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  •  Won't happen at the national level. (10+ / 0-)

    Most* Republicans have no intention of passing an anti-abortion bill at the national level.

    It's too good of a fund-raiser for them.

    It's too good of a hot-button issue at the state level.

    Imagine what happens to fundie turnout if abortion ever gets 100% outlawed at the national level. Yeah. It'd drop like a rock, especially since Oh Noes Teh Gayz isn't working for them so much any more.

    They know they're getting their butter only if the toast doesn't actually go in the oven.

    (If you need more proof, look at the early 2000s when they had complete control of House/Senate/WH. They didn't even try to pass such a bill. Hell, they didn't even try to put a rider on a WoT bill, when they had 9/11 as a whip.)

    * yes there are some total nim-nut true-believers who can't even tell where their bread is buttered, but they'll never out-number or out-maneuver the con-artists.

    "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

    by nosleep4u on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 07:55:16 AM PDT

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