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Romney: Gay couples raising kids is the American way
palmettoscoop.com ^ | 06/06/07 | The Editor

Posted on 06/06/2007 8:58:27 PM PDT by JRochelle

An AP article just came across the wire detailing another gaffe by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R-Mass.). Apparently, while in New Hampshire, Romney was confronted by an openly gay women who was disturbed by the former governor’s position on gay marriage. And in challenging him, she may have unwittingly changed or re-changed or re-re-changed his position on “gay rights.”

“There are other ways to raise kids that’s fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids. That’s the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice,” he said.

Umm… what? We’ve lost track now, but we thought Romney opposed gay adoption and gay marriage. We have stopped being surprised by his all-too-often position changes - even from one month to the next - but we certainly never expected him to say “gay couples raising kids” is “the American way.”


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1 posted on 06/06/2007 8:58:30 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: JRochelle

Riiiiiiiiiiight.............


2 posted on 06/06/2007 8:59:17 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: JRochelle
but we certainly never expected him to say “gay couples raising kids” is “the American way.”

Because he didn't. He said the freedom to do so is American, and he's right.

3 posted on 06/06/2007 9:00:07 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: JRochelle

Mitt the used car salesman


4 posted on 06/06/2007 9:00:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JRochelle

just another used car saleman


5 posted on 06/06/2007 9:00:50 PM PDT by since1868 (God said it. I believe it.That settles it.)
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To: JRochelle

What’s that whirring sound?

The distant report of Willard “Weatherboy” Romney reversing his position again.


6 posted on 06/06/2007 9:01:16 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: JRochelle
We’ve lost track now, but we thought Romney opposed gay adoption and gay marriage.

There ya' go thinking again...

7 posted on 06/06/2007 9:02:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JRochelle
Hold it. Don't condemn Mitt too fast. After all, he was in New England when he said this. We all know he said all kinds of "pro-choice" things when he was pandering to MA voters; so of course...he's in NH...out pops more "pro-choice" verbiage in regard to "let's let ANY combo of parentage raise kids...I'm 'pro-choice' when I'm in New England and I always will be (when I'm in New England)."
8 posted on 06/06/2007 9:03:35 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian
I'm 'pro-choice' when I'm in New England and I always will be (when I'm in New England).

Perfect.



"I'll be right back with
your five day forecast."

9 posted on 06/06/2007 9:06:29 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: Colofornian
Don't condemn Mitt too fast.

Okay, so you need an extra 5 seconds.

I can live with that.

10 posted on 06/06/2007 9:06:40 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JRochelle
“There are other ways to raise kids that’s fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids. That’s the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice,” he said.

I would say this re-opens the debate on polygamy. I mean, it does, if polygamists only cohabited together minus an actual marriage. Then Mitt could add another comma to the above statement and say: "There are other ways to raise kids that's fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids, cohabiting polygamists--as long as the extra wives remain unmarried--raising kids. That’s the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice."

11 posted on 06/06/2007 9:07:01 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: JRochelle

So he thinks we should not intrude in peoples lives as long as children are not threatened, but he also thinks we should not change our laws about marriage?

Beside the misleading headline, Am I missing something here?


12 posted on 06/06/2007 9:07:26 PM PDT by nowandlater
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To: SteveMcKing
I agree SteveMcKing. Running two separate sentences together is making news. Stating what was said, two separate sentences, is reporting the news. "That’s the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice,” is what he said.

Doing it the reporters way "gay couples raising kids" the reporter needs to report every thing that was said to include "single moms raising kids is the American way" and "grandparents raising kids is the American way." Let's report it all if we decide to run together what he said.
13 posted on 06/06/2007 9:07:41 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Petronski

I wanna see the doppler one!


14 posted on 06/06/2007 9:07:54 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: SteveMcKing

” Because he didn’t. He said the freedom to do so is American, and he’s right.”

What he said was...

““There are other ways to raise kids that’s fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids. That’s the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice,” he said.”

And it’s not fine... None of them are “fine”. Is it that you can’t read, or can’t you understand?


15 posted on 06/06/2007 9:07:57 PM PDT by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: Colofornian

Colofornian,

That is such a unique insight. Wow, going for a twofer!


16 posted on 06/06/2007 9:08:23 PM PDT by nowandlater
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To: Petronski

LOLOLOLOLOLOL *SNORT*


17 posted on 06/06/2007 9:08:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Colofornian

Now you’ve done it! You have opened that can of worms!

:)


18 posted on 06/06/2007 9:09:19 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: JRochelle


After this break,
I'll show you my Doppler








Radar Outlook for tomorrow.

19 posted on 06/06/2007 9:09:54 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: JRochelle
gay couples raising kids

And hey, Mitt, why stop at couples? How about a gay college fraternity house raising kids? After all, we know your bottom line: That’s the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice.

