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The Real Romney
American Clarion ^ | January 18, 2012 | Bob Ellis

Posted on 04/19/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

The Daily Caller reports a huge 200-page research document has hit the internet, and it reveals Mitt Romney utterly and damningly for the flip-flopping opportunistic liberal that he is.

The paper was compiled during the 2008 presidential race and is believed to be from the McCain campaign (not the most conservative source itself). Among some of the interesting tidbits that blow a hole in his claims about being pro-life, pro-marriage, and generally conservative:

Abortion

• Romney says he changed his mind on abortion meeting with Harvard stem cell researcher - Romney claims the doctor said scientists "kill" embryos after 14 days, but doctor later said Romney "mischaracterized my position."
• Months after his "conversion," Romney stated his commitment to upholding Massachusetts’ abortion laws and appointed pro-choice judge to state district court.
• In October 2005, Romney signed bill expanding family planning services, including abortion counseling and morning-after pill.
• In December 2005, Romney "abruptly ordered his administration to reverse course . . . and require Catholic hospitals to provide emergency contraception medication to rape victims."
• Romney health insurance plan expanded access to abortion, required Planned Parenthood representative on state panel.
• Romney endorsed legalization of abortion pill RU-486 access during his 1994 Senate race and backed federal funding of abortion, saying "I think it’s important that people see me not as a pro-life candidate."
• In 1994 and 2002, Romney confirmed his support for Roe v. Wade decision and forcefully positioned himself as pro-choice in 1994 Senate race, saying "you will not see me wavering on that."
• Romney has refused to comment on bill pending in South Carolina legislature requiring that abortion doctors offer pregnant women option of viewing ultrasound.

Gay Rights

• Romney endorsed Rep. Barney Frank’s Employment Nondiscrimination Act in 1994.
• In 1994, Romney called "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy first step toward having gays and lesbians "able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military" and said he would provide "more effective leadership" on gay rights issues than Ted Kennedy.
• In 2003, Washington Times reported Romney "would support a Vermont-style civil union law in Massachusetts."
• As governor, Romney said health coverage benefits and hospital visitation rights should be provided to gay couples.
• Romney promised to make gay partnership benefits a "hallmark of my leadership as governor" and has said he would attend gay weddings if invited.
• Romney publicly opposed Boy Scouts’ ban on homosexuals in 1994 and 2002 campaigns.
• In 2002, Romney backed hate crimes legislation that included sexual orientation provisions.
• In 2007, Romney praised gay parent who confronted him over gay marriage issue, but in 2005 remarked to South Carolina audience that some gay couples "are actually having children" and called it "wrong."

Gun Control

• In 1994 Senate race, Romney backed Brady bill and assault weapons ban, saying "I don’t line up with the NRA" and "that’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA."
• Romney called Clinton crime bill "a big step forward."
• As governor, Romney quadrupled gun licensing fees and vowed not to "chip away" at tough gun laws
• In 2004, Romney signed permanent state-level ban on assault weapons that was mirrored after federal assault weapons ban. • In January 2006, Romney said he owned a gun - then two days later admitted he did not and the gun belonged to his son.
• Romney bragged about being member of the NRA but later revealed he didn’t join until August 2006, just before launching his presidential campaign.
• Romney recently said he’s "been a hunter pretty much all my life" but later admitted he hunted only twice in his life, later clarifying remarks by claiming he has hunted "small varmints . . . more than two times."
• In 2006 press conference, Romney claimed he had been hunting "many times" after returning from quail hunt in Georgia.

The paper also goes on to provide much greater details about these facts also. You should be sure to read the whole thing.

If Republicans allow themselves to be duped into believing Mitt "RomneyCare" Romney is a real Republican (much less a real conservative), they will be sorely disappointed if given a chance to find the truth once he’s in the White House.

If Republicans allow the "mainstream" media and RINO elites to scare them into settling for this poor excuse for a Republican, they are going to kick themselves later. With Americans having gotten a clear look at liberalism under Barack Obama and his Democrat Congress, there will never be a better time to elect a real Republican, a conservative who understands how America was designed to operate. With the damage done by liberals to our great nation, there has never been a time when we have more desperately needed a conservative who knows what makes this country tick . . . not one who will only reduce - but not stop - the level of liberal poison being injected into our society.

