The Hypocrisy of Sen. Sam Brownback

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Registered: 04-20-2009
The Hypocrisy of Sen. Sam Brownback
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Wed, 09-30-2009 - 5:24pm

I emailed my Senator, Sam Brownback (R-KS), to ask him to support women's rights re: reproductive choice in any health care reform. I mostly signed it to see how he would respond because, of course, I know that he is a staunch conservative. I received a letter today in which he thanks me for my concern but basically tells me there's not shot in hell that he'd support any such measure. No big surprise there. But he does say this:


"Health care decisions should be made by doctors and patients, not by bureaucrats in Washington, and I will oppose any legislation that threatens that relationship."


But he'll publically support making abortion illegal? He'll say in his letter to me that "health care decisions should be made by doctors and patients" but support Washington bureaucrats in removing choices re: reproductive freedoms from women and their doctors? How can you possibly doublethink around that one? It makes me dizzy.

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Registered: 01-19-2006
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 5:39pm

A hypocritical politician? Surely you jest! But yeah, I was scratching my head reading that, too.


Apparently women's healthcare doesn't extend to our reproductive decisons. I live in the Midwest, too, on the IA/NE border. Lots of conservative politicians here, as well!


Angie

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Registered: 03-20-2005
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 5:39pm

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This is exactly what I think is so comical in this health care debate. So many people are up in arms re: the health care decisions that must be made made between the patient and doctor except when it comes to abortion decisions by the woman involved in the actual pregnancy. What hogwash!!! I just LOL, LOL, LOL!!!

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Registered: 04-02-2009
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 11:30am

It gets better.

 

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Registered: 06-24-2009
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 12:11pm

Every single one of those who voted to protect rapists from court prosecution were male and Republican.

Jon Stewart juxtaposed that vote with Republican sentiment on how the government should deal with ACORN.

"I guess it's an efficiency thing. You don't want to waste tax-payer money giving it to someone who advises fake prostitutes how to commit imaginary crimes, you want to give it to Halliburton because they're committing real gang rape."

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Registered: 04-20-2009
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 2:16pm

Um, OMG! I heard about the Republicans not voting for this, but I had no idea that it came up because of gang-rape going unpunished. I'm disgusted. Dammit, every time I think Kansas is starting to get a little bit more rational, they run further towards the Right. Gross.

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