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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

MIKE3975 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:47 AM
Wait. Santorum never advocated making Birth Control illegal. Are you holding his private beliefs against him? Or are you just interested in propagating the phony, Orwellian demoncratic meme that repubs and Christians are in a war on women?
jkash1776 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 3:42 PM
Why don't you instead zip up your pants and think about reading why he says this rather than subscribe to the party line that he has to be an extremist?
IF you are so crazy about science, what about looking at the mounds of evidence that have zero to do with morality?
jkash1776 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 3:40 PM
WHat part of birth control being a #1 level carcinogenic (as labeled in the small print and NEVER expressed by the doctor prescribing it for things as banal as acne) does NOT spell war on women?
What part of synthetic drugs in birth control going out into the water and killing animals in streams and lowering testosterone in human males is 'kinder and gentler'?
What part of both of these facts being well documented scientifically yet being literally EXILED from public education do you find satisfactory?
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:57 AM
In an interview in Oct 2011 about his running for President, Santorum said about birth control ""One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country.... Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that's okay, contraception is okay. It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." In another interview he said one of his "many" problems with birth control was that it allowed people to "play God" by choosing whether or not to conceive.

If you think these are "private" thoughts, or don't think he'd restrict or eliminate birth control if he could, you need to get out more.
David3036 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 6:18 AM
No, Republicans are NOT waging a war on women. And I wouldn't say that Santorum was doing so either. Nor am I opposed to him holding personal views on ANY subject. But you are dead wrong to assert that he has kept his beliefs "private."

Voters DO vote for or against candidates based on their personal views. If he really had kept his more extreme beliefs private, he might have done better in the primaries.

In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.

President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....