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EXCLUSIVE: Republicans set to deliver big statement on abortion
The Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow

Posted on 01/06/2014 9:38:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In an unprecedented show of opposition to abortion, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is delaying the start of the party’s annual winter meeting so he and other committee members can join the March for Life on the Mall, The Washington Times has learned.

Mr. Priebus, a plain-spoken Greek Orthodox lawyer from Wisconsin, will join members of his party’s national committee and thousands of other abortion opponents in the annual right-to-life march scheduled for Jan. 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that declared abortion a constitutional right.

“I saw that there was a real interest among a significant portion of our members to attend and support the Rally for Life,” Mr. Priebus said in an email to The Times. “This is a core principle of our party. It was natural for me to support our members and our principles.”

Mr. Priebus, in his second term as elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, chose to delay the start of the four-day winter meeting of the GOP governing body, also scheduled in Washington, to allow himself and RNC members to attend the march. The delay is unprecedented for a major U.S. political party, several state Republican Party chairmen and other RNC members said in telephone interviews....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; gop; moralabsolutes; republicans

1 posted on 01/06/2014 9:38:23 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yeah... the stupid party needs to do this now, to distract from the disaster which is Obamacare, so as to ensure their self-defeat

*sigh*


2 posted on 01/06/2014 9:40:19 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He wont say a word about gay marriage or illegals.

He has decided that abortion is the only so-con issue the RNC can take a stand on.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 9:40:23 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Mr. K

This is a good thing. I didn’t realize that Priebus was Greek Orthodox, btw, but aside from that, one thing that most people don’t realize is that the whole Obamacare thing is an attempt to impose government-determined procedures on the whole population: that is, everybody must either use or pay for contraception, abortifacients, sex change operations (recently required by one of the state “exchanges”), etc.

I think it’s an excellent thing to protest abortion and make it clear that the Obamacare agenda actually goes beyond just trying to devastate the middle class (the “kulaks” so hated by Communists) and kill off the old folks...


4 posted on 01/06/2014 9:44:39 AM PST by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“This is a core principle of our party. It was natural for me to support our members and our principles.”

The news here is that the Republican Party claims it has a core principle to support.

5 posted on 01/06/2014 9:46:00 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: livius

Hmm... i had not stopped to think that this could be an Obamacare issue - I hope it is

The Justice Department going after those poor nuns was just hideous- and should be on 24/7 news


6 posted on 01/06/2014 9:46:01 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

yeah... the stupid party needs to do this now, to distract from the disaster which is Obamacare, so as to ensure their self-defeat

*sigh*
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You’ve “nailed” the Stupid Party. They just can’t help themselves from doing whatever will help defeat their party.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 9:47:19 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Mr. K
yeah... the stupid party needs to do this now, to distract from the disaster which is Obamacare, so as to ensure their self-defeat

At this point I think most Republican "consultants" are Democrat moles.

8 posted on 01/06/2014 9:47:52 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This must be to obscure some other issue,gay marriage, immigration, or such. I think the abortion arguments for a political campaign are stupid to begin with.


9 posted on 01/06/2014 9:49:52 AM PST by cornfedcowboy
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To: Mr. K

I think its’ a good idea. One of the biggest knocks (of the many) against Obamacare is that it forces religious individuals to violate their religious beliefs on abortion when it comes to funding health care. And it does it in a capricious manner.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 9:52:01 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Mr. K

So .. you’re against “life” ..??


11 posted on 01/06/2014 9:52:02 AM PST by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Bingo....from what I know of Priebus his 'moral convictions' are entirely political and self serving....feh!
12 posted on 01/06/2014 9:52:12 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Mr. K

Indeed. irony Obamacare is virtually forcing women to have abortions since it thinks doctors should be forced to perform them.

This should be a march stating the truth: pro choice was pro death all along.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 9:52:29 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: lavaroise

Pro choice is infanticide.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 9:57:56 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Mr. K

Agree, stupid.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 9:59:21 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP is great on making statements. And then the Dems roll right over them.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 10:02:21 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Guenevere

I agree with you... priebus is scum... apologies to scum. He is right to defend the most innocent amongst us and stand against the murder of the most innocent... but there is no doubt that he is doing it for political reasons. He is a corrupt slimeball for the left.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 10:04:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can already hear the “War On Women” comments. I just didn’t expect people here to agree with them.

Even if they do it for the wrong motives, I’m glad to see the RNC stand squarely against abortion on demand.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 10:05:38 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: Colonel_Flagg; All

I think this is a major victory for the Tea Party .. because the repub-elites have been trying to avoid this issue and get rid of the base because of the abortion issue.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 10:08:12 AM PST by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Viennacon

Choice? Oh yeah, but no choice with Obamacare. That was the catch. It never is about choice with these people. Heck, they hate God because God chose to kill the like of them during the big flood. Deep down, just like the original sin, all this history is repressed and exist in some super unconscious of men.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 10:10:00 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ve put you in power for how many years? You had the House, Senate, and White house for how many years? Now, when you have no power to affect any change, you tug out our heartstrings. I won’t fall for you. The RNC is pro-abortion.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 10:11:16 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: CyberAnt

I won’t speak for “Mr. K” but I will say the GOP has completely duped us on this issue. They’ve talked about being pro-life, yet babies keep dying.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 10:14:19 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

So long the RNC is bipartisan or “reaching out”, they cannot be trusted mental health wise. Having an interlocutor means you naturaly protect them. But the liberal is no such normal interlocutor. It is evil leavening, it grows inside the compromiser and turns him against his parents, children, God, education, normsnod etiquette etc.

The GOPe is sick in the head now.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 10:15:29 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Abortion and Obamacare are inseparable at this point.

All it amounts to is double dipping for Planned Parenthood. The Dems will drop the contraceptive mandate in its entirety, and increase funding to PP. That's what it's really about.

