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Hutchison seeks to reframe conservatism issue as style, not substance (NOWAYKAY for TX GOV)
Dallas Morning News ^ | 06/07/2009 | TODD J. GILLMAN

Posted on 06/07/2009 5:42:07 AM PDT by devane617

"Because I speak in civil tones, some want to try to label me a moderate," she said. "My voting record is one of the most conservative in the U.S. Senate. ... We can't expect to remain the majority party in Texas if we drive out voters that support Republican principles but might not agree on every single issue."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: centrists; goalongtogetalong; hutchison; kaybailey; moderates; nowaykay; rino; texas; tx
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1 posted on 06/07/2009 5:42:07 AM PDT by devane617
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To: devane617

This is how Washington infects and festers in our local states. Anyone in this great state that wants to bring KBH’s Washington politics to Austin is CRAZY! RINO RINO RINO NOWAYKAY NOWAYKAY NOWAYKAY


2 posted on 06/07/2009 5:44:28 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: devane617

Texans deserve a real conservative choice for the U.S. Senate. And that ain’t this woman or Rick Perry.


3 posted on 06/07/2009 5:45:15 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: devane617

I have had little use for her since she stated that the Senate needed more women, and that she would support women - regardless of party.


4 posted on 06/07/2009 5:45:45 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second)
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To: EternalVigilance

Agreed. Beyond that, I’d take Perry for another 50 years over KBH.


5 posted on 06/07/2009 5:46:41 AM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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To: mathluv; All

She gushed over Hillary’s election to the Senate.


6 posted on 06/07/2009 5:49:51 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: GunsareOK

And she would open the borders and give amnesty in a heartbeat if she thought she could get by with it....


7 posted on 06/07/2009 5:51:39 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

ping swiney


8 posted on 06/07/2009 5:52:15 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: TheZMan

I would like to point out that here in front of us we have an example of the uselessness of the RINO-covering “ratings” offered up by DC-based special interest groups.

“Conservative” groups rate this woman highly, even though her most fundamental stances are destructive of the very basis of American self-government and liberty. (She’s a pro-abort.)

BUYER BEWARE!

From the article:

Hutchison’s record

The senator’s scorecard

National Right To Life Committee 85
NARAL Pro-Choice America 0
National Rifle Association A+
National Journal – composite conservative score 80.3
Americans For Tax Reform 95
Christian Coalition 90
Eagle Forum 87
Club for Growth 70
Family Research Council 88

SOURCES: Project Vote Smart; interest groups; National Journal


9 posted on 06/07/2009 5:58:26 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: TheZMan

kbh is the best reason to vote for Gov Good Hair.


10 posted on 06/07/2009 6:19:53 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second)
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To: devane617

Basically, it looks like the year will be 2014, when Dan Patrick runs.

At that point, for the first time in recent history, Republicans in Texas will have a chance to vote for unabashed conservative for governor. That’s how bad party is....waiting decades for a conservative to run in Texas.

The Dems don’t seem to have a problem finding liberals to run.


11 posted on 06/07/2009 6:21:58 AM PDT by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: EternalVigilance

You say Hutchison is “pro-abort”, but you cite these ratings:

National Right To Life Committee 85
NARAL Pro-Choice America 0

Now, I realize that your point is the uselessness of ratings by special-interest groups. Still, those ratings must come from some votes. Can you explain why NARAL is giving a zero to a pro-abortion Senator?


12 posted on 06/07/2009 6:41:52 AM PDT by Eagle Forgotten
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To: EternalVigilance
Hutchison's ACU rating:

HUTCHISON 2008 - 76 Lifetime - 89.38

13 posted on 06/07/2009 6:42:08 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: devane617

I will vote Perry over hutch.

There are very few women who are conservative, and Kay is not one of them.


14 posted on 06/07/2009 6:47:51 AM PDT by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: devane617
οὕτως ὅτι χλιαρὸς εἶ καὶ οὔτε ψυχρός οὔτε ζεστὸς μέλλω σε ἐμέσαι ἐκ τοῦ στόματός μου
15 posted on 06/07/2009 6:49:53 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: devane617

I doubt if even Ronald Reagan meets the standard (of whatever) evidenced by the most of posters on this thread.


16 posted on 06/07/2009 6:50:53 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: BilLies

Reagan had principles and didn’t run off to join democrats at every opportunity just so they would like him.


17 posted on 06/07/2009 6:57:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: The_Victor; Eagle Forgotten

Read the article. She doesn’t even want to overturn Roe vs. Wade. She’s a pro-abort, plain and simple.

