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  • GOP-Leadership-Backed CR Funds Reg Forcing Christians to Act Against Faith

    10/17/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 17, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The continuing resolution Congress approved last night with the help of the Republican leaders in both the House and Senate funds and permits implementation of an Obamacare regulation that forces Christians to act against their faith by forcing them to buy and/or provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices. An earlier version of the CR that the Republican-controlled House passed on Sept. 29 had included language that would have at least “delayed” the regulation’s impact on religious liberty until Jan. 1, 2015. That language said that until then the administration could not force employers, insurers or individuals to buy...
  • Romney names former Utah gov. to lead potential transition [Polygamy rearing ugly head]

    06/04/2012 8:06:33 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 181 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2012
    Mitt Romney has named former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt to lead his presidential transition team should he win November's general election, the Republican presidential candidate's campaign confirmed Monday.-SNIP-Leavitt, Romney's pick to lead a potential transition, was elected governor of Utah in 1992, and went on to hold the office for ten years. He was governor of the state when Romney headed the Salt Lake City Olympic Organizing Committee in 2002.In 2003 Leavitt was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He later became Bush's Secretary of Health and Human Services.
  • Romney hires openly gay spokeman

    04/24/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 462 replies
    American Vision News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Joel McDurmon
    Provided courtesy of americanvisionnews.comJoel is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal: Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation. Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York...
  • Marriott promoting discounts to gay couples

    04/21/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 90 replies ^ | Billy Hallowell
    The Marriott hotel chain is known for its comfortable rooms and amenities. But in addition to a plethora of appeasing services, the popular company also offers value packages to individuals who are gay. Curiously, numerous hotels within the Marriott chain offer what they call “OUT” packages. At the Renaissance Washington Marriott in Washington, D.C., for instance, the deal includes chocolate covered strawberries, sparking wine upon arrival and a copy of NaviGaytour Magazine, among other benefits. ... The main thrust of the deals seem to be predicated upon an urge to attract a gay customer base, while distinguishing the company as...
  • Gov. Mitt Romney and same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts - here's what happened

    03/28/2012 1:07:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies ^ | June 15, 2008
    Same-sex "marriage" is still NOT legal in Massachusetts, and was NOT created by the Supreme Judicial Court's Goodridge ruling. Timeline documents Mitt Romney's role in creating same-sex "marriages." In fact, it was Governor Mitt Romney who was ultimately responsible for same-sex "marriages" taking place. The Supreme Judicial Court only issued an opinion and advised the Legislature to act (which it never did). Even the Court acknowledged that it had no power to change the law. Governor Romney created these "marriages" through an unconstitutional and illegal directive to his Department of Public Health (to print new "marriage" licenses), and through his...
  • Romney Record Is ‘Flexible’ on Global Warming

    03/10/2012 1:41:25 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies ^ | Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 06:23 PM | Deroy Murdock
    Willard Mitt Romney these days could not be more explicit about abandoning President Barack Obama's carbon-dioxide restrictions. "Irresponsibly," Romney wrote in an Aug. 28 op-ed for Foster's Daily Democrat in New Hampshire, the Environmental Protection Agency "declared carbon dioxide, the same carbon dioxide that humans exhale, to be a 'pollutant' that poses risks to human health." He also observed: "Congress had the good sense not to compound our economic challenges by imposing cap-and-trade's extraordinary costs on the American people." Romney's website offers this carbon-friendly promise: "Mitt Romney will eliminate the regulations promulgated in pursuit of the Obama administration's costly and...
  • Maryland becomes eighth state to legalize gay marriage (Another domino falls)

    02/24/2012 6:18:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    It passed the House last week and the Senate tonight, and the governor’s signature is a fait accompli: The final vote by the state Senate ended a yearlong drama in Annapolis over the legislation, and marked the first time an East Coast state south of the Mason-Dixon line has supported gay nuptials…Despite one of the largest Democratic majorities in any state legislature, backers of gay marriage in Maryland had to overcome fierce opposition from blocks of African American lawmakers and those with strong Catholic and evangelical views to cobble together coalitions big enough to pass both chambers. The bill didn’t...
  • Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class [This Demographic: Trails Santorum 36%-23%]

