Skip to comments.CNN’s Rick Sanchez: Does the GOP ‘Have to Be Anti-Abortion’?
Posted on 11/11/2008 7:14:32 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
During a segment on Tuesdays Newsroom program, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez asked South Carolina Mark Sanford if the Republican needed to abandon its social conservative principles in order to be successful again: "Do you have to be anti-abortion, because that's a very important, big topic in the South..?" Sanchez later asked the Republican governor, as well as talk show host Neal Boortz, "Can you be a fiscal Republican and a social conservative Republican at the same time without making one side mad..?"
Sanchez had both Sanford and Boortz on to discuss the upcoming Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida. The CNN anchor first brought up a recent New York Times article, with its accompanying exaggerated map, about conclusions that the Democratic Party might draw from the recent election: "You know, as you look at this map and you start to look at the South, there was some suggestion in that New York Times article, for example, that maybe Democrats are going to get from this that you know what, they can win in the future without the South." Sanford replied, "I would just say, you know, Im going to leave the Democratic strategy up to the Democrats. But, you know -- and this is the whole point of the Republican governors meeting here come the end of this week -- is where do we go next? And I think that our problems as a party are much bigger than simply being progressive or coming up with the right strategy....It goes to the core of what is the brand about."
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The Republican party was founded as the abolitionist party.
It must remain so.
Hey Rick, does the left have to be pro-death on children?
I think of myself as Pro-Life.
I’m for something not against something.
Might seem like a small distinction but it’s important to me.
I’d rather argue that life is precious than abortion evil.
When GOP becomes a "brand" the GOP is dead and over. God protect us from politicians that don't know that.
My take is that he's using the term brand in the sense of unifying/identifying principles rather than in the sense of a laundry detergent brand.
Do I care what Rick “Vehicular Manslaughter” Sanchez thinks?
Any Republican who labels “Anti-Abortion” as “Controversial” is out as far as I am concerned.
Republicans who support abortion are fricking idiots. They'll never get the conservative vote and the lib voters will just vote for the Dem. That's why Giuliani completely crashed and burned in the primaries.
"Must you be so rigid in your call for the abolition of slavery? Is there not some agreement, equally reached, which may resolve the question without such animus?"
The Libertarian party has some really whacky ideas. They have some good ones, but the whacky ones make it impossible to join. I think many would agree.
In today’s environment, I just don’t see that it would be possible to overtake a major party. Which is why at the moment, I still believe that the best option is to restore the conservative base of the GOP.
In a word: YES
Hello they've only been in existence since 1992 when they were the U.S. Taxpayers Party. They're still relatively new. If any party been flailing uselessly it's the Libertarian Party.
ROFL. All the Falcon Party is doing is splintering the conservative base. There really is nothing wrong with the CP. They just need to tone down the religious stuff and be Reaganesque on national defense.
In fact, all 3 parties should merge under the Constitution Party name.
Uh, yeah! (Duh!)
Unless of course they want to kiss their donkeys goodbye...
Does Sanchez have a negative IQ or does he just relish the thought of killing kids?
This Rick Sanchez?
Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto Me” presumably so that he could perform the miracle of “retroactive abortion.” And lo, He also laid hands upon many women to “heal” them of their pregnancies...
We are aborting ourselves out of existence as a viable society. Used to be we had 15 workers per retiree. After the abortion culture mindset took over - in which children are viewed as “burden” rather than “blessing” - we have just over 3 workers per retiree. And the number will soon be down to 2. Good bye, liberal social support structures.
Mind you, we’ll soon have socialized health care. And the massive cost overruns that plague EVERY government program will plague health care as well. And then it will dawn on our socialist “saviors” that most health care resources are “wasted” on the elderly. And then watch out, grandma and grandpa: because the generation that survived the abortion holocaust will come after you.
Abortion has destroyed our entire family structure. It has destroyed fatherhood. A man is compelled to stand idly by while his child is killed? That helps build “fatherly love”? Or a man is compelled to pay child support for 18 years because a woman subjectively decided to keep a child he may not want. Where’s HIS “reproductive freedom”?
Realize under the abortion mindset, a man doesn’t “father” a child, but merely a lump of non-human goo. Why can’t he walk away? He’s no more a “father” than a woman is a “mother.” Yet if a woman decides to keep a child - a decision which the man has NO right to influence - he is compelled one way or the other.
Men - who have no control and no power - have simply walked away and abandoned the role of father in huge numbers.
We’ve always had fatherlessness, but never like we have in this generation. But the culture of fatherlessness and the culture of abortion have occurred simultaneously. The one and the other are related, and you should be able to see why.
Fathers should have a duty to care for and support their children. And mothers should have a duty to love their children and allow them the fundamental right to LIVE.
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