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Laura Bush Supports Gay Marriage, Abortion
abcnews.com ^ | May 12, 2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN

Posted on 05/12/2010 6:47:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former first lady Laura Bush has broken with her husband on the premier social issues of his administration and said she backs gay marriage and abortion.

After more than eight years of silence on the controversial issues, Mrs. Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry KingTuesday, that gay marriage and abortion were points of contention with her husband, former President George W. Bush.

Mrs. Bush in recent weeks has been promoting her memoir "Spoken from the Heart," in which she writes about her life both before and after becoming first lady.

In response to a question about gay marriage, she said, "There are a lot of people who have trouble coming to terms with that because they see marriage as traditionally between a man and a woman. But I also know that, you know, when couples are committed to each other and love each other, that they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has."

Mrs. Bush said she and the ex-president "disagree" on legalizing same-sex marriage.

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To: Darren McCarty

Me either and the family has embraced the rapist former President.

You can’t trust any of them.


51 posted on 05/12/2010 7:27:48 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Laura Bush was a gracious First Lady.

She disagreed with her husband on these issues and didn't change his mind or policy on either abortion or so called Gay marriage.

I certainly don't agree with her on these issues,but she is free to think,believe as she wishes.

I seldom read books written by/for politicians.

The exception was Donald Rumsfeld. I read two books written about Rummy.

BTW, has Rummy written his memoirs?

52 posted on 05/12/2010 7:28:29 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, I just saved some money. I was looking forward to getting her book. but I shan't bother -

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HtNabdDx_mU

How much else is different from what she says?

I can hear the cash registers snapping shut. NO SALE

53 posted on 05/12/2010 7:29:19 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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To: svcw

“I have never understood how any woman who has had children could be in favor of abortion.”

True dat. I wonder if she’s ever looked at her daughters and said “ I sure am glad I had the option to abort you two. I chose not to at the time, but I’m glad I could have.”


54 posted on 05/12/2010 7:29:33 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Pres. Bush was valiant on the life issue, despite apparently having opposition in the household.

It really shocks me that so many people believe in gay marriage. To me that shows a severe flaw in character.

That being said, I'm glad Laura was not activist during her time in the White House and she ALWAYS acted on the public stage with class. But it's shocking to me that she's for gay marriage.

55 posted on 05/12/2010 7:30:11 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, she did go on the Ellen Degenerate Show, so she must have some sympathies in that direction.


56 posted on 05/12/2010 7:30:15 PM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: sabe@q.com

“She is more well read than most college professors teaching today. “

I would have used another comparison if I were you ;-)


57 posted on 05/12/2010 7:30:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sickening.


58 posted on 05/12/2010 7:30:56 PM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: Cicero
....Barbara Bush was pro-abortion, too.

Hmmm, The dear Mrs. Bush and Lillian Carter are both poster gals for absinthe and eternal maidenhood.

59 posted on 05/12/2010 7:31:29 PM PDT by investigateworld (Abortion Stops A Beating Heart)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Gays have all the same “rights” in this country as heteros.

They don’t have a right to be blessed by the church.

Unborn children have less rights than gays under the eye of the law.


60 posted on 05/12/2010 7:33:37 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I have a theory on that very thought!

The truly smart are so impressed with their intelligence that they believe they have all the answers, but are blinded by their lack of common sense.

I hope I made some sort of sense.


61 posted on 05/12/2010 7:33:42 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I always thought of her as creepy, cold, not personable.


62 posted on 05/12/2010 7:34:37 PM PDT by grand wazoo
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To: Theodore R.
GW wasn't like that initially...his 2nd term was a real head turner though. He seem to capitulate at every turn. Laura though, well, this is jmho, seemed to be a 'rock' but, again imo, there is something deeply faulty with someone who is for the butchering of babies or sanctioned depravity. I have alot of faults myself but I have never compromised on matters of life and death or traditional societal standards. It's not just a 'matter of opinion' as some on here rabidly claim. These 'opinions' have legs and they have infected our land.
63 posted on 05/12/2010 7:35:08 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: fwdude

Obviously she is a democrat


64 posted on 05/12/2010 7:35:46 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: mylife

“Unborn children have less rights than gays under the eye of the law.”

