Skip to comments.RINO Scott Brown criticizes GOP Abortion Stance
Posted on 08/22/2012 9:01:08 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
BOSTON In another step to distance himself from his party, Massachusetts Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is asking GOP leaders to be more inclusive on the issue of abortion.
In a letter released Tuesday, Brown asks Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, to drop the anti-abortion plank in the party platform.
If we are to grow and succeed in all parts of this great nation, we must be a big-tent party, Brown wrote. There are people of goodwill on both sides of the abortion issue, and we need to send a message to voters that there is room in the Republican Party for differing perspectives.
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Didn’t he just call for the guy in Missouri to step down?
He needs to do this for cover. I live in the Boston TV market. They are killing him in Boston over this Akin fiasco. It has been non stop.
Unborn need not apply for Good Will.
Personally, I would rather have God on our side than more (Rino) Republicans, and I don’t see how advocating baby-killing is going to endear us to our heavenly Father
Because attacking him now will help the fauxahontas witch win the election and she would be so much better I assume.
This is why the GOP as an entity is pretty much dead to me
That “big tent” would be a third party real quick
Lets weed the clown out. Start looking for a candidate to replace the phoney right now. We can easily do without somebody like him.
Transfer the funds from his campaign to Akin’s. A more reliable vote in the Senate anyway. And Brown may win anyway.
I dislike RINOs, especially elsewhere.
But in MA it’s a RINO or a D I think. A strong conservative can’t win there, probably. So, I’ll take the RINO who will caucus with Rs and vote to cut taxes and spending, and keep the military strong.
We already lost Missouri. Should we now lose Massachusetts too over abortion (in a far far left state).
I am strongly pro life. But live firmly in realville.
Scott brown will repeal Obamacare. The moonbat Warren will not.
Scott Brown should be thankful for his job and shut up. If he is for abortion then he is on the wrong team and should hit the door!
He did, along with Sarah Palin, Levin, Hannity, Ashcroft, etc, etc, etc, and pretty much everyone else with an ounce of good political sense.
So what's your point? Think Palin is RINO establishment now?
Is this the first time it's been included or has the "no exception" rule always been there?
March 23, 2011 - in support of Planned Parenthood vs. cuts: “I support family planning and health services for women,” said Brown in a statement.
As with other Mass. politicians, he says he is pro-life, but when it comes to acting, he comes up short. He is better than the Dim running, it seems. But that is not saying much.
The GOP establishment will not repeal ObamaCare, they might rename it for Romney if he wins though
For more than sixty years and counting, there is no “majority conservative voters base” throughout all of Massachusetts, and this is the ongoing problem in Massachusetts and throughout all of the “politically bluest” parts of the U.S. and U.S. territories.
Sarah Palin didn’t just suggest that there are good baby killers that should be on our side.
Does sending out an idiot (who thinks women have magical defenses that prevent conception when they are being held down and mauled by a rapist) to argue the case for your most deeply held beliefs endear you to our heavenly father? The pro-life position has sub-30% public support in MA. We need to win the Senate to make any progress on the issue nation wide and Brown is surely better than Obama stalking horse Warren.
Republicans for Liz?
>>The Romney-Ryan-Brown agenda for women looks like it comes from 1952, not 2012. And we need to fight back....Massachusetts has been a leader in health care, but there is still more to do. Today, there are two pressing challenges: too many want to repeal health reforms that will make a big difference in people’s lives and the cost of health care remains too high. We cannot let those who want repeal to succeed.
Yeah, go Liz (/ sarcasm)
He can shove his big tent up his azz.
the guy is fragging his own party, that is better than knowing where the enemy is?
I agree. I disagree with Brown on abortion and several other issues. But his record has been infinitely better than Kennedy was or Warren would be. His vote against Kagan alone makes him better than those two choices.
I want to see as many genuine conservatives elected as possible. Still, you have to pick your battles. I think conservatives can do better (far better) than McCain in Arizona, and Graham in South Carolina. But Brown is probably the best we can reasonably expect in Massachusetts.
It really hard for Americans that have been chopped up and dumped in a medical wast pit to vote.
Tragically, the average subject of Massachusetts would choose to live in third-world desolation that allows abortion-on-demand rather than a free, prosperous nation that limits abortion. Bob
If you don’t want Elizabeth Warren, you have to cut Brown some slack. He represents the people’s republic of Massachussetts, not Texas. Rowe vs. Wade is not getting overturned. The party position on abortion can only make a difference on federal funding.