The truth is, Romney almost certainly will not get a chance to show his true face. Enough Republicans already understand that he’s nothing but a liberal with an "R" after his name, which means that even if people allow the "mainstream" media and the GOP establishment to fool them into supporting him in the primary, there will not be enough support from Republicans who know the truth to push him over the top in the general election. Principled Republicans will not vote for a fraud like Romney, and when "independents" are given a choice between a liberal with an "R" after his name and a liberal who proudly embraces the liberal Democrat Party, they’ll go for the genuine article every time.

Republicans, let’s throw this pretender onto the side of the road while there is still time, and choose a real Republican like Rick Santorum. Half-measures and "the lesser of two evils" will not be enough to save our ailing country; we must have decisive leadership that understands the need to return to the traditional American values that are PROVEN to work. Rick Santorum understands that; Mitt Romney just doesn’t get it.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

1 posted on 04/19/2012 12:57:34 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

2 posted on 04/19/2012 12:59:26 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SoConPubbie
I guess this means I have to vote for Ubama.

When Hell freezes over.

3 posted on 04/19/2012 12:59:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: SoConPubbie

There is no real Romney.


4 posted on 04/19/2012 1:03:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

I think we all know we are screwed.


5 posted on 04/19/2012 1:05:41 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Write in. If 0bama wins, only he can be blamed for the road he takes us down. If Romney wins, the whole of the GOP and all who voted for him will be blamed, for the road will potentially be very similar....


6 posted on 04/19/2012 1:07:56 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What I’ve never heard explained is what is the spirit behind Mormonism? Some of its tenets seem similar to Scientology and make we wonder what is the source? I’m by no means some fundamentalist, but it scares the hell out of me to vote for a cultist and deceiver. Why the hell did Santorum drop out? I still think he could have blown the convention wide open.


7 posted on 04/19/2012 1:09:05 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: SoConPubbie

all this might be true...but it’s pointless. The first priority is to defeat Obama...nothing else matters for the future of the country


8 posted on 04/19/2012 1:10:15 PM PDT by rman04554
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To: NEMDF

You do whatever you little heart tells you to do, and all will be rainbows and unicorns. And Tahleebahn.


9 posted on 04/19/2012 1:10:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: cripplecreek
I am a fan of Quinn and Rose. The following joke has been running for their commercials:

A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hi, Mitt!"

10 posted on 04/19/2012 1:13:22 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: rman04554
all this might be true...but it’s pointless. The first priority is to defeat Obama...nothing else matters for the future of the country

Sorry, not following the chicken little routine.

Give me someone I can vote for, and I'm with you.
11 posted on 04/19/2012 1:15:35 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: kosciusko51
A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hi, Mitt!"

LOL THat's the joke Foster Freiss told at CPAC.
12 posted on 04/19/2012 1:15:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rman04554
all this might be true...but it’s pointless. The first priority is to defeat Obama...nothing else matters for the future of the country

There's a lot of truth in that. Now if Santorum had bowed out early in favor of Newt...

13 posted on 04/19/2012 1:16:30 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: rman04554

Romney stands less chance of winning that John McCain had. He lost two of my neighbors with his plan to screw people buying a second home.


14 posted on 04/19/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rman04554
all this might be true...but it’s pointless. The first priority is to defeat Obama...nothing else matters for the future of the country

Get back to me when you have a candidate to pitch whose record doesn't match up so well to Obama's:


15 posted on 04/19/2012 1:18:54 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney’s purpose is not to be a RINO president.

Romney’s purpose is being enacted right now - to split the Republican Party between RINO’s and conservatives, and thereby lose the election to the Democrats, in EXACTLY the same way McCain threw the election to Obama the last time.

We NEED a brokered convention - or a third Party able to outvote the other two. Because if it’s not Romney, it will always be some other RINO. That’s what the machine DOES - and it’s the Democrat machine I’m talking about. Who other than the Democrats could so perfectly pick, protect and annoint their preferred competition? The fact of the matter is that a RINO Republican Party IS NO Republican Party - it’s merely a closely-held adjunct of the Democrat Party.

