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Nancy Pelosi Endorses Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Illinois Democrat Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski

Nancy Pelosi Endorses Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Illinois Democrat Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi,, said on Thursday that she supports Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and his bid for re-election, even as other Democrats have said they oppose him because he opposes legal abortion and LGBT rights.

The seven-term congressman from Chicago, who opposes abortion and voted against Obamacare, marriage equality and immigration reform, is the most conservative member of the House Democratic Caucus and so far right of center he might as well be a Republican but that doesn’t stop Pelosi.

“This is the Democratic Party. This is not a rubber-stamp party,” Pelosi said in an interview with the Washington Post in May.

Lipinski’s position on abortion and LGBT rights has drawn strong opposition from progressive and pro-abortion lawmakers such as Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., both of whom have endorsed his primary challenger, Marie Newman. Lipinski has not been endorsed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

DNC President Tom Perez said, “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”

Lipinski said that “Democrats have to know that they’re going to have the full support [of the DCCC] even if they’re not straight in the party line,” and that the party will need candidates who are not straight in the party line if they want to win back a majority.

Pelosi’s support for Lipinski is even more puzzling given that, as a member of the House Democratic caucus, he’s consistently voted against Pelosi’s own reelection bids to serve as Democratic leader. 

No SOPA For You! – White House Kills SOPA – Wikipedia And Others Will Still Go Dark 1/17 In Protest Of PIPA

Well news has come from Washington via an unlikely ally, that of  SOPA opponent Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) confirmed today that the Obama administration’s opposition to SOPA has effectively killed the bill,  for now.  “The voice of the internet community has been heard. Much more education for members of Congress about the workings of the internet is essential if anti-piracy legislation is to be workable and achieve broad appeal.”

In a nutshell Obama’s opposition to SOPA means that John Boehner no longer has the votes to pass the bill with the Democrats and tea partiers standing against it and now with Obama’a and public opposition to SOPA  the bill too toxic for BONER (censor that motherfucker) and the House to take up.

The demise of SOPA is one thing but PIPA in the U.S. Senate (Protect IP Act) scheduled for a Senate floor vote on Jan. 24 and could easily sneak through under the radar thanks to Blue Dog (faux Republican) Democrats like Chuck Schumer.

In protest of PIPA Wikipedia will join Reddit.com, BoingBoing.net, IHeartChaos.com, and the entire Cheezburger Network, which will go dark for 12 hours on Wednesday. 

Wikipedia will blackout all  3,848,305 articles in the English Wikipedia.