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Romney schools 'free birth control' student
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 03/20/2012 12:05:13 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative

March 20, 2012 10:48am 172 Comments Romney schools 'free birth control' student byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Follow on Twitter:

Campaigning at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. yesterday, Mitt Romney quickly criticized a student for wanting "free stuff" from the government.

"You're all for like 'yay freedom and all this stuff and yay pursuit of happiness,'" said the college-aged girl. "You know what would make me happy? Free birth control."

"Let me tell you something, if you're looking for free stuff that you don't have to pay for, vote for the other guy," Romney told the student. "That's what he's all about."

Romney continued, "Politicians get up and promise you all kinds of free stuff, more and more stuff that you won't have to pay for and you know what? We get elected that way, in many cases, politicians do, that's not something I subscribe to.

Romney insisted on telling the truth to voters and "demand sacrifices" from people.

"The idea that of borrowing a trillion dollars more than we bring in is not just bad economics, its immoral," Romney said to the crowd.


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If Mitt stays on this track he just might win over conservatives. The video at link reveals the mentality of the average Obot.
1 posted on 03/20/2012 12:05:18 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Wilderness Conservative
"Let me tell you something, if you're looking for free stuff that you don't have to pay for, vote for the other guy," Romney told the student. "That's what he's all about."

Unfortunately, in this day and age, I'm not so sure that this statement is seen as a negative against Obama....

2 posted on 03/20/2012 12:07:34 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Next thing you know, Mitt, they’ll be wanting free health care.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 12:08:44 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

In my day it was the guy’s responsibility to bring birth control. What’s with all these chicks wanting it for free, not worth a buck or so to a guy?


4 posted on 03/20/2012 12:09:06 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

He should have told her to get a job & pay for it herself.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 12:10:29 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

lol... I see what you did there.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 12:11:10 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Should have told her to move to Mass. and get a job at a Catholic hospital. He fixed it there. Gees, he’s not even president yet.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 12:12:46 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

For those that listen to Romney it’s nothing new. I tend to listen to all the speeches on primary night. Romney’s talks are all conservative and anti-Obama.

If you think he’s just a liar that’s cool, but he gives a good speech.

BTW, he should add that it’s not “free” anyway.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 12:12:46 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Just like Mitt. Wait till to see if the issue is a winner and then join the battle. Let Rush do the heavy lifting, while distancing your self from him and then take credit when the work is done, that’s leadership, that’s Mitt.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 12:12:59 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

He should have started off:

‘Look, you dumb slut...’


10 posted on 03/20/2012 12:12:59 PM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Shouldn’t somebody pay for the dinner and drinks to get her in the sack too?

Pray for America


11 posted on 03/20/2012 12:15:30 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Why would I concern myself over the actions of an unrepentant Progressive Liberal (Mitt Romney)?
12 posted on 03/20/2012 12:15:35 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: dblshot
In my day it was the guy’s responsibility to bring birth control.

In my day "responsibility" meant bringing the girl a engagement ring and a marriage vow.

13 posted on 03/20/2012 12:16:17 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: All

He missed a truly unique opportunity to show exactly what this is about, and missed it. Proper answer would have been along the lines of:

“There is no such thing a “free” goods, or services. Someone has to pay for them. If you are receiving them from the government, then they are being paid for by taxes paid by other people; since the government doesn’t create wealth, it only redistributes.

A lot of Americans do no want to pay for your contraception and would have to be forced to do so at the point of a gun to do so, otherwise.

So, what you are really asking for is the “right” to force someone, against their will, to pay for something you want. The same argument can be made for tax payer funded abortion, as well as a whole host of liberal social entitlement policies.

That is the definition of slavery...you support slavery in a very real and true sense, how very progressive of you.”


14 posted on 03/20/2012 12:17:22 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
... if you're looking for free stuff that you don't have to pay for .... ... Willard "Yogi" Romney

It's like deja vu, all over again!

