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Friday, October 28, 2016

Laura Bush — who outed herself as pro-abortion rights and marriage equality in 2010 — told CNN’s Erin Burnett that she didn’t think the GOP’s stands on social issues were a “mistake” in the 2012 election, but “there were obvious examples of candidates that I think frightened some women.”

She went on to say, “But they were the exception rather than the norm.”

Likely the former First Lady was referencing Senate candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, whose pained defenses of opposing abortion even in cases of rape cost them their elections.

However, Akin and Mourdock’s beliefs on abortion are, in fact, the GOP “norm.” The Republican Party platform bans abortion in all cases — the same stand taken by Paul Ryan, the 2012 GOP vice-presidential nominee and a frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination.

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  • Seriously Laura…ya think!

  • Michael Kollmorgen

    Laura Bush Says Some Republicans ‘Frightened Some Women.

    That is the UNDERSTATEMENT of the century!

  • Siegfried Heydrich

    Baby steps . . . though let’s face it, the only reason she could say even that is because her husband is no longer in office nor running for an office. For any GOP candidate to even hint agreement with this would political suicide, so those who have nothing to lose can start the process of pointing out that they have a problem

  • Laura Bush may be showing signs of intelligence within the Republican Party, unless it’s another Freudian slip by Paul Ryan had earlier today

  • bpai99

    “My husband thinks a bibliography is the biography of the person who wrote the Bible.” – Laura Bush

    • garryowenault

      At least thee is one educated person in that marriage.

    • CPAinNewYork

      Can you believe that turkey Bush graduated ffrom both Yale and the Harvard Business School? Don’t those institutions have any pride?

    • And such a knowledgable man was President of the United States for 8 years.

  • stcroixcarp

    Laura, which GOP candidates didn’t frighten women?

    • garryowenault

      From he results of the Election in 2012, most likely 97 % of them.

  • I like Laura Bush. In fact, I think she could have done a lot better in choosing a husband, but her polite statement has got to be the epitome of understatements. “Some” Republicans frightened “some” women? How about the GOP/TP scared the daylights out of most women?

  • RobertCHastings

    Laura Bush has been one of the most beloved of first ladies, regardlessof her husband’s shortcomings (no pun intended). Her coming out, publicly and vocally, as she has with Erin Burnett, signals a clear schism within the Republican party, between Republicans and the Tea Party. If this rift is not repaired within the next twelve months, it will prove disastrous for the Republican party in 2014. There are too many decent people in the Republican party who have had enough of kowtowing to the extremists, and will either not vote in 2014, or will switch their allegiance. The dominance of the minority Tea Party is waning, and goodsense is finally returning to the Republican party, maybe(?).

  • JDavidS

    Some Republicans frighten women? Some free advice, Laura… don’t open your eyes and roll over in the middle of the night.

  • elw

    I don’t know about anyone else, but all Republicans frighten me.

    • july860