Entries Tagged ‘Blue Dogs’

Democrat platform committee warned: Soften abortion stance or lose

There were lots of interesting tidbits in Melinda Henneberger’s August 7 Washington Post piece, “Democratic abortion foes push for change in platform.”

For starters:

Democratic dissenters on the issue of abortion have made their case to the platform committee, arguing that the party should change its language enough to allow for some diversity of opinion on the matter and return to the “big tent” approach of the Clinton years.

[Democrats for Life president] Janet Robert, who founded Minnesota’s progressive talk radio station AM 950… was given seven minutes… to argue that the party simply cannot win back Congress without Democrats who differ from the ’08 platform on this one issue. She cited a slew of stats, including a Gallup poll from last year in which 44% of Democrats said abortion should only be legal “in a few circumstances.”

But with NARAL president Nancy Keenan on the platform committee, it ain’t gonna happen. Plus, the abortion lobby has more power than ever with ally Barack Obama at the helm.

Jivin J’s Life Links 3-8-10

by JivinJ, host of the blog, Los Angeles Times has a story about Dave Wilkinson, a pastor who runs 3 pregnancy centers and has converted an RV into a mini-CPC with ultrasound equipment: Every Tuesday since then, Wilkinson and a handful of like-minded Christians have driven into the city in a donated motor home equipped […]

Sunday funnies 11-22-09

First, the best pro-life political cartoon of the week, via our friend Valerie Jane at Toby Toons… Next, many cartoonists had something to say about the GoComics.com…

Blue Dogs want to bite Waxman’s face off

UPDATE, 5:35p: And it appears they’ve already kissed and made up? From The Hill this afternoon: House healthcare negotiations dissolved in acrimony on Friday, with Blue Dog Democrats saying they were “lied” to by their Democratic leaders…. The 7 Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee stormed out of a Friday meeting with their […]

  

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