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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:43 AM

Antiabortion group sends out mailers for Scott Brown, who favors legalized abortion

Source: Boston Globe

The National Right to Life Committee has spent about $45,000 sending out mailers supporting Senator Scott Brown, even as he supports legalized abortion.

The expenditure for the mailings, reported over the last several days to the Federal Elections Commission, cannot legally be approved by Brown.

He has received endorsements from several groups that oppose legalized abortion, in part because of his opposition to President Obama’s health care law and his support for a measure that would have allowed employers and churches to restrict health coverage for treatments or procedures they find morally objectionable. Brown’s vote against Obama’s health care law was unrelated to the abortion issue.

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Brown and Warren have signed a pledge designed to prevent outside groups from placing ads on television, radio, and online. But the ad does not cover direct mail, which has flooded voters’ mailboxes in recent days.

Read more: http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/10/25/anti-abortion-group-sends-out-mailers-for-scott-brown-who-favors-legalized-abortion/hHN5tf2KGH3JQsjrSJclIL/story.html

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Reply Antiabortion group sends out mailers for Scott Brown, who favors legalized abortion (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
LynneSin Oct 2012 #1
freshwest Oct 2012 #5
chelsea0011 Oct 2012 #2
dmallind Oct 2012 #3
freshwest Oct 2012 #6
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:55 AM

1. It's not about Scott Brown - they need a Senate Majority

so without Scott Brown that won't happen.

THis is the reason why I quit voting republican ages ago. Even if you have a nice moderate, pro-choice republican, these republicans will still caucus with the anti-choicers and rarely are they given positions of power in the majority.

Sometimes they wise up and leave the party like Jim Jeffords and Arlen Specter. Other times they just end up losing to some rabid right-wing looney tooney like Mike Castle.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:30 PM

5. This is why I talk to people who are lukewarm on Democrats... Those we elect to do what's needed,

Are unable to do so without the numbers. With a majority, even if not ideologically agreed, Democrats can get things done that the GOP won't do. The inverse is true.

Majority status has granted Issa, Boehner, Ryan and the Teahadists to destroy many things. It's why the GOP doesn't fall for the 'both parties are the same' meme. They know better, and know that numbers matter in assigning committee chairs, determining what will and will not be voted on, etc.

The GOP are lockstep in their voting patterns to a very strong degree to support their corporate sponsors. Even Blue Dog Democrats can be persuaded to vote for progressive matters. It's been done before. But never without the numbers.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:56 AM

2. Enough that Scott Brown is prochoice!


As Anne Fox says"

Brown's spoke"We consider him a senator who votes prolife," said Anne Fox, president of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life. "We have to take his word for it when he says he is prochoice. But what we're looking for is someone who votes prolife, and he does



"There are people of good will on both sides of the abortion issue, and Senator Brown welcomes their support, but he is pro-choice and his record going back many years reflects that." But Brown also has an 80 percent approval rating from the National Right to Life Committee, and received the support of this same anti-abortion state group during his 2010 run because of his support for some anti-abortion efforts in the state legislature.

Both above from Daily KOS

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:58 AM

3. And with good (from their POV) reason

The right wing pressure groups are far better than ours at understanding strategy. They know what really matters and go for what really matters.

A Republican Senate, or even a safe Republican filibuster, can stop any effort by Obama to extend choice. It doesn't matter shit if Scott Brown even has the convictions to vote his own way, if Republican numbers in the Senate, including Brown, allow them to control the agendas and the committee makeup. This is why Dems actively trying to or celebrating getting rid of people like Nelson when there is zero chance of a Dem replacement are utter idiots. Nelson or Brown may go away from their party on individual votes here and there (although the very worst example remained a 79% party line voter) but they always vote for their party as majority leader, and they always count every bit as much as the most ideological firebrand when it comes to committee seats and chairs.

The RW groups know that the very worst Rep is better for them than the very best Dem, every single time and for any possible circumstance. We tend to forget that every time.

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Response to dmallind (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:31 PM

6. +1,000.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:03 PM

4. Expelling Black President > Principles nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:33 PM

7. Brown's membership in the GOP means more to him than women's reproductive rights. If he cared about

Women's rights, he would leave the GOP. But he won't. No one should be fooled by his words, his deeds speak louder that those.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:32 PM

8. So we know they are unprincipled whores. Didn't we know that already?

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