Why can’t you guys understand that you can only elect a RINO in Massachusetts? They still caucus with with the Pubs. That is very important, even if Brown has to cast votes we disagree with from time to time.
“Start looking for a candidate to replace the phoney right now. We can easily do without somebody like him.”
Candidate found, that commie fake squaw bit***ch. Those are your choices in that craphole state, take your pick.
Yep...we need to be pragmatic in this battle in the long war. As soon as we have a reliable senate majority...brown is next to go! We should start looking for a conservative to replace him next go round.
Almost rather have someone like Warren, who is a blatant democrat than Brown, who is a faux republican waiting at every turn to prove his democrat creds.
and like it or not you will never win that seat in Massachutes
Tons of FREEPERS want this too. They made that clear when they bashed Akin about his anti-abortion stance.
There is NO good will in cold-blooded murder. None.
and realize ‘no exception’ includes the life of the mother is at risk ( think tubal pregnancy). Some folks as soooo singularly devoted to one idea they cannot see clearly.
Exactly, you have to be realistic here. Brown is just about the best you are going to get in Mass. at this time. It’s a hard fact. Plus, MANY people who identify themselves as “conservative” are in favor of abortion in cases of rape, incest or if the mother’ s life is in absolute danger.
We have to pick our battles and continue to show how Planned Parenthood and abortion on demand most hurts those who continue to vote “D” down the line. Push for mandatory 3-D ultrasound and 24-hour waits, for adoption alternatives, for rebuilding the traditional family unit, etc.
It's good there are some sane voices still around here. Lots of folks are so politically blind they'd argue we should run a Huckabee style SoCon for Mayor of San Francisco.
Brown is the best we're going to get in Massachusetts for probably years into the future. It's a deep blue, liberal state. He is going to disagree with the pro-life and socially conservative planks in the party now and again - and he'll do so for public consumption. It is better we re-elect Scott Brown than see Fauxcahontas Warren win a Senate seat.
Yes, because having a Republican who will vote to confirm your SC nominees who would happen to be pro-life vs having a Democrat that will support every form of abortion, retroactively if they could get away with it, is so much better.
It’ll be good to feel smug and righteous having about 30 votes in the Senate, completely powerless and unable to stop anything the Democrats do of course, but smug and righteous.
Fact is, Republicans need every senate vote they can get, especially after that debacle in Missouri. Romney may have to replace a couple Supreme Court justices, that’s a hell of a lot harder to do with a Senate controlled by Dingy Harry and that’s really the only chance of abortion ever getting overturned in the first place is through the SC.
For the year 2010 (the latest report they've done and Brown's first year in the Senate),Mr Bennet of Utah,for example,got 15%...Mr Lahey of Vermont got 100% and Scott Brown got 20%.
As a lifelong resident of Massachusetts I can assure you all that regardless of how imperfect Brown might be he's the ***very best*** that we'll ever get from the state.That's how far this state has fallen into the cesspool.
TURN THE TABLES on the Pro-Aborts!
The Rape & Incest exception argument has been a Fraud and a Red Herring for over 40 years.
DO NOT answer that question!
This argument has been a Fraud and a Red Herring for over 40 years!
Bring me the legislation containing this exception, and THEN we can begin to talk.
NOBODY, has EVER brought forth legislation with this language, yet it is used to beat up Pro-Lifers at every turn!
Would YOU support such restrictions on abortion?
You can go on to say, you would sign such legislation, because it is a starting point that would save over 1 Million lives a year.
That depends on whether or not she calls for a write-in candidate to run against Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
"Is there room in the tent for me, Scott?"
All flags are flying, the accelerator is mashed into the floorboard, and there’s a cliff up ahead.
Seems to me that Ronald Reagan had an appropriate comment for such situations.
If Reince Priebus has any balls, he’d tell Mr Brown to resign the GOP and join the Dems.
Exactly. But that's ok... he'll be attacked for it because Elizabeth Warren is so much better for moving along a conservative agenda. /s
False. Abortion was legal in all 50 states prior to Roe v. Wade in cases of danger to the life of the woman. Only 2.8% of women have an abortion due to a risk to maternal health. Medically speaking it is not even considered an abortion because the purpose is not to abort the child but rather to save the mother's life. Any possibility of saving the baby would also be employed.