15 posted on 03/20/2012 12:17:49 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: DaveyB

Imho, Romney is a calculating sob. He is the one who ridiculed and evaded Stephanopolous’ birth control question, and he’s never looked back on the issue. Santorum got himself tarred with it, however unfairly.

I don’t think Obama underestimates Romney, I’m sure they view R as a cold hearted operator.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 12:19:18 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

She should just put a Mason jar beside her bed for ‘tips’.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 12:19:44 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Romneycare.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 12:20:46 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Wilderness Conservative
"You're all for like 'yay freedom and all this stuff and yay pursuit of happiness,'" said the college-aged girl. "You know what would make me happy? Free birth control."

I think she captures Jefferson's sentiments exactly. /s

19 posted on 03/20/2012 12:21:16 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (I don't have a blog to pimp, nor would I pimp it if I had one. I swear.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
If Mitt stays on this track he just might win over conservatives.

Not this Conservative. This guy has no moral compass. If this were a room full of Rats in the General election, he would have agreed with this broad. Political expediency is Milts middle name. He has a terrible track record of coming down on the right side of an issue and sticking with it.

20 posted on 03/20/2012 12:22:20 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
This story does not pass the smell test.

I say the girl was Romney plant sent there specifically to lob a softball he could hit out of the park for the benefit of those hillbillies in the Tea Party.

21 posted on 03/20/2012 12:22:42 PM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to slaughter anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Turbo Pig

Good post, that was my first thought as well.

Instead, he loses a chance to educate an 0bot and others in the audience that nothing is “free” from the government.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 12:25:05 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Turbo Pig

“Proper answer would have been along the lines of”

You should watch the entire video...


23 posted on 03/20/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Wilderness Conservative

The only obvious conclusion to take from this story is that the entrance standards for Bradley University are so incredibly low that their students aren’t even required to demonstrate the ability to form a simple sentence in their primary language.

No wonder she wants birth control. Even she’s afraid she might reproduce.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 12:29:56 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: All

I love the answer Romney gave.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 12:30:42 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Maverick68

I recall the “as your children” question that Bush 41 was asked. Rush said the answer should have been “I not your father”.


26 posted on 03/20/2012 12:33:56 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Turbo Pig

Great answer.

In my experience, most sheeperals really cringe, as if physically struck,
when you point out that anything the demand government “give” is taken by force from someone else.

To drive the point home - “yes, you advocate and authorize sticking a gun in someone else’s face in order to provide what you call ‘free’”.

As TPig said - how very progressive of you.


27 posted on 03/20/2012 12:37:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
The Government won't pay for freebies and Mitt considers that sacrafice?

Wilderness indeed if you think that will win over Conservatives.

28 posted on 03/20/2012 12:39:26 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
He schooled her? In what way did he educate her? He never corrected her at all, he simply told her to go vote for somebody who believes a she does. Mittens had the perfect opportunity to educate this fluke about how nothing is free, but he failed miserably.
29 posted on 03/20/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative; Dr. Brian Kopp; trisham; DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah; Coleus; narses; ...
If Mitt stays on this track he just might win over conservatives.

What track? Do you mean where he lies and hopes nobody checks what he says?

Romneycare (which is the prototype for Obamacare) offers FREE ABORTIONS.

30 posted on 03/20/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: goodwithagun

That shows that Mitt doesn’t really understand conservatism.

Conservatism is hard, it has to be taught.
Liberalism is easy, it’s simply felt.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 12:42:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Williams
If you think he’s just a liar that’s cool, but he gives a good speech.

A good speech is telling America that sacrificing means the Government won't give you freebies?

That is what he just said in that video.

32 posted on 03/20/2012 12:45:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

We want free sex


33 posted on 03/20/2012 12:46:12 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Mitt’s not my first choice by a long shot but short of a miracle at the convention it looks like he will end up with the nomination. If conservatives stay home in November like I almost did in 2008 then we’re indeed phuked.