24 posted on 01/06/2014 10:21:32 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: CyberAnt

Quite true. Social issues do matter, and some people base their votes upon them. Republicans ignore those voters at their electoral peril.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 10:24:16 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is what the GOP-E is famous for, misdirection.

Still no word/action from the GOP-E on limited Government, defeating and derailing ObamaCare, Gay Marriage, etc.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 10:25:14 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Guenevere

“Trust but verify”. Never has a Ronald Reagan quote proven more true, especially in this case.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 10:25:35 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a distraction from their amnesty treason


28 posted on 01/06/2014 10:25:54 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Is it not natural for him to support their candidates like Cuccinelli?


29 posted on 01/06/2014 10:26:46 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Word-smithing the terms of surrender?


30 posted on 01/06/2014 10:28:36 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like a photo op. all those republicans will look like they’re not RINOs under the big “March For Life” banner.


31 posted on 01/06/2014 10:29:01 AM PST by uncitizen (Obama said 'period', but he meant 'asterisk'.)
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To: demshateGod; All

Well .. when the repubs stop listening to the dems (still a big issue), then perhaps the dems’ lie, “you have to support abortion if you want to win elections”, will finally be deep-sixed.

And .. when have the dems ever given the repubs accurate “election” advice .. so the repubs can TAKE AWAY the dems’ voters. So illogical .. it defies sanity.


32 posted on 01/06/2014 10:31:00 AM PST by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: demshateGod

“I won’t speak for “Mr. K” but I will say the GOP has completely duped us on this issue. They’ve talked about being pro-life, yet babies keep dying.”

You sure didn’t pass ant IQ test.

Or perhaps you’ve duped us. You say you’re pro-life, but babies keep dying.

You, not a fake conservative moniker, demshateGod, must have duped us.


33 posted on 01/06/2014 10:36:32 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We should be thankful that Priebus made such a decision and we should pray that they all make more decisions like this one.


34 posted on 01/06/2014 10:58:44 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

..... The main earth shattering issues facing this country during the Mid-Term elections will be Gay Rights, Women’s Rights, Abortion and Minimum Wage.


35 posted on 01/06/2014 11:01:34 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Mr. K
yeah... the stupid party needs to do this now, to distract from the disaster which is Obamacare, so as to ensure their self-defeat

" Set in the flagstone walk, was a small figure of a turtle in mosaic with the inscription, Festina lente ("Make, haste slowly"). To casual visitors, the turtle merely added a picturesque touch. Few recognized this unobtrusive little beast as an emblem of Britain's Fabian Society, 'which, since its formation in 1884," has preached and practiced a philosophy of achieving' Socialism by gradual means. "

The above snippet if from the "Fabian Freeway" a book on Fabian Marxism and their gradual approach to Marxism. They know full well that people will not accept major changes, but introduced in small steps much is possible.

Given the current culture, perhaps we should proceed more slowly with our goals. What we see as fundamental others see as extreme. This is a war of attrition and we are losing it because so many on our side will only agree to an all of nothing approach.

36 posted on 01/06/2014 11:16:29 AM PST by oldbrowser
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Republicans should be all about defending The Little Sisters of the Poor from the thuggery from Obama, Holder and Sebilous .....you can’t lose defending little nuns.


37 posted on 01/06/2014 11:17:19 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish

You expect the Republican party would defend them from Obama?

based on what history?


38 posted on 01/06/2014 11:18:05 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Slyfox

We should be thankful that Priebus made such a decision and we should pray that they all make more decisions like this one.

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Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


39 posted on 01/06/2014 11:21:30 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: GeronL

This is a distraction from their amnesty treason

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Bingo!


40 posted on 01/06/2014 11:22:43 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Blackirish

The Republicans should be all about defending The Little Sisters of the Poor from the thuggery from Obama, Holder and Sebilous .....you can’t lose defending little nuns.

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You ere absolutely correct about this. I know that local Dems here in TN are even upset about the fight against the nuns. I wonder if the Republican establishment realizes what a great opportunity this is?


41 posted on 01/06/2014 11:24:02 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need to be talking about unemployment, better housing for middle income people, improved immigration policies to make legal immigration cheaper and much quicker. The morality issues are important, yes, but there are other issues the GOP says nothing about. More Kabuki theatre, is what this is.


42 posted on 01/06/2014 11:52:28 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Mr. K
The abortion mandate is one of the most heinous things about Obamacare.

This stand for the unborn is linked to Obamacare and is a GOOD thing.

43 posted on 01/06/2014 11:53:53 AM PST by what's up
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To: demshateGod
No, GOP Governors have been cutting off Planned Parenthood funds at a fast rate. This is why abortion is dropping at a fast rate.

Shortly after Mitch Daniels in Indiana cut off funds for PP, Obama declared a "War on Women" to stop the bleeding and shortly after Sebellius announced the abortion mandate.

44 posted on 01/06/2014 12:02:20 PM PST by what's up
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To: ifinnegan

What would an ant’s score be to qualify as genius? I’m sure I pass an ant’s iq test. By the way. The IQ test was created by a eugenicist.


45 posted on 01/06/2014 1:30:05 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: lavaroise

The party of the “right to choose” obviously meant that choice = permitting you to choose to kill your pre-born baby, but NOT permitting you to choose your health care plan or doctor.


46 posted on 01/06/2014 1:39:14 PM PST by Reddy (bho stinks)
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To: Reddy

Indeed. I just find that frcing nuns to perform an abortion is pretty much on par with forcing a woman to have an abortion. In any case, it is a gross negligence of intellectual freedom.


47 posted on 01/06/2014 1:42:01 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Catholic / Orthodox ping!


48 posted on 01/07/2014 6:41:17 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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