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Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:21 AM

Why did the crowd boo last night when the GOP clowns were asked about contraception?

Doesn't that seem like a question you wouldn't want to know exactly where your candidates stood on such an issue?

Anyone else find that real odd?

Don

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Reply Why did the crowd boo last night when the GOP clowns were asked about contraception? (Original post)
NNN0LHI Feb 2012 OP
madokie Feb 2012 #1
snappyturtle Feb 2012 #2
lunatica Feb 2012 #3
JoePhilly Feb 2012 #4
RZM Feb 2012 #17
JoePhilly Feb 2012 #21
Volaris Feb 2012 #30
no_hypocrisy Feb 2012 #5
CTyankee Feb 2012 #18
Arkansas Granny Feb 2012 #19
Tsiyu Feb 2012 #6
peace frog Feb 2012 #7
Tsiyu Feb 2012 #8
spanone Feb 2012 #9
Javaman Feb 2012 #10
PotatoChip Feb 2012 #15
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #11
ljm2002 Feb 2012 #12
Arugula Latte Feb 2012 #13
pokerfan Feb 2012 #14
abowsh Feb 2012 #16
malaise Feb 2012 #20
Initech Feb 2012 #22
CANDO Feb 2012 #23
Arugula Latte Feb 2012 #26
Quantess Feb 2012 #24
GoCubsGo Feb 2012 #25
lumberjack_jeff Feb 2012 #28
Raine Feb 2012 #27
Warren DeMontague Feb 2012 #29
Jack Sprat Feb 2012 #31

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:31 AM

1. For the average Jane and Joe I would say that is correct Don

but we're talking about people who will make an effort to listen to the brain dead reptilicon candidates

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:32 AM

2. I know! I thought the crowd response was very odd.

What surprised me was that the booing started before
the question was finished. I would have thought there
would have been a hush over the crowd in anticipation
of the candidates' answers. There's no figuring them out.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:40 AM

3. For the same reason they yelled out "Let them die!"

Or booed the gay marine who asked a question of the delegates regarding DADT. They don't care what the politicians think because they're telling the politicians what they thing and expect the answer should be.

Remember these audiences are nasty pieces of work.

Somebody should draw a political cartoon of a raging teabagger, uber Christian (kind of like the KKK) looming over the Republican candidates wielding puppet strings and making the candidates dance and bob their heads.

It would be the perfect depiction of what's going on.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:43 AM

4. It was one of them there liberal media "gotcha" questions, don't ya know ... winky winky.

I found last night's audience, and their reactions, to be the oddest so far.

They were cheering and booing all over each other, all at the same time.

There didn't seem to be any rhyme, reason or rhythm.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:27 PM

17. That's exactly it. They know contraception isn't a winner for them

 

So for the media to emphasize it is evidence to them of bias. They were booing the media. It's the same reason Newt used to get cheers for dissing the media.

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Response to RZM (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 03:25 PM

21. I think the GOP candidates planned Newt's angry response ahead of time.

Its a fake reality show. Newt attacks the media for daring to ask a question about a topic that the GOP has been getting pounded on for the last week.

The give away was when he started to scream about infanticide. It was obviously planned. None of them wanted to alientate women more than necessary, and so Newt does what he does best ... attack the evil Media.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:14 PM

30. This...

Newt's problem is going to come when the rest of the country decides that bitching about media bias is about the same intellectually as claiming your Math teacher is biased against your opinion just because you believe that 2+2=5.

How DARE they so overtly support the other side.

On edit, if the 4th Estate wants to have ANY credibility for the next few decades (and NOT have themselves be considered "infotainment"), this is EXACTLY the kind of argument they will have to start making in their own defense whenever some idiot decides that knowledge-based facts are somehow less relevant than "truth"-based OPINION.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:58 AM

5. Maybe the republican audience knew that democrats and independents were watching the debate on cable

and knew that Santorum, Gingrich, or Romney's opinions on government and contraception would LOSE votes in the general election. After all, to the republicans, it's more than getting their candidate as nominee; it's getting their candidate as nominee elected in the general election. One strategy to do that is to not capitalize on an issue like contraception that would cost votes from a swing demographic. This audience was telling John King "Don't go there".

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:41 PM

18. I think you are right. I could just hear them saying "NO NO NO! Don't ask that question!"

Fat chance. The media knows it's got a nice tiger by the tail in this issue and they are taking it as far as they can.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:43 PM

19. I doubt that much of their audience is capable of thinking that far ahead.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 08:32 AM

6. It's a little late to catch that bull


and force it back in the corral.

The gate was gladly opened by Repukes, and now they want the media to ignore the raging beast?

Lots of luck with that one.




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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 08:39 AM

7. Schadenfreude

It's a not-so-guilty pleasure.

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Response to peace frog (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 08:45 AM

8. Indeed!


You just KNOW we can't hurt them nearly as badly as they harm themselves.




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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 08:49 AM

9. it's an ignorant audience. ig. no. rant.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:08 AM

10. when you stack the audience with ringers of teh stupid, what do you expect?

and besides the point, who "boos", claps or cheers at debates?

No one. it's not allowed.

these are nothing more than American Religious Bund rally's for the extreme right wing.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:31 PM

15. Exactly. I was trying to recall a debate of our's

in which that type of behavior occurred. Coming up blank.

Their debates appear so unseemly in comparison.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:40 AM

11. Simple. Even Republicans use contraception on the few times that they have sex.

 

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:55 AM

12. Because bringing up the question at all...

...makes their party look bad and they know it. Therefore, the fact that the moderators chose that as one of the questions to present means they're all part of a vast lefty conspiracy.

