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Romney backs away from gay adoptions [Friday night, after endorsing Thursday]
CBS news ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Shelley

Posted on 05/12/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT by kevcol



(CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by same-sex couples, saying that he simply "acknowledges" the legality of such adoptions in many states.

A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by same-sex couples a "right."

He said on Thursday: "And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child -- in my state individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that's something that people have a right to do. But to call that marriage is something that in my view is a departure from the real meaning of that word."

But then on Friday, he was asked, in an interview with CBS' WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., how his opposition to same-sex marriage "squared" with his support for gay adoptions. Romney told anchor Paul Cameron, "Well actually I think all states but one allow gay adoption, so that's a position which has been decided by most of the state legislators, including the one in my state some time ago. So I simply acknowledge the fact that gay adoption is legal in all states but one."

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To: COBOL2Java
Unlike Obama, he can lie effortlessly without a teleprompter!

Well, not that effectively. I didn't realize how much of an idiot he is until his Michigan trees speech where he felt the need to explain that the ocean is salt water and the great lakes are freshwater (without sharks). He's got all the brains and half the charm of Joe Biden.
51 posted on 05/12/2012 9:47:48 AM 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

Michigan is the state where “the trees are the right height”.


52 posted on 05/12/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Not voting Romney?? Then double up on down ticket races and your participation this election.)
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To: kabar
Too bad, you missed one of the best speeches I have ever heard him give. Heartfelt. You could see his passion, a product no doubt of his religious upbringing and missionary background.

" The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.. if you can fake that, you've got it made."


53 posted on 05/12/2012 10:00:40 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: ansel12
Not just right. Our trees are the "Perfect" height. Bow before us lesser tree people.

Ah the mighty larch....

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54 posted on 05/12/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kevcol

IT’S HIS TO LOOSE. IT TRULY IS HIS TO LOOSE. IN CLASSIC MCCAIN STYLE. IF SOMEONE DOESNT TALK SOME SENSE INTO HIM.


55 posted on 05/12/2012 10:00:56 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FR - Commandante Hugo Chavez Death BETTING POOL is now officially ON!!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
IT’S HIS TO LOOSE.

It's also his to lose.

56 posted on 05/12/2012 10:02:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
"IT’S HIS TO LOOSE."

Could also be the slogan for homo adoption.
57 posted on 05/12/2012 10:05:41 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Gawd, if only Obama didn't have a knife to our throats...
58 posted on 05/12/2012 10:11:35 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Apparently the song "Ebony and Ivory" is a political ditty about Barrack Obama and Barney Frank.)
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To: kevcol

...on the other hand, there is the Supreme Court... Could very well be three new judges in the next term. Do you really want Obama to still be in there nominating feminazis, muslims and marxists? As much as I loathe Romney, I have to remind myself that the Supreme Court is even more important, and that Romney if elected can and will be taken to task by conservatives to make sure he nominates conservative judges. Bush’s Miers moment would pale in comparison if Romney dared do anything to the contrary.


59 posted on 05/12/2012 10:16:53 AM PDT by Wyoming Cowboy
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To: Leep

And, do they classify men who molest boys as homosexual pedifiles?


Men who molest boys are homosexual pedophiles. If they weren’t homosexuals, they’d molest girls. All of them should be executed, btw.

And since 1/3 of all (reported) child molestation is same sex, that gives you a clue.


60 posted on 05/12/2012 10:17:53 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Wyoming Cowboy

About 2/3 of the judges appointed by Romney in MA were liberals, many were Dem judges. Don’t count on a liberal like Romney appointing conservative Constitutionalists to SCOTUS. No way.

I want NEITHER OF THEM!

A REVOLUTION AT THE CONVENTION!!!


61 posted on 05/12/2012 10:21:32 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Wyoming Cowboy
Do you really want Obama to still be in there nominating feminazis, muslims and marxists?

So basically its no different than what Romney nominated as governor.
62 posted on 05/12/2012 10:23:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Wyoming Cowboy
Romney if elected can and will be taken to task by conservatives to make sure he nominates conservative judges.

