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Tea Party Answer To Charges Of Racism = Abortion!

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Posted by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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Tea Party Answer To Charges Of Racism = Abortion! (video)

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Abortion is a mainstay of TEA/GOP rhetoric, especially when they get backed in the corner. On Meet the Press David Gregory asked DeMint to respond to a statement by former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s that there was a “dark vein of intolerance” in the TEApublican party which is evident in many of their statements and actions and policies.   Tea Partier Jim DeMint immediately changed the subject to abortion after being asked about his party’s institutional and pathological racism.

“The fact that we are losing over 3,000 unborn children a day is an important issue,” DeMint opined. “But Republicans or conservatives should not engage in a wish list about exceptions for abortion when the other side will not even agree that we have real people, real human beings. And we need to fight the battle where it should be fought. Life is important. We know from all the new technology and improved sonograms that we do have a baby.”

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by Celeste on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM

DeMint rants about ‘unborn children’ when asked about Republican ‘racist comments’

By David Edwards
Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:44 EST

 
Jim DeMint speaks to NBC News

Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Sunday turned the subject to abortion and “unborn children” after being asked about “racist comments” that hurt the Republican Party brand.

During a panel segment on NBC’s Meet the Press, host David Gregory asked DeMint to respond to former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s charge that there was a “dark vein of intolerance” in the Republican Party because people like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had accused President Barack Obama of “shucking and jiving.”

“Spending more than we’re bringing in and this debt is a moral argument that we need to connect with the American people,” the incoming Heritage Foundation president explained. “The reason that I left Congress is because I don’t believe the politicians are going to solve our problems unless the American people force them to. They’re going to keep spending and borrowing in Washington, they’re going to keep implementing policies… that hurt minorities. They’re worse off.”


“And we can go to Detroit and Philadelphia and Chicago where these liberal progressive policies have been in place for decades, and you see Latinos and African-Americans in failing schools, with high unemployment,” he continued. “What we’re going to do and I know Gov. [Bobby] Jindal is going to do along with a lot of other governors is show the success stories where the right ideas are implemented, and we’re going to show the failures in Detroit and Philadelphia and L.A.”

NAACP president Ben Jealous, however, argued that Republicans would be better off “if they’re willing to give up on the gasoline that’s been the old Dixiecrat rhetoric they’ve indulged in for the last 40 years.”

“They need to stop,” Jealous explained. “They need to say, ‘We have an old brand as the Grand Old Party, the party of Lincoln, the party of Kemp, the party of people who united this country again and again. Let’s be that and let’s stop trying to be these Dixiecrats because it just doesn’t work for anybody anymore.’”

Pressing DeMint, Gregory asked if he regretted “some of the comments about abortion in this last cycle, about rape, about, again, what Colin Powell thought were veiled racist comments from the party?”

The former South Carolina senator ignored the reference to “racist comments,” instead responding with a rant about fetal personhood.

“The fact that we are losing over 3,000 unborn children a day is an important issue,” DeMint opined. “But Republicans or conservatives should not engage in a wish list about exceptions for abortion when the other side will not even agree that we have real people, real human beings. And we need to fight the battle where it should be fought. Life is important. We know from all the new technology and improved sonograms that we do have a baby.”


“Instead of just offering my opinion on some hypothetical debate about exceptions for abortions, we need to move it back and particularly work with the states that are fighting just for the personhood of the child. And if we can start there, I think America will move with us.”

“Little different than the question about rhetoric and how it reaches voters,” Gregory noted as he moved on to the next topic.


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emeraldangel2.0
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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yet they call democrats the "social issues" party

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by Platinum Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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Mmm...I don't know what happened to my answer the first time I posted it about 1/2 hour ago.  But you struck out here pemma.

It was David Gregory who brought up the topic of abortion first, not Jim DeMint.  Gregory specifically asked DeMint about the Republican stance on abortion.  You should be more careful when you post something with a link to a video, then accuse someone of doing something that they didn't do.  DeMint only got to answer one part of the several questions Gregory asked of him.  Since we didn't see the whole interview, we don't know if he addressed Colin Powell's ludicrous comments.

29again
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:39 AM

It wouldn't matter WHAT he said, it would not satisfy the liberal base.  Possibly he believed that not answering would be the wiser course.

pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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Please show how the Tea Party is racist.  

Erinelizz
by Bronze Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM
Interesting...I'm pretty sure I've posted the exact same observation about Obama and the conservative base.

Quoting 29again:

It wouldn't matter WHAT he said, it would not satisfy the liberal base.  Possibly he believed that not answering would be the wiser course.

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by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM

 Not answering = evasion. Switching to a social issue = no real answers to those economic issues they're so obsessed with.

The Tea Party is a joke, usurped by people who really couldn't give a shit less if the middle class is destroyed by overtaxation. They thrive on the current tax code and bury their money in the Caymens. The fact that anyone supports this sham is a sad testiment to our media and educational system.

Pathetic.

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by Celeste on Jan. 28, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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Cozman57  20 hours ago

Ask me any question you want and I will answer anyway I want. I guarantee that you won't get a straight answer from these guys because any answer they give beside the tea bag rhetoric will get them in big trouble. I believe we will see the GOP slide even farther to the right becoming more hateful. These guys become more dangerous every day. The charge that the GOP is becoming more aligned with the old Dixiecrat party is spot on. It is clear that they believe in the tenants of white supremacy and Evangelical fundamentalism.

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by Celeste on Jan. 28, 2013 at 9:58 AM

My name isn't pemma and I didn't strike out or write the article. You sound angry.

Quoting grandmab125:

Mmm...I don't know what happened to my answer the first time I posted it about 1/2 hour ago.  But you struck out here pemma.

It was David Gregory who brought up the topic of abortion first, not Jim DeMint.  Gregory specifically asked DeMint about the Republican stance on abortion.  You should be more careful when you post something with a link to a video, then accuse someone of doing something that they didn't do.  DeMint only got to answer one part of the several questions Gregory asked of him.  Since we didn't see the whole interview, we don't know if he addressed Colin Powell's ludicrous comments.


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by Nikki on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

 

They are as much of a joke as liberals are then.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 Not answering = evasion. Switching to a social issue = no real answers to those economic issues they're so obsessed with.

The Tea Party is a joke, usurped by people who really couldn't give a shit less if the middle class is destroyed by overtaxation. They thrive on the current tax code and bury their money in the Caymens. The fact that anyone supports this sham is a sad testiment to our media and educational system.

Pathetic.


 

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