Skip to comments.The Real Romney
Posted on 04/29/2012 4:25:34 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
The Daily Caller reports a huge 200-page research document has hit the internet, and it reveals Mitt Romney utterly and damningly for the flip-flopping opportunistic liberal that he is.
The paper was compiled during the 2008 presidential race and is believed to be from the McCain campaign (not the most conservative source itself). Among some of the interesting tidbits that blow a hole in his claims about being pro-life, pro-marriage, and generally conservative:
Romney says he changed his mind on abortion meeting with Harvard stem cell researcher - Romney claims the doctor said scientists "kill" embryos after 14 days, but doctor later said Romney "mischaracterized my position."
Months after his "conversion," Romney stated his commitment to upholding Massachusetts abortion laws and appointed pro-choice judge to state district court.
In October 2005, Romney signed bill expanding family planning services, including abortion counseling and morning-after pill.
In December 2005, Romney "abruptly ordered his administration to reverse course . . . and require Catholic hospitals to provide emergency contraception medication to rape victims."
Romney health insurance plan expanded access to abortion, required Planned Parenthood representative on state panel.
Romney endorsed legalization of abortion pill RU-486 access during his 1994 Senate race and backed federal funding of abortion, saying "I think its important that people see me not as a pro-life candidate."
In 1994 and 2002, Romney confirmed his support for Roe v. Wade decision and forcefully positioned himself as pro-choice in 1994 Senate race, saying "you will not see me wavering on that."
Romney has refused to comment on bill pending in South Carolina legislature requiring that abortion doctors offer pregnant women option of viewing ultrasound.
Romney endorsed Rep. Barney Franks Employment Nondiscrimination Act in 1994.
In 1994, Romney called "dont ask, dont tell" policy first step toward having gays and lesbians "able to serve openly and honestly in our nations military" and said he would provide "more effective leadership" on gay rights issues than Ted Kennedy.
In 2003, Washington Times reported Romney "would support a Vermont-style civil union law in Massachusetts."
As governor, Romney said health coverage benefits and hospital visitation rights should be provided to gay couples.
Romney promised to make gay partnership benefits a "hallmark of my leadership as governor" and has said he would attend gay weddings if invited.
Romney publicly opposed Boy Scouts ban on homosexuals in 1994 and 2002 campaigns.
In 2002, Romney backed hate crimes legislation that included sexual orientation provisions.
In 2007, Romney praised gay parent who confronted him over gay marriage issue, but in 2005 remarked to South Carolina audience that some gay couples "are actually having children" and called it "wrong."
In 1994 Senate race, Romney backed Brady bill and assault weapons ban, saying "I dont line up with the NRA" and "thats not going to make me the hero of the NRA."
Romney called Clinton crime bill "a big step forward."
As governor, Romney quadrupled gun licensing fees and vowed not to "chip away" at tough gun laws
In 2004, Romney signed permanent state-level ban on assault weapons that was mirrored after federal assault weapons ban. In January 2006, Romney said he owned a gun - then two days later admitted he did not and the gun belonged to his son.
Romney bragged about being member of the NRA but later revealed he didnt join until August 2006, just before launching his presidential campaign.
Romney recently said hes "been a hunter pretty much all my life" but later admitted he hunted only twice in his life, later clarifying remarks by claiming he has hunted "small varmints . . . more than two times."
In 2006 press conference, Romney claimed he had been hunting "many times" after returning from quail hunt in Georgia.
The paper also goes on to provide much greater details about these facts also. You should be sure to read the whole thing.
If Republicans allow themselves to be duped into believing Mitt "RomneyCare" Romney is a real Republican (much less a real conservative), they will be sorely disappointed if given a chance to find the truth once hes in the White House.
If Republicans allow the "mainstream" media and RINO elites to scare them into settling for this poor excuse for a Republican, they are going to kick themselves later. With Americans having gotten a clear look at liberalism under Barack Obama and his Democrat Congress, there will never be a better time to elect a real Republican, a conservative who understands how America was designed to operate. With the damage done by liberals to our great nation, there has never been a time when we have more desperately needed a conservative who knows what makes this country tick . . . not one who will only reduce - but not stop - the level of liberal poison being injected into our society.
The truth is, Romney almost certainly will not get a chance to show his true face. Enough Republicans already understand that hes nothing but a liberal with an "R" after his name, which means that even if people allow the "mainstream" media and the GOP establishment to fool them into supporting him in the primary, there will not be enough support from Republicans who know the truth to push him over the top in the general election. Principled Republicans will not vote for a fraud like Romney, and when "independents" are given a choice between a liberal with an "R" after his name and a liberal who proudly embraces the liberal Democrat Party, theyll go for the genuine article every time.
Republicans, lets throw this pretender onto the side of the road while there is still time, and choose a real Republican like Rick Santorum. Half-measures and "the lesser of two evils" will not be enough to save our ailing country; we must have decisive leadership that understands the need to return to the traditional American values that are PROVEN to work. Rick Santorum understands that; Mitt Romney just doesnt get it.
ROFLMBO you sure put a lot of effort in that bunch of hooey.
It is now only more obvious the powers that be are only picking off a small portion of the “guilty”. Makes you wonder why?
"ROFLMBO you sure put a lot of effort in that bunch of hooey."
See? Even now, the mocking and derisive nature comes out, you all just can't help yourselves. Thanks for helping prove my point.
If the "powers that be" are of such great concern to you, why do you remain? What keeps you here if the FR's standards are not in line with yours?
I don't wonder "why". I've been here long enough to know that there are times JR and his merry band of mods make a mistake. They have even let those posters come back when the misunderstandings were cleared up. But more often than not, they get it right.
Like I said, your mileage varies from mine.
See ya around.
Well, that's better then being called a "MORMON" around here!
Thank you SZonian, that was awesome and much appreciated.
The thread has turned into a paranoid us against them mob fest on the side of those who agree with Jim. Where many have been guilty of breaking the same rules you claim were the reason(s) RS was banned are still here. The situational ethics that are clearly displayed in this thread make a mockery of conservatism.
Sensitive? I never cease to be amazed at those who believe they are so prescient as to know what others feel or think based on a few words written on the internet. Under the circumstances and environment, anyone on FR trying to hold folks accountable to their own actions and words would have to be anything but “sensitive”.
I’m not paranoid and I’m not afraid to engage those who demand, yes, demand that I not only compromise my principles but my morals and values as well all in the name of supporting the “party”. Screw that and screw them. I’ll have none of it. I answer to a higher authority and last time I checked, none of those folks are Him.
I’ve not seen much, if any “ethics” on display on this thread by the pro-Romney crowd.
You have an issue with the dispensing of “justice” on FR? Take it up with the mods and most importantly, the owner.
I would imagine that you and others who feel like you know how to contact them to raise your concerns and objections.
Just a little helpful shout-out as to one of the problems that you might be having with the site.
I'm assuming you don't share her view.
Good grief. This is a CONSERVATIVE site. We don’t pander or surrender to leftist/statist abortionist RINOS!! Go somewhere else to post if you can’t handle it. In the meantime, quit pestering our conservative posters!!
welcome to the Orwellian world of double-speak where campaigning against Romney also equals opposing NObama. So many people are absolutely losing it over this election and now FR seems to have lost all influence as peoples flee en masse.
The Alinsky strategy of ridicule being perpetrated across the other political forums is very damaging and my fear is that this site may never recover from the 2012 election.
that being said I am following the rules by not going to campaign for Robert but felt the need to agree with some of your sentiments.
I’m sorry but robert equals Romney. damn spell check.
Yer right, I didn’t get the memo, thanks for the heads up.
Cram it, blogpimp.