Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Downplaying the endorsement

Tim Walberg’s campaign manager is downplaying President George W. Bush’s endorsement of Joe Schwarz in the Battle Creek physicians bid for re-election.
“It’s still a one-on-one race, and Walberg is a pro-life conservative and Congressman Schwarz is a liberal who supports abortion on demand,” Joe Wicks told the Lansing State Journal.
Bush’s endorsement is seen by some political observers as a boost to Schwarz’s campaign for a second term in Congress.
Wicks told The Associated Press that Bush’s blessing was expected.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walberg must stop the lying and dishonesty if he's to have any credibilty. I've never seen anyone who claims to be a clergyman spew so much nonsense, lies and half-truths to get attention to his sorry campaign.

Schwarz is pro-life, he doesn't believe in abortion on demand. As a physician he's worked to codify life-affirming end of life delimmas doctors face based on ethics, morality and reasonable medical evidence. This is pro-life in action! Congress will not tackle this issue anytime soon. Roe v. Wade is settled law, plain and simple. Congress cannot overturn it. Schwarz has more than an 80 percent approval rating with RTL. That's not "pro-abortion."

In fact, nobody is pro-abortion and it's irresponsible to label anyone with that title.

Walberg needs to stop his pointless and dishonest rhetoric. Congress has enough liars without him. He should save CFG's money and get out of the way before he embarrasses himself any further.

Maybe he will get the PTL endorsement (Preachers that Lie!)

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Joe in Dexter yesterday. He says he votes with the president 80-85% of the time. Also said Rumsfeld was 'brilliant'. Don't think he'll be getting much Democratic cross-over support this time around. Independents aren't too happy with the increasing debt level either. Bad news for Joe.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny... the Right to Life and Club for Growth endorsements are all-important, but when the PRESIDENT endorses the other guy, suddenly it's not a big deal.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

Joe Schwarz is not pro-life. He has taken money from Planned Panenthood and Republicans for Choice. He has said that he supports Roe v. Wade. Tim Walberg is the only real pro-lifer in the race and Right to Life recognizes that.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your logic assumes every single Right to Life member holds candidates to the 100% litmus test. However, just like pretty much every single issue under the sun, there is a debate. This one has been going on for a few years now.

Words like life, death, pro-, anti-, choice, etc. are loaded with history and take on a unique meaning in the context of this debate. In the real world, not one single person is anti-life. Everyone is pro-life. And, I have never run into anyone who is pro-abortion. Every single person I've discussed this topic with would like to see fewer abortions. I can't think of one who would disagree that an ideal world would be abortion-free.

But, then we all must come back to reality. I am not going to tell a mother and a father their daughter must carry the rapist's baby to term and I will not let anyone call me pro-abortion. I would rather concentrate on the crimes of rape and incest. I would rather educate people on abstinence and, if the choice has been made, contraception. I think the real problem in society is unwanted pregnancies. If we all put 1/10th of the anger, motivation, effort, money, time, caring, prayer, and love into the cause of ending unwanted pregnancies, this world would be a better place.

Instead, I fear we will continue to debate abortion, with no real movement on the issue, because we all live in a real world with real problems.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I checked, President Bush and Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis didn't endorse liberals.

11:18 PM  

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