What people are starting to dimly perceive is that there’s only ONE Party at this time, and that’s the problem.


16 posted on 04/19/2012 1:21:25 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: cripplecreek

I didn’t hear her say it on the show, nor did I follow the speakers at CPAC. Maybe she gave Foster Freiss credit for it at the time when she told it.


17 posted on 04/19/2012 1:27:27 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: kosciusko51

I don’t think Freiss cares about credit one way or the other. He seems like a pretty easy going billionaire.


18 posted on 04/19/2012 1:30:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney is not a threat to our constitutional republic...Obama is. Vote accordingly. Attempts to convince us how bad Romney is just help Obama at this point. Newt is over, any other conclusion is denial.


19 posted on 04/19/2012 1:30:40 PM PDT by rman04554
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To: cripplecreek
Romney stands less chance of winning that John McCain had. He lost two of my neighbors with his plan to screw people buying a second home.

The government's screwing me because I don't get a tax deduction for buying Oreos. See, I like Oreos, and I deserve to be rewarded for it by paying less taxes than my neighbor who doesn't eat Oreos.

20 posted on 04/19/2012 1:31:36 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: rman04554
Romney is not a threat to our constitutional republic...Obama is. Vote accordingly. Attempts to convince us how bad Romney is just help Obama at this point. Newt is over, any other conclusion is denial.

How many of the next 19 states do you think Mitt will win? On what day will he finally get the 1,144 delegates he needs to win the nomination?

21 posted on 04/19/2012 1:32:44 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: rman04554
Romney is not a threat to our constitutional republic...Obama is.

Turning both of our parties into liberal parties is a dangerous threat to our republic. Building a conservative opposition party to the Dummycrats is the only way to save our Republic. If Romney wins that will be virtually impossible to do.

22 posted on 04/19/2012 1:38:28 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Where was this Document Last July?


23 posted on 04/19/2012 1:50:39 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay
Where was this Document Last July?

The same place it was when John McCain used it against Romney last election. From the article:

...is believed to be from the McCain campaign...

24 posted on 04/19/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT by .30Carbine (God bless you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding)
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To: rman04554

Romney most certainly is a threat to our constitutional republic.

1. He will appoint liberal judges who will rule against the constitution.
2. He will sign into law any over-reaching bill that has no constitutional authority.
3. He will be a cheerleader to liberal causes which conflict with the constitution and will use the bully pulpit to keep wimpy GOP representatives in line with his flawed views.

How can you say with a straight face that he is no threat to our constitutional republic?


25 posted on 04/19/2012 2:10:50 PM PDT by Turtlepower
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To: JediJones
Turning both of our parties into liberal parties is a dangerous threat to our republic.

"if voters are given a choice between a real Democrat and a fake Democrat, they will choose the real Democrat every time."

           -- unknown

26 posted on 04/19/2012 2:14:54 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DesertRenegade

“What I’ve never heard explained is what is the spirit behind Mormonism?”

... well, not the Holy Spirit. That doesn’t leave many options.


27 posted on 04/19/2012 2:37:06 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: rman04554

“Romney is not a threat to our constitutional republic...Obama is.”

However you choose to describe it, electing either will result in a more liberal country.


28 posted on 04/19/2012 2:39:23 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: SoConPubbie

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/mitt_romney_a_liberals_liberal_republican.html

Mitt Romney: A Liberal’s Liberal Republican

“”But should Romney be the GOP’s presidential nominee? The answer is “absolutely not.”

Although there is no “perfect conservative,” and although conservatives have serious issues with every candidate running, Mitt Romney is nothing more than a strident liberal masquerading as a moderate. As Selwyn Duke rightly wrote in 2007, Romney is the Barack Obama of the GOP. Every Republican has made his share of mistakes, but Romney is a committed liberal on the whole spectrum of issues.

