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Why is John Boehner meeting with Randall Terry?

When it comes to the GOP agenda, future House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) always looks forconstructive input. On Wall Street Reform, Boehner was quick to consult corporate lobbyists on how to defeat it. On the GOP “Pledge to America,” he made sure to invite “senior Republican lobbyists” and “more than 20 trade representatives” to offer their advice, while summarily ignoring that of the public. Now, apparently seeking to flesh out the GOP’s social agenda, Boehner has invited another influential voice to the table: the far right Christian activist Randall Terry.

As the founder of the extremist, pro-life group Operation Rescue, Terry turned rabid fanaticism into a high-profile career. Known for his outlandish antics and incendiary rhetoric, Terry earns the scorn of most respectable lawmakers. But, according to anemail alert obtained by Right Wing Watch, Terry’s extremism has now secured him a spot in Beohner’s inner circle. Meeting with Boehner’s staff, Terry apparently demanded the GOP “hasten the end of legalized child killing in America” and that “unless the Republicans do something concrete to save babies from murder, then they are collaborators with child killers, and we must treat them as such”:

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:19 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We must demand that Republicans who won the House of Representatives hasten the end of legalized child killing in America. Their victory could be a strong step forward for the babies, but it also might be yet another set back after 50,000,000 dead babies.


    We must not delude ourselves!…We already see pro-life fundraising letters and petitions heralding this GOP victory as an automatic victory for the babies’ lives. This is simply not true![...]


    When the Republicans are in power, pro-life groups and leaders become way too “polite.” We lose our edge; we don’t hold them accountable; we settle for trite phrases and broken promises as long as they will meet with us for 10 minutes, and we can take our picture with them, or they come to one of our meetings and receive some useless award.


    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:19 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I beg you to carefully consider my words; look at this situation with prophetic insight. Unless the Republicans do something concrete to save babies from murder, then they are collaborators with child killers, and we must treat them as such.


    We have Pro-Life DEMANDS for Mr. Boehner & House GOP


    We Must Play Hard Ball: They Must Fear Pro-Lifers!


    http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/29/randall-terry-boehner/

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:20 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • These "pro-lifers" frighten me.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 8:27 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • As a prolifer ... your argument doesn't get my sympathy.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 8:39 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Randall said back on Nov 4th he would march into Boehner's office and demand to be heard, he encouraged other pro-lifers to do the same... And if he did meet with anyone, it appears it might have been Boehner's chief of staff, and not Boehner himself.. As to why? I'm not sure. But, thus far~ there is no confirmation from a reputable source that confirms your accusations.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:47 PM on Nov. 29, 2010


  • he met with Boehners chief of staff and other staff members

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:52 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • It was on the national news tonight as well.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 8:53 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • They are scary men. WHat ever happened to CHOICE?
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 8:53 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Ladies, we can naver take it for granted....

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:54 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • You're right sweet, we can't.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 8:56 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

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