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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-24-13 11:22 AM
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Someone's been lying about Rep. Stephen Lynch
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Edited on Sun Feb-24-13 11:54 AM by No Elephants
Ask almost anyone about Stephen Lynch and they will say he is anti-abortion. Wrong.

He was interviewed this morning by a Boston weekly news show that specializes in Massachusetts politics.

One of the interviewers (who asks a lot of pointless questions, IMO) asked if he would vote to repeal Roe v. Wade.

Without hesitation, he said "No" and repeated that view several times throughout the conversation Then he added, "As you know, I cannot repeal Roe v. Wade because that is a Supreme Court case, but I would not repeal it if I could" (or similar words).

IOW, he knew that he could have dodged the question, but he answered it without hestitation and repeatedly.

He added as well that he had voted for funding for Planned Parenthood to increase access to contraception. Can't argue with that, either.

Dosn't sound at all anti-abortion or neo theo on choice to me. Yet, the reverse is "common knowledge," so I smell a smear.

When asked to name two differences between himself and Ed Markey, he said that he had voted against NAFTA and also against the bailout and Markey had voted for both.

Plus--and this is a big--he was a 99%er--a union ironworker-- and is known for being 100% pro-union. Indeed, firefighters and police, who tend to vote Republican, even in Massachusetts, are gathering signatures for him.

He also used the same word as I have about the push by the Party toward Markey: "anointment," though I say "anointing.

As for Market, it's been rumored that he doesn't even live in Massachusetts anymore. He and his wife own a home near D.C. and his wife. Dr Blumenthal has a job in the D.C. area. So, there's really no reason for him to travel to Massachusetts much.

Finally, this same weekly TV show has invited Markey to be interviewed again and again and, so far, he hasn't accepted.

Lynch started about 23 points behind Markey, but has already moved to 15 points behind.

I just decided to vote for Lynch in the primary. Unions need to GOTV for Lynch. It will benefit them, not only because he backs them, but because it will remind Democrats that unions still matter in politics--and not only because of their donations.

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