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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:15 PM
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Obama gave up abortion in D.C. to balance the budget!

A caller was talking about it today on Thom Hartmann. I heard it on the way home. I love my XM. Bill Press on the way to work.



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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:16 PM
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1. Well, he's owed the Catholic bishop vote now, I guess
n/t.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:17 PM
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2. I'd rather he gave up tax cuts for the rich.
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montanacowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:20 PM
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3. And that money is from PRIVATE taxpayer funding
and he and his Repukian buddies tell the poor women of the District - go get a a coat hanger....unbelievable

Eleanor Holmes Norton nearly came unglued over this
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:25 PM
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4. Abortion rights are always a bargaining chip he'll play to get other things. nt
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 01:20 PM
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9. The bargaining chip here is the District
And until we end our colonial status, crap like this will keep happening (it's happened on gun control, marriage equality, even street names)
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 02:09 PM
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11. Yep. He turned 180 on gun control during the primary and campaign. nt
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 03:42 PM
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12. Well, as far as that goes, good
I didn't notice any lack of guns in DC before Heller; it was a stupid law and I'm glad it was overturned.
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:27 AM
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13. The merits of the law are not the topic here, Obama's duplicitous approach is. nt
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:42 AM
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14. What "duplicitous approach"?!?!
There was a Supreme Court decision. He had literally nothing to do with this.
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:57 PM
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15. We're talking about his opinion and how his op changed. Not the law itself. nt
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:09 PM
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16. He said in the run-up to Heller that as much as he dislikes it...
...as he reads the 2nd amendment it guarantees an individual right. I don't know if he lectured differently at Chicago, but I'm not aware that he's said different things while campaigning. He's been pretty mum about gun control.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:31 PM
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5. Yeah, but look what the Republicans gave up!!
They didn't get to completely decimate medicare and destroy the entire safety net.

So you know, they gave up something, we gave up something. That's the way it works in Bipartisan Middle Land.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:43 PM
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6. explain to me how the federal government can BAN taxpayer money
that is collected from the dc area and used for this purpose. it isn't federal money!! they should be able to use their own tax money for what they want!!
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 12:44 PM
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8. Because DC is under direct federal jurisdiction

It's a thing called the Constitution:

(Congress shall have the power...)

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 01:21 PM
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10. Because the Constitution gave Congress that power
We have a Home Rule act but Congress can (and does) override it at will.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:54 PM
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7. HUH?
women cannot get abortions in DC anymore? I hate Obama!!! :sarcasm:
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