April 11, 2016
“I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.” —Chris Matthews
Pragmatist - a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of his or her actions.
The reason I added the above definition of pragmatist is because that is exactly what Trump is and how he responds. He takes a practical, common sense approach to most subjects. Caught off guard by the continual jabbering and interruptions of Chris Matthews, he answered quickly with the pragmatist’s mind set. In retrospect, he rescinded his original statement, and he was right to do so.
Here's what he said, "If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman," Trump said. "The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb."
Trump is a Strong GOP Pro-Life Candidate
Who in Trump’s campaign told him to do the Chris Matthews Hardball show? Why should Trump reward the bad behavior of someone who believes the Marxist Muslim in our White House is a wonderful president. Obviously, the hypothetical questions asked by Matthews were skewed and purposely asked to put Trump in an awkward position.
Not once would Chris Matthews shut up long enough for Trump to speak a full sentence. Like many who interview, they are more interested in what they have to say than what their guest has to say. Here’s the video.
And here’s a portion of what transpired:
A woman in the audience asked Mr. Trump about a woman’s right to choose her own reproductive health. Of course Donald Trump answered that he was pro-life, with the three exceptions. Matthews interrupts and asks, “What should the law be on abortion?” Trump answers that the law will depend upon who gets elected, especially with the loss of pro-life Supreme Court Judge, Scalia.
Matthews then says, “I’ve never understood the pro-life position. What crime is it?”
Trump answers, “Well, it’s human life!”
Matthews continues, “Should a woman be punished for having an abortion? Should abortion be punished?” Matthews then interrupts Trump and says, “This is not something you can dodge.”
Trump answers, “People in certain parts of the Republican party say yes they should be. I would say that it’s a very serious problem that we have to decide on. Are you going to say ‘Put them in jail.’”
Matthews says, “No, that’s what I’m asking you because you say you want to ban it.”
Trump says, “I am pro-life and I am against it.”
Matthews says, “How do you ban abortion, how do you actually do it?”
Trump states, “They’ll go back to a position like they used to have, where some may go to illegal places, but you have to ban it.”
Trump then asks Matthews, “Are you Catholic, then how do you feel about the Catholic church’s position?”
Matthews answers, “Well, I accept the teaching of my church on moral issues.”
“And do you concur with their position?” asks Trump.
“I concur with their moral position,” states Matthews
“But what do you say about your church?” asks Trump.
Matthews answers, “But the churches make their moral judgments, but you running for president of the United States will be Chief Executive of the United States. Do you believe in punishment for abortion? Yes, or no as a principle.”
“The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment,” answers Trump.
“For the woman?” says Matthews
“Yes, there has to be some form of punishment.”
“Ten years?” says Matthews.
“I don’t know. That I don’t know.”
“Why not, you take positions on everything else.”
“Trump says, “Because it’s a very complicated issue. I’m pro-life.”
Matthews interrupts which he’s very good at doing, and then Trump says, “But the Catholic Church is pro-life.”
Matthews says, “We’re not talking about my religion.”
Trump answers, “But we are talking about your religion. You say you’re a very good Catholic.”
Matthews says, “I never said I was a very good Catholic.”
Matthews continues to press Trump, who states he’s not going to play that game, and it continues to disintegrate into back and forth with Matthews continually talking over Trump.
The Reality of Abortion
Is there punishment for the woman who kills her unborn child? For anyone other than a cold hearted Hillary supporter, yes, there is punishment, maybe not immediately, but often times later on there is pain from what they’ve done, and from the loss. They’ve not only deprived their own child of life, but they’ve deprived the grandparents, siblings, father, cousins, etc. of a child they should have known. Abortion causes two things, death to one, and pain and loss to the other, and the pain the woman struggles with later can be very devastating.
Is there punishment in our society for murder of the unborn? Remember Scott Peterson? He was the husband who killed his wife, Lacey, and their unborn child, Connor. He was convicted and sentenced to death for the first degree murder of Lacey and the second degree murder of Connor. The unborn child was murdered, and Peterson is sentenced to death.
What about when a drunk driver hits and kills a pregnant woman? Many states will charge the drunk driver with two manslaughter homicides. Some will not, depending on their laws. However, in many cases, there is punishment for the murder of an unborn child.
The argument on murdering your own unborn child will never end, but the result is always the same, a dead baby and a mother who may later feel deep regret and sadness. That alone is the punishment.
Trump and Pro-Life
In Moonies for Cruz, by Ann Coulter, she was writing about Ted Cruz’s constant lies about Trump’s pro-life stance:
Back in 1999 -- 17 years ago -- when Donald Trump was considering a presidential run on the Reform Party ticket, he said this when asked about abortion by Tim Russert on "Meet the Press": "Well, look, I'm very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still -- I just believe in choice."
Russert then asked him specifically if he'd ban partial-birth abortion. Trump said, "No. I am pro-choice in every respect and as far as it goes, but I just hate it."
A year later, Trump wrote in his book "The America We Deserve": "When Tim Russert asked me on 'Meet the Press' if I would ban partial-birth abortion, my pro-choice instincts led me to say no. After the show, I consulted two doctors I respect and, upon learning more about this procedure, I have concluded that I would indeed support a ban."
Sometime in the intervening 16 years, Trump became fully pro-life.
You can say you don't believe him -- just as you might say you don't believe Cruz has truly changed his mind on amnesty, the wall, or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, etc. But to claim Trump is pro-choice today -- present tense -- is what's known as a "lie."
The following is from a delightfully well-spoken cyber buddy in New York.
Trump’s resilience in the face of the oppressive GOPe, DNC, and MSM is inspiring. Normal folks get kicked around their whole lives, remain married, do not violate laws, try to raise their children properly, etc. Politicians rarely exhibit these qualities. Of course, Trump is not one of them...thank God!
Politicians can’t keep it in their pants.
They are stupid on purpose, because they have an agenda.
They pander to their donors, not the people.
Most of them give these lofty speeches, but it’s all lies.
They will use a war record as an excuse to get elected, and then milk it while they live off our taxes, and retire with millions from lobbyists.
Professional politicians are lawyers who want to steal from ‘We the People’ rather than actually working a job like we do. I’m not so sure many lawyers actually work, but maybe a couple perform some valuable service to somebody somewhere.
So it was great to see Trump on Long Island.
Wisconsin reminds us how many truly stupid people there are in this country. It is a shame they made it to adulthood with their heads up their own asses.
Savage just had a guy on who pointed out that it may have been democrats voting for Cruz that cost Trump the Wisconsin election, that and voter fraud.
Democrats do not have to vote in the democratic primary since that’s all been fixed for Hillary. They can jump in and screw up the GOP’s. So, Go Trump!
And I second these words. Go Trump! We desperately need you to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.