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Pls. vote for Wendy Long on June 26 for NY U.S. Senator & here's WHY (a vanity)

Posted on 06/22/2012 10:06:14 PM PDT by Sun

Did any of you listen to the debate last Sunday, and forum by NewYorkFamilies.org on Thursday, featuring the three NY U.S. senatorial candidates? After listening I will definitely vote for Wendy Long at the primaries this Tuesday.

Wendy Long is 100% pro-life, belonged to Americans United for life, pro-Constitution, worked for Justice Clarence Thomas, and much more.

While all of the candidates are conservative, Maragos (sadly) has the exceptions on abortion, and according to the NY Post is tight with the NY GOP, which is too "moderate" imo.

Turner is a very fine man, but is too open to the possibility of raising taxes.

Maragos challenged Turner on this, and Turner said we need to raise the debt ceiling for defense, etc..

Maragos said let's cut the Educations Dept., etc., instead.

BOTH Wendy Long and Maragos stated that they want to eliminate the Educations Dept. and both say NO! to a debt ceiling.

Wendy Long has been called a constitutional scholar and promoted the confirmations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito!


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bobturner; maragos; ny; wendylong

1 posted on 06/22/2012 10:06:24 PM PDT by Sun
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To: Sun
Maragos (sadly) has the exceptions on abortion,

What does this mean?

2 posted on 06/22/2012 10:10:30 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Maragos is pro-life EXCEPT in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother.

If a baby is a product of rape, it is STILL a life, and will still die by being sucked out, burned to death with saline, or ripped apart, like any other baby who is a victim of abortion.

However, I can understand the life of the mother part, but if a woman, say gets treatments for cancer, and her baby does not live, she is not intentionally killing her child, and these days, there is a stronger possibility of saving BOTH lives.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 10:19:18 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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Many conservatives such as Steve Forbes and Grover Norquist have endorsed Wendy Long.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 10:25:02 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Two votes for Wendy from us.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 10:29:22 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

“Two votes for Wendy from us.”

Great to hear that!


6 posted on 06/22/2012 10:35:56 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Thank you. I never heard it expressed that way before, as “has the exceptions on abortion.” I should have been able to figure it out.

Voting for Long on Tuesday.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 10:36:30 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Sun

She was also endorsed by John Bolton, the New York Post, and the Gotham Tea Party.


8 posted on 06/22/2012 10:38:31 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

“Voting for Long on Tuesday.”

Kewl.

Maybe you’ll Email your family and friends about her.


9 posted on 06/22/2012 10:53:02 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: firebrand

“She was also endorsed by John Bolton, the New York Post, and the Gotham Tea Party.”

Nice to see a Tea Party included!


10 posted on 06/22/2012 10:55:11 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: firebrand; All

I looked up the Gotham Tea Party when you told me they endorsed Wendy Long, and here’s an excerpt:

“June 20, 2012
Astute Gotham Tea Party enthusiastically endorses Wendy Long in NY US Senate primary
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The following Gothan Tea Party June 20, 2012 press release explains why Long is the best choice.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Gotham was impressed by Wendy’s grasp of our core ideals of fiscal conservatism, constitutional government and the preservation of free markets. In several meetings we saw that Wendy is far from a one-dimensional conservative. She has proven to be a quick learner and is now fluent on a variety of fiscal issues. Gotham was also particularly impressed with Long’s efforts to recognize the Tea Party as an important constituency among the electorate.”

excerpt http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/gaynor/120620


11 posted on 06/22/2012 11:29:30 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

I had to re-read this 3x; I thought this was a “best hamburger” thread. Need coffee & breakfast. Sorry. LOL.


12 posted on 06/23/2012 3:46:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Sun

Being a conservative political activist in New York, I rarely feel optimistic about politics. But this year that has changed. I have gotten to see Wendy Long in action. She is a principled conservative who is a superb campaigner. The Republican establishment is doing what they can to deny her the Party’s nomination but Wendy has been driving the Empire State and winning over Republican primary voters. Be sure to vote on Tuesday. And get your family and friends to vote for Wendy Long.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 3:49:43 AM PDT by Nocke (Wendy Long, Primary Day)
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To: Sun

If these two paragraphs from Maragos’s wiki entry are correct, he’s essentially a Democrat:

“Maragos said he supports raising the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts, cutting subsidies for oil companies, and bringing home the troops, which would save $200 billion per year he would reinvest in “rebuilding America.”

