|February 13, 2009|
SENATE REPUBLICANS DODGE A BULLET |
When Republican U.S. Senator Judd Gregg was being considered by President Obama for the post of Secretary of Commerce, Republicans were dismayed and angry over the prospect of losing his vote, which would provide the Democrats with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. That would allow Obama and the Democrats to carry out their liberal, socialist, pro-abortion agenda unimpeded.
The concern stemmed from the fact that the Governor of New Hampshire would appoint someone to fill out Senator Gregg's unexpired term. Since Governor John Lynch is a Democrat, it was assumed he would appoint another Democrat to the position. Senator Gregg gave the assurance that Republicans in the Senate would not suffer because Governor Lynch had agreed to name a Republican to take the seat. Senator Gregg initially accepted President Obama's appointment.
Governor Lynch appointed Republican Bonnie Newman who served as Senator Gregg's Chief of Staff in the 1980s and worked in the George H.W. Bush administration overseeing administrative operations. She has never held elective office and, according to reports, said she would not run for the seat in 2010. But her political affiliations go way beyond her descriptions in the press as a "moderate" Republican. According to our sources in New Hampshire, Bonnie Newman chaired the Republicans for Lynch committee to elect the current Democrat governor. In addition, she served on the transition team for Jeanne Shaheen, the liberal, pro-abortion former Governor of New Hampshire.
On Thursday, February 12, Senator Gregg surprised everyone by withdrawing his name from consideration for the Cabinet position, saying differences between his philosophy and that of President Obama cause him to remain in the Senate.
From where we sit, it appears that Senate Republicans have dodged a bullet. Had Senator Gregg not withdrawn, one more Democrat in Republican garb would have joined Arlen Specter (R-PA), along with Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins (R-ME) in helping Mr. Obama carry out his agenda for the nation.
All 21 patients in the study at Northwestern University in Chicago had the relapsing-remitting form of the disease that makes their symptoms alternately flare up and recede. Three years after being treated, on average, 17 of the patients had improved on tests of their symptoms, 16 had experienced no relapse and none had deteriorated, the study found.
This is the first study to actually show reversal of disability, said Richard Burt, an associate professor in the division of immunotherapy at Northwestern, and the lead author of the study published on January 29, 2009 in the British journal, the Lancet. (Bloomberg News, 1/30/09)
Keep in mind that the stem cells used in the study were adult stem cells. There has been no positive result from experiments or studies involving the use of embryonic stem cells.
"Many times, these are young mothers who are in vulnerable situations. And they are about to make a very grave choice," said Nebraska Sen. Tony Fulton of Lincoln, who introduced the ultrasound bill (LB675) there. "This is about informed consent." Sen. Heath Mello, a Democrat who said he opposes abortion, signed on as a co-sponsor, calling the measure a "positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska."
The Republican Majority for Choice has announced its newly formed partnership with the WISH List (Women in the Senate and House) which is described in the announcement as "a Republican organization that supports pro-choice female candidates."
Their plan is to "continue the battle for personal freedoms and choice in the GOP." That is feminist-speak for getting rid of the pro-life plank and electing abortion-friendly candidates to office.
In her WorldNetDaily column of February 11, 2009, Jill Stanek refers to the way pro-abortion women behave when faced with even the "slightest encroachment" on pro-abortion policies; she says the "fact is, pro-aborts let nothing get by them without getting hysterical . ." "But, as it has worked for women throughout time on a small scale, pro-aborts are making them work on a grand scale. Their over reactionary and relentless hysteria over the slightest encroachment is one reason pro-life politicians go weak at the thought of taking them on, and pro-abort politicians are reminded to fear the devil."
WARNING: Before lending your support to a female candidate, find out if she is supported by the WISH List. In Texas, for instance, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is planning to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Perry in the 2010 Republican primary. Mrs. Hutchison was a long-time member of the advisory board of the WISH List and has received significant financial support for her campaigns from them.
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