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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:43 AM

If you're the GOP, you know you have a messaging problem when the Nuns on the Bus leader

Sister Simone Campbell called them a Pro-Birth movement and not a Pro-Life movement, last evening on an appearance on MSNBC. She accused the GOP of not being Pro-Life as the term LIFE encompasses about 30 different areas that the GOP has continuously been deficient in. She found it troubling that the so called "Pro-Life" party latest stance would be to throw all their resources behind fighting gun control legislation when the unrestrained control of these weapons are destroying families across the nation.

Scoreboard:
Sister Simone - 1
Party of God and Guns - 0

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politicaljunkie41910 Jan 2013 OP
Berlum Jan 2013 #1
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #2
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #8
brer cat Jan 2013 #11
lifesbeautifulmagic Jan 2013 #3
Larkspur Jan 2013 #7
life long demo Jan 2013 #4
hamsterjill Jan 2013 #6
BlueStreak Jan 2013 #9
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #12
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #5
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #10
lobodons Jan 2013 #13
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #14
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #15
burnsei sensei Jan 2013 #16
hodger Jan 2013 #17

Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:44 AM

1. I call the right wingers Pro-Totalitarian

because it is so perfectly apt.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:47 AM

2. I have been calling them Pro-Birth for a long time

Using the anti health-care, anti welfare and other things that help people that they are against.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:18 AM

8. Let's not forget ...

the gop's unnatural affection for putting needles into people's arms or strapping them into electric chairs.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:08 PM

11. It needs to be shouted at every opportunity.

They don't give a damn about the children once they are born, and even in utero if it takes tax $ for prenatal care.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:21 AM

3. I would never be disrespectful to the sister

but I think forced birth describes them better.

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Response to lifesbeautifulmagic (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:11 AM

7. Agree

The Rethugs want to force women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term and not help support the mother and child after the birth of the child, yet they will be the first to demonize these women for being welfare queens.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:23 AM

4. Sister Simone and the Nuns on the bus

They are the real Catholic faith representatives. Love them.

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Response to life long demo (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:04 AM

6. +1

I think they are true heroines!!!

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Response to life long demo (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:20 AM

9. The only people in the entire universe of Christianity willing to stand with Jesus

I'm an atheist, but these are Christians I deeply admire. The rest of them I can do without.

If you claim a religion, then you damn well had better LIVE that religion. These sisters do.

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Response to life long demo (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:19 PM

12. +1

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:51 AM

5. Thank You, Sister Simone! nt

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:56 AM

10. I like to call them Pro-Rape

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:25 PM

13. Pro-Death party

Guns, War, anti-health care = Pro-Death Party

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:47 PM

14. K/R (nt)

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:58 PM

15. I was suprised to learn recently that 54% of catholics voted for obama. From the article I read

(which was in a catholic paper) they said they interpreted the pope's message as there's more than one issue when it comes to life and catholic values. The Pope is anti-death penalty and anti-war so I guess he did the math and realized the GOP was a net loser when it came to life. Now, let me also point out that there wasn't a direct endorsement, but people generally felt that his support was for Obama.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:59 AM

16. Compassion for the impoverished

and an advocacy of policies that reduce poverty generally are both Christian objectives-- absolutely central to Christian social understanding.
The Catholic clergyman John Ryan originated the idea of the living wage.
The Catholic Worker movement was no aberration.
I've heard reactionary Catholic responses to the Nuns of the Bus, and the paternalism that suffuses them is positively nauseating.
These women represent the future of Christianity, and its only redemption in the social arena of the West.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:44 AM

17. Pro-Death

I have held in my mind for a long while that these people are pro-death. War=obvious; pro-guns=obvious; death penalty=again obvious. But some tenants are not so obvious. Anti-choice=a form of death of the expectant mother, non-personhood; anti-universal health care=slow death; draconian drug laws=bad needles and living death in prisons; resistance to climate change science=possible death for us all, or at least millions. I haven't thought of all the instances for a long time, but you get my logic. Sorry for the depressing idea, but just had to add to this. For the non-thinkers, more money and maybe two more houses to stay in sometime. Thanks to be that the nuns and we are being honest with ourselves.

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