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Cokie Roberts: 'This Democratic Convention Was Really Over the Top in Terms of Abortion'
NewsBusters ^ | September 9, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 09/09/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT by EveningStar

"I think this Democratic Convention was really over the top in terms of abortion. Every single speaker talked about abortion. And you know at some point you start to alienate people."

So astonishingly said ABC's Cokie Roberts on Sunday's This Week (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: abc; abortion; cokieroberts; dnc; thisweek

1 posted on 09/09/2012 4:29:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

How can exercising a right alienate people?

Answer: It isn’t a right


2 posted on 09/09/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: EveningStar

So innocent baby blood sacrifices are what motivates Dems. Buncha ghouls.


3 posted on 09/09/2012 4:34:47 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: EveningStar

God will judge this country for its slaughter of the innocents. It has already begun with Obama. I’m afraid it’s about to get much, much worse. PRAY for God’s mercy on our country.


4 posted on 09/09/2012 4:44:03 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: EveningStar

It’s all the dems have - fear that people will take away their partial birth abortion “rights”


5 posted on 09/09/2012 4:44:18 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: EveningStar

I demand equality! I want the right to murder those human beings that inconvenience my life too!


6 posted on 09/09/2012 4:46:48 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: EveningStar

Polls would suggest the pro-death tone was just right.


7 posted on 09/09/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: EveningStar

It was basically a four day Abortionpalooza.

The Democrat party is dead and God help those who support what has taken its place. My MIL used to be a Democrat and was talking about how it was before, how the parties were civil to each other and there was respect when discussing politics. She is just aghast at the extremists who have totally hijacked the party. But she does understand, that while not all are to be painted with the same paintbrush, staying silent makes them just as guilty.


8 posted on 09/09/2012 4:54:33 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: EveningStar

She’s from a very prominent Catholic family.

Here is the link to her wikipage, which I did not read in its entirety.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cokie_Roberts

SOME people on the Dem side must realize that “let’s kill babies” is not the way to go.


9 posted on 09/09/2012 4:55:53 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: EveningStar

No, Cokie. It’s not “over the top”. It’s WHO YOU ARE; who the DEMOCRAT PARTY has become. Now, after all these years of almost total control; you are just MORE WHO YOU ARE!! - And yes, I am ALIENATED!


10 posted on 09/09/2012 5:00:57 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: EveningStar

Going with the FDR theme, they promised an abortion in every pot.


11 posted on 09/09/2012 5:08:36 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Twinkie

Bump.


12 posted on 09/09/2012 5:11:18 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: EveningStar
It seems to have alienated no one. If you can believe the polls (I don't, by the way) that horrible week long infomercial caused Obama's favorability to soar.

I think they should push abortion any way and every way they can from now 'til the election.

13 posted on 09/09/2012 5:18:59 PM PDT by stevem
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To: tflabo
Adding counseling and prayer to the practice is no improvement.

The RTL side is unrepresented at the top in the two major parties.

14 posted on 09/09/2012 5:22:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: EveningStar

It’s all about sexual license.


15 posted on 09/09/2012 5:23:19 PM PDT by informavoracious (Abortions are unproductive wrongs, not reproductive rights.)
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To: beethovenfan
God will judge this country for its slaughter of the innocents.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

While abortion is absolutely first on the list of outrages, the second on the list is godless government schooling.

Why on earth would any thinking Christian and/or conservative send their children into godless schools? Just to cooperate in the godless classroom the child must learn to think and reason godlessly.

Geeze! Millions can turn out to stand in line for a chicken sandwich and they can't figure out a peaceful and legal way to shut down abortion?

Harvard has a 34 Billion dollar endowment with universities across the nation having similar endowments, and Conservatives and Christians can't figure out a way to shut down government schooling and find a way to give every child in the nation a PRIVATE voucher to a Judeo/Christian and conservative PRIVATE education?

For these two reasons above I don't see any reason why God should save our nation.

16 posted on 09/09/2012 5:27:27 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: EveningStar

They’re afraid their base is asleep out there...


17 posted on 09/09/2012 5:28:30 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: Flag_This
Henry IV, 16th Century France ~ he was also the guy who said "Paris is worth a mass" ~ when he converted from being the leading Protestant to becoming the next Catholic king of France.

