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Politics of Hope & Fear!

Posted by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:19 AM
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Foreign policy is essential to America's nat'l security. Shameful many Americans did not care or were insensitive to the Benghazi tragedy & 4 brave dead Americans on election day. Fear tactics and lies from the left trumped the current state of the economy, the safety of this Nation and respect for our religious liberties~

 

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EDITORIAL: Women voted for birth control

Politics of ‘hope and fear’ won election for Obama

Planned Parenthood is patting itself on the back over President Obama’s victory earlier this month. According to Dawn Laguens, the abortion provider’s executive vice president, women were scared away from Mitt Romney with the threat that he would take away their birth control. Other, seemingly more important issues, such as the fragile state of the economy, record joblessness among women and the foreign-policy debacle in Benghazi, Libya, took a back seat for the 56 percent of female voters who opted for Mr. Obama, intent on securing their “reproductive rights” against a purported Republican onslaught.

In a postelection analysis hosted by Emily’s List, a Democratic political action committee, Ms. Laguens boasted that Planned Parenthood persuaded women to vote for Mr. Obama based on “hope and fear.” They wanted women to feel “a sense of assault” from the Romney campaign. The leftist groups focused on women who were less concerned about abortion but were worried about maintaining access to contraceptives. Those ladies were fed up with the economy and unemployment, but Planned Parenthood was able to “hold them in undecided” by making Mr. Romney“questionable in their mind.”

The scheme worked. The mere hint that they might lose access to birth control appears to have been sufficient to frighten a majority of American women into Mr. Obama’s protective arms. The straw-man argument Democrats created was especially brazen considering Mr. Romney never once threatened to “take away” birth control in any way. All the Republican candidate did was oppose the Obamacare mandate that will force employers to subsidize contraceptives for employees (whether directly or through insurance coverage) when doing so will go against their religious beliefs. The issue was never taking those products off store shelves but protecting freedom of conscience and religious expression, rights that are enshrined in our Constitution.

Feminists like Ms. Laguens and Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock are crowing that this election year marks a triumph for feminism and for women. Continuing the Obama campaign’s nauseating focus on the female anatomy, Ms. Laguens described 2012 as “the year of women’s uteruses.” It is ironic that she would thus label women’s apparent rejection of motherhood, and troubling that any woman would celebrate this as a victory for women in general. The overall effort shifted public opinion significantly. A Rasmussen Reports survey last week found 54 percent of voters identified themselves as pro-abortion. Never before have so many committed themselves to the cause of terminating the life of the unborn.

Women’s frantic insistence on their right to birth control and abortion will play a huge role in America’s loss of its historic freedoms. Mr. Obama’s second term promises to bring more economic woes, ever-greater threats from foreign enemies and further division in an increasingly polarized nation. Instead of voting for their real concerns, more than half of the nation’s women yielded to scare tactics. In the interest of keeping their birth control, they ceded control of our nation’s future to a president who does not have our nation’s best interests at heart.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/20/women-voted-for-birth-control/

by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:19 AM
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blues_pagan
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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In this current economy and the current state of affairs I would say that the reason birth control was so important is because women like myself cannot afford to have anymore children.  We are insistent on birth control and abortion because the prospect of taking care of anymore children is a scary one that we want to have options to avoid all together while not denying our husband's or SO's sex, which has been proven to be a great stress relief and makes relationships stronger.

emeraldangel2.0
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:01 AM

I tend to not worry about things unless they relate to me or my family. That situation did not, so yeah shame on me for minding my own business. I don't need the extra stress of worrying about things I have no control over, and, contrary to what you people think, we cannot control what happened. Nothing we do will bring those people back, nothing we do can justify their death. It was a terrorist attack, and nothing will make their families suffer any less. Let it go and move on.

MomTiara19
by Silver Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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I feel safer under Obama,feelObama has the better economic plan,and has helped gained jobs.I see nothing wrong with offering gyn healthcare to underprivileged women.

Republicans love to spin liberals into horny contraceptive luvin whores,and scum bags looking for freebies.Yes we are mindless fools looking endlessly for handouts...that is our only reason for living and being liberals....lol..