As part of his plan to create jobs, Maragos would simplify the tax code, removing tax breaks for special interests. He would replace them with incentives for new manufacturing and green jobs, such as “almost no taxation.””

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Maragos


14 posted on 06/23/2012 4:07:01 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Nocke; All

“And get your family and friends to vote for Wendy Long.”

Let’s all do that. Email them before Tuesday!


15 posted on 06/24/2012 5:18:59 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Thanx for that website!

Maragos “evolved” about the debt ceiling just in time to run for U.S. Senate. How can we trust him?


16 posted on 06/24/2012 5:23:05 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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Laura Ingraham, via robocall, phoned my home yesterday, and asked me to vote for WENDY Long!

Thought it was interesting when Ingraham added that Wendy Long was a godmother to her children.

C-ya at the polls tomorrow fellow NY conservatives.


17 posted on 06/25/2012 8:14:24 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Putting Ms. Long out there before redistricting and seeing how the GOP nomination shakes out was an odd way to play the CP hand. I cannot understand politicians who have an ego big enough to be talked into a United States Senate race without ever having won a general election of any kind — not even dog catcher.

The best choice on Tuesday, 26Jun is Bob Turner. Turner has a shot in November because he will cut into the support the Rats need in NYC to overcome the more conservative upstaters — the ones that gave Paladino a landslide victory in the 2010 primary.


18 posted on 06/25/2012 8:20:02 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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Listen to Ingraham giving some great reasons for supporting Wendy Long, and then listen to Wendy herself:

http://www.lauraingraham.com/pg/jsp/charts/streamingAudioMaster.jsp?dispid=302&headerDest=L3BnL2pzcC9tZWRpYS9mbGFzaHdlbGNvbWUuanNwP3BpZD0xMzEwNw==

Bob Turner’s a great candidate, too, but Wendy is a much better opponent against a woman like Gillibrand who will play the fake war against woman card, and she won’t be able to do that with Wendy, NOT ONE BIT!

Plus, Wendy is so much smarter than Gillibrand, and will whoop her in a debate.


19 posted on 06/25/2012 8:31:48 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
The only candidate who will go from never ran / never won would be someone like Tom Coughlin or a billionaire like a Trump. Ms. Long has never won elected office in a general most likely because like many of us on FR, it is too easy to get one too many opinions out of her mouth. Bob Turner is a solid conservative, with a fatherly temperament, and a real Congressional voting record. The Rats and their media buddies in mid-town (including the Post) have greased the skids for Gillibrand by serving up a softball like Wendy Long. I'd love to find that bar or diner the media folks meet at every day. Why is it they print the same news no matter the outlet, and the same news is repeated from the early morning news all the way through 11:30P? Sean Hannity — ha, every time he opens his GOP pandering mouth he sets back the GOP. Instead, we need candidates like Bob Turner who can calmly and deliberately educate the electorate on the importance of safety and security, how the economy works and how the government gunks the system. Even NYCers can be shown why the big-government programs of the Rats and RINOs simply cannot improve the standard of living for everyone.
20 posted on 06/25/2012 8:58:08 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: sefarkas

Listen to the link I posted of Laura Ingraham’s conversation with Wendy Long, and you will see how eloquent Wendy is.

Personally, I don’t buy that a candidate has to be a politician to win. Some folks even see that as a negative. Maybe we need some NEW blood.

And wouldn’t it be great to have a Constitutional scholar, Wendy Long, in the U.S. Senate to school her colleagues?


21 posted on 06/25/2012 9:29:35 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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In this only woman-to-woman U.S. Senate race, I think the money WILL come, and from around the country. Even Grover Norquist is helping with fundraising:

“Grover Norquist pens fundraising plea for Wendy Long
Posted by Jon Campbell • June 5, 2012 • 1:38 pm

Grover Norquist — the conservative activist who has gained great power through his anti-tax pledge circulated to office holders and candidates — has written a fundraising plea for Manhattan attorney Wendy Long in her Senate primary battle.”

excerpt http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/voteup/2012/06/05/grover-norquist-pens-fundraising-plea-for-wendy-long/


22 posted on 06/25/2012 9:34:50 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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U.S. Senate Candidate Wendy Long Stands With Cardinal Dolan and All People of Conscience Opposing Infringement on Religious Freedom

For IMMEDIATE Release: May 22, 2012

Calls on Gillibrand to support rights for all New Yorkers
New York, New York – U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long stands with Cardinal Dolan, Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon, the University of Notre Dame, and all people of conscience to oppose the Obama administration’s attack on religious liberty, calling on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to support the rights of all New Yorkers, not just some.

