Skip to comments.Pro-life, conservative Dr. Marilyn O'Grady to run against Charles Schumer and liberal Republican.
Posted on 06/07/2004 7:20:32 PM PDT by Sun
Dear Friends in New York,
Wouldn't it be great to defeat Senator Schumer this year. I know it's a longshot but how many of you picked Birdstone to beat Smarty Jones at the Belmont and deprive him of the Triple Crown?
Below is an important email from my friend Tom Mulligan about the Senate candidacy of Dr. Marilyn O'Grady http://voteogrady.com/ . Even if she doesn't win their are important reasons why a vote for Dr. O'Grady will advance the cause of life.
I hope you will give Dr. Grady your support.
Sincerely, Fr. Peter West
The Senate race in New York this year is considered a foregone conclusion by many people and not worthy of much thought - that is a big mistake. For those who are pro life, this race is, in many ways, one of the most important. That is because the Right to Life Party no longer exists in New York. It is also because the voice of those in the Republican Party who are pro life is ignored with increasing frequency.
The only candidate in this year's Senate race in New York who is pro life is Dr. Marilyn O'Grady, who will be running on the Conservative Party line. She is a strong advocate for life and family issues. Her father was a New York City Police Detective. She has degrees from St. John's University. As a surgeon, she has a track record of helping those who suffer i.e. treating disadvantaged minorities as a volunteer, helping improve medical care at Northport Veterans Hospital etc. She has also been a long-time board member of the Long Island Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
If Dr. O'Grady is not successful in gathering a significant amount of votes, it will send a clear message to all candidates for public office in New York that the pro life voice is to be ignored. The Republican Party will become no different than the Democratic Party on life issues. Dr. O'Grady ran for Congress in 2002 and did well. She is a serious candidate.
What can you do to make a difference? A lot.
If you are interested in helping the pro life voice continue to be heard in New York, please provide me with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address, as soon as possible. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org I will then forward it to the people who are working on developing support for Dr. O'Grady at the local level. This does not necessarily commit you to a great deal of time. Your help could simply consist of calling some of your friends and asking them to vote for Dr. O'Grady. A vote for Dr. O'Grady does not mean that you are changing your current party affiliation, it does mean that you want the pro life voice to continue to be heard in New York.
If you are interested in learning more about Dr. O'Grady, please go to her website http://voteogrady.com/
Thank you for your anticipated help. It will make a big difference.
News from Friends of Marilyn O'Grady
For more information: Howard Lim, 914-943-6695
Dr. Marilyn O'Grady is running against liberal pro-abortion Charles Schumer and liberal pro-abortion Republican, Howard Mills.
James Buckley won in the Senate race in New York State under the Conservative Party, WITHOUT the help of any major party. Let's repeat history in 2004!!
Please help Marilyn O'Grady by spreading the word.
The New York State Republican Party runs people like pro-abortion Pataki for governor. Gov. Pataki took the pro-life out of the New York State Republican Party platform.
I'm for smaller govt. and lower taxes, as well, but being pro-life is my litmus test for a candidate.
God has blessed our country, because the Founding Fathers prayed to God for wisdom when writing the constitution.
God is slow to anger, but how long will he bless us if we continue to kill the most innocent of lives?
> please help dethrone New York State's Charles Schumer
Let's be very clear about this. Voting for the likes of O'Grady has nothing to do with detrhoning Schumer, and unless she also is embraced by the Republicans, will actually work to place him back in office.
What it might do, however, is begin a long period of prolife base-building at the expense of short-term electoral results. Whether the chance of doing that is worth the cost remains, to this observer, to be seen, dependant upon who the Republicans nominate. For me, it's too early to make that call.
I didn't know that the NYS RTL Party was in demise. Not a bad thing, considering their divisive inflexibility.
Yes, it is a long shot.
However, you can NEVER win by being pessimistic. If the NYS Conservative Party won the U.S. Senate race with James Buckley in 1970, why can't they do it again?
I am responding to your post on this thread, because for some reason the NYPost article thread has been pulled. Arlen Specter throws a conservative bone once in awhile, especially before an election. Please do a search about his history. Here's just one article to get you started:
April 19, 2004, 8:44 a.m.
Arlen Specter keeps a qualified judge off the federal bench.
By David J. Sanders
It has been almost a year since President Bush nominated Arkansas lawyer Leon Holmes to the federal bench. Since that time, he has had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but his nomination remains stalled.
Holmes enjoys the support of his two home senators, Democrats Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Even with their support, however, some Senate Democrats were uneasy with Holmes. Sen. Charles Schumer, the hard-core liberal New York Democrat, railed against Holmes, but those attacks began to subside last year. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle has said the Holmes nomination wouldn't be filibustered by Democrats.
So what is the problem?
It is liberal Republicans who have put Holmes in their sights with hope of stopping his nomination. Word is that Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter who, if reelected, will likely be Judiciary Committee chairman next session continues to lead the charge against Holmes's nomination. He is not alone. Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, both of Maine, continue to stand between Holmes and his vote on the Senate floor."
From nationalreview.com (excerpt)
Yes... you quoted me an article that can only go so far as to state "word is" that Specter is against Holmes. Specter actually voted for Holmes in Committee... http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110003978
You may not be that familiar with Pennsylvania. We are split about halfway down the middle between the left and the right.... the state went for Gore in 2000 and in 2002 we elected Rendell, a Democrat, for governor. We are extremely fortunate to have Santorum for a Senator given the fact that conservatives are outnumbered here... the only reason Santorum IS a governor is because Specter helped him in his campaign. Specter is too far to the center for my tastes, but he actually reflects the voter base in Pennsylvania fairly well and we still have the gift of Santorum in the Senate with him.
The reason your other thread was pulled was because you violated posting rules in about 4 different ways. You should read up on them if you don't know what was wrong.
Specter's actions show another good reason to get rid of RINOs. :)
I guess FreeRepublic is too structured for me. I think posting should be fun! This will be my last post on FreeRepublic.
Before you dismiss it as pessimism, who are the Pubs going to nominate? Prove to me that giving my vote to a third party is a good idea this time around. The burden of proof is on you. Otherwise we have, not a case of pessimism, but of fanciful optimism.
I think NYC alone has over 100,000 abortions every year. Sorry, no pro-life candidate is going to win a statewide election in NY State anytime soon.
The NY GOP looks to have laid down for Schumer - a shame. Stuff like Dr. O'Grady's candidacy won't make much of a difference - it certainly won't mean the win or loss for the GOP in that race.
When will the NY GOP get its act together?
While I'm no fan of either, perhaps we should remember that Democrats are even more the enemy than centrist Republicans.
Posting is fun, but Free Republic is a large and quite annoying problem to the left.... it's been a target for law suits trying to shut it down and members here need to follow the rules posting legally protected material.
Don't go. Once you are here for a while and get the hang of things, following the guidelines will become second nature.
You can send us email at email@example.com. We want to hear from you.
We could use another doctor in the Senate, to educate Frist regarding the sanctity of individual human life no matter how young.
He has a great pro-life record it's too bad he profits from the abortion industry and wants embryonic stem cell research to continue.
Best wishes to Marily O'Grady!
Lim is a good guy. He is also a Yaffer and a Columbia grad.
Don't quit now, baby. You're just getting warmed up.