20 posted on 06/06/2007 9:11:07 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: JRochelle

Big tent Love.


21 posted on 06/06/2007 9:11:27 PM PDT by exit82 (Sheryl Crow is on a roll)
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To: Petronski

LOLOL!


22 posted on 06/06/2007 9:12:03 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: SteveMcKing

No it’s not.

The children of gay parents are much more likely to be promiscuous in an effort to PROVE they are not gay, which opens them up to VD and pregnancy and heartache.

There’s nothing “American” about conferring legitimacy on an emotional sickness, and forcing CHILDREN to provide cover with their very lives.

Don’t you care about the children?


23 posted on 06/06/2007 9:12:36 PM PDT by ROTB (Our Constitution...only for a [Christian] people...it is wholly inadequate for any other.-J.Q.Adams)
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To: nowandlater
Am I missing something here?

Don't take it personally for trying to keep focus on someones finger when it is print to the wind at all times takes a lot of concentration for anyone.

24 posted on 06/06/2007 9:13:23 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MHGinTN; greyfoxx39; FastCoyote; colorcountry; Elsie; Diamond

Gay couples raising kids “the American way” according to Mitt. Hmm...Interested in your take


25 posted on 06/06/2007 9:14:05 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: SteveMcKing

He said its fine to raise kids like that.

American way yes, we do have freedoms to do that. BUt its not fine!

Its immoral.


26 posted on 06/06/2007 9:14:15 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: JRochelle

Mitt Romney speaking to the SRLC in Memphis

In an appearance Friday at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis, an important early event for presidential hopefuls, he reiterated his position that "Every child in America has the right to a mother and a father." link

Mitt Romney speaking to Republicans in South Carolina

"Some [same-sex couples] are actually having children born to them," Romney said.

"It's not right on paper; it's not right in fact," he said. "Every child has a right to a mother and a father."

Mitt Romney speaking to a lesbian in New Hampshire

“There are other ways to raise kids that’s fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids. That’s the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice,”

27 posted on 06/06/2007 9:14:28 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (Romney : "not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I'll let the lawyers decide.")
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To: Petronski; pissant

Ping


28 posted on 06/06/2007 9:15:25 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: JRochelle

Oh please!

Here is the original article....

N.H. woman challenges Romney on gay marriage
June 6, 2007

CONCORD, N.H. —A New Hampshire woman, frustrated with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s opposition to gay marriage, made a point Wednesday of telling him about her personal experience.

“I am a gay woman and I have children. Your comment that you just made, it sort of invalidates my family,” said Cynthia Fish, a mother of a 6- and 8-year-old. “... I wish you could explain to me more, why if we are sending our troops over to fight for liberty and justice for all throughout this country, why not for me? Why not for my family?”

Romney paused, asked Fish about her children and then praised her.

“Wonderful,” Romney said. “I’m delighted that you have a family and you’re happy with your family. That’s the American way. ... People can live their lives as they choose and children can be a great source of joy, as you know. And I welcome that.”

But then Romney repeated his view of marriage.

“Marriage is an institution which is designed to bring a man and woman together to raise a child and that the ideal setting for society at large is where there is a male and a female are associated with the development and nurturing a child,” Romney said.

The former Massachusetts governor acknowledged other scenarios that raise children.

“There are other ways to raise kids that’s fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids. That’s the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice,” he said

You guys are just Morman haters. He if by far the best candidate we have, and the fact that he’s Morman makes some of you guys so mad.

Better get used to it, because that MOR-MAN is going to be our next president.


29 posted on 06/06/2007 9:15:27 PM PDT by TopoGigio
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To: JRochelle; adam_az; airborne; Alberta's Child; Arizona Carolyn; Arthur Wildfire! March; ...

Romney is toast.


30 posted on 06/06/2007 9:15:50 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: JohnnyZ

Flippity flop flop
Flippity flop flop
Look at Mitt Romney go
Flippity flop flop
Flippity flop flop
However the wind might blow


31 posted on 06/06/2007 9:16:30 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: JRochelle; All

Mitt Romney PING!

(Lets see his supporters TRY to defend this): I have been saying for MONTHS; this guys is a say (DO) whaterve it takes to get elected (wolf-in-sheeps-clothing..). Seriously Folks, this guy is not good news. All you Christians that were SUPPORTING Him, or looking at him as a “vaible alternative to McCain, Guiliani” Better wake up..

Romney is more of the same (post-modern) do-anything-to-get ahead weasel.


32 posted on 06/06/2007 9:18:03 PM PDT by JSDude1 (www.pence08.com.)
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To: JohnnyZ

He’s toast...


33 posted on 06/06/2007 9:18:08 PM PDT by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: JRochelle

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/06/06/nh_woman_challenges_romney_on_gay_marriage/

But then Romney repeated his view of marriage.

“Marriage is an institution which is designed to bring a man and woman together to raise a child and that the ideal setting for society at large is where there is a male and a female are associated with the development and nurturing a child,” Romney said.

You da man Romney!


34 posted on 06/06/2007 9:19:35 PM PDT by TopoGigio
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To: TopoGigio

I’m not going to quibble about the ‘american way’ part of the statement.

‘Fine’ is the word I have a problem with.

Certianly there are cases where single parents are raising children thru no fault of their own, but its not an o.k. practice in general.

And here I thought Romney was all about family values.


35 posted on 06/06/2007 9:19:41 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: JRochelle
Here's the AP article:

CONCORD, N.H. --A New Hampshire woman, frustrated with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage, made a point Wednesday of telling him about her personal experience.

"I am a gay woman and I have children. Your comment that you just made, it sort of invalidates my family," said Cynthia Fish, a mother of a 6- and 8-year-old. "... I wish you could explain to me more, why if we are sending our troops over to fight for liberty and justice for all throughout this country, why not for me? Why not for my family?"

Romney paused, asked Fish about her children and then praised her.

"Wonderful," Romney said. "I'm delighted that you have a family and you're happy with your family. That's the American way. ... People can live their lives as they choose and children can be a great source of joy, as you know. And I welcome that."

But then Romney repeated his view of marriage.

"Marriage is an institution which is designed to bring a man and woman together to raise a child and that the ideal setting for society at large is where there is a male and a female are associated with the development and nurturing a child," Romney said.

The former Massachusetts governor acknowledged other scenarios that raise children.

"There are other ways to raise kids that's fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids. That's the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice," he said.

Funny how the story changes when you include all of the facts and not just those that fit your agenda.

36 posted on 06/06/2007 9:19:52 PM PDT by Reaganesque (Romney 2008)
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To: TopoGigio

I don’t care if he’s Mormon or Martian. I don’t like his flip-flopping on important issues.


37 posted on 06/06/2007 9:20:02 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Quisling Eye For The Treasonous Guy, now playing at a theater near you ~ )
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To: JRochelle

Romney is a FRAUD.


38 posted on 06/06/2007 9:20:30 PM PDT by brushcop (Men of B-Co 2/69 3ID Outpost Bataan/Iraq: Kill the enemy--in large numbers.)
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To: nowandlater

He (can-not) DOES NOT understand the issue if he believe Children (belonging to..) and growing up in a “homosexual household” they aren’t threatened! WAKE UP.


39 posted on 06/06/2007 9:20:31 PM PDT by JSDude1 (www.pence08.com.)
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To: TopoGigio
You guys are just Morman haters.

YEP, the first thing to check off on my list of POTUS requirements. /s

40 posted on 06/06/2007 9:20:32 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JohnnyZ
Romney's Dept. of Social Services honors homosexual "married" couple as adoptive "Parents of the Year"

The Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS), run by the Romney administration, honored a homosexual "married" couple (two men) as their adoptive "Parents of the Year" for 2006. The DSS has gained a reputation for being aggressively pro-homosexual over recent years. This incident sparked outrage across the country, but to our knowledge no policies or personnel at DSS were changed as a result.

- Waltham Daily News Tribune, 8/4/2006

41 posted on 06/06/2007 9:21:08 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: JRochelle

Sounds like ol’ Mitt just had his “jump the shark” moment


42 posted on 06/06/2007 9:21:33 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Fred Thompson Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: Reaganesque
There are other ways to raise kids that's fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids.

Hmmm.

43 posted on 06/06/2007 9:21:38 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: babygene

great catch baby G. (the answer to your questions by the way are no and no.) faggots should never be allowed near children period.


44 posted on 06/06/2007 9:22:31 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: exit82

I have just about exited that tent, and left for the ‘good ole fundamentalist revival tent’.


45 posted on 06/06/2007 9:22:34 PM PDT by JSDude1 (www.pence08.com.)
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To: JRochelle

He’s not a flipper, he’s just kerry-esque.


46 posted on 06/06/2007 9:23:04 PM PDT by pissant
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To: babygene

Read the article....you Morman haters are so funny!


47 posted on 06/06/2007 9:23:07 PM PDT by TopoGigio
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To: JRochelle; JohnnyZ; BlackElk; EternalVigilance

Precious Willard, that ignorant slut. Fred can’t come in fast enough and put this RINO primary sideshow hootenanny to an end.


48 posted on 06/06/2007 9:23:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Would you vote for President a guy who married his cousin? Me, neither. Accept no RINOs. Fred in '08)
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To: JSDude1
Romney is more of the same (post-modern) do-anything-to-get ahead weasel.

He's a politician, what's your point?

49 posted on 06/06/2007 9:23:35 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TopoGigio

Wuzza Morman ?


50 posted on 06/06/2007 9:24:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Would you vote for President a guy who married his cousin? Me, neither. Accept no RINOs. Fred in '08)
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