Whoa! Sutton flat out lied on that abortion question..

So I’m listening to the Gubernatorial debate, and they ask the candidates what their position is on abortion. And Sutton started talking about his “a ratings” from Right to Life.

Wait? What? Liar, liar, Billie’s pants are on fire.

That statement was an outright lie, as I detailed here. He most certainly did not. Sutton has one “A” rating. And he also has a B, and a C:

For 2017-2018, Coming in with a B vote for this cycle, Sutton didn’t rank as highly as his fellow District 21 Democrat, Julie Bartling.  Just coming off of a “B” ranking in the short term, and refusing to fill out the questionnaire, it should not come as a shocker that they chose Noem, who has consistently been pro-life.

In fact, if you look back, Sutton’s grades have been all over the map on the life issue. In 2014, he received a 75% (C) rating.

In 2016, he received his only 100% A rating. And as evidenced above in the most recent legislative report, his grades have slipped again to a B.

So, by his own admission, Sutton refused to fill out the SDRTL survey. But you have to wonder if he’s as pro-life as he claims, why would he skip filling it out?  In most South Dakota political circles, in this red state, there are two survey’s you fill out – The NRA’s, and Right to Life’s.

It may have been because he didn’t want to be “on the record.” for the questions asked.

And like many politicians, he might be doing his best to ride the fence much like he does the horse in his commercial as he tries to portray himself as “pro-life, ” despite avoiding sone of the questions.

Read that here.

You can characterize Sutton’s selection of a pro-choice Lt Governor any way you want, but Kristi Noem had it right when she stated in the debate that Billie votes one way, and says another thing on the campaign trail. Because I just witnessed it.

34 Replies to “Whoa! Sutton flat out lied on that abortion question..”

  1. Anonymous

    Only in a leftist’s mind can one rationalize claims to be pro-life but at the same time be endorsed by Planned Parenthood. Good grief Sutton really has to dodge this issue.

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    1. Anonymous

      Well, Obummer claims the great economy is his, so lying about yourself is par for the course for the Dems, cuz heaven knows they can’t run on their actual positions.

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  2. Anonymous

    Noem is losing the debate in true Washington fashion. All the mud slinging is backfiring. South Dakotans are not gonna approve of her antics on display. She looks childish.

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    1. Anonymous

      There’s mud slinging and then there’s telling the truth. I wish she would focus more on herself also but this is a prime example of Billie lying about his record. When you hear someone lie, like she did, it’s human nature to point it out, which she did. Not mud slinging…

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      1. Anonymous

        Smart voters are listening for information and differences between the candidates. The liberal left is only interpreting information as negativity and working to be offended. Pay attention. Kristi us SO ready to be governor & move us forward. Billy the ‘Kid’ sat and did nothing for 8 years as a legislator and would continue to do the same. The only reason it’s close is because Trump has dems SO angry they can’t stand it. With ActBlue and Sorros $, etc. all liberals & Sutton are well funded this season.

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  3. Jenny

    Funny, you never hear republicans mention all the birth control options available at Planned Parenthood to help prevent unwanted pregnancies.
    PP has helped educate millions of women from having an unwanted pregnancy on the first place and that is a good thing.

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    1. District 21

      Then why doesnt PP focus on that as their service instead of offering a barbaric thing as an option? Dont worry lass.. if all else fails just come on in and we will rip that baby out of you. Yeah PP is a real stand up organization Jenny.

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      1. Anonymous

        Did you know they decapitate the baby so it’s easier for it to be removed from the womb? I did not know that and PP doesn’t share that part of the procedure with their patients. Such a horrible thing. I’m not taking my chances on Billie’s “I’m pro-life” claims. Kristi has a solid record of protecting life, I’m with her.

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      2. Jenny

        When I worked in a small South Dakota hospital, I was really surprised to read thatRepublican women had elective abortion histories. My job was doing research and diagnosing.
        Talk about hypocrisy. It’s just goes to show that women are going to do what’s in their best interest And it should be their choice not the governments.

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        1. duggersd

          I did not know hospital records show political party affiliation. Also, there are many Republicans who are pro-baby killing, just as there used to be a few Democrats who were pro-life. Being Republican and pro-baby killing is not hypocritical. It would be if someone was marching for life and then either had an abortion or funded one.

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          1. Fled to Red

            Unfortunately, we’ve all funded more than one through our tax dollars being redirected to planned parenthood…

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    2. Anonymous

      If a murderer helps an old lady across the street we should say, “What a good man”. Yeah, that makes sense.

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  4. Anonymous

    You know what I like about Trump the most? His ability to push buttons. And the funny thing is that all the “lies” people say he tells, seem to keep coming up factual. He calls it like he sees it in his unorthodox way, and sits back to watch the crying begin.

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    1. Anonymous

      Abortion is a pretty important topic to those that still have a moral compass in this country. Life should never be de-valued.

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        1. Anonymous

          Yes it is evil to kill a baby period Jenny! My God what is wrong with you? It is mind boggling that you sit there typing and defending murder!! Its MURDER. You know.. a woman that goes to my church is the baby of a rape victim. Do you think shes bummed shes here? Her young mother chose life, and gave her to a loving couple. Answering evil with evil is not the answer. Ever.

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          1. Anonymous

            She is not alone. 72% of rape victims choose NOT to have an abortion, in spite of intense social pressure. Rape victims tend to feel a sense of triumph from making something good come out of evil.

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  5. a lowly independent

    lets be honest, there are bigger fish to fry than abortion and this is coming from someone that had to endure this.

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  6. Anonymous

    How can you take a vote out of context? A vote is a vote either in favor of or against. Noem really has voted pro life in every situation where that subject was on the table. Billie really hasnt. You believe him to be an honest guy? That is laughable

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      1. Desden

        Yeah I caught that too.. had to laugh. He got ONE A rating in the year he knew he was going to run for governor. Weird

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      1. Anonymous

        Because its a huge rarity to find a Democrat that is Pro-life. Their party platform is not Pro-life. So for anyone claiming such a status as a Dem is a little hard to believe. Which is why SDRTL generally backs Republicans cause they have shown the majority of the time to vote pro-life and uphold the partys platform.

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