poke all the fun you want at those of us who left the republican party. I hope you laughed during the republican losing both houses of congress in '06. I hope you had a good belly laugh in Nov '08. You don't want to see it, but I'm not alone here. And you wonder how Obama got elected? I didn't even vote for him, but I sure as hell didn't vote republican either.

And again, you resort to childish little quips, which entertain me to no end, but do not address the issues being discussed. Ho hum.....

Hew
02-02-2010, 12:18 PM
You can poke all the fun you want at those of us who left the republican party.
I wouldn't poke fun at someone for bailing on the GOP, per se...I totally get the frustration and anger over some of the abandoned principles. I've got plenty of capacity, however, to poke fun at folks who pretend they used to be staunch Republicans and it then turns out that they "left the party" when they were in elementary school. A never-ending capacity, in fact. ;)

dnf777
02-02-2010, 01:21 PM
fun at folks who pretend they used to be staunch Republicans and it then turns out that they "left the party" when they were in elementary school.

Hey,
We all made stupid mistakes when young! Just as long as you get over them. :D Not sure where the elementery school comes from. I'm 42. The change away from the RNC came over a time period probably beginning in early HS, and ended in college. Saw too many people who were life-long workers, veterans, and all around good people getting screwed by republican policies, and began to see where their true loyalties layed....big business.