I’ve seen few examples that illustrate better the utter uselessness of these deceptive ratings from the national groups on both sides of the cultural divide.

Folks have been played for suckers by these people for too long. They need to wake up and quit being sheeple. Stop being manipulated by stupid contrived ratings that are only intended to keep failed incumbents in office.

If a candidate won’t even keep their oath to uphold the Constitution, which states as its crowning purpose the “securing of the Blessings of Liberty...TO OUR POSTERITY,” they won’t keep anything else. Someone who will sell out tiny helpless babes in the womb will sell out ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. Take it to the bank. They are not fit for any office in the United States, at any level. Period. End of story.


18 posted on 06/07/2009 6:58:12 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: EternalVigilance

I wish that I had someone to vote for. None of the above is good. 10 years of Good Hair is enough too.


19 posted on 06/07/2009 7:00:29 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: EternalVigilance

And most of the votes that make her “conservative” are things she followed Cornyn’s lead on, then later switched her stance when the cameras weren’t rolling. (Border fence comes to mind)


20 posted on 06/07/2009 7:14:54 AM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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To: EternalVigilance
Just posting the facts of her voting record.

FWIW, I'll be supporting Perry in the primary, since he's the more conservative of the two.

21 posted on 06/07/2009 7:17:11 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: The_Victor

No, you’re posting DC lobbyists spin on her record. Big difference.

In my case anyway, she’s totally disqualified from the git-go because she gets the fundamental non-negotiables wrong. The protection of innocent human life is the most basic requirement for fulfilling the oath of office. It is the primary reason for the very existence of government according to our founding documents.


22 posted on 06/07/2009 7:21:56 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: The_Victor
since he's the more conservative of the two.

The "lesser-of-two-evils" game is destroying America.

Rick Perry is a Democrat who for the sake of his political career - in the face of changes in the voting habits of Texans - simply changed the letter by his name.

23 posted on 06/07/2009 7:23:43 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: EternalVigilance
No, you’re posting DC lobbyists spin on her record. Big difference.

The American Concervative Union is DC lobbyists spin?

24 posted on 06/07/2009 7:28:08 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: mathluv

Or neither...

The “other” candidate is watching this all fold out...


25 posted on 06/07/2009 7:33:04 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: BilLies
I doubt if even Ronald Reagan meets the standard (of whatever) evidenced by the most of posters on this thread.

There's a difference between working with the opposition for the greater good while maintaining your principles and completely bending over in the phony spirit of bipartisanship.

26 posted on 06/07/2009 7:59:33 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: The_Victor

Absolutely.


27 posted on 06/07/2009 8:03:24 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: EternalVigilance
National Right to life gives her an 85 and NARAL gives her a 0. You says she is pro abortion. Care to explain?
28 posted on 06/07/2009 8:09:18 AM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers won’t support.)
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To: devane617

Please, dear. Don’t assume you can con everybody just because useful idiots are so abundant in the republican party.


29 posted on 06/07/2009 8:13:09 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: TWfromTEXAS
Read the article.

Some anti-abortion-rights activists can't forgive the senator for her belief that abortion should remain legal...

30 posted on 06/07/2009 8:15:14 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: EternalVigilance
Absolutely.


31 posted on 06/07/2009 8:16:36 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: TWfromTEXAS

If National Right to Life told me the sky is blue I’d go outside and check. They’re thoroughly compromised. I don’t trust them one bit.

If they were truly pro-life this Senator would get a zero.


32 posted on 06/07/2009 8:16:55 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: The_Victor

Hey, if you want to be led around by the nose by a bunch of Washington lobbyists, that’s your lookout.


33 posted on 06/07/2009 8:17:53 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: devane617
Kay's lifetime ACU rating is acceptable (89+), but last year she scored a dismal 76. I don't know where she comes up with "one of the most conservative".
34 posted on 06/07/2009 8:32:31 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EternalVigilance
Some months ago I looked at every pro/anti abortion vote she had EVER made. The ONLY ones she had made that were pro were about stem cell research. That does not make one pro abortion, or a RINO.
35 posted on 06/07/2009 8:49:51 AM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers won’t support.)
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To: devane617

If we can get Congress to Repeal the 17th Amendment and reinstate Article 1, Section 3 of the US Constitution, this type thing . . . the infestation of “inside the beltway crud” . . . would be less likely to occur.

And Kay Bailey Hutchison is NOT a spokesperson for Conservative Constitution Defenders or she would already have used her ‘soft sweet voice’ to protest the failure of 0bama to produce his long form birth certificate.