    02/16/2012 10:19:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class By ALAN FRAM Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal. The wealthy former Bain Capital chief has led his rivals by comfortable margins among white college graduates, according to combined polls of voters in the first five states that held presidential nominating contests. But the exit and entry surveys showed only a modest Romney advantage among whites who lack college degrees, the yardstick...
  • An uninspiring Mitt Romney will impale the GOP and give Barack Obama 4 more years…

    02/07/2012 8:39:36 AM PST · by Starman417 · 40 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-12 | Vince
    What is Mitt Romney doing in the Republican Party? (Although a better question might by why has the Republican Party strayed so far to the left that a guy like Mitt Romney could be its standard bearer…) Everyone knows the story of Mitt Romney. He ran Bain Capital and financed a number of new businesses and helped rescue others. True, he and Bain failed a few times, but Bain Capital did what it was supposed to do, which is make money for its shareholders. At the end of the day Bain Capital was a net plus in that it actually...
  • New Poll Finds The More People Learn About Romney, The More They Dislike Him

    02/06/2012 2:12:12 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    By a more than two to one margin, Americans say that the more they learn about Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, the more they dislike him, per a new Washington Post / ABC poll: Overall, 55 percent of those who are closely following the campaign say they disapprove of what the GOP candidates have been saying. By better than 2 to 1, Americans say the more they learn about Romney, the less they like him. Even among Republicans, as many offer negative as positive assessments of him on this question. Judgments about former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who denounced Romney...
  • GOP debate: Romney: Healthcare ‘not worth getting angry about’

    01/27/2012 3:44:21 AM PST · by w4women · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2012 | Joshua Altman
    Under attack for his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney tried to downplay the issue. Responding to attacks over his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, former Gov. Mitt Romney said the plan is “not worth getting angry about” in Thursday’s Republican debate. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn.) hit Romney over a plan that has many similarities to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, often refered to by Republicans as "Obamacare." RELATED ARTICLES Santorum hits Romney on healthcare
  • Romney Super PAC ad treads familiar (and false) ground

    01/27/2012 1:51:47 AM PST · by OPS4 · 4 replies
    The Hill Blog ^ | 1/24/12 | Christian Heinze
    Romney has absolved himself of having anything to do with the December Restore our Future ad, but if you don't think his campaign's fingerprints are all over it, just check out this screencap I grabbed recently.
  • A New Book Examines 'The Real Romney'

    01/20/2012 7:59:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    NPR Fresh Air/WHYY ^ | Jan. 19, 2012 | WHYY
    In a new biography, two...Boston Globe reporters write about...Mitt Romney... On their hunt for The Real Romney, Scott Helman and Michael Kranish traced Romney's life... SNIP He...became a leader in the Mormon lay clergy...and eventually became the leader of more than a dozen congregations in eastern Massachusetts. SNIP Peggie HayesHelman: "One of the things the Mormon church does not look kindly upon is single parenthood. There was a woman named Peggie Hayes who had known Romney when she was in his ward. She had come from a family which had had some struggles, had looked to Mormonism to anchor them....
  • Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby, Book Says

    01/17/2012 10:08:09 PM PST · by ynotjjr · 56 replies
    Little green footballs ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | Researchok
    As Mitt Romney spends the next leg of his campaign courting evangelical voters in South Carolina, his Mormon faith is expected to re-emerge as a subject of serious scrutiny. But concerns won’t belong exclusively to theologically suspicious Baptists: a newly revealed episode from the candidate’s time as a lay leader in the LDS church could raise eyebrows among women’s advocates. While serving as bishop of a Mormon congregation near Boston in the early 80’s, Romney once threatened to excommunicate a young single mother if she did not give her soon-to-be-born son up for adoption, according to a passage from a...
  • Why the Doctor Won’t See You

    01/07/2012 5:34:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | January 7, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Are you having difficulty finding a doctor who will see you? If you are, brace yourself. Things are about to get a whole lot worse. Right now, the biggest problems are in Massachusetts. If you live in Boston and are trying to see a new family doctor, get prepared to wait more than two months before you ever get a foot in the door. For the state as a whole, the average wait to see a new family doctor is one month. More than half of all family doctors and more than half of all internists are not accepting new...
  • Gingrich plans ad to hit Romney on abortion

