Media Alert: Charmaine on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell on Pro-Life Politics


Thumbnail image for Charmaine_ABCNews_Now_PlanBApproved.jpgCharmaine is back in Minneapolis-St. Paul for the GOP convention. Last night she worked the National Review and Weekly Standard parties meetings.

She has avoided the liberals who are smashing up St.Paul and beating up the (non-violent) cops. The liberals are hiding behind face coverings — like bandits.

This is legal in the Twin Cities.

Charmaine on an earlier appearance on ABC

Unrelated to the domestic terrorists, Charmaine will be debating a pro-abortion-choice woman and abortion in conservative politics, Jennifer Stockman.

Andrea Mitchell, from NBC, will be moderating. Check listings for MSNBC.

Hit time is 12:30 local time — 1:30pm Eastern.

Sex is always the theme — not with conservatives — but with liberals.

The Obama mantra would be that teens are going to do it, so let’s all educate them to be efficient, proficient [f-word deleted by Charmaine the Editrix] [no, it wasn’t THAT F-word…].

As long as they don’t smoke…

We can agree that it is best that teens don’t smoke.

We can agree that it is best that teens don’t drink.

So let’s agree that it is best that teens wait for sex.

We do not tolerant teens having a smoke.

We do not tolerant teens having a drink.

We should not tolerant teens having sex.

The Obama abortion defenders demand that the government teach safe sex techniques.

We do not teach safe drug use.

We do not teach safe alcohol use.

We do not teach safe cigarette use.

The goal in any human behavior is not perfection but to teach and work to the ideal.

If you are going to drink and drive, use a seatbelt.

If you are going to do drugs, use a clean needle.

If you are going to smoke, use filtered low tar.


If you are going to have sex, use a condom…?

This is liberal logic: We demand that children and teens be able to make adult decisions.

When adults set up the premise for failure for children and teens, (they are going to do it anyway…) we are condoning — not condemning the behavior. Somebody has to be the (discerning) parent.


Thank you (foot)notes,

The Abstinence Clearinghouse points us to The Heritage Foundation,

Christine Kim and Robert Rector of The Heritage Foundation, presented a comprehensive review of 21 prior studies of the effectiveness of abstinence and virginity pledge programs. Two thirds of these studies appeared in peer-reviewed publications.

“The overwhelming majority of prior studies of abstinence education report positive results,” Christine Kim said. “Sixteen out of 21 studies of abstinence education found youths who received abstinence education had lower rates of sexual activity or other positive behaviors, when compared to youths who did not receive abstinence training.”

Emphasis mine. Heritage continues,

Specifically, 11 of the 15 evaluations of abstinence programs reported positive findings. Five of the six studies of virginity pledges also reported positive findings…

Heritage also reminds us that the government funds sex ed $12 for every $1 in abstinence only. Abstinence only is outspent $12 to 1 by the government.


An eligible abstinence education program is one that:

A) has as its exclusive purpose, teaching the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by abstaining from sexual activity;

B) teaches abstinence from sexual activity outside marriage as the expected standard for all school-age children;

C) teaches that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and other associated health problems;

D) teaches that a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity;

E) teaches that sexual activity outside the context of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects;

F) teaches that bearing children out-of-wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for the child, the child’s parents, and society;

G) teaches young people how to reject sexual advances and how alcohol and drug use increase vulnerability to sexual advances; and

H) teaches the importance of attaining self-sufficiency before engaging in sexual activity.


Alert Readers will recall that Charmaine and Your Business Blogger(R) sat in the President’s Box in DC’s Kennedy Center with Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan. See The Devil Wears Prada and Alan Greenspan: Nuance and Silence.

See the Bill Bennett comment on the Palin family pregnancy on NewsBusters. It is refreshing to see conservatives on the attack.

See Charmaine’s previous media quotes here and also here.


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6 Responses

  1. W says:


    I’m not supportive of the Palin decision, though I realize it was for vote getting purposes….disaffected Hillary voters, shores up relationships with conservatives, enhances the McCain maverick image, etc. My problem is not with Palin personally. I think she’s a sharp cookie and appreciate her taking on the causes that she has. My problem is that she is a mom with 5 children, 1 of which is only 4 months old with special needs. Now we’re going to make her Vice President of the United States? It’s a case of misplaced values in my opinion.

    That shouldn’t be interpreted that I’m abandoning the GOP ticket however.


