Saturday, April 23, 2016

This came up on The Gathering Storm today with some confusion as to what was said, what Trump meant. I had actually somehow managed to be unaware of it.

And so, WC AoW and anyone else who cares, I can now say...

...I have no problems with this.


Trump: I would change GOP platform on abortion

(CNN)Donald Trump said Thursday he would change the Republican Party platform's position on abortion to include exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother.
Trump made the remarks during a town hall on the "Today" show on NBC on Thursday morning when host Savannah Guthrie asked him about abortion exceptions.
"The Republican platform every four years has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child should not be infringed," Guthrie said. "And it makes no exceptions for rape, for incest, for the life of the mother. Would you want to change the Republican platform to include the (abortion) exceptions that you have?"
"Yes, I would. Yes, I would. Absolutely," Trump said. "For the three exceptions, I would."
Currently, the Republican platform abortion policy reads: "We assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed."
While the official party platform doesn't explicitly outline or endorse any abortion exceptions, GOP presidential candidates in the past have supported them, including Mitt Romney, John McCain and both Bush presidents.
Among Trump's remaining GOP presidential rivals, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has said he opposes exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich has said he supports them.


Now, that said, I am completely against what he seems to believe on the whole transgender bathroom thing except that maybe it ought to be left to the localities and states (hey, you want it in San Fran go for it but don't tell the people of Peoria and Poughkeepsie and Grand Podunk Heartland USA they have to follow your lead) but for gawd's sake people we have a crumbling economy, a middle class in it's death throes, a gutted military and a number of Islamic folks who would be more than happy to administer the coup de gras to any or all of the above


And yeah, media and Msrs Cruz and Kasich I am talking to you shit-birds as well.


And by the way, Lyin' Ted was just saying Trump was in Florida telling the RNC everything he was saying was just for the folks to hear, something he was saying just to garner votes and didn't mean any of it.

What Manafort really said was that the persona was for the folks tog et the momentum going and Trump would adjust his tone as things progress.

Don't believe me then Google it. I have to pick my 17 year old up from work.

Right now she's making more at her part time after school job than I do at the Big Box Retailer who is gong to raise our pay then further cut our hours and allow transgenders to use the bathroom of their choice (my wife said she finds a man in the ladies room she's calling the cops).

This ain't your fathers' America, folks.

Mine (a Goldwater Republican) is rolling over in his grave..


Always On Watch said...

The Conservative Right, specifically the Christian Right, has lost "the culture wars." Trump realizes that, IMO. As does Manafort.

Epaminondas said...

Goldwater has been PROVEN correct on his warning about the 'Robertsons' et al getting control of the GOP.

Rightly or wrongly, establishing a value on social provisions based on what the generic 'you' thinks god has vouchsafed to your conscience will LOSE.

The people decide how to govern themselves and on these issues the majority has decided. I disagree with some of these decisions and agree with some others's a republic and it will be this way 100% of the time.

The bathroom thing is beyond belief. Aside from 3rd gender BR with a question mark, I cannot think of a solution besides my fist.

We have SURVIVAL issues to worry about though, and anytime I hear this in the discussion it really just PISSES me off, especially since the answer for R's will either piss off the evangelical base, or ALL THE REST of the population.

Let's get the economy BACK IN ORDER, and ensure the borders, make certain other nations stop doing things that endanger the world by making a civilizational error about the US people, and THEN we can worry about these other issues as a primary problem set.