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Romney: Women should be allowed to join Augusta
cnn.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | CNN Political Unit

Posted on 04/05/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(CNN) – Mitt Romney added his voice to the chorus calling for women to be allowed to join Augusta National Golf Club.

When asked if women should be admitted, the Republican presidential frontrunner responded: "Of course."

"I am not a member of Augusta. I don't know if I would qualify. My golf game is not that good," Romney told reporters after an energy-themed event in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. "Certainly if I were a member, if I could run Augusta, which isn't likely to happen, of course I'd have women into Augusta."

Earlier Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Barack Obama's "personal opinion is women should be admitted."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: freedomofassociation; golf; romney; tradition; women
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1 posted on 04/05/2012 1:27:49 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney pander ping.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 1:29:00 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who the Hell cares?


3 posted on 04/05/2012 1:29:40 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Again, another example why there would be no difference in voting for one over the other. What a tool.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: BradtotheBone

They should allow conservative into the GOP as well, you northeastern imbecile. This clown is the frontrunner?


5 posted on 04/05/2012 1:32:25 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Myth will never play at Augusta.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I regret that Romney holds that position. Private clubs and organizations have the right to self-select. No boys in the Brownie Troops.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d be a lot more impressed if he had shrugged his shoulders and said it wasn’t even on his radar.

Instead he’s now on record for agreeing with someone else who should deal with the job at hand and not worry about golf. (obama)


8 posted on 04/05/2012 1:33:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dear Mitt and Barack —

Is Augusta a private or a public institution??

Does it accept Government funds??

Butt out!!!!!


9 posted on 04/05/2012 1:33:35 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney.....what an embarrassment, with much more to come before he gets his a$$ kicked in November.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 1:34:15 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Bath-House Barry had a son, he’d sound just like Mitt.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ugh. SHUT UP MITT


12 posted on 04/05/2012 1:35:03 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NONE of YOUR business, Mittens. Go back on the campaign trail & keep lying to us to get the nomination.

This is a private club. PRIVATE!!!!

Leave them alone.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 1:35:07 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ya know ... does he REALLY think ppl don’t see that he is King of Pander? Wow. Just wow.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 1:36:36 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: max americana

The man is a moron and the media plans on surprising America with it.

After all, this is the genius who felt that it was necessary to explain that there were no sharks in the great lakes and that the ocean is salt water.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Instead he’s now on record for agreeing with someone else who should deal with the job at hand and not worry about golf.

He's competing with 0bama in a match of "Who's the Better Liberal".

16 posted on 04/05/2012 1:37:07 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: HokieMom

No boys in the Brownie Troops.””

No, but Trump got hornswoggled into letting a TRANSGENDER -man to woman- into the MISS UNIVERSE contest!!

Gloria All Red came out & claimed discrimination——

Is there any kind of litigation that whore won’t delve into??


17 posted on 04/05/2012 1:37:07 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And so it begins. Romney seeks to out Obama, Obama. Pathetic. No, sickening. Have fun voting for Romney. I didn’t, and I will not.


18 posted on 04/05/2012 1:37:07 PM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The last time there was a press conference in front of Augusta National about allowing women to join, it made for the BEST sign...ever!


19 posted on 04/05/2012 1:37:17 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s a private. club, it’s none of your business.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 1:37:19 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How does Mitt feel about non-Mormons being admitted to all Mormon sacraments and services?


21 posted on 04/05/2012 1:38:20 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: EGPWS
I'm so confused.

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Now what were they fighting about again?
22 posted on 04/05/2012 1:39:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

as long as they are good looking chicks under 40 years old.. more often than not older women 4somes are a drag to play behind


23 posted on 04/05/2012 1:39:29 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where’s all the ‘noise’ about illegal immigrants.


24 posted on 04/05/2012 1:39:38 PM PDT by QT3.14 (OBAMA's life: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is going to be commenting on all these types of issues from here on out so that Romney has to respond. If Romney said hell no it’s a private club then the headline would read “Romney anti women”. I think he did a fine job answering it - if HE was running the club which is highly unlikey, he would allow women members which squares with my opinion that if I were running it I would allow them too!


25 posted on 04/05/2012 1:40:25 PM PDT by noexcuses
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To: chris37

Who the Hell cares?

DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER..............


26 posted on 04/05/2012 1:40:25 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WTH is this BS. Can we talk about the country instead of a golf club?

America = Fantasy Nation


27 posted on 04/05/2012 1:40:58 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I owned a golf course, I’d would have it open to the public. What they do at Augusta is no one’s business, except those who have a stake in it. To just add my opinion, Augusta is making money without women. Why take a risk of losing cash so a few women can get notoriety?


28 posted on 04/05/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Think of a slightly less smarmy Obamaloon.

That’s the RINOmney thing.

I’ll not vote for him.

Not now.

Not evah.

As for the Obamaloon, I wish he’d just fly up his own a...er...Obama.


