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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Rick Snyder Dodges Pro-Life Question, But Says He's Pro-Life - Part 2

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Fri Apr 02, 2010 at 02:58:37 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, elections, abortion, Rick Snyder (all tags)

    Rick Snyder is a bit of an enigma. One year ago, I wouldn't have been able to tell you who the heck he was. Yet, here we are month away from the GOP primary and Snyder is in the running for the nomination according to polls. I would like the opportunity to ask him personally, but he seems to have shied away from social issues altogether, painting himself as a fiscal conservative. That may be so, but being part conservative and part either unknown or so-called 'moderate' isn't going to play well here in MI (for instance, see John McCain circa 2008, who got blown out in this state). Without Snyder going on record with his views outside the fiscal side, conservatives have been forced to resort to indirect data. Last week, he dodged a question at a townhall in Ann Arbor when asked when life begins. It's a simple enough question, mind you. Thus, that incident got added to my list of indirect data that includes:
    1. His adviser, pro-abort John Weaver, is to McCain what Rove was  to Bush, and left the GOP for a time to be a Democrat adviser

    2. Weaver and his other adviser, John Yob, tend to only work for  pro-abort 'moderates'

    3. Snyder gave money to John Dingell (D), who is a big pusher of  ObamaCare that includes taxpayer funded abortions, on several occasions

    4. Snyder gave money to IMP-PAC,a group that can be boiled down to a  single primary issue - abortion-on-demand in the GOP platform

    5. Dodged the question of when life begins entirely in Ann Arbor March 26, 2010

    Snyder held another town hall in Sterling Heights on Wednesday March 31. Someone in the crowd asked him there when life begins. Incredibly, he dodged the question! Again! Long-term, that is simply not going to fly here. Just as in Ann Arbor, he did call himself pro-life, pro-family. I'd really like specifics as to what exactly that means to him. Thanks to citizen journalism and YouTube, the exchange in Sterling Heights was caught on tape:

    What's up with the non-answer answer? It's obvious that I am not the only conservative in the state that wants to know. Anyone from the Snyder camp explain your candidate's stance on the life issue with specifics rather than deflections? Seriously - I have to know!

    < To DPS' Old Guard, Kids Come Second | Democrat Bruce Hawley to run as Republican for Mi-073 seat >

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    Two things. (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Sun Apr 04, 2010 at 10:05:54 AM EST
    First, if you're going to bring a camera, don't bother to hide it. You'll get a more direct response like with Rep. Hare here.

    (Go to the 0:45 mark)

    Second, at least he didn't take 17 minutes to give his response.

    When life begins, a simple question? (none / 0) (#4)
    by ironfist on Tue Aug 03, 2010 at 11:02:49 PM EST
    Hello... I won't be popular here, I'm sure.  

    I don't begrudge anyone their opinion on anything, but to blankly state that the question of when life actually begins is a "simple enough question" is incredulous.  What you are really saying is that the answer is simple enough as long as he agrees with your exact position on it.

    Of course, any question is easy enough to give a clear answer to, but that isn't how it works in politics, no matter who you are and what you might believe.

    I hate the fact that today's Republicans automatically have to support conservative Christian ideals.  I have been looking for a Republican candidate for 20 years that was fiscally conservative, pro-business, and non-Christian.  The closest I got was Ross Perrot and that guy was crazy.

    I suggest you all take a step back and start thinking like a sneaky liberal... hide your true "morality police" intentions and hide behind a logical, fiscally based platform.  Your evil influence will not be realized before it's too late.

    God help me for wanting to pay less taxes at the cost of my morality.

    • Oh... by ironfist, 08/03/2010 11:15:24 PM EST (none / 0)
    • Bad logic by Republican Michigander, 08/04/2010 09:57:08 AM EST (none / 0)
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