October 19th, 2012
04:55 AM ET

Borger breaks down the Catholic vote

CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger talks about the Catholic vote in this year's election.

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  1. Leonida

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    February 26, 2013 at 6:26 am |
  2. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    October 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. Using my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module, the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book can help you:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...
      by the Alzheimer's Disease Society

      October 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
    • Poltergiest

      Hi, Strawbot.

      October 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
    • .

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      "pervert alert"

      This troll is not a christian..

      October 22, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      October 22, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  3. Reality



    Scroll down the page to see the actual numbers.

    October 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • hippypoet

      i believe its reality that you need...you are seriously missing something.

      just so ya know, if you believe in god then you should be happy these babies were aborted....they are with god now afterall...shut up, grow up, and learn something outside the bibles bullshi.t.....moron.

      October 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
    • Poltergiest

      Yes, if Bush Sr. has only used a condom properly, alot of things might have never happened.

      October 19, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
    • Reality

      The reality of se-x, contraception and STD/HIV control: – from a guy who enjoys intelligent se-x-

      Note: Some words hyphenated to defeat an obvious word filter. ...

      The Brutal Effects of Stupidity:

      : The failures of the widely used birth "control" methods i.e. the Pill (8.7% actual failure rate) and male con-dom (17.4% actual failure rate) have led to the large rate of abortions and S-TDs in the USA. Men and women must either recognize their responsibilities by using the Pill or co-ndoms properly and/or use safer methods in order to reduce the epidemics of abortion and S-TDs.- Failure rate statistics provided by the Gut-tmacher Inst-itute. Unfortunately they do not give the statistics for doubling up i.e. using a combination of the Pill and a condom.

      Added information before making your next move:

      from the CDC-2006

      "Se-xually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a major public health challenge in the United States. While substantial progress has been made in preventing, diagnosing, and treating certain S-TDs in recent years, CDC estimates that approximately 19 million new infections occur each year, almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24.1 In addition to the physical and psy-ch-ological consequences of S-TDs, these diseases also exact a tremendous economic toll. Direct medical costs as-sociated with STDs in the United States are estimated at up to $14.7 billion annually in 2006 dollars."

      And from:

      Consumer Reports, January, 2012

      "Yes, or-al se-x is se-x, and it can boost cancer risk-

      Here's a crucial message for teens (and all se-xually active "post-teeners": Or-al se-x carries many of the same risks as va-ginal se-x, including human papilloma virus, or HPV. And HPV may now be overtaking tobacco as the leading cause of or-al cancers in America in people under age 50.

      "Adolescents don’t think or-al se-x is something to worry about," said Bonnie Halpern-Felsher professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. "They view it as a way to have intimacy without having 's-ex.'" (It should be called the Bill Clinton Syndrome !!)

      Obviously, political leaders in both parties, Planned Parenthood, parents, the "stupid part of the USA" and the educational system have failed miserably on many fronts.

      The most effective forms of contraception, ranked by "Perfect use":

      – (Abstinence, 0% failure rate)
      – (Masturbation, mono or mutual, 0% failure rate)

      Followed by:

      One-month injectable and Implant (both at 0.05 percent)
      Vasectomy and IUD (Mirena) (both at 0.1 percent)
      The Pill, Three-month injectable, and the Patch (all at 0.3 percent)
      Tubal sterilization (at 0.5 percent)
      IUD (Copper-T) (0.6 percent)
      Periodic abstinence (Post-ovulation) (1.0 percent)
      Periodic abstinence (Symptothermal) and Male condom (both at 2.0 percent)
      Periodic abstinence (Ovulation method) (3.0 percent)

      Every other method ranks below these, including Withdrawal (4.0), Female condom (5.0), Diaphragm (6.0), Periodic abstinence (calendar) (9.0), the Sponge (9.0-20.0, depending on whether the woman using it has had a child in the past), Cervical cap (9.0-26.0, with the same caveat as the Sponge), and Spermicides (18.0).

      October 20, 2012 at 12:39 am |
  4. Honey Badger Dont Care

    So people who are a member of a cannibalistic, sky daddy worshiping cult matter in this upcoming election? Only in their dreams.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
    • Disgusted

      All you atheists sound exactly like Madeline Murray O'Hare. Same words, no meaning. Wasn't she killed for her money by another atheist?

      October 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  5. Sam Yaza

    religious liberty my 2ss your the same people that burn down Muslim centers, you only want for your self not for others

    October 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      Jesus asked you to think about others not your self, why are you going against Jesus teachings, lest face it you just fear change, you cowards

      October 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • Disgusted

      Muslim's follow a false religion created by the Pharisees that worship Satan. We can't help that you were mislead.

      October 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Disgusted.. and your fantasy is "truly" real because????

      October 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
  6. Sam Yaza

    its against the Atheist religious doctrine to support christian lunacy, so why are you Christians not fighting for their religious liberty

    October 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Disgusted

      Don't fret Sam Yaza. We give morons enough rope to hang themselves.

      October 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Disgusted..in that case you better stay away from rope.

      October 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
  7. Reality

    Breaking down the votes that will again win the election for Obama aka the leader of the Immoral Majority:

    From the Guttmacher Inst-itute- August 2011

    "In 2008, 1.21 million abortions were performed, down from 1.31 million in 2000. However, between 2005 and 2008, the long-term decline in abortions stalled. From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal abortions occurred.[2]"

    i.e. making the number of Immoral Majority voters approximately 100 million in 2012.

    More from Guttmacher:

    "• Fifty-four percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method (usually the condom or the pill) during the month they became pregnant. Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users report having used their method inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users report correct use.["

    And if half of these aborting "mothers and fathers" have had two abortions, the Immoral Majority would still be a huge voting bloc i.e. ~75 million, enough votes to give any presidential candidate the differential votes needed considering many voters vote straight Democratic or Republican tickets no matter what the issues are.

    (There are roughly 55 million registered Republicans. There are roughly 72 million registered Democrats. And there are roughly 42 million registered independents.)




    October 19, 2012 at 8:08 am |
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