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L.A. Mayor Says GOP Platform 'Looks Like it's From 1812
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L.A. Mayor Says GOP Platform 'Looks Like it's From 1812

"From another century and maybe even two."

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) blasted the Republican Party platform on Sunday, calling it something that "looks like it's from 1812" with regard to health care and immigration.

"If you look at their platform, the 2012 platform it looks like it's from another century and maybe even two -- it looks like it's from 1812," Villaraigosa, the chairman of the Democratic National Convention, said on "Fox News Sunday."

He continued, "When you see they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act providing 32 million people with health care with no alternative plan of their own. They call for the self-deportation of 11 million people — no country in the world has ever done that. They don’t believe in abortion even in the case of rape and incest. It’s a platform that's from another century."

Fox News' Chris Wallace pointed out that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is on record supporting abortion in cases of rape and incest.

Villaraigosa went on to say that the Democrats have "a plan to take us forward," adding later that former President Ronald Reagan "would be turning in his grave to hear some of the words that came out of the people at the Republican convention" with regard to the party's "voodoo economics."

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