    01/06/2012 5:01:42 PM PST · by TBBT · 21 replies ^ | 1/6/2012 | Byron York
    NASHUA, NH -- Newt Gingrich plans to open up what could be a bitter new front in his fight with Mitt Romney with an ad accusing Romney of allowing taxpayer dollars to fund abortion in Massachusetts. The new ad will run in South Carolina "soon," according the Gingrich campaign. The topic of abortion has emerged as a particularly contentious issue between the Gingrich and Romney campaigns. Gingrich's accusation is that Romney's universal health care plan in Massachusetts explicitly provides for taxpayer funding of abortions. Romney responds by arguing that a longstanding Massachusetts supreme court decision, which as governor he had...
  • Romney makes appeal to middle class voters (opposes "tax cuts for the rich" & big spending cuts)

    12/18/2011 8:36:35 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 25 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12-18-2011 | Matt Viser
    Mitt Romney, making a direct appeal to middle class voters, said this morning that he would be a president who would protect average Americans – a statement that is sure to be challenged by Democrats and will become a major theme in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “The people who have been hurt in the Obama economy are not the wealthy, the wealthy are doing just fine,” Romney said this morning on Fox News Sunday. “The people that have been hurt are people in the middle class.” In a wide-ranging interview with Chris Wallace – his first...
  • Mitt Romney still faces a trust deficit with GOP voters

    11/24/2011 10:05:44 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-24 | Maeve Reston
    Southfield, Mich. — As other Republican candidates have stumbled their way toward the presidential primaries, Mitt Romney has put together what would seem to be all the elements of a winning campaign: an effective staff, a robust treasury and smooth, knowledgeable performances both in debates and on the trail. But for months, the threshold of support for the former Massachusetts governor hasn't inched above a quarter of Republican voters in national polls. For many GOP voters in early primary states, hesitation about Romney comes back to one thing: their perception that he has routinely molded his views to suit the...
  • Romney bets he can win Iowa without support from social conservatives

    11/23/2011 6:24:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-23 | Niall Stanage
    After months of uncertainty, Mitt Romney has decided to roll the dice and go for a win in the Iowa caucus. But the former governor is betting that he can triumph in the state without any significant support from social conservatives — normally a vital voting bloc — and is making no real effort to win them over.
  • Romney under fire for immigration remarks (Flip Romney loves illegals too)

    11/23/2011 11:48:17 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-23 | Sam Youngman & Lily Kuo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was accused on Wednesday of flip-flopping for comments he made in 2007 indicating he was open to a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Romney's remarks, made on NBC's "Meet the Press" when he was a candidate for president, were circulated by rival Newt Gingrich's campaign the day after the former Speaker of the House of Representatives came under similar fire for suggesting during a debate Tuesday night that he was in favor of such a pathway for immigrants. Opponents of a pathway, a large swath of the early-voting Republican electorate, have...
  • Tea party activists remain wary of Romney (but Romney campaign expects Tea Partiers to surrender)

    11/17/2011 7:49:43 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 95 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-17 | Paul West & Seema Mehta
    Washington and Des Moines - Throughout the roller-coaster Republican presidential contest, one thing hasn't changed: the stubborn refusal of many tea party supporters to warm up to Mitt Romney. The swift rise and abrupt fall of a succession of GOP candidates has been driven in part by the restless search for a Romney alternative by that group of voters, who energized the GOP's big turnaround in 2010. "They don't trust Mitt Romney," said Simon Conway, a Des Moines radio host popular with tea party followers. "Mitt Romney can be tea party one minute, and the next minute introduce 'RomneyCare'" —...
  • Mitt Romney as the Nominee: Conservatism Dies and Barack Obama Wins

    11/08/2011 5:05:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | 11/8/2011 | Erick Erickson
    Mit Romney will not go on Special Report with Brett Baier to answer the tough questions as the other candidates have done. No worries. Conservatives will bitch and moan for a few days and Romney will claim it was a scheduling issue, he’d always meant to go on, and he will go on. Should Mitt Romney win the Presidency, conservatives will find this pattern play out repeated. Romney will head in a direction conservatives do not like and they will bitch and moan repeatedly and maybe, just maybe, he’ll part his hair in their direction. We’ve seen this play out...
  • An Aloof Romney in a Plane Encounter