Exactly


65 posted on 05/12/2010 7:36:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

A 5th grader should be able to grasp the difference.


66 posted on 05/12/2010 7:37:41 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Randy Larsen

You absolutely did. And I agree that is definitely a part of people feeling the need to blurt out these insane positions; they believe they are intelligent..


67 posted on 05/12/2010 7:39:12 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The part that most don’t get is that they are dictating what they believe church doctrine should be.


68 posted on 05/12/2010 7:39:50 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boy was I wrong about her!


69 posted on 05/12/2010 7:39:58 PM PDT by pgkdan (I Miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess we know now why she felt comfortable going on Oprah. :~(


70 posted on 05/12/2010 7:40:39 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: mylife

Correct, as usual.


71 posted on 05/12/2010 7:43:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Leo Carpathian

I agree.


72 posted on 05/12/2010 7:44:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I understand that there are things the State doesn’t do well.

Compassion is one of them.


73 posted on 05/12/2010 7:45:47 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Amen!


74 posted on 05/12/2010 7:47:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Sigh...


75 posted on 05/12/2010 7:48:18 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan
Expect Mrs. Bush to be warmly embraced exploited by the women at the View, Rachel Maddow and Elena Kagen.

There, fixed it for you.

76 posted on 05/12/2010 7:48:20 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, I know I won’t be reading her book. And to think I really admired her at one time....


77 posted on 05/12/2010 7:50:28 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Do you think that they forced her to say those things?

No, she has always said this is what she believes.

78 posted on 05/12/2010 7:52:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Outlaw Woman

I’ve worked with some very smart folks who made stupid decisions when pushed.

I hope I’m not gonna be that way when I have all the answers!


79 posted on 05/12/2010 7:53:31 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: WriteOn

Former school teacher and a very foolish woman.


80 posted on 05/12/2010 7:55:32 PM PDT by classified
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To: dangus

The abortion issue is red meat issue for the sheeple.

I’m convinced they have no intention of doing anything about it.

It’s too valuable as a fund raising issue to take it away.


81 posted on 05/12/2010 8:00:30 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think she is aligned with her somewhat left leaning daughter, Jenna, for sure. They wrote a book together. And Barbara has travelled in poverty stricken countries which often equates with lib in training.
But compared to the classless Bigfoot?
Laura was a model first lady and a classy woman.
I will not buy the book as I had planned to, however, as I will not give money to a non Conservative ..
Haven’t seen alot of movies lately either with Hollywood libs aimin’ to profit.
Maybe I’ll rent some old John Wayne classics this weekend!


82 posted on 05/12/2010 8:02:21 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("No weapon is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women" Ronald Reagan)
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To: Randy Larsen

Why are kids disposable for women if they dont want them, but a financial liability to men if they want them.

You cant have the kids in your life but you get all the bills.

These ideas are fundamentally barmy.

Why does a Mans feelings have no position in the law when it comes to abortion?

Oh, its that old “My Body Thing”

Om dear... the kid was mentioned last again.


83 posted on 05/12/2010 8:05:15 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Being Methodist is almost the same today


84 posted on 05/12/2010 8:07:42 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: cricket
I did however, vote for her husband - both times - and his Father for that matter; and while there is a 'for better' and 'for worse', the better of GW, saved our Country from a worse fate on the world stage - such as the fate - so damning - now being cast by our current President.

I was about to say "Mr. Cricket" then thought "Mrs...?" or "Sir...?" or "Madam...?"

I just wanted to offer thanks for your insight and reason.

I love them both--even more now that I see how much like me they are.

