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  •  It's easy to be "delighted" about the prospects (0+ / 0-)

    for the happening of an occurrence which you know sounds good to your base but which you know will never occur.   Given the Roberts Court's action on the Affordable Health Care Act, it's clear that Roe v Wade is not going to be overturned anytime soon.  

    Both parties are stupid to continue to grind the abortion and contraception axes.   Those are good red meat for the base, but they are non-issues. Griswold v Connecticut is not going to be overturned anytime soon.   Your rubbers, IUD's and pills are safe.  

    I'd also be delighted to sign a personal check to pay for that Lamborghini I've always wanted.  I am not holding my breath, though.

    Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. - Gandhi

    by SpamNunn on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 11:27:13 AM PDT

    •  You are seriously deluding yourself if you (2+ / 0-)
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      believe this.

      The ACA was only narrowly saved by Roberts after changing his mind at the last minute and don't expect that to happen again.

      I'm not sure if RBG can hold out another 4 years and if Romney and the Republicans get another Supreme Court justice appointed it will tilt the court such that many of our rights are at risk - women's, minorities, gays and lesbians, etc.

      •  I just don't see that happening. The whole world (0+ / 0-)

        is becoming more enlightened and/or tolerant (depending on your point of view) where these issues are concerned.   I don't see anyone gaining the ability to roll back time and reason to effect those regressive changes that both sides use to motivate their more extreme bases.  I just don't.  

        One man's delusion is another time's truth.  I think I am right.  It's my delusion.  Peace.

        Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. - Gandhi

        by SpamNunn on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 12:14:32 PM PDT

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        •  The rhetoric in our country is counter (0+ / 0-)

          to your belief that the whole world is becoming more enlightened and tolerant.

          It's possible the rest of the world is becoming more enlightened, but we have half of our country believing  the alternate reality that is presented on Fox News every day.    That reality is neither tolerant nor enlightened.

          Our country suffers because their are too many folks who are arrogant and ignorant, a horrible combination when it comes to advancing human rights.

        •  and yet somehow in the 2012 (1+ / 0-)
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          there were proposals for forcing women to have to undergo unnecessary vaginal ultrasound procedures before a medical procedure , there were debates about contraception and access to safe abortions in many states barely exist.

          Corporations now are people in the eyes of the court and the right to privacy is continually under attack.

          A few more conservatives on the court and I think you'll be surprised how far they'll go on rolling back what was thought to be long settled legal decisions.

    •  I think in this case (0+ / 0-)

      Your confidence is a little overstated, and while it may be the intent of what passes for the Republican intelligentsia, they have proven a lack of ability to control their party now that the passion's been fully inflamed.

      Never attribute to malice what is owed to ignorance or honest disagreement.

      by ConfusedSkyes on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 11:49:21 AM PDT

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