    11/06/2011 8:26:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Times' The Caucus ^ | November 6, 2011 | Emmarie Huetteman
    Mitt Romney was polite as he took his seat in coach next to Carolyn McClanahan of Jacksonville, Fla., on a recent Delta flight to Boston. He thanked her when she said she appreciated his efforts to reform health care as the governor of Massachusetts and even posed for a photo with her. As a physician who heads a financial planning company and prides herself on having read every page of President Obama’s health care reform bill, Ms. McClanahan, 47, recognized that it’s not every day you’re seated next to a presidential candidate on a two-hour flight. According to Ms. McClanahan,...
  • Tea party faithful bemoan Romney, hope for Cain victory

    11/05/2011 10:52:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2011-11-05 | Adam C. Smith
    DAYTONA BEACH -- At the Florida Tea Party Convention Saturday, you could find buttons calling for Marco Rubio to be on the presidential ticket, t-shirts declaring that Barack Obama has made communism cool again, and freeze-dried foods to last up to 25 years in case society collapses. Scarce among the hundreds of conservative activists gathered in Daytona Beach? Any enthusiasm for Mitt Romney, the man widely expected to win the Republican presidential nomination. “The party establishment has wanted Romney all along, and they’ve been pushing him on us,” lamented James Koll of Fort Dodge, Iowa, who said he would support...
  • (Chameleon) Mitt Romney: 'I've been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/05/2011 10:38:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-03 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney, under fire from all sides on the strength of his political convictions, said Thursday he has been as consistent as a person can be during his political career. "I've been as consistent as human beings can be," the presidential candidate said in a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire's Seacoast Media Group. "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every single time, and so there are some folks who, obviously, for various political and campaign purposes will try and find some change and try to draw great attention to something which looks...
  • Tea Party's ‘anybody but Obama’ attitude benefits Mitt Romney in general election (Barf Alert)

    10/20/2011 6:35:34 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-10-20 | Christian Heinze
    As the GOP field settles into its final shape, Tea Party activists seem increasingly unsettled with the prospect of a centrist like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney winning the nomination. Romney has never been popular with this group, and indeed, a Public Policy Polling survey last week found him placing just fourth among Tea Party supporters, polling an anemic 13 percent, while the leader, former businessman Herman Cain, pulled in 30 percent. For months, the Tea Party has been searching for a credible alternative to Romney, and the movement has embraced, then quickly discarded, a long list of presidential aspirants....
  • Massachusetts Tries to Rein In Its Health Costs (Mass. government choking on RomneycareŽ)

    10/18/2011 4:14:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-10-18 | Abby Goodnough & Kevin Sack
    BOSTON — On the Republican campaign trail, the health care debate has focused on the mandatory coverage that Mitt Romney signed into law as governor in 2006. But back in Massachusetts the conversation has moved on, and lawmakers are now confronting the problem that Mr. Romney left unaddressed: the state’s spiraling health care costs. After three years of study, the state’s legislative leaders appear close to producing bills that would make Massachusetts the first state — again — to radically revamp the way doctors, hospitals and other health providers are paid. Although important details remain to be negotiated, the legislative...
  • Huge ‘strike two’ emerging on Romney: He’s into this climate change fraud

    10/17/2011 4:16:28 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 26 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 10/17/11 | Dan Cleary
    And we all know what strike one is. If anyone besides Romney actually shows up to tomorrow night’s GOP debate in Nevada, I sure wouldn’t mind if someone would ask him why as Governor of Massachusetts he bragged about implementing stringent, economy-stifling regulations on CO2 emissions. On the advice of Obama’s crackpot science czar John Holdren, no less. I’d really love to hear the explanation. Via Hot Air and Moonbattery, here is an excerpt from a 2005 memo from Romney’s office: Governor Mitt Romney today announced that Massachusetts will take another major step in meeting its commitment to protecting air...
  • As Romney solidifies front-runner status, focus turns to Obama (Barf Alert)

    10/16/2011 3:48:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-10-16 | Glen Johnson
    WASHINGTON - Among the Republicans angling to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. a year from January, Mitt Romney is the closest to achieving his goal. The former Massachusetts governor has reached the decisive phase in his presidential campaign: attempting to consolidate his support and cinch the nomination. (snip) Romney’s most ardent conservative critics have been left to rally around Herman Cain, simultaneously engaged in a book tour and presidential campaign, in a last-ditch effort to prevent his nomination. (snip) ...the Romney staff is focused on what it sees as an inevitable clash with Obama and the Democrats. But with the...
  • For Romney, a Role of Faith and Authority (Here comes the MSM push for Milt)