Feel better now??

Believe what you want....if this it what gets you off.....My goodness it ls like talking to a wall.

 

imamomzilla
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 10:35 AM

 Great piece, blonde. :-)

viv212
by Bronze Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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It wasn't scare tactics from the left. It was the fact that Romney is a dumbass.
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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Nov. 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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The GOP should have groomed a better candidate-  Given the right VP selection, Jon Huntsman could have beat Obama-

As an Independent voter, I was told by a member on this board that my vote was not needed. Mr Johnson received my vote...Sorry GOP, you did need my vote and your candidate was WORSE than Obama.

Until the GOP realizes just who they need to be courting, they'll continue to lose.

I am still baffled that your party did not anticipate this huge loss. You presented the F candidate to Obama's D+....

Romney's approach (flipflop and pandering) scared me a great deal more-

imamomzilla
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

 I thought Gary Johnson was your man? Talk about flip-flopping. *eye roll

Quoting Sisteract:

The GOP should have groomed a better candidate-  Given the right VP selection, Jon Huntsman could have beat Obama-

As an Independent voter, I was told by a member on this board that my vote was not needed. Mr Johnson received my vote...Sorry GOP, you did need my vote and your candidate was WORSE than Obama.

Until the GOP realizes just who they need to be courting, they'll continue to lose.

I am still baffled that your party did not anticipate this huge loss. You presented the F candidate to Obama's D+....

Romney's approach (flipflop and pandering) scared me a great deal more-

 

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Nov. 22, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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Quoting imamomzilla:

 I thought Gary Johnson was your man? Talk about flip-flopping. *eye roll

Quoting Sisteract:

The GOP should have groomed a better candidate-  Given the right VP selection, Jon Huntsman could have beat Obama-

As an Independent voter, I was told by a member on this board that my vote was not needed. Mr Johnson received my vote...Sorry GOP, you did need my vote and your candidate was WORSE than Obama.

Until the GOP realizes just who they need to be courting, they'll continue to lose.

I am still baffled that your party did not anticipate this huge loss. You presented the F candidate to Obama's D+....

Romney's approach (flipflop and pandering) scared me a great deal more-

 

Oh now Romneys WORSE than Obama.. Before they were two  EVILS..  

imamomzilla
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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 Yea. Oh, I need to stop being so "catty" on Thanksgiving....someone Internet stranger is going to get her fweelings hurt and pull the Christian Card on me.

;-)

Buahaha

Quoting Ednarooni160:

 

Quoting imamomzilla:

 I thought Gary Johnson was your man? Talk about flip-flopping. *eye roll

Quoting Sisteract:

The GOP should have groomed a better candidate-  Given the right VP selection, Jon Huntsman could have beat Obama-

As an Independent voter, I was told by a member on this board that my vote was not needed. Mr Johnson received my vote...Sorry GOP, you did need my vote and your candidate was WORSE than Obama.

Until the GOP realizes just who they need to be courting, they'll continue to lose.

I am still baffled that your party did not anticipate this huge loss. You presented the F candidate to Obama's D+....

Romney's approach (flipflop and pandering) scared me a great deal more-

 

Oh now Romneys WORSE than Obama.. Before they were two  EVILS..  

 




 "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so". ~Ronald Reagan

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Nov. 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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How can you successfully navigate a message board when you can NOT read?

Quoting imamomzilla:

 I thought Gary Johnson was your man? Talk about flip-flopping. *eye roll

Quoting Sisteract:

The GOP should have groomed a better candidate-  Given the right VP selection, Jon Huntsman could have beat Obama-

As an Independent voter, I was told by a member on this board that my vote was not needed. Mr Johnson received my vote...Sorry GOP, you did need my vote and your candidate was WORSE than Obama.

Until the GOP realizes just who they need to be courting, they'll continue to lose.

I am still baffled that your party did not anticipate this huge loss. You presented the F candidate to Obama's D+....

Romney's approach (flipflop and pandering) scared me a great deal more-

 


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