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Romney Steps on a Duck in NAACP Speech (Romney Puts Sexual Orientation on Par with Race, Creed)
Conservative Hq ^ | 12 Jul 12 | CHQ Staff

Posted on 07/12/2012 7:10:54 AM PDT by xzins

It seems every time presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gets conservatives looking his way, he does something to turn them off and remind them that one of the greatest concerns they had about him during the primary season was his soft record on the conservative social agenda.

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Romney’s speech to the NAACP was an otherwise unremarkable repetition of his standard campaign pitch until he got to this line, ... “…I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed and sexual orientation. From the poorest to the richest and everyone in between."

Of course, the President represents “all Americans,” but by including sexual orientation along with race and creed, Governor Romney undid a lot of the goodwill ...

Governor Romney and his inexperienced establishment Republican staff apparently failed to notice that by putting sexual orientation on the same plane as race and religion, Romney just undercut the rational and philosophical basis for opposition to same sex marriage. It also played right into the hands of supporters of the radical homosexual agenda.

Since Governor Romney and his speechwriters apparently haven’t figured this out, we will clarify it for them: social conservatives do not believe sexual orientation creates the same kind of constitutional rights that forbid discrimination based on race or religion.

That’s why we support the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), for example, and why social conservatives lead support for marriage amendments ...

By pandering to those who want to give sexual orientation the same status under the Constitution as race and religion enjoy, Mitt Romney put many social conservatives back on the sidelines of the presidential campaign, wondering whether what he said at Liberty University is what he really believes -- or if he was just pandering to us, too.

(Excerpt) Read more at conservativehq.com ...


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1 posted on 07/12/2012 7:11:04 AM PDT by xzins
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I’m not surprised: Just weeks ago, Romney came out in favor of Gay Couples, and believe it or not said that at the state level Gays should be allowed to adopt children.


2 posted on 07/12/2012 7:11:44 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Just another reason not to vote for Mittens.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 7:13:45 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: xzins

I noticed that in his speech also.

Once again, Mitten’s persistent drive to say anything to please everyone overcomes what otherwise was an excellent speech.

Yup, he’s still a vapid dork.

But...a vapid dork is better than the opposition...a sleezy, lying, unachieving, undocumented vapid dork.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 7:14:41 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: xzins

Excellent point.

Every sexual orientation covers a lot of territory. Try to be more careful Mitt.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 7:15:19 AM PDT by ILS21R (Et tu, Roberts?)
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To: xzins

I noticed that too and I don’t like it at all. However, I will still vote for him to get rid of Obama.

The House and Senate (hopefully) can restore and strengthen DOMA.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 7:15:30 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: achilles2000; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; greyfoxx39; kabar; mkjessup; SoConPubbie; Yashcheritsiy; ...

When Obama came out favoring gay marriage, Romney gut reaction was “I want to say nice things about gays, too...let’s see...I know...let them adopt kids.”

He doesn’t have a clue!


7 posted on 07/12/2012 7:16:34 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

That’s one of the biggest reasons to not allow them to marry. Gee...what do you think’ll happen to these boys adopted by these gay men?


8 posted on 07/12/2012 7:16:48 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: xzins

I guess he felt it was important enough to say what he did...besides, if you want Obama out, he’s the only chance.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 7:20:10 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Da Coyote

Neither one of them are worth spit.

Both want to turn our kids over to the gay agenda.

And he wonders why he has troubles with conservatives...

Here’s a clue, Mitt: We think YOU ARE A RADICAL LIBERAL!


10 posted on 07/12/2012 7:20:16 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Black pastors to protest NAACP support for gay marriage:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/black-pastors-to-protest-naacp-support-for-gay-marriage/article/2501875?custom_click=rss


11 posted on 07/12/2012 7:20:35 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: xzins

It was totally unnecessary.
Won’t gain ANY votes.

WILL lose votes.

It was the only part of the speech that was pandering!


12 posted on 07/12/2012 7:20:35 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: ILS21R

Plus blacks are generally not pro-gay, not the crowd to bring up the issue.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (The new tax is Obama's fault.)
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To: xzins

How in the name of all that’s holy could we, in this once great country, come down to a choice between a flaming Marxist and this? Makes me want to puke.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT by Marathoner (Palin/West 2012. Yes, I'm dreaming but as Pete said to Rudy, "Dreams are what make life tolerable.")
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To: stuartcr

See #10


15 posted on 07/12/2012 7:21:18 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: achilles2000

Oh Good!

Another Obama supporter on FR.

“Fair and Balanced”.....