29 posted on 04/05/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And men should be allowed to use women’s bathrooms, yah, I get it!!


30 posted on 04/05/2012 1:42:15 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Don't forget to parse this story's language.

Look at what Romney said..."Certainly if I were a member, if I could run Augusta, which isn't likely to happen, of course I'd have women into Augusta".

And many people would do the same.

Now, this is a little different than saying "of course" immediately when asked if Augusta should do it. It doesn't see as though he's telling AUGUSTA what to do...he's saying HE would do it.

Quite a different take. I don't like Romney, but it seems as though the MSM may have taken the "of course" out of context...not unusual for the LSM.

31 posted on 04/05/2012 1:42:37 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can see where this would be a real Candidate breaker! (Who cares about the National Debt and economy anyway, this is what is far more important!)


32 posted on 04/05/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: cripplecreek

ROFL!


33 posted on 04/05/2012 1:44:31 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Free ThinkerNY

34 posted on 04/05/2012 1:45:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Phony issue. Do men join Curves or Shape?

And why is that, you ask? Because women, it turns out, have special concerns.

And men DON’T have special concerns? Smoking cigars, sipping whiskey, swapping lies and general swagger, none of which appeal to females for the most part, and should they be in the room, would seek to suppress.

That is why the “Members Only” policy exists in the first ploace, and why the membership is further restricted to “Men Only” at Augusta.


35 posted on 04/05/2012 1:45:47 PM PDT by alloysteel (It is hard to get a man to understand, when his pay depends upon his not understanding something.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How is he going to campaign against Obuzzard when he holds the exact same views and policies?

Vote for me because I am less liberal?
Vote for me because I’m a rich white guy?.............


36 posted on 04/05/2012 1:45:59 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: what's up

yeah his answer(as a guy running for President)was as good a response as he could have made


37 posted on 04/05/2012 1:46:38 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney unmasked, Romney...Unmasked
38 posted on 04/05/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shut your stupid trap up, Romney.

I am saying this as a woman: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

Quit trying to turn the males/females against one another.

So why not have females participate in men’s baseball, football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, boxing, etc.?

So shut up.


39 posted on 04/05/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What a non-story, even for FR. The only way Romney's comments could piss me off is if he'd said he would compel the club to do something they don't want to do. He said he would support women members if he were a member of if he "ran the place".

I don't care what Augusta does, as long as it is their decision.

40 posted on 04/05/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Uncle Ike
private companies should do whatever they want...

Augusta, however, has major hypocritical sponsers, and CEO's the same type that would ban their advertising on Rush..

I'd like to see a little character....if you play for a segregated club then stand up for all segregated clubs....

all it would take would for the ultra liberal ESPN or CBS or ABC or NBC to refuse to cover the masters...or for that matter, if Woody and Phil etc would just announce that they will not play their...

you know Gary Player faced all kinds of retbuke because he came from a segregated country...

41 posted on 04/05/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wag the dog Part II


42 posted on 04/05/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This certainly qualifies as a matter of national importance during an election year. I’m so glad to hear the candidates in agreement! /sarc


43 posted on 04/05/2012 1:49:44 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: cherry

Smart move I think, and I am not necessarily a Mitt fan. But by answering the way he did there is no ‘republican agenda’ on the status of women members at Augusta.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 1:50:32 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
Yep...the question was a trap for Romney.

If he had said the Club can make its own decisions the next question would have been "so are you saying it's OK to deny members based on race too"?

Romney didn't allow himself to be trapped. One point in his favor IMO.

45 posted on 04/05/2012 1:51:09 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mitt, freedom of association is a tenant somewhere. Giving up conservatives to win independent idiots is no way to win an election. Why can’t white congress critters join the cbc at will while you’re at it?


46 posted on 04/05/2012 1:52:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Someone from the RNC called me today for a donation, and by the end of the conversation I had him admitting that the Party’s “Favorite’ was a RINO. LOL.


47 posted on 04/05/2012 1:55:32 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RINOmney...wagging tail....

Do you want me to say “yes”?

YES!!

Do you want me to say “no”?

NO!!

Do you want me to say “anything”?

ANYTHINIG!!

Get the picture?

RINOmney is a vapid dork with no sense of anything.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 1:55:53 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY
God forbid any institution be allowed to keep their own rules and traditions.

Its a private club, shouldn't the members be allowed to chose who can join?

49 posted on 04/05/2012 2:00:01 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney, how about something like what I believe (and most other normal Americans and conservatives:

“I’m not a member. I don’t know their private membership requirements. Knowing what little I do, I wouldn’t have a problem admitting women. But it is a private club and they have long standing traditions. It’s not for me to say why they have rules against it or whether or not it should be changed. If we don’t like the way they do business we shouldn’t join or support it. It’s a free country.”

How hard is that. Then it’s not pandering, you A$$hat.


50 posted on 04/05/2012 2:00:55 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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