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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:41 PM

McCain: Republicans Should Stop Talking About Abortion

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/25/1232731/mccain-republicans-should-stop-talking-about-abortion/


Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) admitted that “the demographics are not on our side” in the aftermath of President Obama’s re-election and implored the GOP to pursue a “positive agenda” that includes “immigration reform.” He added, during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, that Republicans should stop pursuing the issue of abortion and restricting women’s health:

McCAIN: I think we have to have a bigger tent. No doubt about it, and, obviously we have to do immigration reform. There is no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side and we are going to have to give a much more positive agenda. And as far as young women are concerned, absolutely. I don’t think anybody like me, I can state my position on abortion, but, to — other than that, leave the issue alone. When we are in the kind of economic situation and, frankly, national security situation we’re in.

CHRIS WALLACE (HOST): When you say leave the issue alone, you would allow, you say, freedom of choice?

McCAIN: I would allow people to have those opinions and respect those opinions and I’m proud of my pro-life position and record, but if someone disagrees with me, I respect your views.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:42 PM

1. Me: McCain Should Stop Talking

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:45 PM

6. As one of McCain's constituents ...

^^^

Yeah, that!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:44 PM

2. As usual, McShame babbles and says nothing.

What a waste of airwaves to allow him to speak.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:45 PM

3. Mccain should stop talking.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:45 PM

4. little johnie spends more time on the tv than he does in the Senate

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:45 PM

5. No, they should stop trying to RESTRICT abortion, but they just can't help themselves.

Come on, 1,100 anti-choice bills last year alone. The Republican party will have to do more than just "not talk" about abortion.

Neanderthals.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:46 PM

9. Over 1,000 last year?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:45 PM

7. The headline needs to be shortened by two words

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:47 PM

10. DUzy!

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:00 PM

17. Or the word "thinking" subsituted for "talking".

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:46 PM

8. ...and wtf does this mean, anyway?

McCAIN: I would allow people to have those opinions and respect those opinions and I’m proud of my pro-life position and record, but if someone disagrees with me, I respect your views.

Mister McCain Sir, are you saying that you respect my
views but would legislate against them anyway?
Just not talk about it in public?

Or what?

on edit:

You would ALLOW people to have opinions?
That is so big of you; you're a true hero.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:48 PM

12. His feeble attempt to talk out of both sides of his mouth, I believe. nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:47 PM

11. Oh, no. You crazies keep talking about abortion and tax credits for fetuses while

axing tax credits for live children. You thieving bastards should crazy-talk yourselves out of existence.

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Response to valerief (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:50 PM

13. yes yes good point.. keep talking

Fox and Friends & Relations are exposing themselves daily
to more and more people. Outright stupidity and dishonesty
only get a pass for so long.

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Response to valerief (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:54 PM

16. Who votes for nutbags like this, other than other nutbags?

I read that story & was repulsed.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:51 PM

14. They are going to have to cut off the teabaggers for that to happen.

The teabaggers aren't giving up the abortion issue & they aren't open to immigration reform, at least not for Hispanics. The baggers are misogynistic, racist assholes & the republican party deliberately got in bed with them & now they have to deal with them.

There was a great cartoon the other day with an elephant with it's trunk on the chopping block. "Tea Party" was written across the trunk & a turkey was dancing next to it, saying, "Take your time, take your time."

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:51 PM

15. notice he didn't say stop DOING anything about it, only keep our mouths shut so people will

not realize what we are up to.

RETIRE, you bitter, clueless, woman-hating jerk.

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Response to niyad (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:01 PM

18. Exactly!

McCain is just saying the GOP needs to become better at lying. John McCain is SCUM.

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