Skip to comments.Romney's Trouble With Truth Extends Beyond Illegal Lawn Care Employees
Posted on 10/24/2011 2:35:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Mitt Romney is always quick to lambast other Republicans for being career politicians, as if this is his first rodeo and he is a political newcomer. However, the truth is hes been in politics for over seventeen years, many of which have been spent appealing to liberals and moderates and fighting to keep from being identified with Ronald Reagan.
Yet the more one goes back and listens to the things Romneys been saying during his nearly two decades of public service, the more one has to wonder why he thought someone would link him to Reagan in the first place.
....trying to unseat Senator Ted Kennedy in 1994, Romney said:
I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that 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 on guns, Romney would be a disaster. For example, while trying to the secure the Republican nomination that eventually went to John McCain, Romney appeared on Meet the Press with Tim Russert and said:
I dont line up 100% with the NRA. I supported the assault weapon ban [as governor].
And he went on to explain that he supported the BradyLaw in its original form.
What Ive learned by listening to Romney is that you have to be aware of the fact that he thinks well enough on his feet to slip past troublesome topics and seize on others more favorable to his ambitions. This lets him get away with telling a few half-truths (or half-lies, depending on how you like to frame it).
For instance, when....
(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...
Not to defend Milt, but did Governor Romney allow illegal aliens in Massachusetts to pay the much lower in-state tuition rate at state universities and community colleges? If so, how did he justify giving them a better deal than US citizens from other states? Or, for that matter, allowing them to stay in the United States and attend college in the first place? Inquiring minds want to know....
With Mitt, I suspect there will be a third-party candidate somewhere down the line and it’ll turn into a comical 2012 November election.
Spin, Perrywinkles, spin...
Nope. Let’s not make the same mistake as CW in her drive by’s against anybody but Perry.
If you have any question about a statement you are going to make, just Google it first. Now the other question should be, did he ever support it?
“Not to defend Milt, but did Governor Romney allow illegal aliens in Massachusetts to pay the much lower in-state tuition rate at state universities and community colleges? If so, how did he justify giving them a better deal than US citizens from other states? Or, for that matter, allowing them to stay in the United States and attend college in the first place? Inquiring minds want to know....”
On the issue of in-state tuition, as far as I can tell, Romney took no action as governor either way on this issue. Mass is one of a majority of states that has no laws prohibiting in-state tuition for illegals, but none specifically providing for it. Only 4 states in the country explicitly prohibit in-state tuition for illegals, and Mass is not one of them. Primary Source:
Now if I were to guess, I would say Romney probably could have cared less about this issue until it became an achilles heal for Perry. Now suddenly it’s at the top of his list, yet he took no action as Mass governor to prohibit it, so his new-found passion for the issues seems a bit disingenuous to me.
VIDEO of Gov. Perry's speech:
Gov Rick Perry spoke to LaRaza about the drug cartels, shared responsibility of border security and that it is Washington's responsibility to secure the border -- that the Federal government should support the military, deliver the mail and secure the border -- and they aren't doing their job. [HE RECEIVED a lot of applause] He spoke of the money Texas spends securing the border, that it must be sealed and then we can sustain legitimate commerce...He told about protecting the sanctity of the vote and strengthening our shared values, family, faith hard work -- they are TEXAS values and we should unite as citizen's of one Nation under God and concentrate on what unites us. He told his Cuervo joke and they found it funny unlike the Liberal Latino Leaders Give Perry Lukewarm Response (or more likely they'd heard it before)
Why go to LaRaza in the first place? Will he accept an invitation from the Nation of Islam, Black Panthers, Stormfront, the Klan, Aryan Nation or CAIR?
The only GOP candidates that I've mentioned in this thread is lying Romney and my support for Gov. Perry.
I’m ready for it! If the other candidates can’t take him out - a 3rd party candidate would rip him to shreds because they would mean business. The gloves would be off and Mitt’s hair will be tousled for sure. He’ll be eating his wisea** comments like his remark to Cain - ‘Ok, so now I have apples and oranges in my basket’. I was hoping Cain would have comeback with ‘no, Mitt what YOU have in YOUR basket is nuts!’
Rick Perry answering a question about Al Gore:
"In 1988, you supported Al Gore's presidential campaign. Why?
In that group, he was by far the most conservative Democrat. But between Ronald Reagan and seeing what the Democrat Party was becoming, I came to the conclusion in 1989 that I needed to become a Republican.
Have you seen the film An Inconvenient Truth?
Have you read the book?
No. I generally don't watch or read a lot of fiction.
Many believe global warming caused the wildfires in your state. What do you think?
Historically in Texas, we've always had substantial periods of drought. World temperatures have also been changing for millennia. I truly believe the science is not settled on the issue of man-made global warming.
I find it interesting that you went to college to be a veterinarian.
And organic chemistry made a pilot out of me. [laughs] After 16 hours of organic chemistry, they pointed out to me that I probably didn't want to be a veterinarian.
So would it be fair to say that you and science don't get along so well?
No. After I graduated college, I had a year of the most technical aerodynamics and physics that you need to be an air force pilot. They weren't cream-puff studies. I have a pretty good handle on science from that perspective."....Source
Listen to Gov. Perry's speech.
Romney sounds like a habitual prevaricator - not unlike Slick Willy.
And the MSM isn't going to cover for Romney, like they have and will continue to do for Obama.
I don’t care if he gave the 21st Century version of the Gettysburg Address, you don’t validate racialists with your presence and the standing of your office.
It’s there so other FReepers can listen and come to their own conclusions.