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.
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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.
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”
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The only way that's gonna happen now is if Gringrich or Santorum back out and put their support behind the other. Until then, the conservative vote will continue to be split.
Freepers, we/you have a problem. March 6 fell on a Tuesday in 2004, and again this year. In its original form, the meeting was reported as having been held on 3/6/2004. I read the short form here, pulled it up to see the comments, and noted “2004” being missing in the first two places it would have been noticed.
I despise Mitt Romney almost as much as I do Barack Hussein (and the rest of the slime on the bottom of the barrel), but I hope Free Republic isn’t allowing misleading editing?
Obviously, Mitt is not so confident with his “lead”. People sure of themselves and their positions do not lash out like this.
In addition to the political campaign, we are seeing a gigantic PR campaign to make us think Mitt is legitimate. Might be nothing more than a house of cards that could fold any minute.
Note: After watching the tape released by the Breitbart folks on Hannity the other night, it does appear that Harvard Law School is virtually a Marxist institution.
So, let’s get this straight: The GOP-e want us to trade one Harvard Law School grad for another!
Hmmm. I for one am not buying.
Romney is mentally ill because he thinks sodomy is “good” and that it is a Natural Right from God (and not a bizarre made-up “right” from a sick twisted mind of a sexual pervert (Frank) who was probably molested as a young child).
Anyone who is for the bizarre concept of “Civil Unions” or “Homosexual Marriage” is for throwing the Constitution OUT! The idea that the General Welfare and Just Law is not connected to the promotion of Virtue and the laws of nature is an outright Marxist.
Marxism wants a Brave New World where the word “mother” and “father” are obsolete and make people puke. Notice how school text books removed the words “wife” and “husband” for decades and replaced it with “partner” to be “inclusive” and normalize all sorts of “families” for children, warping reality of human beings where children are denied their natural biological parents.
(Loyalty and total control of kids belong to the state once they destroy the meaning of biology like in Brave New World—their utopia).
He hates dogs, and is mentally unstable to boot.
Drop out of the race Romney.
Do it now.