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.
Try again. Romney will be soundly defeated by...Barack Obama in 2016. Beginning at 12:02 on Inauguration Day 2013, Chuck Schumer will run to the cameras to declare "It's Romney's economy now!" The DemocRATs will come roaring back in 2016 with the message "We TOLD YOU SO!"
I guess that’s where we part company.
I think Romney’s a very powerful candidate.
Just look how he pretty much obliterated every other Republican.
Further, unlike McCain, Romney actually wants to win.
Romney no loser. I don’t like him, but I’ll certainly support him if he’s our candidate, because I believe he’ll actually defeat Obama.
Well, your mind is made up, so no use confusing you with facts. Have fun voting for Romney. I'm sure it will make you feel very superior to us conservative idiots.
There, fixed your sentence for you. I will grant you that: Romney is the master at obfuscation and Republican mud slinging. Wait 'til Obama gets him in his cross-hairs; it won't be pretty.
Discussing things with a confirmed Mitt-hater, is a bit like discussing things with a confirmed “free trader”.
You go ahead and believe what you wish. I’ll go ahead and I suppose we can just agree to disagree then.
FAIL!!!! I am not having fin voting for myth. I voted for Ron Paul in NYS primary.
I know what a disaster Myth is, but I know what an even bigger disaster islamobama is.
with myth, I am voting for him based on the 10-25 percent chance he can be swayed or pressured into doing the right thing like GWB was on meirs, amnesty, Dubai ports, etc.
Have no doubts or illusions what myth is , but it is what it is, and Obama has to go period, even if it turns my stomach as to the replace,net.
I don't hate Mitt, I just know what he is, and what he is not. Unlike some people who cover their eyes and ears and pretend things are what they are not.
OK I’ll bite, I’m back and you’re on. You’ve had four years to understand what Obama’s about.
You have no problem with that?
Then go back and do some more homework. Try really hard to study the threads here on FreeRepublic that explain very carefully what can happen with a Romney presidency, and what can very easily happen in 2016.
Work from clear analysis not fear.
I’m not going to repeat myself - again. Go back and read my threads.
Sure. Nice chatting with you.
I heard they held the convention in a phone booth.
We won’t male it to 2016 of Obama gets re elected.
‘Whoever is the Republican nominee, will receive my vote.’
Does that include Jeb Bush?
Horse hockey. I reject your premise.
Keep up the good work. Axelrod and Ploufe say you are going gangbusters for us. I asked them “was this your guys idea.” They said “no, you’re not going to believe this, these folks came up with this strategy all by themselves.” This is brilliant. It rivals that dead body with the false plans the allies had wash up on the shores of Europe back in 1944. Destroy the opposition from the inside. By the way, Hillary also sends her regards for your efforts on our behalf.
Why? Tell me the difference you think 4 years is going to make vs 2008 and 2012 that was sposed to do the same thing?
Am a Ron Paul. Guy, bit I am ABO. Obama is a communist traitor and devil.
f you want four more years of this - really don’t know what TP say.
Obama will be a lame-duck President with an energized opposition in both the House and Senate. Hopefully we will put enough conservative Republicans in who will block him at every turn. He won't get away with much.
Romney, on the other hand, will be the head of the GOP. Republicans in the House and Senate will be very disinclined to counter their Party's boss. Romney will be a "place-holder" President who will govern like he did in Massachusetts - in other words, he will be a liberal statist. In addition, the DemocRATs will blame Romney for every economic time-bomb that Obama has laid. Minutes after Romney is sworn in, Chuck Schumer (the head of the inauguration committe, BTW), will rush to the cameras and declare "It's Romney's economy now!" With Romney at the helm, the DemocRATs will come roaring back to power in 2014 and 2016 with the message "We TOLD YOU SO!"
BTW, how'd you like to see Obama run against President Romney in 2016?
Look, I hate. Myth, BUT he has backed the Ryan budget no?