After about 50 years of intense study in the history of the time I finally found half the ancestors fleeing Brittany to Sweden, and the other half fleeing Brittany to Spain, both for the same reason!

Although Protestant they'd bet on the wrong guy.

Plus they had cousins abroad.

Folks who think times are tough now would be aghast at the 1500s ~

18 posted on 09/09/2012 5:29:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: informavoracious; EveningStar
It’s all about sexual license.

You are correct.

19 posted on 09/09/2012 5:31:38 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
It was basically a four day Abortionpalooza.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The largest single occupational group represented at the DemonRAT Conventions was ( drum roll, please).....Government K-12 TEACHERS!

These are the “Abortionpalooza” people who are TEACHING OUR NATION”S CHILDREN!!!! I wonder if they serve cookies and milk with that?

( Yes, I am shouting.)

These people also wildly cheered Bill Clinton the rapist.

20 posted on 09/09/2012 5:32:25 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: EveningStar

People who endorse abortion are pure evil. There are still many Americans who recognize evil when they see it, and the arrogance of the, thrice denying, God-hating DNC’s evil is as offputting as it gets.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 5:33:26 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: EveningStar

Oh Cokie, Cokie, Cokie.

You think you people in the Democrat (Abortion) Party can take on just a little abortion into your party mission.

You cannot. It will go to the maximum. Watch and see. They’re not done yet. The father of the movement has no limits. None.

Honestly, these journalists. The Catholic ones like her. They can’t take one Sunday afternoon and read Humanae Vitae but they can pretend to shape popular thought.

Ignorance.


22 posted on 09/09/2012 5:36:44 PM PDT by stanne
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To: EveningStar

“...at some point you start to alienate people.”

Cokie, are you trying to say that murdering innocent babies might upset a few folks? Ya’ think?

Wow, there is hope for liberals, yet! They are a mite slow to catch on, though...


23 posted on 09/09/2012 5:40:06 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: stevem

Most Americans hate abortion. For decades, the left has been masterful at working hard to keep almost all abortions legal, while pretending that abortion is “rare” and happens only in cases such as rape and when the mother’s life is in jeopardy. What Cokie ROberts et al are objecting to is the DNC’s letting the cat out of the bag: abortions are common and most happen for the sake of convenience. CR was not (really) objecting to those realities, she was just warning the left that if the real story gets out, abortion on demand as the law of the land will be imperiled.


24 posted on 09/09/2012 5:46:15 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: muawiyah
"Henry IV, 16th Century France"

Well, upon further review, it was the Hoover campaign of 1928, not FDR, that plagiarized Henry IV (thank you for the info, btw); so I'm just going to have to withdraw the remark completely.

crap.

25 posted on 09/09/2012 5:48:00 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: EveningStar

This is real interesting....

This article and one by Margaret Carlson both saying their party position on abortion is extreme and hurting the party ....

There must have been some internal polling that shows a lot of Americans are aghast at the blood thirsty nature of the DNC abortionpoolza feast....

Of course no real concern about slaughtering the innocent.... Just the position is too extreme...


26 posted on 09/09/2012 5:51:28 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: beethovenfan

“PRAY for God’s mercy on our country.”

Sometimes God’s greatest mercy is when He “turns up the heat” so much that people & nations begin to repent.

Remember the little bird that waited too long to fly south!


27 posted on 09/09/2012 5:54:20 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: EveningStar
Killing babies is their most honored accomplishment.


28 posted on 09/09/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT by garjog
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To: EveningStar

Well that and denying God three times. That turned a few people off.


29 posted on 09/09/2012 6:01:12 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: jocon307

Interesting bio. A Dem with a conscience?


30 posted on 09/09/2012 6:02:59 PM PDT by miserare
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To: Flag_This
Coolidge may also have lifted the expression but the evidence is thin ~ a speech or something ~

Glad this came up ~ Mexico just went through the gyrations of combating bird flu ~ they had to slaughter 11 million birds, they vaccinated 88 million, and they are preparing to vaccinate another 90 million.

Mexico has 112 million people ~ so that's 181 million birds for about 90 million IN Mexico and another 20 million IN the United States.

