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(CNN)   Rick Perry attacks Wendy Davis for being an abortion hypocrite because she raised her daughter instead of aborting her. Wendy Davis: "They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view"   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 294
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2013-06-28 08:54:18 AM  
Maybe the gov doesn't understand the word choice.
 
2013-06-28 09:06:57 AM  

oldernell: Maybe the gov doesn't understand the word choice.


He understands it just fine, him having a choice (like to be a douche) good. A woman having a choice bad.
 
2013-06-28 09:08:06 AM  

oldernell: Maybe the gov doesn't understand the word choice.


If there's one thing we learned about Perry over the last couple years, it's that there are a  lot of words he doesn't understand. Including...uhh...uhh...oops.
 
2013-06-28 09:22:21 AM  

oldernell: Maybe the gov doesn't understand the word choice.


Maybe it's the concept that defeats him. After, choice requires that he hold TWO separate thoughts in his head at once.
 
2013-06-28 09:26:07 AM  
As a Texan, I farking hate that guy so very much and I would tell him that straight to his face.

Evil man with a stupid haircut and a very punchable face.
 
2013-06-28 09:46:30 AM  
Go away RIck Perry.  No one likes you.
 
2013-06-28 09:49:28 AM  
Perry is truly a scumbag.
 
2013-06-28 09:53:39 AM  
"The fact is, who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can't grow to live successful lives?" Perry said.

You are the ones who want to force women to have these children, and then cut all of the government programs that will help them in any way to grow to be successful. That's who you are. You shiathead.
 
2013-06-28 09:56:42 AM  
There's three kinds of people you should never trust. You should never trust a skinny chef, you should never trust a bare-skinned tattoo artists, and you sure as hell shouldn't trust an abortion rights advocate who has children.
 
2013-06-28 09:59:43 AM  
That one quote from her sounds fairly meaningless. I'm not sure if it's from the same interview, but I remember her also stating how inappropriate it was for him to use her personal life as leverage in this debate. I like that statement far more than the 'small words, dark point of view' phrase.
 
2013-06-28 10:04:57 AM  
Of course they're small words. This is Rick "oops" Perry we're talking about.
 
2013-06-28 10:09:19 AM  
I won't argue with abortion nuts. Those people are not sane. I tried once but the argument is so circular and dismissed from reality that it's just gibberish. It's all bullshiat Bible talk in the end.
 
2013-06-28 10:12:03 AM  
Honestly, I don't think Perry did anything particularly wrong here. If you honestly believe abortion is murder, then his point makes sense and is fine. The problem isn't what he said, it's the basic stance of the pro-life position, which you either agree with or you don't.
 
2013-06-28 10:15:52 AM  
Even the local bird cage liner here wasn't real happy about his comments. Of course, in the same addition they printed about 6 or 7 letters go after Wendy and the "unruly mob" that shut down the political process and not one supporting the filibuster. Of course, they don't bother to mention the numerous times the Republicans completed ignored the rules in trying to ram the bill through
 
2013-06-28 10:16:37 AM  
Hot, smart, principled, my age.  I am totally crushing on Wendy Davis these days.
 
2013-06-28 10:22:22 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There's three kinds of people you should never trust. You should never trust a skinny chef, you should never trust a bare-skinned tattoo artists, and you sure as hell shouldn't trust an abortion rights advocate who has children.


Four: you missed the shabbily dressed divorce attorney.
 
2013-06-28 10:25:06 AM  

DamnYankees: The problem isn't what he said, it's the basic stance of the pro-life position, which you either agree with or you don't.


Why can't you be pro-choice while personally believing abortion is wrong (except for health reasons)? What gives me the right to enforce my personal views on another? You don't want to have an abortion? Then don't. But tell a woman she can't have an abortion due to your beliefs? How is that right?
 
2013-06-28 10:26:52 AM  

damageddude: Why can't you be pro-choice while personally believing abortion is wrong (except for health reasons)? What gives me the right to enforce my personal views on another? You don't want to have an abortion? Then don't. But tell a woman she can't have an abortion due to your beliefs? How is that right?


If you honestly believe abortion is murder, I don't see how you can be in favor of letting it be legal. Believing that murder should be legal is not a tenable position.
 
2013-06-28 10:27:29 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There's three kinds of people you should never trust. You should never trust a skinny chef, you should never trust a bare-skinned tattoo artists, and you sure as hell shouldn't trust an abortion rights advocate who has children.


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2013-06-28 10:30:36 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pocket Ninja: There's three kinds of people you should never trust. You should never trust a skinny chef, you should never trust a bare-skinned tattoo artists, and you sure as hell shouldn't trust an abortion rights advocate who has children.

Four: you missed the shabbily dressed divorce attorney.


A teetotaling bartender.
 
