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Wash Post: Pro-Life Views "Ideologically Offensive"
Culture and Media Institute ^ | 11/10/08 | Kristen Fyfe

Posted on 11/10/2008 12:59:30 PM PST by klfcmi

“Controversial.” “Onerous.” “Ideologically offensive.” These are the words used by Washington Post reporters Ceci Connolly and R. Jeffrey Smith to describe the pro-life policies of President George W. Bush. The liberal slam came in an article about some of the early actions President-elect Obama will seek to take when he is inaugurated next year.

“Obama Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions” was carried in the November 9 edition of the Post. The story revealed that Obama is “now consulting with liberal advocacy groups” in order to create a hit list of “the most onerous or ideologically offensive” regulatory and policy initiatives of the Bush administration. Two of the top three initiatives singled out in the Post’s story are pro-life: embryonic stem cell research and abortion funding. The other is global warming.

The Post also quoted Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards who said the country’s leading abortion-provider is in near-daily communication with Obama’s transition team and “expects to see real change.” In other words, Planned Parenthood got the president they wanted.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; abortion; agenda; bho2008; ceciconnolly; cultureofdeath; embryonicstemcells; eo; jeffreysmith; moralabsolutes; obama; plannedparenthood; prolife; wapo
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1 posted on 11/10/2008 12:59:30 PM PST by klfcmi
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To: klfcmi

Sick bastards!


2 posted on 11/10/2008 1:00:55 PM PST by Jim Robinson (We ARE the dissent, baby!)
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To: klfcmi

“Controversial.” “Onerous.” “Ideologically offensive.” Morally repugnant and evil. That decribes pro-choice policies.


3 posted on 11/10/2008 1:01:41 PM PST by TAdams8591 (McCain/Palin ' 08 (Obama IS a socialist!))
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To: klfcmi
Well, we certainly need a law to protect us against idealogically offense speech. Related to the freedom from being offended.
4 posted on 11/10/2008 1:04:08 PM PST by nufsed
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To: Jim Robinson
The ride is about to get a lot rougher, Jim.

A lot rougher.

L

5 posted on 11/10/2008 1:04:18 PM PST by Lurker (Thank you Governor Palin. It's not your fault. You got shackled to the worst Pub since Ford.)
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To: Jim Robinson
“Sick bastards!”

Not sick...evil! Sick implies that they can't help what they do. Conscious and malicious intent defines this as evil.

Militant

6 posted on 11/10/2008 1:04:55 PM PST by militant2 ( "God Bless these Divided States of America!")
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To: klfcmi

Any comment from Doug Kmiec?


7 posted on 11/10/2008 1:06:03 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: klfcmi

Arguments by abortion advocates are intellectually lazy.


8 posted on 11/10/2008 1:06:12 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: klfcmi
Opposing baby killing is offensive?

Rev. Wright, Obama's pastor prayed "God D--- America," That prayer might well be heard in a form not expected, unto judgment and wrath, and exactly for such depravity.

9 posted on 11/10/2008 1:06:15 PM PST by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold)
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To: klfcmi

I’m not the least surprised. I suspect that a lot of these people have been involved with the destruction of pre-born life. When you are, then your mind does what it can to rationalize what you’ve done. How else could you live with yourself? These people have their own private agendas, and most of them don’t even know it.


10 posted on 11/10/2008 1:06:52 PM PST by twigs
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To: klfcmi

Infanticide is onerous and ideologically insensitive?

You might ask the babies what they thing. Oh, you can’t. They are all dead and can’t complain.


11 posted on 11/10/2008 1:07:14 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Election 2010 begins today!)
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To: klfcmi

The baby killers are rearing their ugly heads.


12 posted on 11/10/2008 1:08:00 PM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: klfcmi
Look, I am not a particularly religious person for many reasons. However this mania to kill not yet born but clearly Human children is beyond my capacity to understand. I guess, a pro-life declaration is now hate speech or hate thought — chilling.
13 posted on 11/10/2008 1:09:14 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: militant2

God gave America every bit of information necessary to let us know that this election was good vs evil, and which side was which.

Americans have no excuse for the majority choosing evil. Now comes judgement.


14 posted on 11/10/2008 1:09:22 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: klfcmi

The left is totally warped.

“Obama’s Startling Reaction to Funeral Service for Baby Killed After Failed Abortion” http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2129399/posts


15 posted on 11/10/2008 1:09:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (Pray for gridlock.)
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To: twigs
These people have their own private agendas, and most of them don’t even know it.

I think that is spot on. In the back of their mind they have an endless tape-loop constantly saying "I'm not going to hell! I'm not going to hell! I'm not! I'm not!"

16 posted on 11/10/2008 1:09:54 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: twigs

You’re onto something that I figured out, as well.

The abortion (stem cell) issue is not about keeping future abortions legal. It’s about there being no moral weight assigned to the killing of the unborn, in order to assuage the guilt of those that have already been involved with abortion - either themselves, a girlfriend, or a daughter.