That means Mexico isn't quite up to where the US was when it comes to chickens in the 1930s!

Our politicians were promising a chicken in every pot ~ presumably one a week ~ and Mexico can give its people about one chicken a year ~ laying hens being in service for about 2 years with a good production record.

The result is Mexicans eat an awful lot of eggs, but few chickens. Other Central Americans have even fewer chickens.

We have a custom in Springfield VA ~ lots of Salvadorans around here ~ one night a week the men in a work group, or family, get together at a Colonel Sanders or Popeyes and EAT CHICKEN.

They will buy a bucket, eat it, buy another bucket, eat it and work from there into night when the store closes. All that's left when they are done is a little pile of white bones. Even the cartilege is gone ~ there are no grease residues, and no napkins are wasted ~ something gets on the fingers or the hand it gets eaten.

Thank God I live in a nation with spare chickens ~ with a veritable gusher of chickens ~

31 posted on 09/09/2012 6:11:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: EveningStar

Democrats’ obsession with abortion mirrors the muslims’ obsession with blood-letting.


32 posted on 09/09/2012 6:14:07 PM PDT by abclily
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To: miserare

The only Dems with consciences move to the Republican side.


33 posted on 09/09/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: miserare

“Interesting bio. A Dem with a conscience?”

No, she made an observation of a strategic mistake.


34 posted on 09/09/2012 6:28:44 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: jocon307

a pro abort Catholic layperson..no shortage of them

shame they do not listen to their clergy, there is no ambiguity in the church’s stance

even if some nuns are absolute nuts for the Dems

my church is pretty firm on abortion...as in no way can a member be public in support of it

why doesn’t the church simply excommunicate these people?

isn’t that what they are supposed to do...it would sure suit me


35 posted on 09/09/2012 6:32:26 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: EveningStar

Yeah, a room full of unaborted former fetuses talking about aborting/killing current fetuses. Think they maybe waking up to the realization of the reality of how lucky they were to have made it to full-term?


36 posted on 09/09/2012 6:48:18 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: wardaddy

They ARE excommunicated. It doesn’t work like our legal system. It’s like this: they take communion with mortal sin on their souls and they compound the sin. They are supposed to repent (change) and get to confession, in order to be not excommunicated.

Anyway, they get sanctioned eventually, but not here.

Cardinal Burke did have it right when he refused to give communion to persons publicly espousing abortion rights.

But Catholics know from formation that it is a mortal sin to promote abortion/murder. They are excommunicated.


37 posted on 09/09/2012 7:16:36 PM PDT by stanne
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To: utahagen
CR was not (really) objecting to those realities, she was just warning the left that if the real story gets out, abortion on demand as the law of the land will be imperiled.

When they kill 50 to 60 million helpless babies in 40 years, I don't think there is an American, including Cokie Roberts, who doesn't understand the full implication of that butcher industry or the serial killers that populate it.

What I think Americans don't appreciate is how that assembly line of butchers diminishes women. I wonder how many women who accessed this safe legal procedure over the years have ended up committing suicide because they could not assuage their consciences.

Disclaimer: I'm neither a psychologist nor a psychiatrist. Still, I personally know two women who have had abortions. One used to be a close friend. Both of these women later went nuts. Is "nuts" a clinical term?

I wonder if it hurts a baby when you cut it to pieces in a third trimester abortion...or a second.

I wonder if it hurts a baby in the middle of a partial birth abortion when a butcher puts his or her head in a huge pliers and squeezes his or her head until his or her brain pops out.

I wonder how anyone can be such a ghoul as Obama and most of the people that attended that convention. I wonder how anyone can be a Democrat. I wonder how anyone can vote for one.

38 posted on 09/09/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Sans-Culotte
Polls would suggest the pro-death tone was just right.

Most who watched any of the DNC only watched the evening speakers (Moochelle, Clinton, Obamaugabe), and did not see any of Abortionpalooza.

39 posted on 09/10/2012 4:03:41 AM PDT by magellan
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To: stevem

Good post.

The Party of Death and its adherents will all pay some day...if not in this lfe, then in the next.


40 posted on 09/10/2012 1:08:40 PM PDT by miserare
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