    10/15/2011 5:28:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 15, 2011 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    BELMONT, Mass. — In ticking off his credentials on the campaign trail — management consultant, businessman, governor — Mitt Romney omits what may have been his most distinctive post: Mormon lay leader, offering pastoral guidance on all manner of human affairs from marriage to divorce, abortion, adoption, addiction, unemployment and even business disputes. Bryce Clark was a recipient of Mr. Romney’s spiritual advice. Late one summer night in 1993, distraught over his descent into alcoholism and drug use, Mr. Clark, then a 19-year-old college student, decided to confess that he had strayed from his Mormon faith. So he drove through...
  • Romney's rise challenges tea party's clout in GOP (BARF ALERT)

    10/15/2011 9:27:00 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-10-15 | Charles Babington
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's early success in the Republican presidential race is challenging the tea party's clout. Will it continue to pull the GOP sharply right? Will it slowly fade? Or merge with mainstream Republican elements in a nod to pragmatism, something it's hardly known for? On the surface, Romney's strength seems at odds with the tea party's fiery success in ousting Republicans seen as compromisers, and in making the House GOP caucus more ideological, even when its leaders plead for flexibility. Romney defends the government's 2008 bank bailouts, plus the mandated health insurance he initiated as Massachusetts governor....
  • Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney? (MSM says Tea Partiers can't win without Romney)

    10/14/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | 2011-10-14 | Gloria Borger
    After watching the GOP presidential debate the other night, it was hard to avoid this conclusion: Mitt Romney looks more and more like the GOP presidential nominee. He's the best debater. He's got his issues and his rejoinders down pat. He brushes away his opponents like lint on his lapel. And all with such ease. That said, there's a teensy problem he just can't seem to beat: Conservatives don't like him. Or trust him. Or really want him to be the GOP nominee. Sure, you say, Republicans never like their nominees, and they still manage to vote for them. There...
  • White House met with three Romney advisors to draft Obamacare

    10/11/2011 12:09:46 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-11-11 | Jordan Bloom
    The Obama administration may have relied much more heavily on Romney’s Massachusetts healthcare legislation as a blueprint for Obamacare than was previously believed. White House visitor logs obtained by NBC News revealed that three of Romney’s healthcare advisers had up to a dozen meetings with senior administration officials, including one in the Oval Office presided over by President Barack Obama. “They really wanted to know how we can take that same approach we used in Massachusetts and turn that into a national model,” MIT economist and Romney healthcare adviser Jon Gruber told NBC. What’s more, the records show Gruber was...
  • Warning: Black Hole for Romney - Or, Why I Cannot Support Mitt Romney

    09/30/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 19 replies
    PSCU Member | Sept 30, 2011 | Jefferson Paine
    The PUGET SOUND CONSERVATIVE UNDERGROUND Message Board › Warning: Black Hole for Romney Forming Let me preface this by stating my belief that Mitt Romney is, in all probability, a nice intelligent good-hearted man, notwithstanding his handsome looks and beautiful family who appear to have come straight from central casting. That stipulated, after tens of $millions spent and years of practice trying to sound Conservative, why can’t he completely shake the aura of a car salesman? Or, is it just me? He tries to sell you that he’s a bonafide Conservative, and that he has been all along, but when...
  • Mitt Romney and Gun Control (Gun Owners of America Rebukes Romney!)

    09/29/2011 6:51:55 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | September 29th | GOA
    In the recent Presidential debate, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said America’s voters did not need to “settle” for the moderate candidate. Amen to that. And gun owners do NOT want candidates who talk out of both sides of their mouths. As the Gun Owners of America’s Board of Directors looks at the Republican candidates running to unseat radical anti-gun President Obama, we see several who have strong pro-gun backgrounds. Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman all have solid pro-gun records and deserve a hard look from pro-gunners. At least one frontrunner candidate stands in contrast with a decidedly mixed record on...
  • Rights Collide as Town Clerk Sidesteps Role in Gay Marriages

    09/28/2011 2:45:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/27/11 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    Rose Marie Belforti is a 57-year-old cheese maker, the elected town clerk in this sprawling Finger Lakes farming community and a self-described Bible-believing Christian. She believes that God has condemned homosexuality as a sin, so she does not want to sign same-sex marriage licenses; instead, she has arranged for a deputy to issue all marriage licenses by appointment. But when a lesbian couple who own a farm near here showed up at the town hall last month, the women said they were unwilling to wait. Now Ms. Belforti is at the heart of an emerging test case, as national advocacy...
  • Romney Already Talking VP Picks

