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Old 05-09-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Romney flip-flops. That's common knowledge.

I would still take that over a complete liar.
I am not taking either. I can't think of a single issue Romney hasn't flip flopped yet.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Well, here's a Tea Party leader saying that anti-gay bullying is "healthy peer pressure."

Here's some video of a Massachusetts Tea Party Patriots Rally where anti-gay Christianist evangelist Scott Lively and MassResistance's Brian Camenker (both leaders of hate groups designated by the SPLC) take the podium to trash gays:


Not the Most Cordial Tea Party I Have Ever Attended - YouTube

And let's not forget the Tennessee Tea Party's response to Barney Franks announcement that he was retiring from congress:



You want more?
Yes. I'm still waiting for you to post a legit link that proves the Tea Party movement is an anti-gay movement. Crazy individuals and moles who infiltrate groups in order to discredit them don't count. Thanks!! Keep plugging away.

For the records, Libbies, the Tea Party movement doesn't have a Leader, so every time you say "the leader of the Tea Party" you're already in the wrong.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Exclamation hmm....

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How have I lowered my bar for candidates? If anything, Romney gone up a few notches in my book because unlike Obama and so many other politicians who pander for votes, he doesn't change (or hide) his beliefs on a whim.

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To the Members of the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts:

I am writing to thank the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts for the advice and support you have given me during my campaign for the US Senate and to seek the Club's formal endorsement of my election. The Log Cabin Club has played a vital role in reinvigorating the Republican Party in Massachusetts and your endorsement is important to me because it will provide further confirmation that my campaign and approach to government is consistent with the values and vision of government we share.

.....

As we begin the final phase of this campaign, I need your support more than ever. By working together, we will achieve the goals we share for Massachusetts and our nation.

Sincerely

W. Mitt Romney

Interesting.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Yes. I'm still waiting for you to post a legit link that proves the Tea Party movement is an anti-gay movement. Crazy individuals and moles who infiltrate groups in order to discredit them don't count. Thanks!! Keep plugging away.

For the records, Libbies, the Tea Party movement doesn't have a Leader, so every time you say "the leader of the Tea Party" you're already in the wrong.
Yeah, right, if you don't know that the tea party is anti gay, I have to ask you...Where have you been living?

tea party anti gay - Google Search
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Romney has no choice. He is both a Mormon and a Republican.
But Obama is a Christian?
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Interesting.
So being polite signifies support of gay marriage? Interesting.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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During Romney's tenure in office, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) of Massachusetts issued a ruling claiming that denial of marriage to same sex couples was not legal.

Governor Romney supported the establishment of civil unions to satisfy the court decision that a legal alternative be available. The court rejected this compromise and gay marriage was made legal despite Governor Romneys objections and calls for a statewide vote.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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Romney had no choice here. He had to go with this. If he endorsed gay marriage...he would not have been nominated on the Republican ticket.

Personally, I think this is a moot, "non-issue"....I don't care who marries who...I DO CARE about Illegal Immigration, a huge social, political and economic issue that is more and more like a big pink elephant in the room..that NO ONE wants to talk about...

They just picked a non issue now....to again, avoid discussing the real political hot potato. Niether Mitt or Obama wants to talk about Mexico.....
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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Romney had no choice here. He had to go with this. If he endorsed gay marriage...he would not have been nominated on the Republican ticket.
I dunno, it'd be entertaining to watch how far he could stretch the base on their supposed core "beliefs" because of the -R after his name. There's no way he can lose the nomination at this point and he's got nothing to lose as far as alienating people who'd never vote team blue.

He should totally try to outdo Obama- come out for full amnesty for illegal immigrants, gay marriage, repeal of DOMA, nationalize the auto and energy industries and all infrastructure, etc. He'll still get 45-48% of the popular vote no matter what.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Good for him I was worried he might cave.
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