2013-06-28 10:33:12 AM  

DamnYankees: damageddude: Why can't you be pro-choice while personally believing abortion is wrong (except for health reasons)? What gives me the right to enforce my personal views on another? You don't want to have an abortion? Then don't. But tell a woman she can't have an abortion due to your beliefs? How is that right?

If you honestly believe abortion is murder, I don't see how you can be in favor of letting it be legal. Believing that murder should be legal is not a tenable position.


You can believe that abortion is wrong and not consider it murder. There are plenty of people who are pro choice who would never choose abortion
 
2013-06-28 10:34:00 AM  

DamnYankees: Honestly, I don't think Perry did anything particularly wrong here. If you honestly believe abortion is murder, then his point makes sense and is fine. The problem isn't what he said, it's the basic stance of the pro-life position, which you either agree with or you don't.


That's fine, no one should have a problem with him expressing his opinion but he doesn't have to get personal and be a dick. Wait, it's Rick Perry, of course he's going to be a douche
 
2013-06-28 10:35:36 AM  

what_now: You can believe that abortion is wrong and not consider it murder.


Yes that's true. But my post and argument was premised on believing abortion is murder.
 
2013-06-28 10:37:50 AM  

DamnYankees: what_now: You can believe that abortion is wrong and not consider it murder.

Yes that's true. But my post and argument was premised on believing abortion is murder.


Why?
 
2013-06-28 10:37:51 AM  

scottydoesntknow: As a Texan, I farking hate that guy so very much and I would tell him that straight to his face.

Evil man with a stupid haircut and a very punchable face.


*falls into your arms and sobs*

Oh god, I knew there were others, but sometimes I feel so damn alone...
 
2013-06-28 10:42:13 AM  

oldernell: Maybe the gov doesn't understand the word choice.


Nor the less-than-subtle difference between being pro-abortion and being pro-choice.
 
2013-06-28 10:42:56 AM  

DamnYankees: f you honestly believe abortion is murder, I don't see how you can be in favor of letting it be legal.


Did I say abortion was murder? No. In my view a fetus is a possible future life but is not alive until it is born. If my wife had miscarried while carrying our children we would have been devastated at the loss and grieved. I don't what we would have done if she was pregnant when she found out she had cancer, fortunately we didn't have to make that decision. However, the decision would have been ours and just as we wouldn't make people accept our choice I wouldn't be too thrilled with an evangelistic politician making a decision for us because of his religious views.

Continuing that thought, my sister-in-law had to abort one of the twins she was carrying for health reasons so that the other would live. She and my brother were very sad but they are very happy to have my now 9 year old nephew (plus a younger brother). Who the fark is Perry and the like to tell her she would have had to carry two dead fetuses to term because HE believed abortion was murder?

As I said previously -- you don't like abortion? Don't have one.
 
2013-06-28 10:44:27 AM  

what_now: Why?


Because lots of pro-life people believe that, Rick Perry among them.

damageddude: Did I say abortion was murder?


You responded to a post where I said "if you believe abortion is murder..." Don't pretend like I made that up - you responded to me, I presumed you read my post.
 
2013-06-28 10:44:54 AM  

DamnYankees: Honestly, I don't think Perry did anything particularly wrong here. If you honestly believe abortion is murder, then his point makes sense and is fine. The problem isn't what he said, it's the basic stance of the pro-life position, which you either agree with or you don't.


I was told by a relative that pro-lifers *understand* that other people have different view than them and as a result try to compromise.  This was said in all seriousness *and* in the context that pro-choice advocates are unwavering, uncompromising, and can't see any other point of view save their own.
 
2013-06-28 10:47:34 AM  
By that brilliant logic, if I don't like chocolate, and choose not to eat it, I therefore must support a government ban on chocolate.

This is why the GOP is a fading national party.
 
2013-06-28 10:48:34 AM  

DamnYankees: Don't pretend like I made that up - you responded to me


Yeah I read it. And I responded but I didn't say a word about murder, you did. Don't read your views into mine thank you.
 
2013-06-28 10:49:09 AM  

James!: Perry is truly a scumbag.


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2013-06-28 10:49:10 AM  

bronyaur1: By that brilliant logic, if I don't like chocolate, and choose not to eat it, I therefore must support a government ban on chocolate.

This is why the GOP is a fading national party.


The Supremes just added another few years to their miserable existence, I think
 
2013-06-28 10:49:34 AM  

damageddude: DamnYankees: Don't pretend like I made that up - you responded to me

Yeah I read it. And I responded but I didn't say a word about murder, you did. Don't read your views into mine thank you.


I didn't. I never once said you equated abortion with murder. You need to lighten up and re-read my posts. Every single thing I wrote was phrased as an "if-then" statement.
 
2013-06-28 10:51:21 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: scottydoesntknow: As a Texan, I farking hate that guy so very much and I would tell him that straight to his face.

