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Romney backs away from gay adoptions [Friday night, after endorsing Thursday]
CBS news ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Shelley

Posted on 05/12/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT by kevcol



(CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by same-sex couples, saying that he simply "acknowledges" the legality of such adoptions in many states.

A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by same-sex couples a "right."

He said on Thursday: "And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child -- in my state individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that's something that people have a right to do. But to call that marriage is something that in my view is a departure from the real meaning of that word."

But then on Friday, he was asked, in an interview with CBS' WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., how his opposition to same-sex marriage "squared" with his support for gay adoptions. Romney told anchor Paul Cameron, "Well actually I think all states but one allow gay adoption, so that's a position which has been decided by most of the state legislators, including the one in my state some time ago. So I simply acknowledge the fact that gay adoption is legal in all states but one."

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KEYWORDS: etchasketch; flipfloprecord; gayadoption; gaymarriage; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda; marriage; obama; romney; romney2012; samesexmarriage; severelyconservative; unexpected
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1 posted on 05/12/2012 8:12:17 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Romney has fact checkers who regularly review Free Republic.

He's losing us guys, losing us.

Even his most ardent supporters here have difficulty coming out in the open and telling us how good the gay lifestyle is ~

2 posted on 05/12/2012 8:15:31 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kevcol

The lies and flip-flops coming from this joker have become comical.


3 posted on 05/12/2012 8:17:03 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: kevcol

4 posted on 05/12/2012 8:17:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Ron Paul looks good and good these days.


5 posted on 05/12/2012 8:18:49 AM PDT by sagar
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To: kevcol

Try as Romney may, he cannot get me to want to vote for him. He is a gay-loving, abortion-supporting world-class liberal, wearing Republican attire.

Romney, imo, is worse than a RINO. He is very scary!


6 posted on 05/12/2012 8:18:49 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: kevcol

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-treads-lightly-on-gay-marriage-issue/2012/05/10/gIQAk4LtGU_story.html And, if you wanted to know how Romney stands vis a vis the current Farleftwingtard/WashingtonPost/Gay blade coalition go to that article ~ this also refers to material that popped up today in that Von Loser piece telling us national polls tell us people are anxious to have gay marriage.


7 posted on 05/12/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kevcol

Also, joint adoption by gay couples is only permitted in 16 states as far as I can see, not “all but 1” as Willard claims.


8 posted on 05/12/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: sagar
Just darn. I hate it when that happens but the GOPe has given us no choice.

Guess we go for the crazy dude ~ smoke 'em if you got 'em eh!

9 posted on 05/12/2012 8:20:12 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kevcol
I might as well say it. The Democrats love Romney and if he wins, it will be because of their support. Obamma could not have an easier opponent than Romney.

The Republican party has lost their morals and their ways.

10 posted on 05/12/2012 8:21:44 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: muawiyah

Just watched Romney’s speech at Liberty University. No matter how you feel about him, he did a fantastic job. Hit it out of the park.


11 posted on 05/12/2012 8:24:32 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kevcol

The man has no convictions or spine.


12 posted on 05/12/2012 8:24:53 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: kevcol

As each day passes, more and more I seriously question whether I can hold my nose tight enough to vote for Obama’s opposition.


13 posted on 05/12/2012 8:24:53 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: rawhide
Romney, imo, is worse than a RINO. He is very scary!

yes...and yet the alternative...with NO Re-election repercussions(as he told Medvedev) is so much more scary that I cant believe anyone here would stay home or vote 3rd party.

14 posted on 05/12/2012 8:27:02 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rawhide
Romney, imo, is worse than a RINO. He is very scary!


15 posted on 05/12/2012 8:28:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: kevcol
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16 posted on 05/12/2012 8:29:09 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rawhide
Obamma could not have an easier opponent than Romney.

The only way 0bama isn't reelected is if he loses it on his own and THAT isn't going to happen.

Romney cannot beat 0bama.

He!! Romney can barely get some conservatives to hold their noses to vote for him!

And most won't...

17 posted on 05/12/2012 8:35:41 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Vaquero
I cant believe anyone here would stay home or vote 3rd party.

It's a tough choice, but not as simple as "do you really want 4 more years of Obamao?". Willard would permanently redefine the party leftward. This would marginalize Conservatives for a generation (at least) and give the GOP-e the real mandate it wants: to tell Conservatives to sit down, shut up and get with the program. Is gridlocking Obamao for 4 years with a more Conservative congress and the possibility of a true Conservative on the ticket in 2016 a worse option than that? I wish both could lose, but I am not convinced that ABO is the best way forward for Conservatives. There is also impeachment, and the chance Willard will drop out. Heh, there is also the chance Willard will join Obamao on a unity tick after the convention.
18 posted on 05/12/2012 8:36:00 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kabar
"Just watched Romney’s speech at Liberty University. No matter how you feel about him, he did a fantastic job. Hit it out of the park."

I have no doubt he did. He's great at presenting the right face for the moment. Even his wife admits that.

