Skip to comments.Is Mitt Romney Conservative? (Gov Romney Supported Abortion & Gay Agenda with Judges & Boy Scouts)
Posted on 01/07/2008 6:18:49 AM PST by xzins
Is Mitt Romney Conservative?
by Gary Glenn Chairman, Campaign for Michigan Families
The Washington, D.C. conservative weekly Human Events last year listed Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in its Top Ten list of RINOs (Republicans in Name Only), ranking him at number 8 in the nation with the following entry:
"Has said, I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. Supports (homosexual) civil unions and stringent gun laws. After visiting Houston, he criticized the citys aesthetics, saying, This is what happens when you dont have zoning." (Human Events)
Romney should have ranked even higher on the list of RINOs. He famously likes to tell conservative audiences in Iowa and South Carolina that being a conservative Republican in Massachusetts is like being a cattle rancher at a vegetarian convention.
I attended last falls GOP conference in Michigan, where Romney continued his masquerade as a "conservative," even daring to tell the assembled activists: "I am pro-life" -- knowing full well that he does not mean by that term what those listening would think he meant.
Romneys ten-year political career has occurred from his late 40s to his late 50s, yet he asks pro-family conservatives to naively believe that hes just now figuring out his core beliefs.
During that decade, he has insistently supported legal abortion-on-demand. In a televised 1994 campaign debate, Romney said: "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time when my Mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice. ...Since that time, my mother and my family have been committed to the belief that we can believe as we want, but we will not force our beliefs on others on that matter, and you will not see my wavering on that." (Boston Globe)
His 2002 gubernatorial campaign web site stated: "As Governor, Mitt Romney would protect the current pro-choice status quo in Massachusetts. No law would change. The choice to have an abortion is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not the governments." (Archive)
Romneys response to the National Abortion Rights Action Leagues 2002 candidate survery: I respect and will protect a womans right to choose. This choice is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the governments. The truth is, no candidate in the governors race in either party would deny women abortion rights." (Notably, Romney refused to answer Massachusetts Citizens for Lifes candidate questionnaire.) (Boston Globe)
Not surprisingly, Romneys clearly stated support for Roe and "a womans right to choose" -- i.e., abortion on demand -- earned him the endorsement of the pro-abortion Republican Majority for Choice PAC.
He was also endorsed, twice, by the homosexual "Log Cabin Republicans," the same group that in 2004 spent $1 million attacking President Bush for his support of a Marriage Protection Amendment.
Romney believes the Boy Scouts should allow openly homosexual Scoutmasters: "I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation." (Web today)
He endorses Ted Kennedys federal "gay rights" legislation. He endorses taxpayer-financed same-sex benefits for the homosexual partners of state employees, and even attacked some Democratic legislators for not supporting such government benefits.
According to the Associated Press, he has appointed at least two openly homosexual lawyers to state judgeships, one a board member of the Lesbian & Gay Bar Association. Imagine how that will fly in Republican presidential primaries in the South, the prospect of a president with a record of appointing homosexual activists to the bench. (See copy of gubernatorial news release below.)
In 2002, before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court legalized so-called homosexual "marriage," Romney denounced a preemptive state Marriage Protection Amendment prohibiting homosexual "marriage," civil unions, or same-sex public employee benefits as "too extreme," even after being advised by the media that his own wife and son had just signed a petition to place it on the ballot. (Boston Phoenix)
Now, as he postures to run for president, Romney travels to Iowa and Michigan and South Carolina to claim hes "pro-life" and brag about fighting homosexual "marriage," saying that at age 59, his position on such issues has "evolved."
(No flip-flop so far, however, on his stated support for homosexual Scoutmasters, forcing taxpayers to fund spousal benefits for the "partners" of state employees involved in homosexual relationships, or Kennedys federal "gay rights" legislation.)
Regardless, most pro-family voters dont believe in the theory of evolution -- including as it applies to politicians, and especially when the alleged "evolution" seems so conveniently timed to produce political benefit.
Gov. Romney can tell all the cattle-rancher-at-a-vegetarian-convention jokes he wants about Massachusetts. But theyre going to fall flat when social conservatives learn -- and they will -- that his long-term record on abortion and elements of homosexual activists political agenda has been that of Vegetarian in Chief.
I haven’t seen you answer the question everyone has been asking you: who will be the Republican nominee?
Add in that the headline was tampered with and it all equals desperation.
Fred Thompson: Romneycare At A Glance
KEY ASPECTS OF ROMNEY’S MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH CARE PLAN...
(1) Guarantees Planned Parenthood A Seat At The Table. Romney’s legislation created an advisory board and guarantees, by law, that Planned Parenthood has a seat at the table. Romney’s plan established a MassHealth payment policy advisory board, and one member of the Board must be from Planned Parenthood. No pro-life organization is represented. (Chapter 58 Section 3 (q) Section 16M (a), http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw06/sl060058.htm )
I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts of America regardless of sexual orientation
There he goes again, trying to have it both ways.
That would be better directed to those that join the club ;)
I didn’t expect a sensible response from you and didn’t get one.
Romney was endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans in 1994 and 2002.
I can’t help what affiliations and agendas they have.
Do you think that don’t ask, don’t tell will NOT eventually lead to gays serving openly in the military?
I do. Whether I want it to happen or not, I’m convinced that it will.
Of course, in 1994 most of us thought don’t ask, don’t tell would lead to gays serving openly by now, and we were wrong.
But already we are seeing signs that poeople are NOT being discharged for admitting to homosexuality. The military is adapting to the idea, and it started when the policy became that gays were accepted in the military just so long as they didn’t tell anybody about it.
One day the military leadership is going to decide that gays are not disruptive anymore, or at least not as disruptive as the current policy, and gays will serve openly in the military.
I could be wrong, but it’s what I expect to happen.
Then you are the fool for asking :)
And now they attack him. But apparently THAT doesn’t count.
And Ive been very clear on that. I will preserve and protect a womans right to choose Mitt Romney
I didn’t ask anything.
Can you not read?
The rules here are that if FRed! has changed his mind or his position on an issue or even hints at doing so, it is genuine.
If Mitt comes to see the light on an issue, it is not genuine and he will be flogged with his former position in perpetuity.
I didn’t say anything about membership, so I don’t know why you think I did. Maybe somebody else did. It wasn’t me. I merely pointed out the mud you must have to crawl out of to try to associate Mitt Romney with NAMBLA.
“issue is the same agenda” — as a conservative, I should hope that you realise how liberal that is, trying to tie people to evildoers based on some common issue.
Maybe you missed the last two years when all the conservatives were being smeared as supporting the KKK because the KKK opposes illegal immigration, just like we do.
No, it doesn’t. And I told you why already.
Sure can. You asked for a sensible response. You want me to answer the next question, “Can you not read?”?
You forgot to follow that up with, “So THERE! HA! NEENER, NEENER!”
I think post 139 stole the sensible response you were looking for. Check there.