Evil man with a stupid haircut and a very punchable face.

*falls into your arms and sobs*

Oh god, I knew there were others, but sometimes I feel so damn alone...


Don't worry, there's still plenty of sane people here and if you need a shoulder to cry on I gotcha.

I love my state, and I love my friends & family, but if all the crazy fundies and politicians were to board a plane that was mysteriously lost in the Alps, I wouldn't shed a tear.

And change is happening. 15 years ago I never would've guessed we'd elect an openly lesbian mayor, but here we are. And we've also got awesome ladies like Wendy Davis fighting the good fight.
 
2013-06-28 10:53:21 AM  

oldernell: Maybe the gov doesn't understand the word choice.


Abortionists abort everything they can get their aborting hands on!
 
2013-06-28 10:54:20 AM  
1) How dare I advocate for legalizing weed when I don't smoke it.
2) How dare I advocate for affirmative action when I'm not even close to being a minority.
3) How dare I advocate for birth control being accessible from any insurance plan even though I am a man.

Rick, I repent, I repent!
 
2013-06-28 10:54:56 AM  

oldernell: Maybe the gov doesn't understand the word choice.


Given one of his recent comments - "And just remember: the louder the opposition screams, the more we know we're doing something right." (second to last sentence) I'd say "maybe" is being generous.
 
2013-06-28 10:55:32 AM  
That's some serious restraint, I would have responded with "Rick Perry is a piece of human trash who should commit seppuku for the good of the Texan... nay... American people"
 
2013-06-28 10:57:02 AM  

DamnYankees: Honestly, I don't think Perry did anything particularly wrong here. If you honestly believe abortion is murder, then his point makes sense and is fine.


Of course, it makes perfect sense. Anyone who wasn't aborted should be pro-life. The only people who should be pro-choice are people who were aborted. Study it out, morans.
 
2013-06-28 10:57:55 AM  
I was pretty sure this issue was resolved in the 1970's, but for some reason republican voters think the people they put into office actually care about the issue.

Hey, republicans, if you really want to be pissed at someone/something, be pissed at the 2001-2006 Republican Congress that controlled the both Houses. With a republican POTUS and SCOTUS, if they were truly concerned, they had a ripe moment to actually do something besides running up the deficit and invading countries.
 
2013-06-28 10:57:56 AM  
We are quite taken with this spunky young woman. I hope she defeats this Perry character in single combat and eats his heart.
 
2013-06-28 10:58:46 AM  
Yes, Governor Haircut, she decided to keep and raise her kid. She made a choice. Apparently women can make a decision  without some blowdried imbecile closet case telling them what to do.
 
2013-06-28 10:59:05 AM  
Since children of single mothers grow up to be Democratic state senators, shouldn't Democrats want to restrict abortion? They're murdering an unborn electorate.
 
2013-06-28 10:59:54 AM  

coeyagi: 1) How dare I advocate for legalizing weed when I don't smoke it.
2) How dare I advocate for affirmative action when I'm not even close to being a minority.
3) How dare I advocate for birth control being accessible from any insurance plan even though I am a man.

Rick, I repent, I repent!


Actually, if you're white, you ARE somewhat close to being a minority.
 
2013-06-28 11:00:52 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Since children of single mothers grow up to be Democratic state senators, shouldn't Democrats want to restrict abortion? They're murdering an unborn electorate.


That's what I was thinking. Obviously only liberals get abortions, so wouldnt' he be happy that all the liberals are doing is reducing the number of potential future liberal voters?
 
2013-06-28 11:00:57 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Since children of single mothers grow up to be Democratic state senators, shouldn't Democrats want to restrict abortion? They're murdering an unborn electorate.


No, you're reading it wrong.  They grow up to be hot MILFs, which could lead to rape.  So the conclusion I draw is that they should encourage abortions so that their hot children aren't future raped.
 
2013-06-28 11:01:05 AM  

LordJiro: coeyagi: 1) How dare I advocate for legalizing weed when I don't smoke it.
2) How dare I advocate for affirmative action when I'm not even close to being a minority.
3) How dare I advocate for birth control being accessible from any insurance plan even though I am a man.

Rick, I repent, I repent!

Actually, if you're white, you ARE somewhat close to being a minority.


Where? Belize?
 
2013-06-28 11:01:28 AM  
This is, quite literally, a classic case of "if you attack me [strike me down], I'll become more powerful than you can imagine".
 
2013-06-28 11:01:30 AM  

LordJiro: coeyagi: 1) How dare I advocate for legalizing weed when I don't smoke it.
2) How dare I advocate for affirmative action when I'm not even close to being a minority.
3) How dare I advocate for birth control being accessible from any insurance plan even though I am a man.

Rick, I repent, I repent!

Actually, if you're white, you ARE somewhat close to being a minority.


lolwut
 
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