16 posted on 07/12/2012 7:21:45 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: xzins

Sexual perversion is a BEHAVIOR, an unnatural one at that, NOT an ancestry or religious faith.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 7:22:26 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Da Coyote
Yup, he’s still a vapid dork.

And a mercenary.

Better a vapid mercenary than a vapid, crazed idealogue.

18 posted on 07/12/2012 7:22:52 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: xzins

“Romney just undercut the rational and philosophical basis for opposition to same sex marriage. It also played right into the hands of supporters of the radical homosexual agenda.”


His statements could also have been the cause of the reaction of the crowd(booing). Remember most Blacks are not supportive of homosexual rights, and in no way view the issue as a rights issue.


19 posted on 07/12/2012 7:24:28 AM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: xzins

You have someone else in mind that could beat Obama?


20 posted on 07/12/2012 7:24:34 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: xzins

This is a good example of how the Romney apologists are more concerned about getting Conservatives to vote for him than Romney is himself. He couldn’t care less if we vote for him, otherwise he wouldn’t be saying stuff like this.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 7:25:52 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: stuartcr

Someone else? You think that Romney will actually beat Obama?


22 posted on 07/12/2012 7:26:28 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Rennes Templar
Plus blacks are generally not pro-gay, not the crowd to bring up the issue.

Yep, I was thinking the same thing.

Why would he even bring it up. It was dumb. On the plus side he didn't try to talk "black".

23 posted on 07/12/2012 7:27:47 AM PDT by ILS21R (Et tu, Roberts?)
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To: G Larry; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; greyfoxx39; kabar; mkjessup; SoConPubbie; Yashcheritsiy; ...

So, does that mean YOU support “sexual orientation” being viewed the same as ones race? I doubt it seriously.

Why can’t a conservative speak truth, G Larry?

Why do I have to pretend that Romney isn’t saying these things? I’m just not pretending with these guys anymore. They foist a freakin’ liberal on us, and I’m going to call it every time he says something from the radical liberal core that is him.

Not for one minute do I believe they would send Romney to the NAACP with a speech that hadn’t been gone over with a fine-toothed comb: parsed and re-parsed, strategized and re-strategized.

In short, they knew EXACTLY what they were saying, and they did so to send a “between the lines” message to their gay constituency. Any conservative who thinks otherwise is not being honest with himself. That’s the way these guys work.

This is NOT what you believe, G Larry. Join us. WE are the rebellion. WE are the resistance!


24 posted on 07/12/2012 7:28:14 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Rennes Templar

The homos have been trying to push “Gay is the new Black” for a long time,
and from what I’ve heard, blacks hate it.


25 posted on 07/12/2012 7:28:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: xzins

You know, Romney went there and confronted the NAACP, told them Obama sucks, and got booed.

Then you have conservatives take one friggin sentence and come up with a whole article about how that one phrase yad yada yada....

It’s a bit ridiculous.


26 posted on 07/12/2012 7:28:41 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: xzins
Padre, I have recently purchased a supply of cologne-impregnated handkerchiefs that will enable me to vote for this guy, if it comes down to that.

But for the life of me, I don't get this guy. He is so .... lifeless .... bland ... he makes me feel as if I ought to run up to him and hold a mirror under his nose before I call the Emergency Squad.

His lame ripostes to Team Obama's skillful lies are so namby-pamby "I am NOT, You are!" seem to be the limit of his commo skills.

Please advise.

27 posted on 07/12/2012 7:29:25 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Ingtar

I have no idea. I like to think he will.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 7:30:58 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: xzins

Can we apply an ounce of logic? Saying you will represent all people does NOT say you support their agenda.

Romney does not support teh NAACP agenda, he got booed, but he still told them he will represent “all races.”

Saying he will represent gay people doesn’t equal support for gay marriage,etc. Any more than he is on the NAACP’s side on Obamacare or voter ID laws.


29 posted on 07/12/2012 7:33:15 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: xzins
He doesn’t have a clue!

And neither do his supporters.

30 posted on 07/12/2012 7:33:15 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: xzins
Romney is a homosexualist.

That is, one who actively (and politically) supports the radical homosexual-rights movement.

On the cultural front, radical homosexualism and Christian principle & morality are incompatible. They cannot co-exist.

Romney has made his bed; his position on this issue is clear.

He is my enemy.

31 posted on 07/12/2012 7:34:05 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: xzins

Read my post #12 and quit your whining!

Why do you pretend the most important task in front of us isn’t getting rid of Obama?


32 posted on 07/12/2012 7:36:46 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: svcw

This is a strange presidential race. Obama is campaigning for his extreme base to the exclusion of everyone else. Romney is campaigning for the undecided, to the exclusion of his base. Romney can’t win with this strategy. Perhaps, like McCain, he doesn’t really want to win.


