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Who is Mitt Romney conning?
NY Magazine ^ | November 3, 2011

Posted on 11/03/2011 3:25:16 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote

Mitt Romney’s problem with the Republican Party is not just that he previously held liberal positions on a wide-ranging array of issues. That can be explained away, at least a bit, as pandering necessary to win votes in a Democratic state. The deeper problem is that Romney was promising behind closed doors to act as essentially a sleeper agent within the Republican Party, adopting liberal stances, rising to national prominence, and thereby legitimizing them and transforming the Party from within. Today’s Washington Post has more detail:

Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his office nine years ago, assuring the group that if elected Massachusetts governor, he would protect the state’s abortion laws.

Then, as the meeting drew to a close, the businessman offered an intriguing suggestion — that he would rise to national prominence in the Republican Party as a victor in a liberal state and could use his influence to soften the GOP’s hard-line opposition to abortion.

He would be a “good voice in the party” for their cause, and his moderation on the issue would be “widely written about,” he said, according to detailed notes taken by an officer of the group, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.

“You need someone like me in Washington,” several participants recalled Romney saying that day in September 2002, an apparent reference to his future ambitions.

That’s a very smart argument. Liberals have far more to gain by having a Republican advocate their views than by having a Democrat advocate their views. The article proceeds to detail meetings in which Romney told gay-rights activists the same thing:

(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: abortion; con; conartist; conning; happymormon; massachusetts; mittromney; rino; romney; romneytruthfile; slickmitt; whoisromneyconning
Wow.
1 posted on 11/03/2011 3:25:20 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

Granted this is a lib magazine - but even they realize that a scam is being played.


2 posted on 11/03/2011 3:29:38 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Mitt Romney is a politician. He is concerned with only one thing at the moment - winning. I have said this with regard to other politicians, but will repeat it, as I feel it applies: If Mr. Romney thought his best chance of winning was by running as a Communist, he would be waving the red flag and singing “The Internationale” at the top of his lungs.


3 posted on 11/03/2011 3:29:40 PM PDT by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

He is conning everyone... and the easy ones twice.

LLS


4 posted on 11/03/2011 3:29:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Democrat Supporter Says Romney ‘Masquerading as a Die-Hard Conservative’

http://theothermccain.com/2011/11/03/romney-masquerading-as-a-die-hard-conservative/


5 posted on 11/03/2011 3:32:52 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Is anyone really shocked at these revelations regarding Mitt Romney's liberal views and selling them to leftist activists as a way for him to 'soften' the Republican party's opposition to the serious social issues discussed (abortion, gay rights)? Mitt can lie, grin and 'look presidential' all he wants but he is never going to con any real conservatives. No more RINO candidates for president! We tolerated McCain and watched him lose to a communist America-hater. We won't be fooled again. Romney is definitely not a conservative and his 'Republican' label is beginning to peel off.
6 posted on 11/03/2011 3:34:42 PM PDT by Jim Scott (on the 'Cain Train')
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To: GlockThe Vote

Given that his poll numbers haven’t gone up in two years ... the answer is: no one.


7 posted on 11/03/2011 3:38:33 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: GlockThe Vote

Anyone who is a sucker!


8 posted on 11/03/2011 3:40:21 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: GlockThe Vote

You have to give Obama credit. He pretty well told us he is a Marxist intent on destroying America and erecting a Marxist state in its place. No one who listened to him in 2008 should be surprised. We just didn’t know that he and those around would turn out so inept.


9 posted on 11/03/2011 3:42:30 PM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

FYI: Rush Limbaugh endorsed Romney over McCain.


10 posted on 11/03/2011 3:45:52 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Rush has stated many times and again just last week, that he has never endorsed any primary candidate and that he has no plans to ever do so.

LLS


11 posted on 11/03/2011 4:01:21 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: GlockThe Vote

mitt romney pro-abortion.


12 posted on 11/03/2011 4:03:46 PM PDT by ken21
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To: GlockThe Vote

I will NOT, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney.


13 posted on 11/03/2011 4:14:14 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I will NOT, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney.


14 posted on 11/03/2011 4:14:16 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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Celebrate Jim's Birthday!

Click On The Balloons And Party!

15 posted on 11/03/2011 4:37:55 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Mitt Romney is an opportunist.

He swept into the MA primary and took down Jane Swift (who was the R Governor) without any communication with her. (NOTE THE LACK OF CLASS,
and just RAW NARCISSISM THIS SHOWS)

His one term as Governor of MA — he was never there the last two years. (NOTE THE NARCISSISM)
He was running for President. He didn’t do anything good. I didn’t see
any of his business acumen, although he had a very large Dem House and Senate to work with.

He did not run for a second term. (HURTS HIS OWN STATE BECAUSE HE DOESN”T WANT TO RISK HIS POLITICAL RECORD TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT).

Mitt -— I’ll do anything to be President. And I mean anything.
Creepy in a way.


16 posted on 11/03/2011 4:50:34 PM PDT by preamble
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To: GlockThe Vote
This is hardly news. Romney claims he has been converted to the pro-life side. Each voter has to decide whether he believes it.

Personally, I don't think he has any convictions about the issue but will say what will get him elected. Which isn't all bad. If elected he'd have to stick to the pro-life side so he could be renominated.

17 posted on 11/03/2011 5:09:40 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

The more that comes out, the worse this looks.


18 posted on 11/03/2011 5:36:57 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

bump


19 posted on 11/03/2011 6:26:32 PM PDT by lowbridge (pRep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: GlockThe Vote

The problem I have is he’s not even consistent after his “conversion.” For years he said he believed in the Mormon position, which carves out exceptions for the life or physical health of the mother. OK, reasonable people have gone there. But now he takes the life begins at conception argument, which usually means no exceptions. So, what does post-conversion Mitt claim to believe??


20 posted on 11/04/2011 11:07:28 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: justsaynomore
Romney ‘Masquerading as a Die-Hard Conservative’

Die hard Conservative????

Mitt Romney????

ROFLOLO!!!!!!!!!!!

21 posted on 11/04/2011 11:18:58 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar; Envisioning; waterhill

Mitt Romney - Die Hard Conservative.

Isn’t that an oxymoron? If not, it should be.


22 posted on 11/04/2011 12:11:32 PM PDT by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

All the libs I know love Romney. Not that they think Obama can beat him but that they think he is as close to a lib as they will get in this election.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 12:15:24 PM PDT by DainBramage
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