  2. Carol says:


    I read with interest about Charmaine’s activities, but the comment about the liberals hiding behind masks and being violent – and that it is legal in the Twin Cities I found tremendously


    …I don’t appreciate

    the slant you have on the news.

  3. Jack Yoest says:

    W, the baby may have special needs, but he’s not tied to a machine — dad and children and support system will help a mom on the go.

    Finally, a woman has mastered the balance of work-family and it is a conservative. I expect that she will have her little one very close by with ‘walk-in privileges’ to the VP’s office.

    This is not to say that is will not be a challenge with five kids. Charmaine and I have been leap-frogging careers for decades attempting the balance and many tasks and dreams suffer — like getting all the laundry done…

    No. Palin does represent our family values — we don’t want someone in the executive branch working overtime — it is not effective management. Look at the presidential workaholic Jimmy Carter. Success at these levels is NOT dependent on hours worked.

    Thank you for commenting,


  4. Jack Yoest says:

    Carol, you are correct on two items:

    1) I use “lberals” and “anarchists” interchangeably. Hard to tell the difference sometimes. But you are right: I should start being more accurate. I’ll use “liberal anarchists” from now on…

    2) Wearing a mask in public IS legal in St. Paul. It is a very liberal city, you see. I did not mean to imply that all liberals are violent — only those who would permit the dismemberment of babies.

    Conservative protesters in Denver didn’t do masks and didn’t jump on police cars.

    I don’t think this is a “slant.”



  5. Mo says:


    So fascinating to see the discussion of Palin’s daughter play out…..really

    wish folks would bring her to Gloucester where, of course, eighteen families

    are coping w/ the Palin’s challenge, a story that was international news. She

    could bring such a positive focus to the issue!

    I think she’s fascinating and so emblematic of the average American family!

    Saw you w/ Andrea yesterday, Charmaine….awesome job!


  6. Steve says:

    You guys see this? Something to it? Won’t her husband do child care?

    Did she have a period when she cut back work dramatically to care for kids?

    Did Palossi? Did Hillary?

    I’m just curious if either of you knows.

    From Dr. Laura–

    September 2, 2008 on 1:35 pm

    In Children, Election, Sarah Palin, Working


    I am extremely disappointed in the choice of Sarah Palin as the Vice

    Presidential candidate of the Republican Party. I will still vote for

    Senator McCain, because I am very concerned about having a fundamental

    leftist, especially one who is a marvelous orator, as President.

    Forget gender and race. I?m frankly and sadly caught in the dilemma of

    having to balance policy versus example in touting a candidate for the

    office of the First Family. I was ferociously attacked (what’s new?) when

    I spoke out strongly against Bill Clinton’s dalliances in the Oval Office.

    That situation quickly turned into a debate whether private has anything

    to do with public. Nonsense. Role models are very important. Children

    and young adults look to those who are visible and successful as a road map

    of what is acceptable behavior and emulate those actions over the morals

    and values their parents and churches have taught and tried to reinforce.

    It’s a tough go these days, when the ‘bad that men or women do’ is used for

    entertainment purposes without judgment, or is excused because of political

    or financial considerations.

    I’m stunned – couldn’t the Republican Party find one competent female with

    adult children to run for Vice President with McCain?

    …But really, what kind of role model is a woman whose

    fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down Syndrome, and then

    goes back to the job of Governor within days of the birth?

    I am haunted by the family pictures of the Palins during political

    photo-ops, showing the eldest daughter, now pregnant with her own child,

    cuddling the family’s newborn. When Mom and Dad both work full-time (no

    matter how many folks get involved with the children), it becomes a

    somewhat chaotic situation. Certainly, if a child becomes ill and is

    rushed to the hospital, and you’re on the hotline with both Israel and Iran

    as nuclear tempers are flaring, where’s your attention going to be? Where

    should your attention be? Well, once you put your hand on the Bible and

    make that oath, your attention has to be with the government of the United

    States of America.

    So, one Vice Presidential candidate and her daughter demonstrate, under

    conditions of great stress, that babies are valued human beings, not

    punishment. However, that same VP candidate came forth in April of 2008

    with a proclamation for ‘Family Child Care Week,’ in which she wrote:

    “These professionals are positive role models for the children they care

    for and the communities they serve.” Clearly, Palin sees the need for

    positive role models. I suggest that they be Mommy and Daddy, and not the

    hired help.

    Any full-time working wife and mother knows that the family takes the short

    end of the stick. Marriages and the welfare of children suffer when a

    stressed-out mother doesn’t have time to be a woman, a wife, and a hands-on



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