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Opportunism Knocking (Romney Smackdown)
The Boston Globe ^ | 09/12/2006 | Brian McGrory

Posted on 09/12/2006 4:39:15 PM PDT by JRochelle

One day it's Matt Amorello; the next day it's former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami. Who's the ever-valorous Mitt Romney going to go after next on behalf of the citizens of Massachusetts?

He was outraged -- outraged! -- that a world-class tyrant like Khatami would be invited to speak at a terrorist-sympathizing institution like Harvard University and announced with great fanfare that no state resources would be devoted to his visit. Never mind that Khatami is considered by many in the human rights field to be a reformer or that the State Department gave him a visa to travel in the United States or that his speech on Sunday urged restraint on the part of all religions and nations.

Romney raged to the Globe about how someone like Khatami should not be welcomed on any campus. ``The development of nuclear technology, the jailing of students, and religious oppression . . . suggest that his lecture on tolerance would be a farce." And then he made a beeline to the Fox News studio to beam his views the nation over.

You go, Mitt. You go.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romneyrino
This kinka sums up my view of Romney. One day he welcomes the tyrants in, the next day he's outraged!

One day he's pro-choice, the next day he's pro-life. O.K. Flame away, I can take it!

1 posted on 09/12/2006 4:39:16 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: JRochelle
... by many in the human rights field...

Many in the human rights field are nothing but Anti-Americans and could care less about the human rights of people in places like Iran.
2 posted on 09/12/2006 4:42:07 PM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: msnimje

I will say that Mitt did the right thing concerning the Iranian leader.
But he should have done the same with that Chinese leader.

And Bush had the guy at the white house too. That made my blood boil.


3 posted on 09/12/2006 4:45:26 PM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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To: msnimje
Romney must be rubbing some people the wrong way. Could they be the opposition?

yitbos

4 posted on 09/12/2006 4:45:36 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds. " - Ayn Rand)
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To: JRochelle
When he speaks out against the world class human rights violators who persecuted the Amiraults, I'll respect him. But, he's already demonstrated that he's afraid to.
5 posted on 09/12/2006 4:46:56 PM PDT by AlexandriaDuke (Conservatives want freedom. Republicans want power.)
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To: Jeff Fuller

I knew you wouldn't post this so I did it for you.

:)


6 posted on 09/12/2006 4:47:13 PM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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To: bruinbirdman

As an outsider looking into Mass. my first opinion of Mitt is that he's a vacant empty suit and has no right to claim the Presidency.


7 posted on 09/12/2006 4:48:20 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: AlexandriaDuke
I didn't follow that case very closely.
I did read what Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote about those child molester witch hunts of the 1980s.
And Amirault was completely innocent.

I don't know if Romney could have freed him or not.
8 posted on 09/12/2006 4:50:07 PM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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To: JRochelle

He could have. He was too chicken. Total coward. He's evil.


9 posted on 09/12/2006 4:52:38 PM PDT by AlexandriaDuke (Conservatives want freedom. Republicans want power.)
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To: AlexandriaDuke

Did Romney ever give a reason for not pardoning him?


10 posted on 09/12/2006 4:53:46 PM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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To: JRochelle

So the Globe hates him? I'm going to have to start giving him a second look.


11 posted on 09/12/2006 4:54:10 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Truthsearcher

LOL


12 posted on 09/12/2006 4:56:48 PM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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To: samadams2000
Senators usually mark a little time, some a lot of time, just waiting to run for the only higher office left. Sooner or later they all run for president.

The trend, however, is to elect governors. It seems, now, governors all have to test the waters quickly. Most of them are term limited.

yitbos

13 posted on 09/12/2006 5:18:58 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds. " - Ayn Rand)
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To: JRochelle

That's okay. I notice you seem to have made Governor Romney your cause of choice. Don't like Mormons, eh?


14 posted on 09/12/2006 5:22:12 PM PDT by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: JRochelle

Great statements by Romney and not deserving of your attacks - this time.


15 posted on 09/12/2006 5:25:24 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: JRochelle

I'm not a huge fan of Romney,but when something needs to get done(Big Dig collapse etc..) he gets things done.I can't say that about most politicians in this state.As for the columnist and the Boston Globe in general,they are nothing but a colony of plagerizing moonbats.


16 posted on 09/12/2006 5:29:16 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: JRochelle
I would agree with you to a point. Romney tends to be a little too pragmatic vs. inconsistent. Translation: MA does alot more business with the PRC than with Iran. Once he's out of office, watch for him to ratchet up the rhetoric. That being said, you have to be cognizant of the odious individual who authored this article. Brian McGrory is one of the leading bow-tied socialists at the Globe. For him to accuse anyone of kowtowing to the Chinese is an absolute freaking joke!
17 posted on 09/12/2006 5:33:18 PM PDT by danno3150
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To: AlexandriaDuke

I think you are judging Romney too harshly, therefore i will call you evil. I guess the dude not pardoned was your dad? Maybe when you are older you'll understand that you take the good with the bad, in all levels of life, or go be a hermit, or.... make everyone miserable!