While Sen. Gillibrand is relentless in her efforts to extend benefits to certain select groups, she has turned her back on the fundamental freedom of faith and conscience that is protected by the United States Constitution. In the process, Gillibrand is turning her back on New Yorkers who don’t share her and President Obama’s cynical political agenda.

Just recently, Sen. Gillibrand described her support for same-sex marriage in moral terms, saying: “So I just think it’s a matter of right versus wrong, it’s a matter of core values of humanity and fairness and freedom and the ability of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” At the same time, Gillibrand is willing to compromise the rights and the moral values of Catholics, Jews, Muslims and people of faith from all walks of life.

Wendy Long said, “The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is what protects all Americans, from all walks of life, to be able to practice their faith, and to keep the government from meddling in their lives and consciences. The willingness of Senator Gillibrand and President Obama to trample that principle for the sake of their own political agenda is dangerous and wrong.”
She added, “I stand with Cardinal Dolan and all people of faith in opposing the Gillibrand-Obama effort to reduce our freedom of religion to just another activity that can be regulated by the federal government.”

http://www.wendylongfornewyork.com/u_s_senate_candidate_wendy_long_stands_with_cardinal_dolan


23 posted on 06/26/2012 8:57:44 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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I, too, am a no-exceptions pro-lifer; I think that the rapist, not the baby, should be the one subject to the death penalty. (To clarify, I don’t consider a treatment to save the life of the mother that has the unintended consequence of killing the baby in the womb to be an abortion.)

That being said, the most principled pro-lifer to have served as U.S. president since Roe v. Wade was decided was President George W. Bush, and he claimed to support exceptions in cases of rape and incest, so I won’t oppose a candidate just because he or she isn’t 100% pro-life. The abortion battle is being fought on other turfs (such as defunding Planned Parenthood, nominating and confirming judges that would overturn Roe, approving CIANA and other pro-life laws, etc.), and right now the difference between a no-exceptions pro-lifer and a rape-and-incest-exception pro-lifer is more hypothetical than practical.

BTW, I’m not saying that I prefer Maragos to Wendy Long (and, as you know, I support Turner over both), I’m just pointing out that our enemy is not the candidate who is 95% pro-life, but the candidates and elected officials who are not pro-life at all (or who are only nominally pro-life yet vote against the Mexico City policy or for a clone-and-kill bill).


24 posted on 06/26/2012 10:31:50 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Sun

Manhattan attorney Wendy Long has been declared the winner in the GOP race Long ran against Rep. Bob Turner of Queens and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. Long has the Conservative Party line on the November ballot, which she says is needed by any Republican who hopes to win.

http://www.vosizneias.com/108764/2012/06/26/new-york-long-wins-u-s-senate-gop-primary-will-face-sen-gillibrand


25 posted on 06/26/2012 8:21:26 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE VOTES PCT.
Wendy E. Long 68,160 50.9%
Bob Turner 47,807 35.7
George Maragos 18,030 13.5

92% reporting

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/congress/new-york


26 posted on 06/26/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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Thanks for the info.!

I’m glad Bob Turner did well, too, as he was my 2nd favorite, and a nice guy.

Now time to beat Kirsten Gillibrand!


27 posted on 06/26/2012 8:27:47 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

“I, too, am a no-exceptions pro-lifer; ..”

Good. We should not punish the child for the sins of his/her father.

I have also voted for people who have exceptions, but when given a choice, I vote for the most pro-life candidate, but I am passionate about many other issues as well.

imo most pro-lifers don’t have a problem with treatments to save a mother’s life, because the intent is certainly not to harm the baby.

It reminds me of a radio announcer, around 5 years ago, who was crying when he told the story of a waitress that works in a nearby city to me, who had cancer, but chose not to have the treatments, and her baby lived, and she died. But this was her decision. What a brave lady, and what love she had for her child.

I heard that these days it is more possible to save them both, but I don’t know that much about it.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 8:42:36 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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