33 posted on 07/12/2012 7:37:26 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: xzins
Coulda been worse.


I promise to cut taxes for the rich, and use the poor as a cheap source of teeth for aquarium gravel.

34 posted on 07/12/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: xzins

I think Mitt will do a fine job of representing homosexuals.


35 posted on 07/12/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Williams

You would have a really good point if this current statement were the first one, but added on top of years of political support of the homosexual agenda, you don’t.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 7:38:17 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: G Larry

Romney is a supporter of the gay agenda, G Larry. You either support that or you don’t.

If you Romney supporters don’t slam him on this, then you’re allowing it unchecked.

As for those of us not supporting the guy, we will slam his sorry butt every time he says or does something outside conservatism...which is just about daily.

So, do your work, man. Quit being a wimp.


37 posted on 07/12/2012 7:40:38 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

I saw that. I said to the wife - “Now THAT’s the wrong thing to mention THERE! Obama’s love affair with the fags is turning off his black base, and Romney says this to them! What a dumbass!”


38 posted on 07/12/2012 7:41:26 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: G Larry

“Another Obama supporter on FR.”

Oh look, another asshat who calls people names if they don’t march in lockstep with the GOP.


39 posted on 07/12/2012 7:41:55 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: xzins
Wondering whether Romney is pandering and weaseling?

Do the also wonder about the Pope's religious affiliation or where bears defecate?

40 posted on 07/12/2012 7:43:06 AM PDT by Capn Freedom
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To: achilles2000
"Just another reason not to vote for Mittens."

Yeah, cause we all know we'd be WAY better off with OBAMA, huh?

41 posted on 07/12/2012 7:43:36 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: svcw

“You would have a really good point if ...”

No, I just have a really fine point. The article is ridiculous.

IF Romney put race and gay rights on the same level (which he didn’t, the mere list in a sentence doesn’t turn apples into oranges) then the level he put them on is that on both race and sexual orientation he OPPOSES the agenda of the left. Period.

How can the author miss the fact that he was in front of a left wing race group, which BOOED him. They didn’t get on their chairs and cheer.


42 posted on 07/12/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: xzins

I thought he was referring to man or (war on) woman. Silly me. I’m not deep enough. LOL!


43 posted on 07/12/2012 7:45:10 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: achilles2000; xzins

Are you voting for Obama in 2012? Or abstain from voting in 2012, which helps Obama by not neutering one of his vote?

Or may be you have some other person in mind who will defeat Obama in 2012?


44 posted on 07/12/2012 7:48:32 AM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
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To: Williams; svcw; Slump Tester; P-Marlowe
Governor Romney and his inexperienced establishment Republican staff apparently failed to notice that by putting sexual orientation on the same plane as race and religion, Romney just undercut the rational and philosophical basis for opposition to same sex marriage. It also played right into the hands of supporters of the radical homosexual agenda.

Read the above lines again. They're from the article. They are eminently sensible. It's like saying "self-defense, family in danger, and personal whim confront us when we decide to pull the trigger."

You have put on the level of acceptability an item that shouldn't be there.

45 posted on 07/12/2012 7:51:03 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Boogieman

Oh, so there is some other person from other party than GOP who will defeat the radical socialist from Chicago in 2012?


46 posted on 07/12/2012 7:51:19 AM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
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To: G Larry

Yes, you must be right. As soon as the GOPe chooses its RINO candidate, we should all fall in line.


47 posted on 07/12/2012 7:51:44 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: entropy12

So, so you can defeat a different radical liberal, you believe we shouldn’t speak the truth about the Republican candidate?

Are you among those who endlessly argue “my guy won the debate” when you know it was a lackluster performance?

Truth, entropy. Just speak the truth, and everything will fall into place.

I’m not lying or hiding anything for Mitt Romney. He gets both barrels just like a conservative will get when he steps out into never-never land.

Lying for these lightweights is part of what has brought us to this point.


48 posted on 07/12/2012 7:55:14 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: G Larry; achilles2000

O, good another stupid and moronic statement.
If one does not support Romney, is no way the same as supporting BHO, to assume they are they are the same is as I said above - stupid and moronic.
It would be really nice if RomneyBL would get a new refrain, you grow boring.


49 posted on 07/12/2012 7:56:19 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: xzins
"I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed and sexual orientation. From the poorest to the richest and everyone in between"

I think one can "represent" another without enabling them. Of course it doesn't hurt to let them think you might....

50 posted on 07/12/2012 7:56:50 AM PDT by moehoward
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