Liberty University is in my hometown. I tried to watch a bit of his speech, but seeing him speak there made me slightly ill. I couldn't do it.

19 posted on 05/12/2012 8:36:05 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Too bad, you missed one of the best speeches I have ever heard him give. Heartfelt. You could see his passion, a product no doubt of his religious upbringing and missionary background.

He struck just the right tone not getting too political although his statement that marriage was between a man and a woman got a standing and prolonged ovation.

The person that gets me sick to my stomach just listening to him is Obama, our Marxist liar in chief.

20 posted on 05/12/2012 8:42:16 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Vaquero

Believe it.

A liberal cross-dressing as a republican will do more damage than a real liberal. The GOP in Congress will actually cast a no vote for the worst of zero’s ideas. Mittens would be able to get a solid block of rino’s and rats to back up his crap.

Mittens will never get my vote. Even if it means four more years of an empty suited incompetant liberal.


21 posted on 05/12/2012 8:46:38 AM PDT by L,TOWM (Write in Chuck Norris for POTUS and tell the power brokers to FOAD.)
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To: kevcol

Name your poison, hemlock or cyanide.


22 posted on 05/12/2012 8:47:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: kabar

So he says marriage is between a man and a woman, but he says it’s the right of homos to adopt children, and he has a long history of cuddling up to sodomites.

His “passion?” LOL, his passion is power, plain and simple. And his religious upbringing taught him contempt for the very evangelical Christians he was speaking to.

You say I missed a great speech. You missed my earlier point (deliberately, I suspect). He will say anything to please his particular audience at the time. He’s skilled at it. And he depends upon people to fall for it. It amazes me that they still do it.


23 posted on 05/12/2012 8:48:37 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: kabar

If a tyrant gave a perfect speech, would the tyrant be OK?

How about an eloquent rapist, Deval?

Does a perfect speech, cure an inveterate RINO?


24 posted on 05/12/2012 8:50:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: kevcol

Shake shake shake


25 posted on 05/12/2012 8:50:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: L,TOWM

I have my industrial strength nose clip to use when I vote against zer0bama...

I will use it.


26 posted on 05/12/2012 8:51:14 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: dfwgator

27 posted on 05/12/2012 8:53:28 AM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: Vaquero

I think now the only approach is get Mitt in, and make sure Mitt is out in 2016, and his Presidency is rendered ineffective.


28 posted on 05/12/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: EGPWS
And most won't...

I overheard one of my neighbors say it this morning outside the post office. "I don't like Obama but Romney doesn't stand for anything and I can't vote for either"
29 posted on 05/12/2012 8:57:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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What, Robomney thinks no one will remember or there is no record of what he just said? How can any one support this guy? He's a narcissist!! Lies about what he just said! I just saw a someone (wish I remembered who said it) of what narcissists are like. They constantly lie right to your face and then reverse and lie the opposite way in five minutes. This man is 100% untrustworthy. Except that we can trust he'll be a total disaster if somehow he is forced down our craw as the nominee.

30 posted on 05/12/2012 8:57:37 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: dfwgator
I think now the only approach is get Mitt in, and make sure Mitt is out in 2016

I think we all know that that won't happen. The only way a GOP incumbent will be removed is if they're replaced by a democrat.
31 posted on 05/12/2012 9:01:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dfwgator

No, the only approach is:

A REVOLUTION AT THE CONVENTION!

http://www.fox19.com/story/18305604/reality-check-why-all-rnc-delegates-are-free-agents-and-unbound

Reality Check: Why all RNC delegates are ‘Free Agents’ and unbound

Four minute news clip. If anyone explains its accuracy I’d be much obliged.


32 posted on 05/12/2012 9:05:33 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: CatherineofAragon
I live in VA, a battleground state. My choice is between Romney and Obama. The difference is quite clear to me as to who presents the greatest danger to this Republic and it is not Romney.

Obama has made it quite clear where he stands on such issues as gay rights, abortion, organized religion, and a host of other social issues.

Just as importantly, we also know where he stands on the welfare state, budget deficits, the national debt, amnesty, the use of our national energy resources, and national security (he needs some flexibility until after his reelection to deal with Putin.)

We also know of his connections to domestic terrorists like Ayers and Dohrn, his mentoring by Frank Marshall Davis, his 20 year relationship with Rev Wright who married him and baptized his daughters, and Van Jones. Obama hates this country and has bowed and scraped all over the world apologizing for us. He doesn't even want to mention that Islamic fundamentalism represents a major threat to this nation. And he continues with his open borders policy and backdoor amnesty of 300,000 who have been ordered deported by the courts.

I am not going to change your beliefs. Please vote your conscience and principles. I will do the same. We will just agree to disagree.

33 posted on 05/12/2012 9:05:50 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kevcol

Put a pancake on Romney’s head for another fine flip-flop!


34 posted on 05/12/2012 9:06:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: kabar

Are you LDS?


35 posted on 05/12/2012 9:07:08 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: kevcol

where’s the GIF of the face-plant guy?

