House Votes to Defund Abortionist Planned Parenthood

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Rep. Mike Pence’s (R-Indiana) amendment to defund Planned Parenthood passed 240-185 in the House

The House just approved Rep. Mike Pence’s amendment to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, checking off a hot-button social issue even as it set up a bigger showdown over defunding the health care law.

The vote was 240-185 with 11 Democrats voting for the amendment, and seven Republicans voting against. One member voted present. A group of Republicans on the floor applauded when the vote hit 218.

Pence, of Indiana, touched off a vicious back-and-forth Thursday night in which Republicans insisted the organization is too aggressive about performing abortions and several Democrats charged that the GOP was waging a “war on women.”

Pence said the amendment captures a rough public consensus that they accept legal abortions, but don’t want to pay for them.

He did get House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to weigh in on his side, declaring, “The time has come to respect the wishes of the majority of Americans who adamantly oppose using taxpayer dollars for abortions.”

Although Planned Parenthood did not use these funds for performing abortions, the funds did support the organization in a generic infrastructure sense to perform abortions – and at taxpayer expense.

Planned Parenthood estimates it received a quarter of the $317 million in Title X funds appropriated last year. They use the money for pelvic exams, breast exams, safer-sex counseling and basic infertility counseling, among other things.

Pence took his fight against Planned Parenthood to the next level after the release of a series of videos by the group Live Action –videos that they say show Planned Parenthood employees advising actors posing as pimps on information on how to get abortions, STD testing and birth control for their underage prostitutes.

Cantor said last night that Planned Parenthood had been caught “red-handed.”

Planned Parenthood has been getting by with a wink and a nod for decades (largely supported by the Democratic Party) while being the largest abortion provider in the country. Time to stop the government and the use of my tax dollars to support abortion.

Let Planned Parenthood do it privately – if they can.

William Kristol: The 2012 GOP Nomination is Too Important to Waste

Posted Posted in Chris Christie, Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Sarah Palin

So, about whom is Bill Kristol referring?

  • Sarah Palin – who Kristol has said will NOT run
  • Mitch Daniels
  • Mike Pence
  • Chris Christie

What do you think?

The 2012 GOP presidential nomination is too important to waste. And it’s too important for candidates who might be successful to pass up. Any Republican leader who cares about the future of the country, and who thinks it’s possible he or she might be the best nominee, should keep an open mind about running. Donors, activists and citizens should keep an open mind about who would prove to be the best nominee, and watch to see how they all perform–in Congress, in statehouses, in debates, and on the stump–over the next year. It’s worth getting this nomination right.

Flap’s Answer: All of the above

Indiana Rep. Mike Pence to Run for President in 2012?

Posted Posted in Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels

Indiana Congressman Mike Pence, rumored as a possible GOP presidential contender in 2012, headlined a multi-county event in eastern Iowa Friday night before heading to western Iowa to campaign on behalf of U.S. Rep. Steve King. Note this is from July 2009.

No, I don’t think so.

MIke Pence will run for Indiana Governor
, replacing GOP Governor Mitch Daniels, who may indeed run for President.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence is scheduling Republican Lincoln Days Dinner all over Indiana, Howey Politics Indiana has learned.

It is the best clue yet that he is preparing to launch a 2012 Indiana gubernatorial campaign, as opposed to seeking the presidency. “He is scheduling larger counties,” a Republican source told HPI on Monday.

“If he is running for President, it would be an interesting and novel strategy. We could call it the Win Indiana Strategy!”

If Pence were to launch a presidential campaign, he would be more likely to spend this winter and spring in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina – the key early primary and caucus states.

Pence spokesman Matt Lloyd told HPI over the weekend that the congressman has not scheduled any media events to announce future plans. The GOP field cleared just before Christmas when Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced she would not run due to “minor health problems.”

Pence has also been the center of presidential speculation after winning a conservative straw poll last August. Pence opting to run for governor would then potentially pave the way for Gov. Mitch Daniels to enter the presidential race.

With Obama rising slightly in the polls, why not obtain executive experience by serving as Indiana Governor and bide your political time.  Pence will run for Indiana Governor.

And, Eric Erickson at Red State will have to choose again.

Indiana GOP Rep. Mike Pence to Run for President?

Posted Posted in Mike Pence

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Representative Mike Pence (R-IN) speak to reporters during a news conference about their goal of permanently extending Bush-era tax rates at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 2, 2010

My bet is he runs for Indiana Governor and then perhaps for President in 2016 or 2020 – if he so desires.
If Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence decides to run for president, he’ll announce his candidacy before the end of January.

A source close to Pence told POLITICO that the conservative congressman still hasn’t decided whether to run for president or if he’ll opt for a gubernatorial bid instead. But sitting Republican Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman’s announcement Monday that she won’t run for governor appears to be pushing Pence toward Indianapolis.

Sarah Palin Stresses Her Electability as a Reason for Presidential Run

Posted Posted in Mike Huckabee, Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin

Palin stresses her electability as a reason to run for president in 2012

Over the past month, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has quietly altered her case for the presidency in a savvy shift of rhetoric.

The lofty goal? Turning the main reason a Republican might oppose her into the primary reason for voting for her. If she can pull it off, the nomination might be hers, but she is up against a tough set of barriers.

Every candidate must have a compelling reason for running, and until one month ago, Palin’s was simple.

In October, she told “Entertainment Tonight” that she would only run if the field were missing a candidate who had “common sense” and “pro-Constitution passion.”

It there were such a candidate, Palin would opt out of a race and be “their biggest supporter and biggest help-mate.”

That answer boxed Palin in considerably, because the field will likely include at least a few candidates who fit those criteria. For example, Palin gave a ringing endorsement to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), a possible 2012 candidate, in his reelection bid earlier this year.

“He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular. He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns — and you know how I feel about guns!” she said of him at the time.

And there are other names closely associated with the Tea Party movement, of which Palin is a prominent member, who might run: Rep. Mike Pence (R) of Indiana, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).

If the economy does not improve substantially and President Obama continues to sink in the polls, Sarah Palin will run for President. But, she will enter the race late. In the meantime, she will do events, raise money and keep in the public eye – on Fox News.

The Big 4 candidates in the race, other than Sarah Palin, will be Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. I don’t think Newt Gingrich will be a factor. In a multi-way GOP primary Sarah Palin will definitely be a top tier candidate. But, the attack ads of Romney and the others might be brutal and sink her candidacy.

Mike Pence Hedges on Evolution and Looks Like a Fool

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Indiana GOP Congressman Mike Pence on Hardball with Chris Matthews

Why is Mike Pence dodging questions on evolution, creation and then spins to Global Warming?

Pence comes off as a typical POL with no clear views on the issues because he does not wish to offend any of his constituencies and Matthews makes a FOOL of him.

Is there any wonder why American voters are leaving both Democrat and Republican Parties, becoming independents and upset about their government?

Work on your beliefs and then your message, Congressman.

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