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Roland Martin drops the mic 🎤 on "PRO-LIFE" (Original Post) underpants Jun 2023 OP
Dayum, he nailed it. MLAA Jun 2023 #1
I always think of this guy and wonder what he did to draw DU's attention Ex Lurker Jun 2023 #33
😆 underpants Jun 2023 #37
He nailed it as well based on the size of that poor fish! MLAA Jun 2023 #40
DAAAAAAAAAAAAYUM!!! calimary Jun 2023 #58
If you let people shoot up schools and give only thoughts and prayers lip service. LakeArenal Jun 2023 #2
That's what I thought too. AllyCat Jun 2023 #35
Truth! ShazzieB Jun 2023 #41
In the womb and then when they are hollering treestar Jun 2023 #3
Preach! brer cat Jun 2023 #4
Wow. Get this on TV, FB, Youtube and wherever else you can stick videos. Maraya1969 Jun 2023 #5
And of course, they don't care about the life of the woman unblock Jun 2023 #6
Welp you asked him to be clear in what he's saying Hugh_Lebowski Jun 2023 #7
Longer youtube video. Swede Jun 2023 #8
Thanks! PatSeg Jun 2023 #10
TY , that made my day. NoMoreRepugs Jun 2023 #12
oh thank you thank you barbtries Jun 2023 #19
totally worth watching the entire show. barbtries Jun 2023 #21
And none the less inthewind21 Jun 2023 #27
no shit. barbtries Jun 2023 #31
+1 progressoid Jun 2023 #34
I agree with his position completely, of course, but I didn't love all the yelling. ShazzieB Jun 2023 #43
Agree. I hate being yelled at. LakeArenal Jun 2023 #45
Good to know I'm not the only one! ShazzieB Jun 2023 #46
This message was self-deleted by its author Skittles Jun 2023 #47
sometimes yelling is called for Skittles Jun 2023 #50
true that The Jungle 1 Jun 2023 #53
I'm not a fan of yelling either, in these discussions Skittles Jun 2023 #61
I thought he gave her equal time without letting her dominate. The Jungle 1 Jun 2023 #62
Wow... markie Jun 2023 #9
Well done Ohio Joe Jun 2023 #11
Perfect!!! lark Jun 2023 #13
Wow! I want to see this guy at town hall meetings across the country. wnylib Jun 2023 #14
Do you understand now? TreasonousBastard Jun 2023 #15
Womb to the tomb In It to Win It Jun 2023 #16
Preach it, brother, preach it. May all who hear this, go forth and do likewise. Hekate Jun 2023 #17
Lettuce Prey czarjak Jun 2023 #30
Whos is this man? barbtries Jun 2023 #18
Roland Martin underpants Jun 2023 #20
thanks barbtries Jun 2023 #22
He inthewind21 Jun 2023 #28
i don't watch much of the cable shows anymore. barbtries Jun 2023 #32
IKR. I was thinking, what is the name of my new husband?? I love this man. nt okaawhatever Jun 2023 #24
me too! barbtries Jun 2023 #26
Yes, cksmithy Jun 2023 #23
Me, too. I'm in my 70's and I well remember the situation pre Roe v Wade. SharonAnn Jun 2023 #42
You are right. I was there, too. raging moderate Jun 2023 #55
Excellent! Thank you! liberalla Jun 2023 #25
That very scene has played out around my dining table... Hugin Jun 2023 #29
K&R Torchlight Jun 2023 #36
Exactly Roc2020 Jun 2023 #38
If you are "pro-life", you are also anti-war, anti-death penalty, pro-gun control, niyad Jun 2023 #39
WOW! K&R! Rhiannon12866 Jun 2023 #44
It's not pro-life to ignore the woman's right to an abortion. patphil Jun 2023 #48
applause BlueWaveNeverEnd Jun 2023 #49
Hell yes! onecaliberal Jun 2023 #51
Why do we let them call it "pro life'? usonian Jun 2023 #52
Sorry but we need to scream more The Jungle 1 Jun 2023 #54
Roland Martin! Wow, I haven't seen him in many years. Good to see see he hasn't changed much DFW Jun 2023 #56
Telling like it is! Emile Jun 2023 #57
Passionate Genius Oppaloopa Jun 2023 #59
100% true wendyb-NC Jun 2023 #60

calimary

(82,054 posts)
58. DAAAAAAAAAAAAYUM!!!
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 10:29 AM
Jun 2023

PREACH!!!

And the moral of that story IS: if THAT’S where you stand, then you are NOT “pro-life”.


PREACH IT!!!

LakeArenal

(29,042 posts)
2. If you let people shoot up schools and give only thoughts and prayers lip service.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 11:17 AM
Jun 2023

You are not pro life and you don’t care about sustaining life.

ShazzieB

(17,022 posts)
41. Truth!
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 07:15 PM
Jun 2023

Protecting life in the womb = controlling women and their choices. Easy peasy! Them wimmins is out of control anyways and needs to be reeled back in!

Protecting life anywhere else would affect the choices of men, as well as women, an obvious no-no!

unblock

(52,892 posts)
6. And of course, they don't care about the life of the woman
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 11:28 AM
Jun 2023

There's no such thing as a risk-free pregnancy, and the pregnancy slavers think the woman should have suffer that risk against her will.

barbtries

(28,881 posts)
21. totally worth watching the entire show.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 02:11 PM
Jun 2023

though she can't give an inch. not an inch. sigh

nonetheless he made his point.

 

inthewind21

(4,616 posts)
27. And none the less
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 02:38 PM
Jun 2023

Made her look like a complete fool. Can I get an AMEN! I chocked on my coffee when she tried to claim republicans support community health programs and local hospitals.

barbtries

(28,881 posts)
31. no shit.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 02:48 PM
Jun 2023

she had no argument. she sounded really lame. i just wonder at how she apparently cannot see that for herself.