18 posted on 09/12/2006 5:48:13 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Truthsearcher

"So the Globe hates him? I'm going to have to start giving him a second look."

You beat me to it on that one.


19 posted on 09/12/2006 6:02:32 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: JRochelle

I probably would have posted it . . . I ascribe to the idea that others shared that any attack from the uber-liberal Globe Editorial board is a blow for victory for Romney.

These "Human rights" groups are in bed with the liberal Democrats . . . how they can give Khatami praise and criticize Romney tells you how messed up they are.

Also, the piece lacks proper context. Khatami is a terrorist and praises many terrorists groups (even praised Hezzbolah at Harvard) . . . his PERSONAL record is attrocious. We are at war with terrorists/jihadists. Also, it's hard to hold the 2003 Chinese Premier as responsible for Tianemen Square several years earlier (quite dishonest journalism . . . big surprise, eh?) Vietnam may have a restrictive government, but it's crimes hardly rise to the level of the Iran regime.

JRochelle . . . you seem to be quite oppossed to Romney . . . who's your candidate?


20 posted on 09/12/2006 7:30:37 PM PDT by Jeff Fuller (http://iowansforromney.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jeff Fuller

I don't have one yet. At first I liked Allen but he makes me nervous. Kinda like Bush, I get all nervous and worried every time he opens his mouth. Eight years of that is enough!
I was just reading about Mike Huckabee and he seemed perfect until I read about his stand on immigration. Next..
I just know I am opposed to McCain, Rudy and Mitt.
McCain has always been pro life but there are so many other reasons to hate him.

Rudy and Mitt are, or used to be too liberal.
I would vote for McCain or Mitt if forced to, but I will stay home before I vote for Rudy.

The reason I am so opposed to Romney is that he was at one time pro choice. But he says he has changed. I just don't buy it.
George H.W. Bush said the same thing.
And I voted for him. And then he gave us David Souter. That was no accident. It was his way of keeping abortion legal.
And all the others are just bland. Nothing much to any of them.
Newt could have been the perfect one but he has zipper problems.


21 posted on 09/12/2006 7:54:15 PM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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To: Jeff Fuller

BTW, my absolute dream candidate?

Someone who isn't running.

John Thune.


22 posted on 09/12/2006 8:29:08 PM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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To: libbylu

Everybody in that state knew the Amiraults were victims of a witch hunt. Romney is a sniveling coward.


23 posted on 09/12/2006 8:43:03 PM PDT by AlexandriaDuke (Conservatives want freedom. Republicans want power.)
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To: bruinbirdman

The people Mitt is "rubbing wrong" is not the "opposition", but Conservatives who don't agree with baby killing, gun grabbing or socialized medicine.

There is also a substantial crowd who do NOT trust any politician running for national office who hails from one of the socialistic states in New England due to their confirmed belief in growing the government. Look at what GWB has done in that regard, and he's just the son/grandson of Rockefeller Republicans.


24 posted on 09/12/2006 8:45:15 PM PDT by 308MBR (Milkin' and a churnin', pickin' cotton, raising "heck" and balin' hay!)
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To: 308MBR
"Look at what GWB has done in that regard"

I kinda like tax cuts, shootin' mooslim scat.

yitbos

25 posted on 09/12/2006 9:11:50 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds. " - Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman

I didn't say he was all wrong, but Free Drugs for Geezers, runaway spending and a open border/unenforced immigration laws situations are NOT ideal, to say the least.


26 posted on 09/13/2006 1:08:45 PM PDT by 308MBR (Milkin' and a churnin', pickin' cotton, raising "heck" and balin' hay!)
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To: 308MBR
"Free Drugs for Geezers"

I could go for some more means tested qualifications on lots of programs. But only with more opportunities for me to make more bucks.

yitbos

27 posted on 09/13/2006 3:25:45 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds. " - Ayn Rand)
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To: JRochelle; Jeff Fuller

Sorry to burst your bubble, but thune capitulates when the pressure hits. Thune flipped and opposed social security reform when he first ran for senate in 2002 because tim johnson was putting on the heat.


28 posted on 09/14/2006 11:13:34 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: SDGOP

My bubble has not been burst.
He isn't running in 08 but he will someday.

And he will the awesome!!!


29 posted on 09/15/2006 5:45:47 AM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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