    07/27/2011 8:28:16 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 22 replies ^ | 07/27/11 | CaroleL
    At a fundraiser yesterday, Former Massachusetts Governor and current contender for the GOP presidential nomination Mitt Romney said his short list for the Vice President is "[Virginia Governor Bob] McDonnell, Governor [Chris] Christie of New Jersey and [Senator] Marco Rubio of Florida." Obviously Mr. Romney is trying to boost the appeal of his candidacy with the many conservatives who find his record lacking, but this premature discussion of a running mate might have the opposite effect.
  • Get used to the idea - Romney will be the GOP nominee [newbie must want the zot to post this idiocy]

    07/25/2011 6:31:50 AM PDT · by no gnu taxes · 204 replies
    I'm not trying to inflame. I am not trying to troll. I just bring reality. You probably know it's true yourself. Romney will be the guy. At this time in 2007, the dreadful McCain was polling in single digits, and fundless. Yet he won the nomination pretty easily. Romney is MUCH stronger right now. Who will beat him? I tend to doubt Palin will even run. Bachmann will never get establishment support, and the MSM's efforts to trash her are already underway. Cain just doesn't have the impetus. Ron Paul? Well, he's just Ron Paul. The rest are asterisks. Back...
  • Romney wins, Perry strong write-in at Ohio GOP straw poll

    07/23/2011 1:12:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | July 22, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    An Ohio Republican Party official sent over results from the party's presidential straw poll in a proving-ground swing state, which showed Mitt Romney the clear winner. Romney, who made the Ames Straw Poll his Holy Grail in 2007 but is bypassing Ames, Florida's Presidency V and all other such contests this cycle, won handily with 25 percent. Tim Pawlenty, who is fighting his own war for Ames, scored second place, with 16 percent. But Pawlenty was bunched with the third- and fourth-place finishers, Michele Bachmann (15 percent) candidate Rick Perry (14 percent). Perry is especially noteworthy, since he has yet...
  • Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab(Flip-flop alert)

    07/20/2011 4:20:52 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab (flip-flop alert) "... Mitt Romney shelled out more than $5 million in campaign cash over the past three months, including blowing $80,000 on hotel rooms in Las Vegas, $50,000 on a security squad and $125,000 on private jets — despite a pledge to scale back on luxury travel, new campaign filings show. The Beverly-based flights were aboard a 2005 Cessna Citation CJ3, an eight-seat luxury corporate jet with leather interior and a staggering $5.8 million price tag. "News of the flights comes after an April speech in Iowa, during which...
  • APNewsBreak: Romney Rejects Gay Marriage Pledge

    07/12/2011 9:32:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    AP ^ | July 11, 2011 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    APNewsBreak: Romney Rejects Gay Marriage Pledge By THOMAS BEAUMONT DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign said Tuesday that he will not sign a conservative Iowa Christian group's far-reaching pledge opposing gay marriage, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to reject it. Two of Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, have signed the The Family Leader's 14-point pledge, which calls on the candidates to denounce same-sex marriage rights, pornography, same-sex military accommodations and forms of Islamic law. When it was first circulated last week, the...
  • Would The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up? - DR. DAVID M. BERMAN

    07/06/2011 1:57:49 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies ^ | July 6, 2011 | Dr. David M. Berman
    It seems pretty clear that the Media is anointing Mitt Romney the front runner in the GOP primary race even though he did quite poorly last time when compared to all the money he spent. Romney has been touted as a master business leader who has the experience to get us out of the fiscal mess we are in. Romney himself likes to speak about what a masterful Governor of Massachusetts he was, and how he saved the Olympics from fiscal ruin, and corruption. Oh my, Mitt thinks quite the hero of himself. As a one term Governor (he did...
  • Romney Leads GOP Presidential Field in CA (Palin 3rd)

    06/20/2011 10:55:24 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 20, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Mitt Romney holds an eight-point lead over his Republican rivals for the White House in a survey of California voters released Monday by the Field Poll... Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani... second with 17 percent... Sarah Palin came in third... with 10 percent support. Fifty-four percent of registered California voters approve of President Obama's job performance (37 percent disapprove). Further, nearly half (49 percent) of voters there support his re-election bid...
  • Romney to Tea Party movement: No third party bids!

