It should be obvious to even the wing-nut crackpots of the far right that Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain are shameless, compulsive liars who will say anything to anyone to get elected. Yick.
Why does he hate Dick Cheney's daughter and granddaughter so?
I used to be Mormon and it freaks me out that there's a Mormon running for president. It freaks me out further that he flip flops on points that are clearly black and white in the Mormon religious perspective. I can't wait to see what happens.
You know, for someone trying so hard to suck up to the religious right, Romney's doing a shit awful job. How hard can it really be to pander to the fearful and the ignorant?
Where's an assassin when you need one?
And to think they called John Kerry a flip-flopper.
Dan, not to get all Ms. Manners on you (a hell of writer, by the way), but you said "this 'Every Child…' post doesn’t include a horrifying tale of child abuse". Then you just *had* to include the link to the guy who let his wife sexually abuse their kids. ?!?
I don't know if I'm more sad that Romney is such a serial flip-flopper or happy that at least one of those jerkoffs had the nugget of humanity inside them to actually treat that mom as a human being.
I didn't include it in the sense that I didn't copy and past the horrifying tale into the body of the post. You didn't have to click the link, Big Sven.
Really, how is it that people take Romney even remotely seriously? The man has no convictions. None.
He must have thought she (and the rest of us, for that matter) was stupid... oh, you are against gays having kids, but gay families, that's different. Mit ain't dumb enough (no one is, technically speaking) to pull off Bushism and Bush-Logic.
Cognitive Dissonance, meet Shameless Pandering. Dissonance, Pandering, Pandering, Dissonance.
I applaud the woman who asked the question in the first place, putting Romney in the position of having to attack her to her face (and thus look heartless) or flip-flop (and thus lose the support of the haters.) This is a textbook illustration of how to sway public opinion on these sorts of contentious issues -- putting a human face on the argument and seizing the moral high ground.
Well done, Cynthia Fish. You are a badass.
She is a badass and hopefully more people will put all politicians in similar predicaments, since journalists don't seem interested or capable of it.
At Pam's House Blend, Romney is quoted as saying: "Marriage is an institution which is designed to bring a man and woman together to raise a child and that the ideal setting for society at large is where there is a male and a female are associated with the development and nurturing a child.''
Apparently he doesn't think that childless couples deserve to be married either. I hope someone presses him further on his ongoing inconsistencies.
Are we sure he's changing his tune, or is he really just being an anti-pussy (weak and shameful - a podcast reference)? I mean, if it was a gay father, particularly one in a tight shirt with a slight lisp, would Romney sang that tune? Either way, who isn't used to political double speak? I'll chalk it up to saving face.
Its not that he is anymore tolerant of gay rights than before. And its not that he is a liar. Its that he a huge, fucking, coward.
Like most people who believe they have a right to oppress others, he is all about slamming people until he has to deal with someone he puts down. Then you see the back pedaling.
But trust me, you put him in power, and he'll try to make it illegal to identify ourselves as 'gay'.
Are we sure he's waving his beliefs, or is he just saving face in front of a, perhaps, confrontational lesbian? What would his response been had he been approached by a lispy gay man? Gay parenting is certainly a hot button issue, but are people shocked that a politician is engaging in double speak?
Welllll, I'm never going to vote for Romney, but he could have said
"we're the party of inclusion... civil unions... we help working moms by keeping taxes low... we're keeping your family safe by keeping the terrorists out of america..." and every other bullshit Republican trope that they like to come around to when answering any question.
The fact that Romney appears to have formerly been an actual human being, and the fact that his second answer on this question was actually somewhat graceful, makes me think that he is really a moderate at heart. And that when he got into this race he had no idea what a asshole he'd have to become if he was going to have any hope of getting the nomination. So I suspect he is a tragic, doomed character- it will be interesting to see if he can actually continue to contort himself into a full blown right wing prick, or if he falls to wayside as more rabidly conservative hounds (f. thompson, gingrich) enter the fray.
Does it really matter? For several reasons. The religious right isn't exactly keen on Mormans in the first place. I forget the guy, but some hard line right winger wrote a VERY critical book on the mormans. The whole politicing of god is terribly terribly grating for me. It's the only thing that makes me miss the northeast, in that the majority of republicans there are only "fiscally" conservative ie. Guliani, and that's it! I may not agree with their views, but I can at least respect it. If the religious right gets their way, they are eventually going to eventually but heads over their denominational differences and then we will have a real mess. Personally I'm not against religious. If you find peace of mind doing what you do that is great, but for the love of god stop shoving it down our throats! THAT is the only reason why Mitt Romney became governer of Massachusetts, he wasn't politicing his god stuff, what he did on Sunday was his business and what he did with policy and tax dollars was the peoples, and that is the only way it should be, and what our forfathers truely intended.
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