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..
He wasn't supposed to win, just like Romney isn't supposed to win either. But Sarah Palin's popularity threw a huge wrench in everything. That is why they sabotaged her.
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Good start, when will someone ask him about gun control.
I remember when ALL that was happening.
Does anyone know if there is a video of Romney going off?
I think this fool Romney is going to get himself and the party into a Democrate trap. All the morale support OBama is getting is all going to be wasted quick on Romney.
Mitt Romney has been propelled by his dad and SLC lds since the minute he was born.
He has always been surrounded by the most powerful and influential of the SLC lds corporation.
Who knows how much of his “education” was because of his innate intelligence and hard work or favoritism and being allowed to slide.
When he speaks he sounds stuttering and ignorant, off the cuff, only when he has a prepared script and is not challenged is there an ounce of intelligence.
Since his first breath SLC lds corporation and other lds have viewed him as an answer to the lds prophecy.
when I watch crime shows, the common thread in many of them is the criminal makes a statement similar to ‘everybody knows that would be stupid’, or ‘why would I do something that dumb?’...Romney’s answer on this and Romney care are exactly that same weird, dissembling answer.
The other day a lady asked him “I need a yes or no answer; will you repeal obamacare?” And he said something like ‘now why wouldn’t I repeal it?’ Even after she asked for a one word answer. Then on this issue, instead of answering directly, he shifts the attention to the other candidates because he CANNOT answer these questions directly
I am a graduate of Harvard Law School.
That is the end of the argument — for the MSM and for the GOP-e.
Nothing more needs be said, so it deserves repeating:
I am a graduate of Harvard Law School.
That is kind of like “Checkmate” in chess. It is supposed to put us into paralyzing brainfreeze. It is like being intellectually “tazed.”
We are supposed to sit back and numbly mumble to ourselves: “Oh, no! He went to HARVARD LAW SCHOOL! There is NO refuting his excellency!”
May I go out on a limb here? I think the Republican Party IS the third party because it no longer represents those who thoroughly oppose LIBERALISM. And, it hasn't for some time (Dole, Bush I, Bush II, McCain, McRomney, etc).
I hope Sarah does something unthinkable and runs as the Real Republican. Yes, beyond the norm, outside the box, but not heretical. Ask yourself this: "Has my party (Republican) left me?" Reagan felt that way about the Democrats, didn't he? So, he left them and the rest was history.
But is there time to mount an effective campaign against the biggest Marxist ever to "occupy" the White House? With money and volunteers, anything is possible (ask ACORN and any Chicago politician).
'08 was the last time I go to the polls holding my nose and this time, I refuse to carry a barf bag to vote for Romney. What to do?
If you do view Sarah's speech remember, she's everything the media has said about her: dimwit, slutty, stupid, uninspiring, hated by more people than any other politician. And then, watch the audience's response to her.
This mother from Alaska with five kids gets it. Should she run as the Real Republican, perhaps as the TEA Party candidate, she'd get my vote. And, I could vote without the clothespin or airsickness bag. A refreshing change, no?
One of the men in the room: maybe thats the problem.
Thanks for expanding on what I suspected is the case with Willard’s education. I wonder, if Willard’s education been vetted sufficiently?
If he is the nominee it will be.
I think that you--unfortunately--know the answer.
Enough might if they were informed, but the MSM controls those levers and it does not appear that enough people just give a damn about the future of this country to seek out the information they need.
I feel extremely sorry for those of you who have children and grandchildren. I really, really do.
Now THAT is funny.
Alright... who starched the magic underwear?
Is this similar to "Don't you know who I am?"
If Mittens can push through same sex marriage, then he can push through Big Love polygamy. And if bishop mittens can do that then he's guaranteed golden magic underwear and a chance to be god of his own planet.
Milt has spent his entire life playing “prevent defense”