More on the Case Against Diane Tebelius

City2160In Part I of "No Horse in the Race…" I gave testimony of Diane Tebelius’s disengenuous position on human life.  Some readers might be interested in her position on other issues as well as her party management style. 

Inspite of her best efforts to declare to the media that the Republican Party was united with her "One Team, One Mission" theme for the convention last May, the truth is, we were, and still are, a divided party.  Coming out of that convention, I wrote a recap, entitled "Two Teams/Two Missions at the Washington State Republican Convention", you can read it at The Reagan Wing

The divide is partly due to the fact that party leaders like Diane Tebelius either do not understand or do not share Republican principles.  This is clearly the case when it came to her defending the Republican platform that came out of her "united" convention.  She had a very tough time reconciling it with her own views, which she tried her best to hide, when she faced the press and eventually appeared on the Lou Dobbs show.   The state party platform made national news when it called for a restoration of the original intent of the Fourteenth Amendment.  I wrote this piece at the time defending the platform, since she couldn’t give it any more than "Oh, this is a hot issue, and Republicans are just trying to grapple with it."  It’s understandable that many Americans do not understand the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment (especially if they attended public schools), but Diane made no effort to understand the activists in her party who wrote the amendment to the platform, that was overwhelmingly passed by the grassroots activists in the party who actually read the constitution and believe in it.  But the information is available to anyone looking for the truth

But Diane does not appear to be interested in the truth.  Only supressing it. 

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No Horse in the Race Part II-“The Esser of Two Evils”

Esser
This is Part II that I didn’t have to write.  It’s the case against "Plan B": Luke Esser.  Doug Parris says it all in "The Esser of Two Evils".  Here’s an exerpt:

In
2006, "Empress Gregoire" (LOTP translation: Our Governor Christine Gregoire/AKA "Queen Christine"), threatening anyone on the State Pharmacy Board
who didn’t agree with her with expulsion, demanded, on behalf of
her pro-death constituency, that the Board adopt regulations forcing
all Pharmacies to stock the Abortion Drug “Plan B” and
dispense it to women without a prescription. This regulation, besides
enormously profiting the producers and distributors of this human
pesticide, who lobbied hard for it, and besides endangering innumerable
women, was a direct violation of Washington State Law. Nevertheless it
was demanded by the radical, fascist, anti-choice Left, and opposed by
the whole of the Pro-Life Movement.
Demonstrating a lack of political judgement rare, even among Washington State’s pragmatists, Luke Esser stepped in to say HE AGREED WITH GREGOIRE.

No Horse in the Race Part II-”The Esser of Two Evils”

Esser
This is Part II that I didn’t have to write.  It’s the case against "Plan B": Luke Esser.  Doug Parris says it all in "The Esser of Two Evils".  Here’s an exerpt:

In
2006, "Empress Gregoire" (LOTP translation: Our Governor Christine Gregoire/AKA "Queen Christine"), threatening anyone on the State Pharmacy Board
who didn’t agree with her with expulsion, demanded, on behalf of
her pro-death constituency, that the Board adopt regulations forcing
all Pharmacies to stock the Abortion Drug “Plan B” and
dispense it to women without a prescription. This regulation, besides
enormously profiting the producers and distributors of this human
pesticide, who lobbied hard for it, and besides endangering innumerable
women, was a direct violation of Washington State Law. Nevertheless it
was demanded by the radical, fascist, anti-choice Left, and opposed by
the whole of the Pro-Life Movement.
Demonstrating a lack of political judgement rare, even among Washington State’s pragmatists, Luke Esser stepped in to say HE AGREED WITH GREGOIRE.

No Horse in the Race for Washington State Republican Chairman-Part I

2002768882This Saturday, the Washington Republican State Committee will have its bi-annual re-organizational meeting.  They will either elect a new chairman or re-elect Diane Tebelius.  So far, it’s Diane vs. Luke Esser.  Neither of them can truly say they are pro-life, and neither of them has what it takes to turn this party around.  Below is the pro-life case against Diane. 