Romney is the best this country can present as an alternative to a halfrican marxist?

seriously?


36 posted on 05/12/2012 9:07:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: kevcol
What % of Homosexual “couples” adopt male children? (vs. female), and what % of Lesbian “couples” adopt female children?
37 posted on 05/12/2012 9:11:23 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: kevcol

its sort of like the GOP-e forced us to take a 49cc scooter when we could have taken a car (any car!). I would have been happy with a Ford Maverick or even a Chevy Geo.


38 posted on 05/12/2012 9:13:13 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: kabar; CatherineofAragon
Too bad, you missed one of the best speeches I have ever heard him give. Heartfelt. You could see his passion, a product no doubt of his religious upbringing and missionary background. He struck just the right tone not getting too political although his statement that marriage was between a man and a woman got a standing and prolonged ovation. .

LOL

You're laying it on pretty thick!

Maybe you should loosen the bicycle helmet strap a little.

39 posted on 05/12/2012 9:21:13 AM PDT by Rome2000 (MYTH ROMNEY IS A MORMON MELCHIDEZEK HIGH PRIEST AND PRINCE OF LIES)
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To: kevcol

 

FUMR, and the RINO-drawn jack-wagon of religious fraud you rode in on.

 


"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;
 
...
 
 that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. "
 
"I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"
--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786
 

40 posted on 05/12/2012 9:21:57 AM PDT by wm25burke
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To: Vaquero
I cant believe anyone here would stay home or vote 3rd party.

Then you haven't been paying attention.

41 posted on 05/12/2012 9:24:34 AM PDT by caww
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To: kabar

We can agree to disagree-—yes. I understand that a lot of folks will vote for Romney. Everybody has a personal choice to make. But it bugs me no end when I see people trying to whitewash Romney, and make him out to be something he isn’t.


42 posted on 05/12/2012 9:24:38 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Cowboy Bob

And, do they classify men who molest boys as homosexual pedifiles?


43 posted on 05/12/2012 9:27:38 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: kabar
Too bad, you missed one of the best speeches I have ever heard him give. Heartfelt. You could see his passion, a product no doubt of his religious upbringing and missionary background.

You can see those traits on video, when he talks about the close family friend, and what made his family dedicated to pro-abortion in 1963, and why he would never interfere with a woman's right to that choice.

44 posted on 05/12/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Not voting Romney?? Then double up on down ticket races and your participation this election.)
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To: kevcol
You know, with these pathetic daily flip-flops by Mittens, I'm almost beginning to admire 0bama’s single-minded dedication to communist subversion.
45 posted on 05/12/2012 9:35:01 AM PDT by mojito
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To: muawiyah; napscoordinator; writer33; AmericanInTokyo; Antoninus; Lazlo in PA; cripplecreek; ...
2 posted on Sat May 12 2012 10:15:31 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by muawiyah: “Romney has fact checkers who regularly review Free Republic. He's losing us guys, losing us. Even his most ardent supporters here have difficulty coming out in the open and telling us how good the gay lifestyle is”

An alternative explanation: maybe Frank VanderSloot got to Mitt Romney and told Romney to stop advocating gay garbage or the money gets turned off?

Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign — (Obama Hit List)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/2882924/posts?page=19#19

Regime Intimidates Romney Contributors
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/2882757/posts?page=13#13

Trolling for Dirt on the President's List (O targets private citizen for supporting opponent)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/2882718/posts?page=35#35

It's really sad when some of Romney's key supporters are getting attacked for being militantly anti-homosexual when Romney's own record is more liberal than most Republicans on that issue.

I sure wish VanderSloot had found a better candidate to support in the primary, but who knows? Maybe Romney's Mormon friends who really **ARE** conservative are just as sick and tired of Romney's flip-flopping as we are, and have decided to rein him in a bit.

46 posted on 05/12/2012 9:35:50 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Leep
And, do they classify men who molest boys as homosexual pedifiles?

Evidently they are classified in some cases as "adoptive fathers":

"An adoptive father who's been accused of raping three boys in his care was indicted along with another man Friday on rape charges." (LINK)

"Duke University official accused of pimping-out his 5-year-old [adopted] son" (LINK)
47 posted on 05/12/2012 9:35:55 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kabar

Just watched Romney’s speech at Liberty University. No matter how you feel about him, he did a fantastic job. Hit it out of the park.

Who’s his speach writer?
Levin? Hannity? Limbaugh?


48 posted on 05/12/2012 9:39:56 AM PDT by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers Mother Tresa)
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To: kabar
Just watched Romney’s speech at Liberty University. No matter how you feel about him, he did a fantastic job. Hit it out of the park.

You're right! Unlike Obama, he can lie effortlessly without a teleprompter!

49 posted on 05/12/2012 9:41:52 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: billys kid

There is no question that Romney’s speech at the convention will have a lot of red meat for conservatives.....I’ve known that all along....it isn’t going to fool me.


50 posted on 05/12/2012 9:42:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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