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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mitt Romney to Fundraise with Plan B Manufacturer

Posted by on Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Rick Santorum is not going to be happy that he stealthily kinda-endorsed Mitt Romney when he hears about this:

The Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo reports that next week the Romney campaign will be doing a major fundraising blitz across Florida, including an event “at the Star Island manse of pharmaceutical magnate Phil and Pat Frost where dinner costs $50,000.”

Who is Dr. Phil Frost? He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Teva Pharmaceuticals, a major manufacturer of contraceptives. Its North American website prominently advertises several forms of contraception, including Plan B One Step, which Romney previously denounced as an “abortive pill”

Plan B, of course, is basically a birth control pill and not an "abortive pill" by any sane definition. But Romney's strong language indicates he's entirely against it. He's still in favor of taking money made from sales of the "abortive pill," though, which the evangelical right is not going to like at all. The trick for Democrats is making sure that the evangelical right hears all about it.


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The more I watch Romney campaign, the more I see Obama winning by the biggest margins since George Washington.
Posted by TechBear on May 8, 2012 at 1:38 PM · Report this
Didn't the Right get over the Romney on the board of Marriott making tons from hotel room porn watching? The GOP doesn't care about hypocrisy!! See: Vitter, David
Posted by DannyG on May 8, 2012 at 2:04 PM · Report this
switzerblog 3
I agree with @2, this will be instantly filed under IOIYAR.
Posted by switzerblog on May 8, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
Targeted twitter and FB reminders with cool cartoons.

That is what will work.

Old people live for that stuff, and it cuts thru their perceptive screens.
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 5
Obviously, his position is evolving.
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on May 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
@ 3 I dunno I think the right wing is going to be mad about this
Posted by Democrat1234 on May 8, 2012 at 2:33 PM · Report this
His right wing is mad. Period. In every sense of the word, and regarding every conceivable issue (pun not intended).
Posted by Clayton on May 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM · Report this

You guys forget...Romney got the nomination with zero help from the so called Social Conservatives.

Romney is his own man.

Unlike Barry Obama, who had to compromise with extreme leftists to push out Hillary.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM · Report this
blip 9
He's already the nominee. These people are well past the point of caring about such things.
Posted by blip on May 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM · Report this


Obama has to constantly mollify ultraleftists because his coalition will fall apart if the cry babies on the Urbist-Infrastructure-Green cult don't get all their baubles and toys!

Romney is grift free...and appeals to the majority!
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM · Report this
@9 +1

Republicans would vote for a pedophile rapist Satan before ever even considering Obama. Obama is actually worse in their view than a pedophile rapist Satan.
Posted by floater on May 8, 2012 at 3:09 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 12
If he wants to get out of this mess, then it looks like Romney's gonna need...

*puts on sunglasses*

... his own plan B.

Posted by Urgutha Forka on May 8, 2012 at 3:42 PM · Report this
blip 13
@10 Who are these "ultraleftists" you speak of?
Posted by blip on May 8, 2012 at 3:45 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 14
@13 ultraleftists is code for Patriotic Americans, I think.
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 8, 2012 at 3:58 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 15
@10: Eugene Debs was the last "ultraleftist" of any import in Murka, and he was jailed for Sedition 95 years ago.

So, your contention is absurd. Name 1 thing Obama's done to "mollify" "ultraleftists".
Posted by Max Solomon on May 8, 2012 at 4:07 PM · Report this
Vince 16
Abortion money!!!! Romney loves murdered babies!!!!! God will punish you America!!!!! Sqawk!!!! Sqwak!!!!!
Posted by Vince on May 8, 2012 at 4:29 PM · Report this
I always get confused about the rules with you guys.

Obama kicks off his first presidental campaign at the home of the terrorist Ayres who bombed buildings in this country, but we can't hold that against him.

Romney makes a fundraising stop at the home of a businessman whose business some dislike, but we should.

Logic really is a BITCH for you, isn't it?
Posted by Seattleblues on May 8, 2012 at 4:40 PM · Report this
blip 18
@17 You must be new to politics. Logic (by which I think you mean "consistency," if context is any indication) is rarely demanded of either party. Any means to humiliate the opposition will suffice (see, for example, every election cycle, ever).
Posted by blip on May 8, 2012 at 5:01 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 19
@17 - Speaking of logic, I don't follow yours:

First, you've got your facts wrong. It was his Illinois State Senate campaign that was announced at Ayres' house (in 1995), not his presidential campaign.

But more to the point, Obama didn't alienate his own party by his association with Ayres. Only the Hannity/Beck far-right of the GOP feigned outrage at that. Democrats dismissed it for what it was: a trumped up campaign issue that Republicans couldn't make stick, same as Jeremiah Wright.

But here Romney isn't alienating the far left of the Democratic party (who, by the way, pop Plan B like Tic-Tacs). He's alienating his OWN party. That seems quite different, don't you think?
Posted by Free Lunch on May 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 20
@19 - SeaDouche doesn't care about facts or logic, only what he wants to believe.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on May 8, 2012 at 5:35 PM · Report this
Whatever. There isn't a whackjob lefty out there who won't vote for Obama as a best option, nor a conservative Republican who won't vote Romney over our incumbent president. Make up fake issues all you like, that won't change.

As for Ayres, he is a criminal and terrorist. He should be in prison. That a university pays him to corrupt kids with his far left hatred of this nation is a damn shame, though consistent with the far left brainwashing common to universities. Jeremiah Wright is a bit more complicated, but not much. That is, a Christian pastor can and does condemn moral wrongs in his nation without crossing any lines, to my mind. But Obamas church had all sorts of liberation theology black separatist garbage on their website right up until the newspapers noticed it. Then it magically disappeared and the press didn't pursue it.

And that's the thing. It wasn't that Ayres or Wright weren't issues. It was a liberal media that refused to criticise candidate or president Obama on any ground whatever.

So yeah, I don't care for Rommneys church. I don't care for his flip flopping. I don't think him sufficiently conservative. But if it's him or Obama? No question at all.
Posted by Seattleblues on May 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 22
I rest my case.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on May 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 23
If SB had facts on his side, he'd use them to criticize Obama. But we ARE talking about someone with the emotional development of a bratty five year old. Hell, his Roosevelt rants alone demonstrate that.
Posted by Matt from Denver on May 8, 2012 at 7:38 PM · Report this
@1 I think the great margins of victory came from the 1980 and 84 elections, and LBJ's '64 triumph.
Yeah, I'm that guy.
Posted by AgentofChaos on May 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM · Report this
venomlash 25
cue compilation clip of months of "news" about Ayers, birthers, socialism, et cetera.
Posted by venomlash on May 9, 2012 at 1:53 AM · Report this

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