P.T. Barnum was right.

There is a sucker born every minute.

I'm going to invest in Ringling Brothers.

63 posted on 05/12/2012 10:31:37 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum-Mission Accomplished)
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To: Wyoming Cowboy
...on the other hand, there is the Supreme Court... Could very well be three new judges in the next term. Do you really want Obama to still be in there nominating feminazis, muslims and marxists?

I do agree that there will be 3 appointments. I think Scalia is good for another 8 yrs (til 80) and you KNOW he will hold out. Ginsberg may retire, but who else do you think might? Any nominees still have to be confirmed, and I would expect the next senate to be MUCH less accomodating to Obamao, not sure about Willard though. I think its a wash for the next 4 years for nominees with Obamao already having spent his lib pick tolerances, and the [R]'s might let Willard get away with a Miers-like pick. Bottom line IMO is that SCOTUS appointments will not be a factor in the next 4 years, but will be HUGE in the 2016 election - that's why its absolutely essential we have a Conservative in the WH (and a majority in Senate) in 2017.
64 posted on 05/12/2012 10:33:18 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: little jeremiah

No, Episcopalian.


65 posted on 05/12/2012 10:34:47 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Rome2000

Did you hear or see it?


66 posted on 05/12/2012 10:36:00 AM PDT by kabar
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To: CatherineofAragon

Opinions are like a$$holes, everyone has one. You are entitled to your’s just as I am mine. As long we don’t attack one another personally, I am fine with people defending their views. That is what FR is all about. We are all conservatives and want what is best for our country.


67 posted on 05/12/2012 10:40:07 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Then you have no excuse for trusting him.


68 posted on 05/12/2012 10:41:25 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: COBOL2Java

He had a teleprompter. I gather you didn’t see the speech.


69 posted on 05/12/2012 10:42:21 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

I just saw this comment by JR and it sums up my POV (no courtesy ping to JR because I already did one):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881113/posts?q=1&;page=486#486

Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney
Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012

There is very little difference between Romney and Obama’s actual records. Both supported abortion, gay rights, gun control, liberal judges, global warming, compulsory health insurance, individual mandates, government control over the economy, etc, in other words liberal progressive policies. And they both loathed Reagan, conservatism and the tea party.

Romney now swears he’s a Reagan conservative. He also claims that his brand of government controlled, government forced, mandated compulsory health insurance is a “free-market conservative solution.” He also still says that even if president, he would do nothing about gays in the military. You can bet that means he will do nothing to thwart the advancing gay agenda. He also still says today that man-made global warming is real and that government will eventually have to do something about it. There goes our free-economy. He also says that TARP, the bailouts, the stimulus spending, etc, were all good ideas and that more may be necessary. So he truly does believe that government control of the economy, picking winners and losers, etc, is a good thing. Crony capitalism. He never even mentions the constitution which doesn’t give the federal government the authority to do any of the above. Wonder why.

No Reaganite here, so guess that’s just another lie too.

And they now call me a troll too for simply stating the truth.


70 posted on 05/12/2012 10:44:02 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: kabar
He had a teleprompter. I gather you didn’t see the speech.

Sorry, I stand corrected: Romney truly is no better than Obama. They both lie effortlessly, but may need the assistance of teleprompters.

71 posted on 05/12/2012 10:46:37 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: little jeremiah

I sure as hell don’t want four more years of Obama and will crawl over broken glass to vote for Romney or anyone else that is nominated by the GOP. Bachmann and then Santorum were my choices, but I will not cut off my nose to spite my face. Bachmann and Santorum have endorsed Romney. They deal in reality and so do I.


72 posted on 05/12/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Reality Check: Why all RNC delegates are ‘Free Agents’ and unbound

http://www.fox19.com/story/18305604/reality-check-why-all-rnc-delegates-are-free-agents-and-unbound

We need a REVOLUTION AT THE CONVENTION!

The estiablishemnt RINO GOP insider elites are OUR ENEMIES!! WE DON’T HAVE TO TAKE IT!!!


