Corrections: Ryan did not vote to ban abortion in all cases nor did he engage in insider trading

posted at 9:37 pm on August 13, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

If this is anything like 2008, this may become a regular feature.

National Review‘s Ramesh Ponnuru flagged a Buzzfeed report on Ryan’s record on “women’s issues” (apparently, unqualified support of Obamacare counts as one now, too):

The first item: “He supports the Sanctity of Human Life Act” (emphasis in original). Odell wrote that the bill “seeks to ban all abortions, including in instances of rape and incest.” Ryan may, for all I know, believe that abortion should be illegal with exceptions only to save a mother’s life. But has he really co-sponsored a bill to effect this policy? No. The bill declares that fertilization marks the beginning of a human life and then “affirms that the Congress, each State, the District of Columbia, and all United States territories have the authority to protect the lives of all human beings residing in its respective jurisdictions.” In other words, it doesn’t ban anything: It merely affirms that legislatures have the authority to protect unborn life. If Odell wishes to argue that a legislature moved by the convictions of the bill must, to be consistent, ban abortion with no exceptions for rape and incest, she can do so. It’s not in the bill.

The piece, by Amy Odell, has since been corrected. It now reads:

1. He supports the “Sanctity of Human Life Act.”
Ryan was among the 62 representatives sponsoring the bill, introduced in January of last year and declaring that “life begins with fertilization.” The bill defines life as beginning at conception and give states the right to ban all abortions*, including in instances of rape and incest…

*Correction: The Sanctity of Human Life Act gives states the right to ban abortions, without exception; it does not ban abortions, as a previous version of this item stated.

No. 5 on the list is also very misleading, suggesting Ryan “supports a bill that would allow employers to deny women birth control coverage based on personal beliefs,” by which Odell means he supports the radical notion that religious organizations should be able to keep the religious and economic freedom to leave free birth control out of their health care offerings— a right that was pretty noncontroversial until three months ago when Odell and the rest of the press decided free birth control was a human right.

I wanted to flag the misreporting of the Sanctity of Human Life Act because I’ve heard several TV pundits go down this road, charging Ryan with extreme extremism on these issues, and this is a mischaracterization that will be happy to find its way into the cable-news bloodstream now that Odell has offered it up.

A helpful counterpoint for this accusation is the fact that opposing an act that would make sure infants born alive after abortion attempts would not subsequently be left to die is pretty darned extreme.

Matthew Yglesias was more gracious in his correction of a charge that Rep. Paul Ryan may have benefited from insider knowledge when trading bank stocks in 2008. Credit to him for leaving the original item available, struck through, with an apology for jumping to conclusions:

Let me apologize. I originally had a too-credulous item here linking to a piece at The Richmonder alleging that Paul Ryan has sold bank shares after a closed door meeting with Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke on the financial crisis in 2008. As Eric Platt explains he certainly seems to have sold the shares on the same day as the meeting, but the meeting happened in the evening by which time the markets would have been closed. One can perhaps construct a scenario by which the Richmonder’s theory of the case holds up, but they don’t have the goods and I shouldn’t have passed their analysis on with no qualification and so little scrutiny of my own.

As Brad DeLong writes, for one reason or another Ryan did quite a lot of trading of individual bank stocks in 2008 so the timing of this particularly transaction isn’t particularly noteworthy when put in that context. For posterity’s sake the original item is below now in strikethrough.

Nonetheless, Jim Geraghty does the legwork on batting down this claim, which will likely surface again.

Update: TPM joins in the debunking of the insider trading story.

Credit for front-page photo to photosteve101.


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MKH: I am harmless, lift the protection order!

the new aesthetic on August 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I hope Dear Leader’s media sycophants go down with him…

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

More proof that liberalism is a mental disorder. Maybe they could say Ryan hates those people too. Be prepared when Juan tries this MKH.

gsherin on August 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Corrections: Ryan did not vote to ban abortion in all cases nor did he engage in insider trading

I’m Shocked… Shocked I tell you…. Oh wait, no I’m not, Paul Ryan isn’t a Democrat.

1 Heartbeat Away from the Oval Office

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM

It’s a sad world when voting to protect the unborn is somehow extreme, and voting to let those that survived botched abortions die somehow isn’t.

changer1701 on August 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I’m shocked by the backtracking.