They'd rather not talk about it. They'd like to suppress any discussion of the topic. They're idiots.

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Response to ljm2002 (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 12:22 PM

13. I have a feeling these people are not going to be thanking ol' Darrell Issa

for bringing this issue to the forefront.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 12:42 PM

14. I believe that they feel the question inappropriate for some reason

Remember these audiences are on record for booing a soldier, cheering executions and applauding the death of an uninsured man. Maybe they believe that since we are electing some kind of religious leader, that such a question is offensive. After all, at least one of those candidates believe that birth control is a sin, even if it's between a married couple.

"One of the things that I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the sexual liberty idea and many in the Christian faith have said, you know contraception is OK. It's not OK because it's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:37 PM

16. Because this is a non-issue for most Republicans

 

As surprising as that may sound, most Republicans don't give a damn about this. The candidates are just giving lip service to the religious folks.

I think the booing was a bit of a mixed response though. Some boos were because they didn't care about this and didn't think it was worthy of being discussed during a debate; very similar to their response when CNN opened a previous debate asking about Newt's ex-wife. However, some of the booing was that they didn't feel it should have been brought up because it would hurt the candidates in the general election.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:51 PM

20. Because they are

MORANS

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 03:48 PM

22. 4 decades of AM hate radio and TV misinformation will rot many a brain.

If they actually thought for themselves rather than let others do their thinking for them they'd realize what a non issue this is. In any other country this issue would be on like page 17 after "are we eating too much garlic as a people"?

But that's what the right does - and does well - they thrive on fear and misinformation. And an informed populace is not what they want. That's why they elevated the worst leader in American history to god-like status - he knew how to keep a population misinformed, and that's why they keep getting reelected and allow their bullshit to run rampant.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 04:56 PM

23. It goes against their frame of "religious freedom"

But it all still boils down to contraception.

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Response to CANDO (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 05:51 PM

26. That was my take.

I think they're upset because they thought they'd be able to pummel democrats with the "Obama/Dems hate religion" framing and instead the issue has blown up in their faces and turned on them by being all about contraception itself, revealing what utter Neanderthals they are (apologies to Neanderthals).

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 05:02 PM

24. Maybe they're booing because they don't approve of contraception.

Santorum doesn't approve, so they don't like it either...?

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 05:04 PM

25. Not odd at all.

They know where their candidates stand. They just don't want anyone else to know, because most people support contraceptives. These whackos are booing because they don't like the negative attention it is bringing to their candidates. The more contraceptives are discussed, the more people are turned off by these clowns, and that's what upsets the audience.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 06:52 PM

28. "Stop embarrassing us by making us answer questions."

"You should have as many babies as I want you to have, but that is not intrusive government, so stop saying that!"

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 06:07 PM

27. I thought the boos were strange too, seems like the kind of question they like

to be asked.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 08:50 PM

29. because the anti-choice agenda to outlaw contraception is supposed to be a secret

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they know it's a loser, but they also can't go "We don't want to overturn Griswold, we acknowledge that people have a right to use contraception" (in other words, they have a "license to do things in the sexual realm that make God mad" or whatever it was Sticky Ricky said) ... they can't do that because THE INSANE BELIEF that ONE OF THESE DAYS they'll be able to throw all the 'sluts' who use the pill in prison (while telling the rest to put an aspirin between their knees) has been the secret fantasy that has kept all these repressed fetus fetishists priapic for all these years, probably ever since 1974 when everyone else was getting laid and they were sitting at home with Pat Boone on the 8 track.

In case anyone doubts that this has been what it's been about from the get-go, remember that the HLA has been a central part of the GOP Plank for decades. Here's what the big 'pro life' orgs have to say on the HLA, contraception, etc:

http://www.all.org/article/index/id/MjM4NQ

Spin, Spin, Spin. However grudgingly they may acknowledge that "The American People are still apparently favorable to contraception" (cue the heavy siiiiigh ) it's pretty clear that the plan is to go after the bad pills once the abortion drs are out of the way:

It is true, of course, that the plague of abortion is attributable in large part to the mentality of unwanting babies that is characteristic of the contraceptive society that we have become.

It is clear that the intrauterine device and many birth control pills are abortifacients rather than contraceptives. The HLA would permit a state legislature to control such abortifacients...

Where a device or pill has no other use than to terminate life, the legislature, pursuant to the HLA, could prohibit its manufacture and sale.

(cough. handguns. cough.)

This is a matter of great importance, because the abortion of the near future is going to be by pill or other do-it-yourself means. If we concentrate only on surgical abortions at later stages of pregnancy, we risk sanctioning a wholesale slaughter of persons in the earliest stages of life. There is a tendency in some parts of the pro-life movement to seek a "quick fix" by conceding the legitimacy of early abortions. This would be a fatal mistake. The fact is that the lUD and most birth control pills do kill people. Their victims are very little people but it surely is within the power of any civilized society to do whatever can be done to prevent those killings.


http://prolifeaction.org/faq/stand.php#abc

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/11/01/358658/personhood-usa-confirms-that-mississippi-abortion-ban-would-outlaw-birth-control-pills/




anyway, if these Jesusbagger a-holes are so sure they're right, they should be ECSTATIC that their godly keep-your-legs-crossed-young-lady agenda is getting so much airtime. I mean, I thought the "values voter" was all-powerful, and all that noise about a pro-choice majority was just librul socialist godless agit-prop.



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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:20 PM

31. Because the partisan crowd felt uneasy

 

about their candidates having to answer questions on the very things they crow about on the stump in front of partisans crowds. It embarasses them, as it should I might add. And they need to be embarassed.

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