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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-10 01:06 PM
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23. Not responsible.
The same folks who don't like abortion didn't like integration either. There has always been a far right fringe and the issue they are most passionate about changes from decade to decade.
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  -DU'ers over 50: How responsible is Roe v Wade for today's political climate? newtothegame  Mar-01-10 12:33 PM   #0 
  - I'm a tiny litle bit under 50 but I voted anyway. If it wasn't abortion, it would have been somethin  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-01-10 12:34 PM   #1 
  - Exactly  zipplewrath   Mar-01-10 12:36 PM   #2 
  - Exactly, it might have been putting black folks back in the box  Warpy   Mar-01-10 12:37 PM   #3 
  - yep, or gay rights or women in the workplace or immigration. Hateful  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-01-10 12:39 PM   #4 
  - Yep. It was just the biggest hook the right wing could find.  EFerrari   Mar-01-10 12:56 PM   #20 
  - I am over 50, and while i totally see your point  AmandaRuth   Mar-01-10 12:42 PM   #5 
  - "All politics is local." Tip O'Neill And, nothing is more "local" than one's beliefs/principles.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-01-10 12:44 PM   #6 
  - Civil rights was THE issue that polarized American politics.  BurtWorm   Mar-01-10 12:44 PM   #7 
  - And racial (or sexual) politics still dominates.  rurallib   Mar-01-10 01:04 PM   #22 
  - Today's political climate has to do with malicious individuals  ixion   Mar-01-10 12:44 PM   #8 
  - I'm 66 and remember when that ruling weas read. Some at work were  napi21   Mar-01-10 12:44 PM   #9 
  - People who bitterly cling to guns, religion and antipathy are responsible. nt  onehandle   Mar-01-10 12:45 PM   #10 
  - Somewhat.  Lasher   Mar-01-10 12:45 PM   #11 
  - its all about the money: the wedge issues are irrelevant frankly  Lerkfish   Mar-01-10 12:45 PM   #12 
  - Great post. n/t  newtothegame   Mar-01-10 12:48 PM   #14 
  - I think that the Cult of the Fetus is somewhat important  Birthmark   Mar-01-10 12:48 PM   #13 
  - Roe v. Wade is not responsible, but it is a useful tool for the RW to use to get support  Arkansas Granny   Mar-01-10 12:50 PM   #15 
  - Today's So-Called Toxic Environment  3324SS   Mar-01-10 12:50 PM   #16 
  - Welcome aboard - good post  Echo In Light   Mar-01-10 12:52 PM   #17 
     - That was My Last POST Ever on DU!  3324SS   Mar-01-10 02:30 PM   #33 
  - I've been around for years longer than Roe v. Wade was decided  Cirque du So-What   Mar-01-10 12:54 PM   #18 
  - Educate yourself, don't poll yourself a water cooler argument.  omega minimo   Mar-01-10 12:55 PM   #19 
  - Pro-choice is a way of thinking.  BonnieJW   Mar-01-10 12:57 PM   #21 
  - Not responsible.  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-01-10 01:06 PM   #23 
  - I think it has a LOT to do with it  jmowreader   Mar-01-10 01:13 PM   #24 
  - America did not become polarized because of Roe vs. Wade. It's become polarized in the last  sinkingfeeling   Mar-01-10 01:24 PM   #25 
  - I'd say the current polarization stems from the 60's and the general awakening of the people  Greyhound   Mar-01-10 01:38 PM   #28 
  - To me, an anti-abortion dem is better than any republican-- thats my belief  demosincebirth   Mar-01-10 01:27 PM   #26 
  - They can be anti-abortion personally but once they become anti-choice, they are as bad  OmmmSweetOmmm   Mar-01-10 05:04 PM   #42 
     - Me, being a "yellow dog" democrat, I have to disagree  demosincebirth   Mar-01-10 09:00 PM   #44 
  - I'm well over 50 and I can say it's not the abortion issue, its corporate media.  OregonBlue   Mar-01-10 01:33 PM   #27 
  - That's one of the few issues that still drives people...  TreasonousBastard   Mar-01-10 01:48 PM   #29 
  - Nixon's silent majority was the beginning for me.  county worker   Mar-01-10 02:08 PM   #30 
  - If it hadn't been abortion, it would have been something else  Orangepeel   Mar-01-10 02:15 PM   #31 
  - It was arguably responsible for Ronald Reagan's landslide victory in 1980  closeupready   Mar-01-10 02:22 PM   #32 
  - not so, the iran hostage crisis was the reason for reagan EOM  pitohui   Mar-01-10 05:03 PM   #40 
  - In the 60's and early 70's, abortion wasn't a big issue among evengelicals.  JHB   Mar-01-10 03:31 PM   #34 
  - no. the civil rights act was what started the divisions  RainDog   Mar-01-10 03:36 PM   #35 
  - Somewhat.  Igel   Mar-01-10 04:34 PM   #36 
  - I think Abortion, Gay Rights and Immigration formed a triad for inciting the bigots  NorthCarolina   Mar-01-10 04:50 PM   #37 
  - Our legacy of mass murder, war, slavery, and bigotry colors today's political climate.  Swamp Rat   Mar-01-10 04:59 PM   #38 
  - roe vs. wade isn't responsible for the political climate, that makes no sense  pitohui   Mar-01-10 05:01 PM   #39 
  - If you take away the social issues most people would vote for democrats because  southernyankeebelle   Mar-01-10 05:03 PM   #41 
  - It's merely a wedge issue  ChickMagic   Mar-01-10 05:07 PM   #43 

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