    06/07/2011 11:51:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 352 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/9/2010 | By: CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney has a message to Tea Party candidates nationwide: If you lose your Republican primary bids, stay on the sidelines. The former Massachusetts governor on Monday warned the grassroots movement not to mount third party efforts in general elections, which he said would siphon votes from Republican nominees. "If there is a conservative candidate that runs in the general election, then obviously, divide and fail is the result," Romney said in an interview with the conservative Web site Newsmax. "Hopefully Tea Party candidates will run in respective primaries and they will either win or lose. And...
  • Is America ready for a Mormon president?

    06/02/2011 6:36:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2011 | Dan Gilgoff, Religion Editor
    Mitt Romney’s campaign team knows that his Mormon faith scared off Republican voters the last time he ran for president. But they believe a lot has changed in the last four years. For starters, Romney is now much better known. The former Massachusetts governor campaigned hard in the 2008 primaries – even addressing his Mormonism head-on in a major speech — and has stayed in the public eye since, popping up on late-night talk shows and on cable news channels. Romney’s Mormonism, the thinking goes, is less exotic than it was four years ago because the candidate is more familiar....
  • Perverting Democracy: Gay 'Marriage' and the Law

    05/17/2011 12:27:03 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | May 12, 2011 | Chuck Colson
    For two years now, I’ve warned that the drive for so-called “gay marriage” was the greatest threat to religious liberty we’ve ever faced. But I think I may have underestimated the threat, because now I fear the democratic process and the rule of law are endangered as well. It was bad enough when the President and the Attorney General declared the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and would not defend the law of the land in court. Never mind that the DOMA was signed by President Clinton in 1996 after the Senate passed it 85-15 and the House by...
  • Romney makes passionate case for violating personal freedom at state level (Just Quit Mitt)

    05/13/2011 10:59:38 AM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/13/2011 | Philip Klein
    When he announced his candidacy, I debunked what I considered to be the top five failed defenses of RomneyCare. In his speech this afternoon, Mitt Romney employed all of them in his desperate attempt to distance himself from ObamaCare despite its stark similarities to the plan he signed as governor of Massachusetts. Romney tried to differentiate between the national health care law, which he described as a “government takeover” and the Massachusetts approach, which he said was merely about expanding coverage. But both plans are remarkably similar – they force people to purchase government-approved insurance policies, expand Medicaid, and provide...
  • Obama's Running Mate (Brutal Takedown of Mitt Romney and RomneyCare)

    05/12/2011 12:39:03 PM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/12/2011 | The Editors
    ...Like Mr. Obama's reform, RomneyCare was predicated on the illusion that insurance would be less expensive if everyone were covered. Even if this theory were plausible, it is not true in Massachusetts today. So as costs continue to climb, Mr. Romney's Democratic successor now wants to create a central board of political appointees to decide how much doctors and hospitals should be paid for thousands of services. The Romney camp blames all this on a failure of execution, not of design. But by this cause-and-effect standard, Mr. Romney could push someone out of an airplane and blame the ground for...
  • Romney Health Care Speech at Center Doing Embryonic Research

    05/12/2011 12:56:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/12/11 | Steven Ertelt
    Mitt Romney can’t seem to win for losing when it comes to some of the criticisms he faces on pro-life and health care issues. The former Massachusetts governor is giving a major speech today about health care in an attempt to overcome the hurdle he faces about the health care plan implemented during his gubernatorial administration that requires state residents to purchase health insurance in a way similar to Obamacare. Romney has already faced questions about the sincerity of his conversion on abortion — from abortion to pro-life before the 2008 presidential campaign — and the location of his speech...
  • PPP New Hampshire Poll: Romney leads in NH, Donald Trump makes things interesting

    04/05/2011 9:11:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Romney leads in NH, Trump makes things interesting Mitt Romney's still the clear early front runner to take the Republican primary in New Hampshire next year but for the first time in our polling of the race PPP finds someone within single digits of him...Donald Trump. If Trump actually run 21% of New Hampshire GOP voters say they'd vote for him, compared to 27% for Romney. The key to Trump's relatively strong showing? He does well with birthers and Tea Partiers, two groups he has seemed to actively court with his public comments of late. 42% of primary voters firmly...