KCB on August 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Correction : Paul Ryan did not start WWII. – Buzzfeed

Weight of Glory on August 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM

charging Ryan with extreme extremism on these issues, and this is a mischaracterization that will be happy to find its way into the cable-news bloodstream now that Odell has offered it up.

hold the batphone, MKH. Is extreme extremism anywhere near as bad as that racism racism stuff that Whoopi be all talkin’ bout?

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Liberals are going insane because they are losing badly and they know it… A majority of voters are not going to go down the sewer with Obama and his liberals… We will cursh these incompetent fools on November 6…

mnjg on August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

But when did Paul Ryan stop blending puppies?
/save

rbj on August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

All hail Buzfeed, the Politico without the Political Science.

rob verdi on August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

It’s a sad world when voting to protect the unborn is somehow extreme, and voting to let those that survived botched abortions die somehow isn’t.

changer1701 on August 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Very sad indeed but we are dealing with liberals here… we are dealing with evil…

mnjg on August 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Breaitbart was right to name this tactic Bensmithing.

It’s time other sites started to use this term.

budfox on August 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

So Obama had his people lie for him…again…big deal.
Now , did y’all know that Romney and Ryan are white and will kill grandma to please their millionaire and billionaire friends ?

burrata on August 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Nothing is worse than extreme extremism!

KCB on August 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Obama is the devil…
Voting for letting the unwanted to die after birth…

Oh….
If you didn’t hear a baby cry then was silenced..
Then it must have not happened..

Electrongod on August 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Paul Ryan is the nicest certifiable right wing ideologue I know

Slade73 on August 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

yeah just “minor stuff”…

hey newsies keep firing….

let me ask you something….

“what was barry soetor’s curricula vitae?”

“Pock-ee-stan how’d he get in?”

“Tony Rezko?”

you get the point I would not start patting yourselves on the back too hard you might break your weak boned shoulders…

harlekwin15 on August 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Too late.

Their blatant unsourced and unfact-checked lies have already been disseminated to the masses and have already spread exponentially. Retracting the lies does diddly squat — and they know it.

Typical Obama Media Lapdogs M.O.!

FlatFoot on August 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Lie and lie big, no one will remember the retraction.

Grunt on August 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

MKH: I am harmless, lift the protection order!

the new aesthetic on August 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM

That’s what they all say, isn’t it?

Judge, I’m harmless…

jaime on August 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Be prepared when Juan tries this MKH.

gsherin on August 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Juan tries BS like that on MJH and he’s libel to leave the studio a castrati soprano.

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

FlatFoot on August 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

But there are some retractions.. This is different. I think it is a trap! They never do this unless it is on page 192.

KCB on August 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Slate: Rubbish. Always has been.

BuzzFeed: Trash. Propagandist trash.

jaime on August 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Be prepared when Juan tries this MKH.

gsherin on August 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM
Juan tries BS like that on MJH and he’s libel to leave the studio a castrati soprano.

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I want Juan to try this!!! That’s entertainment.

KCB on August 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Paul Ryan is the nicest certifiable right wing ideologue I know

Slade73 on August 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Obozo ages woth you :)

jimver on August 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

MKH: I am harmless, lift the protection order!

the new aesthetic on August 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM

That there’s funny.

However, I don’t think you want to mess with the Hammer.

BacaDog on August 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Agrees with you :) ipad silly…

jimver on August 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Matthew Yglesias was more gracious

He’s gracious because he retracted a filthy smear?

Oh, we’re so grateful!

F*ck Matthew Yglesias.

rrpjr on August 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I wanted to flag the misreporting of the Sanctity of Human Life Act because I’ve heard several TV pundits go down this road, charging Ryan with extreme extremism on these issues
============================================

Me thinks,we need a Ryan Info Scrutenizer Scruteneer Fact
Checker Non-Czar!!
(sarc).

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

isn’t this the same type of locution that got folks all up in Dan Cathy’s grill for being anti-gay marriage when he was merely affirming what his beliefs are???

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Due to out-of-control Dooms’ c-rap slinging, hazmat suits recommended as daily attire.

stukinIL4now on August 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

hold the batphone, MKH. Is extreme extremism anywhere near as bad as that racism racism stuff that Whoopi be all talkin’ bout?