34 posted on 03/20/2012 12:47:05 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: woofie

on demand too


35 posted on 03/20/2012 12:47:12 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: DaveyB; dblshot
In my day "responsibility" meant bringing the girl a engagement ring and a marriage vow.

Err, I don't think he was talking about the girls you wanted to marry ;)

36 posted on 03/20/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel
I say the girl was Romney plant sent there specifically to lob a softball he could hit out of the park for the benefit of those hillbillies in the Tea Party.

If that is true, then Romney can't even handle his own set up question because blew it.

37 posted on 03/20/2012 12:52:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: goodwithagun

Agree. What he said was a good start, but he needed to clearly explain the fallacy of the “free lunch” mentality.


38 posted on 03/20/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: massgopguy

I remember that question as well.
My answer would have been: “Sir, if you see government as a parental figure, please do not vote....ever”.


39 posted on 03/20/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I read the transcript. Romney’s answer was a good answer; just not the “right” one in my opinion. And that is his problem, as far as I am concerned. When given a chance to drive a point home in a forceful manner, we chooses to couch his answer in a more acceptable politico speak. That may endear him to the GOP ruling class and mushy middle. It does nothing for people who really passionate about the path our country is on, though.

That’s my opinion, your mileage may vary.


40 posted on 03/20/2012 12:55:32 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Mitt’s not my first choice by a long shot but short of a miracle at the convention it looks like he will end up with the nomination.

Funny, I posted no such assertion to you, in fact your response makes no sense at all.

I simply stated that if you thought this response from him was going to win over Conservatives you were wrong.

Why so defensive?

41 posted on 03/20/2012 12:56:44 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Declarative, not defensive.


42 posted on 03/20/2012 1:02:58 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Las Vegas Ron
LOL, you got that right. But not necessarily because they weren't fine girls. We usually waited to have a job before marring then too.
43 posted on 03/20/2012 1:06:29 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Declarative, not defensive.

Uh huh....

44 posted on 03/20/2012 1:07:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Err, I don't think he was talking about the girls you wanted to marry ;)

Responsibility requires making decisions based on something higher than fleshly urges. It is no small matter to joke about the evil of fornication when fornication is destroying the land. The fact that these women desire to frequently fornicate and have it subsidized is doubly troubling. Both are destructive and morally repugnant. Men have been duped into acting as sexual predators not gentlemen who protect a woman's honor and chastity; while women have been brainwashed in to believing that sex has no consequences other than the leverage over men that it provides. Fornication destroys culture and it is toxic to marriage.

We will never balance the budget or maximize liberty, so long as we are flaunting our immorality and hatred of the God of morality. America was great before we screwed our neighbor, screwed his daughter and screwed the whole blessings of providence up. Get married and have all sex you can stand and then stay married. Teach it to your children and resist the propaganda that is designed to enslave and destroy.

45 posted on 03/20/2012 1:07:59 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Bishop Romney could give the most conservative speech ever uttered by a human and I’d still never vote for him. The man is a fake everything.


46 posted on 03/20/2012 1:20:48 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

There you are.


47 posted on 03/20/2012 1:21:40 PM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to slaughter anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
"You're all for like 'yay freedom and all this stuff and yay pursuit of happiness,'" said the college-aged girl.

How did someone that can't put together a proper sentence get into college in the first place?!

48 posted on 03/20/2012 1:22:29 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: DaveyB
I can't disagree with a thing you wrote.

The fact of the matter is that not everyone sees it the way you and I do.

I agree with you because of wisdom gained through age. When I was a youngin with hormones raging and plenty of available escapades, well, it is what it is.

My comment was true, there will always be “those” girls and plenty of men to take advantage of them.

It's a fact of life since the beginning.

This isn't the first time Man has fallen, it won't be the last. The difference is, this time the Government and the libs think others should be forced to pay for it.

49 posted on 03/20/2012 1:24:27 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: dblshot

Insightful. ‘nuf said.


50 posted on 03/20/2012 1:35:47 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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