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GOP hopefulís 17-year-old daughter pregnant [Bill Cassidy, the challenger to Mary Landrieu]
Politico ^ | July 3, 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN

Posted on 07/04/2014 9:14:01 PM PDT by grundle

GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in one of this year’s most competitive Senate races, revealed late Thursday that his 17-year-old daughter became pregnant out of wedlock and is due later this summer.

Cassidy’s campaign revealed the news with a one-paragraph statement to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, published late Thursday afternoon as the July Fourth holiday weekend began.

“Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer,” Cassidy, 56, said in the statement. “Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous addition to our family. Our daughter now faces a more challenging future than her peers. She has our unconditional love and support.”

His daughter is a rising senior at a high school in Baton Rouge.

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1 posted on 07/04/2014 9:14:01 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Stuff happens. It’s how you deal with it that matters.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 9:15:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: grundle

Yawn. Everyone has unplanned pregnancies in their families.

This isn’t l950.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 9:16:58 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: grundle

Well that must of been a double face palm moment for Cassidy....


4 posted on 07/04/2014 9:17:53 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: grundle

What the heck is a “rising senior”?


5 posted on 07/04/2014 9:19:04 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Reddy

Yes, but the media holds Republicans to 1950s standards, and liberals to the standards described in Dante’s Inferno.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 9:19:58 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: grundle

He will no doubt be Palin’d over this. Hope they get through it OK, realizing that the Left is no doubt upset over missing a chance to talk a kid into an abortion.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 9:22:08 PM PDT by Mjaye
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To: grundle

Oh the horror!!! Cover your eyes bible thumpers!

(Sarcasm)


8 posted on 07/04/2014 9:23:51 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: grundle

The Palin family comes to mind, and they handled it with wisdom and family strength. And low and behold, they survived. Teenage pregnancy’s happen, have always happened will always happen ... it is how the families handle it that counts.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 9:25:13 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Viennacon
the media holds Republicans to 1950s standards, and liberals to the standards described in Dante’s Inferno.

LOL

10 posted on 07/04/2014 9:27:51 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: grundle

Libs will be upset they aren’t going to abort.


11 posted on 07/04/2014 9:28:19 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: grundle

If ‘he’ didn’t get her pregnant, than what’s the issue?


12 posted on 07/04/2014 9:29:18 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Viennacon

Nice. This is the “make the other guy live up to his principles” Alinsky tactic.

Mary will be relying on street cash - how she won in the first place = to try to steal this one. Everyone is sick of her. She’s running that she ‘stood up to Obama’ when, in fact, she’s been a rubber stamp voter.


13 posted on 07/04/2014 9:29:32 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Reddy

My Great-great-grandfather was the result of an unplanned
pregnancy and he was born in 1820 (N Carolina)


14 posted on 07/04/2014 9:31:18 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: grundle

Who cares? That is a personal issue for the family.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 9:32:43 PM PDT by BAW (Remind me what Richard Nixon did that was so bad he had to resign as president.)
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To: BAW
Who cares?

Not the RATs, they won't be voting for him, not the RATagandists, they won't be voting for him...

The precious independents, who don't know what they believe in...they could go either way.

Now the Republican voters and Christian conservatives....

16 posted on 07/04/2014 9:37:44 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: grundle
daughter became pregnant out of wedlock and is due later this summer.

So what?

17 posted on 07/04/2014 9:38:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sivad

I come from a long line of had to get marrieds.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 9:41:27 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Cover your eyes bible thumpers!

I take the term "Bible thumper" as a badge of honor. It's often used by the commies (not implying you, of course) as a pejorative along with these other terms that I likewise consider complimentary anymore:


19 posted on 07/04/2014 9:44:40 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: doc1019

It means she has finished her junior year but has not yet begun the senior year. It’s a common term.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 9:44:49 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Amen to that!


21 posted on 07/04/2014 9:45:44 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: grundle

Kudos to this family for welcoming the baby instead of killing it for political gain, which some would have done.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 9:48:00 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: grundle

So? If anything, his reaction will be refreshing in comparison to all those crying for abortion.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 9:51:16 PM PDT by struggle
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

something that many people face....I’m glad she’s having the baby...shows courage...


24 posted on 07/04/2014 9:57:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: grundle

Makes no difference to me, as a Christian, and WHY is it anybody’s business????


25 posted on 07/04/2014 10:00:03 PM PDT by CatDancer (tagline expired)
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To: CatDancer

because he is running for office


26 posted on 07/04/2014 10:02:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon

“Yes, but the media holds Republicans to 1950s standards, and liberals to the standards described in Dante’s Inferno.”

Well said!


27 posted on 07/04/2014 10:03:45 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: re_nortex

“McCarthyite”
And old Joe was CORRECT! Confirmed by no less then Mikhail Gorbachev and the actual files of the KGB! ;)


28 posted on 07/04/2014 10:06:10 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: grundle

So?


29 posted on 07/04/2014 10:07:38 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: grundle

Wouldn’t have happened if the male sexists on the SCOTUS hadn’t taken away her BC.

