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Condemnation by patriotic Americans

An anonymous ex-official told me this tonight: It is important to note that the outrage against the President’s comments with the Russian leader is not partisan attacks from Democrats or principled stands by Republicans, but bipartisan condemnation by patriotic Americans…
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Christie Todd Whitman Even More Down on the GOP

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Governor Christie Todd Whitman was a fairly moderate Republican Governor in New Jersey whose moderation wound up losing her the gig as George W. Bush’s head of the EPA.  After she was pushed out of that job she wrote a book called, “It’s My Party, Too.”

Not so sure she feels this way as this video of an appearance on RNN shows her increasing frustration with the GOP and the radicals running the national party.

via Talking Points Memo

Chris Christie is on the wrong side of history – and the GOP

Seventy-five prominent GOP officials – including former Bush and Reagan cabinet members, former governors, and top consultants Republicans rely on for advice and direction – have signed on to an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California’s Proposition 8.

Chris Christie’s on the wrong side of history.

Among the signers is California’s Meg Whitman. Chris Christie campaigned for her when she ran for governor there (she lost). They were on the same side on marriage – then. She campaigned on a promise to defend Prop 8. It’s a reversal for her, like many of the signers. [More of them, below the fold].

Gov. Christie Todd Whitman [no relation] is also there. She’s long waged a losing battle to urge her party to stop catering to the far-right. Whitman says she wants government out of marriage, favoring a European model where couples regardless of gender can be legally recognized, with “marriage” left to religion. She dismisses the usual scare tactics:

“I’ve been married 36 years and I’m not worried about a gay couple somehow threatening my marriage.”

Last week, the Obama administration filed a brief calling DOMA unconstitutional.

Amicus briefs don’t always make this much news. But this one represents a seismic social shift. Evolution. Same kind (absent years of abusing gay people with rhetoric and policy) that President Obama recently went through.

But, hey – evolution is evolution. Let libertarians get there because they want government out of their beeswax. Let conservatives get there by recognizing not much is more conservatizing than a neighborhood of married folks. Or maybe they got there by the reality slap that hating on women, gay folks and Spanish-speaking immigrants sucks for business. Whatevs.

Chris Christie is on the wrong side of history.

“Women’s Health Is Being Held Hostage By Ideology and Propaganda”

With the above words Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37) welcomed pink-attired attendees to a rally in front of a Planned Parenthood site in Englewood which no longer has sufficient funds to open on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Family planning and women’s health care are under assault both in the House where Republicans passed a bill to eliminate all federal funding for Planned Parenthood and in New Jersey where Governor Christie also opposed its funding. Senator Lautenberg said, “We’re going to make sure Planned Parenthood can continue serving the health care needs of families in New Jersey and across the country.”

Senator Lautenberg went on to say, “Planned Parenthood is under attack by Tea Party Republicans who have put their extremist ideology above women’s health.” A smaller contingent of opponents held a particularly nasty sign which said Planned Parenthood was aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking. Sen. Lautenberg engaged the protesters and quieted them as he asked if they support mammograms, cervical exams and other routine health services the agency provides.  more below…