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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Then what's the point of addressing 1% of abortions? Rhetoric? How can they possibly claim any sort of victory on the issue? Or is the get work mentality of the GOP only for the papers?
    The same reason politicians are always wasting time with these things Hatuey. Perception. Demand. Lobbyists. And so on. You already know that - and the GOP hardly holds the monopoly on this behavior.
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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    SCOTUS can't rule on anything Congress says they can't.
    SCOTUS won't overturn Roe regardless of who is in the WH or Congress.
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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The same reason politicians are always wasting time with these things Hatuey. Perception. Demand. Lobbyists. And so on. You already know that - and the GOP hardly holds the monopoly on this behavior.
    I didn't say they did. I'm just going to watch all of the conservatives who were chest beating about this mandate the GOP has excuse their party's rhetoric materialize into nothing for the next two years.
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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I didn't say they did. I'm just going to watch all of the conservatives who were chest beating about this mandate the GOP has excuse their party's rhetoric materialize into nothing for the next two years.
    The conservatives did it because their constituents wanted them to do it. Just like anti-gunners were voted in to change the gun laws but they only offer this symbolic **** Just like all of the anti-war candidates were voted in in 2006 to end the war in Iraq (and put on a good show in Congress, but did nothing until Bush started the process and Obama finished it).

    If the conservatives didn't do these things, their constituents would be pissed. You and I both know this.
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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    SCOTUS won't overturn Roe regardless of who is in the WH or Congress.
    Right but Congress can overturn Roe and block SCOTUS from doing anything about it.

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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why not step to the plate and behind your convictions of the matter. Why not try come out in the open and overturn Roe v. Wade? Why the rhetoric?
    hopefully we'll get there. but in the meantime, if we can move the football, I say, move the football.

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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Right but Congress can overturn Roe and block SCOTUS from doing anything about it.
    Only way to do that is with an amendment, which would never pass.
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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    hopefully we'll get there. but in the meantime, if we can move the football, I say, move the football.
    Hm. Interesting analogy. Move the football... Would you consider what the news story is discussing "moving" the football? Cause it seems to me like they fumbled it.
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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Hm. Interesting analogy. Move the football... Would you consider what the news story is discussing "moving" the football? Cause it seems to me like they fumbled it.
    So, lets see if I have you straight here, the repubs pulled a bill from consideration that you don't like in ANY shape or form, because it needed to be tweaked, and other things are more pressing at the moment, and you feign outrage at the fact that they prioritize correctly, and dishonestly chastise them for it? The word "HACK" comes to mind.
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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, lets see if I have you straight here, the repubs pulled a bill from consideration that you don't like in ANY shape or form, because it needed to be tweaked
    Nothing needed to be tweaked. They pulled it because they were worried about the next election. Read paragraph 1:

    House Republicans drop controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary | Fox News

    House Republicans on Wednesday dropped a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, abandoning legislation that at one time seemed certain to pass the chamber but fell victim to intra-party disputes over concerns that the law would alienate women voters.
    Why not stand up and proudly propose it if their mandate is what the American people want? Reality is about to start crashing down on the GOPs policies.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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