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Old 09-07-2008, 11:12 PM   #211
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Interesting comments from Biden today

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee for vice president, departed Sunday from party doctrine on abortion rights, declaring that as a Catholic, he believes life begins at conception.

While Mr. Biden’s views may not be new to Democrats in his circle, his comments, in an interview on “Meet the Press” on NBC, came at a time when his party is confronted with a new face: Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, whose anti-abortion stance and decision to give birth just five months ago to a baby with Down syndrome have revved up the conservative base of her party.

In the interview Sunday, Mr. Biden tried to walk the line between the staunch abortion-rights advocates in his party and his own religious beliefs. While he said he did not often talk about his faith, he said of those who disagree with him: “They believe in their faith and they believe in human life, and they have differing views as to when life — I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception.”
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:15 PM   #212
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Convenient that you didn't post the part immediately after that where he said, "but I am NOT prepared to force my belief, a religiously-based relief, on to everyone." (something like that).
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Interesting comments from Biden today

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee for vice president, departed Sunday from party doctrine on abortion rights, declaring that as a Catholic, he believes life begins at conception.

While Mr. Biden’s views may not be new to Democrats in his circle, his comments, in an interview on “Meet the Press” on NBC, came at a time when his party is confronted with a new face: Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, whose anti-abortion stance and decision to give birth just five months ago to a baby with Down syndrome have revved up the conservative base of her party.

In the interview Sunday, Mr. Biden tried to walk the line between the staunch abortion-rights advocates in his party and his own religious beliefs. While he said he did not often talk about his faith, he said of those who disagree with him: “They believe in their faith and they believe in human life, and they have differing views as to when life — I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception.”
is this like a flip flop?

so is he now pro life?

what's his voting record?

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Well, can you think of another person McCain could have picked besides Palin that would do no harm to the base while at the same time pick up a significant number of women?


so, at the very least, you are admitting to the fact that she is a purely political pick and her pick had absolutely nothing to do with her ability to run the country in the event McCain becomes incapable of performing his duties?

in essence, she is a gimmick.
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For the sake of accuracy, here is the entire snippet.

YouTube - NBC Biden on religion, abortion
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is this like a flip flop?

so is he now pro life?

what's his voting record?

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He is not pro-life.

Read my above post.

TheEdge U2JT didn't post the whole quote. He went on to say that he is NOT prepared to force his religiously-based belief on anyone else AKA he is in favor of abortion being legal.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:21 PM   #217
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Convenient that you didn't post the part immediately after that where he said, "but I am NOT prepared to force my belief, a religiously-based relief, on to everyone." (something like that).
I only posted what I saw online. If there was more, I did not see it. I was not trying to be deceptive. I was impressed that he was able to be honest about his view on this and not avoid the question.
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YouTube - NBC Biden on religion, abortion

Here's one gal votin' for Joe!
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Here's one gal votin' for Joe!

Make that two


Remember I supported him during the primary. He was my #1 choice, put I wouldn't but Obama as far back as #2, because I knew realistically Biden had no chance. I always knew I wanted a ticket with Obama and Biden, I just didn't know who was going to be on top.
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is this like a flip flop?

so is he now pro life?

what's his voting record?

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It's possible for people to be personally anti-abortion, but to respect and uphold the rights of others to choose for themselves. It doesn't have to be an either - or prospect.
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I'm just wondering, does anyone here actually volunteer for either of the campaigns on a consistent basis?

Just curious. I want to know how active FYMers are beyond this message board...which is why I've barely been posting during the election and won't be posting much through Nov. 4 (I'm an intern).
I think *maybe* Jeannieco?--although she doesn't post in FYM often. I'm pretty sure there's no one else, because I've never seen anyone besides you talk about it.

Congratulations on the internship! Hope you're enjoying it and learning a lot.
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I think *maybe* Jeannieco?--although she doesn't post in FYM often. I'm pretty sure there's no one else, because I've never seen anyone besides you talk about it.

Congratulations on the internship! Hope you're enjoying it and learning a lot.

It's been great. I've been interning since the first week of June, it's been quite a wild ride here in Virginia...looking forward to the final stretch. It's becoming kind of a distraction from my school work
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I'm beginning to think you're almost as fixated with Olbermann as Olbermann is.
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The fact that Palin's a heartbeat away from being president if McCain wins gives me a LOT of pause. And then a small shiver.

And speaking of which, I have a totally random question. What happens if one of the candidates drops dead before the election?

Does the election proceed as usual, with only the remaining candidates and a write-in space on the ballot? If enough voters wrote in the name of the deceased candidate to give him the win, what would happen then?

Oh, the things you wonder about when you're lying awake at one a.m.
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I'm just wondering, does anyone here actually volunteer for either of the campaigns on a consistent basis?
I've volunteered for local campaigns but never national campaigns...

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