Conservatives know that Romney was pro-abortion for a long time before he first ran for the presidency in 2007, at which time he “changed his position” because he was now asking for the votes of conservatives. Romney has also supported “gay rights,” and as Massachusetts governor, he implemented same-sex marriage by executive fiat.

In 2004, the MA Supreme Court ruled that the state’s marriage law was unconstitutional — but the Court did not rule, contrary to what is claimed, that gay marriage must be legalized and that the state constitution contains a “right” to marry. Yet, as soon as the ruling was issued, Romney commanded state agencies, by executive order, to start issuing marriage licenses to homosexual couples.

Romney is stridently liberal on fiscal and economic issues. He did not initially support the Bush tax cuts; he has long opposed (and continues to oppose) the flat tax, calling it “a tax cut for fat cats”; he used fee hikes and “loophole-closing measures” to balance the Massachusetts state budget; and when he found items in it which he deemed wasteful or uneccessary, such as $30 million per year for hotel rooms for homeless people, he spent such sums on something else rather than use them to balance the budget.”


29 posted on 04/19/2012 2:45:39 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: All

Newt Gingrich vs. Mitt Romney; Comparing Conservative ‘Products of Work’

http://gulagbound.com/25637/newt-gingrich-vs-mitt-romney-comparing-conservative-products-of-work/

“The more I read about how wildly Romney lies about his record (and distorts Newt’s), I realize I simply can’t address this without showing emotion. But I am trying to give an ACCURATE snapshot of anything that could be considered conservative or liberal on both.

What are their biggest accomplishments actually governing?”

Read more at the link.


30 posted on 04/19/2012 2:50:02 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: SoConPubbie; Jim Robinson

If you would put as much energy in getting Obama out as you do spamming all day we would be much better. I am believing that you are a Rat Mole.

I will not defend Romney but you are defending the re-election of Obama.

You are dangerous and if Jim doesn’t reel you in there are MANY that are going to leave this site.

You are nothing but a stalker and someone needs to put a restrainting order on you. You are a kook!


31 posted on 04/19/2012 4:48:08 PM PDT by mmanager (NEWT - The Chruchill of our time!)
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To: mmanager; Jim Robinson
I will not defend Romney but you are defending the re-election of Obama.

That's just it, there is no defense of Romney, and yet you want us to vote for him.

It's not going to happen.

As long as Jim lets me, I am going to continue to post the record of Mitt Romney.

Jim can speak for himself, but I'll never vote for that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal and I will do all I can to make sure he does not gain the nomination.

There are still 46% of the delegates to be won in the GOP nomination process and you want everyone to just be quiet about the Progressive Liberal record of Mitt Romney.

Now who is the real danger to FreeRepublic, a website devoted to conservative principles, whose owner has made it clear that there will be no program of support for Romney?

Someone who is actively promoting Romney or someone who is being honest about Romney?
32 posted on 04/19/2012 7:02:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: mmanager
You are nothing but a stalker and someone needs to put a restrainting order on you. You are a kook!

I must be doing something right if I have such a notable Romney supporter such as yourself riled up.

You support this lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal, then you own him and his record.
33 posted on 04/19/2012 7:03:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: mmanager

“You are nothing but a stalker and someone needs to put a restrainting order on you. You are a kook!”

In attempts to defend the indefensible..you are resorting to the fallback position of the liberal...attack the individual with whom you are unable to prevail in an argument. The “ad hominem” attack. Generally frowned upon here at FR.

Romney is merely Obama’s Caucasian mini-me. The only distinction materially between the two is their skin color.

A Conservative Congress will be united in opposition to Obama in his second term..

A Conservative congress will be easily sliced and diced by the RINO’s if Romney is elected president.

Conservative interests, if Romney is the GOP candidate, are CLEARLY better served with his defeat.


34 posted on 04/19/2012 7:13:20 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: cripplecreek
There is no real Romney.

Bingo.

35 posted on 04/19/2012 7:40:30 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: mmanager

Your TEA Party Independent ticket for 2012:

Sarah Palin for President.

Rand Paul for Vice-President.

‘Get in the fast lane Grandma, the bingo game is ready to roll.’


36 posted on 04/19/2012 10:12:08 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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