The first time I ever spoke to Diane Tebelius, the current Washington State Party Chairman, it was at a pro-life event. She was running for Congress and courting the hosting pro-life organization, The Susan B. Anthony List, for an endorsement (which she did not succeed in obtaining, but neither did any of her opponents). When we spoke, I asked her to contrast herself with the others in the race (which included Luke Esser, who is now her challenger for State Party Chairman
). I meant contrast herself on the issues. Her answer was, "Oh, we basically all have the same views. But may the best woman win." (In case anyone needs reminding, she was the only woman in a four-way primary race).

Then, I asked her what her position was on abortion. She said, "I’m pro-life, but I have the ‘three exceptions’". Now, I had heard many variations on what exceptions people give to exclude the right to life to pre-born children, but I wanted to see which ones were hers and find out if there is a definitive term called "the three exceptions". So I asked, "and which exceptions are those?" I guess she was not prepared for that question. Her answer was, "Um…well…uh…(covering her forhead and looking down, then back up), oh…you people always ask that!" She was like a middle school student who’d read her notes for the exam but forgot to study them. These weren’t her own ideas, but what her advisors had told her to say. Apparently we were all supposed to know what "the three exceptions" were and accept them without question. It took her a few minutes, but she did come up with them.

Months later, when I saw her again, she came up to me and said, "I think I’m going to get the SBA endorsement." I said, "oh really?" She said, "yeah, there’s just a couple of things we’re not quite in agreement on, but I think I’ll get it." "Oh, and The Wish List also contacted me." (The Wish List is a "pro-choice" Republican women’s group.) SBA did not endorse her, even though they have often endorsed candidates with "the three exceptions." Apparently, there wasn’t much to her "pro-life positon". And the only way, we’ll ever know if The Wish List endorsed her or not is if we become contributing members of their organization. They do public endorsements, but they also do "private endorsements" for candidates who their endorsement might do more harm than good if the word is out beyond their contributors.

Judie Brown “Shreds the ‘Seamless Garment'”

33830browthumbnail_1If you’re not familiar with Judie Brown, President and co-founder of American Life League, you should be.  She has written an important new book with the provocative title, Saving Those Damned Catholics.  Chronicling "the reasons why the current mess within the Catholic Church is not something that should surprise anyone, whether Catholic, Protestant, or just curious."  The reason for the mess, in short, is dissidence within the Church’s own ranks, primarily within the clergy itself.

I can’t wait to read it.  My favorite endorsement of it comes from Congressman (B-1-) Bob Dornan: 

"With wit, insight and fearless presentation of the facts, Saving Those Damned Catholics shreds the “seamless garment” most Catholic Bishops use to cloak their sinfully silent consent to legalized abortion. Saving Those Damned Catholics will inspire you with the fortitude and the will to tackle this eternally urgent mission."

If you’re pro-life, Catholic and Republican, you, like me, have a two-fold mission: 1) defending orthodoxy in the Catholic Church (because if our message to the world is weakened, who will defend innocent life, not to mention, proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and the need for salvation?) and 2) ensuring we have a political party that works for the end to legalized abortion. 

H.T.: Causa Nostrae Laetitiae

Judie Brown “Shreds the ‘Seamless Garment’”

33830browthumbnail_1If you’re not familiar with Judie Brown, President and co-founder of American Life League, you should be.  She has written an important new book with the provocative title, Saving Those Damned Catholics.  Chronicling "the reasons why the current mess within the Catholic Church is not something that should surprise anyone, whether Catholic, Protestant, or just curious."  The reason for the mess, in short, is dissidence within the Church’s own ranks, primarily within the clergy itself.

I can’t wait to read it.  My favorite endorsement of it comes from Congressman (B-1-) Bob Dornan: 

"With wit, insight and fearless presentation of the facts, Saving Those Damned Catholics shreds the “seamless garment” most Catholic Bishops use to cloak their sinfully silent consent to legalized abortion. Saving Those Damned Catholics will inspire you with the fortitude and the will to tackle this eternally urgent mission."

If you’re pro-life, Catholic and Republican, you, like me, have a two-fold mission: 1) defending orthodoxy in the Catholic Church (because if our message to the world is weakened, who will defend innocent life, not to mention, proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and the need for salvation?) and 2) ensuring we have a political party that works for the end to legalized abortion. 

H.T.: Causa Nostrae Laetitiae