They forced her to get pregnant by taking away her ‘options’ and giving it to her employer.

Now the women will arise and take back what is theirs:
Their reproductive rights!

HILLARY 2016!


30 posted on 07/04/2014 10:10:30 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: grundle

It takes two to tango and the young mans life is radically changed as well. Hey kids, get ready to grow up quick. God Bless the family for keeping the baby.


31 posted on 07/04/2014 10:14:45 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: grundle

So, did he pay for her abortion, or did he welcome his unexpected, but loved grandchild into the family? That is really the issue.

People make mistakes, she’s keeping the baby and he is accepting of that. Her life will go on and her baby will have a life.

What does the media want him to do, have his daughter stoned as an adulterer?

I would rather have someone who loves his daughter enough to accept that she made a mistake and still love both her and her unborn child.


32 posted on 07/04/2014 10:17:11 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Reddy
Nope, it's not the 1950s. In the '50s, they'd have sent her off to Aunt Martha's in Peoria or somewhere glamorous for the summer or winter, you get the idea. She returns to finish out the semester.

Now, however, you send her over to the local Planned Parenthood with your MasterCard and tell her to "take care of 'it.'" She returns later that afternoon and goes shopping the next day with her girlfriends.

33 posted on 07/04/2014 10:17:30 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: grundle

According to a few freepers this means his political career is over, his daughter should be hated for destroying it and she should hang her head in shame forever & ever.


34 posted on 07/04/2014 10:18:17 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Reddy
This isn’t l950.

Back then they would go to a different town to have the child, and then either put it up for adoption or bring it back to be raised as a sibling.

35 posted on 07/04/2014 10:21:04 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: grundle

Establishment RINO teen daughter to have baby.


36 posted on 07/04/2014 10:22:41 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: grundle
My oldest great grandchild was born out of wedlock. When my granddaughter found the prospective groom in bed with an old girlfriend two weeks before the wedding, needless to say the wedding was off. The baby, however was just getting started...

Like this man's daughter, my granddaughter faces a rougher road with fewer options, but killing her baby was not even considered.

37 posted on 07/04/2014 10:26:32 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: doc1019
What the heck is a “rising senior”?

I reckon that's one with a bun in the oven, doc.

38 posted on 07/04/2014 10:27:31 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: RginTN
According to a few freepers this means his political career is over, his daughter should be hated for destroying it and she should hang her head in shame forever & ever.

Piffle.

Is it a boy or a girl? That's the real question!

39 posted on 07/04/2014 10:30:55 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: grundle

This is good as it proves that not only the candidate, but the family is Pro Life. Best of all, there are lots of Catholic Pro Life votes in the south and lots of Protestant Pro Life votes in the north.

Even in New Orleans the people are Pro Life with much of the population is opposed to artificial means of birth control.


40 posted on 07/04/2014 10:36:31 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: struggle

A Progressive announcement would be different: “We wish to announce that our daughter is pregnant and is taking this wonderful opportunity to have a free abortion. Join us in celebration on July 13!”


41 posted on 07/04/2014 10:47:15 PM PDT by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: grundle

His daughter took an anti-abortion stance and chose life over death. If liberal wackos choose to pick on her, they must chose death over life in their argument. Let them make fools of themselves. God bless her.


42 posted on 07/04/2014 10:48:47 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: RginTN

Yep, that thread on Sarah and her daughter, was disgusting.
The poster you mention, was clearly unhinged over this and her accusations of Bristol were laughable! I chose to stay clear of it, there was no reasoning with that mind set.


43 posted on 07/04/2014 11:48:53 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Sivad

My real last name means “Son of a Friar”

That is about as illegitimate as they come.

Besides, his duaghter isn;t running for office.


44 posted on 07/04/2014 11:57:37 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Jedidah

The term was entirely new to me when I moved to Atlanta nearly 20 years ago. In 40 years of living in the upper Midwest, I had never heard the phrase. Seems to make little sense in that, if you are 2/3rds of the way to graduation, you are rising in the sense of continuing toward completion of HS, but what else would you be, “sinking”? In my time not completing HS was unheard of (I recall 3 in my class of 417 dropped out.) I suppose when dropout rates are in the vicinity of 45% in choice school systems like Atlanta, the distinction is necessary. Sigh.


45 posted on 07/05/2014 12:00:57 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Yes, I realized that after a while. I’ve had discussions with leftists who are stuck in that kind of reasoning. Eventually I sense they’re playing a mind game then I move on.


46 posted on 07/05/2014 12:33:19 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: grundle

May God bless this family.


47 posted on 07/05/2014 12:38:32 AM PDT by tioga (WFTD...be there or be square.)
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To: grundle

Can you name a liberal pro-abortion politician whose daughter had a child out of wedlock?

Hmmm....?


48 posted on 07/05/2014 12:52:02 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: joshua c
At lest he did not say his daughter was punished with a baby, as Obama said he hoped his girls would not be
49 posted on 07/05/2014 3:03:57 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: re_nortex
Hey - don't forget:
50 posted on 07/05/2014 3:26:47 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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