ShazzieB

(17,022 posts)
43. I agree with his position completely, of course, but I didn't love all the yelling.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 08:52 PM
Jun 2023

My reaction to this was mixed, because I hate it when people are constantly interrupting and shouting over each other. That's a major turnoff for me, regardless of the content, who's right/wrong, etc. There were some excellent points made here, but there were also times when I just wanted ALL of them to shut up for a hot minute, take a deep breath, and then take turns talking!

I agree with every word Roland said (what I could hear of it, lol), and I agree that the anti-choice lady was laughably uninformed about a lot of things, but I think he could have made his case even more powerfully by letting her state her case without interrupting constantly, and then taking her points down one by one, complete with factual examples.

I enjoy spirited discussions, but I'm not a fan of screaming matches, which is what a lot of this seemed like to me.

Response to ShazzieB (Reply #43)

 

The Jungle 1

(4,552 posts)
53. true that
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 09:01 AM
Jun 2023

She sat there and took the beating she knew was coming.
They know they are not pro life.

Skittles

(154,037 posts)
61. I'm not a fan of yelling either, in these discussions
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 02:19 PM
Jun 2023

but sometimes when one side is just so freaking hypocritical and WON'T shut up, it is necessary- and hoo boy did he NAIL it

 

The Jungle 1

(4,552 posts)
62. I thought he gave her equal time without letting her dominate.
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 03:05 PM
Jun 2023

However she had no content. The community health centers were started by Obama. Yet that was her only point

wnylib

(22,297 posts)
14. Wow! I want to see this guy at town hall meetings across the country.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 01:11 PM
Jun 2023

I want to see him speaking to Congress. He should be IN Congress. Powerful speaker.

Hekate

(91,747 posts)
17. Preach it, brother, preach it. May all who hear this, go forth and do likewise.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 01:35 PM
Jun 2023

And let us all say, Amen


barbtries

(28,881 posts)
18. Whos is this man?
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 01:51 PM
Jun 2023

I been screaming this for years but he put it so succinctly, so entirely, I need to share this if I can get it on a different platform. Does anyone know his name???

barbtries

(28,881 posts)
32. i don't watch much of the cable shows anymore.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 02:49 PM
Jun 2023

only videos i find here and there. I should have known who he is but anyhow I do now.

cksmithy

(234 posts)
23. Yes,
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 02:14 PM
Jun 2023

to everything he said. Back in the day, before abortion rights were legal, those opposed to abortion were for the death penalty. The pro-lifers have never been for life for everyone, they just want control. I am a woman in my 70's. I remember how it was and I don't like how it is now (in many states).

SharonAnn

(13,800 posts)
42. Me, too. I'm in my 70's and I well remember the situation pre Roe v Wade.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 07:54 PM
Jun 2023

Many women's lives were badly damaged. Some women died. others suffered permanent injuries.

raging moderate

(4,347 posts)
55. You are right. I was there, too.
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 09:34 AM
Jun 2023

I remember women dying or having permanent injuries. I also remember the long, long debates at the Supreme Court, with extremely detailed information presented by many very knowledgeable people in sworn testimony, over long months, and Supreme Court justices obviously doing a lot of reading on the subject and asking many questions of those giving the testimony, before making their decision.

niyad

(115,065 posts)
39. If you are "pro-life", you are also anti-war, anti-death penalty, pro-gun control,
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 06:34 PM
Jun 2023

and pro-clmate change solutions. Otherwise, you are a WOMAN-HATING, CHRISTOFASCIST, THEOCRATIC, GESTATIONAL SLAVER, FUCKING HYPOCRITE.

patphil

(6,376 posts)
48. It's not pro-life to ignore the woman's right to an abortion.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 11:14 PM
Jun 2023

She's already living, and the fetus in the womb is merely potential life.
I don't see life as beginning until the child is born, and a soul is received with the child's first unaided breath.
That's life. Before that point it's just existence.
And then, these so-called pro-lifers do nothing to help mom and her newborn child. They're on their own from that point forward.
Their position on this is truly despicable.

usonian

(10,433 posts)
52. Why do we let them call it "pro life'?
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 02:36 AM
Jun 2023

When it isn't?

Why do we accept their terminology? Why do we let them define the discourse?

It's not pro-life. It's GOVERNMENT CONTROL of personal life.

THEOCRACY, ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION DENYING OTHERS.

Pardon the all-caps.

 

The Jungle 1

(4,552 posts)
54. Sorry but we need to scream more
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 09:31 AM
Jun 2023

So when are republicans going to release their healthcare plan for America? Still waiting. We have been waiting for decades! Republicans are not pro life!
She had one point that she repeated over and over. Community health centers are not the solution to systemic racism and healthcare in America.
Pa got told their entire school funding system is unconstitutional. Republicans in the Pa Senate are still blocking any fix. There are 214 schools in the Philly school system there are only ***7 libraries in the Philly school system.*** That folks is the face of systemic racism. Republicans do not care. Republicans want to destroy public education and do not care about healthcare for the poor.

DFW

(54,935 posts)
56. Roland Martin! Wow, I haven't seen him in many years. Good to see see he hasn't changed much
Thu Jun 29, 2023, 09:39 AM
Jun 2023

Yeah, he can get a little blustery at times, but when it's a useless "talk over them until you win" Republican, that is the ONLY thing that works, and Roland Martin is SO good at not losing a breath while staying coherent, the radical right doesn't get away with their crap with him.

He went out partying with our two daughters one night at New Year's, MANY years ago. Our girls were already a little tipsy, but it was a larger group, and Roland was on his best behavior. Where DOES the time go?

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