James Woods, Democratic Congressional Candidate, Mails Condoms to Pro-Lifers

Categories: Election 2014

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In response to a letter-writing campaign promoted by an anti-abortion organization, Democratic congressional candidate James Woods is mailing back condoms -- campaign condoms.

The form-letters sent to Woods, who's running for the Congressional District 5 seat currently occupied by Republican Congressman Matt Salmon, asked him to sign a pledge to fully support the "sanctity of life" in a candidate survey from the National Pro-Life Alliance.

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"Woods did return the survey, but stood in opposition to the entire platform of the Alliance," Woods' spokeswoman Seráh Blain tells New Times.

The people who mailed this letter to Woods will also be getting some protection in the mail from the Woods campaign headquarters. Woods' campaign also included a letter explaining why he's not going to support the platform of the National Pro-Life Alliance.

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Blain tells us Woods and the campaign staff wanted to respond to these form-letters from the pro-lifers respectfully, but also wanted to do something to get the point across. (This ought to do it.)

There's been no run to the center for Woods, who's challenging the incumbent congressman in the Republican-heavy East Valley district. Neither Woods nor Salmon have opponents in next week's primary election.

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Matthew Elliott
Matthew Elliott

"109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs"" 109 million Americans living in a household that received benefits from one or more programs is not 109 millions Americans living on welfare. Stop lying, or at least lie about the topic of the article.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

LOL, I like this guy's style!  I'd vote for him if I was in district. 

getmeouttahere
getmeouttahere

This guy's got some brass ones....wish he lived in my district so I could vote for him. Alas, I'm stuck with slimy David Schweikert, who's unopposed in the primary and probably going to be running unopposed in the general too....

Jb Sp
Jb Sp

I bet they all have holes poked in them...

james8394
james8394

Someone with thoughtful ideas running for office. He has no chance. 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

This comment is only tangentially related to abortion, but everyone is reminded that Salmon's son and a nephew of Jeff Flake's were an item for a time. They made an extraordinarily cute couple. For the same-sex marrriage issue to hit so close to home didn't change Salmon's anti-gay stance. That is in stark contrast to GOP Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, who upon learning that his son is gay, became a vocal advocate of gays gettin' hitched. Clarification: I suppose they may still be together, but I really don't know.

Gryphonkin
Gryphonkin

Maybe if places paid more than 7 dollars an hour they wouldn't need welfare to feed themselves.

anita.romanowski
anita.romanowski

James Woods is an advocate for the people.  To even suggest that this man would do something so despicable is an affront to all that is good and decent.

RetiredArmy
RetiredArmy

Good lord I hope not. The members of the National Pro-Life Alliance form a gene pool of self serving, narcissistic, Satan worshipers who support or turn a blind eye to state sponsored murder by lethal ejection. The world would be a more peaceful and loving place without their spawn polluting the minds of future generations.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Now, about the abortion ish. Anti-abortions disapprove of rubbers as well. Sex is for making babies only and anything that might thwart implantation of a fertilized egg is sinful. IMO, Woods' slipping a condo into letters to pro-lifers is a stroke of genius. It gives him an edge in the election by convincing more independents to vote for him.


efysmith
efysmith

@eric.nelson745 What? "Anti-abortions disapprove of rubbers as well."
Are you truly that stupid? The VAST majority of pro-life individuals fully support birth control, as statistics show. 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@efysmith @eric.nelson745 'Course now, I never meant that ALL anti-abortionists disapprove of rubbuz. But the hyper-religious ones certainly do. They are so dedicated in their opposition to any form of contraception with exception of abstinence, they'll do anything, legal or otherwise, to deny family-planning services to women. They're a large chunk of the "pro-life" movement. Don't try to claim otherwise unless you have stats to back it up. Now let's take a walk down memory lane. Before approximately 1980, condom rappers stated that they were "sold for the prevention of disease only." Which meant that anything having to do with prevention of babies was strictly taboo.

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