36 posted on 06/07/2009 9:00:56 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in 2012. With Liz Cheney as Secretary of State.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

The one thing that sticks with me about her was that she was one of the senators that voted against furthering the impeachment actions against Bill Clinton... really pissed me off.


37 posted on 06/07/2009 9:03:49 AM PDT by djl_sa (Looking forward to 2012!)
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The one thing that sticks with me about her was that she was one of the senators that voted against furthering the impeachment actions against Bill Clinton... really pissed me off.

I called her office when that happened and told them I would never vote for her again. I haven't, either. Guess mine was a lonely voice. She got more votes than Bush in 2000 on the Texas ballot.

I'm no huge fan of Perry but I'll vote for him in a heartbeat over that woman.

38 posted on 06/07/2009 9:08:39 AM PDT by Al B. (Sarah Palin on the VAT: "There is nothing value-added about ANY tax.")
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To: devane617; EternalVigilance; mathluv; TheZMan; GunsareOK; SwinneySwitch; BobL; Eagle Forgotten; ...

I just noticed the the DMN has removed the story from the feed and front page of the website. You can search and find it, but the comments were removed. The link posted here on FR still works and comments are intact. Kay’s posse in action.....NOWAYKAY NOWAYKAY NOWAYKAY


39 posted on 06/07/2009 9:20:26 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: TWfromTEXAS

Why is it alright to destroy human beings at their earliest stages of development?

How can anyone who supports the destruction of millions of human beings in this way, for the purposes of ghoulish experimentation, plausibly claim to be “pro-life”?

Please explain to me the moral difference between that and the use of the skin of dead Jews to make lampshades. Hey, it was “useful,” right?! /s


40 posted on 06/07/2009 9:25:52 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: devane617

When runnning for Senate the first time, Kay Bailey Hutchison told me on a call-in show that she didn’t need pro-life votes. She has been right, since I’ve never voted for her, and she has been re-elected several times.


41 posted on 06/07/2009 9:43:27 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: EternalVigilance
I do not intent to defend a position you chose to put me in. What I will tell you is that if you only want people who agree with you 100% of the time you won't win many elections. OH that's what we have now, never mind, they're all RINO’s.
42 posted on 06/07/2009 10:32:04 AM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers won’t support.)
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To: devane617
" "My voting record is one of the most conservative in the U.S. Senate..."

IS that so?
How many "conservatives" besides you, Kay Barely, voted FOR McCain-Feingold???

And do you *really* think a "76" rating is high???

Freakin' nincompoop!

43 posted on 06/07/2009 10:58:30 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: devane617

Comments are gone now.


44 posted on 06/07/2009 11:15:05 AM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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To: TWfromTEXAS
I do not intent to defend a position you chose to put me in.

You put yourself there. You blew off Hutchison's support for destroying babies at the embryonic stage just like she does, and just like NRTL does, as if it's nothing.

If you can't defend your position, don't type.

And don't claim that I think people have to agree with me 100% on everything. They don't. But there are non-negotiables, wouldn't you say? Or don't you have any of those?

45 posted on 06/07/2009 11:28:58 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: EternalVigilance
I would say I can live with someone who is for stem cell research on embryos that were not created specifically to be used in research. KBH is the best we can do until someone more conservative stands up to run against her.

I hope she runs for Governor. She will beat Perry, be in a place where her thinking will do less harm, Perry will be out and PERHAPS we will get someone more conservative to replace her.

I see you are from Iowa. KBH is our least conservative Senator in Texas, go work on yours.

46 posted on 06/07/2009 2:46:46 PM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers won’t support.)
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To: devane617

When is that liberal bitch going to go away?


47 posted on 06/07/2009 2:48:58 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: TWfromTEXAS

So, if you don’t value this particular class of little persons, away with them.

You’re not pro-life either.

Either all persons are protected, or none will be, sooner or later.

If the right to life is subject to your whims, it is subject to any man’s whims.


48 posted on 06/07/2009 6:35:13 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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To: EternalVigilance

Let me know when you win an election. I agree with you 99.2% and I’m not pro life enough for you? You are a fool and a waste of time to talk politics with.


49 posted on 06/07/2009 7:22:24 PM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers won’t support.)
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To: TWfromTEXAS

You’re 100% for the death of those you deem worthless. Who made you God?


50 posted on 06/07/2009 7:27:02 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (They tell you that conservatism "can't win" because they don't believe in it. Duh...)
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