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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yeah we like babies
Let the GOP be whatever they want. Let’s join the Constitution Party where Individual right occur at conception.
“No, no, of course not. We are pro-abortion, but only for adult Democrats”.
No. It doesn’t have to be. But then again, it doesn’t have to be a major party either. Lose the social conservatives you destroy the party. Simple. If they become anything less than pro-life, then there will be a mass exodus. If that is what they want, fine. Go for it. Better we know it now and have time to recover in 2012.
The minute the pro-life plank leaves the R platform is the minute that the R party loses half its membership. It’s a dumb question. Would anyone ask “does the R party have to be in favor of the second amendment?”
Its about principle or its about nothing at all.
When GOP becomes a "brand" the GOP is dead and over. God protect us from politicians that don't know that.
Just 100% Pro-Life......
Lets ask for higher taxes and shut down power plants too. Throw bestiality in there and we might pick up a few more voters.
I think it is also stupid to kill your future
Unless the Constitution party replaces the GOP like the GOP replaced the Whigs, prepare yourself for 60 years of irrelevancy.
See the Libertarian Party for another example of that.
Many (in my imagination) are fiscal conservatives. They’ve been out of any meaningful positions of power for quite some time now. I need a drink before the tax goes up.
We believe that if you want to play the choice game then you should give the fetus a choice of whether it wants to live or die.
Excellent point. In 4 years, if we get conservative talk radio to join in, we could replace the dead elephant with the US Constitution. How do we get Mark Levin and other on board? I was at a scout camp and was blown away with all the scout leaders who vote Constitution Party. My homeschooling wife surprised me by saying she supports the Constitution Party.
We can do it. It will be a historic change, but a necessary change. Dump the Republican name. It has poor branding, but the US Constitution is one of the greatest brands on the planet!
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
Does Rick Sanchez have to be an asshole?
Well, tell me, how many elected members of Congress does the CP have? How many Governors? Well then....
Answer: Yes. And for more reasons than just one. The left is out to destroy the traditional family structure which has always provided social stability in this country. Every single thing they do is geared toward achieving that goal.
The CP has been flailing uselessly for years. Now is the time to start over.