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August 23rd, 2012
07:09 PM ET

Storm Brewing for GOP

Abortion issues linger, as does an approaching tropical storm, for Republicans. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

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  1. K Starre

    Just saw Wolf Blitzer interview this nice new Utah mayor running for Congress - black, Mormon, female and so enthusiastic with ideas abounding. I wish she had been asked, "And if you got into Congress and Romney got elected, how would youfeel if a majority Democratic rule blocked almost every idea you brought up? No matter how well -thought out, no matter with how much potential. Because let's not lose sight of thefact it is what her party as done -announced it in advance. Shall we continue this way?

    August 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
  2. John

    Unemployment 8.3%, GDP 1.5%, 25 million people unemployed under employed or just stop looking for work. Medicare going broke in a little over 10 years and all the President can talk about is abortiion and Gay marriage. Th whole DNC convention is about this. Wolf you must be proud of being a Democrat and an Obama supporter

    August 28, 2012 at 3:17 am |
  3. Joan

    The GOP is so fractured right now. There is the large, influential segment controlled by the Tea Party which is so set in its philosophy that it won't even consider compromise and has led to a stagnant, failing Congress for the last two years. There are the few who like Paul's ideas and lean Libertarian. There is the really radical right which is really scary and has its roots in the issues of the past especially in the south. There is the large evangelical group which thinks their beliefs are the only correct ones and want to impose those beliefs on everyone else. There are the NRA supporters who use the 2nd amendment to cover up a lot of serious gun problems in the US. The founding fathers must be rolling in their grave because they obviously never meant ordinary citizens to be able to be armed like military combat officers. There are those who signed pledges to an unelected lobbyist Grover Norquist under the threat of being black balled by his group if they didn't sign. Isn't that extortion? As Bush 41 said "Who the H- is Grover Norquist" and Rep. Simpson summed him up as dangerous. There are the millions of gullible listeners to the rants of many, many radio and TV hosts who often exaggerate or even lie without being fact checked and these people believe these untruths. Where is the once respectable GOP party that had its principles, worked for the best of the country not just getting elected again and could come together with the other party to reach responsible compromises? Sometimes I think it would be best if the Republicans really got thumped in this election and the whole bunch of obstructionists and radicals would be booted out. Then the party could really houseclean and try to get back to its roots and principles. Wouldn't that be best for them and the country?

    August 27, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  4. Jim Thomas

    Let the woman who is p.g. make the decision,not the gov.or the church.It is none of their dam business plus they have enough problems to fix.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    August 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  5. m oliver El Paso, TX

    Romney like to work in secret keeping certain information like tax returns, those like to talk about abortion this guy remain me of president Nixon keeping thing in secret, look at the mass he made, that cost him his presidency.

    August 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
    • cameron Camp

      ROMNEY wants everything his way. He doesn't want to show his tax receipts and no one can make him. So the people think he's hiding something ..he can't be trusted. He wants Akin out even though people want him to stay as they too believe as he does. Now he says he doesn't want any discussion or questions about abortion. There are other issues as well. Don't the people have free will? Is this an example of how he is going to RULE the people? Let the people have some say and listen to them.

      August 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm |

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