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

ted c:I’m thinking,….ExtremExtraordinaireExtremer’er!!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

A helpful counterpoint for this accusation is the fact that opposing an act that would make sure infants born alive after abortion attempts would not subsequently be left to die is pretty darned extreme.

well, I’m for that type o’ stuff….
/BHO

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Due to out-of-control Dooms’ c-rap slinging, hazmat suits recommended as daily attire.

stukinIL4now on August 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

…and a functioning sense of humor…..

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Are we really going to do this? Are we going to politely try to swat back all of these lies, and go ahead with debates that are rigged, and refuse to call out CBS for its selective editing last night, and accept that no one has covered the violence at today’s Ryan rally? Really? This is how it’s going to be? What will be a bridge too far? When do we stop being polite? Will we wait for election night, and a 250% voter turnout in all of the swing state urban areas? Will that be too, too much? Or will we be reading a really well written editorial somewhere that really takes Obama to task for stealing the election and applaud politely, well done, well done, now we’ve shown them. I really wonder where this will all go.

Rational Thought on August 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

**************** ATTENTION H/A Crew **************

Be advised,not to Big Cap your EXTREMIST wording!!

That is all,resume back to your BattleStaion KeyBoards!
(snark)

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

It’s a sad world when voting to protect the unborn is somehow extreme, and voting to let those that survived botched abortions die somehow isn’t.

changer1701 on August 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I have mixed views on the A topic. But well said Changer.
If everyone could physically witness something like that and feel nothing..evil.
I wonder..Zero voted for that…could he see his child survive an abortion and trash it like garbage?
When people don’t see or have to experience something- guess it is easy to say whatever..Makes me ill and I am not extreme extreme.

In the meantime..more Lies. I expect it to increase.
Where is Wilson..with his You Lie! True words and I am glad he said them.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Ryan wants all women forced to bear rapists babies!

profitsbeard on August 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Getting tired of leftist scum roaming free, defecating all over the landscape.

rayra on August 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

How many times have these jerks jumped to smear conclusions for Dear Leader and then had to walk it back..? I’m betting zero times.

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

As Brad DeLong writes, for one reason or another Ryan did quite a lot of trading of individual bank stocks in 2008 so the timing of this particularly transaction isn’t particularly noteworthy when put in that context. For posterity’s sake the original item is below now in strikethrough.

Plus, there was a considerable trading in bank stocks during that time frame, and a lot of it, like mine, were to take gains or minimize anticipated losses, given the general business reportage at the time. Anyone with half a brain saw the perfect storm was coming.

OT: By the way, Mary Katherine, happen to catch you on O’Reilly tonight, your segments with Juan the only thing I watch on the show. You really gotta find a 12-step program as in Beating Up On Libs Anonymous. It comes so easy to you and you do it so well, it must be an addiction. ;-)

TXUS on August 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Ryan wants all women forced to bear rapists babies!

profitsbeard on August 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Dems want to rape all the women who Ryan subsequently expects to carry the children to term.

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

F*ck Matthew Yglesias.

rrpjr on August 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I’m with you.

I dont find it gracious. If had any honor or principles he wouldn’t have done/said it to begin with. They play to inflict damage then plead..oh..my bad. To late. Its a game..Gracious my a$$.
Thanks Yglesias..your sooo gracious and commendable. /

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Lie and lie big, no one will remember the retraction.

Grunt on August 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

More relevant today than ever. Stuff goes over the web, and it is repeated forever. I believe it is the fundamental current Big D calculation.

PaleoRider on August 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Which will go bankrupt first? Medicare or the MSM?

ardenenoch on August 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

As I have said before, now that he is a candidate the press cannot just gloss over these things and lie like when he was a Congressman. They know he will be explaining and he will get coverage and make them look like the fools they are. So protection mode is now turned on, note, Wolf Blitzer and DSW. I love this, he is going to make them choke on being somewhat honest!

bluemarlin on August 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

How many times have these jerks jumped to smear conclusions for Dear Leader and then had to walk it back..? I’m betting zero times.

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I’ll take your bet..Zero for Zero. They live in his rectum.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Go for it, MKH. NewsBusters does a fine job, but we need all the help we can get.

Del Dolemonte on August 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

All hail Buzfeed, the Politico without the Political Science.

rob verdi on August 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I agree! Why does buzzfeed get so much traction, it’s all Obama BS, without even an attempt to be even.

It must just be Smith? really?

ccrosby on August 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

what better way to benefit from a 24/7 incessant news cycle. Lie your a$$ off and then hope you get lost in the subsequent noise when you have to retract it.

