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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Wed May 9, 2012, 02:39 PM

2. Indeed.


"GC: Well, I guess my question is, well, one of the main conversations about you, and about your appointment to this, is that youíre a Republican, and the Republican party has been very adamantly opposed to all these positions for very many years. So I have to ask you a question that very many people want to know the answer to. If youíre pro-gay, pro-choice, you know, pro-separation of church and state, why are you a Republican? And why have you worked to promote the Republican Party for so many years.

"ER: Well, you know Iíve actually worked in the party, and around the party, and I donít recall seeing a party line position that says that you have to be pr-life. For example, I remember working at the Republican senatorial committee, that would have been in 1994, and I plainly remember seeing data that showed that people who consider themselves Republican consider themselves, were 70% pro-choice.

"Yeah, so that, canít be a party position. Now there are individual Republicans that have pro-choice positions politically. I have not seen the statistics lately on redshirt republicans with regards to gay rights and with regards to pro life vs pro choice. But I am not aware of it being a blanket party position. I think it lies with each Republican elected official, whether theyíre in the Senate or in the House, or at the local level, just like the Democratic party is a big tent partyó"


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