85 posted on 05/12/2010 8:07:43 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I can see you have plenty to spare.


86 posted on 05/12/2010 8:09:37 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: Randy Larsen

Well I hope you aren’t implying that I believe I have all the answers because that wasn’t my intent and because I don’t. But...there are ‘concrete’ answers that are unchangeable, no matter what popular opinion is. There is such a thing as moral absolutes. Don’t you agree?


87 posted on 05/12/2010 8:10:00 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
But with Nancy Reagan, truly, you knew what you were getting.

That's for sure. Ronald Reagan had written that cutting-edge book embracing the pro-life positon just before the 1984 elections, so we all knew the lives of the unborn mattered to him. We all overlooked Nancy, because we knew Ronnie's heart.

and Laura? Yeah wanting to vomit about sums it up for me too.
88 posted on 05/12/2010 8:12:36 PM PDT by mstar
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To: GeronL
Its time for the media to divide the GOP again

The media? The entire Bush family has been doing one heck of a job of it since Reagan left office.

89 posted on 05/12/2010 8:14:14 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Nobody has all the answers, and no I wasn’t implying that at all!

Agree?

Heck yes!


90 posted on 05/12/2010 8:18:46 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: dangus
dangus, I disagree. I belive GW was very consistent on the pro-life front, in spite of demoncrap, RINO and spousal pushback.
As far as Laura, I'm sad. She's still classy, but, hey, I'd take a classless staunch pro-life over an impeccable class-act pro-abortionist any day.
91 posted on 05/12/2010 8:23:05 PM PDT by time4good
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

First Lady Laura Bush has always been pro-abortion, but I didn’t know she also supports gay marriage until I watched LKL that I TIVO’d last night.

UGH.

Her progressive (and I think unconscionable) views are hers and she didn’t influence her husband, President Bush.


92 posted on 05/12/2010 8:26:34 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: mylife

All your points are spectacular My!

It is the whole tearing down of the family structure in my opinion. Give the child to the person most likely to depend on the gov for money and votes, then make the person who has the least say in the courts pay!!!

Win, Win...for the gov!

Families suffer horribly!

To many deaths happen under this process on both sides!


93 posted on 05/12/2010 8:27:06 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Outlaw Woman
there is something deeply faulty with someone who is for the butchering of babies or sanctioned depravity

Thank you for my new tagline.

94 posted on 05/12/2010 8:30:03 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Laura Bush is FOR the butchering of babies in the womb. She is pro-abortion.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
I guess we know now why she felt comfortable going on Oprah. :~(

That explains why Oprah wasn't giving her the Sarah Palin hate stare.

95 posted on 05/12/2010 8:32:16 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Laura Bush is FOR the butchering of babies in the womb. She is pro-abortion.)
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To: Bigg Red
Well, I know I won’t be reading her book. And to think I really admired her at one time....

She is a total fake. She didn't have the guts to be honest about her own opinions. I don't find it *classy* to lie for 9 years. I find it gutless. How many millions of Conservative women admired her, and only now, after 8 years in the WH and one year out, has she owned up to her own opinions. A total fake.

96 posted on 05/12/2010 8:37:06 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Laura Bush is FOR the butchering of babies in the womb. She is pro-abortion.)
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To: Randy Larsen

I’m angry. We are rewarding bad behavior


97 posted on 05/12/2010 8:37:25 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; bamahead; Bokababe

Epic fail...but not totally unexpected from a family of RINOs!


98 posted on 05/12/2010 8:38:15 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Moonman62
The media? The entire Bush family has been doing one heck of a job of it since Reagan left office.

Yep. That family, as a unit, was never pro-life. They were forced into a pro-life stance because of the Republican Platform and that was the only way they could win the nomination.
99 posted on 05/12/2010 8:38:48 PM PDT by mstar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some “Christian” Laura

See you in church Sunday


100 posted on 05/12/2010 8:41:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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