In order to keep the guilt weight off, they’ll do ANYTHING to justify the non-wrongness of what they did, especially encouraging others to commit the same sin in order for it to be more “normal”.


17 posted on 11/10/2008 1:12:32 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: klfcmi

Wait until judgment day, you know-it-alls in the press. We’ll get to see and hear what God thinks of murdering His most innocent.


18 posted on 11/10/2008 1:13:22 PM PST by Faith
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To: klfcmi

Isn’t it amazing that the first thing liberals go after are the most innocent and helpless? I’ve never seen a group in such a hurry to kill before.


19 posted on 11/10/2008 1:15:25 PM PST by Neverforget01
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To: MrB
I agree largely with you assessment....however, I'd like to think that there is still a chance for those young people who have been indoctrinated since birth with moral relativism to turn themselves around and choose the right road.

I do believe that there are many that are still simply naive and have not yet actually crossed the line. Or at least I hope so......

Militant

20 posted on 11/10/2008 1:16:55 PM PST by militant2 ( "God Bless these Divided States of America!")
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To: Jim Robinson

Don’t elevate them.


21 posted on 11/10/2008 1:18:28 PM PST by AndrewC
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To: militant2
I do believe that there are many that are still simply naive and have not yet actually crossed the line.

These are the ones that the "justifiers" prey on.
"It's just a clump of cells". "It's just an embryo" "It's just at the 'fish' stage of evolution"

We really need to reach these "justifiers" - I think they can be.

"God forgives you, even if you cannot forgive yourself. Just ask."

22 posted on 11/10/2008 1:20:11 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: klfcmi

I keep praying that African Americans will wake up and read the words of Margaret Sanger and understand that her brand of racism is the most despicable!

She supported, “the stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”


23 posted on 11/10/2008 1:21:21 PM PST by ushr435
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To: klfcmi

I’m not the first to make this observation but it should be repeated from time to time:

What are the odds that ‘Bama wouldn’t be here if abortion had been legal in ‘64?


24 posted on 11/10/2008 1:24:59 PM PST by alpo
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To: klfcmi

Do African-Americans know that 1500 of the 4400 babies killed EVERY DAY in this country are black?

That’s 1500 black children PER DAY who will never Hope-Dream-Believe, because they are not being granted the most fundamental right of all—the right to be born.


25 posted on 11/10/2008 1:25:51 PM PST by Palladin (Obama on Ayers: "He's just a guy in my neighborhood." LIAR!!!)
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To: Neverforget01

They are as bad as the Nazis.


26 posted on 11/10/2008 1:28:10 PM PST by Palladin (Obama on Ayers: "He's just a guy in my neighborhood." LIAR!!!)
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To: Neverforget01

Liberalism has two core truths about it:

Liberalism is the use of force to make the innocent pay for the consequences of the irresponsible.

Liberals promote no freedoms except those related to sexual behavior decisions.

Abortion is the penultimate liberal issue because it makes the MOST innocent pay, with its life, for the irresponsible sexual behavior choices of others.


27 posted on 11/10/2008 1:28:25 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: Jim Robinson

Natural Born Killers — conscious-less psychopaths all!


28 posted on 11/10/2008 1:33:36 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: klfcmi; Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; ...

Catholic ping!


29 posted on 11/10/2008 1:36:12 PM PST by Pyro7480 (This Papist asks everyone to continue to pray the Rosary for our country!)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Prediction: when Obama begins knocking down barriers to abortion, Doug Kmiec will give his own version of “I am shocked that there is gambling the casino.” Having wrung all the attention he can out of Obama’s run for President, Kmiec will seek more attention when Obama does what he (Obama) intended all along to do: remove all restrictions against abortion. I should be praying for Doug Kmiec’s soul, but I'm just too angry at him right now to do so.
30 posted on 11/10/2008 1:37:15 PM PST by utahagen
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To: JimSEA
Look, I am not a particularly religious person for many reasons. However this mania to kill not yet born but clearly Human children is beyond my capacity to understand.

Indeed. There was a time when I was not particularly religious and I thought the same thing. I'm religious now partly because it became clearer and clearer to me that there was a force behind that mania much much deeper than its adherents cared to admit.

31 posted on 11/10/2008 1:37:31 PM PST by Claud
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To: Jim Robinson
k bastards!

Evil, Jim.

Evil.

They're not 'sick'. They're given over wholly to doing what is wrong. The poor fellow who thinks he's Napoleon is 'sick'.

32 posted on 11/10/2008 1:39:05 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: twigs
I suspect that a lot of these people have been involved with the destruction of pre-born life. When you are, then your mind does what it can to rationalize what you’ve done. How else could you live with yourself?

By the Grace of God, many repent and are converted. Others spiral down into greater evil.

33 posted on 11/10/2008 1:40:33 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: klfcmi

Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!


34 posted on 11/10/2008 1:40:47 PM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: klfcmi

A baby in the womb is offensive.

