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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:07 PM

So My State House Rep. Voted His Faith and...



....not his constituents wishes.

A newly elected Democratic State House member on Friday voted his FAITH without any open discussions with voters of the district.

The bill WA HB 1044 requires health insurers to pay for abortions if they also insure maternity services also has a minor parental notification rider with it that if passed will not require medical practitioners to notify parents when minors are seeking an abortion.

This wearing the letter D in front of your name is getting old politically.

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Reply So My State House Rep. Voted His Faith and... (Original post)
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 OP
zbdent Feb 2013 #1
dsc Feb 2013 #2
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 #3
dsc Feb 2013 #4
bobclark86 Feb 2013 #5
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 #6
bobclark86 Feb 2013 #8
msongs Feb 2013 #7
JRPCO Feb 2013 #9

Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:12 PM

1. So, yes, again, the "Dinos" give the Rs their "bipartisans" ...

any "R in front of their names" vote against "the faith"?

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:41 PM

2. you don't give a link

so it is hard to judge this. I have to say I would imagine insurance funding for abortion isn't a 70/30 issue in our favor. I would think this is a close call at most in many states.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:11 PM

3. This is my own report...



..the vote was passed but it was a straight down party line vote except for two D's one was my REP. A group of us had a 10 minute conversation with him at his capitol office last week and he said he was voting his faith but said he would be up for further discussions that never happened when he was asked for another meeting.



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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:19 PM

4. a state even would have helped a little

but knowing he said it also helps. I hope he at least was honest when he ran. Nothing is more irritating than when they say one thing running an another in office.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:28 PM

5. This just in...

Some people who are Democrats do not agree with the entire platform. Some are >gasp< even Christians who put their faith as the basis of their decisions in office. Some people choose to follow their faith and sleep at night rather than bow to a poll number.

Don't like somebody's choices on an issue? Either run yourself or vote for somebody else.

BTW, you don't vote for somebody so you can boss them around, you vote for somebody because you like what THEY think about issues... I'd rather have somebody I like but stands up for one or two things I don't like than any flip-flopper who lives and dies by the polls (>cough< Romney >cough<.

Take the '12 election for example. I think the president FUBARed the health care overhaul, I don't think he's all that serious (more than Republicans, but that's not saying much) about working on these manufactured crises we keep seeing and I think an AWB is a knee-jerk mess that is only going to hand certain vulnerable Dem seats to the GOP (and cement places like my district which elected a Dem four years ago but since went Red as thoroughly red for the forseeable future). That said, I still voted for him. WHY? Because he's better than the other guy.

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Response to bobclark86 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:41 PM

6. They are in office.......



..... for the public and not their church or religious values.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:24 PM

8. The answer is simple...

Don't vote for Christians.

Or would you rather a person vote against their own conscience? Put it another way, if polls showed that right-wing Christian values dominated a legislative district, but an atheist was elected to office, would the atheist then be obligated to vote against such a bill even if it violated their personal beliefs? By your posts, you think yes.

Face it: you lost this round. Legislators aren't actually required to sit down and listen to any lobbyist of any kind (technically, they could put themselves in a soundproof room for their term... actually, that might not be a bad idea ), and they sure as hell aren't required to change their minds just because you showed up to talk to them.

I'm not saying I agree with the legislator (I disagree with the vote, to tell you the obvious truth... I'm a member of a liberal message board, for crying out loud), BUT I do respect their decision.

Some friendly, serious and non-combative advice? I would quietly build a more-liberal candidate for a primary challenge, if I were you. Focus your energy on that if you don't like your current guy's votes.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:14 PM

7. you forgot to tell us the state and the politician's name. please share nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:19 AM

9. Who it is

Washington state.

State Representative Roger Freeman
John L. O'Brian Building 331
Olympia, Washington
Phone: 360-786-7830
Email: Roger.Freeman@leg.wa.gov

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