73 posted on 05/12/2012 10:50:01 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: kabar

If Romney is the GOP nominee, and there is every indication he will be, I will enthusiastically vote for him against Obama. Why are some of you wasting your time tearing him up????? The LMS will do it for you.Use your power to make sure that UN Sea Treaty is defeated— and destroyed. Your country is more important that defeating Romney.


74 posted on 05/12/2012 11:04:40 AM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
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To: little jeremiah

You are not dealing in reality if you believe the GOP will nominate someone who didn’t go through the primary process. Are you suggesting some sort of voter nullification where the primary results are discounted by rogue delegates?


75 posted on 05/12/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kevcol

listen Romney disgusts me as much as anyone..

but if someone gay, straight, single or otherwise wants to help a homeless orphan out by offering them a place in their home... I sure wont stand in their way.

Now should there be some sort of priority given to a married couple? (the best possible placement choice) sure. But once a kid has been passed over time and again by all the married couples... I see no problem with opening up their adoption to singles, gays, or whoever wants to give them a home. Especially if the child is old enough to agree to such a placement.


76 posted on 05/12/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: kevcol

He’s a flip-flopper, but he’s OUR flip-flopper.

Hope he gets Obie out of the WH and then we can work from the ground up.

Cruz is a good start in Texas. And there’s Ryan . . .


77 posted on 05/12/2012 11:18:32 AM PDT by stanne
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To: kabar

The game is rigged. Watch the video, delegate may indeed actually be free to vote for anyone they want.

The system that forces excrement down our throats is broken. GOP elite establishment RINOs/liberals are ruining our country.


78 posted on 05/12/2012 11:19:06 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: caww
Then you haven't been paying attention.

I have...I do believe more than 85%, here at FR, will vote for the despicable mittens if he is the Repube candidate...

unless he gets the bums rush at the convention..which would please me to no end.

but if he does not get the boot....
I will place my springy clothes pin on my nose and pull the lever for the Republicrat....

better (just...but better) than the Marxist/Fascist candidate the Dhimmis have shoved upon America.

79 posted on 05/12/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Homosexuals are mentally ill sex perverts and molest children a much higher rate that the general population. Not only should they never be allowed to foster or adopt children, they should be barred from any jobs where they have acccess to children.

What’s wrong with you???


80 posted on 05/12/2012 11:20:57 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: RightLady
Agree. As someone who is almost 70, this is the most important election of my lifetime. Four more years of Obama will ensure the implementation of Obamacare, which will be the final nail in the coffin of this country. The welfare state is collapsing all over the globe, yet we are expanding it thru Obamacare.

In order to keep the welfare state going a little longer the Dems will continue to increase taxes and redistribute income even if it means eviscerating our national security. We have seen how the guns versus butter struggle turned out in Europe. Our entitlement programs are unsustainable. They will bankrupt us.

81 posted on 05/12/2012 11:22:05 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Vaquero; caww

What do you think of this?

Reality Check: Why all RNC delegates are ‘Free Agents’ and unbound

http://www.fox19.com/story/18305604/reality-check-why-all-rnc-delegates-are-free-agents-and-unbound


82 posted on 05/12/2012 11:22:32 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Wyoming Cowboy

I had that same thought. The Romney-would-choose-better-SCOTUS-judges-than-Obama argument, though, only goes as far as Romney’s judicial pick history as Gov of Mass. I heard out of 36 judicial nominees Romney picked 9 Republicans and 27 Dems, and I think it’s a reasonably educated guess that the 9 Republicans were RINOs.


83 posted on 05/12/2012 11:31:20 AM PDT by SquarePants
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To: little jeremiah

And since 1/3 of all (reported) child molestation is same sex, that gives you a clue.


I’m asking because the left argues that more hetros molest children then homos.
As is usually the case the left simply reclassifies or recatagorizes something to make it fit whatever twisted agenda it has.


84 posted on 05/12/2012 11:45:02 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: EGPWS; stylecouncilor; windcliff

Holding the nose? More like a gas mask.