I want these two if they have any children to look them in the face and say you are offensive because that’s exactly what they are saying.


35 posted on 11/10/2008 1:41:45 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Faith
Wait until judgment day, you know-it-alls in the press. We’ll get to see and hear what God thinks of murdering His most innocent.

We may well hear sooner than that.

36 posted on 11/10/2008 1:42:01 PM PST by Claud
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To: TAdams8591

I can only shake my head is sorrow and disgust at this. I don’t see any political cure for this. It’s going to take something huge to change the evil which is only growing in those who have power to influence others.


37 posted on 11/10/2008 1:43:28 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: klfcmi

“Controversial.” “Onerous.” “Ideologically offensive.”
In other words, pro-life policies are “ungood”. The Washington Post and `Office of the President Elect’ are so in favor of abortion/killing babies that they want to be able to actively solicit mothers in order to kill their babies ... but they won’t come right out and say they disagree with life—and `pro-choice’ is starting to ring hollow—so they use these weasel-adjectives.

It will be challenging translating `lib newspeak’ into English. Will Rahm Emmanuel be described as “vertically challenged”? New taxes: “payroll premiums” or “investments”? Terrorists: “potential allies”.
Abortion: plusgood, uncontroversial, unonerous?
And so forth and so forth, ad nauseum.


38 posted on 11/10/2008 1:43:46 PM PST by tumblindice (People get ready.....)
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To: Pyro7480

Completely anti-life.

Yeah, it’s Satanic.

I’m truly worried about the elderly I monitor in the nursing homes. These debilitated, frail people are next on the chopping block.


39 posted on 11/10/2008 1:46:35 PM PST by OpusatFR (Neither Republican or Democrat. Monarchist with allegience to The Only One.)
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To: klfcmi
The story revealed that Obama is “now consulting with liberal advocacy groups” in order to create a hit list of “the most onerous or ideologically offensive” regulatory and policy initiatives of the Bush administration.

Here's what they said:

The team is now consulting with liberal advocacy groups, Capitol Hill staffers and potential agency chiefs to prioritize those they regard as the most onerous or ideologically offensive, said a top transition official who was not permitted to speak on the record about the inner workings of the transition. Emphasis added

I don't doubt that the Post opposes those policies, but they aren't actually and literally calling them onerous or ideologically offensive themselves. They're saying that these are the policies that liberal groups would pin that label on.

40 posted on 11/10/2008 1:46:39 PM PST by x
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To: klfcmi

When these two ‘reportrs’ stand before Almighty God, I dare say He might find them a little more than “Ideologically Offensive”.


41 posted on 11/10/2008 1:46:40 PM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: klfcmi
"If we do not protect life, there is no reason to fight for any other cause."
42 posted on 11/10/2008 1:57:41 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The Court is very jealous of its power - even over presidents, even over presidents-elect.”)
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To: x

For some reason I was able to read the Post article the first time, but just now they wanted me to `sign up’, and that I will not do ....

Anyway, my understanding from reading Fyfe’s article (as she quoted from the Post article) is that those words headlined were the words the reporters chose to use, not quotes or words used by the unnamed sources.

Yes, I know that it is difficult to believe that such journalistic bias and unprofessionalism issued from an institutional paragon of integrity like the Washington Post.
s/


43 posted on 11/10/2008 1:58:47 PM PST by tumblindice (People get ready.....)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Ideologically offensive”? Translation: Americans cannot say anything that deviates from the left’s party line. It’s coming and sooner than we may think.


44 posted on 11/10/2008 2:14:46 PM PST by dools007
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To: Jim Robinson

Absolutely they are sick bastards. Country is in big trouble.


45 posted on 11/10/2008 2:17:04 PM PST by jwalsh07 (It's the Marxism Stupid!)
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To: alpo
Obama was born in 1961, not 1964.

They've already restricted freedom of speech when it comes to protesting at abortion clinics. I'm sure they'd love to make it a hate crime or a violation of a woman's civil rights to express any opposition to abortion, even in general terms (that is, as opposed to trying to persuade a pregnant woman who is thinking of having an abortion not to do so).

Obama's Justice Dept. may make Janet Reno's look like amateurs in terms of going after their ideological opponents.

46 posted on 11/10/2008 2:18:33 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: klfcmi

I can’t wait to see them put carbon taxes into action. The resulting global depression will cement Obama’s palce as the worst President in American history.


47 posted on 11/10/2008 2:19:08 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: klfcmi

Just as “progressive” is the new word for “liberal”, “ideologically offensive” is another way of saying “politically incorrect”, a term that originally had leftist origins. So maybe we need to start hammering the phrase “ideologically offensive” so they can’t use that, either.


48 posted on 11/10/2008 2:19:57 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: klfcmi

these perfect souls will judge our Nation.


49 posted on 11/10/2008 2:48:54 PM PST by lmc12
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To: TAdams8591

Free speech. Now for liberals only.


50 posted on 11/10/2008 3:00:59 PM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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