Abortion is a mainstay of TEA/GOP rhetoric, especially when they get backed in the corner. On Meet the Press David Gregory asked DeMint to respond to a statement by former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s that there was a “dark vein of intolerance” in the TEApublican party which is evident in many of their statements and actions and policies. Tea Partier Jim DeMint immediately changed the subject to abortion after being asked about his party’s institutional and pathological racism.
“The fact that we are losing over 3,000 unborn children a day is an important issue,” DeMint opined. “But Republicans or conservatives should not engage in a wish list about exceptions for abortion when the other side will not even agree that we have real people, real human beings. And we need to fight the battle where it should be fought. Life is important. We know from all the new technology and improved sonograms that we do have a baby.”
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