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

What’s next? New York Times has to retract their statement that Paul Ryan kidnaps children in his treehouse?

Eventually the attacks will cumulative be so absurd as to cause everyone to tune any attack out no matter how minor/major whether based in any remote truth at all.

Varchild on August 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Which will go bankrupt first? Medicare or the MSM?

ardenenoch on August 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

By the grace of God The Fifth Column Treasonous Media… Or so I am praying…

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 10:11 PM

what better way to benefit from a 24/7 incessant news cycle. Lie your a$$ off and then hope you get lost in the subsequent noise when you have to retract it.

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

ted c:Yup,too late,its already out there!:)

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I wonder..Zero voted for that…could he see his child survive an abortion and trash it like garbage?
When people don’t see or have to experience something- guess it is easy to say whatever..Makes me ill and I am not extreme extreme.

In the meantime..more Lies. I expect it to increase.
Where is Wilson..with his You Lie! True words and I am glad he said them.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I don’t believe he would let something like that happen to his own child, which makes voting to allow people to do it with others all the more baffling. The fact they even view something like that, trying to save babies born alive, as somehow hindering Choice is utterly baffling. It’s one of those things that drove me to vote against the man, though I didn’t like McCain much.

changer1701 on August 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

This just in: New York Times–Paul Ryan kidnaps children in his treehouse. Details to follow/

KCB on August 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

More relevant today than ever. Stuff goes over the web, and it is repeated forever. I believe it is the fundamental current Big D calculation.

PaleoRider on August 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

The lie is half-way around the world before the truth can put its pants on.

Rio Linda Refugee on August 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

On the Social Issues…
Opposing gay marriage makes electoral sense for our side. All 32 states have rejected gay marriage, and though some questionable polls suggest majority support, most of this support is lukewarm, while opposition is intense. Indeed, so intense that there are a huge number of Dem leaning independents amd Dems themselves that could switch to our side based on that single issue. But Romney must strongly convince them that he’s not just another “evolver” on the issue, or anti-gay marriage Dem leaners will vote Dem. All we need to do is avoid coming off sounding a bit clumsy on the issue, like Santorum did. On the other hand, if Romney actually explicitly changed his position to being firmly in favor of gay marriage, he wouldn’t gain a single vote as far as I can figure. (Think about it.)

But abortion is a more mixed. Intensity is felt on both sides. And ~ only 20% support outlawing abortion in cases of incest or rape. That extreme and arguably ultra-insensitive (even barbaric) position is the kiss of death among the electorate.
So it is very good that Paul Ryan did not take that position!

anotherJoe on August 13, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Ryan stole mint thins from The Girl Scouts when he was 8!

profitsbeard on August 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Election ForeCast:

Continual Sh*t Winds,with off and on Sh*t fronts,
with Donkey Pee,raining most of the time,

dress accordingly,to the area,your in!!
(snark).

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

1) Pro-life groups would love to know why Ryan did not support a pro-life bill
2) This could be a very valid claim as Peter Schweizer’s book reveals that congress has exempted itself from insider trading laws until this year. This is not gossip but a legitimate charge and Rep.Ryan should release his records to disprove the claim. So should all member of that congress by the way.

promachus on August 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

O.M.G….NO JOKE,Obama is on
the WEATHER CHANNEL!

WTF!!

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Paul Ryan six feet two inches of women warring fury

Slade73 on August 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I don’t know if I can take this through November 6th.

Liberals lie like never before. They lie with glee. They’re proud of it. The internet and media are full of liberals with second grade grammar repeating talking points AS IF THEY THOUGHT OF IT THEMSELVES.

Their liberal leaders are wicked. Wicked, wicked people. And I don’t use the word “wicked” lightly. I use it in Biblical terms.

Too much is at stake for me to bury my head in the sand until November. But I honestly don’t know how I’m going to withstand the onslaught of wicked, pernicious lies.

/steaming

Grace_is_sufficient on August 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM

We need to come up with another name for ‘smear’ that’s tied to Obama.

Baracked?

faraway on August 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Yup,I`m not crazy,found it!!

