Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Multiple Choice Mitt

Romney in a debate in 2002 courtesy of the good folks at the Hotline

"I have been very clear on that. I will preserve and protect a women's right to choose. And I am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard. I will not change any provisions of Massachusetts' pro-choice laws."

"A woman took a bold and courageous stand in 1970 and that was that a woman had a right to make her own choice as to whether she had an abortion, that was my mom Lenore Romney."

Kevin Madden in 2007- "Governor Romney's personal experience with a family member impacted his view of the subject 15 years ago, but in grappling with the issue as an elected governor, he reconsidered the issue."

Hey Mr. Madden. 2007-2002= 5


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy will clearly say anything to get elected to something. Pro-choice is popular in Massachusetts, pro-life is popular among the GOP primary voters, go figure.

10:27 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

News flash guys. This isn't news.

Romney was pro-RvW in 2002. He changed his view during office when he faced about half a dozen pro-abortion bills on his desk. He ruled 100% pro-life on all the legislation, including a veto on embryonic stem cell research funding (which your guy McCain supports).

Keep burning up your ammo. Yawn.

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Murphy, so he told the MA voters one thing during the election, and then went back on it in anticipation of another election. You've made me feel so much better.

3:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has become more and more obvious that this blog is ran by McCain people.

Shame Shame on McCain.

Also funny that the only time these videos come out on youtube is when Romney has good press, or McCain has bad press.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

554- We ran the Romney ad earlier today. Ran the anti-McCain you-tube as well. All these links come straight from the Hotline.

5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when has Romney had good press in the last week? The guy has gotten his ass handed to him on recently becoming an NRA member and the Tsongas vote, and the abortion stuff ain't going away.

the youtube video on McCain hurts but he just had a very good first trip to Iowa.

5:54 -- your rationale is twisted.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Washington Post, Politico, The Hotline, Red State, Race42008 all have features about Romney's abortion position including this video last night/this morning. THEY ALL MUST BE BIASED!!!

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romney's tv spots are a desperation move. He's been running for months, paying ridiculous salaries to get people to join his team, paying people to show up for his meetings, and buying gifts for news media all in an effort to gain traction. But he's stuck in single digits and has a guy who just entered the race and who has spent no money catching him from behind. It's over for the Mitt-flopper. I kind of feel sorry for the poor dope for believing the bill of goods his "crack staff" sold him. They're just using him as a lifeboat until they can slip over to a credible candidate.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:14 is jealous because Mitt has the resources to actually go up on TV.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another article showcasing his unbridled hypocrisy on this issue:


9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, try this again


9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in 2002, he says that he will not work to change the states' laws. is not that what conservatives think-that each state should be able to choose for themselves what the laws should be and not the federal government?

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then say.. "I'm pro-life but wont work to change the laws" The rightwingers want someone to take an ACTIVE position, that's their only beef with Rudy. Nobody else can touch Rudy on his results as mayor of NYC. Abortions decreased!

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure which part is my favorite. When Mitt calls his mom "bold and courageous" for supporting abortion. (Yeah killing babies is one of the most courageous things you can do).

Or when he is like Peter in the garden on the pro-life endorsement. You will deny me three times...

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romney and his father were both the old republican types (pre-Reagan) that run the center line of things this type candidate will take us back tho the nixon ford years where we have no chance of regaining majority.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damnit! I promised to do nothing to stop the slaughter of innocent babies and I kept my promise. That should count for SOMETHING!

10:56 AM  
Blogger murphy said...

anons 10:56 and 3:26

History lesson on Romney's record. He promised (as you can see in that video) to not allow any changes to MA law. The results:

1. He vetoed an emergency contraception bill and offered a compelling case for life in the process. http://www.americansformitt.com/mittissues_abortion.html

2. He fought efforts to advance embryonic stem cell research in Massachusetts.

3. He vetoed efforts to expand access to RU-486, the abortion pill.

4. He actively promoted abstinence education programs in MA schools. The abstinence movement and the pro-life movement work hand-in-hand to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and to promote true sexual health to America’s youth.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murphy's the guy who said Romney was "a pro-life Mormon faking it as a pro-choice friendly" governor.

We're expected to support the guy BECAUSE he says one thing and does another.

4:25 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

Anon 4:25,

Brilliant tactic. Ignore Romney's record of accomplishment (typical I suppose) and attempt to use other people's quotes against Romney. Talk about reaching.

Oh, and it's sad to burst your anonymous bubble just as you thought you accomplished something, but it's got to be done. I'm not Michael Murphy. But never fear, I'll give you a few hints to get you going again in your cunning sleuth work.

1. Brittany Murphy, US actress
2. Troy Murphy, power forward for the Golden State Warriors
3. Tim Murphy, Congressman from Pennsylvania 18th
4. Jack Roland Murphy (Murphy the Surf), surfer, jewel thief, murderer, and reformed Evangelical preacher currently working to rehabilitate other felons
5. The restless ghost of Arthur Murphy (d. 1805), Irish actor and playwright

Don't think to hard, anon.

5:18 PM  

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