Though there might be something to say that a vote for Paul in the CA Primary might enhance his delegate count at the convention, thus increasing the odds of a floor fight.

Romney is clearly a disaster in the waiting for conservatives.


85 posted on 05/12/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: kabar
Too bad, you missed one of the best speeches I have ever heard him give.

And you know that he will disavow whatever it was he said at that moment in the next. You know this. If you do not know this, then please know this. Know it now.

Heartfelt.

Ha ha ha.. good one.

86 posted on 05/12/2012 12:04:50 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: kabar
I'm not concerned whether he "hit it out of the park" at Liberty or not (someone other than him obviously wrote his "fantastic" speech.)

Romney's considering it a "right" for homosexual "couples" to adopt is tantamount to hiring a family of foxes to stand guard over the hen house.

Talk about "target marketing, a couple of gay guys playing "parent" to a little boy is child abuse.

87 posted on 05/12/2012 12:04:50 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: zerosix
Romney's considering it a "right" for homosexual "couples" to adopt is tantamount to hiring a family of foxes to stand guard over the hen house.

As far as I'm concerned its much worse than gay marriage. As I predicted, Obama played Romney perfectly knowing that Romney would go off the rails to fight it. Next week it will happen again with some other issue, and the week after....
88 posted on 05/12/2012 12:13:03 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: kevcol
That's the great thing about an Etch-A-Sketch. You can shake it as many times as you need to.

Hey, I have an idea: Let's build a principled conservative party.

89 posted on 05/12/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: kevcol

Two pedophiles who happen to share an address should be able to adopt??

What a freak


90 posted on 05/12/2012 12:35:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rawhide

Romney is the worst possible candidate


91 posted on 05/12/2012 12:37:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Leep

Well, since homosexuals at at most 2% of the population, and commit (at least) 1/3 of all child molestion, that’s all anyone needs to know. So yes, 2/3 of all child molestation is opposite sex. But for 1/3 to be committed by less than 2% of the population - it’s clear which group of the population (divided into fag/non-fag) does much more molesting per capita.

Leftists cannot see reason, facts or truth because they refuse to. Their beliefs are based on lies, so to admit truth and facts means they’d have to not be a leftist any more.


92 posted on 05/12/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: EGPWS

93 posted on 05/12/2012 12:39:50 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: sagar

Ron Paul is the one “Republican” who makes a RINO like Romney look good by comparison.

Do you seriously believe that Ron Paul would favor a law that prohibited gay adoption? Are you mad? Ron Paul is the most pro gay Republican in the nation.


94 posted on 05/12/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: RightLady

Why do you think Romney should be immune to criticism on Free Republic?

This is a conservative site, not a Republican one. He will be criticized when he is not being conservative and when he flip flops and his liberal record will be exposed.

There is nothing wrong with any of that.


95 posted on 05/12/2012 12:48:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I may very well wind up voting against Obama by voting for Romney, but even if that is the case, that won’t stop me from criticizing him.


96 posted on 05/12/2012 12:52:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

bump

People can vote how they like. What makes me mad are the FReepers who think “our nominee” should be above repproach. The FReepers who think that any and all criticism of Romney is tantamount to endorsing Obama or something.


97 posted on 05/12/2012 12:59:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dfwgator
I think now the only approach is get Mitt in, and make sure Mitt is out in 2016, and his Presidency is rendered ineffective.

Hold steady my FRiend.

Don't give up what you believe in or your principles.

Don't give up your honor or your integrity.

Romney isn't the answer, he is the embodiment of the problem with the GOP-E.

They have declared war on the TEA-Party, on us, the conservative base of the GOP.

Romney is their Trojan horse to permanently move the party to the left and away from social and fiscal conservatism.
98 posted on 05/12/2012 1:04:52 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

More and more it’s clear that in this election, it’s going to be a question of naming your poison.


99 posted on 05/12/2012 1:10:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: kevcol

Sadly, it is the law in some states. :(


100 posted on 05/12/2012 1:12:57 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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