Skip to comments.GOP hopefulís 17-year-old daughter pregnant [Bill Cassidy, the challenger to Mary Landrieu]
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 years most competitive Senate races, revealed late Thursday that his 17-year-old daughter became pregnant out of wedlock and is due later this summer.
Cassidys 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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Stuff happens. It’s how you deal with it that matters.
Yawn. Everyone has unplanned pregnancies in their families.
This isn’t l950.
Well that must of been a double face palm moment for Cassidy....
What the heck is a “rising senior”?
Yes, but the media holds Republicans to 1950s standards, and liberals to the standards described in Dante’s Inferno.
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.
Oh the horror!!! Cover your eyes bible thumpers!
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.
Libs will be upset they aren’t going to abort.
If ‘he’ didn’t get her pregnant, than what’s the issue?
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.
My Great-great-grandfather was the result of an unplanned
pregnancy and he was born in 1820 (N Carolina)
Who cares? That is a personal issue for the family.
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....
I come from a long line of had to get marrieds.
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:
It means she has finished her junior year but has not yet begun the senior year. It’s a common term.
Amen to that!
Kudos to this family for welcoming the baby instead of killing it for political gain, which some would have done.
So? If anything, his reaction will be refreshing in comparison to all those crying for abortion.
something that many people face....I’m glad she’s having the baby...shows courage...
Makes no difference to me, as a Christian, and WHY is it anybody’s business????
because he is running for office
“Yes, but the media holds Republicans to 1950s standards, and liberals to the standards described in Dantes Inferno.”
And old Joe was CORRECT! Confirmed by no less then Mikhail Gorbachev and the actual files of the KGB! ;)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Establishment RINO teen daughter to have baby.
Like this man's daughter, my granddaughter faces a rougher road with fewer options, but killing her baby was not even considered.
I reckon that's one with a bun in the oven, doc.
Is it a boy or a girl? That's the real question!
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May God bless this family.
Can you name a liberal pro-abortion politician whose daughter had a child out of wedlock?