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  •  It's truly amazing (9+ / 0-)

    that people like Perkins are giving Romney a pass on this. It raises the idea that the Perkins operation is really not particularly concerned about overthrowing Roe v. Wade so much as it is about raking in dough. As long as the struggle is on, the money flows. The worst thing that could happen to Perkins would be the overthrow of Roe. Money would start drying up. That's the thing about America: It's all about money. And just at the point when you think it might not be all about money, that's the point at which it's most about money.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 11:46:15 AM PDT

    •  That's been apparent for 30+ years (5+ / 0-)
      It raises the idea that the Perkins operation is really not particularly concerned about overthrowing Roe v. Wade so much as it is about raking in dough.
      When the "Moral Majority" and similar groups tied their political ambitions to the Republican party in the late 70's and early 80's they realized power was more important than actually achieving their ultimate goal. If Roe v. Wade had been overturned they would've lost their best tool for getting donations and followers. Abortion would've turned into a "states' rights" issue and it probably would've remained that way to this day.

      If we got Mitt to be slightly less dishonest and gave him some personality he could pass as a used car salesman.

      by ontheleftcoast on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 11:50:59 AM PDT

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    •  Perkins has never cared about the unborn (10+ / 0-)

      He just knows that the issue of abortion is a very powerful emotional lever.  It's a lever to wrench open peoples pockets so money falls out.  It's a lever to wedge unpopular, lying Republicans into office.

      Thinking about voting Democratic?  Here, have you seen this picture of a dead baby?

      If he really, truly cared, he would support any policy to reduce unwanted pregnancies.  

      He would have been a Clinton supporter as abortions were down under Clinton.

      He would support sex ed and ubiquitous access to contraception.

      He would support an increase in the social safety net, so women felt they had other options.

      Issue after issue that has been proven to reduce the rates of abortion have been completely ignored by asshats like Perkins because at the end of the day, he is just a partisan, money grubbing worm.

    •  Abortion and Homosex is their "Bin Laden" -- (2+ / 0-)
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      Anne Elk, Womantrust

      their tangibly intangible, infallible bogeyman and Reason For War™ against anything and anyone they deem unholy.  Because lord knows these hate-clowns are the Fucking-A Authority on Teh Holy.  

      Works wonders with the unenlightened out there, but is growing quite tiresome amongst those who believe the Earth is just a wee bit older than 6000 years.

      Yet, instilling unreasonable fear of the unlikely into the hearts and minds of the unwitting remains an extremely strong motivator and effective donation driver.

      Just ask Wayne LaPierre.

      Frak John Galt... "Who Is Mitt Romney?"

      by here4tehbeer on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 12:33:58 PM PDT

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