President Obama tours drought-stricken regions in the U.S. heartland

http://www.weather.com/tv/programs/Open-Mike.html

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I don’t believe he would let something like that happen to his own child, which makes voting to allow people to do it with others all the more baffling. The fact they even view something like that, trying to save babies born alive, as somehow hindering Choice is utterly baffling. It’s one of those things that drove me to vote against the man, though I didn’t like McCain much.

changer1701 on August 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Well changer, I think the word baffling is an understatement but thanks for your comment/reply. I think you nailed a good point. I said what I did to point out..yes..would he do that to his own child? But no problem with any other baby out and breathing and disposed of like excrement. I dont care whose baby it is..its a human. People scream about the atrocities in the world..heh..and the liberals..but then have no problems trashing babies born from botched borts. Thats so sick I cant comprehend. The selective outrage and hypocrisy kills me.
I gather your an Indy then..or I am assuming..which I shouldn’t. I dont like McCain in the least either but those were the choices. And we have our choices now. I am not a Bush fan either..but over Kerry/Gore..well..again..lesser of evils. Which in my young life..all I have ever had. Sure others here to share my feelings.
I support Palin and she was helpful in my enthusiasm besides just my vote against Zero. Thanks for your courteous response.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

It’s still the economy and we’re not stupid!

MJBrutus on August 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I once heard a comedian talk about the first time he had sex — “She didn’t have to be good, she just had to be there.”

The attacks in Ryan don’t have to be right, they just have to be out there, they’re pee in the swimming pool.

29Victor on August 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Grace_is_sufficient on August 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I share your feelings. Your not alone.

I have been taking many breaks-helps. Dont bury your head but keep it clear. Enjoy your family and life a bit. Don’t let them rob you of that mentally. My take. Hurts you..not them. Easier said then done. I dont even watch the news..period. I get upset enough from what I read. I try to stay balanced.

Your handle..Grace..you will need it.

Chin up.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM

It’s still the economy and we’re the non identity type voters, the informed voters and non entitlement leeches are not stupid!

MJBrutus on August 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

FIFY

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Ryan wants all women forced to bear rapists babies!

profitsbeard on August 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Doesn’t that make him a muslim or something too?

Harbingeing on August 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Grace_is_sufficient on August 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Hang in there!!..You can steer!..:)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Excellent post!..:):)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2012 at 10:45 PM

MJBrutus on August 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM

+ 100..Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Ryan wants all women forced to bear rapists babies!

profitsbeard on August 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Doesn’t that make him a muslim or something too?

Harbingeing on August 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

After Obama, that angle no longer matters.

What matters are those dangerous Christian extremists!

Who want to turn America into a puritannical gulag run by Jerry Falwell clones!

And take away your p0rn!

And The Pill!

And kill granny. too!

And remove our asphalt!!!!

profitsbeard on August 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Which will go bankrupt first? Medicare or the MSM?

ardenenoch on August 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM

…hopefully the later…but we need an organized effort to do that!

KOOLAID2 on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Nothing is worse than extreme extremism!

KCB on August 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

I find Moderate Extremism more my cup o’ tea.

socalcon on August 14, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Left wing delusional hacks, all of them. They live in a world where they are heroes and everyone else evil. They are children. And it is catching. I see it everywhere.

pat on August 14, 2012 at 12:56 AM

It’s a sad world when voting to protect the unborn is somehow extreme, and voting to let those that survived botched abortions die somehow isn’t.

changer1701 on August 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

To be fair, our jug-eared tyrant never voted in support of no care for those infants surviving a botched abortion. That would take a level of political courage not yet demonstrated by the worthless vile bastard infesting the Presidency. He voted present.

Which, of course, is worse because it shows that Obama was unwilling to even commit or not to something as basic as the life and death of a helpless baby.

Happy Nomad on August 14, 2012 at 7:02 AM

O.M.G….NO JOKE,Obama is on
the WEATHER CHANNEL!

WTF!!

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Well, his acceptance speech included the fact that he was going to turn back the very seas like Moses or something.

Happy Nomad on August 14, 2012 at 7:05 AM

MKH,

It may be also worth adding an update to point out to anti-abortion voters that his vote on the sanctity of life act does not necessarily mean he is for the “rape, incest, and health” exception, which many of them see as a cop out due to see the ending of unborn as wrong in all cases.

That fact is fairly obvious if you read the article, but if someone was just scanning the headline…

Bluray on August 14, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Who could characterize as “extreme” legislation which the voters of Mississippi (yes, Mississippi) rejected at the polls? Nothing extreme here. Move along.

plewis on August 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM