Skip to comments.Romney loses temper at campaign stop in Chicago when questioned about role in same-sex "marriage"
Posted on 03/11/2012 3:39:47 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
On Tuesday, March 6 , Sandy Rios, talk-show host of WYLL in Chicago (AM 1160) attended a meeting with Mitt Romney, attended by about a dozen people. The meeting was very cordial and calm until she asked her question to Gov. Romney.
Sandy asked a question about Romney's actions after the same-sex "marriage" ruling by the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court (which were reported in an Associated Press article and are well documented). She asked why Romney had the marriage certificates printed up with "Partner A and Partner B" instead of "husband and wife", even though there was no mandate (from the Legislature or even the courts) for him to take that action.
Romney got angry and tried to deny it.
Hear the audio broadcast from WYLL radio in Chicago, March 9, as Sandy Rios explains what happened.
Read the Associated Press report from April 25, 2004, which describes what the Romney Administration did.
As Sandy Rios recounted the incident to MassResistance:
Simply put, the exchange went like this:
Governor Romney, you just mentioned the detrimental effects of children being raised by same-sex partners no one at this table knows better than you or the people of Massachusetts the effects of legalizing homosexual marriage on children. You are familiar, sir, with the issue of David Parker, whose appeal was defeated just last week. The courts declared that parents have no right to have any say in the content of public school curriculum or to opt their children out of its teaching. Consequently, children as young as kindergarten are being exposed to graphic homosexual information and lifestyles.
"Many people who oppose this in Massachusetts thought you were their champion. They were extremely disappointed when you ordered city officials to begin performing same-sex ceremonies and that marriage certificates be reworded to state partners rather than husband and wife before it was ever passed into by law as mandated to the legislative branch, not the executive, by the Supreme Judicial Court. In all due respect, sir, why did you do that?
At that point Romney lost his temper. He said it wasnt true and in so many words that I was lying. He asked if I was an attorney and I said no, sir, I am not. I am a graduate of Harvard Law School. He stated. One of the men in the room remarked maybe thats the problem. He continued coming after me would not stop when interrupted by an aid. His last words were what candidate is a champion of marriage more than I?
The meeting prior to that had been extremely cordial the questions about matters of taxation and business and healthcare. He was completely surprised by my challenge and his response was troubling to many of us.
Another sad chapter in this sad story of Gov. Romney trying to run away from his past actions..
Romney must be stopped!
He also said that he would fire any clerk in the state who refused to perform gay marriages.
The Mass. Supreme Court ordered the legislature to reconsider gay marriage. The legislature did nothing. Romney did it all. ALL.
He managed to shrug this off in 2008, until it was finally pinned on him as the campaign progressed—along with his promise to Planned Parenthood—which he appointed to the Board of Romneycare, ex-officio—to support a “woman’s right to abortion.”
Needless to say, the press will continue to cover for him. Nobody knows about this unless they’ve been searching around the internet at places like FR.
We do NOT our own Obama. I repeat ... we do NOT want our own Obama.
And let me add, the issue aside, have you noticed that he just can not handle the “tough” questions? He absolutely fades. He’s pathetic. Obama will S L A U G H T E R him.
I can’t believe what a nightmare the Republicans haven’t themselves into with these candidates. Obama hasn’t even begun his full frontal attack and the Republicans are pitiful. I pray the majority of Americans, especially independents who will be necessary to swing the vote, see that obama is worse than these Republican nitwits and hold their nose and vote for whoever ends up being nominated. I held my nose last time and voted for McCain vs. obama, however, i feel the same twinge coming over me, the only difference being the devil himself needs to be voted out of office. A true conservative has yet to surface; and RR is long gone and there’s no one close to him. America will go on limping even if the Republicans win in November, but the pressure has to be on them at ever level in order to force the necessary change or the slide down the slope of socialism and the dream of America will continue to wither. I can’t believe what we’re leaving our kids and grandkids. It’s more than nauseating, it is treason. America, you out there, are you going to wake up anytime soon? Do you care enough?
Mitt rolled over like a puppy in the face of judicial tyranny.
Newt would look forward to Scotus telling him to sign a statute which legalized fag marriage.
Yes, he does have to be stopped.
Someone wake up the GOP and remind them that the RINO-Romney couldn’t even beat McCain in the primaries last go around.
Go Gingrich! At this point, he’s the ONLY one that can whip 0bama.
Romney’s like a rat backed into a corner
Krauthammer’s recent blurb about back(ing) the candidate that can win (paraphrased) fades into the mists of mendacity here.
Exclusive: 2002 Salt Lake Committee Bans Boy Scouts From Olympics (Romney was CEO of Olympics)
I don’t believe the RNC and MSM would give a flying kick if “His Inevitableness” used a child for a shield.
What I come back is the question: can Romney be any weaker than McCain was in 2008 — in other words, are there people who voted for McCain in 2008 who see something in Obama’s job performance that merits a change of vote?
In November 2008, many folks without strong policy preferences bought Obama’s whole black-kid-of-a-single-mother-made-good thing as an opportunity to cast a (self?)-validating history-making vote; other people of good will could seriously conclude that Obama was more competent to navigate the global financial crisis than old and out of touch McCain and unsophisticated Palin. Nobody’s going to cast a toss-up vote Obama’s way in order to re-”make history.” There’s no global financial crisis (yet!) for 2012, and Romney will cede no ground on financial and economic competence to Obama to anyone who regards government’s role in the economy to go beyond taxing the mean rich guys for the benefit of the less fortunate.
Gov. Romney Timeline: excerpt
March 30, 2004 Romney says hell abide by the law of the land as it exists on May 17 and says he would not order town clerks to defy court edict. Romney says hed not explored the Constitution section giving him power over causes of marriage and whether it gives him any legal power to stop same-sex marriage (according to spokesman).
April 12, 2004 Romney spokesman says training sessions for town clerks will begin with plenty of room to spare before May 17. Ron Crews of Mass. Coalition for Marriage states hope for an Executive Order to halt the marriages.
April 15, 2004 Romney files emergency bill in Legislature to seek stay of SJC ruling, and is rebuffed and reprimanded by Senate President Travaglini.
April 15, 2004 Romneys DPH Registrar of Vital Records informs town clerks by letter of training sessions before SJC ruling becomes effective.
April 16, 2004 Romney announces his administration is scheduling training sessions for May 5-12 with licenses changed from husband/wife to Party A/Party B.
April 17, 2004 Mass. Dept. of Revenue (under Romney) declares SJC ruling the new law.
April 22, 2004 Romney does not comment on Rep. Goguen’s filing of Bill of Address for Article 8 Alliance/MassResistance to remove the 4 SJC judges, or Article 8s revelation of Chief Justice Marshalls violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct. (Marshall had appeared as keynote speaker at homosexual advocacy group dinner in 1999 advocated extension of rights for homosexuals, and failed to recuse herself from ruling on same-sex marriage though she had publicly expressed her bias.)
April 26, 2004 Romneys chief Legal Counsel, Daniel Winslow, issues directive to Justices of the Peace to resign (or be fired, fined, or sued) if they are unwilling to perform same-sex marriages (exact date not given on document)./
Flip flopping RINO liar
The truth stings Romney worse than a Horse Hornet.
Keep stinging him. he sucks.
The society allowing same-sex lifestyle will allow all forms of sexual promiscuity leading to total destruction of family, morality, and most of all, Christianity.
Satan will have a field day in reaping souls into hell!
Romney pioneered same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Is Mormonism known for sexual promiscuity? I don’t know.
Romney is really sensitive about same-sex marriage issue as he knows Republican base hates this and he championed it nationally.
Also, he has very bad temper, a mean streak, losing his cool in public easily.
There’s just no way in hell I’m going to vote for this bastard. I’ve voted GOP every single election of my life, never wavering a single time. Even when the candidates have been crummy (which has, exasperatingly, been far too often the case). But this is just a bridge too far, dammit. Romneycare/gay-crap... forget it.
You would think a man with his education would know about the dangers of same sex marriage. He is said to have a BA in English Literature from Brigham Young University. His masters degree earned him a Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration with joint degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Something has corrupted his thinking. There is something about him I don’t trust when his background don’t match up with his decisions.