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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:22 AM

GOP Sen. Hutchison defends Planned Parenthood, rips Rick Perry

Source: The Hill

GOP Sen. Hutchison defends Planned Parenthood, rips Rick Perry
By Jonathan Easley - 03/22/12 10:13 AM ET

Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas) on Thursday defended Planned Parenthood and criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for excluding the organization from the state’s healthcare program.

“I think Planned Parenthood does mammograms, they do so much of the healthcare, the preventative healthcare, and if they’re doing that, then we need to provide those services, absolutely,” Hutchison said on MSNBC.

Federal law states that a woman’s right to choose any healthcare clinic is a prerequisite if the state is to receive Medicaid funding for its Women’s Health Program.

Last year, the Texas Legislature passed a law that bans state funding for clinics that provide abortion services. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the country, though the organization predominantly deals with family planning and women’s health services.

Read more: http://thehill.com/video/senate/217547-gop-sen-hutchison-defends-planned-parenthood-rips-rick-perry

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Reply GOP Sen. Hutchison defends Planned Parenthood, rips Rick Perry (Original post)
kpete Mar 2012 OP
Julian Englis Mar 2012 #1
polichick Mar 2012 #2
ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2012 #3
bayareaboy Mar 2012 #5
peace frog Mar 2012 #6
freshwest Mar 2012 #9
bluedigger Mar 2012 #4
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #7
Freddie Stubbs Mar 2012 #8
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #10
BigDemVoter Mar 2012 #11
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #14
Freddie Stubbs Mar 2012 #18
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #19
ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2012 #12
Iliyah Mar 2012 #13
northoftheborder Mar 2012 #15
Tx4obama Mar 2012 #17
tanyev Mar 2012 #16
Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #20

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:24 AM

1. If Hutchinson can see reason, then you know that Perry is way out of bounds

Of course, she and Governor Perry are not best buddies.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:28 AM

2. I hardly ever agree with Hutchison, but on this I'm with her...

And may I just say that Rick Perry is an imbecile, like his fellow candidates.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:30 AM

3. this constitutes "ripping?"

in what universe?

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:08 PM

5. My thoughts as well... ...

I guess if you figure in the the 11th commandment to RePUG manual and never say anything bad about the dead, Mr Perry, then the Senator from Texas is ripping someone. Perhaps anyone that listens to her spiel!

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:25 PM

6. Her support is tepid at best

but then she can't afford to anger the GOP Big Boyz with a true ripping.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:47 PM

9. Not mine, especially with the "I think..." remark. Where was she when the state rape act was passed?

As well as old Freedom and Liberty crowd pleasers, Ron Paul and Alex Jones?

All in the peanut gallery, egging on the republican rapists is where she was with all the rest, revelling over the GOP's total takeover of the State of Texas.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:42 AM

4. Republican women are going to find it difficult to remain on the team for much longer.

Snowe was just the first.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:25 PM

7. Can he run again? If the people of TX reelect him then they deserve what they get.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:40 PM

8. Yes. There are no term limits for Governors of TX

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:59 PM

10. Well lets hope the people have finally wised up and get rid of this idiot. I always thought the

 

people of TX were smarter than that.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:06 PM

11. I agree. . .

I certainly think that most Texans know better.

Furthermore, with changing demographics, it's really just a question of time before that great Repuke bastion changes hands to the progressives. Of course republican white people don't want to hear anything on those lines, as they're terrified of all those "brown people" who are going to take over!!!!

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:38 PM

14. How sad they feel this way. Because really the black, brown, asians, reds and yes even whites

 

only want whats best for all of us. I just can't understand that crazy thinking. Does anyone think people of color want bad things to happen? No I don't and I am white. If they think that way then this country will go down. United we stand, divided we fall. A lovely 5th Dimension song.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:51 AM

18. What makes you think that they will elect someone better?

They elected Bush in 1994 and 1998. Then they elected Perry in 2002, 2006, and 2010.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:59 AM

19. Don't you think 3 times is enough to get a clue?

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:32 PM

12. we should be grateful for back surgeries

Pardon me as I digress.

RMoney resembles a tossed coin as much as his stances are perfectly displayed on an Etch a Sketch.
Yet, he is the anointed, appointed, coronated pick of the braintrust that is today's GOP.

The only reason that the Grinch and Frothy remain in it, is because they appeal to a particular and peculiar group of nuts, with the driving force being conservative interpretations of their two volume collection of fairy tales. BUt they cannot gather the entire GOP together, so they are left to throw spitballs at RMoney's slithery back.

Perry, on the other hand, had the ability to excite the christian base, as well as the economic base, given the way he has approached Texas governing. He would have been the most potent opponent, even more dangerous than RMoney, except for one thing. Back surgery.

He has been taking heavy doses of pain pills, which have one notable side effect. They don't really kill pain so much as make you not care about it. That side effect? confusion, memory loss, slowing of the mind.

If not for his recent back surgery, a healthy, vibrant, and ultra-conservative Perry would have posed a far greater danger than RMoney.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:33 PM

13. Over 250,000

low income families, mostly women who will have no insurance coverage now which adds to the other uninsured for Texas. Texas has the highest or next to the highest uninsured people in the nation. Way to go GOPs and their so called "Christians" love for humanity.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:21 PM

15. About time she stood up for women. And she's retiring this year.

I expected more from her. She's always been pro-choice, but seldom if never said so. She's way too late for my likes, but I guess better late than never. She's been a lapdog for the right wing in this state & country - too bad. She could have used her position to at least be another voice of reason.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:28 PM

17. Hutchison supported and voted for the Blunt amendment so she's a bit late on defending women.


The only Republican senator (of the five republican female senators) that voted March 1st against the Blunt amendment was Olympia Snowe.

Senator Lisa Murkowski came out against the Blunt amendment only 'after' she voted 'for' it.

I'm very disappointed in Collins, Hutchison, Murkowski, and Ayotte!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:02 PM

16. Well, well, well. Guess who's not running for another term.

Only then do the vocal cords start loosening up.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 09:07 AM

20. Bullshit! She voted for the Blunt-Rubio amendment. She is full of shit. Her and McCain!

All they care about is winning an election. They see that the War on Women is hurting Republicans, so they trot out their "moderate" Republican shills to try and quiet the noise.

No, thank you, McCain, Hutchison, and Murkowski!! We know that you don't really care about women because your votes show it!!!

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