Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are having trouble distancing themselves from the most conservative platform in GOP party history, which includes a Human Life Amendment that bans abortions in all cases. The DNC is out with a new web video: “The Romney-Ryan-Akin Platform for Women”
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Over the weekend six-term Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the GOP challenger to Senator Claire McCaskill, provided a clear distinction between the Republican world-view, and that of the majority of Americans. Akin stated that abortion should not be allowed in the case of rape since “women’s bodies have the ability to prevent pregnancy in such cases.”
Last night on FOX, Paul Ryan again attacked President Obama for the very same Medicare savings that he includes in his own budget – and then attempted to walk away from those policies, which he has advocated in Congress as a hallmark of the House Republican agenda, and which Mitt Romney has broadly endorsed as part of the Romney-Ryan Budget time and time again.
Folks are always surprised to learn that I have a coordial relationship with Chris Thompson, who blogs for the Friends for Fullerton’s Future web site and is a school board member in Fullerton. We don’t agree on a lot, but we have coordial conversations that are issues-based without the venom that so often personalizes and…