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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Does the GOP have to be anti-slavery?
How many republicans were there before their were any republicans? We need to make a dramatic stand. Let’s dump the cocktail, whine and cheese, Rockerfeller republicans and restore our Constitution. It is something all true Americans can become excited with, but we need big names and a strong base to get it going. Please don’t put it down. We can do it in the spirit of our founders who took a chance in declaring independence.
Does the Democrat Party ‘have to be abortion supporters’?
To be frank, I ok with abortion. Why? It’s the only form of social engineering that actually works!
The democrat party is a loosely aligned coaltion of victims that could be easily splintered if anyone in the RNC had balls. Abortion is a big part of it. Take it off the table as a political issue and let the splintering begin.
I understand many here will vehemently disagree.
Yes, the core of Conservative philosophy is the freedom of the individual. When one has the live or death decision over another, then you have no other freedom. The Republican party was founded on an anti-slavery principle, I don’t see much difference, one person owning the life of another.
Does Rick Sanchez have to be a self-absorbed douchebag?
How many Congressional seats did the Republican Party hold in 1852?
The Constitution Party has a lot of housecleaning of truthers, isolationists, and other paranoid bircher types before most would ever even consider them.
This time around it seems the Fiscal Conservatives were the biggest group to stay home (mostly over the bailout.)
Some serious donors and a couple of high profile defections and we’d be in business. Conservatives are desperate for a new home.
Well, we believe in the future
Without new individuals, the human race is doomed to extinction.
Now, lets get more. I had no idea until talking to my wife and the local Boy Scout leaders this weekend that there was even a Constitution Party. Now, I am fully on board and ready to hit the beaches!
God, thank you for Marty and his service. I am sorry he saw the rise of Communism in the land he fought for. His Normandy story brings tears to my eyes. Please help us to restore the land he and his fellow Americans died for.
Or how about a party where individual rights begin when you have an individual and not just an aggregate of cells.
The Constitution Party left me when they joined whole hog in Bush Bashing, and turned suddenly anti-Iraq war. All one has to do is read a few columns written by Robert Scheer and you will have the sense of today’s Constitution Party. They are a one message party having been taken over by the most radical of anti-abortion folks.
Lest someone get the mistaken idea I am not pro life, I come from a state that in four years has twice had a ballot initiative to ban the practice. I voted both times for the initiative which lost approximately 60/40 both times. IMHO the Constitution Party is off the deep end.
Stay with the Republicans or Democrats. Life begins at conception.
I know it isn't fair to brand the Republicans as the party of rich, elite white guys, but, that is what has happened.
Would it not be easier just to start a new party and cut off the cancerous tissue?
isn’t it kind of like asking democrats if they have to be pro-death?
>> Rick Sanchez: Does the GOP Have to Be Anti-Abortion?
>> isnt it kind of like asking democrats if they have to be pro-death?
More like Anti-Life.
I would rather work on cleaning the Republican Party from the inside, as people seem fired up to do, than to jump on whatever third party (or in the Constitution Party’s case, fourth or fifth tier) dejour there is..
As a friend said recently, there is very little Constitutional about the Constitution party, they crossed the line long ago from being anti Statist to just being anti State.
A party with the likes of Chuck Baldwin, John Loftin, Michael Petroutka, et al, have very little to appeal to Conservatives.