Skip to comments.The Myths of Mitt Romney (vanity)
Posted on 12/23/2007 10:27:07 AM PST by AFA-Michigan
"MAKING IT UP AS HE GOES ALONG"
BOSTON GLOBE: "(Romney) ended the week trying to explain a discrepancy between assertion and fact... It hurt because it's a reminder of discrepancies between assertion and fact when it comes to Romney's overall conservative credentials." http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/04/08/guns_trust_and_romney
EYE ON 08.COM: "This is important because it goes to character. Romney struggles to tell the truth and keep his story straight about basic facts about his own life. He also struggles to keep his story straight on issues like abortion, gay rights, taxes, guns... It is clear what Romney is doing. He is just making it up as he goes along. He is making himself up as he goes along."
ROMNEY SAID HIS FATHER MARCHED WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING. HE DIDN'T.
BOSTON GLOBE: "Mitt Romney acknowledged yesterday that he never saw his father march with Martin Luther King, Jr. as he asserted in a nationally televised speech this month."
ROMNEY SAID HE MARCHED WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING. HE DIDN'T.
BOSTON GLOBE: "Mitt Romney went a step further in a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald. Talking about the Mormon Church and racial discrimination, he said: 'My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit.' Yesterday, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom acknowledged that was not true. 'Mitt Romney did not march with Martin Luther King,' he said in an e-mail statement to the Globe."
ROMNEY SAID HIS DEVOUTLY RELIGIOUS MOTHER CAMPAIGNED FOR ABORTION RIGHTS. SHE DIDN'T.
BOSTON GLOBE: "(Former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman Elly) Peterson is dumbfounded to hear that Mitt Romney has described his mother as having been an abortion rights supporter during (her 1970 U.S. Senate) campaign. 'If it happened, I'd remember it,' she said in a telephone interview. 'It didn't, and I don't.' ...Lenore Romney's campaign stance is relevant only because her son...raised it in 1994 during a debate with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and he has been sending mixed signals on abortion ever since. 'I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country,' he said in 1994. 'I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate.' ...Detroit Free Press archives yielded no (Lenore Romney) campaign references to abortion...'The idea that Lenore would defy her church is hard to believe,' Peterson said."
ROMNEY SAID: "I WASN'T PRO-CHOICE."
ROMNEY SAID: "I WAS PRO-CHOICE."
WHICH IS IT, MITT?
FOX NEWS SUNDAY: "I never called myself pro-choice. I never allowed myself to use the word 'pro-choice,' because I didn't feel I was pro-choice. I would protect the law, I said, as it was, but I wasn't pro-choice."
ASSOCIATED PRESS: "I think I've made it very clear. I was pro-choice, or effectively pro-choice, when I ran in 1994 (and 2002)."
ROMNEY SAID HE WAS ENDORSED BY THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. HE WASN'T.
WASHINGTON POST: "Under Russert's grilling about guns on this morning's 'Meet the Press,' former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney claimed an endorsement he'd never won. ...'I also was pleased to have the support of the NRA when I ran for governor. I sought it, I seek it now. ...I told you what my position was, and what I did as governor; the fact that I received the endorsement of the NRA.' The problem? He was never endorsed by the NRA ... 'The NRA did not endorse in the 2002 campaign,' said (Romney campaign) spokesman Kevin Madden, when asked about Romney's comments."
ROMNEY SAID: "I HAVE A GUN OF MY OWN." HE DOESN'T.
BOSTON GLOBE: "'I have a gun of my own. I go hunting myself. I'm a member of the NRA and believe firmly in the right to bear arms,' Romney said. Asked by reporters at the gun show Friday whether he personally owned the gun, Romney said he did not." http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/01/14/romney_retreats_on_gun_control
ROMNEY SAID HE'S HUNTED "ALL MY LIFE." ONCE EVERY 40 YEARS, THAT IS.
BOSTON GLOBE: "This week in Keene, N.H., Romney told a man in an NRA hat that he had 'been a hunter pretty much all of my life,' the Associated Press reported. The Romney campaign later acknowledged that Romney, 60, hunted one summer as a teenager and once in his late 50's."
ASSOCIATED PRESS: "Officials in the four states where Mitt Romney has lived say the Republican presidential contender, who calls himself a lifelong hunter, never took out a license."
Did I miss any?
Like I said, a man who will slander his own mother will slander anyone.
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God help us if this liar gets the nomination.
Jan Mickelson is an intellectual giant, a true conservative, and an honest man.
Mitt Romney may be “smart,” in the worldly sense of the word, but that intellect is wasted in the service of evil. Mitt is the most dishonest man in the history of American politics, as far as I’m concerned.
In the end, evil always ends up stupid.
I was instantly reminded of the hair-splitting prevarications of Slick Willie, finger in the camera, saying "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky..." or a dozen other red-faced rants from the original slickster.
When it comes to lying, Slick Willard makes Slick Willie look like an amateur.
And, unfortunately, it isn’t mainly about personal sin, like with Bubba. It’s about public policies that are going to determine whether our republic survives in liberty.
I’d ask folks to ask themselves a question: How dangerous to our country do you think a Bill Clinton with a clean personal life would have been?
Also, Romney signed a bill which fixed what I consider a fatal flaw in the Massachusetts assault weapons ban. The existing law referenced the federal law which was due to expire without explicitly providing validity despite the expiration.
I don't believe any court could have enforced such a law. Romney fixed it so that it could be enforced and even had the NRA compromise to get it done.
I’m heartened to see the word is getting out: Willard’s negatives are 47%—just like Hillary.
Hopefully that equates to a lot of rhetorical stiff-arms to the Romney caucusers next Thursday.
You can’t lie about Jan Mickelson and win Iowa. No way.
- Alleged Republican Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, July 1, 2004, after signing permanent assault weapons ban
Just noticed your tag line. We may be the only Alan Keyes fans left here.
Sad state of affairs. He’s the only one who even understands the problem, much less how to fix it.
I was answering the question you asked.
“I don’t believe any court could have enforced such a law. Romney fixed it so that it could be enforced and even had the NRA compromise to get it done.”
I wouldn’t call that a “fix” unless you mean fixed it for the gun grabbers.
That's exactly what I meant, of course.
One need only ask, "Why did the anti-gunners support the bill?" I don't see the anti-gunners helping to ease the burden on law-abiding citizens here in Kalifornia. The only thing in that bill for the anti-gunners was the essential patch to their gun-grabbing bill.
And anybody who claims the "grandfathering" of present owners means this is not a "grab" is fooling themselves.
There will be people like me who refuse to register a gun that is already in my safe. I had to export some of my rifles to a free state. Even today I can't fire my $2000 AR-10 target rifle.
Then there is the fact that nobody can buy such guns after the passage of the infringement. My friends and family who could benefit from my advice on what arms are suitable for their use, are unable to own the very weapons that I am familiar with and recommend.
And the final insult is that the state has outlawed inheritance by my children of the infringed arms. If I really still "owned" these rifles, then I would be able to pass them on to my children with the rest of my estate. That is now outlawed.
The anti-gunners only survive because it is illegal to treat them as they deserve to be treated.
Romney has flip-flopped on most every issue but is too stupid to change his gun banning ways.
That alone should tell everyone he is an empty suit that isn’t ready for prime-time.